If you’re finding that your Christmas decor doesn’t look quite right to you for some reason, and you struggle to figure out what you’re doing wrong year after year, the solution might be much simpler than you realize!
Do you ever feel like for some reason that you can’t quite put your finger on, your Christmas decor doesn’t look quite right? If you find yourself feeling more frustrated than jolly when it’s time to pull out the Christmas decorations, you might be making one of these common decorating mistakes. Solving these little problems may just completely change how you feel about your home this Christmas season!
Reason number 1 why your Christmas decor doesn’t look quite right: You don’t have a plan
Some people can just wing it and walk around the house dusting a little glitter here and putting a little greenery there in a way that’s just so, but most of us can’t. Sometimes all it takes is a simple plan, which can be as easy as “all red and white things” or “woodland things” for a particular room, to get us moving in the right direction. The saying “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail” is almost always true when it comes to big, and honestly, kind of overwhelming tasks like this.
Reason number 2: You don’t clean up first
You think it won’t really matter, but it will. You will see the dust and the clutter even with all the sparkly pretty things to distract you and they can pretty much ruin a perfectly good room. Sometimes you may have been staring at the same mess for so long that you don’t even notice it’s there anymore and yet, there’s something that’s bugging you and you can’t quite tell what it is. Take a few minutes to really give yourself a clean, blank slate in your room before you start bringing in the decor and you’ll really notice a big difference.
Reason number 3: You try to do too much
I know. It’s so hard. You see so many impressive and clever ideas all over the place and you want to copy them all! But you can’t. You just can’t. Even if you live in a mega mansion with lots of extra rooms and wall space and flat surfaces to hold decorations, there’s just no way that you can give each and every decoration that you want to do the time and care that they need to really look their best. These things require thought and time to stand back and make sure everything is juuuuust right. Not to mention time to admire your handy work. Give yourself a break and just do a few things, but do them really really well.
Reason number 4: You lack discipline
I know you still have your favorite blue and orange snowman pillow from 1985 that you put out every year. And that’s great, really it is. But if you just can’t resist putting out every single decoration that you’ve ever met and loved, then things are going to start to look cluttered. There have been so many different styles, colors, and trends in Christmas decor over the years and if you put out every single decoration in that Christmas bin all together, it’s going to be a hot mess. A little restraint and a little stick-to-it-iveness when it comes to your plan will go a long way.
Reason number 5: You’re over-thinking it
If you’re reading this post at all, chances are it’s you. And it’s me too, so don’t feel bad. Your decorations don’t have to be fun or edgy or clever just because everyone else’s are. Of course you love those decorations you see in pictures, but if that’s not where your family’s at right now, you’ll be so much more successful in your decor attempts if you just stick to simple things this year. You can still enjoy the clever decor in pictures while you sip your hot cocoa by the fire. Or the fake fireplace youtube video. Whatever works for you!
Just remember that if you’re the one putting out the decorations in your house, then you’re probably the one who cares the most, so do something that you can really enjoy all season long. Follow my tips above and start a new tradition of really loving your home this Christmas season!
If your Christmas decor doesn’t look quite right, try these few simple steps first before you do anything drastic like buying all new decor. Happy decorating!
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