We’ve dressed a few sets for the seasons so when shopping for holiday decor, simple and cost-effective rules the day. One rule of thumb for reigning in costs is to use natural and organic products that serve as everyday multipurpose items.
We love to draw from the outdoors as inspiration. Draping doors, stairwells and banisters with fresh evergreen wreaths and garland. You can easily customize the most basic template with simple string lights, craft characters, ribbons and boughs to match your style.
Gather a handful of traditional and festive foods – cranberries, kumquats, pomegranates, clove-dotted oranges – aiming for selections that emphasize scent and color. Keep the theme consistent throughout the home. Put unused clear kitchen vases and decorative platters to use by filling them with fresh pine tree clippings, cinnamon-infused pinecones and cranberries.
Then channel that inner child to create edible ornaments and stringed popcorn for the tree, candied fruit stuffed stockings for the mantel.
It’s functional decor from nature’s bounty that leaves a lighter footprint and inspires three things worth bragging about:
- Original, custom pieces and accents that look and smell great.
- Edible and compostable once the holidays are over.
- Practically cost neutral!