‘Tis the season to get into the Christmas spirit, and few things do the trick quite like decking the halls with festive home décor that captures the essence of the occasion. To help you make this year even more merry and bright than ever, we’ve gathered four of our favorite Christmas decoration ideas to enhance your holiday displays.

1. Claim the mantel

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Your fireplace and mantel take center stage in your family room’s decorating scheme during the holiday season, more so than any other time of year. Of course, personalized Christmas stockings hung above the fireplace are a Yuletide must for any family, while the mantel’s ledge provides endless decorating possibilities. If you don’t want to put nails or hooks on your mantelpiece to hang stockings, personalized stocking holders engraved with each person’s name are more than a practical solution ― they’re a beautiful, custom decoration in their own right.

Try decorating your Christmas mantel with a touch of greenery and sparkle of string lights or candles accented with holiday figurines, custom shelf blocks, or even a personalized Christmas wood sign featuring one of your favorite holiday quotes.

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Go ahead and personalize one of our popular Peace, Joy, Love wood blocks for a totally unique and modern look. If you’re looking for something you can display throughout the year, check out a custom photo block.

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And if you plan on burning wood in your fireplace this season, consider a personalized Christmas doormat to add a decorative touch and help protect your floor.

2. Think beyond the tree

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Of course, no festive family room is complete without the iconic Christmas tree. Your tree is an opportunity to showcase the memories, places, people, and events that are special to you and your family in a style that’s all your own. From beautifully embroidered tree skirts to personalized Christmas ornaments, there’s almost no limit to the number of ways you can make your Christmas tree capture the essence and character of not only the season but also your family.

But your Christmas tree is just the beginning. Extend the holiday décor to the rest of your family room with Christmas picture frames, where you can feature your cherished family photos, or custom wall art, such as this unique holiday family traditions canvas print, which will make a great keepsake as you rediscover your treasured family memories each year. Or create photo throw pillows or a blanket for your living room sofa and display your favorite Christmas photos there.

If you want to go a step further, add a set of personalized holiday-themed towels in your guest bathroom or custom towels in your kitchen. If you plan on entertaining, customize a set of coasters or cocktail glasses. Some popular holiday bar accessories are these Spirit of the Season stone coasters, which feature different holiday sayings, and these fun frosted mason jar glasses that let you add up to three lines of text.

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You can also create a warm and welcoming atmosphere in your home with a lovely holiday scent reminiscent of everything that reminds you of Christmas, such as delicious apples and cinnamon, sweet peppermint, classic balsam fir, or sweet vanilla, nutmeg, and clove. Just light your favorite holiday-scented candle and fill your home with the warm scents of the season.

3. Create a warm welcome

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Welcome your family and guests with the holiday spirit by decorating your front yard, porch, and foyer with more than just Christmas lights and garland. Add a personalized touch with a garden flag or yard stake customized with your choice of a holiday greeting and your family name. Or decorate your porch with this wooden sled sign, which comes decorated with a wintry gnome and can be customized with a line of text.

Once your guests are inside the home, greet them with a festive door banner, such as this design with a snowman holding a wrapped gift, or our popular Christmas countdown dry erase sign, which is a hit with the kids.

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And, of course, don’t forget a fun and festive holiday doormat for your front door or foyer. One of our most unique options is this caroling family doormat, which lets you choose up to six characters ― including pets ― and customize everyone’s look with dozens of options.

4. Bring it all together

The basics of Christmas decorating are pretty simple ― lots of lights, sparkling accents, touches of evergreen, and things that remind us of the holidays and winter. What makes the master decorators really stand out is having an identifiable style and personalized touch. Creating a cohesive look is not about matching the style of the items but incorporating a specific theme that unifies the individual decorations you choose.

For example, you can choose a regional holiday theme, such as coastal or rustic, and add coordinating touches of your chosen theme throughout the room or entire home. You can go modern and glitzy, traditional and classic, or choose Christmas decoration ideas inspired by your family’s ancestral culture and homeland.

Whatever holiday décor theme you choose, make sure to add your own personality and style, and make it comfortable, warm, and welcoming. After all, that’s what the holidays are all about.


Kasia Lorenc is a writer and editor at Personalization Mall, covering gifting, home decorating and more.

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