When it’s time to decorate for Christmas, one room usually gets most of our attention — the one where the tree is placed. We also tend to focus on where all the other decorations go, from the holiday village to the Christmas throw pillows to the spice-scented candles. However, we think it’s time to up the holiday spirit and add Christmas decorations all over the house. Not only is spicing up each room with a small decorative element easy to do, but it’ll impress guests and give your home — and your family — an even more festive feel.
These pieces don’t have to be ornate or particularly expensive; adding a well-placed wreath, blanket, or centerpiece in often undecorated spots, such as the bathroom or porch, will do the trick without breaking the bank.
Here are nine of our favorite Christmas decorations for every room of your house. Go on, fully embrace the Christmas spirit.
A wreath and front door go together like hot chocolate and marshmallows, and this rustic evergreen wreath adds a few extra touches that make it both gorgeous and unexpected. First, it’s adorned with cinnamon stick bundles, which means your home will smell like sugar and spice before guests even step inside. And the faux red berries and farmhouse-style striped ribbon add a chic look to a classic decoration.
Patio or Porch or Terrace or Balcony
If you have a screened-in patio or covered porch, or any kind of outdoor space (even a fire escape for you apartment dwellers), you can decorate it with its own little Christmas tree. It’s the perfect way to let your neighborhood know you’re in the holiday spirit, and to gather around and enjoy some hot apple cider outside. This holiday spruce has warm winter lights and comes pre-planted in a holiday planter; plus, you can even replant it once January hits.
Adding Christmas decorations to your bedroom is usually an afterthought (or missed altogether, as it’s typically for hiding presents and you don’t want to draw attention to it), but why not add a festive touch to the room where you sleep? This fun and cheery throw blanket has a classic holiday plaid print and warm sherpa underside. It’s perfect to curl up under as you snuggle in bed while winding down with Christmas movies or, more likely, some online shopping.
I stayed at a friend’s house last holiday season, and they set the guest room up like a little bed and breakfast. Not only did they leave treats, such as local chocolate bars, and handmade soap on my pillow, but they also supplied me with a seasonal mug for my morning coffee. Little touches like that make friends and family feel extra special during the season.
This set, with two ceramic mugs, a festive teapot, and a wooden chest filled with four different holiday teas, acts as both decor and a special way to welcome guests to your home. Remember to ask them to leave you a great review…
This gift basket has two fun pieces of Christmas decorations for a kids room — a soft, gnome-covered throw blanket and plush polar bear — and your child will love the added coziness they bring to their room as the holidays roll along. Of course, they’ll also love the extras that come with it, including a tin of hot cocoa and chocolate-covered popcorn.
Nothing creates a warm and cozy holiday ambience like a garland draped over a fireplace mantel, and this Christmas decoration features natural pine cones, faux red berries, and noble fir. If you want to make it even more festive, add a strand of Christmas lights or some LED candles around it. But no matter how you decorate this garland, it will surely feel like the centerpiece of the room (and may even outshine the tree).
Raspberry-filled galettes are always a welcomed gift, but it’s the jar these cookies come in that will end up grabbing everyone’s attention. This adorable ceramic jar is perfect for the center of a kitchen island or kitchen table. Made to look like a stack of wrapped Christmas presents, it can be used as a place to store holiday treats — such as your famous secret recipe sugar cookies — for years to come.
A dining room table isn’t complete without a centerpiece that ties it all together — especially for a holiday meal. Candlesticks are beautiful, but the ones you’ve been using the past few years have probably burned down to unlightable stubs. Don’t let that get you down. Add a holiday touch with this trio of LED Christmas trees. Each lantern comes in a different shade — evergreen, ivory, and mint — and the star cutouts combined with the lights exude a warm glow. They’re a beautiful way to add more holiday spirit to your next get-together.
My mother always puts a seasonal plant on her guest bathroom windowsill, and it’s such an easy way to add a special touch to a space that isn’t so easy to decorate. This small, bright red poinsettia plant is perfect for that or to add on the side of the sink next to some holiday-scented soap. Plus, it comes wrapped in a felt container that looks similar to the wood on a birch tree.