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8 Simple Holiday Decor Ideas

Posted by: Mira Roberts

As December draws closer, your holiday decorating plans may be kicking into high gear. Perhaps you've already picked up your christmas tree, woven lights along your mantle or placed your favorite santa coasters and candy dishes throughout your townhome. If you haven't yet found your holiday inspiration, there's no need to worry! Home decor is one of our passions, and bringing the spirit of the holidays into your home is simpler than you may think.

Whether it is your first year in your townhome, or you just haven't quite found the holiday spirit yet, turn to simply holiday decor ideas to help spark your creativity or make your decorating work easy enough for everyone in your family. You don't have to be an interior designer or a master crafter to bring the holidays inside your home, and decorating for the season can be as effortless as it is enjoyable (we mean it!).

Here are 8 simple holiday decor ideas that we've found to help you make easy work of holiday decorating. Pour yourself a big glass of egg nog, turn up the holiday tunes, and get ready to bring the holidays home this year.

Ornament Displays
Let's face it-you've probably got more ornaments than you can fit onto your tree, and rather than packing them back up and putting them into storage, why not put them to good use as decor around your home? Pull out extra shiny balls or charming, vintage ornaments and place them on trays or cake stands for a lovely, bright and sparkling display. This idea from Real Simple is a true winner.

Simple Greenery Drapes
When you pick up your tree from your local hardware store or christmass tree farm, ask for extra clippings to bring home. Tie the clippings together with festive or brown rope to make a long and elegant garland. Hang the garland around doorway entries or over your mantle for a beautiful, simple touch of green. Real Simple ideas are really simple!

Non-Traditional Centerpieces
Pick up large glass jars or containers at your nearby Target or Walmart, then pick up candy canes, peppermints, clementines and oranges. Mix the brightly colored, mix-matched items in the jars and place the lids on top. Place the jars in the center of your dining table and make a fun and festive, simple holiday centerpiece. Voila! Another winner from Real Simple!

Wish Wreath
We love this idea from Real Simple, and fell in love with its simplistic, heartwarming message. You can pick up a basic twig wreath from your nearby hardware store or garden store. Then, ask your friends or family to write wishes, hopes or dreams for the new year on white cards with red marker, along with their names. Slide the cards into the gaps in the wreath until you've filled the wreath with wishes. This wreath will probably do best indoors to avoid wear and tear, and will look beautiful hung on the back of your front door, or anywhere in your home that catches the eye.

Christmas Lanterns
Simply pick up festive lanterns in multiple sizes from your nearby home goods or hardwore store and place flameless candles inside. Place the lanterns in a group on your stoop, in front of your fireplace or on top of your dining room table as a centerpiece. Southern Living has a perfect example of this creation for outdoor spaces. 

Wrap Your Coffee Table
We love this idea from Southern Living, and how easy, bright and sparkling it looks once complete! Simply criss-cross your preferred ribbon across your table to make it look gift wrapped. Make sure to keep space for the books or items that you usually leave on the table, and voila! 

Pillows and Throws
This idea is about as simple as it gets, and only requires you to head to your nearest home goods store to pick out your color scheme and items. Switch out your throw pillows with holiday themed pillows in silver, gold, red or green. Fold and put away your throw blanket in place of a holiday themed blanket with snowflakes or silver trim. Simply placing holiday themed pillows and throws throughout your home will fill your townhome with cheer and fresh color, and have you feeling the spirit in no time!


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Mira Roberts studied writing at New York University, graduating with a BA in English Literature before pursuing a career in media, marketing and management with PARADE Magazine, Portfolio Magazine, AltDaily, skirt! and lululemon athletica. A full time mother, writing instructor and part-time freelance writer, Mira lives and laughs with her family in Norfolk, VA. 


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