A simple idea to dress up several things around the house during the holidays is ... Ribbon.
Ribbons can be recycled from year to year for
either the same places or new ones.
I do like to use a variety of different designs, sizes and colors. The wired ribbons are easy to work with and are easy to shape. There is no need to make big, fancy, loopy bows, but at some point it's good to learn how to make them. Simple bows tied on, with long tails look great on most things. Tie ribbons on the handles of baskets or around the lampshades to dress them up a little bit. I have tied bows around the bed posts in both our guest room and on the end posts of our poster bed.