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 2022 (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!
These mercury Christmas trees exemplify modern design with their clean lines and pared back aesthetic. With a bit of sparkle, they will make your mantel or table feel like an enchanted forest.
Bored with the traditional fabric tree skirt? Ditch the skirt and cover your tree stand with this hammered iron collar for a more clean and modern feel. It’s also available with a silver finish!
Bring some streamlined Scandinavian style to your tree with these minimalist ornaments made from wood and polished brass.
When you need something other than a snowman, go for these handcrafted 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 marble and walnut menorah. With a rich texture and a modern design, this menorah will surely add a unique touch to any Hanukkah celebration.
Create your own Alpine ski village with these glazed ceramic houses that can be clustered together on your mantel, buffet or dining table. Fill them with glowing tea lights for an extra cozy touch.
Light up your fireplace without a single log with this modernist approach to a candle holder. Made with tiered iron black stems, its dynamic design will definitely make your hearth a focal point.
Silver bells never looked as sleek as in this modern and gleaming interpretation. Strung on red jute, they’ll brighten up your Christmas and your door handle.
Don’t want the hassle of putting up a tree this year? This four-foot wooden tree will make decorating simple and in keeping with your minimalist aesthetic. Made from mango wood with an iron stem, the branches can be moved in any direction. Display it on its own, or add a few of your favorite ornaments.
Christmas time and nutcrackers go hand in hand. And for the modern home, these white lacquered nutcrackers will add a touch of charm to the mantel or book shelves.
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.
Covered in silver, red and pink mirrored glass, these extra disco ball ornaments will reflect the light of candles and string lights for a dazzling effect. We feel a holiday dance party coming on!
12. Pink Tinsel Tree
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.
13. Pre-Lit Gift Boxes
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.
Yes, this wreath is extra. But if you get away with a little OTT at Christmas, then when can you? Bedazzled with silver and gold balls and complete with an LED garland, your home will feel especially festooned!
This sand casted sculpture is carefully coated with gold paint to make a truly upscale pine cone. Pair it with tea lights to enhance its natural glow.
Make this year a blue Christmas with this adorable little conifer that will bring a pop of color to your mantle or tabletop.
Bring a little glitter to your mantel with these shimmering stocking holders made from faceted, mirrored beads. And don’t let the delicate look fool you. These babies can handle a fully loaded Christmas stocking!
Made of aluminum and covered in brass for a touch of luxe, these angels go a step beyond your average Christmas decorations. Fifty percent of the purchase price goes directly to St. Judes to support children’s cancer research and treatment.
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 and shine that mimic the way the sun reflects off the snow.
Available in small, medium and large, these ceramic snowflakes can be strewn throughout your home to give it that wintery feel. Glazed in creamy white and filled with cutouts, they emit a soft and appealing glow that will definitely add to the Christmas magic.
20. LED Birch Tree
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.
The combination of shiny ornaments and string lights make this garland a fabulous way to deck out your door, tree, mantel or banister and turn your home into a winter wonderland.
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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 white faux fur table runner will bring instant holiday coziness to your dining room tablescape.
Who knew that a snowflake could be so huggable? Made from the softest sherpa, you’ll want to cozy up with this pretty pillow all winter long!
The warm hue of these textured glass pine trees will help you transform your home into an enchanted winter palace.
These radiant spheres will keep your home aglow all through the holidays and through the rest of winter if you like. Crafted from rattan, wire and wrapped with LED lights, they’re just part of a Stargazer collection that will light up your home.
This inventive piece of art will entrance you with its winter blue colors and ever changing shape. Multicolored sand and water are sealed in a rotating frame that gives you the feel of glaciers, snow and the northern lights. And what’s more wondrous than that?
27. Snow White Berry Wreath
The texture of this snowy wreath definitely captures the spirit of winter in the most beautiful way.
Planning on mixing up some holiday cheer? This silver snowman will help you to shake up some fun at your bar while lending it a festive touch.
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.
There’s almost nothing more whimsical than feathers, and we love this feather tree or 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.
Llamas are always adorable, but with his traditional Peruvian hat, this little fella is irresistibly cute. Fashioned from boiled wool, he’s the perfect addition to any magical winter scene you create.
31. Nordic Santa
Whimsey often comes in the form of cute little details. We love the patterned sweater and stocking cap that lend this jolly old elf a Nordic feel. And the lantern, fluffy boots and sack of gifts make him feel like he just might come to life!
This wool gnome couldn’t be cuter and is the perfect place to tuck away those tiny treats and toys as you countdown to Christmas.
33. Angel Ornaments
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!
Rich with color and texture, this whimsical wreath is super sweet with a cute sign, colorful ribbons and a gingerbread house. 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.
These colorful trees come in seven different color sets, and each one will transport your home into an enchanted forest full of Christmas magic.
This whimsical mint-shaped pillow is the perfect accent for your couch, favorite chair or bed. No, you can’t eat it, but it’s oh so huggable!
Can a throw blanket feel whimsical? It can when you add some pom poms to it. These super soft sherpa blankets will keep you warm and toasty and bring a touch of playfulness to your decor.
If whimsy looks less like a gingerbread house and more like a fairy garden to you, you’re going to love these Christmas tree decorations dedicated to nature. Some favorites include this adorable wicker acorn, sweater weather mouse, and this velvet mushroom.
Planning on shopping for your fur baby this year? This furry bone makes the perfect place to hide his bones and squeaky toys while adding a touch of fun to your mantel. More of a cat lover? Then check out this kitty-shaped stocking for your feline friend!
This flocked wreath is extra cozy and just screams, “Come on in and get comfy!”
This advent calendar is full of whimsy and charm. Not only will your kiddos get a thrill from opening a box every day until Christmas, but they will also enjoy playing with the cute forest critters on a cobblestone courtyard.
If you like the complexity of elements, check out these hand painted metal ornament sets. Made from copper and brass in Argentia, no two sets of ornaments are alike, well, except for the mounds of charm they will add to your tree.
Feeling a bit rustic this holiday season? Combine wooden décor, soft textures and natural elements to create a cozy, neutral holiday home.
This handcrafted, light up earthy angel is the perfect way to top your Christmas tree or deck out a mantle or side table. It’s so special that it’s bound to become a family heirloom.
45. Evergreen Sleigh
Full of pine cones and evergreen branches, this table topper delivers a sleigh full of the great outdoors to your home. We also love the subtle LED lights that add just the right touch of sparkle.
46. Resin Reindeer
A textured finish adds rustic charm to this reindeer pair, perfect for placing on a mantle, accent table or window sill.
47. Woodsy Snowman
This cute little snowman is made out of soft cotton fabric and wood grain birch paper that lend him a rustic feel. And who can resist that fluffy scarf and distressed top hat? Yes, he’s made of snow, but he’ll definitely warm your heart.
Available in red or white, this strand of berries will add a festive touch to your mantle, banister or table. And to make the holidays even simpler, it has flexible branches that can be shaped to the area you’re decorating.
Make your mantel look even cozier with these chunky knit stockings that look like your favorite winter sweater. Made from wool blend yarn and lined with cotton, you may be tempted to try them on for size!
50. LED Santa
This rough and ready Santa looks like he just made a trek through a winter wonderland with his snow covered hat and suit. And to add a little extra Christmas magic, he lights up too!
Small and large wooden beads combine to create this all-natural garland strand, perfect for draping around any real or artificial tree.
These rustic jingle bells are perfect for trimming your tree or throwing into a bowl with other ornaments to make a festive table decoration. And, yes, they really do ring!
This season, bring the beauty of the outdoors to your indoor table, windowsill or fireplace stand with this adorable artificial Christmas tree. The tree features frosted branches and a burlap covered stand. Scatter some pinecones at the base of each tree for a classic Christmas look.
Rustic yet elegant, this stunning bronze branch will bring a truly artful touch to your mantel. Enjoy its spartan beauty on its own, or add some string lights for a warm glow.
We’ve been focusing on indoor decor, but let’s not forget that your front porch is prime real estate when it comes to setting the tone for Christmas cheer. This Grandis Fir Set has all the greenery you need to spruce up your space. Throw in a cute doormat and your front porch will embody all things cozy.
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 home 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 Decorations For Any Style:
- Light Up Mercury Christmas Trees
- Bash Gold Tree Collar
- Brass and Wood Christmas Ornaments
- Reindeer Figurine
- Contemporary Marble & Walnut Menorah
- Alpine White Ceramic Holiday Houses
- Starburst Black Metal Fireplace Candelabra
- Silver Bells Door Swag
- Tannenbaum Wood Christmas Tree
- Modern Nutcrackers
- Disco Ball Christmas Ornaments
- Pink Tinsel Tree
- Pre-Lit Gift Boxes
- Lighted Ornament Wreath and Garland
- Handcrafted Brass Pine Cone
- Blue Tabletop Tree
- Faceted Glass Tree Stocking Holder
- St. Jude’s Brass Angels
- LED White Ceramic Snowflakes
- LED Birch Tree
- Ornament Garland String Lights
- White Faux Fur Table Runner
- Sherpa Snowflake Pillow
- Moonglow Glass Trees
- Illuminated LED Vine Sphere
- Aurora Borealis Sand Art
- Snow White Berry Wreath
- Archie the Snowman Metal Cocktail Shaker
- Feather Christmas Tree
- Wool Llama Christmas Ornament
- Nordic Santa
- Wool Gnome Hanging Advent Calendar
- Angel Ornaments
- Gingerbread Man Christmas Wreath
- Chubby Holiday Santas
- Colorful Bottle Brush Trees
- Cozy Orna-Mint Shaped Pillow
- Pom Pom Sherpa Throws
- Forager Ornaments
- Faux Fur Dog Stocking
- Snowy Village Wreath
- Holiday Critter Advent Calendar
- Artisan Metal Ornaments
- Birch Angel Christmas Tree Topper
- Evergreen Sleigh
- Resin Reindeer
- Woodsy Snowman
- Faux Berry Christmas Garland
- Ivory Knit Christmas Stockings
- LED Santa
- Wood Bead Garland
- Galvanized Jingle Bells
- 2.5 Foot Flocked Artificial Christmas Tree
- Cast Bronze Branch
- LED Grandis Fir Set
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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