Do you need to simplify your holiday decorations? Does the idea of pulling out all those boxes and bins make you feel like a Scrooge? With Christmas and Hanukkah a mere two weeks away, you likely already have your decorations up. But if time got away from you and you need a few quick ideas to get in the holiday spirit, this is the post for you!
We took some photos from around Ann’s house to show you that you don’t have to have thousands of decorations to make your home feel festive. Some carefully placed pops of color can transform your mood in an instant!
Our first and most important tip is…go all in! Carefully box up your everyday dishes and put them away for the entire holiday season. Then pull out all of your decorative china and use it. Don’t try to piecemeal a couple of Christmas dishes here and a few Santa mugs there. It will just cause you aggravation in the long run.
Add Fresh Flowers
If dishes aren’t your thing and you really just need something simple to add to the atmosphere, think flowers. There are many seasonal varieties that will transform your room in an instant. Wintergreen boughs, poinsettias, and amaryllis are all good choices. And, of course, red roses feel fancy year round.
Additionally, flowers are a great hostess gift and won’t add to the potential clutter of holiday consumerism. If you’re looking for other gift ideas, you can find some thoughtful tips in our Holiday Gift Guide.
Make It Cozy
Decorating can go wrong quickly when you try to add in too much. Here you can see that literally just a few changes transformed Ann’s bedroom. She added some colorful throws and a couple of decorative pillows for a simple yet festive feel.
And James wouldn’t have it any other way!
Don’t let expectations of perfection ruin your enjoyment of the holidays. You don’t have to have fancy lights and yards of garland to make your home holiday ready. Use our tips to keep things simple and festive!