Christmas is almost here! It’s time to put the final touches on your holiday home décor. If you’re running a little behind on the holiday decorating schedule, don’t fret! We’ve got you covered. From your living room to your home office, bring a hint of holiday cheer to every corner of your home. Explore the trendiest décor for this cozy season, and wow your friends and family with a stylish interior. We’ve consulted with the top design experts to bring you several seasonal wall art ideas.
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Christmas Decorating Ideas by Room
Christmas décor shouldn’t be limited to your main living space. While your living room is an essential area to decorate, holiday décor should be consistent throughout your home. For a designer home, consistency is key! Don’t neglect the more unconventional spaces like foyers and hallways. For last minute décor ideas, focus on your walls. Wall art is a great way to add holiday cheer with little effort and little cost. Choose a piece of artwork that matches the current style of your home with a holiday twist. If you want to select a piece that you can keep up past Christmas, go with a winter-themed nature print or trendy typography.
Christmas Decoration Ideas for Office Walls
The home office is one of the most popular spaces to explore holiday décor this year. Because of the major shift to indoor daily life, it’s important to add Christmas cheer to your workspace. Your office is where you spend a significant amount of time, so you want to make it as warm and welcoming as possible. Consider painting a bold accent wall to match the wintery season, and hanging a piece of holiday wall art above your workspace.
Unframed vs Framed Christmas Wall Décor
The technical aspects of wall décor can make a huge difference in a well-curated interior. That means you shouldn’t solely choose a print based on the theme and design. Consider a shape and layout that will suit your space, rather than clash with it. A multi-panel canvas is excellent for modern, low-key spaces. For a more traditional look, you can’t beat a sleek, framed piece of artwork. For more information on the benefits of framed vs unframed artwork, view this excerpt from our comprehensive article on the duality of these two different layouts:
“A few of the benefits of framed artwork include:
-Achieving a Chic, Polished Look
Framed artwork always looks sleek, chic, and polished. This classic look subconsciously impacts the viewer's perception of your overall space.
-Creating a Floating Illusion
Because of the small gap between the canvas and the back of the frame, the optical illusion will give your wall art a delicate appearance.
-Displaying a Low-Profile Appearance
The final advantage to framed artwork is that it looks low-profile, which results in a highly distinguished appearance.”
Large Christmas Wall Décor Ideas
Another technical consideration is the size of your holiday wall décor. One of the most common decorating mistakes is choosing a piece of wall art that is too small for the overall space. Avoid this design faux-pas by applying this tip from our Ultimate Wall Art Size Guide:
“Your print should take up around 60% to 75% of the available blank wall space (the portion not covered by moldings or furniture). First, measure the height and width of your wall. Next, multiply the measurements by both 0.6 and 0.75. This equation will result in the best range of canvas print sizes to suit the space.
As an example, if your blank wall is 9 feet tall and 5 feet wide, multiply 9 by 0.6 to get the low end of the ideal height range. Then, multiply 9 by 0.75 to get the high end of the ideal height range. Do the same for your wall's 5 feet width. The ideal height of the canvas would be 5.4 - 6.75 and the ideal width would be 3 feet - 3.75 feet. Tada!”
When in doubt, go with a size bigger than you originally imagined!
Style Guide: Farmhouse Christmas Wall Décor
One of the top trending styles for Christmas 2021 is farmhouse-inspired décor. The quaint, casual look (with a cottagecore twist) will undoubtedly fill your home with cheer. Focus on comfort and functionality. This style is heavily influenced by the Danish theory of “hyyge.” Influenced by nature and the concept of coziness. Add organic colors and textiles to your space, as well as a piece of wall art that has a rustic feel.
Christmas Wood Wall Decor
Wood is the perfect way to add a natural, rustic touch to your winter interior. Raw wooden details and furniture will never go out of style. Plus, wooden accents are reminiscent of a crackling fire on a chilly winter night. If you can’t get your hands on real wood furniture, try hanging a print with a faux-wood pattern.
Modern vs Vintage Christmas Wall Art
You don’t have to choose between contemporary and classic décor. The upcoming trends for 2022 are all about combining modern and vintage styles. Get ahead of the approaching trends with traditional details with a current twist. Pick a vintage-inspired piece of wall art, and hang it on a daring accent wall. Metallic details are another popular way to melt the past with the present. Both gold and silver accessories are hot for the holidays, and work with any interior style.
More Trending Christmas Wall Ideas
Wall décor is a stunning and simple way to add a touch of Christmas magic to your home. For more holiday decorating ideas, visit our inspiration blog. We have expert articles on everything from unique holiday gift ideas, to how to decorate your entryway for the Christmas season. Happy holidays!