20 Christmas Window Decorating Ideas to Add Cheerful Curb Appeal

Big Bows

Bows are another longstanding traditional Christmas icon, but their placement isn't limited to the Christmas tree. Place big bows along the exterior of your home's windows to up the feel of the holiday and welcome one of the seasonal colors into your outdoor Christmas decoration display.

String Lights

String lights are a year-round decorative piece that certainly has its place along your window in the Christmas season. The warm glow provides the right amount of ambiance you can drape from the corners of your windows or line the trim.

Display Christmas Cards

Unsure of what to do with your Christmas cards? Instead of throwing them in the trash or hanging them on the fridge, turn them into a DIY garland. This simple approach to Christmas window decor is quick and easy—all you need is string and clothes pins.

Christmas Wreath Trio

We love symmetry in interior design and we're bringing that love into our Christmas window decorations with a wreath trio. Whether you have three windows by your sink like Jennifer does in the picture above, or one giant window in your home, good things come in three.

Ribbon-Draped Window Wreaths

Leave no window bare this holiday season. Hang a simple Christmas wreath in each window with the help of ribbons. Cut a strand of your favorite holiday-themed ribbon (bonus points if it's red and white checkered) before looping the ribbon through the wreath. Tie the ends together before hanging on Command hook or nail to keep the wreath in place until you're ready to take your Christmas decorations down.

Window Swag

Holiday window swag makes a beautiful arrangement for your exterior windows since it encompasses multiple Christmas elements at once. With its combination of evergreen branches, holly and berries, pinecones, and string lights, you'll have a gorgeous fresh arrangement to decorate your home's exterior.

Christmas Window Boxes

Add life and holiday cheer to the outside of your home by arranging a Christmas planter box in front of your window. There are a generous amount of plants and flowers that blossom in the winter you can arrange for a Christmas scene. Start with ferns and evergreens as your base before adding holiday staples like poinsettias for color or pinecones. Go the extra Christmas mile by adding a red bow to the center of your holiday box.

Simple Laurel Leaf Wreaths

Keep your Christmas window decorations simple with laurel leaf wreaths. This plant produces gorgeous green leaves that fit perfectly with other farmhouse Christmas decor. You can drape them with ribbons as seen in the picture above.


One of our favorite things about using your windows for Christmas decor is that it has similar functions as a mantel, which means it's the perfect place to hang a seasonal banner. Wish everyone who visits a Merry Christmas by hanging a banner in front of your window with this saying or other Christmas icons.

Ornament Garland

The mantel isn't the only place to lay your garland—your window is just as welcoming. Feel chic and full of holiday cheer while washing dishes after sprucing up the trim of your window by combining your favorite colored ornaments and lush garland to create a festive DIY design.

White Snow Display

Live somewhere where snow is scarce or just want to build all the cozy feels in your home? Create your own winter wonderland with a faux snow display along your windowsill. Roll out a line of felt snow or scatter pull-apart artificial snow along the bottom of your window before adding more holiday decorations like candles, string lights, poinsettias, gingerbread houses, and villages.

Window Village

Christmas village decor has been around since the 19th century and has turned into an adorable seasonal collection and tradition in some homes. If you have a vintage or modern Christmas village set, consider placing them in front of your window instead of the standard table.

Classic Tall Candles

Simplify your Christmas window decorations with the help of some candles. Candles have long ties to the holiday but apart from their deeper meaning, their warm flames add ambiance and warmth to your home.

Magnolia Leaf Garland

Elevate the farmhouse charm along your window this Christmas with a magnolia leaf garland. This magnolia leaf garland from Bria Hammel Interior is a simple touch to speak to holiday decor without going overboard.

Cheery Wooden Sign

Whether you're looking to decorate your porch for Christmas or just the windows, you can never go wrong with a wooden sign. If your front door has windows, swapping the traditional holiday wreath for a wooden sign still makes a warm welcome for your guests. Purchase your favorite sign with holiday sayings or icons, or have fun with it by turning it into a DIY holiday craft.

Holly Wreaths

Stay traditional with your Christmas window decorations by handing a holly wreath in plain view. These wreaths contain multiple iconic holiday staples starting with the green and red color palette, small berries, pointed leaves that are historically symbolic, and are part of the evergreen family.

Planter Arrangement

Dress up your front porch for a seasonal welcome with a stunning Christmas planter arrangement with a matching arrangement along your window, like in the picture above. We love the idea of using natural pine or evergreen plants as a base (it's very reminiscent of the iconic holiday tree) and adding personal touches like playful ornaments.

Bell Garland

Not all Christmas window decorations have to feature greenery, wreaths, or ornaments. Bells are another holiday icon that makes the most darling garland idea to drape in front of your window.

Ceramic Home Window Display

If you've run out of table or shelf space for your Christmas decor display, a window is the perfect place to arrange your Christmas ceramics. Thanks to the flat windowsill, skinny ceramics sit proudly for all to see, inside and out, before becoming a showstopper at night with the glow of LED lights.

Evergreen Garland

Evergreen garland is a Christmas staple that has lots of versatility in placement around your home. It's often hung on doors, but it's also perfect for your window decor. With the flexible vine, choose between a straight line trim lining the edge of your window top, or draping the garland to dip in front of the window.

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