Decorate your home this holiday with our simple ideas and make every corner of your home—including your porch—feels cheerful, warm, and inviting so that when the cold weather arrives you’ll have a perfect spot to relax with your family. Check out these 11 decorations that will bring a festive atmosphere to your home; all of them you can easily DIY so you can also have a fun activity preparing for the holidays.
1. Winter Wreath
Traditionally, people hang a wreath on the door. However, you can use this ornament to beautify your fire place. This simple wreath of pinecones, greenery, and white flower details gives a fresh look that is pleasing to the eyes, while the fire place provides you with a comfortable warmth when it’s cold outside.
2. Stoneware Crock Decoration
To fill an empty corner, you can place a stoneware crock like this one. Stuff it with Birch logs and decorate it with pine tree clippings and red berries. Arrange a string lights around it to give an extra sparkle to it.
3. Mason Jar Lighting
Another way to make the most of a string light is by putting it in mason jars and hang them on the porch to make it warm and sparkle. You can add ribbons of your choice to make it more put together. This idea is simple and cheap, yet looks beautifully elegant.
4. Pine Tree Vases
Winter decoration is rather simple, rustic, or full of pines here and there. You can set your own mini pine forest by arranging pine branches in a clear glass vases next to the window. The pines will get a direct sunlight so it gives the impression of a literal forest.
5. Potted Mini Pine Trees
You can also pot the pine cuttings in small snow-white ceramic pots and line them in the middle of your dining table. These greenery sure will amuse your guests cause it brings the exclusive look of the room.
6. Hot Cocoa Bar
Find a small space in your house and set up a mini hot cocoa or coffee bar. A cup of hot beverage will come in handy when the weather is getting cooler. This log cabin-inspired rustic mini bar is very easy to create, but of course you can have it in any style of your choice.
7. Hot Cocoa and Coffee Bar Cart
You can also set up a bar cart like this one. Just gather around your supplies and place it nicely on a 2-tier cart. This one is compact and portable, so you can move it around the house freely.
8. Wooden Ski Display
To decorate your house entrance you can display a vintage wooden ski and add a pine wreath to the center of it. It’s a cool vintage decoration to welcome your guest.
9. Snowflake Chandelier
You can quickly decorate your dining room by adding snowflake ornaments to the chandelier. Choose wooden snowflakes like this one, or the sparkling versions—anything that match the rest of your decor in the room.
10. Pinecone Candle Jars
To add a luminous light into your room you can create this pinecone candle jars. All you need is mason jars, pinecones, lace, baker’s twine, and Snow-Tex to add those beautiful snowy details.
11. Pretty Green Wreath
Lastly, you sure want to add a touch of winter holiday to your private room. Make a wreath of cedar or princess pine and embellish with a couple of pinecones to decorate your headboard. You can also scatter that greenery around the room, like on the side table or the bench near footboard.