How to Add Festive Holiday Touches to Every Room

Whether you decorate as soon as Halloween is over or you wait until after Thanksgiving, it’s always important to have a decorating game plan. Part of a plan is to know your go-to decorating spots. Lights for the yard, wreaths and garland for the front door, stockings and decor for the living room, and festive dinnerware for the kitchen. But what about the rest of the house? We believe holiday decor shouldn’t be limited to only the main areas of your home. From sprucing up a bedroom to making your office merry and bright, we’re sharing our favorite and easy ways to add festive holiday touches to every room in your home.

1. Jazz Up Your Barstools

For festive holiday touches in the kitchen, add petite wreaths and customizable name tags to your bar or counter stools. These little pieces are a simple way to add some holiday cheer to the busiest room in your home.

Festive holiday touches with stockings on a bookcase2. Hang Stockings in New Places

No mantel? No problem. You no longer need a fireplace to hang your stockings. There are many ways you can hang them but some of our favorites are draping them off a bookcase, pinning them on a message board, or hanging them off a wall shelf.

3. Rethink Your Garland

Don’t limit yourself when it comes to hanging your garland. Although it’s typically seen on a mantel or over a doorway, that doesn’t mean you can’t get creative with your greenery in other rooms. We love the look of hanging garland over a mirror or a bed for an extra statement.

 4. Hang a Mobile

Our Floating Dove Pendant and Tova Hanging Star are eye catching pieces that can add some fun to your room for the holidays. They blend in seamlessly with any decor and help to elevate the eye. We love this kind of festive holiday touch because it’s versatile enough for any room and any season, not just the holidays.

Festive holiday touches with red and green bedding5. Work Red & Green Into Your Bedding

Bedrooms usually get neglected when it comes to decorating for the holidays because they aren’t seen as often as your other rooms. We believe that every room deserves some holiday cheer, even if it’s just where you sleep. A perfect way to get started is with your bedding. We love that this bedding has festive pops of green and red, but can still be used year round once the holidays are over.

Festive holiday touches with holiday throw pillows

6. Mix Up Your Throw Pillows

Pillows are one of the easiest ways to mix up your holiday decor because you can work them into almost any room. There are so many options from deep reds and greens, plaid patterns, velvet textures, and beautiful embroidery. Don’t forget to add in warm and cozy throw blankets as well.

7. Decorate with Wrapped Gifts

Have extra wrapping paper laying around and don’t know what to do with it? Use it to wrap up empty boxes and place them throughout your rooms for a fun and festive holiday touch. With so many beautiful wrapping papers and bows, gifts no longer need to be confined to sitting under the tree. You’ll have no unwrapping mess to deal with because you can store them away and reuse them for next year.

 8. Swap Collections for Festive Touches

If you’re working from home this year, take advantage of decorating your office. Since this is one of the rooms you spend most of your time in, it only makes sense to extend your holiday decorating so you can enjoy it throughout the work week. Move your file cabinet out of the way and make room for a tree, sprinkle some ornaments and festive decor around your work station, and clear the office supplies off your desk to hang some stockings.

Are you ready to decorate your entire home for the holidays? Browse all of our festive decor and for more festive holiday touches, check out these posts:

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Abbey Nolte

Abbey is a homegrown Georgia peach who loves a fresh take on Southern design. When she’s not working behind the scenes of the How to Decorate blog and podcast, you can find her cheering on the Appalachian State Mountaineers and spending time with her wheaten terrier, Charlie.