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13 Christmas Decorating Ideas to Steal From Joanna Gaines

Updated: Feb 3, 2020

In case you had any doubts, Fixer Upper star Joanna Gaines's design talents extend to creating a breathtakingly festive holiday home. The talented designer and mother of four decorated her Waco, TX, farmhouse in stunning shabby-chic style. We were so inspired that we had to share a few of our favorite ideas with you so you can steal them this holiday season. Check them out ahead.

Greenery Around the Railing

Swags of greenery wrapped around a staircase railing or trailing down a banister make for classic holiday decor.

Brown Kraft-Paper-Wrapped Gifts

Nothing gets us in the holiday spirit more than seeing presents under the tree, and – not surprisingly – Joanna takes gift wrapping to the next level. Dozens of boxes wrapped in brown kraft paper and tied with coordinating green ribbons add to the chic Christmas vibes.

Red Glass Votives

A few artfully placed red glass votives elevate this ordinary vignette to something elegant and festive.

Welcoming Entryway Touches

Green swag, a wreath, and an urn with seasonal greenery and pinecones make the Gaineses' entryway extra inviting. And the red plaid outdoor pillow on the bench doesn't hurt either.

Hot Chocolate Station

Beautiful glass bowls full of hot chocolate fixings are pretty enough to be decor, but yummy enough to make for a perfect after-dinner treat.

Pearlescent Christmas Tree Decorations

Instead of something more traditional like red or gold, the Gaineses' tree is covered in stunning pearlescent decor, from the creamy ornaments to the strands of pearls and all the beautiful white swag in between.

Perfectly Mismatched Servingware

Cut glass water goblets, antique silver napkin rings, crystal punch bowls, vintage dishes: Joanna sees the beauty in the shabby-chic hodgepodge, and your guests will too when you put them out on your table.

Fuzzy Tree Skirt

The only thing cozier than a bunch of adorable kids cuddled up in their robes on Christmas morning is the fuzzy white skirt around the tree.

A Pair of Indoor Wreaths

Frame an interior window with a couple of plain green wreaths. It's a simple but beautiful way to elevate a blank white wall.

Tabletop Swag

Candles and pine branches elevate Joanna's dining room table from everyday to holiday.

Bowl of Pinecones

For some easy coffee table decor, fill a decorative bowl with pinecones like Joanna does.

Greenery on the Chandelier

Even the chandelier is an opportunity for holiday decor! Joanna weaves greenery through her rustic-chic dining room chandelier.

Mini Trees in Tin Buckets

While these mini Christmas trees look adorable around this chair, we think they would also be darling on a deck or patio, or even flagging a door.

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