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Decorating Diva: Holiday home accents to add festive flair

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Festive decorating picks

Welcome to Decorating Diva, where every week we share fresh, fun ways to update your home and spice up your living space! If you still need to get your home holiday-ready, you're in luck! We've rounded up some must-have home accents sure to add sparkle to your season.

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Festive decorating picks

Welcome to Decorating Diva, where every week we share fresh, fun ways to update your home and spice up your living space! If you still need to get your home holiday-ready, you're in luck! We've rounded up some must-have home accents sure to add sparkle to your season.

Christmas tree pillow

Christmas tree pillow

Swap out your regular pillows for a few festive ones instead. We were instantly smitten with this pretty pillow with shimmering applique Christmas tree, complete with hand embroidered strands of beads and strands of silver and gold thread that give it a sparkling look perfect for the season. (Crate and Barrel, $37)

Table runner

Table runner

Create a bold, festive background for your holiday dinner by laying out this vibrant, red linen table runner, embroidered with twining ivory vines and flowers. While white tableware would make a stylish match for the runner, you could also go with navy, green or any neutral hue. (Williams-Sonoma, $100)

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Dotted mercury hurricanes

Add a warm, holiday glow to any room by grouping these hand blown mercury hurricanes together on a mantel, coffee table or shelf. The antiqued, white finish creates a soft glow and adds some festive sheen. The textured white dots add interest to these chic candleholders. They would also make a great hostess gift. (West Elm, $14)

Door spray

Door spray

Don't forget about the outside of your house when decorating for the holidays. We suggest welcoming guests with a festive door spray, a unique alternative to the traditional wreath. Rich greens, vibrant reds and hints of gold make this an ideal seasonal accent, and if you don't want to use it on the door, you can also hang it from the mantel. (Horchow, $98)

Peace stocking holders

Peace stocking holders

Hooks might do a fine job holding stockings, but why not go for a more decorative option? We like these bronze finish stocking holders in letters that spell "peace." No nails are required with the sturdy, weighted bases, and they make a festive addition to your holiday decor. (Pottery Barn, $129)

Snowflake platter

Snowflake platter

Serve up your favorite holiday treats in style when you display them on this simple but festive platter adorned with snowflakes. The glossy, reflective finish makes for an elegant way to show off your famous gingerbread cookies. The snowflakes add a playful touch perfect for the holidays. (Pier 1 Imports, $30)

Wooden wall tree

Wooden wall tree

No room for a real tree? Fear not. You can still put your best ornaments to good use on this charming, wall-mounted wooden tree. Even if you do have a traditional tree, this hanging version can still be added to another room or the foyer as a way to add even more seasonal flair to your space. (West Elm, $31)

Laser cut trees

Laser-cut trees

We love these adorable laser-cut wooden tree decorations and think they’d make a great addition to any holiday table or grouped together among some candles on the counter or mantel. They assemble easily, and the slightly industrial design gives them some staying power once the holidays are over. In fact, we'd likely leave ours up as winter-ready decor even after New Year's. (Crate and Barrel, $10)

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