11 easy and festive ways to make your home sparkle

Festive lights adorn a home. (Photo: Amazon)

Even if you don’t go all out for the holidays, you can still add some shimmer to your home. With a well-placed beaded pillow here or a glittery wreath there, it’s easy to convey cheer with minimal fuss. From small touches like Horchow’s Acrylic and Glass Beaded Pick, which you can add to a wreath, to big-impact items like HSN’s Winter Lane Collapsible Lighted Sphere, your home will be all aglow!

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Northern Lights jeweled trees. (Photo: Sundance Catalog)

This barely there beaded beauty would make a gorgeous centerpiece without blocking conversation. It’s anchored by a concrete base for stability and natural charm.

Shop it: Northern Lights Jeweled Trees, $48-$78 each, sundancecatalog.com

Acrylic and glass beaded picks. (Photo: Horchow.com)

Like jewelry for a tree, wreath or garland, these picks add glamour while helping to fill unsightly gaps.

Shop it: Acrylic and Glass Beaded Picks, $11 each (was $15), horchow.com

Sapin de Noël cotton throw pillow. (Photo: Amazon)

Look closely and you’ll find teeny-tiny bells along with gleaming sequins and beads. Simply toss on the sofa for a festive touch that still feels neutral. The 18-by-18-inch cotton pillow filled with feathers and down got unanimous five-star reviews. 

Shop it: Sapin de Noël Cotton Throw Pillow, $47, amazon.com

White glitter tree. (Photo: ABC Carpet)

Handcrafted in Bavaria using paper and wire, these minimalist trees offer subtle shimmer. Mix and match different sizes to create a snowy scene for an entryway console, windowsill or mantel.

Shop it: White Glitter Trees, $12-$28 each, abccarpet.com

Holiday Lane 7-inch ball with LED twinkle light. (Photo: Macy’s)

Fifty percent off! This mesmerizing golden orb can stay out long after the holiday season ends. It’s simple, sculptural and a conversation-starter for sure. Takes 3 AA batteries (not included). 

Shop it: Holiday Lane 7-Inch Ball With LED Twinkle Light, $29 (was $58), macys.com

Golden palm faux foliage. (Photo: Anthropologie.com)

Tuck this palm frond in a vase for the easiest, chicest centerpiece around. 

Shop it: Golden Palm Faux Foliage, $28, anthropologie.com

Design Imports woven paper placemats in gold. (Photo: Bed Bath & Beyond)

Pump up simple white dinnerware with these graphic metallic placemats made of woven paper.

Shop it: Design Imports Woven Paper Placemats in Gold (set of 6), $35, bedbathandbeyond.com

Eambrite 18-inch LED white birch wrapped lighted twig stake starburst. (Photo: Amazon)

The branches are bendable, so you can change the shape and get creative: Tuck in a glass jar, hang from an eave or use as a centerpiece. Great indoors or out.

Shop it: Eambrite 18-Inch LED White Birch Wrapped Lighted Twig Stake Starburst, $26, amazon.com

Sparkling ice beaded 6-foot garland. (Photo: Pier 1)

Transform a mantel, banister or tree into a winter wonderland with this glittery garland complete with icy beads and glimmery branches.

Shop it: Sparkling Ice Beaded 6-Foot Garland, $25, pier1.com

Winter Lane collapsible lighted sphere with timer. (Photo: HSN)

This battery-operated wire sphere featuring 150 micro LEDs can be placed anywhere — no cords in sight! Use it on a shelf to illuminate books and mementos, or hang it in an entryway for a whimsical welcome (the remote lets you turn it on and off from the couch).

Shop it: Winter Lane Collapsible Lighted Sphere With Timer, $40, hsn.com

Wreath gold metal leaf—Opalhouse. (Photo: Target)

A shiny metal wreath that needs no upkeep and can be reused year after year? Count us in.

Shop it: Wreath Gold Metal Leaf — Opalhouse, $10, target.com

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