6 Favorite Holiday Decorating Tips

If you are looking for some simple and easy decorating ideas for the holidays, we’ve got you covered. It doesn’t take a lot of money or time to add just the right touches to your home. And you can always use general red décor to stretch your Christmas decorating budget.

1. Grab a red car with a tree.

First, let’s start with what I think is THE hottest Christmas décor item this season: red trucks and cars with Christmas trees tied to the top are all the rage. They are super cute and very hot this year.  This one lights up, but I have seen them on pillows, wall art, tree ornaments—really everywhere. Grab one for instant personality!

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2. Use ribbon.

I love to decorate with ribbon for many reasons. Firstly, when you are done using it for Christmas décor, you can recycle it and use it to decorate your packages. Secondly, it is rather inexpensive, especially if you buy it in a large roll. It can be used almost anywhere in your home. Just adding ribbon anywhere adds instant magic. See what I mean? It just dresses everything up.

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3. Use greenery from the yard.

Supplement your Christmas décor with greenery from your yard. It gives a fresh look to your room and it’s free! I clipped this greenery from a shrub in my backyard and added pinecones. You could also use sheets of moss—I keep them by the bucketfuls.

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4. Hang stockings on the stair rail.

Don’t have a fireplace? How about hanging your stocking from the stair railing? I think Santa will find them with no problem! Here I added a long pre-lit garland to my stairs, then added fur-lined stockings. See how much ambiance it creates?

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5. Pull out your red décor items.

Next, let’s talk about red décor items. Now is the time to pull all things red and green from all over your house and set them out for Christmas. It doesn’t matter if the items are officially Christmas décor or not. It’s the color that says “Merry Christmas.”

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6. Use a small tree on a table.

If you don’t have room for a full-sized tree, have you considered putting a smaller one on a table? It keeps your house from feeling overcrowded without sacrificing a tree. It’s also less work to set up and take down.

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While you are decorating your home, I hope you take time to enjoy the season and to visit with your family and friends. Be sure you schedule down time. If you didn’t get everything on your list done, it’s okay. Grab a cup of cocoa and relax!

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