If you’re looking for a cheery glimmer of inspiration to refresh your decor this holiday season, we’ve got you covered. Whether you want to create a jaw-dropping entryway display or simply refresh your living room, this guide will provide you with everything you need to create a merry, bright, and oh-so-chic aesthetic in your Shea home. Feast your eyes on five of our favorite designer-approved holiday decorating ideas.

Christmas Tree and Garland

A Subtle Change

If you’re more of a minimalist, try creating an atmosphere that speaks volumes while maintaining a clean, put-together look. Simply hang an evergreen garland around your curtain rods, door frame, or hanging pendant lights, and place a basket full of oversized baubles on your coffee table. A sprig of mistletoe hung on an overhead cabinet is a subtle, effortless, and timeless way to embrace the holidays.

Christmas Garland on Stairs

Spruce Up Your Staircase

Make a seasonal statement by dressing up your staircase. This trendy nod to tradition is an effortlessly elegant way to lean into the holidays. Simply drape a garland around your railing, attach it with red bows, add a strand of twinkle lights, and spruce it up with a few holly berry cuttings. If your staircase is in the entryway, it acts as a dramatic ‘wow’ factor for your guests.

Orchard Trails Plan 4 Primary Bedroom

Accessorize with Symmetry

When you have a mirrored furniture layout—like nightstands on both sides of a bed—repeat your holiday decor on both sides. For example, in this Orchard Trails Plan 4 bedroom, it’s easy to exchange the staple bedside pictures and plants with a vase of seasonal flowers and a holiday-scented candle. Add some extra flare by hanging a small wreath on the wall above each side table.

Christmas Entryway Decor

Streamline With Color Coordination

Swap out your entry table or living room credenza decor with a splash of red and green to highlight the holiday season. If you’re unsure of where to start, grab a garland and match the red with a few accompanying decor elements, like candle lanterns, a basket of throw pillows, or a stack of faux presents. Committing to a color palette, like red, white, and green, is a clear way to streamline your decor and ensure each element coordinates nicely.

The Enclave Plan 4 Great Room, Kitchen, Dining

Spice Up Your Greenery
Lean into this festive time of year by swapping out your succulent centerpieces for an interesting cluster of varying branches, quirky blooms, and glittery sprigs. Use seasonal greenery from your own garden or craft your ideal bouquet at a craft store. Green plants, such as birch, cypress, and olive leaves, offer an aromatic and romantic base, while white hydrangeas, sweet pea flowers, and pops of citrus add intrigue and dazzling color. A simple centerpiece swap in a living, dining, or seating area—like this Plan 4 home at The Enclave—makes a beautiful impact on the ambiance of your home.


Inspired to start decorating in a home of your own? Contact a Community Representative at one of our Shea Homes® neighborhoods selling throughout Northern California to see available homes you can move into by the end of the year.

Christmas Interior Decor

Sales: Shea Homes Marketing Company (CalDRE #01378646); Construction: Shea Homes Limited Partnership (CSLB #855368). Equal Housing Opportunity.

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