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7 Last-Minute Christmas Decoration Ideas — It’s Never Too Late!

 Life can get busy at times, and decorating your home might be the last priority on your to-do list. However, it is never too late to spruce up your home for the upcoming holidays. Adding a few decorative touches will effortlessly bring a festive flair to your home. We share some clever last-minute Christmas decoration ideas, versatile enough to fit your unique taste!

A welcoming front door

A festive wreath will give everyone a warm welcome while giving off the impression that your home is all decked out for Christmas. This adorable wreath made of candy canes is an impressive decor piece that you can DIY.

Adorable wreath made of candy canes (from BHG)
Adorable wreath made of candy canes (from BHG)

Elegant centerpiece

A simple centerpiece will boost the holiday cheer in your home. This elegant and versatile option is easy to put together and complements any style. All you need to do is fill a glass vase with cranberries and add a few white roses (or another favorite flower). 

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Elegant centerpiece for your family gathering (from Not Your Standard)

Tiered tray decor

You don’t need to waste your time searching everywhere for holiday decorations. Go ahead and use things you already own in an unexpected way. Grab a tiered tray from the kitchen and turn it into a stunning decor piece for the holidays. Layer it with garlands, string lights, and ornaments to curate the perfect festive decoration.

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Curated tiered tray for the ultimate holiday vibes (from Clean and Scentsible)

Nature-inspired decor

All you need for some rustic Christmas decor is right there in your yard. Use branches and mason jars to create a holiday-inspired vignette for your table. Add a few pinecones here and there, and your holiday decor is complete. 

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Easy table centerpiece inspired by nature (from Sarah Joy Blog)

Apothecary jar decor

Curating a stylish Christmas display is very easy with apothecary jars. The varying heights and shapes look visually appealing while adding a decorative touch to your home. Fill the jars with ornaments, beads, string lights, or anything else that glistens and sparkles for the ultimate effect. 

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Creative Christmas decor with apothecary jars (from The Design Twins)

Decorate with garlands

Even if you don’t have a Christmas tree, some green garlands will bring the holiday look. Think of the unexpected spots to drape them, such as your shelves, TV console, and even over-the-door frames.

 These lush garlands will bring a decorative flair to your home on their own. Or, you could wrap them up in string lights and add ornaments. Either way, you are guaranteed to bring a cozy Christmas vibe to your space.

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Update your year-round shelf decor with garlands (from This Is Our Bliss)

Curated festive mini-bar

A nicely curated mini-bar will bring the holiday spirit to your home without much effort. Simply display your favorite drinks on a tray or bar cart and add a garland or two.

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Christmas bar for holiday entertainment (from Darvin and CO)
Kristina Shestakova
I write for decoist.

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