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On the Balsam Hill blog, we hope to provide our readers with inspirational decorating ideas the entire family will love. Beautifully appoint your home for every holiday with our decorating tips and tricks.

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Jay Lynn Reveals Secret to the Perfect Christmas Tree [SLIDE SHOW]

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“Simple but festive and sparkly” spell the perfect holiday style for Jay Lynn. The winner of Balsam Hill’s Secret to the Perfect Christmas Tree contest garnered the highest number of votes on Facebook when he shared one heartwarming holiday decorating idea with BH fans.

Underneath his magnificent 7.5-foot Aspen Estate Fir artificial tree lay a sprawling miniature Christmas village: simple, festive, sparkly. But the vision of elegance doesn’t end with just the tree.

As Jay reveals to Balsam Hill, his favorite part of the house to decorate exudes just as much warmth and welcome as his beautiful evergreen. Find out more in this interview.

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Holiday Organizing 101: 7 Smart Ways to Maximize Storage Space for your Holiday Decorations

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Storing holiday decorations can be tricky business. Homeowners are often faced with the problem of fitting all their holiday décor in such a small storage area. To solve this, Balsam Hill is giving you quick tips on how to maximize both conventional and unconventional storage spaces so you can stow your decorative items easily.

1. Utilize the Space Under Your Staircase

The area underneath your staircase can make for an excellent storage space
Industrial Staircase by Montreal Interior Designers & Decorators Esther Hershcovich

Most modern homes leave the space underneath the staircase vacant and bare. Utilize this ‘hidden’ area to its fullest potential. Place large wooden crates and other stylish containers underneath the steps. Arrange them according to style and size then stack them up neatly.

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Holiday Organizing 101: Garland and Wreath Storage Ideas

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Garlands and wreaths are two of the most challenging holiday decorations to store. Unlike ornaments and lights, they need larger spaces so that their fine foliage and adornments won’t get damaged. Fortunately, there are some wonderful garland and wreath storage ideas that will ensure their quality during the off-season. Here is a short but informative guide to help you with the process.

How to store artificial Christmas wreaths and garlands
Traditional Holiday Decorations by Redwood City Furniture & Accessories Balsam Hill

1. Carefully remove the garland from the mantel or your banister. To do this without causing any damage to your piece, gently drape it over your arm and carry it to the location of your container. This method also ensures that your décor won’t get tangled or stepped on as you move it.
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Holiday Organizing 101: Wrapping Paper Storage Ideas in Your Own Craft Station

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There may be hundreds of ways to dispose or recycle gift wrappers, but only a few tricks to store them – and all that depends on one’s creativity! Here are eight amazing ideas from Pinterest, Houzz, and the blogosphere on how you can organize your leftover gift wrap from the last holiday season right in your very own craft station.

Extension Rods


Transitional Home Office by Minneapolis Interior Designers & Decorators Martha O’Hara Interiors

Install tension rods between two walls. Here you can hang rolls of gift wrap. Aside from keeping your wrapping paper organized, this storage technique is also a great way to add color to your craft station.

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