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.

3 Unique Ways to Wrap a Gift

Add some extra details to your holiday gifts with these paper techniques. Here’s how to create pop-up, pleated, and fringe-adorned presents.

How to Fake a Mantel for the Holidays

No fireplace? No worries. You can still create a cozy place to hang stockings and display your favorite Christmas décor.

How to Decorate a Small Space for the Holidays

A small home doesn’t mean you have to ditch the seasonal décor—you just have to be a little more creative with your space. Here are 10 designer tips for turning your space into a holiday haven.

10 Alternative Christmas Trees

If your space is too small for a Douglas Fir, or you just want to try something out-of-the-ordinary this year, give one of these clever DIY ideas a go.

7 Inspiring Winter Arrangements

No matter what you’re celebrating—Christmas, Hanukkah, family harmony—these unfussy wintry arrangements, all made in minutes using everyday greenery, will bring joy to your world.

8 Smart Tips to Steal From Professional Holiday Window Decorators

Deck the halls like an expert with these clever, easy—and surprisingly affordable—ideas.

8 DIY Christmas Wreaths Prettier Than Anything In the Store

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

A Cookie A Day for the Entire Season

61 ways to make this the sweetest holiday yet

8 DIY Christmas Ornaments

Trim the tree with crafts you’ve made yourself. Chances are, most of the supplies are already in your kitchen and craft closet.