Simple Holiday Home Decor Ideas
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The last few years I have started to simplify the way that I add a holiday touch to our home. There is already so much going on this time of year that we want to enjoy, so why add elaborate decorating to the mix? And let’s face it, decorating takes time and energy. I still love seeing the holiday decor around the house. However, I try to make it easy to sprinkle around and to take down once the season is over.
Holiday Decor Minimalized
One of the reasons that this lightbulb went off for me is that many years, we travel around the holidays. Living a childfree lifestyle, it is nice to get away this time of year. Our home is not full of family and the focus is not on presents so why not get away for a little recharge? Many of my friends with grown children and grandchildren are now finding that they are traveling to see their children versus everyone gathering in the family home and are starting to adopt the same decorating habits. Another thing that I consider is does it take up a lot of storage room? We recently downsized. During that time, I looked at all of the things we had accumulated over the years. Did I really need to keep them? Were they that sentimental that they were a priority for our smaller storage space?
Simple Holiday Spirit
So let’s take a look at three simple things that you can do to keep yourself in the spirit of the holidays and not have to spend lots of time and energy putting things up or taking them down. I do still put up a tree along with these simple touches.
#1) Add a Holiday Wreath
Yes, let’s keep it simple on the front of the house. A wreath on the front door signals to the neighbors and delivery people that you are in the holiday mood, but without a lot of effort. You can get beautiful wreaths that are one-and-done. Just put it on a wreath hanger and you are good to go. If you don’t have the precious storage space for premade wreaths, shop for a live wreath and put a bow on it. They will easily last from Thanksgiving through the holiday season.
#2) Live Holiday Flowers
Who doesn’t love the scent of fresh flowers in their home? It’s a great way to add a special holiday touch to your kitchen. I always love the scent of fresh rosemary near my cooktop. Plus it also makes it easy to snip a piece or two to add to whatever you are cooking.
Amaryllis and Paper Whites just make you think of the holidays. You can find kits that will have everything you need to get them started so that they bloom before Christmas. You can also buy them pre-planted and ready to sit out on your countertop. Then, all you have to do is wait for them to bloom.
#3) Holiday Throw Pillows
It’s so easy to add a throw pillow here and there throughout the house. Maybe add them into a room where you used to have an additional Christmas tree or elaborate decorations – like your formal living or dining room. Another spot that I love to have them is in my favorite reading nook. Just having that pop of holiday decor in a room makes the holiday spirit come alive.
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