Christmas Decorating Must-Haves

Article Posted By: Caroline Inge

of The Home Depot

An inspiration board of Christmas decorating ideas

The holiday season is the time to bring some festive cheer into your home. When it comes to Christmas decorating, we love incorporating plenty of warm candlelight (either real or LED!), glittery candles, frosty branches, and metallics galore!


If you don’t have one already, a sparkling star tree topper is a must-have. We love the way this silver sunburst capiz tree topper features an icy capiz shell, a bit of silver glitter, and is lit from the inside out!

Lanterns are a beautiful addition to your fireplace mantel, dining room table, or to put in your windows at night. This charming antiqued metal lantern comes with an LED pillar on a timer so it lights up automatically. Genius!

Warm candlelight creates a cozy glow throughout your house, but dozens of open flame candles can be dangerous. Try these LED pillar candles, which come with a timer!


Colored, frosted and glittered, ornaments are festive and fun no matter how you package them. This year, we love these sparkly ornament trees in our Winterberry collection.

Birds are a mainstay in holiday décor, whether it’s a white dove or a partridge in a pear tree. We love these red, brown and white clip-on glittery birds from Martha Stewart Living’s Winterberry Collection.

If you prefer the look of real candlelight, opt for pillar candles instead of LED flameless. We love these festive options: Bark Pillar Candle, Brown Scroll Pillar Candle, and the Metallic Brown Glitter Pillar Candle.

A pair of small 4-foot pre-lit Christmas trees are a versatile addition to any holiday décor. Use them to flank your fireplace mantel. Try them outside and add symmetry to your front door. You could even add them to a console table for a wow factor.


A large barrel is a fun way to add some spice to your Christmas tree, especially if you prefer a pre-lit artificial tree. A barrel like the one can also multitask. Try filling it with firewood, or stuffing it full of pillows to cozy up a living room.

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