It’s that time of year again — time to pull out the ornaments and lights from your garage, your basement, or your shed and decorate your home for the holidays! And even though some of your Christmas decor heirlooms may have special meaning or hold unforgettable memories, it’s always nice to add a few new pieces each year.
And no matter what your style is, there are thousands of decorations out there to choose from. Whether you want to keep it traditional or go for all-out winter glitz, it’s easy to find decorations to suit every taste and every budget.
Here are our top picks for the best Christmas and holiday decorations for 2020 (and a few of our favorite motifs and themes).
Have Yourself a Very Modern Christmas
If your home is decorated with a contemporary aesthetic, it only makes sense to decorate with a modern vibe. Look for metallic accents, chic pieces with clean lines and simple designs with little to no adornment. Silver and gold always look modern, though they’re perfectly classic at the same time!
This handmade glass tree is perfect for any table in need of that finishing touch for the holiday decor. Made with Murano style artistic glass, each tree is uniquely made with environmentally sustainable all-natural components for a beautiful and eco-friendly finish.
Bored with the traditional fabric tree skirt? Ditch the skirt and cover your tree stand with this glossy tree collar instead.
Add a finishing touch to the real or artificial tree in your home. Measuring in at 12″ x 9″, with a jewel in the center, this tree topper brings the holiday sparkle you’re looking for on your tree.
When you need something other than a snowman, go for these handcrafted aluminum reindeer figurines. They exude modern style with their eye-catching silhouettes and clean lines. Place them on a mantel or use them as table décor.
Need some decorating ideas for your Hanukkah party? Enjoy eight days of gift-giving in style with this clear glass mosaic menorah. With rich texture and a chic glass design, this menorah will surely add a unique touch to any Hanukkah celebration.
These candleholders add effortless charm to your home. They look lovely arranged as a group, but can also be spread out to add a bit of holiday spirit throughout the home.
The holiday season is the perfect time to shimmer and shine! We love the idea of decorating with sequins, bold and vibrant colors, and unexpected, untraditional designs. The best way to pull off this theme is to balance a bit of tradition with the unconventional.
Nothing screams nontraditional like a pink tinsel tree. Decorate this oh-so-artificial holiday staple, and your home will give off major retro vibes. This tree is available at 5ft or 6ft tall and comes in black and white colors.
Featuring an assortment of shiny and glittery round balls, this set of Christmas ornaments will add instant glitz to any tree. In addition to the Christmas balls, this ornament set includes some sparkly silver snowflakes, perfect for hanging on any tree!
Don’t forget to stock up on your outdoor Christmas decorations. Add some sparkle and shine inside or outside with this set of LED-lit gift boxes. Place them around your living room or outside your front door for a gorgeous look.
With his sparkling sequin jacket, this classic nutcracker is the perfect addition to any glitzy holiday display. Whether you add him to a nutcracker collection or put him on display as a solo piece, he’s sure to bring some holiday joy to your home!
It’s a Winter Wonderland
Icy blues, glistening whites, sparkling silvers … with the right décor, it’s easy to turn your home into a magical, mystical winter wonderland. To create your perfect indoor winter wonderland, look for beaded accents and bits of glitter that mimic the way the sun reflects off the snow.
Indoors or outdoors, these white LED trees can light up any space. Place one on your porch or set up rows of them in your foyer to create a magical entryway into your holiday home. Tree comes pre-lit with 132 warm white LED lights.
In shades of silver and white, these handmade metallic glass trees boast a minimalist aesthetic. One alone makes a chic statement. A few clustered together creates an even more memorable impact or great table setting.
These three-dimensional paper snowflakes aren’t just for Christmas – they set the tone for a winter wonderland that you can enjoy all season long. This twelve-piece set features snowflakes in three different sizes, making them perfect for hanging in a doorway, on your front porch, in a stairway, or from the ceiling above your dining table.
Made from faceted glass, this jewel ornament catches the light from every angle, making us think of the way that snow glistens in the sun. Hang it from your holiday tree or attach it to a holiday gift box like a pretty piece of jewelry!
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There’s so much more to Christmas decorating than hanging Christmas lights and ornaments on your tree. You also need to set a beautiful holiday table so you can enjoy a meal with friends and loved ones! If you’re outfitting your home in a winter wonderland theme, this snowflake table runner will bring instant holiday cheer to your dining room tablescape.
Keep it Whimsical
Embrace the unexpected by decorating your home with whimsical holiday décor. From hand-knit items to colorful accents to textured ornaments, these are the type of pieces that will get noticed, regardless of how small they are.
With white booties and textured pompom bodies, these angel ornaments add instant whimsy to any tree. These little angels are topped with soft hats, angel wings, and snowflake, star, and heart scepters. Don’t need any more ornaments for your tree? Hang them as Christmas decorations in between the Christmas stockings on your mantle!
There’s almost nothing more whimsical than feathers, and we love this feather tree for its mix of whimsy and modernity. Place it on a mantel or a tabletop as a conversation piece, or pair it with a grouping of feather trees in different sizes to make an even bigger impact. This tree is so pretty you can even use it as a tabletop centerpiece.
Rich with color and texture, this whimsical wreath is super sweet with lollipops, ribbons and gingerbread men. Hang this on your door and your guests will know that your holiday home is full of sweet treats!
These chubby little Santa Claus decorations are made from wool felt and feature round bodies, long beards, and playful pom pom details. Place them on your mantle or on a side table to enjoy some traditional holiday style with a whimsical touch.
Available in three sizes, this pillow offers a playful vibe for the holiday season. It’s made from polyester fabric and is sure to bring charm to your humble abode. Pair it with a plush blanket or this watercolor ornament pillow to finish off your living room decorating.
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Feeling a bit rustic this holiday season? Combine wooden décor, soft textures and natural elements to create a cozy, neutral holiday home.
A whitewashed finish adds rustic charm to this slender reindeer, perfect for placing on a mantle, accent table or window sill.
Small and large wooden beads combine to create this all-natural garland strand, perfect for draping around any real or artificial tree.
Detailed with jute loops for easy hanging, these galvanized bells are the perfect way to add some rustic, natural style to your home. Sold as single items or in sets of two, these bells have a modern farmhouse vibe, making them easy to mix in with string lights, wood ornaments, greenery and other natural holiday elements.
This season, bring the beauty of the outdoors to your indoor table, windowsill or fireplace stand with this 2′ Artificial Pine Christmas Tree. The tree features frosted branches and a stand that allows for additional decorating. Scatter some pinecones at the base of each tree for a classic Christmas look.
Your holiday decorating is not complete until you’ve hung a Christmas wreath on your door. Made from wood and willow roots that look like twine, this wreath is perfect for hanging on your door all winter long, regardless of what type of home decor you have inside.
What are the Best Holiday Decorations?
The best holiday decorations are the ones that you love! They’re the ones that speak to your personal sense of style. The ones that make you feel all those warm and fuzzy holiday feelings. Or the DIY crafts made with love. Find the decor that has the potential to make memories that you’ll treasure forever.
So go ahead and decorate with your grandma’s red and green ornaments you’ve had for decades. Cover your house in lights Clark Griswold style if you’re up for the challenge. Decorate with bright colors and sparkling sequins to add some glitz. Or don’t decorate at all.
The holiday season is supposed to be the most wonderful time of year, so decorate in any way that brings you joy!
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Best Christmas and Holiday Decorations:
- Mouth Blown Glass Christmas Tree
- MoMA LED Glass Prism Christmas Ornament
- Glossy Red Tree Collar
- Ornativity Flower Sunburst Tree Topper
- Silver Reindeer
- Contemporary Fused Glass Menorah
- Al Fagr Platinum Candleholder
- Pink Tinsel Tree
- 26 Pack of Christmas Ornaments
- Pre-Lit Gift Boxes
- Snow King Nutcracker
- LED Birch Trees
- Paz Glass Trees
- Hanging Paper Snowflakes
- Facet Sterling Blue Luster Ornament
- White Snowflakes Table Runner
- Angel Ornaments
- Feather Tree
- Gingerbread Man Christmas Wreath
- Chubby Holiday Santas
- Christmas Tree Throw Pillow
- Plush Blanket
- Watercolor Ornament Pillow
- Rustic Reindeer
- Wood Garland
- Galvanized Farmhouse Bells
- Snowy Trees
- Willow Root Holiday Wreath
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After 15 years in the fashion industry, this Philadelphia native ditched her corporate career to focus on writing full time. Jessica is a TV junkie, whiskey lover and true crime addict. She finds inspiration from Broadway musicals, Hitchcock films and The Beatles. She is happily married without children, which she credits as the reason for her professional success, youthful attitude and solid eight hours of sleep every night.view post