‘Tis the season to decorate! As you start prepping your home for the holidays, don’t forget to deck the halls with Christmas wall art and decor. From bauble wreaths and wall-hanging Christmas trees to DIY paper decorations and festive prints, here are 24 Christmas wall decor ideas to add some holiday cheer to your space.
Interior designers and Santa’s elves agree: dressing up your walls is a great way to bring in the festive season with a bang. Sure, nothing can steal the spotlight from your Christmas tree, but the right wall decor can pull together your entire decorating scheme with the added bonus of saving precious floor and table space. Even if you can’t commit to drilling holes (looking at you, renters), there are tricks and hacks to help you create a stunning seasonal wall display without risking your security deposit. So with no further ado, let’s get into our list and find the perfect Christmas wall decoration for you!
1. Bauble Wreath
Leafy wreaths are a staple of the holiday season, but why not try something different this year? A festive bauble wreath is an easy and stylish way to bring some Christmas cheer to your home. To make one, simply attach a series of mini baubles onto a circular wire frame using string or ribbon. Hang it on the wall for instant holiday glamour!
2. Christmas Gallery Wall
To get into the holiday spirit, deck out your blank wall with festive photos and prints. Choose pictures of family gatherings, snowy winter scenes, or anything else that speaks to the season, and arrange them into an eye-catching display. You can enhance your wall art by wrapping the frames with fairy lights or tinsel.
3. Christmas Bow Ribbon Art
For those who don’t want to swap out their prints for the holidays, here’s a thrifty trick to turn any hanging art into a festive display: wrap some leftover ribbon across a picture frame and tie a bow on top. Repeat this for several picture frames, and presto—you’ve got yourself a Christmas gallery wall!
4. Advent Calendar Wall Hanging
Here’s something to keep the little ones entertained in the run-up to Christmas: an advent calendar wall hanging. You can make one yourself with fabric or paper or pick something up at your local craft store. Put it up and get the kids to take a treat or gift from a pocket each day—a wall decoration and a surprise all in one!
5. DIY Paper Decorations
Paper Christmas decorations are a great way to kick off the holiday crafting season. Crepe paper streamers, paper chains, and starry garlands add a festive flourish to your decorating scheme and are easy enough for anyone to make (kids included!). Not to mention, they’re eco-friendly and a lot less hassle to store away for next year.
6. Door Frame Draped Garland
Simple, chic, and really easy to recreate, draping a garland around a door frame is a great alternative to a mantel or a staircase. You can use a real or faux garland—just make sure it’s long enough to fit around the sides of the frame. Add twinkling lights and a few festive decorations for sparkle and style.
7. Christmas Stockings
Instead of relying on a mantelpiece, hang your Christmas stockings on the wall! You can use your coat rack to hold them up and add some greenery and LED lights to complete the look. Santa has an uncanny ability to find them, wherever they may be, so feel free to hang your hosiery anywhere in the house!
8. Christmas DIY Art Wall
This might sound like a lot of work, but it doesn’t have to be! The husband-and-wife Instagram duo @ahousewebuilt drew basic Christmas tree shapes onto cardstock paper. They then framed their drawings and hung them on their living room wall to create some unique holiday decor. Buddy the Elf would be proud!
9. Traditional Christmas Wreath
Hanging a seasonal wreath is an evergreen Christmas wall decor idea that looks just as good now as it did decades ago. Put one above the fireplace, in the hallway, or over the stove on the backsplash. You can leave it green and natural for a clean, modern look or make it merry and bright with bows, pine cones, and tinsel.
10. Thrifted Vintage Finds
If you’re looking for Christmas wall decorations on a budget, why not try scouring thrift stores and flea markets? You can find some truly unique pieces that will add heaps of character and charm to your space. Look out for vintage signs, rustic bells, and old-fashioned ice skates—they make great Christmas decor when hung up on the wall.
11. Christmas Wall Stickers
Wall stickers are the ultimate hassle-free Christmas wall decor idea. Reusable designs allow for decoration to be added year after year in any room without damaging the paintwork. They come in various sizes and styles, from snowflakes to reindeer—just stick them up and don’t worry about taking them down until New Year.
12. Wall Hanging Christmas Tree
Small-space dwellers, this one is for you! If your place is short on Christmas tree real estate, why not hang one up on the wall? A 2D wall-mounted tree looks just as festive as its real-life counterpart and won’t take up any of your prized square footage. It’s smart for those tight on storage, too—no more digging out that artificial tree year after year!
13. Wooden Ornaments
Whether farmhouse style, country, or shabby chic, wooden Christmas ornaments bring a rustic warmth to your home decor during the holidays. Combined with fresh greenery, pine cones, and strings of lights, these pieces add texture and dimension to your walls—a change of pace from the usual Christmas prints.
14. Mini Wreaths Galore
Never underestimate the power of a well-placed wreath. Or two wreaths. Or five… A series of mini wreaths hung up at staggered heights make a great impact, and you can DIY your own versions with a few basic supplies. Put them up in the hallway, above doors, or over the bed—they look great just about anywhere.
15. Christmas Ladder Decor
Sometimes seasonal decorating requires little more than a few tweaks to your existing space—and here’s a great example. An ordinary basket ladder can become a holiday shelf with just a few Christmas decorations. Swap out your usual items for some festive knick-knacks and admire your new holiday display!
16. Holiday #Shelfie
Say you don’t have a lot of wall space or can’t put up permanent decorations. A holiday shelfie is the perfect solution! Style your bookcase with all of the usual Christmas trappings—a few presents, a wreath, and some seasonal trinkets—and you’ll have a festive feature wall that doesn’t require hooks or nails.
17. Winter Chalkboard Art
Do you have a space in your home you can easily update with seasonal drawings, messages, or decor? A humble chalkboard (or an entire chalkboard wall, if you happen to have one) is a great canvas for Christmas creativity. Use it to jot down a festive message, create a lovely winter scene, or draw a fun holiday character.
18. Rustic Ski Lodge Accents
Even if you can’t hit the slopes this year, you can still bring a bit of the ski lodge to your entryway wall. Hang a pair of ski poles or lean vintage skis against the wall to create a stunning winter montage. You can carry the theme all throughout the house with simple decorations like a wooden sign, woolen mittens, or an old sled.
19. Displate Metal Posters
There is Christmas wall art, and then there are Displate posters. Printed on sturdy metal sheets and mounted on the wall with magnets, they are easy to hang and swap out once the holidays are over. Choose from hundreds of licensed designs, including vintage Christmas art, Peanuts Christmas cards, Star Wars Christmas prints, and more!
20. Holiday Card Display
The best Christmas wall decor ideas are the ones that have meaning behind them, and what better way to celebrate the season of giving than with a heartfelt display of holiday greetings? Instead of stuffing Christmas cards in a drawer, hang them up on the wall for all to see! A simple string and mini clothespins will do the trick.
21. Christmas Hanging Branch
A full-size Christmas tree may still be the centerpiece of your festive decor, but if you’re looking for a way to spruce up the walls with greenery, a holiday hanging branch is just the thing! Scavenge the outdoors for the perfect branch, and then add cascading lights and mini baubles to create a magical winter wonderland on your wall.
22. Fairy Light Christmas Tree
Fairy lights aren’t just for the tree—they can be used to create an eye-catching wall feature as well! Take your inspiration from this twinkling Tannenbaum. Tap in some small nails and string up a few strands of LEDs in the shape of a tree. Top it off with a traditional wreath, and you won’t recognize your staircase—in a good way!
23. Festive Bunting
Who doesn’t love bunting? It’s an easy way to add a pop of color and character to any wall. Whether you use fabric, paper, or felt—bunting with a Christmas-y message can help you spell out a seasonal sentiment and get everyone in the holiday spirit. The usual upbeat greetings like ‘Merry Christmas’ or ‘Happy Holidays’ work a treat!
24. Christmas Family Heirlooms
Sometimes the most prized Christmas decorations are the ones passed down from family members. Put these treasured items on display and honor your loved ones by hanging their heirlooms on the walls for everyone to see. Instagrammer @prettydomesticated did just that with a pair of vintage snowshoes— and we think it looks great!
Over to You!
Let your walls do the talking this holiday season with these 24 Christmas wall decor ideas. Whether you’re looking for a subtle wintry touch or an all-out Christmas extravaganza, there’s something here to suit every home. So go ahead and let your creativity flow—it’s time to deck those halls!
Are there any Christmas wall decor ideas we missed? Let us know in the comments below. And be sure to look through our Christmas Pinterest board for more holiday wall art ideas!