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Christmas Ideas and Decor

Look here for ideas for gorgeous wreaths, table decorations, holiday trees, mantles, and more, plus links to make it yourself projects, decorating how-tos, and tips to make the holidays easier.

Decorating with Candles
Candles add warmth and ambiance anywhere they're used, and decorating with candles is a great way to bring a festive mood to any space during the holiday season. Here are a few ways to decorate with candles.

Holiday Front Door Decor
See how a beautiful front door can set the tone for a lovely holiday home.

Super Fast and Easy Ways Decorate for Christmas
You can decorate beautifully for Christmas, even with a busy schedule and a small budget. Find our list of the top 10 quick ways to bring a holiday look to your home.

Color Schemes for Christmas Decorating
Unless you love an old-fashioned Christmas with everything collected together on the table or tree, you might like to think about decorating around a color scheme. With Christmas decorations that compliment your home's decor, the decorations will fit in and give a unified look.

Super Fast and Easy Ways Decorate a Christmas Wreath
So you�€™ve purchased a plain evergreen wreath �€“ real or faux �€“ but now what? Try one of these super fast and easy decorating ideas to perk up a plain Christmas wreath.

Principles of Design for Christmas Decorating
Using tried and true decorating principles, your Christmas decorating will be wonderful. We've put together a list of articles that will help you create a beautiful holiday home.

Decorate Your Stairway for the Holidays
If your home has a stairway, you know how beautiful it can look with some decorations. Here are some ideas for dramatic decorations for the holidays.

Christmas Decorating Tips
Decorating my home for Christmas is one of my favorite things to do. Find some good ideas for creating a beautiful holiday home.

Christmas Decorating and Idea Pages
Do you love to decorate your home, your bedroom, your tree, your living room, your dining room, and your front entry for Christmas? If you're looking for holiday inspiration, you've come to the right place.

Holiday Tips
Daily tips for hassel-free decorating, entertaining, and getting organized for the holiday season.

Themes for Christmas Decorations
It's fun to design your Christmas decorations, at least for your Christmas tree, around a special theme. We've listed lots of ideas on how to incoroporate a theme into your Christmas decorating, from traditional to contemporary, whimsical to classic.

Christmas Themes with Snow, Santas, Angles, and Color
We've put together a list of decorating themes for Christmas, based on angels, wonderful snow, and traditional and contemporary color combinations. Choose your favorite.

Christmas Themes with Food, Candy, and Cookies
For a charming Christmas decorating theme, go into the kitchen.

Christmas Themes with Crafts, Cabins, Toys, and Sports
Bring charming decorations into your home based on special family interests or favorite places.

More Great Themes for Christmas Decorating
Ready to break out a mold and do something different for your Chrismas decorations? The sky's the limit!

Christmas Quick Links
Find quick links to articles and tips about decorating for Christmas.

Update Your Home for the Holiday Season
With busy holiday schedules, your time may be limited for home fixup projects. Here are some quick room updates that can be accomplished by adding some holiday color and shine with paint.

Set a Beautiful Christmas Table
Whether you're dining with family or a group of friends, a beautiful Christmas table really sets the mood for a wonderful evening. See our resources for tableware, napkin folding, silver polishing, holiday centerpieces, and more.

How to Decorate for a Memorable Holiday Party
If you're planning a Christmas party, you'll find some good and simple ideas for making it a memorable occasion.

Top Choices of Patterns for Christmas Dishes and Tableware
It's wonderful to welcome your family and friends to a beautiful Christmas table, set with seasonal china, laden with traditional goodies. If you're thinking of buying Chistmas dishes for your home, see our top choices.

Christmas Decorating All Around the House
Do you love Christmas decorations? Then don't leave any area undecorated. Get ideas for Christmas decorating every area of your home, inside and out!

Christmas Decorating You Can Do Yourself
If you're feeling creative, are on a tight budget, or just love to do things yourself, you'll love the ideas here. Make all sorts of Christmas decorations with our guide to a do-it-yourself Christmas.

Easy Ways to Add the Christmas Spirit to Your Home
If you're like most people, you don't have much time left at the end of a busy day to do anything extra. But at this time of year, you want to do something to make your home look festive and special for the Christmas holiday. You'll find some ideas here for quick and simple ways to add a festive look to your home without spending a lot of time or money.

Place Settings That Sparkle
See photos of beautiful but simple Christmas table settings and get instructions on how to create them yourself.

Christmas Themes
An article from Christmas.com with a number of holiday theme ideas for trees and decorations.

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Do you sigh over little ceramic lighted houses? See them all at this fun website. Get display ideas, lists of houses and retirements.

Outdoor Christmas Scenes
About.com's guide to Landscaping, David Beaulieu, has found some fun outdoor decorations.

US Consumer Safety Product Commission
Holiday tips on lighting, trees, fireplaces, and toys.

Christmas Window Decorations
When decorating your home this holiday season take some time to think about the windows. Windows have a huge impact on the outside of a home and they deserve just as much attention as any other area.

Christmas Decorating Ideas – Decorate with Pinecones
When it comes to Christmas decorating ideas it doesn't get much easier than pinecones. They're simple, sculptural and easy to find . No matter how you use them, pinecones are the perfect fall and winter decoration.

Christmas Decorating Ideas – Decorate with Nuts
When you're trying to come up with Christmas decorating ideas try not to over think it. Sometimes the simplest decorations are the best.

Christmas Decorating Ideas – Decorate with Candles
Nothing adds a warm glow to the holiday season like candles. Make sure to include them as part of your Christmas decorating.

Christmas Decorating Ideas – Fill Vases with Cranberries, Nuts and Pinecones
If you're the type to have candles displayed in glass hurricane vases (a lovely look on its own) add a little holiday flair by filling the bottom of the vase with cranberries, nuts, or small pinecones.

Christmas Decorating Ideas - Decorate with Ribbon
Use ribbon to add a little festive color to your everyday items.

Quick and Easy Christmas Decorating Ideas
Decorating for the holidays doesn't have to be expensive or complicated. Check out these quick, easy, and inexpensive Christmas decorating ideas.

Outdoor Christmas Decor
Whether you have a large outdoor space or just a simple front door, there are plenty of things you can do to spruce up your space. Check out these outdoor Christmas decorating ideas and get cracking. The holiday season will be over before you know it.

Christmas Mantels
Mantels are a natural focal point and during the holidays they take centre stage. When decorating Christmas mantels remember to keep the regular rules of mantel decorating in mind. Just switch out your everyday items for festive ones.

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