The Shopper’s Guide To Super-Chic Holiday Decor

The Shopper’s Guide To Super-Chic Holiday Decor
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Our holiday plans are getting finalized, our wishlists are filled to the absolute brim 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? Brainstorming holiday decor ideas sure to make our homes feel as holiday-ready as we do. Bring on the tinsel, baby. It’s time to deck the halls.

In the past, we’ve turned to Pinterest to garner the best holiday decor ideas. 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 to 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.

Ahead, you’ll find 15 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.

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Courtesy of Cody Foster.

A Colorful Tree Set

Every home needs a set of cute bottle brush trees, and this blue and green set definitely makes for a chic decor look. These trees also come in a pink and orange set, too, so you can mix and match as you please.

 

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Courtesy of Sweet Water Decor.

A Chic Holiday Candle

It’s likely you’ll buy a holiday-scented candle before the season is over, so why not make it one that melds perfectly with your decor? This candle from Sweet Water Decor has notes of bayberry, nutmeg and other delicious holiday scents—and will look absolutely adorable on your coffee table.

 

 

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Courtesy of Cloris Art.

A Wintry Wreath

One of the easiest ways to decorate the outside of your home is by adding a wreath to the front door. This faux eucalyptus wreath has both green and gold hues, making it ideal for leaving up all winter long—even past the holiday season.

 

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Courtesy of Efivs Art.

Faux Holly Berries

Throw these faux holly berries in your cutest vase and call it a day, folks! Though wintry flowers are wonderful, having some festive faux berries can give your home a holiday effect that will last much, much longer.

 

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Courtesy of Lorenzen Candle Co.

A Holiday Reed Diffuser

This Christmas tree reed diffuser doubles as decor, so you can get the scent of a pine tree in your home (!!) and have something adorable sitting on the table or shelf, too. Win-win!

 

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Courtesy of CB2.

This Elegant Menorah

Not all Hanukkah menorahs are created equal, but this one is definitely at the top of our list. The sleek brass finish and modern elegance are just unmatched for this holiday season.

 

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Courtesy of Kiki and Nim.

A Little Kitschy Holiday Art

A simple way to add a little holiday cheer to your home is with some wall art. This Ho Ho Ho printable would look so cheery on any wall—and since it’s digital, you can make it your phone background, too!

 

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Courtesy of Anthropologie.

A Cheery Doormat

Spread holiday cheer before anyone even steps foot inside your home. This Santa Claus doormat is one of the cutest pieces we’ve seen this season, and definitely deserves a space at your doorstep.

 

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Courtesy of Hearth & Hand.

A Classic Stocking

There are so many different styles of stockings that it can be hard to decide which is best for your home. Sticking with a simple red and cream color combination, though, allows you to go wild with all your other decor. Sometimes, simple is best!

 

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Courtesy of Anthropologie.

The Perfect Throw Pillow

Is there anything cuter than this skiing-inspired pillow? Absolutely not. The snow-like details and perfect embroidery make this a must-shop for winter and the holiday season.

 

 The Shoppers Guide To Super Chic Holiday Decor

Courtesy of CB2.

A Luxe Tree-Topper

The top of your tree deserves the best, so snag this gold tree topper from CB2 this year. It’s under $17 and will add a gorgeous bit of shine to your holiday tree.

 

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Courtesy of Anthropologie.

These Fun Pillar Candles

We’re all about a unique candle situation, and these evergreen pillar candles are too cute to pass up. They come in a variety of colors, so you can keep your set the same or mix and match them all.


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Courtesy of Nordstrom at Home.

A Truly Unique Ornament

Calling all travelers! You definitely need one of these travel suitcase ornaments from Nordstrom at Home. They have locations like New York, Paris and Tokyo, so you can snag one for every place you’ve been—and decorate your tree with memories.

 

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Courtesy of Anthropologie.

Some Festive Garland

There’s just something about this fun and festive Anthropologie garland that makes it seem like everything will be OK. We’re not saying that this decor piece will solve all of your problems, but its beauty might at least distract for you a little while.

 

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Courtesy of CB2.

Sleek Leather (!) Trees

OK, these stitched leather trees are a game-changer. If you’re looking for holiday decor that’s a bit more modern and masculine, you definitely need to grab these trees before they sell out.

A version of this article was originally published on October 10, 2016.

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