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19 Holiday decor ideas that prove ornaments aren't just for trees

Whitney Coy is a freelance writer and editor based in Columbus, OH, where she lives with her husband and two daughters. She writes frequently for SheKnows, as well as several other websites. She writes on topics including parenting, pets...

Put ornaments all over your house for an extra merry holiday

Christmas ornaments aren't just for trees. They're pretty, inexpensive and an easy way to add some holiday flair to just about any space. We've gathered some of our favorite uses. Try some in your home this year.

Tables

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Put ornaments all over your house for an extra merry holiday

Fill a shallow bowl with ornaments and use as a centerpiece on a table. Throw in some greenery for a fuller look.

2.

Put ornaments all over your house for an extra merry holiday

Fill tall jars and vases with ornaments to make a big impression.

3.

Put ornaments all over your house for an extra merry holiday

Use one very detailed ornament as a place setting at a holiday table.

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Put ornaments all over your house for an extra merry holiday

Have a few extra ornaments you're not using? Set them on a table to add an extra touch of Christmas.

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Put ornaments all over your house for an extra merry holiday

Hang ornaments from branches to create a Christmas-y arrangement.

Mantels

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Put ornaments all over your house for an extra merry holiday

String some ornaments on a ribbon, knotting the ribbon to keep them from sliding, and hang this simple garland from your mantel, staircases or anything else that needs a splash of color.

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Put ornaments all over your house for an extra merry holiday

If you're serious about an ornament garland (and if you have a serious mantel to hang it from), string as many ornaments as you can from a thick ribbon. Add some greenery if you want to break up the sparkle just a bit.

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Put ornaments all over your house for an extra merry holiday

Create the look of a garland by hanging ornaments individually from the mantel with fishing wire or clear thread.

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Put ornaments all over your house for an extra merry holiday

Add ornaments to a fir garland to add some color to a classic piece.

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Put ornaments all over your house for an extra merry holiday

Hang ornaments from beaded garland for a jeweled look.

Wreaths

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Put ornaments all over your house for an extra merry holiday

Glue some ornaments to a Styrofoam wreath to create an eye-catching holiday wreath.

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Put ornaments all over your house for an extra merry holiday

We've all seen ornaments arranged in a holiday wreath, but have you ever considered hanging them in a bunch from the center?

Walls and ceilings

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Put ornaments all over your house for an extra merry holiday

Add some extra sparkle to your chandelier.

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Put ornaments all over your house for an extra merry holiday

A few small nails in the wall and you've got a whole new place to hang your ornaments. Think about swapping out some artwork and pictures you have hanging now with ornaments, to avoid making new holes in the wall.

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Put ornaments all over your house for an extra merry holiday

Hang ornaments from the ceiling to give the impression that they're floating on air.

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Put ornaments all over your house for an extra merry holiday

Hang oversized ornaments from exposed beams to make sure your room is decorated from floor to ceiling.

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Put ornaments all over your house for an extra merry holiday

Hang ornaments from windows to help them catch the light coming through. You'll love the way they sparkle throughout the day.

Outside

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Put ornaments all over your house for an extra merry holiday
 

Hang oversized ornaments from your awnings to give your home's exterior some holiday pizzazz.

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Put ornaments all over your house for an extra merry holiday

Place a sparkly ornament or two into a planter to add a surprise bit of shine between the greenery.

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