Dress Up Your Lighting for the Holidays

Add festive touches to your lighting during the holidays

Add festive touches to your lighting during the holidays

Adding a festive touch to every room makes the holidays all the more merry and bright. Whether you like to decorate a little or a lot at Christmastime, there’s one place you may have overlooked for a little holiday embellishment: the chandelier. Read on for some of our favorite ways to deck out your lighting.

Living room chandelier with holly garland

1. Boughs of Holly

Since ancient times holly has been used as decoration during wintertime. Its bright red berries and shiny green leaves make for an especially festive look during Christmas. Wrap a boughs of holly around the arms of a chandelier for fresh color.

Switch out shades during the holidays

2. Chandelier Shades

Chandelier shades are a quick, easy way to transform your chandelier into a colorful holiday accent. We chose a cheery red that complements the tabletop decor to pair with our mirrored chandelier. If your setting is more neutral, go for the glamour of our Mercury Glass Chandelier Shades.

Pendant light with sprigs of greenery and ribbon

3. Au Naturel

We love the understated elegance of a simple sprig of greenery bound by natural burlap ribbon. Attach it to your fixture in the entry for a warm and welcoming focal point.

Hang ornaments from your chandelier

4. Ornaments

Are you one of those people who has such a large collection of ornaments that you couldn’t possibly fit them all on one tree? Here’s another beautiful way to display your favorites: stylishly suspend them from the arms of a chandelier using pretty ribbon.

String pine cones from the chandelier

5. Pinecone Garland

Bring a woodsy, rustic look to your home with a homemade pinecone garland wrapped around your chandelier. This is a look you can put up in fall and keep through New Year’s. You can add greenery or berries for more holiday color.

A bow is a simple touch that still feels festive

6. Simple Bow

Saving your greenery for your mantel and staircase? Spruce up lighting with the simplicity of a bow made from your favorite ribbon. It adds a delightful touch that guests will notice right away.

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Caroline McDonald

Caroline lives for pairing together patterns, mixing furniture styles, and oogling over our newest furniture pieces. As you can imagine, her little 1920's craftsman is in a constant state of flux. Here on How to Decorate, it's her goal to help you turn your home into your own little slice of paradise.