You don’t want to blow your holiday budget on decorations—after all, you surely have a lengthy gift list to attend to—but after hearing the opening notes of Mariah Carey’s “All I Want for Christmas Is You,” it suddenly becomes impossible not to buy into the holidays. Wreaths, throw pillows, and other seasonally-inspired decor can add up to a hefty price tag, but thanks to Target, you can snag some particularly festive, expensive-looking decorations without busting your budget.
Whether you’re on the hunt for a few choice accessories to liven up your small apartment, or you’re fully committed to dressing your home in holiday cheer, these 15 stylish pieces will help you to accomplish your goal—without spending big.
Flocked Pine Wreath, Wondershop, $20
The naturalistic faux pine needles of this wreath make it the perfect choice for a hygge-focused, Scandinavian-inspired space. It’s covered in a super-subtle shimmer to give the appearance of actually being frosted.
Wood Cone Tree With Design, Wondershop, $10
Red and green aren’t quite your vibe? Not a problem. This 8-inch decorative tree opts for sleek lines, infused with just a little bit of glamour with its gold star accents.
Decorative Pine Tree Large, Opalhouse, $24.99
Clocking in at three feet tall, this faux tree option is perfect for maximalists—its tinsel needles are so sparkly they don’t even require additional decoration. But, if you want to go all out, add some white string lights and a few baubles for maximum fun.
Decorative Tray With Leaf Handles, Opalhouse, $34.99
Serving trays are a versatile room accent, especially when you’re entertaining. Use this piece as a platter for Christmas cookies, or a tray for cocktail supplies. Once all your guests have gone home, transition it into a tool for staying clutter-free, and stack books and magazines on top of it.
Decorative Bowl Antler, Threshold, $24.99
This silver-toned antler is gorgeous on its own, and looks particularly striking on a mantel—but it can also work as a vessel for candy canes or other seasonal treats. For a more elegant accent, fill it with pinecones, cranberries, or other natural-inspired winter finds.
Beaded and Gold Glittered Christmas Cone Tree Tabletop Decoration, Northlight, $39.59
A sparkly tree makes for a contemporary centerpiece, especially if your preferred holiday colors are silver and gold. Just over a foot tall, it doesn’t overwhelm a tablescape and adds just the right amount of shimmer.
Mixed Pine with Blueberries, Pine Cones and Ice Twigs Christmas Candle Holder Centerpiece, Northlight, $19.79
For more of a traditional centerpiece, this faux pine option can pass as a much pricier arrangement. Just add your own unscented pillar candles to really make it the center of attention.
Unlit Glitter Bethlehem Star Christmas Tree Topper, Wondershop, $15
Covered in champagne-colored glitter, this tree topper is a simple yet refined way to top your tree, faux or real. Its precise linework gives it a contemporary twist, though it looks pretty atop trees of varying style.
Wreath Pom Pom with Glass Ball, Opalhouse, $24.99
This wreath is so comforting, cute, and loveable, it’s practically a stuffed animal. With many, many pom-poms that give it impressive volume, and tiny, jewel-toned glass bulbs, it’s a steal for its high quality.
19″x14″ Reversible Toile Placemat Black/White, Threshold, $4.99
Plaid is an expected (and classic!) choice when you’re trying to create a cabin-like atmosphere, but this wintery toile print feels totally fresh. Better yet, if you tire of it, simply flip these placemats around to reveal their reverse side: black and white buffalo check.
Tree Collar, Hearth & Hand With Magnolia, $34.99
This basket-like piece makes a convincing argument for giving up tree skirts all together. Its black finish reads as totally modern, while its woven, wooden texture lends rustic appeal.
72″ x 16″ Side Tassel Slub Table Runner Off-White, Opalhouse, $17.99
The metallic-accented tassels and linen look of this cotton runner make it seem like a far more indulgent textile, though it will cost you less than $20. Its golden hue makes it a great holiday choice, though it’s neutral enough to look polished year-round.
Candle Stick Holder Leaf Base Large, Opalhouse, $12.99
Get a nature-inspired look (without decking your halls with literal boughs of holly) with the help of this leaf motif candlestick holder. They’ll look appropriate on your dining room table from Thanksgiving, all the way into the new year.
Fireplace Log Holder, Project 62, $49.99
If you’re lucky to have a fireplace to cozy up to, a few details can make it even more perfect. This golden log holder has a sleek, mid-century-inspired design—you’ll feel extra-inspired to stack your firewood just right.
Pom Square Throw Pillow, Opalhouse, $19.99
You can never really have too many throw pillows, especially when you have one like this. Its white pom motif feels evocative of snowballs during wintertime, but blends in as a textured neutral during all other seasons—truly, a pillow that can do both.
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