Want to add some new Christmas decorating adornments to your festivities this year?

Christmas is a magical time of year. Twinkling lights, houses decorated for the season inside and out, and the sounds of Christmas music everywhere you go. Kick it up a notch by picking a theme, then decorate accordingly.



First Impressions – Outside Style for Christmas decorating

Say Merry Christmas to all with these oversized bright red Christmas ornaments. They come in a set of 2 and measure 23.6” for a great impact of holiday cheer. Balsam Hill. Drape doors, banisters, and windows with themed garlands filled with twinkle lights and identify your front door with a huge wreath to match.

Fill your trees with hanging lighted balls and wire down one or two at the base, decorated in your theme. Find directions and ideas at Christmaslightsets.com.


Coastal Christmas

Take your holiday to the beach this year with coastal Christmas decorations. Seashell, starfish, whites, blues, silvers, and aquas. Fill your tree with this great looking ornament from Pier 1, or fill large glass apothecary jars with ornaments mixed with shells and starfish. Keep it real with sailboats and surfboards, or add a touch of whimsy with mermaids and seahorses. Use driftwood or weathered barn planks to make holiday signs of cheer, making the Os look like captains wheels, Js look like anchors and Ss like twisted rope.


Jeweltone Elegance

If you love the color, this year switch the traditional red and green for rich jewel tones like purple, green, turquoise, and gold. Peacock feather clips, tassels, spindles, and, of course, jewels to add the bling. Check out these ornaments from Grandin road to get you started.

Traditional Red & Green

Greet your guests at the door with treats served by a bear butler from Horchow. Use fresh evergreens and foliage for garlands, wreaths, centerpieces and a variety of arrangements around the house. Embellish them with red berries, Christmas ornaments, ribbons, and bows.


French Country

With a theme of ivory, silver and muted gold, turn your home into a French Country Christmas dream. Decorate with fruit topiaries, garlands, and accents of fresh greens. Adorn your door with this hydrangea wreath from Frontgate to welcome all. Decorate a white carousel horse or reindeer in holiday finery. Wrap your Christmas tree in white boas instead of garland.


Silver and Gold

Bring out the bling with all silver and gold decorations. Start by adding a few of these gold studded reindeer from Christmas Central lit by glowing candles, gold and silver sparkling balls and ornaments.


Music also set the mood for any Christmas festivity. Classic carols to modern holiday tunes, music adds that final touch. So, whatever theme you use for Christmas decorating, remember the joy of the season and Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas.


Written by DLX contributor Larraine Stacey.

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