35 Best Christmas Decorations for Kids' Rooms and Playrooms

Pull out all the stops and prepare your little ones for Santa's arrival with these tabletop trees, fabric Advent calendars, Christmas-inspired throw pillows and more.

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November 07, 2022

Christmas comes only once a year, so of course, you want to make the season special for your kiddos. Maybe you've already picked out matching pajamas or determined the best route for drinking hot chocolate and viewing lights in your neighborhood. Or maybe, this year, you're thinking about decking out their bedroom or playroom so every day feels as exciting as Christmas morning.

If it's the latter, then we're on board and have found the best Christmas decorations to get you started. Here are the cutest tabletop trees, fabric Advent calendars, felt garlands and more decor ideas for kids' rooms and playrooms.

Best Tabletop Trees for Kids' Rooms

Here's an easy way to get your child in on the holiday fun and fill out an empty corner in their playroom: Treat them to a tabletop tree. Each piece below is crafted to resemble a real evergreen and comes with ornaments, toppers or built-in LED lights. You can let them play with what's included or pick out their own special set of ornaments.

Best Ornaments for Kids' Rooms

Little kids love getting the chance to exercise some independence. Put your toddler in charge of decorating their tabletop tree with these kid-friendly (read: shatterproof) ornament sets. Because the Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer figures and sherpa snowballs are so soft and the plastic gingerbread cookies and wood characters are so durable, they can all conveniently double as toys.

Best Garlands for Kids' Rooms

Add wonder and whimsy to their playroom walls with a felt garland. You can make a statement by selecting the "Oh What Fun," "Peace and Love" or "Merry Christmas" motifs, or you can stick with classic holiday shapes like gingerbread men and candy canes. Each garland features two loops for easy hanging as well.

Best Christmas Pillows for Kids' Rooms

Never underestimate the power of a cute throw pillow. Bring holiday cheer to their glider or bed by way of these adorable accents. Each piece is incredibly soft to the touch and adorned with kid-friendly textures, like pom-poms and cozy teddy fabric. And since everything is red and green, you can definitely mix and match these accessories.

Best Advent Calendars for Kids' Rooms

Help your little one count down the days until December 25 with one of these cheerful fabric Advent calendars. Each one includes a little marker (like a Christmas tree covered in pom-poms or a striped candy cane), so you don't even need to fill the pockets with sweets. Simply use adhesive hooks to mount the calendar to the wall.

Best Christmas Accents for Kids' Rooms

Need a sweet little something for their dresser or bedside table? Try a "Letters to Santa" mailbox, a car towing a tree, a snow globe or even a trio of mini fabric gnomes. If it were up to us, we'd mix in a few bottle brush trees, too, to create the look of a spectacular winter wonderland.

Best Shelf Sitters for Kids' Rooms

If you love the idea of Elf on the Shelf but not the nightly task of moving Scout around the house, then opt for one of these festive figures. Each doll has a homespun look that's perfect for kids' rooms, and they're all designed to sit upright on a bookshelf or bedside table. Best of all? No posing required.

Best Christmas Books for Kids' Rooms

Books make great gifts and great decor. Switch their shelves over for the season with a few classics like A Charlie Brown Christmas and Frosty the Snowman. Or, if you're looking for newer titles, consider Crinkle Bells for babies and toddlers, Mistletoe for preschoolers and Santa in the City for older kiddos.

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