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100 Easy Christmas Decoration Ideas & Photos

Last Updated: Jun 26, 2017

Only when the decorations start coming out does it truly start to feel like Christmas and we start getting into the holiday spirit. If you’re as eager to start decorating as we are, then you know that the next steps are determining what decorating supplies you need and sorting through your Christmas ideas.

Allow us to help you get started with planning by providing a wide variety of Christmas decorating ideas. Whether you’re seeking outdoor Christmas decorating ideas for your house, simple ideas for any room or DIY decorations, we’re certain you’ll find an idea on this list that sparks inspiration. Grab your garland and twinkle lights and get ready for Christmas decorating ideas galore. Don’t forget to snap a photo in front of your favorite festive display and share it in a thoughtful Christmas card.

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This modern home features handmade Christmas paper tree cutout decorations that match its black and white decor.

Photo Credit: 45Wall Design

Add a festive look to your china cabinet by tucking in sprigs of greenery, cranberry garlands and Christmas ornaments.

Photo Credit: Abby Lawson

Combining solid red and green dishes is an easy way to decorate for Christmas-plus the separate pieces can be used year-round.

Photo Credit: Around My Family Table

Pick up matching gold frames and display red letters that spell Noel, or your favorite Christmas word or phrase, for an easy DIY wall decoration.

Photo Credit: At the Picket Fence

You don’t have to limit your home to just one Christmas tree. Place a small decorated tree in your entryway for a festive touch.

Photo Credit: At the Picket Fence

Think outside the box and consider creating a Christmas tablescape with an unconventional color scheme.

Photo Credit: Bird’s Party

Classic Christmas treats make for a whimsical theme that you can base your decor on, like this candy cane-inspired red and white dessert table.

Photo Credit: Bird’s Party

Create a winter wonderland tablescape with handmade paper snowflakes, white decorations, and all-white place settings.

Photo Credit: Bird’s Party

Complement your rustic dining room with subtle holiday hints like silver vases, hanging silver ornaments, and plain white stockings.

Photo Credit: Buckets of Burlap

Choose a simple color scheme and combine ornaments hanging from tree branches with vases and bowls.

Photo Credit: Centsational Girl

This simple entryway display uses spare gold and silver ornaments placed in vases and trays.

Photo Credit: Centsational Girl

Incorporate your own DIY projects in your Christmas decor. Roll up spare wrapping paper to make an eye catching wreath decoration.

Photo Credit: Centsational Girl

Tuck greenery and pinecones throughout your dining room and tie them together with a cohesive color, such as the white deer and poinsettias you see here.

Photo Credit: Clean and Scentsible

Looking for that final cherry on top of your table settings? Add some flair with sparkly red pieces of fruit.

Photo Credit: Confessions of a Plate Addict

Create a rustic look with burlap stockings, vintage lanterns, and a matching burlap bow on your wreath.

Photo Credit: Confessions of a Plate Addict

Add festivity to neutral dishes by placing a Christmas ornament on each plate or in the wine glasses.

Photo Credit: Confessions of a Plate Addict

Not sure where to start? Add a touch of greenery, holly berries, pinecones and slices of birch to your fireplace decor.

Photo Credit: Craftberry Bush

An unconventional item like this rolled up blanket makes a great Christmas decoration because it symbolizes the coziness of winter.

Photo Credit: Craftberry Bush

One easy Christmas decoration idea is to place small wrapped gifts on the stairs.

Photo Credit: Craftberry Bush

A bowl of ornaments and some greenery can be placed anywhere for easy Christmas decorating.

Photo Credit: Dear Lillie

Because of their shape, these spools of string easily serve as abstract Christmas tree decorations.

Photo Credit: Dear Lillie

If red and green isn’t your style, step outside the box and decorate with bright blues.

Photo Credit: Decor To Adore

Adorn the mantle above the fireplace by combining pinecones, sprigs of green, and other natural decorative pieces with twinkle lights.

Photo Credit: DIY Showoff

To recreate this DIY centerpiece, drill a few holes in a small log for candles and surround it with greenery, pinecones, and ornaments.

Photo Credit: Far Above Rubies

A tree-shaped hole punch and some scrapbook paper is all you’ll need to recreate this simple art piece.

Photo Credit: Hello Glow

Hang ornaments and greenery from your chandelier to add a little Christmas cheer.

Photo Credit: House of Noise

An easy way to fill empty space is with oversized decorations like these pinecones, stockings, and knit blanket.

Photo Credit: Hymns & Verses

Use silver spray paint and glitter to turn ordinary branches into Christmas decorations, which are great for filling vertical spaces.

Photo Credit: In My Own Style

One simple decorating tip is to hang small matching wreaths over every art frame.

Photo Credit: It All Started With Paint

Stumped for table decor ideas? Line your table with black butcher paper and use chalk to express your artistic side.

Photo Credit: Jeanne Oliver

A small sprig of fir adds a simple touch of holiday festivity to your table setting.

Photo Credit: Jessica Gold Photography

Combine various ornaments and objects of a single color palette to create a cohesive centerpiece.

Photo Credit: Katelyn James Photography

Make an ordinary table setting Christmas-ready with holiday berries and red, white, and green cloth napkins.

Photo Credit: Kevin and Amanda

Channel the winter season with vintage skis and ice skates displayed with your Christmas wreaths.

Photo Credit: Kevin and Amanda

A quick and easy Christmas decorating idea is to fill blank spaces in your home with wreaths.

Photo Credit: Life on Virginia Street

Baking your own gingerbread cookies will not only fill your house with a festive scent, but will create the cutest DIY gingerbread man garlands.

Photo Credit: Lovely Little Kitchen

You don’t have to limit your Christmas colors to just red and green. This table beautifully adds pops of blue to its gold and white place settings.

Photo Credit: Maison Decor

Start with a theme, like Santa statues, and build up your collection over the years for an adorably fun display.

Photo Credit: Mimosa Lane

The natural greens on this table add a gentle pop of color to this classy, silver tablescape.

Photo Credit: My Thirty Spot

Pick up oversized letters from a hobby or craft store and combine them with ribbons and twinkle lights to spell festive words.

Photo Credit: Quarters One

Red and green plaid makes for the perfect Christmas decor. Make a trip to the fabric store and cut pieces for napkins and a matching table runner.

Photo Credit: Savvy Southern Style

Count down to Christmas with an adorable homemade advent calendar like this one made up of tiny numbered stockings.

Photo Credit: Snazzy Little Things

Paper chains and strands of greenery can be strung high and low throughout the house.

Photo Credit: The Inspired Room

Get hands-on and make a DIY Christmas tree out of a recycled pallet for a one-of-a-kind decorative piece.

Photo Credit: The Pinning Mama

With a few tea lights, slices of birch, and glitter trees, you can easily recreate this centerpiece.

Photo Credit: The Sweet Escape

Artfully write your favorite passage, Christmas lyrics, or story on paper to use as a table runner.

Photo Credit: View From The Fridge

Complement your modern black and white Christmas decorations with hints of fresh greens throughout the room.

Photo Credit: View From The Fridge

Decorate your front porch with a classic wreath and miniature trees adorned with ornaments.

Photo Credit: Atta Girl Says

Use Christmas decor that represents classic winter hobbies like ice skates, skis, and a vintage sled.

Photo Credit: Atta Girl Says

The sled and ice skates are a charming way to add interest to the classic Christmas decor on this front porch.

Photo Credit: Between Naps on the Porch

If your front door is green, take advantage of the color with a fun decorating idea like this Grinch-inspired door.

Photo Credit: East Coast Creative

Offer a warm Christmas welcome with bright colors like these hot pink ornaments to adorn your front door decor.

Photo Credit: Haley Nord Photography

A wreath and a few festive throw pillows are a great way to show your Christmas spirit.

Photo Credit: Lehman Lane

For quick and inexpensive Christmas decorations, take empty boxes and wrap them with holiday paper.

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Add a some fun to your outdoor decor with pieces that channel the child within.

Photo Credit: The Happy Scraps

Get a little flashy with your Christmas decor by adding disco ball ornaments to maximize the sparkle.

Photo Credit: Victoria Elizabeth Barnes

Create cool vintage Christmas decorations using painted and distressed Apothecary bottles. To make them festive, place a pine branch in each bottle.

Photo Credit: Cathe Holden

Create a rustic mantelpiece display by using a wreath with burlap flowers and a small Christmas tree in a burlap sack.

Photo Credit: Chic on a Shoestring Decorating

Place a small Christmas tree into a vintage pitcher to create a rustic decoration for your living room.

Photo Credit: Dreamy Whites

By gluing together and spray-painting pinecones, you can create a festive wreath that will look perfect in front of your house.

Photo Credit: Felicia Kramer

If you love the vintage look, try displaying antique books and classic Santa figurines on your mantelpiece.

Photo Credit: Forever Cottage

For a unique DIY Christmas wreath, spray-paint a hula hoop gold and use twine to create patterns inside the hula hoop.

Photo Credit: Homemade Ginger

If you’re looking for an adorable front porch decoration, check out this Rudolph the red-nosed reindeer made out of logs and branches.

Photo Credit: Housepitality Designs

Create a merry and bright scene on your mantelpiece using colorful Christmas trees and little gold reindeer figurines.

Photo Credit: Inspired by Charm

If you’re dreaming of a white Christmas, try using all-white decorations on your mantel, including white garland.

Photo Credit: Landeesee Landeedo

For a whimsical and festive decoration, try placing a red and black scarf on a white ceramic deer’s head.

Photo Credit: Little House of Four

Create a true winter wonderland on your mantel by using small skis and red thermoses as decorations.

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This adorable Elf Parking Only sign is a great addition to a front porch. The white ornament wreath adds even more festive fun.

Photo Credit: Over the Big Moon

These adorable red and green lollipops are a wonderfully sweet addition to your outdoors Christmas display.

Photo Credit: Smart Schoolhouse

Miniature Christmas trees are an adorable addition to a Christmas table’s centerpiece.To make the centerpiece even more festive, wrap the trees in mistletoe.

Photo Credit: The North End Loft

If you want to create a rustic display for your front porch, try filling vintage milk cans and grape boxes with mistletoe, pinecones and pine leaves.

Photo Credit: The Painted Hinge

Try using painted triangle-shaped wood blocks to make a colorful and abstract holiday forest.

Photo Credit: Life with Fingerprints

Wreaths don’t just have to be on doors - they can also be hung from the ceiling! This lovely hanging wreath is made from grapevines.

Photo Credit: Urban Cottage Living

With a wooden board and some white paint, you can easily create a rustic ‘Let it Snow’ sign to use in your Christmas house decorations.

Photo Credit: Blooming Homestead

If you’re planning on hanging up a ‘Joy’ sign, add a festive touch by using a wreath in place of the ‘O.’

Photo Credit: Mountain Modern Life

Create a merry little dresser display using presents wrapped in simple brown paper and a Christmas tree in a tin pail.

Photo Credit: Love of Family and Home