Fill guests with holiday spirit as soon as they walk in. It's easy when you drape a dazzling prelit artificial garland (#68764) on the entry stairs and add the warm, safe glow of LED candles (#388078, #388079). Surround a bench (#363156) with a modest-size Christmas tree (#189584), jingle-bell snowflakes (#391541), and pretty gift wrap. The allen + roth snowflake pillow (#283595) sets a theme and a color scheme.
In your main living area, simply find the focal point and decorate around it. Here, symmetry shines on a big fireplace. We framed the hearth with two prelit artificial Christmas trees (#202618) and hung a wreath above the mantel. LED candles (#350669, #395327, #395328, #395329) top it off with carefree color -- you don't have to light them, blow them out, or worry about dripping wax. On the floor, grapevine LED trees (#390997) provide a modern counterpoint to the fireplace brick. This is a look that's easy to re-create and embellish each year. Just add a few new pieces every Christmas.
Get the look of custom etched glass for less. Cut out stenciled letters and stars, arrange them on a mirror (#197631) using repositionable adhesive (#54193), cover the mirror frame, and apply frosted-glass spray (#105953). Estimated cost: $10 plus mirror.
When you entertain for the holidays, your kitchen is a people magnet. Make it even more attractive and inviting by adding holiday cheer where it won't interfere with kitchen function. Hang red snowflakes (#388394) on cabinet doors -- use decorating clips that won't damage the finish. Then place a pair of small Christmas trees (#158032) by the sink (if plugging in lights, be sure to use GFCI outlets). If your kitchen is completely open to adjacent spaces, consider using a complementary color scheme for a consistent look.
To create a temporary holiday display space, take the door off one cabinet, remove the shelves, and insert a new back panel -- just staple red fabric to cardboard or foam core. Reinstall the shelves to hold the panel in place.
If guests can't be there with bells on, you've got it covered with jingling mistletoe balls. They look great when hung from a chandelier. Pair the balls with a centerpiece that takes the cake -- LED candles, an allen + roth berry wreath, and red-and-gold runner.
5 Quick Storage Tips for Christmas Décor
1: As you take down decorations and pack them away, donate the ones you don't use anymore.
2: Store artificial trees upright, if possible, to avoid having to disassemble or undecorate them.
3: When you buy ornaments, save the original packaging for storage.
4: Store small decorations in clearly labeled rubber or plastic totes.
5: Save time next season by noting which decorations you used where -- better yet, take pictures.