It’s that time of the season where we dig out that big box of seasonal decor and pick through what we want express out holiday love with. For me, I get bored of the same thing every year so I like to add a few things to my collection to change it up a bit. This is a good and bad thing. I love going shopping for new holiday decor but that also means I end up with a larger stash then I had the year before. Through out my years of decor collecting I’ve learned a few things about creating the perfect holiday scene in your home and how to keep it simple. Take a look at my top 3 tips to decking your halls this season that will leave you sane and loving your indoor spread of cheer!
1) Choose a theme and stick to it
There’s nothing more important when decorating then picking a theme and sticking to it! You’ll cut down on lots of miss-matched clutter and you’ll be able to tell a story through your decor picks that will make sense. If you have a few themes you like and can’t pick just one, consider theme decorating different rooms in your house instead of putting all your ideas together in one space. This will allow you to incorporate each of your fun ideas without making it look like a holiday bomb went off in your home.
2) Set a budget & make a list – no more impulse buys!
I am the biggest sinner when it comes to impulse buys, especially with holiday decor. That adorable elf that’s been staring at me while I was looking at the wreaths will most likely “fall” into my cart and make his way home with me if I don’t stop myself. Combat impulse buys and save yourself money all while sticking to the theme you chose by setting a decor budget and making a list. Having a budget will help to keep you on track and a list will help you feel like you are in the store for a reason instead of just perusing the isles. A trick I use on myself is adding up my possible purchases as I go through the store with my phone’s calculator. This makes me feel like I’m able to see if I REALLY need that cute elf.
3) Sometimes simple says more
It can be easy to go a bit over board when you have a variety of items you’ve fallen in love with. Try to choose a few of your favorite pieces that fit the best together and use those to bring out your holiday charm. Sometimes a simple candle and a few willow branches are all you need to create a beautiful center piece!
Do you have a theme for your holiday decorating this year?