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It’s All About the Sparkle: Holiday Decor That Shimmers and Shines

Light it up this holiday season with this glimmery home decor.

By Patricia Cunningham

Some people say you should put off gearing up for the holidays until December. Some people roll their eyes at the sight of bulbs and garlands starting to make an appearance before Thanksgiving and sigh when they hear “All I Want for Christmas Is You” come on the radio while the leaves are still on the trees. Some turn up their noses at eggnog, although it’s been prepared with a nice dash of bourbon and served as a soothing digestif in a decorative cup. 

Well, you won’t get that kind of attitude from this festive little corner of the internet! We literally count the days until we can start celebrating the holidays because what’s not to love? Cookies, parties, peace on earth, conviviality with family members... there is no better way to light up the shorter, darker days than with a glittery dose of holiday joy. This year, we are placing a special emphasis on bringing out the holidays’ inner glow. That means we are lighting it up and making everything sparkle and shine. We must be onto something because it just so happens to be a major trend for the season — amazing lighted decorations and mercury and gilt-adorned accessories are popping up everywhere. Whether you're giving a makeover to the tree, outfitting the mantle, or just want to make your world a little brighter, we’ve got you covered. 

Lighted Globe Ornament

We’ve kind of been obsessing over everything at Terrain’s Winter Shop, but this softly lighted ornament with woodland twigs and glittering snow takes the cake.

White Felted Garland

We love felted garland because it’s so soft and organic, plus it lasts basically forever — and it’s all the better when adorned with shimmering gold stars.

Capiz Star Tree Topper

This lighted tree topper made out of capiz shells will bring the perfect glow to your winter scene. 

Copper Firefly String Lights

Firefly lights look great on the tree or strung around windows, or even through houseplants and over doorways to provide a warm vibe. This set is extra long, so you don’t have to hold back.

Moroccan Twinkle Lights

But if you just want a dash of light here and there, we love Moroccan string lights for the distinct patterns they diffuse throughout a room. They’re battery powered, so they can go anywhere and they’ve got year-round appeal. 

Glitter-Brushed Ornaments

These glitter-brushed ornaments will add to the ambience, catching light from your holiday decor and reflecting it out. They're so pretty, you'll want to keep them out long past the holidays.

Foiled Gold Leaf Garland

Handcrafted in India, this garland features clusters of glass beads and an array of foiled metal leaves. Wrap it around the mantle or through everyday candlesticks to get a shimmery shine.

Northstar Pendant Light

These copper Northstar pendant lights from Terrain are positively celestial. String them up in windows to create a starry statement for the neighbors or hang them around your dinner table to get a holiday vibe going.

Mercury Votives

These handcrafted, mouth-blown votives come in a set of five; each one is completely unique. Mercury exteriors mixed with silver interiors are sure to cast a singular glow. 

Silver Mercury Glass LED Finial

Battery-powered, these mercury LED finials will add a touch of festivity wherever you place them.

Stocking Holder

Santa’s going to be impressed with these LED stocking holders, no doubt. 

Pre-Lit Pine Garland

No more weaving lighting through your garland, this set does it for you and even adds pine cones and holly to boot.

Enchanted Eve Decorating Kit

Leave it to Target to set the entire holiday scene for you. This kit has everything you need — 69 pieces shimmering in gold and rose gold hues — to make your tree a star of the season.


Ho Ho Marquee Letters

You want a little tabletop glitz this holiday season? Here's how you're going to get it! Battery operated (read: no cords!) these letters are sturdy and beautiful in person, and cast a warm glow that's perfect for mantles and dining room buffets alike.

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