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The holiday season is a special time of year, and one of the best ways to get into the holiday spirit is to decorate your home with traditional Christmas decorations. From classic Christmas trees adorned with lights and ornaments, to festive wreaths on your front door, these traditional decorations can help create a warm and inviting atmosphere in your home.


Consider a festive garland to hang over the sink, or a festive wreath to add to the kitchen wall. Hang ornaments from the cabinets, or on a small Christmas tree. String lights around the kitchen in a creative manner. Add holiday themed kitchen towels, rugs, and other festive items. Place Christmas plants like poinsettia, paperwhites, and rosemary topiaries on the countertops.

Classic Christmas Decorations

The tree is the main focus of the room and is decorated with traditional red, white, and green accents and a star on top. The tree is adorned with vintage-inspired wooden ornaments. A variety of vintage Christmas decorations, such toy horses and other wooden toys, are placed around the tree. The room is complete with a cozy fireplace, a comfy sofa, and plush throws to keep us warm during the winter months.

Nostalgic Christmas Tree

have a selection of antique glass ornaments that I’ve collected over the years, as well as a large set of beaded garlands that I’ve strung around the tree. I have a variety of ribbons l that I’ve used to add a touch of color. I also love to add a homemade ornament or two each year, whether it’s a new rustic crafted ornament or a hand-painted ornament that my kids made at schoole. With all these traditional decorations, our tree looks and feels like the holiday season.

Decorations for the Mantel

I kept my mantel pretty simple with cedar and fir clippings from a local nursery mixed with some red berries. I also added white pillar holders and red candles. We added on these Christmas Village stocking holders which tied-in perfectly with my porcelain Christmas village in the kitchen. I always love to repeat themes in different rooms, even if the scenes will never be seen together.

Family Room Throw Pillows

You can find pillows in solid holiday colors, or with snowflakes, trees, Christmas lights, ornaments, and snowmen that can all give your family room a festive look. To go along with the throw pillows, you can also add a few holiday-themed blankets to fold and drape over the couches and chairs.


Vignettes are easy to create and can be used to decorate any surface in your home.Ideas for vignettes include a mantel with a few candlesticks and evergreen garlands, a shelf with a Christmas village and festive lighting, a side table with a few scented candles and a few Santa figurines, a console table featuring a nativity scene and a holly swag, and a coffee table with a poinsettia centerpiece.

I hope that this post helped to inspire you to decorate for a traditional Christmas!  Tap the link to read more and don't forget to follow along with me on Instagram @ninahendrickhome! 

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