DesignThe Ultimate Christmas Home Decor Guide 2021

The Ultimate Christmas Home Decor Guide 2021

The festive season is upon us, which means it’s time to get the decor up. There’re so many Christmas decor pieces that can bring much-needed joy to our lives during the COVID-19 pandemic. Christmas is a time of year to celebrate, but for many, it can evoke fear. The never-ending list of things to do all add up. By the time the big day comes around you’re left exhausted with little Christmas cheer.


To get you started, we’ve rounded up the ultimate guide to help you not only survive this Christmas but enjoy it too. Here you’ll discover the latest styling trends, how to dress a small space, Christmas tree decorating advice, as well as tips to help you avoid a budget blowout. 

Living Room

Your living room is the heart of your home all year long, but it feels extra important once the holidays roll around. Not only is it the best backdrop for intimate gatherings, but also the go-to location for your Christmas tree. (And, if you’re lucky to have a fireplace, it’ll triple as Santa Claus’s primary entrance.) For these reasons, it’s a good idea to fill your space with an extra dose of holiday cheer.

The Ultimate Christmas Home Decor Guide 2021
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  • Go for a flocked Christmas tree this year
  • Hang evergreen wreaths in your living room windows
  • Display bottle brush trees on your shelves and console table
  • Drape an evergreen garland on your mantel
  • Hang stockings on the chimney
  • Christmas throw pillows are a must!
  • Add a cozy winter throw blanket to the sofa
  • Design a pretty Christmas centerpiece for your coffee table


When it comes to Christmas kitchen decorating, don’t be afraid to go modern (above) or traditional (below) depending on your tastes! A simple string of lights around the kitchen window can go a long way in adding some festive cheer to your kitchen. Or opt for a traditional red plaid Christmas decor theme and go all out!

The Ultimate Christmas Home Decor Guide 2021

Of course, there are many more ways to decorate your kitchen for Christmas. Here are a few ideas to spark your imagination and creativity:

  • Frame your window with string lights
  • Hang a wreath in your window
  • Swap out your old dish towel for a red Christmas one
  • Make use of Christmas cake stands and cookie jars
  • Hang Christmas wall signs on the walls

Dining Room

Another important room in the house to decorate for Christmas is the dining room. If you are hosting a Christmas dinner, then be sure to decorate your dining room for the holiday. Here are the important decorations you must consider when decorating your dining room for Christmas!

The Ultimate Christmas Home Decor Guide 2021
  • Choose a festive table runner
  • Decorate with white candles
  • Be sure to put a Christmas tree in the corner
  • Make it cozy with faux sheepskin throws
  • Use evergreen in your Christmas centerpiece!


The Ultimate Christmas Home Decor Guide 2021

The bathroom isn’t the first place you think of when decorating your house for Christmas, but don’t underestimate this little room. I recommend adding small touches of Christmas cheer to your bathroom, especially if it’s a guest bathroom and you are hosting! The scent of a Christmas candle or a festive red towel are wonderful, simple ways to decorate for Christmas in the bathroom. Here are a few more solid Christmas bathroom decorating ideas:

  • Add a Christmas scented candle
  • Display evergreen on shelves and corners
  • Swap in a Christmas hand towel
  • Go bold with Christmas themed toilet paper!
  • Hang wreaths over the mirrors
  • Drape a garland over your window
  • Put candy canes in the toothbrush cup
  • Hang a wreath or Christmas sign above the toilet
  • Use a Christmas shower curtain
  • Hang an ornament on the bathroom door knob
  • Hang a stocking on one of the towel hooks


The entryway is the first room your guests will see as they enter your home for Christmas. That’s why we had to include it in our Christmas home decor guide for you this year! Just because it’s a pass-through space doesn’t mean it doesn’t deserve a little Christmas cheer. There are lots of ways to decorate your entryway for Christmas. Here are a few of our favorites!

The Ultimate Christmas Home Decor Guide 2021
  • Hang a wreath on your front door
  • Hang a red scarf on one of your coat hooks
  • Add a mini Christmas tree
  • Christmas throw pillows on the bench
  • Red lanterns on the ground
  • Drape an evergreen garland around your staircase bannister
  • Add a festive Christmas welcome sign to the wall
  • Hang a stocking from one of the coat hooks


We love spending late mornings in our Christmas bedroom. It’s important to decorate the bedroom for Christmas whether it’s your own or just a guest bedroom! The first place you wake up in the morning should be cheerful and bright, and these Christmas bedroom decorating ideas will help your guests feel right at home in your space this holiday season. Here are a few ideas for how to decorate the bedroom for Christmas.

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  • Add a mini Christmas tree to your nightstand
  • Throw a Christmas blanket over the corner of the bed
  • Light a Christmas themed candle
  • Swap out your pillows for some Christmas themed throw pillows
  • Hang a wreath from your headboard
  • Hang a Christmas sign on the wall

Pplanning in advance can mean less stress as those weeks actually approach. This way, you’ll have all your Christmas decor waiting in the wings before the holidays hit, and all you have to do is pull and place. For those celebrating Christmas, it’s one of the most special times of year. It means quality time with family and friends, generosity, good will and many warm memories. Follow our guide of Christmas decorating ideas.


How do you decorate your home for the holidays? Share your Christmas decorating ideas with us by using #ArkeeHoliday on Instagram!