December is here, time to make a list and double check… when it comes to decorating your home for the winter holidays, this is it! You’ve probably bought some new string lights and started unpacking those decorations, but let’s face it, there are plenty of other options for Christmas decorations besides porches and living rooms. If you’re looking to liven up your home this season, why not get off the beaten path and spread holiday cheer in your breakfast nook, master bedroom, or even your bathroom? Below we highlight seven oft-forgotten parts of your home that could totally benefit from a little seasonal decor.
Bathrooms are more than just utility rooms! You can certainly dress up the space with simple decorations like the bottlebrush trees thoughtfully scattered here. Then light a few candles, play a holiday playlist, and take a long, cozy soak in the tub before getting ready for endless parties and gift exchanges—you deserve a little R&R.
If you have young children, chances are they’re excited to look forward to the holidays. Make their play area feel cozy and seasonal by adding a few small wreaths or some little lanterns until Santa shows up.
A Long Hallway
You may already be busy decorating your front doorway for the holidays, but if you have a long hallway that needs some attention, put this space on your list. A long console table is a great place to display resorts, candle holders, or some dazzling candle sticks. Add as much or as little color as you like – here, the neutral display is beautiful and serene while still being pleasing.
Your Dining Nook
Maybe you’re planning a big festive dinner in your restaurant, and you’ve decked out the space to the utmost detail. Well, there’s no reason why your kitchen’s dining area can’t have some fun. After all, this is probably where your family spends the most of their daily mealtimes. So, why not add some seasonal elements to the space? Even if you’re planning to put a Christmas tree in the living room, stringing the garlands and putting some candles and a snowflake cutout will get the job done!
Your Primary Bedroom
Just because you’re an adult doesn’t mean you don’t enjoy waking up in a winter wonderland every morning. Put a few mini Christmas trees on your dresser or nightstand, then add evergreen or eucalyptus ornaments to a few vases and arrange them around the room. Not only do they look festive, but they also smell wonderful to your space, making your sleepover feel like a special treat.
Your Open Shelving
If you’re lucky enough to have open shelving in your kitchen, there are plenty of fun seasonal styles waiting for you. Considering you’ll be spending time in the kitchen preparing festive dishes and baking another cookie swap, you want your space to feel extra fabulous. Simple but effective decorating techniques include displaying trinkets — Christmas trees, reindeer, etc. — and placing branches or pine cones. As a finishing touch, grab some of the most festive tableware from your lockers and put it on display!
Your Coffee Bar
The coffee bar makes your morning coffee feel more refined than in your own personal coffee shop. Why not celebrate the holidays by giving this room a little love? Stock up on some winter mugs, hang a cute sign, and even have candy canes ready to use as stirrers—it’s mint coffee season, after all.
What do you think about of these ideas? Put them in practice this Christmas!