How Celebrities Decorated their Homes for the Holidays

In a desperate attempt to keep Christmas around for a little longer, let's see how celebrities have decked their homes for the holidays

Georgie Mihaila
17 Min Read

I’m a sucker for Christmas. I love everything about it: the joy, the kindness, the music, the lights, the food, and the decorations. Oh, how I love the decorations. Every year, I look forward to the day when we take out the box of Christmas decorations and I get to spread them around the house — often leaving a faint trail of glitter behind.

And as I sit here in my living room, trying to gather up the strength I need to start dismantling the tree (and failing miserable at it), I thought of a way to keep Christmas around for longer.

Instead of peering into a brand new celebrity home today, thought we might take a look at how some of the most famous people in showbiz decorated their homes for the holidays.

Celebrities showing off their decorated homes on Instagram

Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez

In a cute family moment, the famous couple decked the halls of their Miami house with a little help from the most adorable elves. Lopez, 49, and Rodriguez, 43, each have two children: J Lo shares 10-year-old twins Max David and Emme Maribel with ex Marc Anthony, while Rodriguez has daughters Ella, 10, and Natasha, 14, with ex Cynthia Scurtis. They all gathered around the Christmas tree and helped decorate, and the end result was pretty impressive.


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The best times are with these lil ones… 🙏🏼🌟 #ilovechristmastime #familia

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That time of year… 🎄🎅🏼🌟

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Heidi Klum

As the supermodel was getting ready for a very special Christmas — she announced her engagement to Tom Kaulitz on Instagram right on Christmas Eve — she spared no effort in decorating her tree. In fact, she spent a full 3 hours decorating it, documenting the ritual in a video shared on her Instagram page.


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3 hours later …… still going …🤗❤️🎄

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Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith

Now here’s my favorite couple, showing off what an extraordinary family they are once again.

Will and Jada went all out for Christmas, and they didn’t just stop at the decorations, impressive as those were. Jada Pinkett Smith shared a video on her Instagram account with the artificial snow they used to recreate a magical Christmas for the family (and their socials, apparently.)


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You know you are loving on Xmas a little too hard when you make it snow in LA so that the fam can shoot some Xmas fun for social 😜 Stay tuned🎄✨

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Catherine Zeta Jones

While Catherine Zeta Jones didn’t show off her Christmas Tree, she did post a snapshot of her living room on Instagram, with the fireplace all decked out for the holidays. And if the fireplace is any indicator, we can only imagine how the rest of the house looked like.


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Fireplace is ready for Christmas with @casazetajones! #StyleByZeta

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Liv Tyler

Same goes for Liv Tyler. The Lord of the Rings actress chose not show her tree, but instead celebrated Christmas with her fans by sharing an endearing picture of the kids checking the fireplace and chimney to make sure everything’s clear for Santa. And if the fireplace is any indicator, the rest of the house may be decorated like a hobbit house too.


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Papa Steven making sure all is clear for Santa 🥰🎄🦌❄️

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Melania Trump

Following last year’s backlash for the grim decor Melania Trump chose when prepping the prestigious 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue home for the holidays, the First Lady decided to go for more cheerful colors this year when decking the halls of the White House. 2018’s Christmas decorations at the White House followed the theme “American Treasures,” which reportedly celebrated patriotism and honored elements of the country’s heritage.


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The @WhiteHouse is sparkling for the Christmas season!

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Kylie Jenner

Kylie Jenner doesn’t joke around when it comes to Christmas decorations. Clearly her mother’s daughter (Kris Jenner is known to be partial to an oversized fir tree), Jenner showed off a Christmas tree so large it towers above her mezzanine landing.


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gold is the theme this year ✨ thank you @jeffleatham and team for never failing to make christmas magic happen..

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Busy Philips

As part of a paid deal with arts and crafts retail chain Michael’s Stores, Busy Phillips went all out with her Christmas decorations, transforming her living room in a festive space that honors Christmas in every sense of the word.

Neil Patrick Harris

As soon as I wrote the headline for this article, I went straight on Neil Patrick Harris‘ Instagram profile. Why? Because there’s no family celebration that this man doesn’t get right, and Christmas is no exception.


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One of these gifts I refused to exchange.

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Sofia Vergara

The Modern Family actress didn’t leave any room for subtle decor this Christmas, opting for a surreal tree, shining thousands of lights and draped in white ribbons and charming ornaments. Based on the tree, we can only imagine how the rest of the house was decorated for Christmas.


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Reese Witherspoon

Known for having impeccable taste when it comes to decoration — she has her own Southern preppy-chic lifestyle brand, Draper James, and has been selling a small selection of her brand’s holiday-inspired entertaining and tabletop products at Crate and Barrel — Reese Witherspoon did not shy away from showcasing her Christmas decor.


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After you’ve been decorating for hours and finally get a picture in front of the tree. 😝(@norbertthedog)

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Think I found the perfect tree! Now time to decorate… 🎄🎄🎄 (Staying warm in @DraperJames! ❤️)

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Pepper’s trying to decide whether she’s going to be on the naughty or nice list! #GimmeTheCookies #TreatsPlease (Loving my plaid top from @DraperJames)

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Dax Shepard and Kristen Bell

Kristen Bell and Dax Shepard just know how to make our hearts melt. The cute couple of 11 years shared an endearing pic of their living room this Christmas, showing how they spent their holidays with daughters Delta and Lincoln in the most down-to-earth display of a lovely family holiday.


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Two unique approaches to “Beauty Salon.” Both highly effective and elegant in their own ways.

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Kourtney Kardashian

Known to be a big fan of Christmas — she holds a breakfast every Christmas morning for her entire extended family — Kourtney Kardashian proved she was ready for the exciting morning when she took to social media to showcase her extravagant three trees and holiday decor. The 39-year-old shared a series of videos on Instagram that showcased her impressive interior design while also ensuring all eyes were on the dozens of wrapped presents that couldn’t fit under the trees.


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So, I really love watches, and diamonds…a house on the beach?

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Kaley Cuoco

After wishing new husband Karl Cook a happy Christmas birthday, Kaley Cuoco made my day not by sharing how she prepped her Christmas tree for the festive occasion, but how she adorned her cute little four-legged friends.


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The 3 stooges are ready for Christmas!! 🤣 🎄 🐶 🐶 🐶 @the_pet_handler

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Chris “Ludacris” Bridges, the artist planned to kick off this year’s Super Bowl celebrations, shared the cutest photo of his Christmas tree over the holidays. The image, where Ludacris’ daughter Cadence is shown next to their massive Christmas tree, comes with a witty caption addressed to the girl’s mom, who apparently wasn’t all that happy with the size of the tree last year. It’s safe to say that this year’s tree is “big enough.”


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Cadence Please tell yo Mama @eudoxie that our Xmas Tree 🌲 is big enough this year. 🤦🏽‍♂️

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With a decade-long career as a digital content creator, Georgie started out as a real estate journalist for Multi-Housing News & CPExecutive. She later transitioned into digital marketing, working with leading real estate websites like PropertyShark, RENTCafé and Point2Homes. After a brief but impactful stint in the start-up world, where she led the marketing divisions of fintech company NestReady and media publisher Goalcast, Georgie returned to her first passion, real estate, and founded