Christmas Decoration Ideas

For the happiest (and most festive) holidays yet, let our trove of Christmas decorations and how-tos spruce up your home this season. No matter how much time you have, we have a smart décor idea for you. Spruce up your front door—and the entire house—with our fresh ideas for DIY wreaths, Christmas tree decorations, mantel displays, seasonal centerpieces, and holiday bling of all kinds. Learn everything you need to know about Christmas lights, from putting them on a tree to hanging them on your house (and beyond). Find clever traditions and smart sanity savers to reduce your holiday stress (and amp up the holiday cheer). Have a small space? Not to worry: We have smart decorating ideas for you too, like this space-saving pom pom tree. And if you don’t have time to DIY, we’ve found beautiful decorations you can buy. When it’s all over, we’ll help you store all those beautiful decorations, too.

4 Luxe Gingerbread Houses

We designed four gorgeous gingerbread-inspired houses to build and devour this season—no baking required. Use our printable templates to assemble the most stunning homes in Gingerbread Land.

3 Easy and Festive Ways to Display Holiday Cards

Wondering what to do once you receive those holiday greetings in the mail? Here are three simple—yet statement-making—ways to present them.

8 DIY Christmas Wreaths Prettier Than Anything In the Store

Deck your door with beautiful, seasonal décor you can make in just one afternoon. 

Harlequin Gingerbread House

You’ll be blown away by the modern engineering utilized in this Gaudi-inspired home. Located right in the center of Candy Land’s capital city, this home is constructed of 100% repurposed cookies and treats. The Nutter Butter siding is adorned with edible gold pearl accents and peppermint stick structural elements. Our favorite feature is the state-of-the-art, solar-paneled, Rice Krispies treat roof. It’s located within walking distance of Candy Land College, home to some of the country’s foremost thought leaders on candy-centered architecture and design. This home and its custom interiors were recently featured in Architectural Digest and dwell magazines (January 2016 and May 2016 respectively).

Chocolate Gingerbread House

This converted Kit-Kat barn just drips cool luxury. Updated earlier in 2016, the owners swapped predictable siding for chocolate and white chocolate bricks and insulated with the most up-to-date royal icing. In addition, the roof was recently reinforced with new honey-flavored graham crackers. An extra-wide barn door at the front of the house makes for a handsome entryway. You’ll love the lofted bedroom, perfect for kids or guests. Situated in the foothills just north of Candy Land, you’ll enjoy year round snow and world-class skiing just a hop, skip, and a jump from your sturdy front door.

13 Stylish Holiday Decorating Ideas

Capture the magic and brilliance of a classic holiday with simple inspiration and doable decorating tips.

Pretzel Log Cabin

This rustic salty cabin is the perfect weekend getaway for ski-bums and snowboarders alike. A true ski-in, ski-out property, this cozy gem was built in November 2016. It’s situated mid-mountain right on Peppermint Peak, home to some of Candy Land’s most sought after slopes. After a morning cutting fresh tracks, head inside to make hot cocoa in the newly renovated kitchen. Then, relax in front of one of 2 wood-fired stoves and watch the snow fall. In addition, you’ll be just minutes away from Gumdrop Pass and its world-class views of the Frosted Valley: head into town to explore the wares from inspiring local artists’ community (don’t miss the Frosted Flea market on Saturdays).

Wafer Cookie Gingerbread House

Situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, this quirky two bedroom is perfect for a growing family. Custom-designed in 2016 for a couple with impeccable taste, this house's modern palette provides the perfect backdrop for your country house dreams. The charming front walkway ends in a bright pink wafer door, while a multi-colored M&M roof and gumdrop accents give it great curb appeal (shown here with seasonal sugar pine bunting). This gingerbread house is located in Candy Land County, a destination hamlet along the Caramel River. For more information regarding lake rights please contact Real Simple Real Estate.