Unique Christmas Decorations to Try This Year

It’s hard to resist the call of the Christmas spirit. There’s just something comforting about the twinkling of lights and the sound of “Jingle...
a christmas tree in a store

It’s hard to resist the call of the Christmas spirit. There’s just something comforting about the twinkling of lights and the sound of “Jingle Bell Rock” playing on the radio. The holiday season is a special time of year, and decorating is half the fun. Nothing says Christmas like putting up a Christmas tree with the family, adorned with ornaments that you’ve collected throughout the years. This time of year can be about honoring time old family traditions or creating new ones that are unique to your family.


If you’re not one for the typical Christmas decorations and have a more unique taste, here are some new ways you can decorate your home for the holidays.


Personalize your decor.



What’s the best way to make something unique? Put your face on it! You can have custom Christmas ornaments made with your family’s portrait, a picture of your spouse, or even your puppy. Decorate your Christmas tree with photo ornaments that have pictures of important milestones throughout the year. Shutterfly offers a wide variety of designs, and great customer service if you have any problems. You can choose the shape, design, material, and customize ornaments with your own photos.

Use nontraditional colors.



Switch things up by using colors that aren’t traditionally used for Christmas. Normally when you think of the holiday season, you think of reds, greens, golds, and maybe whites and blues. However bold and bright colors have become popular lately. You can find a white tree decorated with neon pinks and greens, or a wreath with purples and golds. If you’re crafty, try making your own wreaths or ornaments with some fun bright colors, and throw in a photo glass ornament to make it really special!

DIY your decor.



Spend a night by the fireside and craft your own Christmas decorations! The internet is a vast resource full of so many DIY crafts you could try. Even if you’re not-so-crafty, you can find something within your capabilities. Try making your own snowflake garland, or table centerpieces. Candles are great to incorporate into your designs, too. Have a DIY night and turn it into a fun tradition for the entire family!


If you plan on gifting your special someone an engagement ring this holiday season, this is a great way you can incorporate it into a DIY or personalized decoration. Pop the question with a beautiful Agape diamond that you know are the best synthetic diamonds available with a keepsake ornament made just for them. Lab grown diamonds are just like natural diamonds, except they’re more ethically sourced. Agape diamond reviews speak for themselves, and you can slip that beautiful Agape simulated diamond on your fiance’s finger knowing the brilliance will never fade.

Use natural decorating materials.

Instead of using plastic wreaths or centerpieces, try out some natural pieces around the house. Organic Christmas decorations can feel minimalistic, but they make a huge impact. They also smell really good. Put some pinecones on the table, use Christmas tree branches as a centerpiece, or use them to make DIY decorations for around the house. Use natural materials to craft Christmas tree ornaments that will make your tree gorgeous and unique.

Keep it simple.

If you don’t have a ton of space to use, that’s okay. You can add a few decorative touches to a small space of shelf, and it’ll instantly make the area feel more festive. You don’t have to go all out every year to feel the holiday spirit! Sometimes it can be easier to keep it simple. String up some fairy lights, and display a few meaningful things like a special Christmas ornament or two.


Decorating for the holiday season doesn’t have to be boring and traditional! You can turn your home into a Christmas wonderland that is unique to you and your family members.

Lana Carson is executive editor of Urban Tulsa. Her writing has been published in the Los Angeles Review of Books and The Huffington Post.