The Shopper’s Guide to Super-Chic Holiday Decor

Lindsey Lanquist
The Shopper’s Guide to Super-Chic Holiday Decor
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Our holiday flights are booked, our wishlists are shipshape, and we’re already dreaming of the Instagrams we’ll post in our sparkly New Year’s Eve outfits. The only thing left on the agenda? Making our homes feel as holiday-ready as we do—meaning it’s time to start brainstorming holiday decor ideas.

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In the past, we’ve turned to Pinterest. But we’ve found these DIYs rarely deliver on their promises to be “easy” or “quick”—and those are the ones we actually get around the attempting. The rest remain on our to-do lists, where they sit in DIY purgatory for, well, ever. (Because, seriously, who has time to craft a bunch of DIYs between Thanksgiving and the first day of December?)

This year, we’re opting for a different approach: We’re shopping our holiday decor. At least this way it’ll get done—and we can rest assured knowing it’ll be cute. No more Pinterest fails for us—just sleek, sparkly home decor, covering every corner of our apartments from now until December 26.

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Ahead, you’ll find 23 holiday decor ideas you can shop instantly—and obtain within a few days. In no time, your home will be transformed from banality to festivity.

So light those candles, bring out those blankets and flip on Michael Buble’s Christmas album—it’s beginning to look a lot like the holidays in both our hearts and our shopping carts. And soon, it’ll look that way in our homes, too.

STYLECASTER | The Shopper's Guide to Chic Holiday Decor

North Pole Stocking, $38 at Anthropologie

Why shouldn’t your stocking be as cozy as your go-to faux fur coat?

STYLECASTER | The Shopper's Guide to Chic Holiday Decor

Metal Star Banner, $18 at Urban Outfitters

Holiday decor that’ll look great, even if you never manage to take it down.

STYLECASTER | The Shopper's Guide to Chic Holiday Decor

Mini Star Tree Topper, $24 at Anthropologie

Because everyone deserves a sparkly, bright pink tree topper.

STYLECASTER | The Shopper's Guide to Chic Holiday Decor

White Tree Candle, $9.95 – $34.95 at Crate and Barrel

Candles that double as decor? Yes, please.

STYLECASTER | The Shopper's Guide to Chic Holiday Decor

Tasseled Geode Ornament, $18 at Anthropologie

Ornaments so cute you’ll be looking for excuses to repurpose them long after the holidays have come and gone.

STYLECASTER | The Shopper's Guide to Chic Holiday Decor

Roland Pine Potpourri, $32 at Anthropologie

Festive potpourri is an easy way to dress up your bathroom—plus, it’ll keep your place smelling great.

STYLECASTER | The Shopper's Guide to Chic Holiday Decor

Rewined Barrel Candles, $32 at West Elm

These will fit right into any rustic holiday aesthetic, and they’ll dress up your space for months to come.

STYLECASTER | The Shopper's Guide to Chic Holiday Decor

Iridescent Glass Ornament String Lights, $18.74 at World Market

Swap your regular string lights for festive string lights (but not super obvious ones).

STYLECASTER | The Shopper's Guide to Chic Holiday Decor

Farmhouse Pottery Evergreen Tree, $36 – $48 at Anthropologie

Whether your aesthetic is minimal, rustic or bohemian, these wooden trees will fit right in.

STYLECASTER | The Shopper's Guide to Chic Holiday Decor

Miniature Glittered Ornaments (Set of 25), $12 at Anthropologie

Twenty-five glittery ornaments for just $12? We’ll take five boxes, please.

STYLECASTER | The Shopper's Guide to Chic Holiday Decor

Sea Fan Spray, $28 at Anthropologie

Who needs real flowers when you can fill your vases with these glittery branches, instead?

STYLECASTER | The Shopper's Guide to Chic Holiday Decor

Silver Mercury Pillar Candleholder, $14.99 – $17.99 at World Market

You’ve gotta put those holiday candles somewhere.

STYLECASTER | The Shopper's Guide to Chic Holiday Decor

Mini USB Palm Tree, $18 at Urban Outfitters

Kitschy-chic is totally a thing.

STYLECASTER | The Shopper's Guide to Chic Holiday Decor

Rustic Holiday Candles, $20 at Etsy

The perfect complement to any evergreen centerpieces you have on hand.

STYLECASTER | The Shopper's Guide to Chic Holiday Decor

Galvanized Ornament Tree, $24 at Pottery Barn

Small space? This metal tree should fit in any corner.

STYLECASTER | The Shopper's Guide to Chic Holiday Decor

Bubbled Silver Glass Candle Holders, $9.95 – $29.95 at Crate and Barrel

The more candles, the merrier, y’all.

STYLECASTER | The Shopper's Guide to Chic Holiday Decor

Small White Flecked Sugar Pinecones, $14.95 at Crate and Barrel

Put these anywhere to give your home a snow-dusted, nature-friendly feel.

STYLECASTER | The Shopper's Guide to Chic Holiday Decor

Flowering Bough Candelabra, $88 at Anthropologie

Consider this your excuse to buy literally all the tall candles you’ve been eyeing.

STYLECASTER | The Shopper's Guide to Chic Holiday Decor

Drift White Ceramic Trees, $14.95 – $29.95 at CB2

You could make a straight-up forest using only these sleek, minimalist trees.

STYLECASTER | The Shopper's Guide to Chic Holiday Decor

Pink Mercury Glass Votive Candleholders (Set of 5), $19.95 at World Market

Who said your holiday palette couldn’t be millennial-pink-friendly?

STYLECASTER | The Shopper's Guide to Chic Holiday Decor

Beaded Decorative Tree, $68 at Anthropologie

For the person who loves winter trees so much they want one in their home.

STYLECASTER | The Shopper's Guide to Chic Holiday Decor

Treasured Tassel Stocking, $48 at Anthropologie

A kitschy-cute stocking for a kitschy-cute home.

STYLECASTER | The Shopper's Guide to Chic Holiday Decor

Glittered Paper Fan, $3 – $9 at Anthropologie

Because glitter’s more fun when rendered in color.

Holiday decor DIYs rarely deliver on their promises to be "easy" or "quick," so this year, we're turning to the experts: actual retailers. Here, 23 holiday decor ideas you can shop instantly—and receive within a few days. | STYLECASTER

The Shopper’s Guide to Super-Chic Holiday Decor | @stylecaster

A version of this story was originally published in October 2016.

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