14 Holiday Decorations That Won’t Look Awkward If You “Forget” to Take Them Down

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Welcome to the Hunker Holiday Gift Guide. From joyful decor picks to gifts that give back, these items are sure to delight everyone on your list.

Let's be honest — no one actually enjoys taking down their holiday decorations. That would explain why you often see people "forgetting" to take down their decor weeks after the holiday season is over. No judgement. We actually thought of a solution that will help.


So that no one will question you if you "forget" to take down your holiday decorations, we found pieces of indoor holiday decor that won't look awkward if you leave them up. In fact, you could leave this decor up all year, since it's not holiday specific, while also keeping the holiday spirit alive. It's the best of both worlds.

Between the holiday-neutral camels and color palette, you could definitely get away with keeping this stocking up as a regular piece of decor.

On their own (aka without a Christmas tree next to them), these houses look like ordinary tea candle holders.

If you leave this wreath up on your front door come the New Year, no one will know the difference.

Trees are not exclusive to the holidays, especially when they are wooden and come in non-seasonal shades.


This multicolored pom pom garland is fun and celebratory, but not holiday specific.

For a holiday candle that doesn't look like a holiday candle, you can't go wrong with P.F. Candle Co. Their new Smoky Cinnamon Special Candle is also delightful.

This cozy throw can outlast the holidays — as long as it isn't paired with red.

Though this candle holder is part of IKEA's "Vinter 2020" collection, because of its chic black color, you could definitely use it after the winter season.

These dark green doves over a white background can be used to convey peace no matter what time of year it is. (Just make sure you don't pair them with red textiles, which can instantly scream "Christmas.")


While gold is a perfect holiday color, it's also a hue that can go great in a space year round. Gold looks especially beautiful paired with dark woods and greenery.

Eucalyptus is the type of plant that can be used as holiday decor paired with red florals, or it can be left alone to add a pop of greenery throughout the entire year.

Put these up during the holidays and you've got gold seasonal decor. Leave them up after the holidays and you've got cute wall art.

This sage green kitchen towel is a lovely holiday shade, but it also features zero holiday characters or symbols.

Once you're done with your Christmas tree, you can take this monogram ornament and use it as a wall hanging or hanging piece of decor on a lamp or knob.


Anna is a Los Angeles-based writer and editor who covers lifestyle and design content for Hunker. She's written for Apartment Therapy, the L.A. Times, Forge, and more. She previously worked as the lifestyle editor at HelloGiggles and deputy editor at So Yummy. Her email: anna.gragert@hunker.com

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