Unique 2018 Holiday Decor!

If you’re in the mood to add a little pizzazz to your collection of holiday decorations this year, check out the trendy, unique, vintage and budget-friendly décor ideas we found. You can dress up your tree, your mantel and your front porch with some of the most unusual, gorgeous and festive embellishments available from local and online retailers and DIY gurus. Get your holiday on!

Over-the-Top Trees

Browse the unusual gallery of trees in different (and wildly unusual!) shades from HGTV’s collection of “colors you’ve never tried”. We’re talking brown accents on a green tree and purple trimmings on a white aluminum tree to blazing blue ornaments on a bubblegum pink tree. 

Blogger Michael at Inspired by Charm went beyond the tree to blow-you-away baubles. He wrapped the base of his artificial 10-foot Treetopia Slim Spruce with a traditional red and white tree skirt, but then an explosive rainbow effect begins. Just look at this burst of color with more ornaments than you can shake a branch at. We dare you count them all! 

If you’re more of a traditionalist but still want a little zip to your holiday décor, check out these battery-operated globe string lights (Amazon) that you can set to steady, chase, or twinkle-flash. Put them on your tree, your mantel, in your window or on your dinner table. 

Awesome Ornaments

Perfect for the neighborhood ornament exchange are the dozens of handmade and vintage ornaments on Etsy. Some are exquisite works of art like the hand-painted glass ornaments and ceramic hearts, and others, like this recycled soda can in the image of a fireman, are a little tongue-in-cheek, but maybe even more imaginative. The artists who ply their wares on artsy Etsy, can turn some of your favorite things (baby sonograms and wedding photos) into commemorative ornaments, too, that will always be a treasured addition to your Christmas tree.

But wait. You have plenty of time make a few of your own ornaments. Get the kids involved this weekend with crafty scrabble tile ornaments from Crafts by Amanda. Spell out your names, or a holiday message that will bring back memories in years to come.

And these clever little sleds from popsicle sticks can be gussied up with ribbons, sequins, sparkles and more. And if you’re in a DIY mood, Country Living has dozens more to keep you busy every weekend from now until Santa comes.

Porch Décor

The Pier 1 at 16535 Washington Street in Thornton — just 13 minutes from Colliers Hill in Erie — has all sorts of outdoor décor to choose from. You’ll find everything from holiday doormats and light up porch message signs, to present piles and vintage-looking lamp posts, wreaths and door hangers that scream holly jolly and jingle all the way.

You’ll find great garland ideas and can customize a wreath to suit your singular tastes with pinecones, faux florals, ornaments and all sorts of accessories – creating a holiday statement just the way you like it.

Celebrate the holidays with some of the best new holiday decorations around! House Beautiful rounded up a dozen unique embellishments for your yard, your entry and your dinner table to help welcome holiday guests and visitors into your home.

Decking the Halls of Colliers Hill

The holidays are a wonderful excuse to add a layer of festive adornments inside and outside of your home. Check out the holiday décor gracing the homes in the beautiful master-planned community of Colliers Hill. You could live here, too! Explore the offerings from Meritage Homes, Shea Homes and Richmond American Homes. Available in ranch or two-story designs and priced from the upper $300s to the $600s, with historic downtown Erie just minutes away.