Easy Holiday Decor Ideas to Elevate the Festive Season

Part of what makes the holidays feel so festive is the trimmings! From the tree to the twinkling lights on your front porch, there’s something magical that happens when decorations go up. While we love keeping up traditions, refreshing your decor from time to time can create a new sense of excitement during the holidays. If you’re tired of the same decor year after year, try these creative decor ideas that make holiday decorating a snap. It’s time to deck the halls in style at GDC!

A Tree in Every Room

Who says a Christmas tree should be confined to just the living room? Embrace the spirit of the season by placing smaller trees in many rooms throughout the house. You can decorate them all the same with a theme, or have each tree reflect a different personality. If you want to get the family involved, let each member decorate their own personal tree and see what they come up with. We promise, it will be a fun way to create new holiday memories.

Lush Garlands

While garlands look gorgeous draped over the mantel and stair railings, you don’t need to stop there. Use them to adorn doorways, windows, and even headboards. There are so many ways of customizing your garlands, from wrapping them with fairy lights to adding bows and ornaments. If you coordinate your garlands with the rest of your decor, it will create a really lush and elevated holiday feel across your home.


Classic wreaths never go out of style, but sometimes it’s fun to mix things up with an unexpected theme. From the Southern favorite of magnolia leaves to a wreath decked out in fruit or ornaments, let this year be the one where your wreath grabs the attention of your neighbors. We also love using wreaths inside – hang them from doors and windows for an instant dose of cheer. You can even use one as a centerpiece on your dining table, filling the center with candles or a flower arrangement.


If you’re looking for an easy, yet festive way of decorating your table during the holiday season, try bringing in fresh eucalyptus or magnolia leaves and creating an arrangement along the center of the table. Add red berries, pillar candles, and personalized name cards to elevate the warm coziness of the nature-inspired table setting. Or, create an even simpler tablescape with leftover ornaments or small potted plants, as seen here. You can save your table decorating until last and use what you have at home to create a beautiful, festive setup.

Creative Ornaments

Ornaments aren’t just for the tree! There are so many ways you can use them to create a festive vibe around the house. For example, you can add them to garlands, place them in wreaths, or hang them from the railing on long velvet ribbons. We’ve also used them as a whimsical topper on thick candlesticks and in bowls around the home as pretty accents. Think outside the box – there are never enough ornaments!.

A Dose of Holiday Cheer at GDC Home

Simple, yet thoughtful holiday decor goes a long way in creating a welcoming and cheerful space for your family and guests to gather. Spreading the holiday spirit throughout your home can be easy and enjoyable when you mix items you already have with a few new pieces. Wishing you happy decorating and happy holidays!

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