Each year, it feels like the holidays come and go in a blink of an eye. But with every holiday season comes a handful of grandma-inspired Christmas decorations (sorry, grandma) that make you cringe. So to make this season more enjoyable this year, we’ve compiled a list of holiday decor that will not only make all of your friends ask where you got each item but that will make your home feel fresh AF.
The holidays inevitably mean hanging out with family and probably being interrogated with a thousand questions you don’t want to answer… so in that case, pour the merlot! Not only is this pillow cute, simple, and available in a variety of colors (and therefore, so easy to incorporate into your living room), but it speaks to us on a whole other level. Cheers!
No matter how bad you might want a full Christmas tree, we all know there’s no way it’s fitting in your cramped studio apartment. Instead, opt for this mini cactus that’s small enough to fit any nook or cranny. It’s festive, it’s small, it’s cheap, and it’s adorable — what else can you ask for?
Give your home all the bedazzle it deserves with this disco ball-inspired Christmas trees. Make sure to place them next to a small lamp or fireplace to allow the light to bounce all over the walls of your home.
While there’s nothing wrong with plain ole’ colored ball ornaments, these glass ones from ComingSoon are infinitely better. Incredibly simplistic and donning a gold chain to hang them with, these ornaments are unlike any other ornaments without being too extra. If you ask us, they’re a must-have on the tree this year.
Rather than going for the classic and slightly ugly Christmas lights from the drugstore, spend a little more moolah by getting these insanely beautiful star lights. They don’t scream Christmas, but mix these in with the rest of your holiday decor, and people will get the memo.
This candy garland from Kurt Adler is something you did not know you needed until right now. It’s festive, colorful, and might we add… cheap! The best part is that it’s not explicitly holiday related, so if you’re a true candy fanatic, you can leave it up all year round.
Each Christmas, homes across the nation suddenly become flooded with snow globes depicting picturesque winter scenes. Class up your holiday decor with this simple, rose-gold snow globe. It’s the perfect way to incorporate some holiday magic without being overly tacky.
If you don’t think as the perfect banner for your next holiday party, we feel sorry for you. The cheeky call out is adorable and the simplicity makes it perfect for any apartment. Hang some mistletoe off of it and you’ve officially given the almost outdated mistletoe a seriously needed upgrade.
If you’re looking for a set of ornaments to be the basis of your tree but you don’t like any of the classic styles, try out these cute wire ornaments by CB2. The metallic finish will give your tree a modern twist and the intricacy of the wiring leaves elements of beautiful detail everywhere. We promise they’re worth it.
Instead of leaving cookies for Santa, opt to show how much you care by decorating your home with a mini statue of himself that he would be excited to see. With minimal design that’ll easily blend with the rest of your decor, this little guy will surely get you a lot of compliments.
Written by Hannah Smith
Feature Image via Man Repeller