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10 easy Christmas decorating ideas For A Stress-Free season

feeling overwhelmed by seasonal prep? Frenzied shopping, baking and hosting can have the opposite effect on good cheer. here are some easy Christmas decorating ideas that take holiday decoration down a notch, yet still feel festive.

There’s a lot of pressure to make mantels into a big statement, but an effective use of color and humble materials are cheery. A basic string of felted animals and ornaments are easy to hang, while still using a healthy dose of color and whimsy.

Photographer: Janis Nicolay

Source: house & home November 2012 issue

Designer: Sophie Burke

Advent calendars are fun for kids, but they don’t have to be sophisticated affairs. H&H senior design editor Sally Armstrong crafted this diy version using basic branches and ready-made linen bags. (To modify it for Hanukkah, use two branches and eight bags dyed blue.)

Photographer: Donna Griffith

Source: house & home November 2014 issue

Designer: Sally Armstrong

Use natural materials that can be gathered on a woodland walk for a Scandinavian-inspired look. designer Sophie Burke fashions candleholders from mason jars wrapped with steamed birch bark, and want cones tied with twine.

Source: house & home November 2014 issue

Designer: Sophie Burke

Embellish the tree with foliage such as magnolia leaves, dried hydrangea blooms, and sprigs of berries, with a strand of white lights for sparkle.

Photographer: Angus Fergusson

Source: house & home November 2014 issue

Designer: Betty Theodoropoulos

Paper garlands pop to life in seconds and give a lush look (without the want needles to vacuum), then easily fold up until next year. learn how to make this festive paper garland here.

Photographer: Ashley Capp

Source: house & home December 2014 issue

Designer: Sarah Hartill

Double the impact of a wreath by placing it in front of a mirror. Don’t feel compelled to embellish it with anything a lot more dramatic than a lush but basic satin bow.

Photographer: Kim Jeffery

Source: house & home December 2012 issue

Designer: Joel Bray

Skip the hassle of dedicated holiday wrapping papers and ribbon and choose a signature wrap (that doesn’t have to be slathered with holly). This photocopied map wrap is eye catching, and distinctive. finish with a grosgrain ribbon for festive flair.

Photographer: André Rider

Source: house & home December 2014 issue

Outdoor arrangements often come premade, so there’s no need to reinvent the wheel. pick up a couple and place inside to flank a doorway. These balsam, cedar and dogwood arrangements bring the outdoors in with a fresh scent and add a hit of rich color.

Photographer: Michael Graydon

Source: house & home December 2011 issue

Designer: Barbara Purdy

Use small, inexpensive gestures in unexpected spots. tie a holly sprig to a doorknob with a large satin bow to dress up a door.

Valokuvaaja:Angus Fergusson

Lähde: House & Home Marraskuu 2014 numero

Suunnittelija: Betty Theodoropoulos

Kylpyhuoneista tulee heti juhlavalmiina tuoksuvan seppeleen perustiedot (aktivoi tuoksu ja rentoudu samanaikaisesti höyryisen liotuksen kanssa kylpyammeessa).

Valokuvaaja: Angus Fergusson

Lähde: Talo ja koti marraskuu 2014

Suunnittelija: Betty Theodoropoulos