50 Indoor Decoration Ideas for Christmas that will Spark Your Creativity this Year


Decorating for Christmas is one way that many of us get into the holiday spirit. It is a way to bring joy and laughter into our homes to share with our loved ones. Many people decorate the exterior of their homes with lights and ornaments for the neighborhood to see, but decorating indoors can be a great way to express your holiday spirit, especially if you are having a holiday party or inviting guests over for Christmas dinner.

50 Awesome Decoration Ideas that brings the Joy of Christmas to your Home

Indoor Christmas Decorations

Traditional Christmas decorations are typically green, red, and white, but other colors like gold have also become popular. Indoor decorations often begin with an evergreen tree that is decorated with lights, ornaments, and a star. This is a form of decoration that is used during the winter solstice to remind you that spring is on the way. Eventually the Christmas tree was not enough and other forms of Christmas indoor decorating began to come into play. Today you can see Christmas lights strung around your living space, doors wrapped in paper to look like a present, snowflakes, candles, and wreaths can be seen throughout a home.

As the holiday season draws near, it is time to start thinking about the indoor Christmas decoration ideas that you want to create in your home. This guide is here to inspire you with creative and beautiful DIY Christmas ideas that you can use to decorate your home.

1. Garland for the Dining Room

Garland for the Dining Room

If you are looking for a creative way to start making your own Christmas indoor decorations for this year, then this garland idea is perfect. If you have evergreen trees that you can pull trimmings from, you can create a festive look like this one that has garland draped over the chandelier and the centerpiece of the table. Candles, pinecones, and red and silver Christmas ornaments are perfect to enhance the design of the centerpiece. In addition, the wooden table in this Christmas decor helps to create a perfect wintery atmosphere.

2. Amazing Grace Near the Fireplace

Amazing Grace Near the Fireplace

If you have a fireplace, the next Christmas indoor decorating idea is perfect for your home. The red wallpaper and the dark hues of the hardwood floor brings a subtle warmth into the room. The glow from the fire gives you a comfortable feeling that is enhanced by the pinecone and evergreen garland that wraps around the fireplace. The gold ribbon that is wrapped elegantly around the garland is a subtle yet perfect addition to the Christmas decor of the room, and the bowl of Christmas ornaments adds a beautiful splash of color to the design.

3. There’s a Snowman at the Door

There’s a Snowman at the Door

A lot of DIY decorating ideas for Christmas are simple and easy to create without much effort. This snowman is a way to bring the winter wonderland into your home. This snowman is created with a few pieces of construction paper. Black creates the eyes, mouth, and buttons, but you will need orange paper to create the snowman’s carrot nose. Don’t for get to choose a uniquely colored piece of construction paper to create an awesome scarf for your snowman to keep warm. Enhance this indoor Christmas decoration idea with a string of garland and lights that are positioned around the frame of the door.

4. Reindeer Carousel

Reindeer Carousel

If you have a wooden spice rack at home or you can find one at your local store, then you have the perfect base for your Christmas indoor decorating idea. Small potted evergreen trees and pinecones create the prefect design that can easily be placed in any room of your home. If you want to personalize the display a bit, then add a small chalkboard to the carousel where you can leave messages of holiday cheer for your loved ones when they visit your home; making this DIY Christmas idea the perfect way to decorate the entryway of your home.

5. Garland You can Create at Home

Garland You can Create at Home

The next idea in this gallery is a great way to create your own Christmas decor without spending a lot of time or money doing so. The garland creation begins with a strand of white Christmas lights, though they can be other colors if you prefer. You will need burlap ribbons to create this unique Christmas indoor decoration; red, green, and traditional burlap will do. Once the burlap is cut to ribbon-sized portions, you can begin tying the ribbons to the strand of lights. Don’t forget to alternate colors to create a beautiful display.

6. Evergreen Mantle and Fireplace

Evergreen Mantle and Fireplace

Any home that has a mantle of a fireplace has an advantage when it comes to decor ideas for the Christmas season. The area in front of the mantle can easily be decorated with pieces of logs and evergreen branches to create a forest-like decor. If you use a wooden box to hold all of the decorations together, it will become a location where you can add pinecones and Christmas ornaments. In fact, you can even wrap a string of lights around the exterior of the box to lighten the mood of the room.

7. Candelabra of Christmas Joy

Candelabra of Christmas Joy

Another beautifully creative way to express yourself through your Christmas indoor decorations is this colorful creation. This design idea can utilize any style plate or flat object that can serve as a base for this decorative idea. You will need three wine glasses as well, which can be filled with Christmas ornaments, pinecones, or any other small festive trinkets that you may have. The filled wine glasses are then placed upside down on the decorative plate and the base of the glass serves as a votive holder where candles can be displayed.

8. Beautifully Decorative Ribbon

Beautifully Decorative Ribbon

Another indoor Christmas decoration idea that does not take much effort at all utilizes the furniture that is already established in your home and living space. Simply tie a long bow around your kitchen chairs in colors that match the decor ideas that can be seen throughout the rest of the home. The Christmas lights on the tree in this image perfectly accommodate the beautiful red bow that it tied to the back of this chair. Other colors that you could consider are green, white, silver, and gold, but as long as it matches your Christmas decor, it will be perfect.

9. Advent Tree of Wonder

Advent Tree of Wonder

Advent calendars are a popular aspect of the holiday season that allows you to get a small gift or treat for a period of 25 days. This year, instead of having a small advent calendar, create an advent tree that will enhance your indoor decorations this Christmas. Turn to your creative side to build a wooden tree that you can lean against the wall and make it a DIY Christmas decoration that your kids will love. Once the tree is crafted, nail 25 buckets onto the tree and number them so accordingly. Then, fill each bucket with a treat for later.

10. Dining Room Decor Ideas

Dining Room Decor Ideas

Your dining room needs to have festive Christmas indoor decorations as well as, especially because that is the location where Christmas dinner will be devoured. A simple centerpiece that features small green succulent plants and red Christmas ornaments will be the perfect solution. Adding pinecones to this simple design gives it an earthier feel that is only enhanced by the wooden china closet in the background. If there is a chandelier above the dining room table, then dangling Christmas ornaments from the light fixture is also possible.

11. DIY Christmas Snow Globes

DIY Christmas Snow Globes

If you are looking for other decor ideas for your kitchen, then you can use your creative side to make snow globes out of items that you may already have at home. It is the perfect Christmas indoor decorating idea for a shelf in your kitchen or dining area, but it can also be used anywhere in your home. Start with a mason jar that you fill about 1/3rd of the way with coconut, which serves as snow. Then Place a small evergreen branch or tree into the jar and sprinkle the branches with fine coconut flakes. Holly branches make a cute decoration for the neck of the jar.

12. Ornamental Christmas Tree

Ornamental Christmas Tree

If you are looking for a way to decorate your home that does not incorporate the traditional green and red coloration of the season, then this crafty and creative Christmas tree idea is perfect for a chic apartment that you want to decorate for the holidays. The base of the small ornamental tree is made from a spool of ribbon that is made into a tree using different sized ornaments. The one seen here features silver, pink, and purple Christmas ornaments, but you can use any color that you like. Don’t forget to place a star on the top of the tree.

14. A Christmas Melody for All

A Christmas Melody for All

As we have already seen in this gallery, mantles make an exceptional location to display your Christmas indoor decorations. This display features a base that is created from evergreen branches that differ in size and gold Christmas ornaments that match the design of the living space. On top of the branches, there is a beautiful display of candles. There are small votives, mid-sized bird-shaped candles, slightly larger Christmas tree candles, and even pillar candles that have a musical score printed on the outside of the candle for all to see. If you wish, add a wreath to the wall behind the mantle as well.

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