10 Simple and Beautiful Last-Minute Holiday Decor Ideas

10 Simple and Beautiful Last-Minute Holiday Decor Ideas

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Nancy Mitchell
Dec 13, 2015
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If you're like me and haven't yet started on your Christmas decorations (whoops), there's still hope. Here are ten decorating ideas that are beautiful, modern, and almost shamefully easy to execute.

Above: If you don't have the space, or the time, to decorate a whole Christmas tree, a cut branch in a pretty vase makes a lovely alternative. Image from Lina Ostling.

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Sprinkle some some twinkle lights on the hearth for a little bit of holiday warmth, as seen on Heart Home via Desire to Inspire.

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In lieu of a tree, drape a garland over a mantelpiece or doorway and call it a day. From Style Blueprint.

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Baby's breath makes an inexpensive and elegantly simple wreath. DIY from Cheetah is the New Black.

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String lights are also nice draped around mirrors and doorways. Image from Design*Sponge.

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Fill the base of a potted plant with shiny ornaments for some seasonal cheer, as seen on Traditional Home.

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Tiny twinkly lights look lovely under a hurricane glass. For an even more dramatic effect, place a bunch of these lanterns together, like in this example from Restoration Hardware.

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Also from Lina Ostling are these glass jars filled with white sand and miniature trees, which create a winter wonderland-y feeling without a lot of effort.

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The cut branch of a citrus tree makes a beautiful decoration for your door, and as a bonus, it will make your house smell amazing, too. From our colleagues at The Kitchn.

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Taper candles in tall bottles add elegance and warmth to a windowsill or mantel — just make sure they don't get knocked over. Spotted on Decor Dots.

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