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23 Inspiring Christmas Aesthetics for 2022

Are you looking for ways to spruce up your home for Christmas? The holidays will be here before you know it. Here are 29 Christmas aesthetics to try in 2022.

Christmas is one of the most wonderful times of the year.

It’s also a time when we decorate our homes with lights, trees, wreaths, garlands, ornaments, and more.

But what if you don’t have the budget to buy these items?

You can still create an amazing holiday look without spending a lot of money. In this article, I’ll show you how to do just that.

While it may only be July, it’s never too early to start thinking about the Christmas season.

How many months away is Christmas anyway, like 5?

Maybe you are tired of last year’s holiday decor and want to change things up.

Or you want to add some fresh new ideas to this year’s Christmas aesthetic.

If you start planning now, the holidays will be much less stressful, you’ll find all the things you are looking for and get it all done with room to spare.

Similar to last year, there will be shipping delays and product price increases, so take advantage of the stock now if you can.

Today, I’m sharing some beautiful Christmas aesthetics to get you inspired with the look you want to achieve and joining 23 super talented home decor bloggers hosted by my good friend Rachel from The Ponds Farmhouse.

And if you are coming from my good friend Jenn’s from Down Shiloh Road, welcome!

I love celebrating Christmas in July don’t you?

So be sure to check out all of the holiday inspiration and ideas at the end of this post!

Wait until you see how you can update your Christmas aesthetic for 2022!

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What are Different Christmas Decorating Themes

There are lots of creative ideas to decorate a home for the holidays.

Spruce up your Christmas aesthetic with these holiday decorating ideas.

And the list can go on and on. See the end of this post for these Christmas decorating ideas in action.

flocked christmas tree in vintage farmhouse with painted inlay wood floors decorated with a neutral color palette with ribbon, ornaments, and a garden style touch
christmas in the front entry hall with thrift store cabinet, sansevieria snake plant, christmas trees, stair garland with neutral christmas decor

How to Find Your Christmas Aesthetic

Before running with an aesthetic for Christmas, consider what you love.

Do you love color? Rustic decor? Vintage? Coastal?

You get the idea.

Start there.

Then seek inspiration from a magazine article, social media like Pinterest, Instagram, or Tiktok.

cozy twinkle lights in my farmhouse christmas kitchen with white cabinets -Rustic Farmhouse Christmas
My former farmhouse kitchen decorated with cozy twinkle lights and greens.

Maybe you found a beautiful piece of fabric with colors that you are drawn to. Or maybe your inspiration is from art work, an antique Christmas ornament, or era.

Use the inspiration you find to guide how you decorate in 2022. Your vibe will drive how you select ornaments, garland, ribbon, greenery, flowers, and other organic elements.

Try pinning or screenshotting pictures on your phone so you can refer to them and shop for similar items.

Whether you thrift your finds or buy new, having a starting point of the look you want to achieve will drive what you shop for.

Rustic Farmhouse christmas tree with DIY paperbag snowflakes in farmhouse living roomHow to Make Snowflakes with Paper Bags
Rustic farmhouse Christmas tree with DIY paperbag snowflakes in bay window

How to Spruce Up Your Christmas Aesthetics for 2022

To me, Christmas is one of the most beautiful times of the year. You can’t beat the decorations, the food, the music, the parties, and the overall festive vibe.

But what if you can’t afford to spend a fortune on gifts and decorations?

Don’t worry – there are plenty of inexpensive ways to celebrate the season.

Here are some ideas to get you started.

Classic christmas in our new to us vintage farmhouse in the formal living room with fireplace, tv over mantel and christmas tree with vintage toolbox filled with greenery and christmas decor -First Christmas in Our Home Tour
First Christmas in our new-to-us Vintage Farmhouse living room
black labrador retriever dog in front of roaring fire on Christmas - First Christmas in Our Home Tour
My dog koda staying cozy by the fire on Christmas Day

Shop Your Home

Before shopping online or in stores, take note of what you have in storage that can be incorporated with your 2022 Christmas aesthetic.

Repurpose items you have.

Because we don’t have to buy new things to update our decorating style.

vintage toolbis filled with winter greens and rustic christmas ornaments on a wood coffee tablefirst christmas in our home tour with vintage toolbox centerpiece
Vintage toolbox decorated with festive winter greens and rustic Christmas ornaments

Find Christmas Aesthetics at Thrift Stores and Flea Markets

If you need to buy things, hit the local thrift store, flea market or garage sale to score a deal.

It’s amazing how you can find the coolest items for a song.

And the thrifted items found will be unique instead of mass-produced.

Rustic and Elegant Christmas Table Settings with red plaid napkins, tapered candles and rustic christmas decor
Rustic farmhouse Christmas table decorations idea

Shop Your Landscape

One of the best parts about decorating for the holidays is cutting fresh winter greens and finding organic elements in the garden.

From fresh evergreens to pinecones and berries, you can find a lot of FREE holiday decor, like winter planters, in the yard.

Here is a list of items to forage for this year:

  • Pine Branches
  • Blue Spruces
  • Weeping evergreen branches
  • Rhododendrons
  • Holly
  • Boxwood
  • Sedum Autumn Joy or Joe Pye Weed Dried Seed heads
  • Japonica
  • Berries
  • Pinecones
winter container garden idea for outdoor planters
Outdoor Planter Idea for Winter using fresh cut greens from the garden

Think Outside the Box

Decorate with items not intended for use.

Grab that old birdcage, pot up some greens, and add some festive ribbon with other organic elements to it.

Or use a vintage galvanized metal bucket to use as a Christmas tree base.

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas on the stair raiilng in the front entry hall with ribbon, greens and twinkle lights
Rustic farmhouse decorating in the front entry hall

Use an old tablecloth as a tree skirt.

Remember that vintage stroller I found at the thrift store?

I flipped it into a planter for my front porch with spring flowers.

For my Christmas aesthetic, I’ll be potting it up with fresh greens from the gardens.

Christmas Decorating Table Decor Idea with poinsettias, winter greens, cozy candles and tree skirt as the table runner
Rustic Christmas table decorating idea

Want to Learn How to Decorate With Fresh Greens for the Holidays?

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This 40-page guide is full of simple DIY holiday decorating ideas that includes how to cut, care for, and design with fresh greens, as well as tips to purchase and incorporate faux greens with your holiday decorating style to create a cozy, beautiful, and organic vibe.

From porch styling to cozy centerpiece and tablescape inspiration, wait until you try these budget-friendly holiday decorating ideas using fresh greens for every room in your home.

hanging basket of winter greens on the porch

Looking For More Christmas Decorating Ideas?

I love looking through festive holiday inspiration to get ideas for this year’s decorating aesthetic, don’t you?

Wait until you see these holiday decorating, entertaining, and food ideas to create a cozy home for Christmas.

Thanks so much for joining me today on the blog! Next up in the Christmas in July blog hop are my good friends Anne and AnnMarie from Simply 2 Moms.

Wait until you see their Christmas craft ideas!

cozy first christmas in our new home tour with roaring fire and country rustic christmas tree
Cozy first Christmas in our new home

23 Inspiring Christmas Aesthetics for Your Home in 2022

Now that we discussed how to spruce up your holiday decor this year, wait until you see some of these incredible Christmas decorating ideas that you’ll want to see (and save for future use).

Christmas In July Blog Hop

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The Crowned Goat / Common Ground / Life At Bella Terra / The Tattered Pew / Design Morsels / Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Rustic Farmhouse Christmas decorating ideas with twinkle lights on the exterior of our center hall colonial
Cozy view of our former home last Christmas

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  1. So many beautiful ways to celebrate the season, Stacy! I love, love, love all the natural elements you added inside and out. They’re really beautiful! It makes me wish we had more than palm and pine trees growing in our yard 🙂 Can’t wait to see what you’re up to this year as well. Big hugs, CoCo

    1. Thank you so much Coco! I am really looking forward to the holidays this year too. Enjoy the rest of your summer! xoxo

  2. Stacy,
    This is so full of great ways to save money and still have a beautiful Christmas! Thanks for sharing.

  3. So many pretty ideas; I definitely need to start looking and saving some inspiration! I feel like things are selling out earlier and earlier so we need to be ready…and then enjoy all the fun!!!

    1. Thanks Robyn! They do sell out way to quick…hard to believe you gotta start buying stuff in the summer! Merry Christmas in July!

  4. Great tips as usual Stacy! I know you were just getting settled into your new home last year around the holidays, so I absolutely cannot wait to see it all decked out this year! I always love your outdoor urns for winter too!

    Happy Christmas in July!

    1. Thank you Amber – it was a bit of a holiday scramble in 2021! I’m looking forward to 2022. Merry Christmas in July!

  5. I love all of your theme ideas! Plus the natural elements are perfect!!! I love using anything that’s free! Thank you for the great ideas!

  6. Love all these ideas for getting that Christmas look for less. I’m challenging myself to just use what I have this year and your tips will definitely help! Pinned!

    1. Thank you so much! That’s where I’m at for this year too – how to make it all work with the new digs. Merry Christmas in July!

  7. Good advice and searching by what king of aesthetic you want. Great to see your blog again. Your outdoor planter is gorgeous. Wish I had this kind of foliage around me.

    1. Thank you so much Andrea! So nice to see you!!! I’m heading over to your place shortly! Merry Christmas in July!

  8. Wow, this was a really inspiring read and I enjoyed it so much! Thanks for sharing and lovely hopping with you!

  9. Stacy, how exciting to be decorating your new home this year! You mentioned an old bird cage…I actually have a huge one in the barn that I’ve never used. You’ve got me thinking about how I can decorate that for the holidays! Love all your beautiful holiday photos! So fun hopping with you!

    1. Thank you Mary! yes I just found it recently while out thrifting and I want to deck it out with all kinds of greens! I can’t wait to see your home decorated for the holidays this year too!

    1. Thank you Kelly! I can’t wait to get to it! You must be so excited about yours too now that you’ve been in for a while! xo

  10. Stacy, I always love your tablescape ideas and I’m pinning for inspiration! Thanks for the foraging list too, which will come in handy this year.

  11. So many good ideas! I LOVE your vintage toolbox arrangement! I bought a vintage tool box last summer and have yet to use it. Now I know what I’m going to do! 💚Can’t wait to see what you do this season in your new home!

  12. Hi Stacy!

    Such great tips! I love the idea of foraging for some of our Christmas decor. The natural elements are so gorgeous! I can’t wait to see what you do this year!


  13. I honestly can’t wait to see the outside of your house decorated this year…Chris better get some rest now!!

  14. Beautiful post Stacy. I love all of the different theme ideas you shared as well as the useful ways to decorate with what we have. I too love to use many of the different fresh greens.

    1. Thank you Wendy! I can’t wait to see your home decorated this year! It will be here before we know it!

  15. I love all your ideas, Stacy. Shopping your yard and garden for natural elements is definitely something I need to do more of. Your outdoor urn is gorgeous. Have fun at your new home this Christmas, can’t wait to see what you do!

  16. SO many pretty ideas, Stacy! It’s giving me a lot of great inspiration for the holiday season ahead. I can’t wait to see what you do this year. Happy to be hopping with you. Pinned!

    1. Thank you so much Jen! I LOVE your home all decked for the holidays too. it will be fun to get our Christmas on this year.

  17. When you can combine staying within your budget AND having a beautiful home for Christmas it’s basically a win! I don’t buy too many things anymore for Christmas because of the huge stash I have tucked away in closets. It’s amazing how many holiday items I’ve bought over the years. And it’s so fun to repurpose as well. Great ideas Stacy.

    1. Mw too Kim – it can get costly after a while. I’m really trying to pare down here even though there are different things to decorate it. It’s fun to start thinking about it now! xo

  18. Love the way you did this post Stacy! So inspiring and fun to think about my Christmas look! I love how your Christmas looks in your new home and loved it in your last one too. You have beautiful style!