Where to buy Christmas decorations, according to Livingetc's editors

If you're not sure where to begin when it comes to shopping for festive wreaths and garlands, Livingetc style editor Brigid Kennedy has you covered

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So you want an elegant, elevated decorating scheme this year - but where to buy Christmas decorations if you've got a more sophisticated scheme. Shimmering string lights, flocked faux trees, colorful ornaments, and welcoming wreaths ... we here at Livingetc simply can't wait for the season to begin in earnest, especially given our penchant for elevated and luxe holiday decor.

And if you are one of the many who share that attraction, well, we have some excellent news —to help with your valiant search, we've rounded up 6 of our favorite retailers for upscale Christmas decorations, including Anthropologie. Check out the full list below.

6 places to buy elevated Christmas decor

Where is the best place to buy simple Christmas decor?

This year, we'd have to recommend H&M Home as the best place to buy affordable, simple Christmas pieces with a luxurious spin. Its collection is wonderfully sized, so you're not scrolling through thousands of SKUs trying to determine what's worth it and what isn't, and, much like its clothes, the pieces are high-quality yet no fuss.'Our main focus was on reimagining the magic of the season with classic reds and greens,' one H&M designer told us. 'The holidays provide a wonderful opportunity to get creative with your interior décor and infuse a touch of magic into our living spaces.'

Where is the best place to buy affordable Christmas decor?

While many pieces in its massive holiday collection are quite stylish and on-trend, I find Target is best known for its unbeatable prices. 25pc ornament sets for $10, faux trees for $55 ... if you're (snow)balling on a budget this season, Target is undoubtedly the place for you. Otherwise, I'd recommend checking out Wayfair. As I mentioned, you might have to dig a bit to find what you like, but there's no doubt in my mind that the gems are there. And hey, isn't the journey part of the fun anyway?

Where is the best place to buy unique Christmas decor?

If you love the holidays but prefer to avoid traditional reds and greens, make yourself at home at Anthropologie, which has worked jewel tones, pinks, and purples into this year's collection. The vibe at Anthro is always lived-in luxury, cozy but upscale, and accessible individualist — i.e. this isn't your mother's holiday decor, unless, of course, your mother (bless her heart) has her thumb on the pulse of interior design. In which case, I'd encourage you to follow her lead.

Where is the best place to buy luxury Christmas decor?

For decor that leans traditional but stays, at all times, elegant, elevated, and luxury, we'd have to say CB2. It's modern without being stuffy; dependable but never boring. It's a bit less whimsical than Anthropologie, but nonetheless up on trends. "At CB2, we create our own traditions – and that’s especially true for our holiday assortment," CB2 President Ryan Turf told Livingetc of the brand's 2023 collection. "This season, we’re bringing sophistication in tabletop and decor to our customers’ homes while celebrating uniqueness and opulence." In doing so, the brand developed "rich color stories in unexpected materials like unlacquered brass, silk, and travertine that give a fresh but festive feel to your decor," Turf said. And for hosting and entertainment purposes, the team launched "new serveware and barware that pays homage to Art Deco silver services of the 1920s through ‘40s" while working with fashion designer Azeeza to put a "jewel-toned spin" on the fan-favorite Marie Coupe and Marta Cooler glassware. Cheers!

Style Editor

Brigid Kennedy is a Style Editor at Livingetc.com, where she is responsible for obsessively combing the internet for the best and most stylish deals on home decor and more. She was previously a story editor at TheWeek.com, where she covered both U.S. politics and culture. She describes her design style as colorful and clean, and in her free time enjoys reading, watching movies, and curating impossibly niche playlists on Spotify. She lives in New York.