25 Holiday Decorating Tips + Silly Christmas Movies Now

25 Holiday Decorating Tips + Silly Christmas Movies may inspire and calm your senses if you admire Christmas interiors interpreted in a range of styles. Enjoy farmhouse Christmas, French country holiday, classic and traditional festive touches. But also allow yourself to meditate on the holier aspects of the holidays. With so much mistrust, unrest, and suffering around the globe at this juncture of history, what fragrance can you bring to the atmosphere? How will you become the very peace for which you yearn?

Cozy fireplace in Old World style kitchen - via @aquietlifeathome. #kitchenfireplace
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25 Holiday Decorating Tips + Silly Christmas Movies Now

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1. Mass Mercury Glass

So often it helps to see it done before actually executing the look. Here’s an example of restraint when it comes to color on the tree – I love the silvery glow.

Beautiful holiday decor inspiration from interior designers and bloggers. Come discover 28 Amazing Christmas Decorating Ideas! #christmasdecor #holidaydecorating
Photo & Design: Corner French Cottage…see more French Country Christmas inspiration HERE.

Also, here’s a timely reminder that in all of the bustle and list making, we can choose to simply become a placeholder.

Inspirational Ann Voskamp faith quote relevant for Christmas on Hello Lovely Studio. #annvoskamp #faithquotes #christmasquotes #christianity
Holiday Decorating Tips & Quotes…hello lovely indeed.

2. Hang a Wreath on Cupboard Doors

Isn’t this vintage style hoop one a lovely moment?

Beautiful holiday decor inspiration from interior designers and bloggers. Come discover 28 Amazing Christmas Decorating Ideas! #christmasdecor #holidaydecorating
Photo & Design: Corner French Cottage. See more French Country Christmas inspiration HERE.

Here’s a printable if you decide to do something similar with sheet music:

Vintage Silent Night sheet music to print and frame - Hello Lovely Studio. #sheetmusic #christmasdecor

3. Swag Romantic Lit Garlands

I always have grand intentions of doing something like this…

Staircase with gorgeous greenery garland, white lights, and soft red ribbon. #christmasdecor #elegant #garland #staircase
Photo: Sherry Hart. See more of the 2018 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse RIGHT HERE.

but November and December tend to get away from me, yes? I admire those of you with the patience to deck your stair railings!

Inspirational Ann Voskamp faith quote relevant for Christmas on Hello Lovely Studio. #annvoskamp #faithquotes #christmasquotes #christianity #gratitudequotes #thanksgiving
Holiday Decorating Tips & Quotes…hello lovely indeed.

4. Get Creative With Twigs & Paper

Don’t you love the combination for a vase?

Lovely handmade paper Scandi ornaments dangle from bare branches in a vase for this holiday moment by Herzenseinrichtung.
@herzenseinrichtung…in case you love Scandi style!
Scripture quote from Luke for Christmas: today in the city of David a Savior has been born to you. #christmas #quote #scripture #faith #christianity

5. Decide Red is Optional

Not that there’s anything wrong with a few berries…

Farmhouse dining room with white shabby chic decor decorated simply for Christmas with greenery, silver balls, and neutral colors. #christmasdecor #diningroom #farmhousedecor #shabbychic
Photo & Design: Corner French Cottage. See more French Country Christmas inspiration HERE.

but it’s more than okay to first try the look without red.

Inspirational Ann Voskamp faith quote relevant for Christmas on Hello Lovely Studio. #annvoskamp #faithquotes #christmasquotes #christianity

6. Set a Table With Little Snow Globes

It doesn’t even have to be a little snow globe, but the idea is to place a little festive gift at each place.

Atlanta Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse Christmas placesetting by Liz Williams Interiors with a lovely snow globe at each plate.
Breakfast room place setting by Liz Williams Interiors – tour the 2021 Home for the Holidays Showhouse HERE

7. Fill a Bowl with Ornaments

Whether it’s a rustic wood dough bowl or something thrifted, bring it into service.

French Country dining room decorated for Christmas. in pale tones and sophisticated Old World style. Beautiful holiday decor inspiration from interior designers and bloggers. Come discover 28 Amazing Christmas Decorating Ideas! #christmasdecor #holidaydecorating
Photo & Design: The French Nest Co. Interior Design. See more French Farmhouse Christmas Inspiration RIGHT HERE!

Does Jane Austen’s famous quote hold true?

Simple farmhouse style country Christmas decorations with signage and red alpine pillows from Urban Farmgirl. #countrychristmas #farmhousechristmas #christmasdecor #holidaydecorating
Hello Lovely Studio. See more inspiration from this shop (Urban Farmgirl) RIGHT HERE.

8. Consider a Delicious Raspberry Ribbon

Don’t you love it when a holiday showhouse inspires with non-traditional holiday color combos?

Atlanta Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse bedroom by Kristin Kong with Christmas tree. #christmasdecorating #pinkchristmas
Kristin Kong designed Sugar Plum Suite bedroom in the 2021 Atlanta HFH Showhouse

Isn’t all that plum gorgeous? And I’ll never forget the pinks used outside here:

Elegant Christmas decor on a magnificent home in Atlanta chosen for the home for the holidays showhouse. #christmasdecor #planters #sophisticateddecor #holidaydecor
See more of the 2018 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse RIGHT HERE.
Inspirational Ann Voskamp faith quote relevant for Christmas on Hello Lovely Studio. #annvoskamp #faithquotes #christmasquotes #christianity
Gorgegous planter decorated for Christmas at a magnificent showhouse in Atlanta. Beautiful holiday decor inspiration from interior designers and bloggers. Come discover 28 Amazing Christmas Decorating Ideas! #christmasdecor #holidaydecorating

9. Boxwood Wreaths in the Kitchen

If you have never lived with preserved boxwood, ooh la la – I do love it. I spritz mine occasionally with water, but talk about no fuss!

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Photo: Sherry Hart. See more of the 2018 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse RIGHT HERE.
Luke 2:7 And she gave birth to her firstborn, a Son. Christmas scripture from Bible. #scripture #bible #christmas #christianity

10. Go Big With Outdoor Planters

It takes some planning and hunting (and perhaps a talented local florist), but wouldn’t this be amazing all winter long?

Elegant Christmas decor planters at Atlanta Home for Holidays Designer Showhouse 2021 - Boxwoods Gardens & Gifts. #outdoorchristmasdecor
Tour the 2021 Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse HERE
Inspirational Ann Voskamp faith quote relevant for Christmas on Hello Lovely Studio. #annvoskamp #faithquotes #christmasquotes #christianity

11. Top the Tree with Plumage

Isn’t the green with golden feathers (at least they appear gold in the photo) magic?

Christmas tree topped with feathers and adorned with colorful modern pops of color and sophistication in an Atlanta home for the holidays showhouse. Beautiful holiday decor inspiration from interior designers and bloggers. Come discover 28 Amazing Christmas Decorating Ideas! #christmasdecor #holidaydecorating
2018 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse RIGHT HERE.

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Ann Voskamp faith, Christianity, hope, and inspirational quote on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #faithquote #hopequote #annvoskamp #christianity

12. Embellish a Wreath With Magnolia Leaves

You Southern peeps know your way around magnolia!

Elegant Christmas wreath and decor in a vignette at a showhouse in Atlanta. Beautiful holiday decor inspiration from interior designers and bloggers. Come discover 28 Amazing Christmas Decorating Ideas! #christmasdecor #holidaydecorating
Photo: Sherry Hart. See more of the 2018 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse RIGHT HERE.
Inspirational Ann Voskamp faith quote relevant for Christmas on Hello Lovely Studio. #annvoskamp #faithquotes #christmasquotes #christianity

13. Remember the Powder Room

It’s such a perfect place to bring a little cheer.

Beautiful fresh green Christmas wreath with ivory bow hung on a mirror in a powder room in an Atlanta showhouse. Beautiful holiday decor inspiration from interior designers and bloggers. Come discover 28 Amazing Christmas Decorating Ideas! #christmasdecor #holidaydecorating
Photo: Sherry Hart. See more of the 2018 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse RIGHT HERE.

14. Artfully Layer Mantel & Hearth

Every time I see a fireplace with these spheres, my heart skips a beat! I love this sophisticated yet whimsical look.

Elegant and sophisticated Christmas decor including a stone fireplace adorned with a magnificent fresh garland. Beautiful holiday decor inspiration from interior designers and bloggers. Come discover 28 Amazing Christmas Decorating Ideas! #christmasdecor #holidaydecorating
2018 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse RIGHT HERE.
Inspirational Ann Voskamp faith quote relevant for Christmas on Hello Lovely Studio. #annvoskamp #faithquotes #christmasquotes #christianity

15. Festive Tea Towels Like Mine

They truly are useful as dish towels, casual napkins, and even guest towels in the bath at Christmastime.

Simple and rustic layer cake on a wood slice decorated for Christmas with cherries. Plaid linens from Urban Farmgirl. Beautiful holiday decor inspiration from interior designers and bloggers. Come discover 28 Amazing Christmas Decorating Ideas! #christmasdecor #holidaydecorating
Hello Lovely Studio. Get my mini layer cake recipe HERE and the Joyeux Noel dishcloth here.

16. Choose Rich, Natural Neutrals

A holiday color story that is anything but cloying or too precious can linger into January!

Elegant, natural, and sophisticated Christmas decor on a staircase in a magnificent home. Beautiful holiday decor inspiration from interior designers and bloggers. Come discover 28 Amazing Christmas Decorating Ideas! #christmasdecor #holidaydecorating
Photo: Sherry Hart. See more of the 2018 Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles Home for the Holidays Designer Showhouse RIGHT HERE.
Inspiring quote about beauty from Alice Walker - whenever you are creating beauty around you, you are restoring your own soul. #quotes #inspirational #beauty

17. Simple White Bows

The bows can even be functional in holding your garland in place.

White Christmas decor in a French country home with minimal simple beauty on a staircase with fresh greenery, white bows, and pale decor. Beautiful holiday decor inspiration from interior designers and bloggers. Come discover 28 Amazing Christmas Decorating Ideas! #christmasdecor #holidaydecorating
Photo & Design: The French Nest Co. Interior Design. See more French Farmhouse Christmas Inspiration RIGHT HERE!
Barbara Brown Taylor quote about Christmas on Hello Lovely Studio. #christmasquotes #quotes #barbarabrowntaylor

18. Decorate the Breakfast Table (And Don’t Miss This Sale!)

Even the greyest day can become a bit less gloomy with candlelight and a set table…even if you’re not expecting any guests! It’s okay to make things lovely for you, lovely you.

Scandinavian style and farmhouse touches at a breakfast table decorated simply with red accents for Christmas. Beautiful holiday decor inspiration from interior designers and bloggers. Come discover 28 Amazing Christmas Decorating Ideas! #christmasdecor #holidaydecorating
Hello Lovely Studio. Get my mini layer cake recipe HERE.
Holiday 8" Salad or Dessert Plate
Lenox Holiday Salad/Dessert Plates
Christmas quote: May your heart be warm, your holidays grand...Irish Saying on Hello Lovely Studio. #christmas #quotes #hoildayquotes

19. Paint a Message on a Mirror

This one was given a chalkboard look, but remember you can stencil a quote on a mirror with regular ol’ latex house paint. If you change your mind, you can scrape it right off.

Rustic farmhouse Christmas decor at Urban Farmgirl. #farmhouse #christmasdecor
Photo: Hello Lovely Studio. See more inspiration from Urban Farmgirl (Rockford, IL) RIGHT HERE.

20. Vintage Tree in Galvanized Tubs

Folks are so creative with their tabletop trees, and for a country look, the proportions here are just right.

Beautiful sage green country cabinet and Christmas decorations with vintage style at Trove in Rockford, Illinois. #countrychristmas #rusticdecor #christmasdecor #holidaydecor #vintagestyle
Hello Lovely Studio. See more inspiration from this shop (Trove) RIGHT HERE.

21. Bell & Check Ribbon

I know it’s tricky to find these oversized Christmas bells which I find locally at Urban Farmgirl.

Oversized galvanized Christmas bell suspended from green vintage door at Trove Vintage. #holidaydecor #christmasdecorating #bell #vintagestyle
Hello Lovely Studio. See more inspiration from this shop (Trove) RIGHT HERE.
Funny quote with humor: If your mom doesn't have an old gift bag filled with other old gift bags, is she even a mom? #funnyquote #holidays #humor #momhumor #quotes

22. Cypress & Ivy Window Box

If you’re fortunate enough to have a window box to dress, lucky you! Mix in artificial foliage if need be.

Beautiful and elegant greenery and white flowers in a window box in London - Hello Lovely Studio. #windowbox #cypress #ivy
Photo: Hello Lovely Studio. I snapped this in London – see more pretty exteriors HERE.

23. Candy Stripe Ribbon

I love those softer reds and raspberry stripes with bright green!

Grand and tall elegant Christmas tree in an entry with magnificent architecture by The Fox Group. #christmastree #entry #christmasdecor #thefoxgroup
Photo & Design: The Fox Group. See more inspiration from this architect HERE.
Inspirational quote for the holidays and Christmas. #quotes #christmas #holidayquote

24. Candles on the Stair

Let’s face it. Candles everywhere are my all-time favorite holiday decorating tip!

Simple glass hurricanes and whtie candles line a staircase with fresh greenery garland in a French inspired home. #christmasdecor #simplechristmas #frenchcountry #frenchnordic
Photo & Design: The French Nest Co. Interior Design. See more French Farmhouse Christmas Inspiration RIGHT HERE!

25. Beribbon a Wall Sconce

Something magical happens when you layer patterns and prints…

French country sconce with Christmas wreath and striped ribbon. #frenchcountry #christmasdecor #elegantdecor
Photo & Design: The French Nest Co. Interior Design. See more French Farmhouse Christmas Inspiration RIGHT HERE!

Don’t Forget the Christmas Scents!

If citrus aromas lift your spirits (they have a profound mood altering effect on this girl), do indulge.

Bold color from fruit, evergreens, and cinnamon in a simmering stovetop potpourri - Hello Lovely Studio. #christmaskitchen #potpourri #holidaystyle #cozykitchen
Hello Lovely Studio – find my favorite simmering recipe RIGHT HERE. Holiday Decorating Tips, Quotes and Also Silly Christmas Movies.
Inspiring New Year quote to promote hope, peace, love, and encouragement in the days ahead - Hello Lovely Studio. #quotes #newyearquotes #encouragementquotes

Silly Movies & Winter Cozies to Wear

Can you believe we are about 3 weeks away from 2022? Hallelujah…read this to understand why I am showing 2021 the door!

I do hope December is being gentle with you and that you have time to escape in books and movies. Everyone has their favorite holiday movies, and you may be surprised by how diverse this genre truly is!

Here are a few:

Christmas movies grid
Scroll to the bottom of the post for the movie titles…how many of these have you seen?

I polled peeps on Facebook to discover their favorite Christmas movie.

Funny Christmas humor and holiday quote. #quotes #funnyquote #christmas #humor

That English Cottage in THE HOLIDAY!

The Holiday is one of my favs, and this tent scene will usher us right into cozy loveliness:

Kate Winslet's cottage in The Holiday movie - where they filmed in Shere, Surrey in the English countryside. #theholiday #englishcottage #moviehouses
The English cottage in “The Holiday” doesn’t really exist since it was built as a set for the film!

You’ll find favorite Christmas movies from last year spotlighted below.

My own favorite? It was released the year I started writing (and did you know I started a now-defunct blog, two years before Hello Lovely debuted in January of 2010???)

Christmas Movie Favorites

Take these Christmas movie snippets for a spin to remember, to laugh, discover, and to support this site (time spent on Hello Lovely = support to keep it afloat).

No. 1: Love Actually

No. 2: It’s a Wonderful Life

No. 3: A Christmas Story

No. 4: White Christmas

No. 5: The Family Stone

No. 6: While You Were Sleeping

No. 7: Christmas Vacation

From the Christmas movie scenes above, No. 5 is my favorite…yours?

Funny Christmas humor and holiday quote. #quotes #funnyquote #christmas #humor

Christmasy Winter Cozies to Wear

j.crew: quilted vest with primaloft® for women, right side, view zoomed
Quilted Vest with Primaloft…certainly a vest to wear year after year!
j.crew: ribbed beanie with faux-fur pom-pom
Ribbed Beanie With Faux Fur Pom Pom…certainly a practical winter accessory.
j.crew: fine ribbed knit glitten for women, right side, view zoomed
Fine Ribbed Knit Glitten…in case you love mittens.
Funny Christmas humor and holiday quote. #quotes #funnyquote #christmas #humor

Whimsical HOLIDAY DECOR Finds

1. Holiday Pillows With Whimsy

Son of a Nutcracker Elf Holiday Accent Pillow
Whimsical Holiday Pillows, DesmondBrownDesign on Etsy…in case you love a whimsical pillow for the holidays.
The Wand Chooses the Wizard - Harry Potter pillow.
The wand chooses the wizard Mr. Potter Handmade Pillow, DesmondBrownDesign on Etsy…in case there are Harry Potter fans in your life.
French Cottage Linen Ticking/Pillow Cover/Red and CReaM/Paris
Handmade Red Ticking Pillow, Sassycatcreations on Etsy…in case you love handmade stripey pillows.
Funny Christmas humor and holiday quote. #quotes #funnyquote #christmas #humor
Tilley Peace Lumbar Pillow
Peace Lumbar Pillow…certainly a decor element for all winter long.
Christmas Story Leg Lamp Holiday Accent Pillow
Leg Lamp Holiday Accent Pillow, DesmondBrownDesign on Etsy…certainly silly indeed.
Alondra Classic Tartan Plaid Print Cotton Lumbar Pillow
Tartan Pillow…in case you love a classic plaid.
Fall Feelings Pillow Plaid
Fall Feelings Plaid Pillow, DesmondBrownDesigns on Etsy…certainly charming indeed.

2. Christmas Stockings & Hangers

Oakley Plaid Sherpa Stocking
Oakley Plaid Sherpa Stocking
Plaid & Sherpa Stocking…in case you love a plaid stocking.
Bronze Alphabet Stocking Holders
Bronze Stocking Hangers…certainly darling indeed.
Merry Stocking Holders
Stocking Hangers…in case you need stocking hangers for the fireplace mantel.
Viewing product image Finn Plaid Stocking
Stockings…in case you love plaid and pom poms!
Farmhouse Christmas Stocking Mistletoe and Holly
Farmhouse Christmas Stocking, DesmondBrownDesign on Etsy…certainly adorable indeed.
Funny holiday quote and Christmas humor. #hellolovelystudio #quotes #holidayquote #christmashumor #funnyquotes

3. Christmas Ornaments

Mercury Glass Adorned Ornament Set of 6 - Silver
Mercury Glass Ornaments…certainly a gorgeous set of ornaments.

4. Christmas Tree

Glitter Angle Star Tree Topper
Tree Topper: FIND HERE.
Green Fir 7.5' Hinged Green Artificial Christmas Tree with 750 Clear Lights
Christmas Trees: FIND HERE.
Funny Christmas humor and holiday quote. #quotes #funnyquote #christmas #humor

5. Christmas Wreaths

6. Sleigh Bells

vintage sleigh bells
Vintage Sleigh Bells (Photo: Cricketcapers on Etsy)

7. For Holiday Mantels & Windows

White wood Swedish electric candelabra.
White wooden Swedish electric candelabra: FIND HERE.

Pretty Receptacle for Ornaments & More!

Christmas Movies From Above

CHRISTMAS MOVIES: 1. Love Actually 2. It’s a Wonderful Life. 3. A Christmas Story 4. White Christmas 5. The Family Stone 6. While You Were Sleeping 7. Christmas Vacation

I’m holding all of you close as you prepare room in your hearts for the light that’s arriving soon.

Should it become dark before then, try to unclench your hands, inhale hope and exhale fear as you wait for the dawn. Fear not. An infinite love so precious, so impossibly good is HERE, is closer than breath, waiting to be received.

I independently selected products in this post—if you buy from one of my links, I may earn a commission.

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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10 Comments

  1. cheryl
    December 24, 2018 / 6:31 am

    I found your blog a few months ago and since then have spent quiet time there every morning before I go to work. I am a teacher, so there isn’t a bunch of dollars to spend on interiors. But I love them! I find such joy and beauty in your pictures and wonderfully written narratives. Thank you. And Merry Christmas.

    • michele
      Author
      December 24, 2018 / 11:45 pm

      I’m grateful for your readership – thanks for taking the time to get acquainted here. I honor teachers so much and tutored students for a decade before I began writing and blogging. Thanks for all you do! Merry Christmas!

  2. Connie
    December 24, 2018 / 9:34 am

    What lovely ideas to start my Christmas 2019 inspiration file 🙂

    Last year I used gathered turkey feathers as a tree topper for my nature inspired tree, (plentifully found) on the golf course where we play. It was a big hit with our guests! 😉

    Have the most beautiful Christmas ever and may your health continue to improve. Be well. Be blessed.

    • michele
      Author
      December 24, 2018 / 11:41 pm

      How cool is a turkey feather topped tree!?! Thank you for the wishes! As I grow older, I am not setting my expectations so high at the holidays – instead I am looking for the small miracles and seeing them everywhere – I have seen a few today! Merry Christmas, friend!

  3. Kathy Walsh
    December 24, 2018 / 3:07 pm

    Merry Christmas, Michele! Love your blog!

    • michele
      Author
      December 24, 2018 / 11:39 pm

      Merry Christmas to you and yours! Thanks for reading. 🙂

  4. December 8, 2020 / 9:34 am

    Hi Michele,
    Such a beauty filled post today! I have a giant magnolia tree in the yard and I think I will be adding some magnolia leaves to my wreath!! Thanks for the idea! And my fave quote is the one about the gift bags!! Guilty!!
    XO
    Holly

    • Michele
      Author
      December 8, 2020 / 1:07 pm

      Ha! I bet those leaves will look amazing – I have been experimenting with mixing fresh and faux greenery for a unique look. Happy Tuesday to you! 🙂

  5. Jeannette
    August 1, 2021 / 9:11 pm

    Dearest Michele: Here i lay sick and slowly dying. Trying to get my mind off the domestic violence noise coming from across the street by browsing Pinterest. Loving your years-old Christmas post in the middle of this humid summer… for some reason it made me feel uplifted. God bless you for blogging & sharing.

    • Michele
      Author
      August 2, 2021 / 11:05 am

      I’m quieting my heart just now and whispering your name in prayer. I can’t begin to understand the trials you must be facing, but I am honored to be a part of your journey – even as it involves suffering and noise. How is it possible that an inner landscape of beauty can thrive and blossom outside of time and space and even bring healing without cure? So much mystery. Sending you peace right where you are. Email me (michele at hellolovelystudio dot com) anytime. xox

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