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If you haven’t already gotten a jump on your holiday decorating, we’re here to help. December is a busy time — between work, school vacations, shopping for gifts, and prepping holiday meals, it can be tough to find time to deck out your home. Today, we’re here with a few quick, easy, and realistic home decor tips to help usher the holiday season into your space.
Before you bring in more decor, be sure to take some time to declutter and put away things you no longer need. The pumpkins from Halloween that doubled as Thanksgiving decor have had their day in the sun, and it’s time to let them go. By picking up around the house beforehand, you’ll make space for new decor and give yourself a clean canvas for holiday cheer.
If you plan on getting a tree this season, choose your spot wisely. You’ll want to place a live tree away from any potential drafts or heat sources, with enough room to move around it so that you’re not knocking precious, aromatic needles onto the floor. A central spot in the living room or common area is a great place to showcase your tree and create an air of festive cheer. For any other decor, clear a space on the mantle, and leave some extra room for candles and garlands to dress it up a bit.
Whether you celebrate the holidays or not, we all experience the dark dreary days of winter, and dressing up your home with light helps to keep the blues away. There are plenty of ways to incorporate festive sources of light, including candles, string lights, and lanterns. For a simple, DIY decoration, try filling a glass mason jar with a short strand of string lights for a glowy shelf accessory. If you want to bring the aroma of the season into your home, try a cozy candle like this Capri Blue Fir and Firewood from Anthropologie.
If you don’t quite have the space for a large tree in your apartment, there are plenty of other ways to incorporate the sweet, natural sights and smells of winter in your home. A traditional poinsettia plant as a centerpiece on your kitchen table adds a pop of color, and a small wreath on the inside of your front door brings all the nostalgic smells of the holiday season into your home with none of the hassle.
Looking for a home near you this holiday season? Contact an Olympus property near you today to learn more.