The Easiest Holiday Decor Ideas for Your Entire Home

Our easiest holiday decor ideas ever will get you in the holiday spirit in no time.

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That's a Wrap


Nothing beats baker's twine for gift-wrapping versatility. Use it as trim on presents or to tie up a stack of cookies for the neighbors. —Karen Davis, art director at Paper Source

Try: Red & White Baker's Twine,, $8. Modern Trees and Holiday Confetti Wrapping Paper,, $8 per roll. Tiny Trees Kraft Gift Wrap and White Gift Tags, The Container Store and, $10 per roll and $2 per package of 10.

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Seasonal Surprises


Tabletop trees, surrounded by fragrant greens and candles, set a yuletide scene on an entry console. White Washed Wood Trees,, from $31

A few unexpected hits of holiday will delight the kids, and perhaps make you feel like a kid again. Hang paper snowflakes in the coat closet, or place sprigs of pine and berries on top of framed pictures along a gallery wall.—Anne Sage, blogger at and author of  Sage Living: Decorate for the Life You Want

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Terrific Tables


Succulent wreaths may not scream Christmas, but when paired with pillar candles and placed on a kitchen table, they're a pretty centerpiece that'll last well into the new year. —Maire Byrne, owner of Local Kitchen & Wine Bar

Try: Spring Green Succulent Wreath, for more information

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Give your dining room chandelier a mini makeover by hanging glitzy ornaments from a slender wire or fishing line. —Emily Henderson, designer, Target home style expert and author of  Styled

Try: Gold Dipped Feather Ornaments, Target stores, $3 for set of two

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Turn favorite ornaments, vintage postcards and holiday greetings into a festive display with a hanging chandelier.

Try: Ornament-Photo Chandelier,, $40

Festive pattered pillowcases are great for packaging oversize items like a yoga mat or tennis racket. Just secure with ribbon at the top and add a tag. —Danielle Kurtz, creative director of The Land of Nod

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Let There Be Light


Replace a plain fixture with a punched paper lantern to spread cheer in a hallway or breakfast nook.

Try: Paper Star Lantern,, $35

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Tree Time


Draw a tree with painter's tape on a wall in a kid's room and attach lightweight ball ornaments to it. —David Stark, event planner and owner of David Stark Design

Try: FrogTape,, $9 per roll

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Festive Fun


For the easiest-ever coffee table decoration, fill a terrarium with colorful ornaments and fresh greenery. —Johanna Mele, home stylist for West Elm

Try: Faceted Terrariums in Gold,, from $29

Put your stockings on your bedroom doorknobs. That way, kids can open a gift right when they wake up. —Donna Garlough, style director at  Joss & Main

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Instant Cheer


No string light necessary for these gold-foil cast resin reindeer—they'll shine under the tree or on the mantel shelf. Woodland Deer in Gold and Majestic Deer in White,, $18 each for 8-inch and $20 each for 14-inch sculptures

Create an Instagram tree with phone snapshots instead of ornaments. —Melissa Schenck, classic designer with Decorist

Try: for matte-finish square paper photos ($22/set of 25), or print your own from the Canon SELPHY CP910 Wireless Compact Photo Printer,, $100.

Hot-glue small magnets to the back of shiny ornaments to dress up your fridge or a metal door. —Sherry and John Petersik, authors of  Lovable Livable Home

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Double Duty


Save time with double-duty decor like an Advent calendar that's also a mantel garland.

Try: Yuletide Spirit Advent Calendar,, $59

Fill gaps in your tree and add color with floral filler: large blooms, fresh or dried flower sprays and leaf bunches. —Marie Ackerman, vice president of education at Teleflora

Wrap red and white washi tape around plain hangers to get your closet cheery for company. —Lauren Arkema, style director at

I'm all about a little sparkle and bringing the outside in. Cut up birch logs, dip them in gold paint and stack near the fireplace. —Nate Berkus, interior designer with seasonal Nate Berkus at Target collections