Updating your home decor for the holidays is not necessarily about taking away the home decor accents you already have. Incorporating just a few simple touches for winter or Christmas will give you a festive holiday home decor and cozy ambience you can enjoy for the season. Of course holiday home decor includes a gorgeous wreath that reflects your personal style and a sparkling Christmas tree with an array of beautiful ornaments. Once you have your wreath and tree handled, you can move on to other pieces to elevate your holiday home decor.
Mini Christmas Trees:
One of our go-to ways to transform our holiday decor is with accents for the mantelpiece. Whether or not you are setting up a full Christmas tree, you can DIY some mini trees to set out for some extra seasonal botanicals. For warm metallic accents, we love making cone trees with ombre text weight metallic paper from Paper-Papers. Wood textures go with almost any decor scheme, and we have made Scandinavian style trees out of balsa wood and birch wood. As you can see in the tutorials, you can add paint accents in a color that matches your specific color palette. You can’t go wrong with classic green cone trees, and for this we turned to our line of holiday floristic crepe paper.
Holiday and Winter Botanicals:
Combine your mini trees with some seasonal paper flowers for the ultimate botanical display. Poinsettias are the most classic Christmas flower, but amaryllises are also a stunning winter blooming plant. Making paper flowers is a wonderful afternoon activity to do with family, and you can choose your favorite paper material to craft them. A metallic paper amaryllis is great for a pop of color, or a crepe paper amaryllis will look even more realistic. It just depends on the look you are going for!
Flowers are beautiful for styling a living room, but they also make for gorgeous centerpieces. Paperwhites, for example, are something that you can keep out for months because they transition perfectly from winter to spring. If you prefer the timeless look, big blooming red or white garden roses look stunning anywhere in the house. And holiday styling, especially for parties, would not be complete without a little sprig of mistletoe. We have a felt version for a soft but dense look, or a frosted metallic paper version for a more filled out kissing ball.
Holiday Lanterns and Lights:
The holidays are meant to be full of love and light, so ornamental lanterns are a great addition to holiday home decor. Lanterns do not have to be specific to the holidays – they should simply capture the warmth you are looking for in the winter months. Glitter cardstock is a wonderful material for making winter decor, one of our favorites being glitter cone lanterns. If you have a nice set of candles that you like to pull out for the season, you can also spruce them up with gorgeous glitter candle wreaths. Little christmas villages are something that you see everywhere during this time of year, and we decided to kick ours up a notch using that same glitter paper.
Seasonal and holiday home decor is always best when you can incorporate the unique elements of the season, so we love lanterns that display a cozy winter scene with evergreens and deer. Style our square winter lanterns across your mantelpiece or entry table, or set out a glass dome with a winter scene and LED light on an end table. Votives are something that you can transition through the seasons, so we designed these votive wraps that you can easily remove after winter ends. Personally, we love Scandinavian design, so we were inspired to make a set of paper star window lanterns. These are lanterns that your neighbors can enjoy looking at just as much as you do!
Two Dimensional Holiday Art:
For a traditional piece of religious Christmas decor, you can create a hassle-free papercut nativity scene. We even added some paper hay pieces to elevate the simple craft. If you have extra frames laying around that you can use for your holiday home decor, printable wall art is the most effortless way to update your home for the season. Print our set of three gold foil “merry & bright” prints, or stick to one piece of wall art with our “Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas” print. Send warm wishes with a “Peace, Love & Joy” print in a chalkboard and holly design, and then set the scene for winter decor with cozy woodland papercut art.
If you love adding a classic winter village to your holiday home decor, create a sprawling scene with a 2D papercut version. When you walk around town during the holiday season, you will see all of the shops that have decorated their windows with winter wonderlands and Christmas characters. You can do that same thing to your own windows at home using winter window cling designs. These window clings are especially popular with the kids, so it’s a great way to get them in on the fun.
Fabric Holiday Decor Accents:
To incorporate some winter characters into holiday home decor, we like turning to needle felting. Needle felting is an easy technique and it matches well with the winter season. Bold red cardinals, winter penguins and turtle doves are all festive Christmas birds to set out on your side tables. Or, create a beautiful holiday wreath with a felted partridge and some pears. Roving felt is soft and frosty, so it is perfect for crafting an adorable snowman.
Christmas stockings are an essential piece of holiday home decor, especially for households with larger families. To give you a variety, we have designed a few different holiday stocking projects to choose from, including our latest holiday stocking made with faux fur accents. Holiday home decor is all about bringing in cozy textures, and faux fur is one of the best ways to do that. If you want to do some more faux fur crafting for your seasonal decor, be sure to check out our faux fur pillows and throw blanket. You can also pair these with cute felt ball Christmas pillows.
Browse all of our Christmas projects for more holiday projects and inspiration, or head over to our membership page to start crafting with us. Follow us on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter for daily inspiration, or write in to us with your ideas for projects you’d like to see on the site! Happy Holidays ~ Lia and the Team