Time Saving Holiday Decorating Tips
In recent years, I found myself completely dropping the ball on holiday decorating. Even though I don't possess a HUGE (well Matt would say it's a lot) amount of home décor bins, going up, getting holiday decorations out of storage and figuring out where to put everything seemed daunting. In the midst of running businesses, managing family and home, I was just to busy to get it together. This is when I realized I was just doing too much. This year I selected the three most impactful places to decorate and got it done in an hour. Although simple, it looks great! Here are the three places busy girls can focus on for holiday decorating for the biggest impact:
The Entry Way
You might be tempted to do outside the front door AND the foyer. Pick one. This year I selected inside because I didn't have a great idea for the exterior. The key here is to create a base of containers and lighting that will match for any season. In the entry here, you can see I just added some fall foliage, a few pumpkins and of course our pumpkin chai soy candle. It's very simple, yet elegant.
The Living Room
The coffee table is the perfect place to bring the season alive. In this photo, I have added some colored glass (which is my favorite thing to do), added fall foliage, our spiced strudel soy candle, and a leather bound book. I then used a complimentary seasonal color in a throw blanket and added matched used foliage on the back end table that matched the glass to bring it altogether. It took only 15 minutes to put this together and really gives an elegant vibe.
The Kitchen / Dining
To pick one, you'd want to select the one most people would see more. In my house, the kitchen is a central location, so that is what I selected. A fall table is beautiful, but only worry about that if it is a focal point in your home. When it comes to kitchens, the busy girl will want to make sure the décor is off the counter and easy to clean around. In this case, I used a marble lazy Susan and filled a white pitcher with fall foliage. I then just added some neutral toned pumpkins around the bottom to bring a festive mood. Again, just really simple, but it pops in an otherwise neutral kitchen.
As the season goes on, you may find time here and there to add more in other places. However, it's important to create a style and process that is easy to replicate, gets the job done, and makes you feel like the badass glam girl you are. Overdoing it by doing everything is not sustainable.
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