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Whether your holiday decorating style is fabulous and extravagant (Christmas only comes once a year!) or more subtle in its approach (a Charlie Brown tree has its time and place), we’ve got you covered. Here, 15 ideas that are going to be huge this season.

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Branches are the New Mantels

No fireplace? No problem. A large branch makes a simple but no less effective substitute. Add a few leaves—or better yet, some mistletoe—to brighten things up a notch.

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Circular Light Formations

Who knew that painting some Hula-Hoops black, wrapping them in lights and hanging them from the ceiling could transform a room into a magical winter art exhibit? Try this for your next holiday party if you really want to impress the guests.

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White Feathers

Fact: A few regal feathers add a brush of winter charm to any table setting. (And since the color is so neutral, it works equally well for New Year’s and beyond.)

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A Single Strand of Lights

Drape them across a wall to frame your cozy holiday (and non-holiday) fixtures with warm light.

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A Statement Sign

Keep everything else simple and let the sign do the talking.

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A Framed Chalkboard

A gold-framed chalkboard is equally effective—and you can change the message or illustration as you please.

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A Tree Frame

Don’t want to mess with all the fallen pine needles? A lit silhouette is festive without the fuss.

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A Tree Ladder

Complete with rungs to hang ornaments from.

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Twinkling Trees

Another option for the pine-needle averse? Bare branches outfitted with tiny bursts of light.

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Patio Decorations

Why should the merriment stop inside? Spruce up your deck or patio with a full wreath and some pine accents. Make sure you have a flannel blanket for when you want to take that hot toddy (or cocoa for the kids) outdoors.

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Tropical Trees

Aloha and Mele Kalikimaka to all.

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Mini Trees

Guys. These are actually painted pinecones—and they are a great way to get the kids in on the holiday festivities. Place them on nightstands, coffee tables or any flat surface that needs some cheer.

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A Deconstructed Wreath

Ahh, so this is what you do with the extra garland (and tree trimmings).

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A Touch of Tartan

This year your plaid scarf can do double duty.

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Metallic Accents

Proof that a faux tree can still look festive—and even elegant. Just add some bronze and silver embellishments.

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