Decorating for the holiday season can be intimidating. Hanging lights and trimming the tree are usually top priority, and interior decorating becomes little more than an afterthought. But if you're looking to really deck your halls this holiday, we've got five seasonal styles that'll take your Christmas home décor to the next level.
For holiday décor that'll last you all winter, opt for an animal-inspired theme that's unique to the season. Deer and caribou evoke imagery of snowy weather and Santa's sleigh, but don't come off as too kitschy or Christmas-specific—this means you'll be able to rock this look for months at a time. Try a light-up Christmas reindeer to add unmistakable holiday cheer, or hang a trendy faux deer head for a look that's more evergreen.
Christmas décor isn't limited to kitschy images of Santa, stockings, or presents under the tree. With glitzy, contemporary Christmas wall art, it's easy to ramp up the holiday cheer without going overboard. To decorate for Christmas without overplaying your hand, choose pieces that rely more on words than on imagery. A traditional holiday phrase presented in chic, contemporary script provides a perfectly understated seasonal update.
The holiday season invites plenty of nostalgia and warm memories, and old-fashioned Christmas decorations make it easy to carry that sentimental feeling throughout your home. Antique ornaments, vintage tree skirts, and retro Christmas decorations are great ways to infuse your space with old-fashioned flair. For a look that'll last year-round, add in trendy mid-century modern furniture. Retro-inspired furnishings offer old-school style with a timeless twist, and are sure to amplify those warm, fuzzy feelings at Christmastime.
There's nothing that evokes holiday cheer quite like a bedecked Christmas tree. For an updated riff on this Christmastime icon, deck your halls with mini trees in nontraditional styles. Glitzy metal Christmas trees with spindly branches provide an updated solution for displaying your ornaments, and you can remove the ornaments after the holidays for a fresh look year-round. When decorating apartments, dorms, or small spaces, small-scale artificial trees offer traditional cheer without sacrificing floor space.
Santa's little helpers make a charming addition to your home décor, and provide a motif that's unmistakably Christmassy. It's best to use elf decorations sparingly, however, as too many can overwhelm the space. You don't want to feel like you're trapped in Santa's workshop! Elf-inspired doormats, cheery statuettes, or plush shelf-sitters inspired by the classic Elf on the Shelf make delightful additions to the holiday home.
Whether you're looking for an explosion of Christmas cheer or are seeking a more subtle, secular look, hayneedle.com has everything you need for the holidays. Shop trees, trinkets, art, and more to create a space that's ready for the season.