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Decorating for the holidays can be a fun and exciting time, but it can also easily become overwhelming.

Let me share a few ideas that will simplify your Christmas decorating and make your holiday prep a breeze.

That’s why we suggest sticking with classic Christmas decor for a simpler yet still beautiful holiday look.

Of course you can put your own spin on it, so your personality comes shining through.

For example take a look at Steph’s family room decorated for Christmas.

She put her spin on Christmas but also incorporated these simple staples into her holiday decor.

Just try these tried and true Christmas decorating staples in your own home and you can create a beautiful holiday atmosphere without the stress.

Although it’s only the beginning of November, it’s a great time to start gathering your Christmas decorating ideas while items are still in stock.

In addition, getting a jump start on your Christmas decorating will leave more time for you to enjoy your holiday season with those you love.

And let’s not forget the true meaning of Christmas with the commercialism and endless lists of to-dos this time of year.

Take time to pause and reflect on the birth and life of our Savior, Jesus Christ and share these precious moments with our family and loved ones.

Happy decorating, and Merry Christmas!

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Invest in Quality Christmas Decor Pieces

When it comes to classic Christmas decor, investing in quality pieces can go a long way.

Instead of constantly replacing cheaper decorations year after year, opt for higher quality items that will last for many holiday seasons to come.

This not only saves money in the long run, but also adds a timeless and elegant touch to your holiday decorating.

In addition, these Christmas decor pieces are so versatile, and can be re-imagined in ways around your home each year.

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Invest in a Quality Christmas Tree

Living room decorated for Christmas, evergreen stems on the mantle with burlap stocks decorated with seashells, blue and white striped chairs, with blue and white snowflake pillos, white rug on hardwood floor, Christmas tree decorated with nautiful themed ornaments.

Investing in a quality Christmas tree is another way to simplify your Christmas decorating.

Not only will a high quality and well-cared for tree last for many years, but it will also hold its shape and needles better.

No question, it just looks better!

So there’s no need to add tons of ornaments to make it look pretty, here the principle less is more applies.

Plus, you won’t have to constantly replace cheap trees that easily break or shed their needles.

Your efforts will be rewarded with a beautiful and long-lasting holiday centerpiece for years to come.

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Simplify Christmas Decorating with Garlands

A black framed floor mirror is simply decorated for Christmas with a beautiful flocked garland, with a lit Christmas tree reflected in the mirror. Chair with a faux fur pillos and a blue knit throw blanket

Garlands are a versatile and classic Christmas decorating staple.

I love that Christmasy feeling in my bedroom.

Not only can they be used for railings and mantles,

Try using a garland:

  • draped over a mirror
  • or art
  • around doorways
  • embellish a chandelier
  • on top of a bookcase or hutch
  • on a window
  • as a centerpiece on your dining or coffee table

The options are endless!

And they can be easily embellished with a few strands of ribbon, or a few pretty Christmas ornaments.

For my home, I look for realistic garlands that will last for many years.

Simplify Christmas decorating, image of 6 realistic evergreen garlands.

Simple Evergreen and Berry Stems

Simplify Christmas decorating, garland is embellised with red flannel ribbon and a red berry pick

Simple evergreen and berry stems are another easy way to add traditional holiday cheer to your home.

  • place in a vase or pot on a console or coffee table
  • try a few sprigs scattered in a bookcase
  • or a china hutch
  • a grouping on a mantle will give the appearance of a festive garland
  • add a few to a wreath or garland for an extra pop of color

And their natural beauty simply adds a classic and timeless feel to your holiday decorations.

Simplify Christmas decorating, beautiful and realistic greenery stems and berry picks.

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Simplify Christmas Decorating with Versatile Ribbon

Two slim Christmas trees decorated with red and white ornaments and ribbon in front of the fireplace with a red pedal fire truck.

Don’t underestimate the power of a great ribbon!

It can be used in so many ways, from tree decorating to gift wrapping.

  • decorate the tree
  • add a pretty bow to a wreath
  • embellish garlands
  • use to hang wreaths on cabinets
  • add a festive touch to pendant lights and chandeliers
  • place a pretty bow on dining chairs
  • wrap a door like a package and add a festive bow
  • tie colorful ribbon to apothecary jars

And with the variety of colors and patterns available, you can easily incorporate it into your holiday decorating.

White Kitchen cupboards decorated for Christmas with evergreen wreaths and a red and white ribbon.

Not only is ribbon so versatile, but it’s so economical to use.

Simplify Christmas decorating, apothacary jaras filled with hot cocoa and mini marshmallows, embellished with simple red and white ribbons.
Simplify Christmas decorating by using ribbon, image with a variety of red, green, gold, silver, black, plaid ribbons.

Simplify Christmas Decorating with a Beautiful Nativity

coastal Christmas decorations

Are you looking for a simpler approach to Christmas decorating?

Look no further than a beautiful nativity scene.

This classic holiday decoration adds a touch of elegance and reminds us of the true meaning of Christmas.

Start your search today for the perfect nativity set for your home.

Image with six sets of Christmas nativities

Using these classic Christmas decor ideas, you can simplify your holiday decorating and create a beautiful festive atmosphere for your home.

Embrace the traditional, elegant, and simple this season.

We wish you a very meaningful and Merry Christmas!

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This Post Has 2 Comments

  1. Renae

    Gorgeous! Happy Holidays, my friends.

    1. Michelle Dickson

      Thank you Renae, you are always to kind. Have a wonderful holiday season.

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