12 Holiday Decorations to Spread Cheer to Every Room of the House

published Oct 16, 2020
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If you love the holidays, there’s nothing more exciting than finding unique and unexpected decorations to spread cheer all throughout your home. That said, some rooms get a lot of love this time of year while others tend to get passed by without so much as a seasonal detail at all. That’s totally fine—your decorating style is up to you. This year though, if you’re unable to make it home for the holidays or can’t take that vacation you’ve been dreaming of, you might want to go all out and make sure each room in your home has at least a festive flourish or two.

Whether you like your home to look like Santa’s workshop or you’d rather go the more seasonal or holiday-neutral route of just twinkle lights and festive greenery, try one of these 12 unexpected and stylish ways to decorate for the holidays. My advice: Start early for extra cheer and don’t be afraid to leave your decor up a little longer than usual if you want to!


1. Classic Velvet Duvet Cover and Shams

Flannel sheets decorated with fir trees are fun, but switching your everyday duvet for a subtly festive velvet one in a rich green hue is a longer-lasting way to welcome the whole winter season. Add your favorite plaid pillows to turn on the holiday charm during the month of December.

Buy: Classic Velvet Duvet Cover and Shams, Starting at $79.00 from Williams Sonoma Home

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2. Antizer Flameless Candles LED Candles

Nothing feels cozier and more festive than putting candles everywhere. Scatter flameless LED pillars throughout your bedroom, and you’ll instantly be in the holiday spirit and won’t have to worry about any fire hazards.

Buy: Antizer Flameless Candles LED Candles , $24.99 for a 9-Pack from Amazon

Living Room 

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3. Strung Bells Wall Art

Swap out the statement painting above your sofa for this understated but sculptural modern bell wall hanging. The mixed metal bells are a warm, festive nod to sleigh bells and can be left up for the entire year if you want.

Buy: Strung Bells Wall Art, $399.00 from Pottery Barn

4. Apres Ski Cognac Pillow

Since travel is limited this year, bring the ski chalet vibes to your living room instead. Toss these graphic pillows on the couch, grab a plush blanket, whip up a batch of cider, and repeat.

Buy: Apres Ski 20″ Cognac Pillow, Starting at $45.95 from Crate & Barrel


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5. Holiday Lights Creme Rug

Deck the halls with a washable rug adorned in colorful lights. The kitchen is one of most trafficked rooms in the house, so you’ll be thankful that you can easily toss this rug in the washing machine after a weekend of holiday baking or cooking. Try the runner or a smaller size layered over a sisal under your breakfast table.

Buy: Holiday Lights Creme Rug, Starting $109.00 for a 3-foot by 5-foot rug from Ruggable

6. White Marquee Light ‘JOY’ LED Metal Sign

Marquee letters are a vintage-inspired way to spread holiday cheer. Set yours up behind the kitchen sink or on a buffet table. Frame them with tabletop trees to make a big statement without having to use a lot of decor.

Buy: White Marquee Light ‘JOY’ LED Metal Sign, $60.30 $33.72 from Paper Lantern Store

Kids Room/Playroom 

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7. Pink Tinsel Tree

If your kids love decorating the main tree in your house, give them a themed one of their own. Colorful branches bring even more playfulness to their space, and they can craft their own ornaments to proudly hang on this pre-lit pink tree.

Buy: Pink Tinsel Tree, Starting at $150.00 $120.00 from West Elm

8. Forestland Advent Calendar

What child doesn’t love a treat to look forward to each day? That’s why an advent calendar is such a great addition to a kid’s bedroom or play space. Set up this hanging model and fill each pocket with little notes, chocolate, candy, and tiny toys.

Buy: Forestland Advent Calendar, $58.00 from Anthropologie


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9. Stitched Leather Trees

These subtle leather stitched trees will be a welcome—but not distracting—touch on a desk or bookshelf. They’re the perfect accent for someone who loves the holidays but is a minimalist at heart.

Buy: Stitched Leather Trees, Starting at $59.95 from CB2

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10. Felted Wool Holiday Flamingos

While you’re burning the midnight oil, these whimsical flamingoes hanging out on your desk will make you smile and remind you of what you’re working towards: quality time with your inner circle—and a little bit of much needed recharging before the new year.

Buy: Felted Wool Holiday Flamingos, $19.98 from World Market


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11. Lakeside Christmas Shower Curtain Hooks

Instead of hanging a holiday shower curtain and laying down festive floor mats, swap out your regular hooks for these cute decorative tree and barn designs. More the DIY type? Try adding ornaments to your plain store-bought hooks. This is an easy way to add a little cheer without going overboard.

Buy: Lakeside Christmas Shower Curtain Hooks , $15.98 for a Set of 12 from Target

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12. Vinyl Wall Decal

I’m normally not one for wall decals or decorating with quotes, but there’s something about the holiday season that makes me appreciate details like this that can make a big impact with just a little effort and even less cash. Plus, these come in virtually every color, so no matter your holiday aesthetic, something will work with your color scheme.

Buy: Vinyl Wall Decal, Starting at $21.00 from Etsy