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Each year, Christmas approaches in a flash, and we can’t believe it’s here! So, after a long year of chaos, it’s time to bring the family together and celebrate the joy of the season. The first step to getting in the holiday spirit is to start Christmas home decorations!  Wreaths, garlands, and sparkling lights will make your home feel welcoming and warm for the holidays. 

Christmas Trees

Westwood Fir Christmas Tree
Westwood Fir Christmas Tree – Homedepot.com

Having a Christmas tree as part of your holiday décor is a given. But should you get a real tree or an artificial one? Real trees tend to be part of family traditions. They also smell great and support the local economy. Artificial trees may run you slightly higher in cost, but keep in mind that they can be used for years to come. Not to mention they are available pre-lit which can save time and hassle. 

Holiday Wreaths

Holiday Wreath Rustic Christmas Farmhouse Christmas Wreath image 1
Holiday Wreath Rustic Christmas – Etsy.com

The wreath is a timely classic in holiday décor. It’s said that dating back to the 16th century, the limbs of a family’s Christmas tree were cut off to fit into doorways or to just give it a better appearance. Instead of tossing the cuttings, they were woven into circles and hung as holiday decorations. Hanging a wreath with seasonal elements like this wreath from Etsy will give your guests a warm welcome.  


Fairy 65.6 ft. 132 LED Dreamcolor Smart String Multi-Color Lights Christmas Lights with IR Remote
Fairy 65.6 ft. 132 LED Dreamcolor Smart String Multi-Color Lights Christmas Lights with IR Remote – Homedepot.com

Lights are one of the most popular Christmas home decorations. You don’t have to pull out the ladder to have great lights at your home. Net lights are a simple and quick way to add lighting to your home’s landscaping. Bulbs are attached to a wired grid and can easily be thrown over any bush or shrub. These net lights come in a variety of sizes and colors.   

Another fun trend we’re loving is Bluetooth lights that you can sync with the music!

Hang your lights on your patio, over curtains, on a bar, or over any space to liven up the party. This set from Home Depot is only $33.15 for 65.6 ft. Most can change colors and have a built-in sensor to match the beat of any music from a smart device. 

Fireplace Mantle Décor 

Fa La La Christmas Garland - Etsy.com
Fa La La Christmas Garland – Etsy.com

Garland is an easy way to spruce up any fireplace mantle. When you think of garlands, shiny gold or silver may come to mind, but there are so many more options! Bring attention to large statement pieces in your homes such as arched entryways, entertainment centers, or fireplace mantles with garlands. We do love a lush green, faux pine garland that’s pre-lit.  But we’re also obsessed with all of our Etsy finds, including this handmade boho chic garland. 

Outdoor Lawn Decorations

61 Effect Snowflurry Projector
61 Effect Snowflurry Projector – Homedepot.com

Let your Christmas home décor spill to the outdoors! Inflatables and pop-ups deflate and are easy to store for next year. 

Nothing says fa-la-la-fabulous like Christmas lawn decorations. Spread Christmas cheer to everyone around you with inflatables, pathway lights, nativity scenes, and more. The Home Depot is a great spot for all your lawn decoration needs!

Light projectors are also a popular way to easily display festive lights in your home. Using a light projector is an energy-efficient way to brighten your outdoor space this season. 

Christmas Tree Ornaments 

Old World Christmas 2.0" Hedgehog Ornament Clip-On
Old World Christmas 2.0″ Hedgehog Ornament Clip-On – Target.com

Decorating the Christmas tree with your family can be a wonderful tradition.  If you have older children, chances are you have some hand-made decorations from their childhood. Ornaments can become family keepsakes used for years to come. If you’re looking for new pieces to add to your collection, these vintage woodland animals from Target are our favorite holiday décor options! Or check out this video to make your own with younger children.

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

Christmas is a time to celebrate with the ones you love. Make your home cozy and inviting and spread the Christmas cheer! Getting a head start on your holiday décor will give you time to relax, cook, or finish your holiday shopping.