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5 Easy Decorating Ideas for the Holiday Season

The holiday season is upon us, which means your home will soon be full of family and friends. Of course, you’ll want your home looking its very best. Holiday decorating can be daunting but with a few simple updates, you can have your home holiday ready in no time. Here are five quick and easy decorating projects that can infuse your home with the festive spirit.

Seating swag

Give your everyday chairs an unexpected update by adding a decorative swag. Drape faux branches and boughs embellished with ribbon over chair backs to bring charm to your holiday table.

Dinning room table chair decorated with festive garlan

Bring out the blankets

Trade your cotton pillows and throws for sumptuous and textured materials like faux fur, wool, or cashmere. Opt for seasonal patterns like plaids, tartans, and buffalo check that coordinate with your decor. The cozy and comfortable setting will encourage your guests to sit, relax and enjoy lively conversation.

Bedroom accents

Holiday decorating isn’t just for guests. Adding seasonal accents to the more private rooms of your home can bring delight to your daily surroundings. Here, an all-white bedroom gets a colourful boost from checkered linens and a classic holiday red berry wreath.

No-fuss greenery

Have extra clippings and greenery from your outdoor arrangements? Put them to work as instant indoor decor. Place branches in a tall vase and let their simple shapes bring drama to your space, no ornaments required. Use a single variety of branches or mix and match. The end result is simple, modern, and organic.

Vase in a window with evergreen tree branches
Decorate in multiples

Accessories can have greater impact when displayed in multiples. A grouping of candles on a mantle or a bowl full of pinecones will be more eye-catching than a single object on its own. The repetition of three identical wreaths hung with playful buffalo check ribbon brings holiday charm to these windows. Best of all, the decorations can be enjoyed by guests indoors or by passersby on the snowy streets outside. Just make sure to keep an eye on any lit candles and to put them out if stepping out of the house.

With a few simple changes, your home can be transformed into a festive gathering place for your holiday guests.