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High impact, low effort holiday decorating

Many homeowners enjoy adding some seasonal cheer to their home with holiday decorating. However, while the idea of turning your living room into winter wonderland might sound good in theory, the reality is that schedules are loaded and time is something that many people just don’t have.  That’s why high impact, low effort holiday decorating is so popular.

Adding hints of the holidays is easy, no matter which holiday you celebrate. Here’s a look at how you can add a lot of holiday cheer to your home, without having to put forth too much effort.

Concentrate on one room

This is the easiest way to go all out on holiday cheer without consuming an entire weekend. For most people the concentration would be put on the room where the household spends the most time during the holidays. Ideally this would also be the room where the primary icon of your holiday is displayed –whether it’s a menorah, Christmas tree, crèche, kinara or something else.

Work within your existing home decor

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To create a cohesive look that is low on effort, utilize a holiday decorating scheme that works with the existing colours and décor in the room. When you work with your room’s colours, you can simply add a few festive touches and end up with a room that’s completely pulled together.

The Christmas décor options available these days go far beyond the traditional colours of red, green and white. And while many Hanukkah celebrants like to stick to traditional blue and white decor, there are several modern decor options that embrace alternative beautifully. This means that you can easily work with brights, pastels, neutrals and metallic to create a festive look that doesn’t seem out of place.

Use Multipurpose Décor Bases

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Multipurpose décor bases are things like white platters, clear glass vases, cake stands and trays that can be used year-round. During the holidays, add things like ornaments and lights, greenery and other winter accents. When the holidays end, you can keep the bases in place and simply switch to accents that are not holiday specific.

Add a few large-format decorations

When you incorporate large-scale items in your holiday decorating, you can fill big blank spaces without having to exert too much effort. This can mean a rustic apple crate filled with evergreen boughs and birch logs placed on the floor, large ornaments placed on a tree or occasional table, and large artistic pieces like wood signs, chalkboards, and topiaries.

Effortless Illumination

Mini strings of cordless LED lights are the perfect choice for low effort holiday decorating. They add that little bit of extra holiday sparkle with practically no effort required. Please them in a bowl with a handful of ornaments or under a glass cloche. For an elegant, yet simple holiday look, wind your clear lights around a greenery wreath or garland and simply hand in place –no ribbons, or ornaments. The look is clean, beautiful and extremely easy to execute.


No matter how Pinterest-worthy you think you might want your holiday décor to be right now, there is one piece of holiday decorating truth that you should always keep in mind: everything that goes up before the holidays, will have to come back down once they’re over. So, while you may be a bit buzzed on holiday cheer right now, take a moment to consider your post New Year’s self.


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