Brighten your holidays with unique themed home decor

One of the best ways to kick off the holiday season is to set the mood with welcoming holiday decorations. Festive, unique themed home decor helps create the cozy feeling we all seek during the winter months, making our homes feel warm and joyful even when the days are short and cold.

Start your themed home decor with holiday lights

Outdoor holiday lights are the perfect place to start your holiday decorating because they’re just so easy to change. Don’t get me wrong: Hanging them is no joke. But with smart outdoor lighting strips, you can hang them once and use them all year ’round. Maybe that means customizing them to a warm glow during summer evenings, spooky yellow and purple for Halloween, and twinkling white and blue during the winter. LED projectors are another easy way to create holiday lighting outdoors, with no-hang seasonal motifs like Santa, snowflakes, and dreidels for every family.

If you have a smart lighting setup inside your home, the holidays are a great time to make use of them, too. Most smart lighting setups come with a few presets, and I always find there are cute, holiday-themed ones available for each! For bigger rooms with multiple bulbs, the holidays are a great time of the year to try out a new lightscape. For rooms with light strips, perhaps a rolling gradient is the way to go.

Samsung The Frame tv family

The perfect themed home decor for the living room

Looking for another festive way to set the mood for the holidays that’s easy and requires very little setup? Turn your designer TV or other smart TV on to the fireplace channel for some ambiance, or cast your favourite holiday family photos to display them in impressive scale. Samsung’s The Frame is the most popular choice for displaying TV-sized art, but it’s not the only option. Using your smart TV in conjunction with Google Home or Google Chromecast works well too, and can be a very budget-friendly update for what you already have in your living room.

ft Costway 24Snowy Artificial Christmas PE Wreath w: Pine Cones & White Berries

Add greenery with wreaths and trees

Greenery and other natural textures are what make rooms feel lively and homey. Create a welcome, memorable holiday season with themed home decor that breathes life into your space, like a holiday wreath, garland, or tree.

Despite the fact that you can re-use plastic greenery year after year, real trees and fresh decorations are the more eco-friendly choice. They break down easily, and in some areas can even be re-planted or (and I love this one) fed to goats and chickens, who go absolutely crazy for Christmas trees.

However, there are also benefits to synthetic options that you just can’t get from a real tree. It’s easy to find holiday themed home decor items that are pre-decorated, like pre-lit and flocked trees, which will save you time every year from searching to setup. You can also find funky, unique designs like upside-down trees and partial trees, which are great for small spaces as you can pop them in the corner of a room that’s too small for a real tree. Space doesn’t have to limit your holiday decorating: There’s room for everyone to be festive.

blue brown burlap table runner

Set the perfect home holiday table

It can be hard to keep a full set of holiday dinnerware and other kitchen items, especially if you don’t live in a large home. But that doesn’t mean you can’t set an awesome holiday table regardless!

Give your tablescape a festive twist with unique centrepieces, a few key dishes in holiday colours, and special holiday textiles. I love adding candles and a seasonal table runner, for starters, then adding small details like special serving platters, table garland, or holiday-shaped desserts for after dinner. Another great way to make holiday gatherings feel special is to use special glassware, napkin rings, or charger plates, so try pulling those out as well if you have them at home or you’re ready to add them to your dining set.

The holidays are a wonderful time of year to be with those you love, so start decorating with unique themed home decor now to get the most out of every (holi)day.

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Rae Chen
Rae Chen covers everything from handbags to speakers here on the Best Buy Plug-in Blog. They can also be found at, where they've been writing about beauty & wellness since 2007.


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