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The holiday season has begun, and it’s time to get your home ready for the seasonal festivities. Because this time of year is often jam-packed and chaotic, we think it’s always best to keep your holiday decorating as simple and streamlined as possible. That’s why you’ll often find us adding holiday cheer to our homes using simple techniques that make a big impact.
Here are 8 of our favorite ways to deck the halls for the holiday season.
Add Some Freshness
Incorporating fresh greenery into your home is appealing to both the eyes and the nose during this time of year. We always buy fresh wreaths, garland, and even a few mini trees to add throughout our houses. These inexpensive additions will liven up a space in no time at all.
Showcase Your Snail Mail
You’re bound to receive lots of holiday cards over the next few weeks, so why not use those gorgeous cards as decor? Swap large wall art out with a chicken wire frame or a bulletin board. Then grab small clothespins and clip your pretty cards all around. Your holiday guests will be happy to see their cards displayed, and you now have a decorative focal point that is not only adorable but meaningful too.
Stick to a Color Palette
When it comes to decorating (holiday or everyday), we always choose a color palette before we start buying. That way we shop with intention and choose items that we know will work with one another. So whether it’s a neutral yet glamorous look like the tree above or a more traditional red and green palette, we urge you to choose your theme before you start decking the halls. Plus, committing to a color scheme prior to decorating will help keep your holiday look less cluttered and more cohesive.
Gifts Double as Decor
Those pretty presents under your tree can make a big impact on your holiday decor if you choose the right wrapping paper. We suggest finding three to four papers that work well together, and only use that collection of paper to wrap all of your gifts. That way the gifts under your tree will make a statement when grouped together. Plus, using the gifts under your tree to double as decor will give you that extra bit of motivation to get your holiday shopping done as early as possible.
Display Memories of Christmases Past
We love the idea of swapping out your normal pictures with pictures of past Christmases. Simply remove the “everyday” photos in your frames, and add an old holiday photo. This is a great way to chronicle past holidays and reminisce about all of the fun memories made during this time of the year. We have framed photos of our Christmas cards from years past, family holiday photos, and even snapshots of us enjoying some of our favorite holiday traditions.
Keep It Simple
One of the most important tips we can offer is to keep things simple. Don’t stress yourself out trying to decorate your home from top to bottom during an already busy time of year. Instead focus on a few locations in your house and do them up right. If you want to enjoy the most wonderful time of the year, then you shouldn’t crowd your holiday to-do list. Instead keep it simple and enjoy the small touches that you do add to your home.
Tradition, tradition, tradition!
The best decor you could possibly display is sentimental decor. We’re all about personalizing our homes every single day of the year so that our spaces can tell the story of the people who live there. This is especially important during the holidays. Whether you showcase family heirlooms that have been used each season for decades, or decide to start some new traditions with your family, we hope you can choose meaningful pieces that make everyone in your home smile.
Last but certainly not least, we cannot stress how important it is to make this process fun. Get the kids involved in decking the halls because this is what holiday memories are made of. Turn up the holiday tunes, put a fresh batch of hot cocoa on the stove, seal those letters to Santa, and enjoy every moment.
The next few weeks may be chaotic but it’s the most magical time of the year, so when you’re done decorating make sure to enjoy your gorgeous home, the amazing people who live in it, and have a whole lot of fun throughout this holiday season.