The period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is the season of sparkle — literally and figuratively! Which begs the question: Will your space be celebration-worthy?

While decking the halls for the holidays is an ages-old custom, that doesn’t mean you can’t change things up. If you’re looking for holiday decorating ideas for your space, you’ve come to the right place for inspiration.

Take a look through our list of eight unique holiday decor and holiday decorating ideas for homes, offices, and other spaces.

1. Think outside the (crayon) box with colors

While there’s a time and a place for traditional reds and greens, the sky’s the limit when it comes to festive colors for holiday decorating.

A few of our favorites? A peppy palette comprising shades of pink, ranging from ballet to fuchsia, provides an infusion of chic style, while citrus shades like lemon yellow and tangerine orange are a cheerful antidote to the seasonal blues.

Speaking of blues, icy blues and crisp white make for a merry marriage during the holidays.

2. Mix in some metal

Is there anything more magical than waking up on Christmas morning to a winter wonderland? Create the same feeling inside your home by mixing in some metallics.

From jingle bell garland to frosted bottle brush trees, gilding your home with gold, silver, and brass metals is a sophisticated and fanciful way to reflect the spirit of the season.

3. Look up

Why stop at decking the halls? While we often think of walls for showcasing Christmas decorations, ceilings are also wonderful — and unexpected — canvases. There are many ceiling decorating ideas that can help you take your space from dull to dazzling. In addition to conventional hanging ceiling Christmas decor, other possibilities include hanging plants, wallpaper, and three-dimensional installations.

Some of our go-to’s for holiday ceiling design ideas? Acoustic ceiling tiles and baffles, dramatic coffered ceiling tiles, and elegant light beams.

Offering a perfect partnership of form and function, acoustic tiles can also help create quieter and more comfortable spaces. Have you been asking yourself how to decorate a lobby or office for the holidays? Acoustic tiles’ sound absorbing properties are ideal for lobby holiday decor, offices, and other busy interiors.

4. Let there be light

Candles are just the start when lighting up your home for the holidays. We love twinkle lights…and not just on the tree. In fact, any dark corner or plain space in your home can be beautified with twinkle lights — from radiators to wood stacks and architectural columns.

The same applies to exterior spaces. Instead of limiting lighting to outdoor trees and shrubs, consider bedecking other landscaping features like trellises and birdbaths.

5. Take it to the bedroom

When we think about holiday design ideas, we often immediately think of living rooms. However, everywhere from entryways to laundry rooms can benefit from a dose of holiday spirit. Not to mention bedrooms — one of the most overlooked decorative holiday spaces. Introducing a hint of the holidays into your bedroom decor can help capture the specialness of the season without taking over the whole space.

6. Embrace asymmetry

While asymmetrical design creates a balanced aesthetic that’s appealing to the eye, it also has benefits, including creating visual interest, making your space more dynamic, adding a sense of whimsy, and drawing attention to a particular design element.

7. Stick with simplicity

The holidays can be overwhelming. Not up for a full-on decorating extravaganza this year? There are benefits — both aesthetic and practical — to scaling back. Practice restraint by paring down your decorating to the things that bring you the most joy. Not only will adopting a minimalist approach help you avoid clutter, but alternating your decorations from year to year can help keep things fresh.

A variation on the theme? Make a more subdued statement by limiting yourself to natural and organic holiday decor.

8. Make a “shelfie”

While bedecking every nook and cranny of your home is one way to go, an alternative tactic concentrates your efforts on one particular area. Enter the “shelfie.” Mixing tabletop trees, ornaments, greenery, and other seasonal accents into a bookshelf creates an intriguing holiday vignette that’s also an opportunity to showcase your personality and flair.

The holidays will be here before you know it. We can think of no better time than right now to start designing your decorating plan for your home, office, lobby, or other space – and we’re here to help.

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