The holiday season is the best time of the year, right? However, it can also be the most stressful too. Life can get busy, and the holidays are no exception. Your budget gets stretched and your time get stretched. With all of the joy that the holiday brings, sometimes it takes all of the energy that you have in to give.
If you feel like you are snowed in when it comes to holiday decorating, we have five tips to help make decorating a breeze.
1. Set aside time
Decorating always takes longer than you think. So set aside ample time. Dedicate a morning, afternoon or evening to decorating. Choose a time where you can relax and enjoy the process. Get the family together, maybe even order takeout and make it a collaborative effort.
2. Get prepared
Get your tree. Whether you are opting for a real tree or an artificial one, make sure you have it ready. Pull out all of the boxes with your Christmas decorations and check to make sure your lights are working and your tree stand is in working order. Pick up any things that you need to replace – lights, ornament hooks, plastic sheeting to go under your tree (protect those floors!) and anything new you may want to add.
3. Choose the areas you want to decorate
Do you plan on just decorating your living room or do you want to decorate the whole house? Are you going to decorate outside or will the interior of the house be your focus? If you’re feeling overwhelmed this holiday season, it’s okay to forgo a year of outside decorating or only decorate a tree instead of the entire house. If it is not something that brings you joy, it’s okay to say no this year.
4. Use your Christmas decoration boxes to store your regular décor
During the holiday season, if you don’t clear away some of your day-to-day décor, your home may feel cluttered. Pack away your usual décor in your empty Christmas decoration boxes. That way, when the season ends, all your stuff is in one place and you can easily swap items as you put your Christmas decorations away.
5. Go monochrome
Not only is monochromatic is chic and modern, it’s simple to execute. One of the easiest ways to cut the holiday decorating stress is to choose one colour to decorate with. Blue, red, green, white, purple, or whatever suits you. Keeping it simple helps make decorating that mush more effortless. This gives you time focus on what matters most.
Finally, remember your home doesn’t have to look perfect. Enjoy your time with family and friends and focus on the joy, hope, and goodwill of the season.