Every year, we put up our most beautiful Christmas decorations to fill our home with holiday cheer and spirit. When the season ends, there is no reason to let our Yuletide décor sit idly in storage. With a little ingenuity, you can enjoy some of your favorite Christmas accents year-round.

A clean, classic look for entertaining
A pair of square boxwood wreaths spruced up these windows for a summer look

Christmas Ornaments

Decorated tree from Helpful Homemade

French Country ornaments, designed for Christmas trees, wreaths, or garlands can pull double duty to adorn existing décor. Its crackled metal surface can add a vintage look to any setting.  Suspend a few from a chandelier to enhance its elegant presence, or line some up along the top of a mirror as a shimmering border. This can also be placed above an entryway as a door chime and would add an elegant touch to a table centerpiece for various occasions.

String Lights

String lights in a glass cloche

Embellish mirrors by draping string or fairy lights to create borders that radiate a warm glow. This idea would work well for a little girl’s princess room, a sparsely decorated bathroom, or a space with a shabby chic theme. In the photo above, Fairy String Lights were lit inside a glass cloche, adding an enchanting look to a summer tablescape.

Globe café lights make for delightful lighting at outdoor parties. Wrap them around patio posts or hang them across low-lying tree branches for added illumination and night-time charm. They would look great for spring festivities, summer picnics, backyard barbecues, and many other outdoor activities.

Flameless Candles

Our Miracle Flame Outdoor Battery-Operated Candles

Put together delightful tablescapes for any season or occasion with flameless candles. These battery-operated candles are easy to use and can’t be extinguished by the wind, making them an eye-catching addition to outdoor gatherings in the porch or garden.

Ribbons

Books wrapped by Blue Dupioni Ribbons by Balsam Hill

Thinking of replacing your old lampshade? Repurpose Christmas tree ribbons and give plain or tired lampshades a quick makeover. Combine different patterns and textures to create strong visual interest, and use subtle hues for a refined touch. In the photo above, Blue Dupioni Ribbons were tied around old books for a charming display on a fireplace mantel.

When it comes to making the most out of your Christmas décor, these quick and simple ideas are sure to inspire. Apply a bit of creativity to your holiday accent and you can make your home welcoming and beautiful all throughout the year.

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