Holiday Decorating 101

For those who love decorating, there’s no time of year quite as special as the holidays. The excitement that comes with sprucing up the home for joyous annual celebrations can’t be described. At The Well Appointed House, we believe holiday accents are essential. Whether hosting a large party this season or just entertaining close family and friends, transforming an interior into a festive space is half the fun! Nevertheless, we know the choices are endless and the task can seem overwhelming, so we’ve compiled a list of must-haves to make it easy. Check out our go-to holiday decorating ideas below!


Garland, wreaths, trees, centerpieces..pretty much anywhere you can work in some greenery – do! This is one of the most timeless and classic ways to infuse your home with holiday cheer.

Fresh English Holiday Estate Christmas Wreath

Fresh Boxwood Christmas Garland

6 Ft. Pre-Lit LED Northwood Pine Artificial Christmas Tree

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Big or small, we love them all. Nutcrackers add a festive look to any room in your home. While we typically see nutcrackers on the mantle place, don’t be afraid to use them in the kitchen or the foyer!

Photo: Good Housekeeping

Steinbach Prince Christmas Nutcracker

Steinbach Santa Toymaker Nutcracker Signed

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Stylish Stockings

Stockings are more than just a sock-shaped sack to stuff with candy and trinkets on Christmas Eve. Now available in a wide variety of colors and styles, stockings are essential to your holiday décor, adding flair to your fireplace and living room.

Set of Two Red Velvet Beaded Christmas Stockings

Green Knit Stocking with Brown Fur Trim and Pom Poms

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Decorative Pillows

One of the easiest ways to add holiday style to your home is with decorative pillows. Whether you prefer traditional needlepoint designs or something more modern, throw pillows seamlessly create a festive vibe in any room.

Jeep Woody with Tree Hooked Christmas Pillow

Keep Calm and Be Merry Red & White Christmas Pillow – Set of Two

Holly Garden Christmas Tree Needlepoint Pillow

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