Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

4 Ways to Organize Your Christmas Decorating

Dealing with holiday decorations can seem like a daunting task. But worry not—if you apply the tips below, sprucing up your home for the season can be a breeze.  All it takes is a bit of organizing and planning and purposeful follow-through.

Decorated tree from A Blissful Nest

Red and white on décor pieces tied this whole look together

Here are some tips to help you begin:

Divide and Conquer

Decorating an entire house in a day can be overwhelming. But if you pare the task into smaller portions the work becomes more manageable. Focus on one room or area at a time and take breaks in between decorating days to prevent fatigue.

Start Early

Give yourself ample lead time before the holiday season begins. Avoid scheduling your decorating on the days where you have to shop or prepare gifts. To find out the best pace to accomplish your goals, work backwards from your intended date of completion.  Allow for adjustments on your timeline and allot rest days so you can breathe.

Decide on a Theme

Pick on the overall theme and determine how much you’re willing to spend for it. Each room should reflect your chosen theme. A good tip would be to select a specific color scheme and use that in the holiday decorations that go into each room.

Designate a Focal Point

Determine which room should get the most elaborate decorations and designate it as the focal point.  If you designate the living room as the focal point of your home, place your favorite decorations and artificial Christmas tree there! After doing that, work your way outward and use decorative pieces that reflect the theme and color scheme you chose.

We hope this guide can help you manage holiday decorating better. Visit Balsam Hill’s site for your guide to everything Christmas and get inspiration from out holiday themes. A final tip: make decorating a bonding experience with your family by delegating tasks to your children and including them in the planning process.

About the Author
Inspired by my passion for the visual arts and my years of experience in the field of design, I enjoy a life of style and artistry. I am a devoted follower of minimalism and I believe in the marriage of form and function. I try to live by these principles, from my subtle but classic fashion sense when it comes to clothes and jewelry, to the various projects I manage and work on in my professional career Influenced by the refined grace of Coco Chanel, the timeless beauty of my favorite city, Stockholm, and the new ideas and trends I read from design books, I try to infuse my life with elegance and sophistication. Join me on Balsam Hill’s blog to get my tips and advice on home design and personal style.