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5 Festive Christmas Decor & DIY Ideas to Add Holiday Cheer to Your Home


Twinkling lights, holiday bells, and candy canes — one of the best times of the year is finally here! What makes it even better is decking out your home with the right decor. And with Christmas approaching fast, now is the time to start making your winter decor more festive.  Keep reading for our top 5 Christmas decor & DIY ideas to add holiday cheer to your home — so your space looks (and smells) like one of the best times of the year!

Twinkling lights, holiday bells, and candy canes — one of the best times of the year is finally here! What makes it even better is decking out your home with the right decor. And with Christmas approaching fast, now is the time to start making your winter decor more festive.


Keep reading for our top 5 Christmas decor & DIY ideas to add holiday cheer to your home — so your space looks (and smells) like one of the best times of the year!


Spruce Up The Mantel & Staircase


Sprucing up the mantel is an integral part of Christmas decor. So, be sure to add visual interest around your fireplace. The trick is to add greenery through a mantel garland — here’s how to make your garland look extra full. Proceed by topping it with your favourite accessories. We love the thought of creating an idyllic holiday scene with candlesticks and gingerbread-like houses!

Credit: Monika Hibbs


Sprucing up the mantel is an integral part of Christmas decor. So, be sure to add visual interest around your fireplace. The trick is to add greenery through a mantel garland — here’s how to make your garland look extra full. Proceed by topping it with your favourite accessories. We love the thought of creating an idyllic holiday scene with candlesticks and gingerbread-like houses!


Your staircase is typically the first thing you see when you step into your home, so begin decorating from here. Use a faux boxwood garland around your bannister. Keep it as it is, or add more decorative elements as per your liking. You can get as crafty as you wish here — from fun ornaments to romantic red bows, there are plenty of options to choose from!

Your staircase is typically the first thing you see when you step into your home, so begin decorating from here. Use a faux boxwood garland around your bannister. Keep it as it is, or add more decorative elements as per your liking. You can get as crafty as you wish here — from fun ornaments to romantic red bows, there are plenty of options to choose from!


Set A Christmas Tablescape


Christmas is all about sharing love — and meals! So, put the effort into setting a festive Christmas tablescape. This year, consider a minimalist setup, using dried (or faux) plants as placemats, plain white dinnerware, and green napkins. Finally, make a unique statement with a Christmas table clamp and hanging decorations.  If you have a large dining table, you can consider festive table runners, centrepieces, candles, and other fun table decor ideas, too.

Credit: Ginger Ray


Christmas is all about sharing love — and meals! So, put the effort into setting a festive Christmas tablescape. This year, consider a minimalist setup, using dried (or faux) plants as placemats, plain white dinnerware, and green napkins. Finally, make a unique statement with a Christmas table clamp and hanging decorations.


If you have a large dining table, you can consider festive table runners, centrepieces, candles, and other fun table decor ideas, too.


Think Out Of The Box For Your Christmas Tree


Opting for unique Christmas tree ideas adds a breath of fresh air to your holiday decor. We love how the Christmas tree above factors in luxury with the use of metallic leaves, while a pop of colour is added through fake orange berries.  Also, incorporate innovation through the tree skirt. Using white faux fur mimics a fresh snowfall. If you’re feeling a little crafty, create a DIY Christmas collar.

Opting for unique Christmas tree ideas adds a breath of fresh air to your holiday decor. We love how the Christmas tree above factors in luxury with the use of metallic leaves, while a pop of colour is added through fake orange berries.


Also, incorporate innovation through the tree skirt. Using white faux fur mimics a fresh snowfall. If you’re feeling a little crafty, create a DIY Christmas collar.


Add Christmas Scents


Create a sensory Christmas experience by instigating the sense of smell. In that regard, scented candles can do the trick. Surf through this list of Christmas candles to pick the scents you personally love!   Alternatively, you may diffuse essential oils throughout your space using aroma diffusers. Tip: Minty oils, such as spearmint and peppermint, are suitable to use for Christmas as well as the rest of the winter season.

Create a sensory Christmas experience by instigating the sense of smell. In that regard, scented candles can do the trick. Surf through this list of Christmas candles to pick the scents you personally love!


Alternatively, you may diffuse essential oils throughout your space using aroma diffusers. Tip: Minty oils, such as spearmint and peppermint, are suitable to use for Christmas as well as the rest of the winter season.


Sprinkle Christmassy Accessories Throughout


To get your entire home in the Christmas spirit, be sure to focus on the details! Sprinkling a few Christmassy accessories throughout your home will bring delight in every corner.


As much as we love the thought of setting up a Christmas tree in every room, that’s not always possible considering the shortage of time (and sometimes, space!) around the holiday season. A quicker, easier, and cheaper alternative is adding bottle brush trees around your space. From the mantel to wall shelving to bedside tables, these mini trees can add a boost of Christmas spirit everywhere!  Pro tip: If you can’t find bottle brush trees matching your colour scheme, purchase white ones and spray-paint them using the shade you desire.

As much as we love the thought of setting up a Christmas tree in every room, that’s not always possible considering the shortage of time (and sometimes, space!) around the holiday season. A quicker, easier, and cheaper alternative is adding bottle brush trees around your space. From the mantel to wall shelving to bedside tables, these mini trees can add a boost of Christmas spirit everywhere!


Pro tip: If you can’t find bottle brush trees matching your colour scheme, purchase white ones and spray-paint them using the shade you desire.


Add a hint of the holiday spirit to your kitchen by creating DIY Christmas jars. You can decorate them with the supplies you have available at home and fill them with Santa’s favourite snacks!

Credit: Gathered How


Add a hint of the holiday spirit to your kitchen by creating DIY Christmas jars. You can decorate them with the supplies you have available at home and fill them with Santa’s favourite snacks!


Another festive idea is repurposing old wine bottles — it takes a bit of effort, but turns out absolutely stunning (and relatively cheap). Just with a few plaid stickers and lace burlap ribbon, you can create the stunning arrangement shown above. Here’s how!

Another festive idea is repurposing old wine bottles — it takes a bit of effort, but turns out absolutely stunning (and relatively cheap). Just with a few plaid stickers and lace burlap ribbon, you can create the stunning arrangement shown above. Here’s how!


Finally, be sure to add a pop of greenery and twinkling lights wherever you get the chance. Don’t forget the front door — sprucing it up puts your guests in the holiday spirit from the moment they ring the doorbell.

Finally, be sure to add a pop of greenery and twinkling lights wherever you get the chance. Don’t forget the front door — sprucing it up puts your guests in the holiday spirit from the moment they ring the doorbell.


Final Words


Christmas is the season of joy — and the same concept applies to your decor. Spruce up your space with ideas that make you happy (and your home cosy and festive). If you’re someone who loves all things simple and minimalist, consider our tips for Scandinavian Christmas decor.


From all of us at HiiGuru, wishing you a merry and decorative Christmas and holiday season!


Want personalised advice for your Christmas decor? Connect with one of our Interior Design Gurus today and allow them to see your space over video call and guide you through your holiday decorating!

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