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How to Decorate Simply for the Holidays (With Big Impact)

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You may have dreams of decorating your home like it’s a
display window at a fancy department store, but then reality
strikes: You’ve still got gift shopping and wrapping to do,
holiday parties to attend and host … not to mention your everyday
life to live.

Don’t get overwhelmed. Go for intentional minimalism. Some
years, less is more.

Simple decor can still have a big impact – not the least of
which is relieving you of some
holiday hustle and bustle
. All you need to do is hone in on
sprucing up three key areas in your home.

Target your tree

The most obvious place to start is your Christmas tree. For an
easy, fuss-free tree, go with a monochromatic color scheme.

tree_2Metallic ornaments give your tree
extra glitz and seasonal sparkle.

Another option is to use all neutral colors so you don’t have
to worry about balancing a color palette or tree placement – it
will coordinate with any room’s normal decor.

Make your mantel magical

If you have a fireplace in your home, the mantel is an ideal
spot to bring a little holiday cheer, but don’t make it too
complicated.

mantel_4Cotton branches intertwined
with silver artificial garland.

Choose a
statement-making garland
to hang or drape across the top. Place
some candles on the mantel to light at night, and you’re good to
go.

Top off your table

The holidays are a prime time for entertaining, hosting and
gathering around the table. So bring seasonal flair to your table
with a beautiful garland, which can go a long way as a table
runner.

table_6A garland made of magnolia
leaves and evergreen creates a dramatic table runner.

Make the decor as simple as placing a lush garland in the center
of your table and mixing in candles for added ambiance.

Decorating for the holidays doesn’t have to be a chore. Focus
on these three spots, and your home will feel magical and
holiday-ready in no time.

Photos courtesy of White Buffalo Styling
Co

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Originally published December 2016.

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