100+ best Christmas decorating ideas for your home: easy DIY decorations for house entry, living room, fireplace, staircase, kitchen, bedroom, & more!
Decorating for the holidays is a perfect opportunity for us to celebrate life and family. While researching on how to decorate our rooms for Christmas this year, I was so inspired by the amount of love and creativity people put into these Christmas decorations for their homes.
These 4 parts of my 100+ favorite Christmas decorating ideas are organized by rooms :
Part 1: 30+ Gorgeous Christmas decorating ideas for the entryway, living room, and stairs.
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Let’s start with some drool-worthy Christmas entryways! ( Some of the helpful resources are affiliate links. Full disclosure here. )
How to decorate an entryway bench for Christmas
Simple ways to decorate a beautiful Christmas entryway : start with a bench, add Xmas favorites such as pine garlands and boxwood wreaths, red and white pillows and stockings, etc. Via Ella Claire
A functional entryway shelf with hooks in a great place for Christmas decorations. The vintage enamel bucket and birch logs add so much charm in this farmhouse foyer! Via Home Remedies (Site no longer available).
Modern farmhouse Christmas entry decorating ideas
This modern farmhouse entry foyer feels bright and festive with the creative use of only a few colors: black, white, red, and green! It’s a really good idea on how to decorate small space for Christmas. Via Paint Me Pink
How to create a Christmas gallery wall
To make the entryway extra charming, add some treasure finds and personal favorites, such as this Xmas gallery wall with wreaths, advent calendar, vintage Christmas art, painted wood signs, etc. Via Little House of Four
Christmas door decorating with Dollar Store ribbon
With so many interior doors in our homes, see how easy it is to decorate a door for Christmas using Dollar Tree ribbons and paper bows! Tutorial here!
Christmas room with elegant winter colors
As much as we all love Christmas decorating with red, you can decorate a room beautifully almost without red! ( Image source unkown )
Black and white Christmas decorating ideas
It really doesn’t take a lot of things to decorate a house for Christmas in an artistic way. Here we have a beautiful mix of black and white Xmas pillow on a farmhouse wood bench, buffalo checks, Xmas printables, and vintage crates. via Pine and Birch
Black and white Christmas decorations
via Crafted Sparrow
Neutral and elegant Christmas living room decor ideas
If you love a relaxed traditional style, you can decorate an elegant Christmas entryway with a mix of neutral grey, soft white, rustic burlap and linens, and a touch of green. Via Love Grows Wild
Christmas doorway decorations with garlands
This lush green garland frames a room or hallway beautifully, while also serve as a Christmas cards display! Via Nine and Sixteen
Renter friendly Christmas decoration ideas
We love creative ways to use ladders in the home. A small ladder is also great for renter & apartment Christmas decorations. You can easily decorate any small space by adding decorations on a ladder such as wreaths, string lights, stockings, cozy blankets etc. Via Craftberry Bush
White Christmas decorating ideas
Love snowy white winter wonderland? Use flocked Xmas trees and cozy white stockings to decorate your room! Via Thrifty and Chic
Easy DIY snow flocking
If you love the snowy look, here’s how to make your own homemade snow flocking in 5 minutes with just 2 ingredients you probably already have!
Modern Christmas decorating ideas
Create a fresh modern vibe with simple, natural & stylish home-made Christmas decorations such as photo ornaments hanging from a pine branch. Via Little Dekonings
How to make paper snowflakes for winter and Christmas decor
Things like DIY paper snow flakes would also be beautiful if you love a modern and fresh style! Here’s how to make 3d paper snowflakes, and …
Farmhouse Christmas room decor ideas
We will look at more Xmas stair ideas in a little bit. See how easy it is to decorate a room for Christmas with just some stockings, pillows, and garland? Via HGTV Fixer Upper.
Christmas decorating ideas for small living room
A living room offers many great opportunities for Christmas decorations, for example: you can change the colors of pillows and throws on a sofa, add small wreaths to cabinet doors, tuck little holiday pieces on open shelves, or create a Christmas vignette on an empty wall … Via Golden Sycamore
Classy Christmas decorations
Pottery Barn style window mirrors make such a beautiful background for this elegant Christmas vignette on a console table or dresser! Via The Design Twins
Vintage Christmas decorating ideas
This lovely fireplace mantel remind me of a little cabin in the woods. The weathered wood makes such a beautiful rustic background to display all the vintage Christmas decorations! Via Country Chic Cottage
In most homes, the fireplace is the focal point in a living room. Even if you don’t have a fireplace, the following group of fabulous Christmas mantel decorating ideas can be applied to a cabinet, shelf, or table!
How to decorate a fireplace for Christmas
This beautiful Christmas fireplace is decorated with objects that are unmistakably Christmas: wreaths at center, flanked by birch logs, red berry branches, stockings and skates! Via Craftberry Bush
Here are 30+ Easy and beautiful DIY Christmas wreaths you can make!
Christmas decorating with pillows and wood signs
Use a Christmas sign as a focal point. In addition to stylish painted wood signs or metal signs, you can also use other related pieces such as printed burlap bags, pillows with holiday quotes, etc! Via The Lily Pad Cottage
Elegant Christmas fireplace decorations
Symmetry and repetitions are used beautifully in the above examples such as the pair of small Christmas trees on the mantle, the wooden clock in the center, stockings, and Christmas trees of various sizes and styles! Via Thrifty and Chic
Decorate with painted Christmas wood signs
You can decorate a room for Christmas with a mix of painted wood signs. Isn’t it easy and fun? Via The Crafted Sparrow
Christmas fireplace mantel ideas
Look at all the holiday treasures you can use to decorate a fireplace mantel, such as Christmas art, wreath, garland, wood signs, logs and pine cones! Via Nesting Blissfully
Woodland Christmas fireplace decorations
Create a serene Christmas mantel with a limited palette of greens, white, and wood. via Mommy Suite
Here’s another version of reindeer Christmas decor with paper garlands, so easy and pretty! Via Tomkat Studio
Natural Christmas decorations
You can add enchanting details such as natural boxwood letters, and fresh greenery garland to a woodland themed Christmas fireplace mantel. Via Craftberry Bush
Potted mini Christmas trees look so elegant and festive in any space. Source
You can also make some creative alternative Christmas trees that are NOT trees, which are great for decorating a small living room, kitchen, bedroom, etc.
Rustic cozy country Christmas decorating
If you love a cozy country style Christmas, try using a variety of checkered patterns on decor items such as wrapped gifts, ribbons, and stockings. Via Refresh Restyle
Add Christmas lights to your decorations
Don’t forget to use some LED string lights to add extra magic to your Xmas wreaths and garlands! Via The Everyday Home )
Christmas decorating ideas for the staircase
If you are lucking enough to have staircase with railings, you can create such beautiful decor on them!
Look at how beautiful this fresh garland with burlap ribbon looks on the stair railing! Via Nine and Sixteen
Decorate Christmas stair railings with easy DIY swags
Christmas swags are so easy ( and almost free) to make, and perfect way to decorate stair railings with lush evergreens, ribbons, and red berries. Via BHG
Christmas stairs with stockings and garlands
Use black and white stockings for elegant modern Christmas decor. Style at Home )
Decorate Christmas stairs with farmhouse tin buckets
Christmas staircase decorating with letters
These white washed large wooden letters make such a statement. Via The Gray Door Market ( site no longer available)
“Ho Ho Ho” with lights on the steps to guide Santa? Too cute to pass up! Via Just Destiny
It’s a great idea to use greenery and ribbons to attach Christmas letters to the stair railing. Via Quaters1
More of our 100+ favorite Christmas decorating ideas for every room :
- Part 2: 30+ Best Christmas decorating ideas for the kitchen, dinning room, bedroom, and bathroom.
- Part 3: 27 Easy and beautiful Thanksgiving and Christmas table decorations and centerpieces.
- Part 4: 32 Stunning DIY Christmas outdoor decorations.
Happy decorating! See you next week!