The Christmas tree is just the start. Make every room look as festive as possible with these glittering, shiny and jolly ideas.
Reorganize the Bookshelf
Wrap books with leftover wrapping paper for pretty spines, or swap in wintry prints and festive figurines.
Split logs look even homier when they're stored in, well, a house. You'll be waiting for the temperature to drop just so you can build a roaring fire.
Set a Casual Table
Swap in folded tea towels for placemats and napkins. They work just as well — and they're often cheaper! Colorful tumblers can step in for vases too.
Draw on Snowflakes
Paint Your Doormat
Upgrade a plain coir mat with graphic white trees. Even easier, add a few stripes of red paint to a metal pail.
Hang Stockings on Cute Holders
Before you start poking holes in your mantel, consider investing in a set of handy hooks instead. These galvanized houses would form a mini Christmas village when lined up in a row.
Choose a Charlie Brown Tree
Bigger isn't always better. A tiny tree brings plenty of cheer, and it's easier for kids to decorate. Just maybe put the more fragile ornaments somewhere else ...
Let Ribbons Hang
Line a banister with a fresh pine garland and crimson bows. Better yet, stir up some paint in a dramatic hue for a merry makeover you'll love even after the holidays.
What you'll need: ribbon
Spruce It Up
Spread cheer throughout the house by placing pine boughs in vases. They'll smell so fresh too!
What you'll need: vase ($25 and up,