Decorating for Christmas

Decorating Your Home for the Holidays

Christmas decorating isn’t limited to the tree. You can make your whole house feel festive with a few simple ideas. We can show you how to transform everyday items into holiday decorations with the smallest of effort.

Our favourite ways to decorate:

  • Fill a glass pitcher, clear vase or interesting jar with any one of the following:
    • Cinnamon sticks tied together in bunches with ribbon
    • Dried fruit, such as lemon, orange or apple slices
    • Gingerbread men
    • Leftover scraps of ribbon from wrapping gifts
    • Nuts in their shells
    • Pinecones and shiny tree balls
    • Ribbon candy or candy canes
    • Shiny tree balls and other small ornaments
  • Gently fill a glass or crystal bowl or vase with a string of mini lights.
  • Wrap throw pillows with inexpensive craft ribbons so they look like gifts. Set them on the top of a couch or on a comfortable chair.
  • Decorate a silk plant with indoor mini lights.
  • Place a few pieces of cedar, pine or spruce trimmings on a mantle instead of a garland. Tuck bright tree balls or favourite family ornaments into the greenery.
  • Spray a mixture of pinecones and unshelled nuts with gold or silver paint and use them to fill a glass serving bowl. Place a tall pillar candle in the centre of the bowl, if desired. 
  • Using a pretty ribbon or lightweight fishing line, hang pretty tree ornaments at varying heights from a dining room light fixture. 
  • Spell out festive words like Noel or Peace on a fireplace mantle using children's building blocks.

Eco-Friendly Holiday Ideas

From decorating to gift wrap and everything in between, here are even more ideas to make your festive season brighter.