Easy Holiday Decorating Ideas
Whether you’re snowed in or staying by the shore this Christmas, you can create the perfect holiday home with a few of our favorite (and super simple!) tips and tricks.
Shades of sea foam green and pink mix for a tropical tree. Flamingo ornaments add a playful vibe, and a ribbon topper is an easy and pretty finish.
A breakfast area gets a holiday finish with shell wreaths hung with pale blue ribbon.
A square boxwood wreath brings holiday cheer to an outdoor seating area. Bistro lights also add ambiance and can be left up all year long for that festive feeling.
Position your tree in a spot where it can be admired indoors and out. If the weather isn’t too chilly, you can take your holiday party outside and still maintain a festive atmosphere.
Mint is a fresh spin on holiday green and is perfect for celebrating at the coast. Keep the palette shore-inspired with a raffia runner, red stripes, and wine jugs filled with tropical leaves for an easy centerpiece.
Glass whale ornaments and yellow balls make for a pretty tree. Try a white tinsel table tree for easy decorating—no stand is required, and a pretty vase serves just as well.
A former customs house on the Chesapeake Bay gets a holiday spin, thanks to pops of bright red in the plaid throw and pillows and the family’s nutcracker collection displayed in the window.
Painted shells, fishing floats and a woven topper make for a tree full of treasures. Use a woven basket in place of a traditional skirt for a coastal touch.
Add a festive spin to houseplants. This fiddle leaf fig tree gets a holiday makeover with just a few silver ornaments. Pretty boxwood wreaths hung with light blue ribbon echo the green theme.
A built-in cupboard opens to reveal a lively geometric print-backed bar that’s decked with a simple boxwood garland and a wreath of iridescent abalone shells.
Paper lanterns are easy to assemble and light up a dock, drive- or walkway, or beach path in style.
A boxwood garland and beautiful aqua ribbon are the perfect way to liven up a staircase for Christmas.
Let the kids decorate their own space—a white tree becomes the perfect place for funky, homemade ornaments, and knitted sea-themed stockings feel right at home.
Wreaths aren't just for the front door. This Connecticut family adorned their living room windows with small rings of greenery hung with metallic ribbon. They also brought in nautical pillows in punchy red to bring further holiday cheer to the space.
In this West Palm Beach, Florida, home, the Christmas spirit is infused into every space, including the daughter's happy pink bedroom. A simple "Merry Christmas" banner adds punch, and a miniature tree and reindeer figurine on the bedside table enhance the cheer.
A simple tartan runner and a trio of poinsettias placed in mercury glass vases bring a pop of classic holiday color to this Connecticut dining room.
Holiday decorating doesn't have to be all color, all the time, though. In this entryway, cute reindeer décor blends seamlessly with the dark wood chest, and echoes the natural feel of the driftwood mirror and basket for a calm, coastal feel.
Forgo the traditional red and green and go glam this holiday. The owners of this West Palm Beach, Florida, home brought in shimmering holiday accents to their dining room table, which go perfectly with the white and soft green color palette.
Give little holiday visitors a festive treat with striped bedding in Christmas colors and a cute stocking garland.