The holiday season is just around the corner – but before you can settle down and unwrap gifts alongside friends and family, it’s time to deck the halls! Christmas decor is the best way to get in the holiday spirit and create a warm, welcoming space for yourself and your loved ones.
Windows are prime real estate when it comes to festive decor – especially during the holiday season. Because window decorations can be seen from both inside and outside of the home, it’s a great place to focus your efforts on. From a delicate wreath to an all-out window wonderland, there are endless ways to create a festive, inviting display.
Not sure where to begin? Get in the holiday spirit with these 30 window decor ideas for Christmas!
20 Window Decor Ideas for Christmas
Get inspired with these festive renter- and budget-friendly Christmas decor ideas for windows:
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1. Add a Christmas Garland
A Christmas garland is a holiday decor staple in any home! String a simple strand of pine or evergreen boughs or go all out with stars, stockings, ornaments and more. While garlands are typically available at most home goods stores, they’re also a fun and festive DIY project! Add one to your kitchen or bathroom windows for a unique holiday statement.
2. Hang Festive Curtains
Festive curtains never go out of style! Hanging curtains is a great way to give your home some personality and compliment your decor – especially during the holiday season. Add simple white drapes or festive floor-length curtains in your living room for added coziness!
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3. Stick On Hot Glue Snowflake Window Clings
Decorations feel much homier when you make them yourself! Use festive paper or good ol’ printer paper to cut out snowflake designs. Then, use a small dot of hot glue to stick them to your windows. This simple DIY project makes a big impact on your windows (and it’s a family-friendly activity, too)!
4. Tie Up a Few Ornaments
Your Christmas tree isn’t the only place where ornaments belong! Hang some string lights on your window and tie small ornaments to them (like the photo below) or make a statement by hanging two or three large ornaments.
5. Place Rosemary or Pine Here and There
Feeling like your decor just needs that little extra something? Add a few sprigs of rosemary or pine to your window display for a pleasant touch of green and a fresh, Christmassy scent – there’s no such thing as too much when it comes to rosemary and pine during Christmas time!
6. Craft an All-White Winter Wonderland
Reds and greens are undoubtedly emblematic of the holiday season – but these strong colors don’t always complement your existing decorations. If you’re looking for a sleek, timeless look, opt for an all-white winter wonderland! Focus on whites with a touch of wood or silver for a beautiful, classic display.
7. Add Warmth With Candles and Lanterns
There’s nothing quite as comforting as the gentle glow of a candle. Candles look great alongside any decor, and they’re a simple addition to your window display. Plus, there’s a plethora of candles with delicious holiday scents to choose from! For added style, place your candle inside a lantern.
8. Hang Unique Wreaths
Wreaths are the hallmark decoration of Christmas! Simple wreaths certainly make an elegant statement – however, if you’re feeling creative, there are countless ways to take your wreaths to the next level. Get creative with how you hang your wreath or dress up the wreath itself with pinecones, poinsettias or red ribbon.
9. Make a DIY Curtain Lights Backdrop
If you’re hosting family and friends at your home this year, a photo backdrop is a must. A DIY curtain lights backdrop is perfect for photos with family and friends, and it will brighten up your home on gloomy or snowy days.
10. Arrange Miniature Christmas Trees
Bigger isn’t always better! Miniature Christmas trees are an adorable addition to your windowsill, and it’s a great alternative if you don’t want to deal with bugs and tree fallout from a real Christmas tree.
11. Dare to Decorate Outdoors
Don’t confine your window treatments to the indoors! Hang wreaths, berries or lanterns outdoors to make your home appear warm and welcoming to guests and spectators.
12. Organize a Christmas Window Box
As the weather becomes colder, the plants in your window boxes may begin to wither – but don’t wait until spring rolls around to refurbish them! Fill your window box with plants that thrive in the winter – like an erica carnea evergreen or gaultheria procumbens (the little red berries) – or outdoor Christmas decor.
13. Create a Christmas Card Garland
Instead of sticking your Christmas cards on the fridge, hang them on a garland! This is a great way to remind yourself of all of the love you’ve received from friends and family during the holiday season. Hang mistletoe, rosemary or pine between the cards for an added pop of color.
14. Sprinkle In Teeny Tiny Decor
If your windowsill is bare, consider adding a couple of miniature decorations! If you have a collection of Christmas knick-knacks, sprinkle them around the windowsills in your home to add spunk.
15. Hang LED Snowflakes
LED snowflakes are an elegant addition to any window! Turn them on at night to make your house twinkle on the inside and out. And, if you don’t live in a place where it snows, these LED lights are the next best thing!
16. Drape a Branch Over Your Window
A simple branch can make a big impact on your windows! Simply find a branch or a piece of driftwood, dry it out, add your desired decor and hang it up. We recommend using hot glue to add some fake moss, red berries, pine or crafting birds.
17. Make a Simple Statement With Stars
The top of your Christmas tree isn’t the only place where stars belong – they’re also a stunning decor option for the holiday season! String light-up stars across your window or add a barn star for a classic look.
18. Create a Citrus Garland
Looking to spruce up your garland? Add some dried orange slices! The color orange compliments deep greens beautifully, and it looks great in kitchens. If you’d rather keep it simple, string together dried orange slices on a length of baker’s twine, hang it and call it a day.
19. Hang Stockings
Don’t have a fireplace to hang stockings on? No problem – just move your stockings to the window! This unique way to display your stockings is certainly a conversation starter.
20. Design a Windowsill Wonderland
If you’ve got a large windowsill, turn it into a miniature Christmas village! Create a festive scene with tiny houses, trees, people and snowflakes.
More Christmas Decor Ideas & Tips for Windows
21. Color creates all the feels. To add warmth, use reds. For a classic look, stick to silver. For a cozy cabin feel, add lots of deep greens.
22. Embrace simplicity. Minimalism is all the rage these days. So, if you’re feeling like keeping things simple, roll with it!
23. A little pine goes a long way. If you feel like your window display needs a little extra something, place a couple of pine stems here and there.
24. Add red berries for a pop of color. A delicate branch of berries compliments any Christmas decor!
25. Hang wreaths with festive ribbon. This is a great way to sneak in a little extra color.
26. DIY your wreath or garland. Not only does this add a unique and personal touch to your decor, but it’s also a fun craft to do alone or with friends.
27. Get creative with colors. Not all Christmas decor is red, green and white! If you have a signature color that you enjoy decorating with, find unique ways to work it into your seasonal decor.
28. Mix silver and gold. Who said you have to have one or the other? Christmas is one of the rare times when decorating with silver and gold is encouraged – so don’t hold back!
29. Go for a glow. You can never go wrong with candles, lanterns and lights! Use them to complement your decor in any window display for a little extra warmth.
30. Hang mistletoe for a romantic touch. Doorways aren’t the only place where mistletoe belongs. Hang a small bundle of mistletoe above your windows for decorative or romantic purposes!
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