You Don’t Have To Decorate For Every Holiday
There seem to be decorating extremes: the people who go all out at every holiday, and those who do not decorate for any holiday. Social media tends to focus on the homes that get transformed monthly for every holiday and season. Realistically, most homes fall in the middle; decorating for specific holidays because it’s fun for yourself or your family, but staying with regular decor otherwise. It could be favorite holidays like Halloween or Christmas, or perhaps you decorate a bit for the seasons. But these are the homes that get overlooked on the decorating radar. I’m here to say though that it’s okay to not decorate for holidays and stick to your regular decor. I want to shed some light on how to rock your home being undecorated during these periods of time.
Celebrate No-Guilt Holidays
First off, don’t feel guilty if you don’t plan- or simply don’t want- to decorate for a minor holiday. You are not alone in feeling this way. More and more people are choosing to live a minimalist lifestyle in an effort to declutter their homes and lives. This may mean minimally or not decorating at all for holidays in order to keep the excessive out. This is great if it suits your style and lifestyle choice. By practicing minimalism, you are also lowering your eco-footprint and producing less waste.
The cost of decorations can add up quickly after a few shopping trips too. Even if you’re getting your supplies from a dollar store. Not everyone can afford to redecorate on a monthly basis, especially for a short-term holiday. Yes, there are some cute, budget-friendly decorations out there. And if you’re decorating for a favorite holiday, you can save some of those decorations from year to year.
But don’t feel guilty about choosing to not decorate for a holiday. It’s your life, your home, and your budget. Do what works best for you.
Find A Style You Love
You should really decorate your home in your personal design style. No matter what style mix you are, when your home decor suit you then it feels like home. And it doesn’t feel like it needs to be changed all the freaking time. You will love how it looks and feels and not mind that it doesn’t rotate out continuously. Don’t even get me started on how much easier it is to clean without holiday accents tucked into every corner.
If you aren’t happy with your home, I would rather you focus on figuring out what design styles you are drawn to and how you can incorporate more of that style in your home. Make your personality shine in your home! Don’t camouflage your displeasure with temporary decorations and excessive clutter. Get to the heart of the matter and watch your home blossom.
Cleanse Your Home
Maybe you know your design style and are decorating your home to fit your tastes. Awesome! Even if you love how your home looks and feels, you might find it feeling a little stale after a while. If you’re in this boat and itching to redecorate and change things up, I want you to ask yourself a few questions before you rush out to buy anything.
- What don’t I like about this room/my home?
- Can I swap a few things around to give it a refresher?
- Does my room need a good cleaning to reset the energy in here?
Often times our home starts to look drab simply because the position of decorations has grown stale. By moving objects around, even if it’s just lifting them to dust underneath them, you “wake up” the energy of the object and bring new life to its corner of the room. Or you may discover that your decoration looks better in a different spot in your home. These little changes may be all your need to freshen it up.
Express Gratitude For What You Have
When you’ve taken down the decorations after a major holiday, does your room feel sparse? Instead, look at it as allowing your home to breathe. This is your chance to look at your home with an undistracted eye. Take a look at the structure of your home. Notice how well it shelters you and your things. Then allow gratitude for that shelter to fill you. You may not like everything about your home yet, but there’s something to be said for feeling appreciation. You can work on the details of personalizing your home as you go but for now, gratitude looks great in your space.
Here are some tips and ideas for adding some positive vibes to your home too.
Did this give you peace of mind when it comes to the pressure of holidays? Maybe it gets you to look at decorating in a new light?
I know it seems funny to have a designer telling you not to decorate, but it all comes down to intention. My intention is to help you love your home. Not hide it or clutter it unnecessarily. Your home should be your favorite place to be and you get to decide what makes it that. Whether you choose to decorate for every holiday or have decided on not decorating for the holidays. You get to personalize your home to fit you.