How to Use Christmas Ornaments as Decor

December 6, 2023

There are so many ways to use Christmas ornaments as decor. This season, let your creativity sparkle as you showcase your favorites beyond the branches, turning every nook into a dazzling display of Christmas magic.

Ornaments, those delightful treasures that dangle from branches and sparkle with holiday magic.

As they find their way beyond the Christmas tree, these miniature marvels become representatives of festivity, gracing every nook and cranny with their charm.

Adorning mantels and tabletops throughout the home, ornaments infuse each space with a touch of yuletide whimsy.

This post will share a few simple places to use your Christmas ornaments as decor around your own home.

I am also joining a talented group of blogging friends coordinated by my extremely creative friend Jen at Tater Tots and Jello to share some brilliant ideas for decorating vignettes and mantels throughout the home. Be sure to scroll to the bottom of this post to see all the post links!

And if you are coming here from my friends at Lolly Jane Blog, welcome! I hope you loved their creative ideas for a thrifted Christmas entryway :).

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On the Mantel

I have two mantels in my home – one is a faux mantel in my living room and the other is a gas fireplace in my family room.

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While I put more details on the family room mantel, the faux mantel in the living room is kept very simple ;).

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Instead of putting a candle in a hurricane vase, I just filled it with some of my favorite Christmas ball ornaments.

Then I simply added a few additional Christmas decor items and a large hanging piece of art and called it a day!

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How to use Christmas ornaments as decor | Christmas vignette ideas | Ornaments in bowls as decor | Marble bowls with gold ornaments | Christmas decor ideas for coffee tables and console tables | Christmas ornaments on the mantel

Everything in the above photos are from years past which makes it so none of the above items are currently being sold ;0.

However, I have linked some alternative options below in case you are still looking for items for your mantels ;).

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In Pretty Bowls Throughout the Home

A bowl brimming with sparkling ornaments can be a stunning focal point that captures the spirit of Christmas.

Experiment with different sizes, shapes, and finishes to create a dynamic display that reflects your unique style.

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Placing bowls of ornaments strategically on tables, countertops, or as a striking centerpiece for your festive dining table will surely add a touch of elegance to any space you choose.

I have a variety of bowls filled with monochromatic color schemes of ornaments all throughout my house.

While my white and gold mercury engraved ornaments were not brought back to the Pottery Barn stores this year, I have found plenty of alternative options for you here!

How to use Christmas ornaments as decor | Christmas vignette ideas | Ornaments in bowls as decor | Marble bowls with gold ornaments | Christmas decor ideas for coffee tables and console tables | Christmas ornaments on the mantel
How to use Christmas ornaments as decor | Christmas vignette ideas | Ornaments in bowls as decor | Marble bowls with gold ornaments | Christmas decor ideas for coffee tables and console tables | Christmas ornaments on the mantel
How to use Christmas ornaments as decor | Christmas vignette ideas | Ornaments in bowls as decor | Marble bowls with gold ornaments | Christmas decor ideas for coffee tables and console tables | Christmas ornaments on the mantel

Your options are endless as to where you can place a pretty bowl of ornaments!!

How to use Christmas ornaments as decor | Christmas vignette ideas | Ornaments in bowls as decor | Marble bowls with gold ornaments | Christmas decor ideas for coffee tables and console tables | Christmas ornaments on the mantel
How to use Christmas ornaments as decor | Christmas vignette ideas | Ornaments in bowls as decor | Marble bowls with gold ornaments | Christmas decor ideas for coffee tables and console tables | Christmas ornaments on the mantel

I hope you found some inspiration with these simple suggestions for your mantels or vignettes around the home!

Don’t forget to take a peek at my friend Melaine from My Sweet Savannah’s DIY concrete Christmas trees post – she’s always got something fun and creative to share!

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How to use Christmas ornaments as decor | Christmas vignette ideas | Ornaments in bowls as decor | Marble bowls with gold ornaments | Christmas decor ideas for coffee tables and console tables | Christmas ornaments on the mantel
How to use Christmas ornaments as decor | Christmas vignette ideas | Ornaments in bowls as decor | Marble bowls with gold ornaments | Christmas decor ideas for coffee tables and console tables | Christmas ornaments on the mantel

Oh Christmas isn’t just a day,

It’s a frame of mind.

~ Miracle on 34th Street

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Have a wonderful day my friend! I hope something makes you smile today ;).

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  1. Krista says:

    These ornaments are so lovely and neutral, and add the perfect amount of shine to your beautiful holiday decor touches!

  2. Cindy says:

    I love a pretty bowl of ornaments! Great ideas Pasha!

  3. Lolly Jane says:

    The mini bells are just DARLING!! xo

  4. Pasha – I love all of the different ways you displayed ornaments. That vase arrangement is so pretty! Pinned! Thanks for joining us!

    xoxo

  5. I love all these tips, and you’re home! xoxo

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