How To Decorate For Christmas Without Overwhelming Yourself

As soon as autumn hits, many people start feeling Christmassy. One survey recently found that people start Christmas shopping as soon as August. In addition, it found that 30% of consumers have already finished their Christmas shopping by the end of October!

But for many, this is only one facet of the Christmas prep. Decorating the home is another, and it’s easy to get carried away and start making all of the plans before we have even got the decorations. If you’re not careful, something that’s meant to be fun can turn into a stressful debacle. Here’s how to manage your Christmas decorating plans without it getting the better of you.

Decide if you want to decorate it

While it’s a common tradition to decorate for Christmas and lots of us are fiercely loyal to our traditions, there is a limit. Don’t feel guilty if you’re already juggling too much! Sometimes life happens.

Break it down and get help

If you’re going ahead but you don’t know where to start, that’s alright. You don’t have to decorate your house all in one day!

Think about which rooms in your house you want to decorate. Try breaking down the work into separate days or, if you have multiple people in your house, simply delegate.

Ease yourself into it and start with the easiest area first. For example, put the tree up or wrap some festive beads around the staircase.

Once you’ve got the basics covered, get some family or friends together and tackle any larger decorating tasks, like putting up icicle lights in the garden.

You can’t go far wrong if you motivate your fellow decorators with hot chocolate, mulled wine and maybe a few snacks.

Go for larger items

If time is a concern, prioritise larger ornaments. You’ll find this much less time-consuming than trying to decide where hundreds of smaller pieces will sit.

You may prefer this type of end result anyway, as it will help you keep the house looking clutter-free but festive nonetheless.

Pick a colour scheme

It’s much easier to shop for new Christmas things if you just have a few simple tickboxes to meet. Decide on a colour scheme and stick to it. This should keep you on course. No more wasting your time browsing all the Christmas stock the shop has to offer! It can also stop you from making impulse buys that you regret later.

Buying items with a specific colour scheme in mind can also be a lot of fun. Believe it or not, there are more possibilities than the standard green, gold and red.

For example, you could keep it simple and Scandi with earthy greens and fresh whites. Or if that’s not your thing, combine jewel blue, teal, red and purple objects with gold for a colour-popping vibe.

Find a selection of colours you love and stick to it!

Decorating for the most festive month of the year doesn’t have to be too stressful. Try to approach it with a plan and only do as much as you have time for.

© Copyright 2023 Antonia, All rights Reserved. Written For: Tidylife
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