Christmas Winter Wonderland Decorating Ideas

Loading up on snowy decorations makes your guests feel like they walked into a winter wonderland. Whether you're hosting a winter wonderland party or just want to decorate for the holidays, the theme lends itself well to a variety of decorations. This is one party theme where more is better. The more snow-themed decorations you display, the more magical the winter wonderland room becomes.

Use lots of glittery snowflakes in the winter wonderland theme.

Artificial Snow

Artificial snow
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Use cotton batting or similar fake snowlike products for tables, mantels and other areas in the home. Spray the fake snow with spray glitter for a glimmering effect. An option for centerpieces or vases is to use floral gel crystals. Look for them in the floral section of a craft store. Water mixed with the crystals turns it into a snowlike texture. Place it in a shallow bowl and arrange candles or glass Christmas ornaments in it for a festive centerpiece. You can purchase spray snow that works well on windows. Spray it near the corners and along the edges of windows to greet guests with a snowy welcome.

Glittered Snowflakes

Glittered snowflakes
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Suspend lots of the snowflakes covered in glitter from the ceiling to set a magical tone to the room. Decorate a white Christmas tree with the glittery snowflakes. Hang them in the windows or along a mantel. You can also hot glue or wire the snowflakes onto a wreath for a display that works well both indoors and outdoors.

Twinkle Lights & Tulle

Twinkle lights
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String white twinkling lights throughout the home. Ideal places for the twinkle lights include windows, along mantels, on banisters and along the edges of tables. Bunch a string of the twinkling lights inside a frosted glass vase for a bright centerpiece. Drape twinkle lights along with tulle fabric on the ceiling or walls for a romantic and magical feeling.


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Choose pearl finish balloons for a frosty look. Another option is to use balloons printed with snowflakes on them. Create balloon bouquets as centerpieces. You can also use the bouquets to flank the main entrance as a festive greeting for guests. Another option is to let the balloons float to the ceiling as a ceiling decoration.

Color Scheme

Ball ornaments
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Use white decorations inside your home. Silver is another fitting accent color for the winter wonderland theme. Add silver glitter to decorations for a shimmering touch. Light blue is another color often used in winter wonderland themes. Add it in the form of Christmas ball ornaments and other accents. Ball ornaments work well on a white Christmas tree or suspended from the ceiling.