Easy Christmas Decorating Ideas that Anyone Can Do


Christmas decor doesn’t have to be hard or expensive. I am sharing the best easy Christmas decorating ideas that anyone can do! If you want your home to look like it is straight out of a Hallmark movie, then follow these ideas and your home will be warm and cozy in no time!

Hi everyone and Happy December! The best month of the year! Amanda here from Old House to New Home, helping to spread a little holiday cheer! I know that some people get really stressed about holiday decorating. They feel like it is just another item on their never-ending holiday to-do list. While it can definitely be a chore, holiday decorating should be fun and should make you happy. I have some tips and ideas to make it painless and fun!

Christmas decorations on a mantle including trees, garland, and a wreath with text overlay

Easy Christmas Decorating Ideas that anyone can do

I have been decorating our home for nearly 10 years now! Each year I find that I like my decor more and more. I have streamlined the process and found what really works for our home and I have found that these decor items will work in almost every home!

I shared a similar post during the fall! If you follow a simple formula, decorating for any season can be easy!

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Christmas decor items that are helpful to have on hand

Christmas Decorating Ideas

Here are all of my favorite Christmas decorating ideas – pick out your favorites and have fun!

#1 Christmas ornaments in containers

This one is so simple. Grab a pack of ornaments that you like from the store and just throw them in a bowl or other receptacle.

Bowl of Christmas ornaments with text overlay

These blue and white ceramic ornaments are from Crate and Barrel and look so pretty in this thrifted white bowl.

One of my favorite decor pieces this year! I bought all of these from a barn sale. This rusty industrial basket looks so festive with the ornaments in it. I added some wood beaded garland for texture (which is a theme that I will repeat a lot here) and done!

#2 Use a variety of garlands for texture & color

A basket with Christmas ornaments in it and some garland on top

You can’t have too much garland at Christmas. I pick up these up here and there as I find ones I like. These are from Michael’s (but these are similar) and add the perfect amount of color to these silver ornaments. If you have your decor set up and it looks like it is missing something, add some garland and see if that makes it better!

#3 USE fresh greens anywhere and everywhere

A mantel decorated for Christmas with garland, ceramic figures, and greenery

I can’t believe that I spent so much money on fresh greens throughout the years. Here is my tip. Go to your local Christmas tree farm and ask for the clippings. If you are getting a tree there, grab the pieces that they cut off. They are free and saves the farm the trouble of cleaning them up!

If you don’t want to make a trip to the farm, go in your back yard and clip greens off your trees, off the bushes, or anywhere you have plants. This little tray has clippings from our front shrubbery.

#4 Use all the candles and add twinkle lights

You cannot have too many candles at Christmas time. Throughout the years I have added candles and lights but this year I really pulled out all the stops and added these brass candle sticks and tons of candles and it is my absolute favorite Christmas decor that I have ever had! When these candles turn on at night, our house is transformed into the coziest place ever!

A dining table decorated for Christmas with several types of candles

And how beautiful are these? Buy small glass candle holders with a hook on top and string fishing line through it. Add a candle on a timer and you get the most beautiful candlelit glow every night!

A living room decorated for Christmas with greenery, a decorated tree, and candles on the dining table

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