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15 Charming Ideas for Christmas Decorating

1. Hang a pinecone garland or pinecone string lights around a door.

15 Charming Ideas for Christmas DecoratingSimilar Taper Candles

2. Find pretty candle holders and taper candles to jazz up your mantel.

15 Charming Ideas for Christmas Decorating

3. Make DIY placecards with small vases and sprigs of greenery for your table.

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15 Charming Ideas for Christmas Decorating

4. Add fur blankets to warm up chilly corners.

15 Charming Ideas for Christmas Decorating

5. Add vintage winter charm with an old sled or ice skates (we found ours at a flea market or second hand store).

15 Charming Ideas for Christmas Decorating

6. Tie twine and a bit of evergreen to make a stack of old books feel festive.

15 Charming Ideas for Christmas Decorating

7. Put tiny trees in metal buckets.

15 Charming Ideas for Christmas Decorating
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8. Create a winter scene on a shelf.

15 Charming Ideas for Christmas Decorating

9. Hang wreaths in doubles for twice the impact.

15 Charming Ideas for Christmas Decorating

10. Fill a mason jar with jingle bells.

15 Charming Ideas for Christmas Decorating

11. Hang a boxwood wreath with a pretty ribbon on a mirror.

15 Charming Ideas for Christmas Decorating

12. Spell out your favorite holiday word with cardboard letters.

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13. Create a cozy spot for Christmas Eve snuggling.

15 Charming Ideas for Christmas Decorating
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14. Dress up the kitchen sink with festive towels, wreaths and small trees.

15 Charming Ideas for Christmas Decorating

15. Use a wooden bowl to create a charming centerpiece filled with ornaments, greenery and a mason jar candle filled with epsom salts.

15 Charming Ideas for Christmas Decorating

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  1. Maria M.

    Beautiful ideas. I love all of the greenery — my favorite part about decorating during this season!

  2. Lynn Marie

    The candles on the mantle would be so easy to do with a cheap pair of candles and some washi tape or decorative tape. Loved all of the ideas and the simplicity of them.

  3. Karen

    Love all the simple, natural elements…so beautiful.
    P.S. Your book is on my Christmas list :)

  4. Stephanie

    I love that your ideas are not just for Christmas but can be carried through the winter season. so cozy, warm and inviting.

  5. Terri

    Very inspiring! Now I’m ready to make something cute and Christmasy!

  6. debbi s

    I like to wrap wall pictures like presents, with wrapping paper and tied with a ribbon, and hang them back on the wall. I have lots of wall art around the house, so I just choose key pieces to wrap to insert a festive look. I had a large artwork over the fireplace mantel that I wrapped with paper and ribbon, and then on top of it I hung a wreath with wide glittery ribbon. Decorating the mantel with holiday candles and greenery, it was very much a focal point of the room.

  7. lynne baranowski

    can you tell me where that cute alarm clock is from?

  8. Kari

    Love these ideas!

  9. Melissa

    Yes! I am also interested in where you purchased the alarm clock. Thanks for the wonderful inspiration!

    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      It came from a little second hand store, sorry I don’t know more :)! You are welcome, thanks for stopping by!

    • Ann C

      Target quite often has similar reproductions.

  10. Lauren

    Beautiful ideas! I think I will try the pine cone garland today!

  11. Camille

    Enjoyed reading about your holiday decorating! New to your blog, looking forward to reading more!

  12. Jayne

    Thanks for sharing so many beautiful and simple Christmas decorating ideas! I love your book and I’m crossing my fingers that you are planning another book soon – The Inspired Room Simple Ideas for Holiday Decorating!!

  13. Janet Woodman

    Hi Melissa, I have had a hard time finding mini or small boxwood wreaths like you showed on the mirror. Please let me know where I might find them. Thank You, Janet
    PS anticipation for your reveals are exciting! ???

  14. Jenn

    I really wish I could do something like the cute little wreaths and small trees above the kitchen sink. Unfortunately, my kitchen sink does not face a window… it faces a wall into the living room, and I love the pass-through window in the wall. But my cats are always knocking off anything I put on that little ledge, so they can jump through and get to the kitchen. Instead of, you know, walking in through the hall and not knocking my unique and expensive glass decor into the sink. I’ve got the itch to decorate though, and I really want to find something I can put there!

  15. Rebekka

    Oh thank you! Everything is so clean and crisp.


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