Published on December 5, 2018


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Now that the holiday season is officially underway, it’s time to trim the tree and pull out those stockings. Sure, you might have your tried-and-true decorating strategy, but a few simple changes can help to make this time of year feel even more special. When your Christmas decorations look just as elevated as the rest of your home, you have all the more reason to feel extra merry—and that’s why we’ve rounded up a few of our favorite #SOdomino holiday homes.

Maybe you’d like to opt into a new trend (this year, sparse trees are having a definite moment), or you’re looking for some original ways to display a pine garland. Either way, these interiors are guaranteed to help you get into the holiday spirit, and inspire a few new decorating ideas of your own.


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In a space filled with textured neutrals and cozy, emerald green velvet chair, an ornament-free tree feels positively refreshing (and requires less work to put together).

A cascade of wintertime greenery feels just right atop a relatively minimal mantel. Simple white tapers bring a dose of elegance.

If you’re not all for red and green, try out a rainbow forest of bottle brush trees—they have a sweet retro vibe that feels positively invigorating.

An ochre duvet from H&M Home’s holiday collection, paired with matching ornaments on a hanging brand make for the ultimate cozy bedroom.

With a mixed variety of holly, pine, and more festive greens, this festive arch is in need of no additional baubles. Consider this the perfect outdoor decoration for a minimalist holiday.

A Charlie Brown-esque branch has never looked so chic. Try this look at home with the help of vintage ornaments and a simple wall hook.

You don’t need a fireplace to put together a pretty mantle. This DIY option is the perfect structure for stockings, and of course, a pretty garland—no need to buy any firewood!

Skip the tree skirt and opt for a blanket-and-basket combination for an unexpected, yet totally delightful touch. Golden tones in the wire basket, ornaments, and floral arrangements add warmth to this bright, white space.

In a room filled with mixand-match textiles, a bit of uncomplicated greenery adds a festive finish. For more bohemian option, skip the filled-out tree and opt for a sweetly scrawny one instead.

Muted coral feels a touch more romantic than traditional red, giving this interior a gentle, cozy vibe. The cherry on top: a fire-free fireplace, lit up with the help of string lights.

More holiday inspiration:

You Can’t Go Wrong With This One Gift, Study Says

The Christmas Tree-Lighting Hack Every Home Deserves

13 Scandinavian-Inspired Decor Ideas for the Holidays