“I don’t have time to decorate”.
“I’m starting to dread the holidays because it is so much work”.
“My house is for sale and I don’t have time to take everything out and bring in Christmas items. Plus I need to keep it simple”
“I love the holidays but there just isn’t time for everything”.
“The older I get the harder it is to get it all done”.
Have one of these quotes come from you? Maybe if you are like me it is all of them! Well, the selling part isn’t me but many of you are in the process of selling your home and decorating for the Holiday is a challenge.
I used to decorate for days….and I mean days of decorating for the holiday season. I have at least 25 bins filled with Christmas decor not to mention shelves filled with Christmas Snow Villages.
A few years ago I decided I couldn’t do it all and I needed to pick a few things to make my home feel festive but have it take me only an hour or two to pull together. You can do it too.
The key….keep as much as you can in place and just add a few holiday items to it. Save yourself all the time of carting things to the basement, packing them away only to have to dig them all out again in a few weeks.
Here are some suggestions for my “Easy As 1 – 2 – 3 Holiday Decorating Tips”. If your home is currently on the market these tips will save you a few gray hairs.
Holiday Decortating for Dining Room Center Piece
Don’t remove anything from your centerpiece, leave it as is. Before……
Just add a string of metallic garland and two metallic Christmas trees. That’s it. Now if your center piece doesn’t look exactly like this it’s okay. My point is take what you have and just add some glitz and glamour.
Holiday Decorating With Urns
It’s easy to take out whatever you have inside your urns. Before…..
Simply remove the candles and rocks and replace with Holiday Ornaments. Choose ornaments that you like. White satin is timeless and classic. Okay….move the urns to another table in the house and really mix it up! LOL
Holiday Decorating with Trays
We all have them and they are a great decorating tool. If you have a tray on a coffee table, side table or buffet it is so easy to change it up for the holidays. Before….
Add Christmas Ornaments, a string of garland and a couple funky sparklers. Use the same color ornaments that you used in the urns for a consistent look. In this example I stayed with white but I used gloss ornaments and silver metallic for more shine and a few tone on tone patterned in white.
Holiday Decorating the Tops of Accent Tables
If you have a large floral arrangement don’t struggle to take it away. Use it as a backdrop for your Holiday Scene. Before……
There is nothing better than lights at the holidays so adding something with a string of lights in front of your arrangement makes it new and fresh for the season without much work.
Holiday Decorating with Open Glass Candle Holders or Lamps
Any open glass item can be changed for the seasons. Candles and lamp bases are the most common. Before……
One $4 glitter filled branch cut into separate twigs and inserted into the base of glass objects changes it from everyday to holiday.
Holiday Decorating with A Special or Meaningful Piece
We all have special pieces that mean so much to us. A piece that has been handed down in the family or a piece that is the heart of the holiday for you. For me it is a Manger Scene.
Putting in a little thought in the first year to simplify the process will turn your “decorating day” into an hour or two process. But it will look like you spent all day.
Holiday Decorating really can be as Easy As 1 – 2 – 3!
An hour later…..
If you would like assistance with creating your easy holiday decorating plan contact Rooms With Style.