Revamp your holiday decor with these unique ideas! Discover fresh ways to decorate for the season.
Decorating for the holidays is a labor of love. It’s exciting, but you might tire of hanging the same decor every year. Do things differently this season with these holiday decor ideas you’ve never tried before. The fresh change could be what you need to enjoy every moment of the Christmas season.
1. Miniature Skeletons in Santa Hats
People with a gothic style don’t have to feel sad when they put their Halloween decorations away. Leave a few miniature skeletons around your kitchen centerpiece or fireplace mantel. They can wear tiny Santa hats and join the celebrations, especially if your home has a witchcore aesthetic already.
2. Art Deco Ornaments
The Art Deco movement may have peaked in 1934, but the style is still popular today. Lean into the iconic geometric shapes, metals and mirrors with your holiday decorations. Brass and silver ornaments could adorn your Christmas tree. Add retro statuettes and melting candles to lend more life and warmth to every room.
3. A Balloon Nutcracker
If you look forward to watching a live performance of “The Nutcracker” every year, bring the central character home with you. Create a human-sized nutcracker out of balloons to add holiday cheer to your home in an unexpected way. This project will be the perfect wow-factor for your holiday party or to surprise your kids on Christmas morning.
If you’ve never created a balloon sculpture before, it may not be as hard as you expect. All you need to do is arrange foam boards in the shape of a nutcracker, then fill the compartments with balloons. Play with various colors to make the uniform, hair, face and belt.
4. Winter Gourd Snowmen
You might think gourds are a Halloween food, but they can also become a winter decoration. Grab a few that are progressively smaller than each other and paint them white. Glue will hold them on top of each other to form a snowman shape.
Have fun painting the various snowman details with your family and friends. The new decoration will look at home in your kitchen, on the front porch or wherever else you have empty space.
5. Christmas Animal Figurines
Families with young kids could feature more animals than snowflakes in their houses this year. Get figurines of their favorite animals and place them around the house. Coloring-book cutouts could become ornaments, while handmade clay figurines line your mantle. Adorn these animal crafts with Santa hats, scarves or other winter apparel so they fit right in with the season while celebrating what your kids love most.
6. Tinsel Wall Trees
Your Christmas tree will be the focal point of your home. It also doesn’t have to be the only tree in your house this year! Get a few new strands of tinsel and some thumbtacks. Use the tacks to pin each strand to the wall, weaving it back and forth to create a Christmas tree shape.
These trees are great ways to use extra ornaments and fill empty wall space in your home. Make one in each family member’s room using sturdy, removable hooks if they want to hang heavier ornaments celebrating their personalities.
You could also make these trees a nod to your family history. Italian families celebrate Christmas by referencing the patron saint of light either in costume or decor. You could do the same by lining your tinsel trees with miniature fairy lights so your home is free of shadows during Christmas. Miniature ornaments are another way to reference your family heritage or traditions without changing how you decorate the primary tree in your living room.
7. Holiday Card Garlands
It’s always fun to get Christmas cards from loved ones. They mark the passage of time through cute pictures and clever messages, but they might also clutter your fridge if you get more than a few.
Hang garlands around hallway entryways and use a wire ornament hook to hang cards on the strands. You’ll think of your loved ones whenever you walk through your home — and free up some space on your fridge.
8. Faux Fur Bedding
People sometimes switch their dishes and hand towels for holiday alternatives they have in storage. Although that’s a fun way to make your home more festive, think about temporarily changing your comforter this year, too.
The season will feel much cozier with a faux fur comforter. Find one in a deep Christmas red and use accent pillows with holiday motifs to add personality to your room. If you get one in a cream color, you could even use the comforter through January and February to make your home extra cozy between winter snowstorms.
Try New Holiday Decor Ideas
It might seem like holiday decor ideas all look the same, but not if you get more creative this year. Consider a few ideas you’ve never tried before, like placing Santa hats on figurines or using balloons to create art pieces. You’ll have more fun with your loved ones this season and remind them that anything’s possible.
Cora’s passion is to inspire others to live a happy, healthful, and mindful life through her words on Revivalist – wholeheartedly convincing them that everyday moments are worth celebrating. Cora has spent 5+ years writing for numerous lifestyle sites – hence her sincere love for both life and the beauty of style in all things. Keep up with Cora on Twitter, Pinterest and Facebook.
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