So your guests are coming tonight – or maybe tomorrow morning – and you really want to add just a few more touches to your holiday décor.
But who’s got the time now to do anything complicated? Not me and probably not you.
Tip #24 is to put small, simple Christmas vignettes throughout the house.
These are not ideas that will take your home from undecorated to holiday cheer. These are tips for adding a special touch here and there that will take your decorating to the next level.
One of the quickest ways to add a touch of Christmas to other rooms is to use a poinsettia, amaryllis (see the BHG photo above) or some greenery.
It’s Christmas Eve and so the stores are open. Head over to the closest grocery store and see what they’ve got. Look for small poinsettias. They’re perfect to set on the bathroom vanity or on the kitchen island.
Or if you have a poinsettia already, snip off some off a few of the blooms and add them to a vase in another room. Look how pretty these poinsettia blooms look against a silver tray. So simple.
Ornaments are another fantastic way to add some holiday cheer to any room. You can nab some of your leftover ornaments or even grab a few off your tree (I just did that for my centerpiece)
In the BHG photos above, some vintage ornaments are simply set on top of inexpensive glass candle holders. Above right, ornaments fill vases and bowls for a quick, festive look.
You can also add ornaments to some unusual places, like in the pots of your house plants.See the BHG photo below right.
You can also combine a few ornaments with some candles and tuck them almost anywhere. Above left, the combination makes the perfect vignette for a narrow bathroom shelf.
Pick up the candies when you’re at the grocery buying a last minute poinsettia!
It’s especially simple and fun to use what you already have around the house.
Use some of your leftover ribbon to tie bows around your door knobs. See the BHG example below right.
Or display some of your prettiest Christmas cards on dresser tops and side tables.
Still stuck? Maybe it’s best not to worry about it!
After all, your family and friends are coming to see you – not your Christmas decorating. Relax and enjoy their company!