There’s nothing more fun than dusting off your Christmas totes and pulling out your favorite holiday decorations each year.
My family looks forward to this every year (hot chocolate & Elf are non-negotiables!) But, before you decorate this season, think about this:
How do you want January to feel? Do you want to start the new year overwhelmed or feeling behind? Or do you want to start the new year fresh and energized?
I’m guessing you and I both want the latter. Here are a list of ways to help you make your home beautiful this season without the overwhelm of the new year.
- Declutter your space. Before you add new Christmas decor, remove anything you don’t need. This could be fall decor, books or trinkets you’ve been meaning to donate, artwork you’ve never liked. Your Christmas decor will make a bigger impact if the backdrop is uncluttered.
- Edit your decor. Start with the fall decor you’re putting away. Were there pieces you never got out this season? Maybe now would be a good time to donate! Then, as you’re getting out your Christmas decorations, ask yourself if you really love each piece…and donate whatever you decide not to display this season.
- The whole point of decorating for the holidays is to make your house feel homey and festive. Why create more work for yourself come January by putting out more decor than you need? If a beautiful tree, lighted garland, and your favorite singing Santa on your mantle does the trick, challenge yourself to stop and enjoy the season in a more simplified, intentional space.
BONUS TIP: Another great way to decorate your home is to focus less on CHRISTMAS decor and more on WINTER decor. Branches, pinecones, greenery, & cranberries all feel warm and cozy but could easily be displayed well into February. ❄️
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