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

Nov 29, 2014 at 6:00 p.m. ET

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

1.

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

2.

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

3.

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

4.

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

5.

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

Mantels

6.

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.

7.

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.

8.

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

9.

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

10.

Hang ornaments from beaded garland for a jeweled look.

Wreaths

11.

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

12.

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

13.

Add some extra sparkle to your chandelier.

14.

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.

15.

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

16.

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

17.

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

Outside

18.

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

19.

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

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