4 Holiday Decorating Ideas for a Festive Home

December 12, 2023  ·  5 min read  ·  Reviewed by Sarah Zubowski

Are you searching for holiday decorating ideas this season? The key to cultivating a guest-ready home for the holidays is to create an atmosphere that is comforting and inviting while maintaining the spirit of the season. Now, we’re not saying you need to buy the largest Christmas tree you can find or hang snowflakes from the ceiling — it’s the little touches that can make the biggest difference! 

Whether you’re hosting holiday guests or searching for holiday room decorating inspiration, our design experts at Living Designs Furniture are here to help you elevate your holiday home decor with a few simple tips!

Holiday decorating ideas for a festive home can include:

  1. Adding festive throw pillows and blankets
  2. Turning your patio into a holiday hangout spot
  3. Decking out your guest room
  4. Adding festive accent furniture to your space

1. Add festive throw pillows and blankets

Festive decorations are one of the easiest ways to transform your space to reflect the holiday season. Decorative accents such as throw pillows and blankets are a simple way to provide a cozy and festive vibe to any space including the living room, guest room, or master bedroom. Depending on your personal tastes and the overall feel of the room you’re decorating, you could go with a more classic Christmas theme (by incorporating reindeer and candy canes) or stick to a simple holiday color palette. Velvet is a great festive fabric that immediately screams Christmas and looks great in a variety of colors! 

However, holiday home decor doesn’t have to include red and green accents, there are more subtle ways to incorporate festive decorations into your space. For example, utilizing festive phrase embroidery, secondary seasonal colors like gold and white, and fun patterns like plaid are easy ways to jazz up any room without going overboard. This is also a great tip if your current decor has a color scheme that would clash with the traditional green and red hues of the season.

Festive throw pillows that say “let it snow” with other patterns.

2. Turn your patio into a holiday hangout spot

For those who love to host, have you ever considered turning your patio into a holiday hangout spot? Because it never gets that cold here in Houston, patio season is almost a year-round affair. Holiday hosts often neglect their outdoor spaces when planning their festive decorations, but having the extra space to entertain outdoors can make a great impression that your holiday guests, friends, and family will love. 

Turn your outdoor space into the ultimate holiday hangout with comfy seating, a fire pit, and twinkling string lights (in holiday colors of course)! Living Designs Furniture can help you upgrade your patio for the holidays with cozy upholstered furniture and our weather-proof teakwood patio furniture! 

Wooden outdoor furniture with white cushions on patio

3. Deck out your guest room

Is your guest bedroom ready to receive guests this holiday season? If the answer is no, be sure to read our expert’s cozy guest bedroom ideas to transform your space room into the greatest holiday destination! 

Decking out your guest room in holiday home decor is a great way to spread the spirit all through your festive home! When loved ones come to stay overnight, you want your space to say “Welcome friends, and be full of holiday cheer!” — not “I guess you can stay here.”

Christmas room decor ideas, for a guest room specifically, can include holiday-themed bedding and pillows, festive decorations around the room, and seasonal scents with hand soaps and candles. When it comes to a guest space, sometimes less is more. A few focal points like the bed or the shelf decorations can make the room feel less cluttered and more open and relaxing.

Bedroom with holiday throw pillows and neutral Christmas decor.

4. Add festive accent furniture to your space

If you really want to elevate your home to new heights, incorporating accent furniture into your space can really boost your home’s seasonal charm. For example, accent chairs either in holiday colors or interesting patterns not only add a festive and cozy vibe but can also serve as a conversation starter during gatherings! 

Take your space’s current color palette and decor choices into account and see what pieces, colors, and patterns would complement the look best! If you have a mostly neutral room, a pop of emerald green or deep red could make a seasonal statement while also looking great year-round!

Dark navy velvet armchair next to a white Christmas tree.

Living Designs Furniture can bring your holiday decorating ideas to life!

Want to incorporate these holiday decorating ideas but unsure of where to begin with your own space? The experts at Living Designs Furniture are here for you! Holiday room decorating can be as simple or elaborate as you want, it all depends on how you feel, what vibe you want to accomplish, and what would complement your home! So, how do you know what would work best for you and your space?

Book a free design consultation at our Downtown Houston location and get expert design advice for your unique space and needs! Where other designers charge thousands for this hands-on experience, at Living Designs Furniture, you can have it completely for FREE! 

Living Designs Furniture provides Houston with luxury furniture for less. Whether you need a high-quality sectional for your holiday gatherings or an accent armchair to elevate your living space, you can have exactly what you envision for your home without compromising on quality or style. Visit us today to get started!

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