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    30+ Window Decorations That Are Full of Holiday Cheer

    Take advantage of every available space this year.

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    Regardless of your design aesthetic, there’s no denying the joy and coziness that comes along with decorating your home for the holiday season. Christmas decor never fails to impress guests and provide them with a taste of your decorating style. And yet windows—despite being the perfect opportunity for a festive glimpse into your home—are often overlooked during the holiday decorating process. So this year, take things to the next level by finally giving your windows the attention they deserve; both on the inside and the outside, window decorations are a great way to display your creativity and celebrate the beauty of the holiday season. Browse these 32 chic window decorating ideas that are sure to make your home feel more festive.

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    Winter Wonderland

    Hanging glittery, metallic ornaments in your windows is the ideal way to brighten them up, as well as reflect light around the room.

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    Lighted Frame

    For those who think less is more, you can keep it simple with a festive border of colorful lights.

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    White Christmas

    If you adorn your windows with paper snowflakes, you can live vicariously as though there are inches of snow outdoors, regardless of the actual weather forecast.

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    Tree Trimmings

    For a maximalist approach, deck your windows with all of your usual Christmas tree trimmings for the ultimate dose of holiday cheer.

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    If you don’t have a mantel, hang your stockings in the window frame for a decoration where form meets function.

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    Kids’ Crafts

    Not sure what to do with all of the holiday crafts you’ve employed to keep the kids busy? Just display them on the windowsill for a no-fuss decorative touch.

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    Holiday Landscape

    Another approach is to decorate every windowsill with miniature snow-covered houses like these. It’s an especially adorable way to cheer up an often-overlooked space.

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    White Branches

    If you’re up for a non-traditional look, consider lining your windowsill with all-white decorative branches.

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    Bottle Brush Trees

    Add some pizzazz to your window ledge with an assortment of bottle brush Christmas trees. They’re a small addition that can have a big impact on your holiday decor setup.

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    Heart-Shaped Decor

    What’s better than heart-shaped decor to embrace the true meaning of Christmas? Hang yours with a red ribbon, which will fit the holiday theme.

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    Bring on the Metallic Bells

    When it comes to Christmas decorations, jingle bells are as classic as it gets. They’re an unexpected and tasteful accent that can easily play up the holiday spirit.

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    Lights Galore

    Lights, lights, and more lights! A mix of warm white and multicolored lights, along with a tall tree, make this home’s windows a focal point for the holiday season.

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    Pair a Wreath with Garland

    If your style is best described as maximalist, hang a small wreath and amp up the look by draping garland along the bottom of your windows. Decorate the garland with red ball ornaments for even more of an impact.

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    Experiment with Matching Wreaths

    Any neutral space can benefit from a touch of greenery, even during the Christmas season. Consider adding character to your windows with green wreaths, which shouldn’t be reserved for your front door.

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    Don’t Forget Cheery Curtains

    There’s no reason not to upgrade your curtains for the holiday. An eye-catching red plaid design, for instance, can add character to a room and take your Christmas decor to the next level.

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    Decorate with Poinsettias

    An assortment of poinsettias and candlesticks can enliven any windowsill in an instant. You can even experiment with pots in varied styles and candles in different sizes.

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    Dress Up Greenery

    Keep it festive by hanging greenery directly in front your window. Dress it up by using red ribbons to show off your favorite ornaments.

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    Show Off Your Presents

    Running out of space under your Christmas tree? Instead, make use of your windows by stacking presents in a variety of sizes. For added interest, be sure to include packages wrapped in a mix of solid and patterned paper.

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    Go for a Glow

    Add warmth to a drab windowsill by placing a white candle at the center of a pine branch.

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    Put Up Colorful Ornaments

    Dress up a basic window by hanging a group of glittery red, green, and gold ornaments.

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    Consider Festive Accessories

    Upgrade a window seat by placing matching holiday throw pillows on top of a festive fabric. Finish the look with a mini wreath for even more holiday cheer.

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    Deck Your Garland

    Complement charming shutters with garland that’s outfitted with vibrant ornaments and bows.

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    Hang Stars

    A trio of red and white stars adds a unique touch to a Christmas setup.

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    Go Green

    Along with hanging a large, traditional wreath, drape lush garlands around windows to make a statement in a spacious room.

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    Match Your Tree

    If your tree is positioned near a window, hang a wreath that’s adorned with the same style of ornaments for a cohesive look.

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    Get Creative with Ornaments

    If some ornaments didn’t make it on to your tree, use them for a windowsill arrangement. Along with letting a few dangle from your window, place some right on top a bed of pine.

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    Embrace a Rustic Accent

    For a rustic feel, display a large snowflake ornament in an earthy hue in front of a window. Complete the arrangement by setting a candle and an understated apothecary jar full of pinecones on the windowsill.

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    Showcase Matching Mini Trees

    It doesn’t get more festive than a row of three matching mini trees decked in pretty red ornaments and topped with bows.

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    Consider Symmetrical Arrangements

    Go for balance in a living room with identical wreaths and garlands.

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    Warm White Lights

    Strings of warm white lights will add an elegant touch to even the smallest window.

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