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Holiday Decorating for Every Room

by | Nov 10, 2008 | Christmas, Christmas Decorating, Seasonal Decorating & Entertaining

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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!

Holiday Decorating for Every Room

Holiday Decorating for Every Room

Holiday Decorating for Every Room

Holiday Decorating for Every Room

Holiday Decorating for Every Room

Holiday Decorating for Every Room

All photos: Country Living online


  1. Julie in Indiana

    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. Jinx

    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!

    Jinxs inspiring blog post..Yes, Virginia, There Is A Thanksgiving Tree

  3. Vee

    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!

    Vees inspiring blog post..I’ve Got a Sink Full

  4. Mary

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

  5. Coco

    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…

  6. vickydarnell

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

  7. Jan

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

    Jans inspiring blog post..Will you tuck me in?

  8. Renee

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

  9. PamperingBeki

    Oh I LOVE those lime green ornaments in the kitchen!

    These pictures are so inspiring.

    PamperingBekis inspiring blog post..It must be true…

  10. teaorwine

    Lovely photos to set the tempo for the upcoming holidays!

    teaorwines inspiring blog post..Cirque du Soleil

  11. My First Kitchen

    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!

    My First Kitchens inspiring blog post..How to Roast Potatoes (with lots of people in your house)

  12. Deanna

    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!

    Deannas inspiring blog post..Amazing Grace

  13. LuLu

    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

  14. teresa

    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

    teresas inspiring blog post..Holiday Entrance

  15. jen

    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!

    jens inspiring blog post..Sewing gifts for daughter #1.

  16. Katie

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

    Katies inspiring blog post..‘Shear’ Happiness

  17. Violet Skiles

    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!

  18. Laurie

    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! :)

  19. Aimee

    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!

  20. Maven

    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.

    Mavens inspiring blog post..Freezer Cooking Make Ahead Chicken and Asparagus Casserole

  21. Amy from Texas

    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:-)

    Amy from Texass inspiring blog post..Small Town Tour

  22. Lorrie

    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!


  23. katy

    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.

    katys inspiring blog post..For the Love of Shopping…ALERT ALERT!!

  24. Amanda

    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.

  25. Rhoda

    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.

    Rhodas inspiring blog post..Consignment & Thrift Shopping

  26. Penny

    Great inspiration Melissa!

  27. Aunt Bea

    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

  28. Miss Janice

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

  29. Tara


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

    Taras inspiring blog post..It Was 20 Years Ago Today…

  30. Melissa Lewis - Off The Wall

    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.

  31. lylah ledner

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

    love the pics and the blog! lylah

  32. laurie

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

  33. Jen

    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. :)

    [email protected] Beauty and Bedlams inspiring blog post..Looking out my back yard

  34. Sue

    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….

    Sues inspiring blog post..NAME THAT MILKGLASS……………

  35. sarah

    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 @ a beach cottages inspiring blog post..A Christmas Loveheart

  36. Becky K.

    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.

    Becky K.s inspiring blog post..A Lucy and Ethel Moment

  37. Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIs

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

    Kim~HomeIsWhereTheHeartIss inspiring blog post..~*O Happy Day*~

  38. Karen B

    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!

  39. katiedid

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

    katiedids inspiring blog post..Cosmo Cafe

  40. Fifi Flowers

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

    Fifi Flowerss inspiring blog post..Penny for YOUR thoughts…

  41. donna

    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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