Christmas Decoration Ideas

‘Tis the season to be jolly while you hang stockings, mistletoe and holly! Kohl’s can help you plan your Christmas decoration ideas so that you can take stock of what you have and make a list of what you need to make your home shine this holiday season. Get creative with your Christmas decoration ideas. Whether you prefer simple and soft minimalism—perhaps a sprig or two of holly in a stunning mercury glass vase—or feel the need to Go Big or Go Home, Kohl’s has ideas for indoor and outdoor Christmas décor that will help you feel the spirit of the season. Prepare for boisterous family gatherings with colorful lights and greenery as well as quiet evenings at home, curled up with a cup of eggnog or cider, admiring the way your tree sparkles. No matter your Christmas style, Kohl’s can help you envision it and create it.

Indoor Christmas Decoration Ideas

House or apartment, you need a game plan for your indoor Christmas decorations. Where are you going to put the tree? How about that kissing ball of mistletoe (will it cause a traffic jam if you hang it in the foyer)? Think about all the different spaces in your home: will you focus your Christmas decoration ideas in public areas like the living and dining rooms, or do you have plans for the den, kids’ rooms and the master bedroom? Perhaps some holiday bedding or throw pillows can add Christmas cheer to the bedrooms while wintery hand towels and a glittering candle can spiff up the bathrooms.

Below we’ve laid out some other important spots to consider when you’re planning you Christmas décor ideas. Make sure the tree isn’t your only priority! If you’re hosting, create a beautiful table-scape for the meal, and display cherished family ornaments on your mantel.

Christmas Tree Decoration Ideas

No doubt you have a lovely collection of ornaments for your tree. Perhaps that collection gets a little bigger each year! This makes it simple to choose a different theme every year. If one year is all the childhood ornaments from different generations (maybe pulled together with a rustic plaid ribbon or classic bead and popcorn garland), maybe the next year can be all the gold and silver ornaments. If you’ve been furiously pinning Christmas tree decoration ideas for years, it’s time to make that colorful rainbow tree or chic black and white tree come to life. Kohl’s has affordable ornaments in every shade and finish for you to create the most beautiful tree year after year.

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Christmas Table Decoration Ideas

You don’t have to be a professional flower arranger to create a pleasing table at the holidays. Christmas table decoration ideas don’t have to be complicated. If your table is small and you know it will be full of food at dinnertime, focus on making place settings pretty rather than creating a large centerpiece. Even paper napkins can be fancied up with a few folds or by placing a glittery pinecone place card holder on top. Make the older kids feel like part of the grown up crew by pouring sparkling grape juice into wine glasses. Use those candlesticks from Grandma with fresh new tapers, or put a sweet little votive on each place setting (make sure you use unscented candles so they don’t interfere with the scent of your delicious meal).

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Christmas Mantel Decorating Ideas

Maybe your family doesn’t do stockings hung by the chimney with care—that’s okay! We’ve got other Christmas mantel ideas you can take advantage of. Lay a beautiful, thick garland across your mantel and call it done. Nothing could be more classic. Or, get personal: put out family pictures of Christmases past in festive and pretty frames. Electric candles can add safe glow—some even have timers! Put your Christmas village out of the reach of tiny and curious hands by displaying it on your mantel. The mantel is often the focal point of the room and the perfect place to display cherished decorations or pretty scenes.

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Christmas Window Decoration Ideas

Put a light in every window with either hanging LED lights or flameless candles. The window ideas are endless. From classic electric candlesticks to a small wreath for each window or a garland of ornaments, the “eyes” of your home are easy to spruce up for the holidays. String ornaments across windows, or hang icicle lights for a beautiful icy glow. Greenery garlands are easy to drape across your existing curtain rods, valances or cornices. For outdoor cheer, outline each window with rope lights for added illumination.

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Outdoor Christmas Decoration Ideas

Whether you have an apartment door to decorate or an entire yard and garage to light up, we’ve got ideas to help you deck your walls with boughs of holly. Don’t forget to get all the accessories you need to hang decorations safely and securely! Outdoor Christmas decorations need to be hardy enough to withstand all elements, so check the labels on your existing collection and make sure you’re browsing Kohl’s outdoor décor collection.

Christmas Door Decorating Ideas

Welcome holiday guests with a beautiful door. Find the perfect wreath to adorn your door, or explore hangings, swags and other door décor that can bring cheer to the entry of your home. Show off a friendly snowman print or hang a realistic wreath of faux greenery that you’ll enjoy for years to come. If you don’t want to slap a sticky hook on the front door consider an over-the-door hanger. You can even find them with bells and other festive designs. Pre-lit wreaths and swags add shimmer to your door, and you can find them in traditional red and green, soft champagne tones and bright vintage white tinsel. Think outside the box (well, circle) with snowflake-shaped wreaths! No matter your style, minimal or traditional, a little something on the front door (or every door) is the perfect way to welcome people home for the holidays.

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Christmas Yard Decorations Ideas

Work with the beauty of nature to build beautiful nativity sets beneath your trees, or stand out on your quiet street with glittering net lighting on your bushes. Add a pre-lit reindeer, snowman or set of illuminated presents to add Christmas cheer to your lawn. Line pathways with LED stake lights or hang a simple Christmas flag to wish your neighbors a warm holiday. Help the kids get excited with a Santa Stops Here sign and give your mail carrier a reason to smile when you drape a festive swag over the mail box. Make sure that the decorations you plan to put outside are weather-safe, including Christmas trees and topiaries. A weather-proof pillow added to your front porch furniture adds a bit of rustic style, while outdoor rugs and door mats welcome everyone, even with muddy feet!

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