Cheap And Cheerful Seasonal Decor
'Tis the season to accessorize your home and give it a fresh look for winter and the holidays. But you don't need to spend a fortune on new items. We've sourced some of our favorites, all for less than $20.
Mini acrylic snowflakes
Whether you scatter them across the table or adhere them to a vase or plain picture frame, these adorable mini snowflakes make it easy to create a winter wonderland anywhere in your home (CB2, $10 for 10).
Stock your guest bathroom with seasonally appropriate soaps this winter. We fell instantly in love with this set of five clean-scented soaps embossed with a graphic snowbird (Crate & Barrel, $8).
Glass rod tree
Hang this abstract glass rod tree anywhere that needs a punch of color or dose of holiday cheer. It would work equally well hung on a bathroom door, front door or on any wall that needs perking up this winter (CB2, $15).
Light up the season by clustering a few of these evergreen-shaped tea lights together for a display that works for the holidays and beyond. They could also work on their own, scattered throughout the house (Crate & Barrel, $9 for four).
Peace and joy hurricane
Nothing says holiday time like the words "peace" and "joy." Add that sentiment to your home in the form of a red hurricane candleholder showing those words (Target, $18).
Place a few of these red and white felt reindeer around your home this season to warm up any room and give it a festive feel (Target, $15).
Add a burst of vibrant red color to any surface with the help of this high-gloss round mini vase in an eye-opening shade of scarlet. Group several together for a stylish winter display or centerpiece (Crate & Barrel, $7).
Silver glass tree
We love the idea of holiday decor you can use all winter long — without looking like you forgot to put your Christmas items away long after Santa has come and gone. This elegant silver tree can easily sit on the mantel or an end table until March (CB2, $15).
There's something about winter that makes snow globes seem so appealing. They're playful and whimsical and somehow perfect for the season. We were charmed by this one featuring a charming red house amid swirling snow (Target, $15).
Glitter pine branch
Whether you're decorating for the holidays or just want to add some sparkle to your space, we love the idea of filling a vase with a few of these pretty pine branches covered in a sprinkling of glitter (Z Gallerie, $15).
Metal house lantern
Give your home a warm glow or light up the porch with a few of these red metal lanterns in the shape of a house. We love the rustic touch they add that's perfect for winter (Target, $10).
Mercury pear and apple
Fill a basket or wooden bowl with a few of these handcrafted mercury glass apples and pears for an elegant winter or holiday display. The luminescent fruits make for an eye-catching seasonal accent (Z Gallerie, $6 each).
Even if there's no snow on the ground where you are, you can pretend you've got an abundance of white stuff with the help of a cute rattan snowman. The best part? He'll never melt (Pier 1, $14).
Gold beaded candle
Winter can be pretty dull and gray, which is why we're partial to seasonal decor that stands out. Try this gold beaded candle in any room that needs a boost (Z Gallerie, $15-$20).
We love the soft, curved design of this scalloped tree, and we love the soft lavender hue even more. Add a few to a children's room or display one or two in the guest bathroom (Land of Nod, $15).
Candy stripe taper candles
Who doesn't love candy canes? From now until the New Year, you can find them everywhere, but we suggest complementing the candy variety with some tiny striped taper candles meant to resemble everyone's favorite holiday treat (Williams-Sonoma, $15 for 12).
Wooden cut-out trees
These wooden cut-out trees are simple but make for a stylish winter display when grouped together. Add some pine boughs and some gold glitter to create a more festive look (West Elm, $9-$24).
Oversize glitter pinecones
Oversize pinecones combined with glitter offer an easy way to decorate for the festive season, as well as for the remainder of winter. Choose from gold or silver finish (Pottery Barn, $15).
Let this ultra-cute pillow convince you to stay inside and cuddle up next to it. Just how will it convince you? With its message: "Brrr… it's cold outside!" (Land of Nod, $9-$16).
Start the seasonal smooching early by hanging up some felt mistletoe around your house, but then keep the tradition going after the holidays by leaving it up. Let's face it, there can never be too much kissing (West Elm, $9).
Snowflake pillar candle
You might not be able to bring snowflakes indoors, but you can still decorate with them this winter. We'll be snapping up a few of these seasonally perfect pillar candles adorned with snowflakes (Pottery Barn, $17-$30).
Holiday trees doormat
Make sure any holiday guests you'll be having this season feel welcome when they stop by with a whimsical doormat adorned with holiday trees. It's perfect for Christmas, but you could stretch it into the New Year (Pier 1, $17).
Paper vine garland
Whether you put it up now and take it down after Christmas or leave it up all winter, this die-cut paper vine garland will add some whimsy to your home. Hang it above the mantel or in the window (Land of Nod, $10).
Show off any blooms you get this winter in this bright lime green terra-cotta planter that adds a touch of much-needed brightness to any room (Crate & Barrel, $13).
Monogrammable candle pot
Monograms are a great way to personalize an item — as a gift or just for yourself — and we love these simple but chic silver candle pots designed to look like tea tins. Use one or two to warm up a room this winter (Pottery Barn, $17).
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