Having a minimalist Christmas doesn’t need to be difficult! Here are a few ideas to spice up your home this holiday season without breaking the bank.

1. Declutter first!

Nothing can transform a space like removing the extra clutter you have lying around. Sometimes a simplistic look starts with, you guessed it… a simplistic space!

2. Adhere to a neutral color palette

This is a general rule, but homes are easiest to decorate when you have a neutral base. This includes furniture, wall colors, etc. From there, you can add pops of color with pillows, throws, and foliage as the seasons change. In the kitchen, I love to use red and white striped tea towels. They don’t have to be expensive and will work well in your space year-round.

3. Use vegetation from your yard

This is an easy way to add color. Add greenery to a vase or bend two branches together to make an effortless, wispy wreath. At Christmas, a garland can instantly and organically bring a room to life. I always like to fill in with greenery and florals from wholesale florists, especially for parties.

4. Use your everyday essentials… & keep them neutral

This tip works especially well in areas like the dining room. Keep your plates and lines neutral so you can mix and match effortlessly. Neutral dinnerware always works and the transition from season-to-season is seamless. Brass, silver, or black candlesticks also transition well. It is much easier and cost-effective to change the accessories, i.e.- napkins, napkin rings, greenery, candles, than it is to change the entire vignette seasonally.

5. Repurpose items you already have

Allow your space to be functional! Use festive fruit like apples, pomegranates, and oranges. These can serve as décor but are also something that will be consumed by the family. If you are just starting out or need to re-vamp your Christmas décor, I cannot recommend enough to invest in a good, artificial garland. It is worth the initial investment and you will be able to use it year after year for a multitude of things! Another festive touch I bring into my home is to frame our family’s Christmas card from the last year or previous years. It adds an instant, nostalgic, heartwarming Christmas feel to the room. It may even spark a discussion of fond family memories!

6. Twinkle lights, twinkle lights, TWINKLE LIGHTS!

Twinkle lights can be purchased just about anywhere and add a beautiful, soft glow to any area. Drape it around your child’s bed, place it in a doll house, weave it through some garland, or even make it part of your dining table’s centerpiece. There are so many fun and creative ways to incorporate twinkle lights into your holiday décor this season.

7. Add some ribbon

Ribbon is an inexpensive way to instantly bring a little bit of holiday cheer to your home. Throw a big bow on a wreath and you’re all set! Don’t forget, your gifts under the tree can serve as décor, too.

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