‘Tis the season to decorate! As you begin preparing your home for the holidays, don’t forget to decorate 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 22 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 really pull your decorating scheme together with the added bonus of saving precious floor and table space. Even if you can’t commit to drilling holes (looking at you, tenants), There are tricks and tips to help you create a beautiful seasonal wall display without risking your security deposit. So, without any further ado, let’s dive into our list and find the perfect Christmas wall decorations for you!
1. Trinket garland
Leaf wreaths are a staple of the holiday season, but why not try something different this year? A festive bauble is an easy and stylish way to bring some Christmas cheer into your home. To make one, simply attach a series of mini balls to a circular wire frame with string or ribbon. Hang it on the wall for instant holiday glam!
2. Christmas Gallery Wall
To get into the holiday spirit, decorate 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 in 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 trade out their prints for the holidays, here’s a thrifty trick to turn any hanging art into a festive display: wrap some leftover ribbon over a picture frame and tie a bow on top. Repeat this for several picture frames, and presto—you have yourself a Christmas gallery wall!
4. Advent calendar Wall hanger
Here’s something to entertain the little ones in the run up to Christmas: an advent calendar wall hanging. You can make one yourself with fabric or paper or pick one up at your local craft store. Put it up and let the kids take a treat or gift out of a bag every 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 craft season. Crepe paper strips, paper chains and star 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 wreath
Simple, chic and very easy to recreate, wearing a wreath around a door frame is a great alternative to a mantle or a staircase. You can use real or faux garland – just make sure it’s long enough to fit around the sides of the frame. Add twinkling lights and some 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 are, so feel free to hang your stockings all over the house!
8. Christmas DIY Art Wall
This may sound like a lot of work, but it doesn’t have to be! The husband and wife Instagram duo @ahousewebuilt basic Christmas tree shapes drawn on cardboard paper. They then framed their drawings and hung them on their living room wall to create unique holiday decor. Buddy the Elf would be proud!
9. Traditional Christmas wreath
Hanging a seasonal wreath is an evergreen (pun intended!) 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 in the backyard. You can leave it green and natural for a clean, modern look or make it cheerful and bright with bows, pinecones and tinsel.
10. Thrifty 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 loads 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 on the wall.
11. Christmas Wall Stickers
Wall decals are the ultimate hassle-free Christmas wall decor idea. Reusable designs allow decoration to be added to any room year after year without damaging the paintwork. They come in different sizes and styles, from snowflakes to reindeer – just stick them on and don’t worry about taking them off until New Years.
12. Wall Hanging Christmas Tree
Small space dwellers, this one is for you! If you’re short on Christmas tree real estate, why not hang one 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 also smart for those who are in storage—no more digging out that artificial tree year after year!
13. Wood Ornaments
Whether it’s farmhouse style, rustic or shabby chic, wooden Christmas decorations 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 cliffs galore
Never underestimate the power of a well-placed wreath. Or two cliffs. Or five… A series of mini garlands hung at staggered heights makes a big impact, and you can make your own versions yourself with a few basic supplies. Put them in the hallway, above doors or over the bed—they look good just about anywhere.
15. Christmas Leather 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 your regular items for some festive trinkets 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 bookshelf with all the usual Christmas paraphernalia – a few presents, a wreath and some seasonal trinkets – and you’ll have a festive wall that doesn’t require hooks or nails.
17. Winter board art
Do you have a space in your home that 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 write a festive message, create a sweet winter scene, or draw a fun holiday character.
18. Rustic Ski Lodge Accent
Even if you can’t hit the slopes this year, you can still bring a little bit of the ski lodge to your entryway wall. Hang some ski poles or lean vintage skis against the wall to create a beautiful winter montage. You can carry the theme throughout the house with simple decorations such as a wooden board, woolen gloves or an old sled.
19. Remove metal posters
There’s Christmas wall art, and then there’s Displate posters. Printed on sturdy metal plates and mounted to the wall with magnets, they are easy to hang and exchange 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 displayed
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 hearty display of holiday greetings? Instead of stuffing Christmas cards in a drawer, hang them on the wall for everyone to see! A simple string and mini clothespins will do the trick.
21. Christmas Hanging Branch
A full-sized 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! Search the outdoors for the perfect branch, then add waterfall lights and mini balls to create a magical winter wonderland on your wall.
22. Fairy Light Christmas Tree
Fairy lights aren’t just for the tree – they can also be used to create an eye-catching wall feature! Take your inspiration from this glittering Tannenbaum. Tap in some small nails and thread a few strings of LEDs into the shape of a tree. Top it off with a traditional wreath, and you won’t recognize your staircase—in a good way!
Over to you!
Let your walls do the talking this festive season with these 22 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 decorate those halls!
Are there any Christmas wall decor ideas we missed? Let us know in the comments below. And be sure to check out our Christmas Pinterest board for more holiday wall art ideas!