Holiday Decorating for Every Room

Do you all decorate every room in your house for the holidays? I do think there is something so enchanting and cozy about seeing a touch of holiday decor in bedrooms, bathrooms, hallways and the kitchen as well as the traditional living room and dining room. I am definitely a romantic about the holidays.

Decorating each room doesn’t mean you have to go crazy with excessive effort and expense. It is the simple and subtle ideas that make the most beautiful statements.

Even on a budget, as most of us are this year, there are ways to keep our holidays beautiful, warm and happy. A little time and thought with a dose of creativity can bring Christmas cheer to every room of your home:

  • Sprigs of greenery from the yard tucked in vases or jars
  • Homemade wreaths & ornaments hanging from beds, mirrors and windows
  • Wrapped boxes piled on nightstands and end tables
  • Christmas stockings on mantles and doors (make your own stocking instructions here)
  • Shiny ornaments in bowls and trays set in unexpected places
  • Ribbons tied around stacks of towels
  • Garland strung over bookshelves and bedframes
  • Mini trees in hallways and bedrooms

Enjoy this lovely photo inspiration from the ever beautiful magazine, Country Living. The images have got my wheels spinning and now I am really looking forward to the holidays!

All photos: Country Living online

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  1. Julie in Indiana says:

    Love these inspiring pictures you’ve shared! I try to put touches of Christmas all over our home.

    I need some help decorating around a smaller flat screen tv over the fireplace mantel this Christmas! Please someone share some pictures of what you’ve done to soften this area.

  2. I am in love with that fireplace!

    I am revamping a lot of my decorations this year. A little “out with the old, in with the new” I suppose.

    But some of my favorites will remain: the mini tree that graces the entry hall, our stockings, the basic big tree in the living room.

    New: new wreaths for the front door & entry door, a new color scheme (bringing in blues & whites that will stay through January) & more fresh blooms.

    But that will have to wait…I’m having too much fun with the Thanksgiving decorations at the moment!

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  3. I love it all! Great info! I love your blog…Congrats on the new position…I need to talk to you about BD…can you email me? Thx, Meme

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  4. Thank you for the Country Living photos…they’re always so charming. You know, I’ve become quite lazy about holiday decorating the past few years, but this year, you’re inspiring me to consider doing more. I think that I’ll begin jotting down some of these ideas in a holiday notebook. If I don’t plan for it, it won’t happen.

    Have a great week, Melissa!

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  5. Great ideas for frugal decorating. Thanks so much, and the pictures are definitely inspirational. Got me in a holiday mood!

  6. Yes, I do try to do a little decorating in every room. My kids have always loved having a tree in their rooms…I too am a Christmas romantic and it seems they have all inherited that from me! Last year our house was on a holiday home tour so I went over the top (even for me) I will scale it back a little this year.

    Cocos inspiring blog post..a room for every season…

  7. vickydarnell says:

    Just wanted to let you know how much I enjoy your blog. I look forward to each post. Thanks for sharing. rms vickydarnell

  8. I adore country living. I could comfortably live in any of those rooms.

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  9. I love this!! I am going to do a post featuring several links for Christmas, I will be adding this one. Thank you!
    Sue

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  10. Between this post and everything being covered in snow here this morning I’m in full holiday spirit.

  11. Oh I LOVE those lime green ornaments in the kitchen!

    These pictures are so inspiring.

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  12. Lovely photos to set the tempo for the upcoming holidays!

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  13. I’m definitely not creative with holiday decorations, but I can totally do ornaments in a bowl. I’m all over that one. Thanks for the great idea!

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  14. I love to put a touch of the holidays into each room!

    Thank you for the inspiration pictures! I love that first one of the kitchen and then the one with the hutch and dining table! Great!

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  15. I love that holiday window treatment in the picture- beautiful!

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  16. love the window with the garland and ornaments. I love how it is done so simply without over doing it!!

    LuLus inspiring blog post..Nature’s Beauty

  17. I am getting better and better at Christmas decorating all over my home. These suggestions were helpful. Thanks!

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  18. Love all the pictures- the fifth picture is something like I have planned for the Bungalow.{planning a blue, white and silver theme} I actually started putting out a few holiday things :} and started adding a few Christmas Ideas to my blog.
    All your Christmas ideas- are helping me to feel excited about the up coming Holiday- Thanks again for making my Day

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  19. There is no way I’m going to be able to hold out until the 1st to start decorating. I’m going crazy!!! I need Christmas now!

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  20. The third photo is totally fab – like a spring version of Christmas…I love it. thanks for sharing!

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  21. Beautiful ideas! I love that white tree (entry table?) and hanging small wreaths on the bedframe! Little decorative touches can make such a difference and add festivity to a room!

  22. oh! i love it all melissa!

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  23. I am so in the mood to decorate for the holidays this year. I think more because it HAS been a hard year and I am want to be uplifted and really savor the excitement & family gatherings. Thanks for the inspiring photos & ideas! :)

  24. Those photos make me look forward to Christmas even more! Love the simple greens and the coziness that holiday decorations bring! Baby #2 is due right after Christmas, so I’m debating whether I want to do much decorating, since I’ll have my hands full. But I don’t think I’ll be able to resist!

  25. I am CRAZY about the first picture and will have to copy that idea for my kitchen this year. This was perfect timing! I just googled ideas for Christmas decorating and didn’t find anything that interested me – then here you were on my blog roll this morning :-) Thanks for the inspiration.

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  26. I usually decorate my kid’s rooms along with the common areas. My son has a log cabin room, so it’s perfect for Christmas decor! I like the silver and white tree in the photos above. My daughter gets a pink one like this in her room. She was singing “I Love Pink” a few minutes ago, so I think she’ll go bananas when she sees her Christmas tree:-)

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  27. All the photos are so beautiful. I like putting touches of Christmas in every room – sometimes just a bit of cedar or pine in a vase or jug tied with a jaunty ribbon. Christmas is my favourite holiday!

    Lorrie

  28. Love decorating all over the home. Do I do it? Well, no. But I do love the idea of it.
    I want the first picture (of the kitchen) to be my kitchen. Like it a whole bunch.

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  29. love love love the simplicity of those pics. I pulled my Christmas stuff out of the attic today- going through it and giving away old stuff and simplifying stuff.

  30. Great inspiration pics, Melissa! I’m starting to get excited too to drag out my zillion boxes from the attic in a couple of weeks.

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  31. Great inspiration Melissa!

  32. O.K. Everyone!! I have dibs on the bedroom with the dark four-postered bed with the greenery entwined around the posts, etc….Those pictures are gorgeous…why don’t we see if the creative soul who transformed the house shown will come to our houses and do the same for us…you know…as a sort of early Christmas present for all of us!! LOL I love reading this blog with all the beautiful pictures and great ideas…now, if I didn’t have 4 dogs, a cat, and 6 children running through the house…well…come to think of it, I’d rather have the kids running through!! Has anyone ever hung a Christmas tree from the ceiling??! If so, I need to know how it’s done!! Now…where are all those lights I bought at the after Christmas sale last year…hmm…
    Hugs, Aunt Bea

  33. Thank you for sharing the photos and ideas. Awesome…
    Miss Janice

  34. Melissa

    I have been gone awhile and you really are busy here–I think simple decorations are best as you point out!

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  35. Melissa Lewis - Off The Wall
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    I so got in the Christmas decorating spirit just today! We’ve been making Christmas products for a couple of months already, but the real “spirit of the season” just now hit me! Can’t wait to break out all the decorations:) Love all these inspiring photos.

  36. Looking at these ideas makes me want to start …uh….decorating right now!

    love the pics and the blog! lylah

  37. oh, i especially love the wreathe idea on the bed frame!

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  38. What simple, but beautiful, holiday decor. Love it. laurie

  39. Oh yes, you have inspired me. Now I have to get off my sweet patootie, and get everything clean so it get be a haven instead of just plan harried. :)

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  40. Thanks for the link to the stocking templates…I’m going to make the Christmas tree button one, it’s so cute….I really enjoy your beautiful blog…Thank you so much for all the inspiration….

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  41. Oh hurry up Christmas!!! I can’t wait to decorate! Thanks for the inspiration…AGAIN! By the way..GIVEAWAY at my blog. I would love for you to stop by and spread the word!

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  42. oooh those pictures are fab, great inspiration and *just what I’m looking for this year, in fact I just made my first homemade decoration (blogged it too) and I am so pleased with how it turned out, it seems to make a difference to craft yourself

    I love the bed decor, what a good idea and all the greenery everywhere, I wonder how to keep it fresh?

    thanks for a great post, I only wish I would get Country Living USA in time for my Christmas decor…

    Sarah

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  43. My mom is so good at decorating all through her home. I generally just do the public areas. Sigh…one day I hope to slow down enough to truly enjoy it.

    Becky K.

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  44. Wow, thanks for sharing these beautiful pictures…they are just lovely…I adore the one with the fireplace…so homey and comforting.

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  45. Okay! I just got back in town and checked your blog first. You posted some of my new favorite Christmas photos!!! You beat me to the punch. Oh well. I’m in a fog and won’t be getting back into the consistent blogging for a few days. I’m going to wait on the Christmas blogging because I’m attempting to spend November blogging about Thankfulness. Great post, as usual!

  46. This is so inspiring!

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  47. You are definitely putting me in the mood for holiday planning! Such pretty ideas, and all in one place! Lucky me.

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  48. Great rooms… I adore those green ornaments over the kitchen sink!
    BTW… did Winston arrive safely?
    ENJOY!
    Fifi

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  49. I love your blog……….it is very inspiring to me!!! I also LOVE Home Goods, I go there almost every other day – yes I am a bit of a Home Goods Stalker, can’t ever get enough. I bought some great little Christmas items today (three tiny apple green topiaries with a big ribbon tied around them, an apple green and cream stocking and a fun fuzzy little wreath – of course apple green with white pearls plunked about)………….I guess this year’s color scheme is Apple Green, Cream with a bit of red splashed in!

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