8 Christmas Decorating Ideas to Turn Your Home Into a Winter Wonderland

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Dust off your holiday boxes because we’re going to make your home the merriest on the block with our Christmas decorating ideas!

It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Well, not quite yet, but we’re already super excited to bring our fuzzy socks and to decorate the tree. We know that October just began, and it doesn’t feel like Christmas yet until you start decorating. Similar to Halloween, there are so many little Christmas details that you need to do to turn your home into a winter wonderland. So it’s best to start your preparation and to bring your holiday boxes up from the basement. No, not even the pandemic can stop us from decking the inside of our home with festive Christmas decorating ideas. Trust us, we will make this the merriest season of all.

So whether you are in desperate need of replacing your old Christmas ornaments, you just moved into a new place, or you’re totally a newbie to holiday decorating, here are our Christmas decorating ideas that will definitely brighten up the season!

Christmas Centerpiece

Set the joyous scene for the holiday meal by incorporating festive miniature white painted gingerbread houses designed by Emily Henderson. Yes, decorating your dining table with festive napkins, place cards, and special dinnerware will do, but a Christmas centerpiece like this will be the real show-stopper. Trust us, it will make your Christmas honey-baked ham taste even better. Complete the look by adding gray candles and a simple linen runner.

You can decorate your dining table with textures, such as knitted cozies wrapped around the vases and wine bottles, to make it look warm. Add fresh white flowers and string lights for that perfect white Christmas theme.

Classy Christmas Palette

Neutral Christmas decorations are the trend this 2020. To be specific, farmhouse neutrals. However, if you want to go for the traditional red-and-green color scheme for Christmas, you are free to do so. The key is to match your Christmas decor with your existing color scheme. Since the farmhouse interior style has been so popular last year and this 2020, designers are starting to create Christmas themes around farmhouse color palette like black, natural wood tones, navy, white, and other neutrals. Yes, it looks festive, just like traditional Christmas colors.

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Desert Chic Holiday

Adding to our list of Christmas decorating ideas is to design a desert-chic-inspired Christmas because why not? There’s no rule that says you need to change your whole interior for the holiday season. You could style Christmas decor beautifully with your current interior, even if it’s desert-chic. Yes, the look might not be for everyone, but it’s certainly visually appealing to us. The desert-chic interior and holiday pieces work perfectly together that it made the space look seriously cozy and warm.

Flocked Christmas Trees

Flocked trees are back! I personally love flocked trees because it helps highlight my Christmas ornaments. According to Decorist designer Stacy Graves in an interview with MyDomaine, “I love how flocked Christmas trees provide the perfect neutral background to let your ornaments stand out. I’m a fan of using sentimental ornaments over rotating through trendy color schemes—Growing up, my mom had me pick out an ornament that was special to me each year, and I still have these ornaments on my tree today. I love unpacking them every year and remembering the memories attached to each,” she says.

Knit Stockings

One of the Christmas decorating ideas that will never go out of style, no matter how old you are or your interior style is; Christmas stockings. It’s impossible not to have it in your Christmas decorations! However, if your stockings have been worn out, you can make your own stockings with your family or even friends. You can get the tutorial at Alice and Lois.

Scandi-Inspired Christmas

Scandinavian countries are the best in Christmas decorating. Instead of going all out, the Scandi-inspired Christmas decor leans on the minimalist side like plenty of reflective surfaces, simple, sculptural figurines, and understated greenery on the walls. Plus, the color palette is more neutral.

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Tie It With a Ribbon

Next on our list of Christmas decorating ideas is to sprinkle seasonal touches throughout your home. Yes, that includes your dining area and kitchen island, such as adding a statement to the backs of chairs like ribbon or wreaths that can make the space feel festive and warm. Lauren Clement of Lauren Nicole Designs, in an interview with MyDomaine, suggests, “And if you want to get really creative, you can add a name tag to your arrangement so everyone will know where to sit!” Clever idea, huh?

Winter Wonderland Front Porch

Take your front porch from blah to Instagram-worthy by adding greenery and transforming the seating area into a charming winter, complete with cozy blankets and pillows. Don’t forget to add realistic LED candles. It will be the perfect spot to warm up with a cup of dreamy and steamy hot chocolate.

We hope you had a very merry time browsing our Christmas decorating ideas. Learn more interior design tips and ideas on Omysa’s Design blog. Happy decorating!

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