Stress Less and Decorate for Winter

by GraceAnn Simoni

Today let’s simplify a bit with Contributor GraceAnn Simoni, Interior Redesign and Staging Specialist and Instructor from the Chicagoland area. GraceAnn shares with us budget tips and advice for decorating with your existing furniture and accessories.

Holly and Pine Cone CenterpieceIf you’re like me and discovered that you are behind in the Holiday decorating and are starting to think, ‘Why bother for only a couple of weeks?’ Maybe think about winter decoration instead.

This way you can leave the decorations up way past Christmas without looking like you were too busy to take them down.

Change up that traditional Xmas tree with the lights and ornaments to a Xmas tree or topiary with lights and branches of artificial berries or sprigs of holly.

Wood branches from the yard can be placed in the tree along with additional large pine cones hung from the branches instead of the ornaments. The tree then becomes decorative way past the traditional holiday season.

Vintage Snowman Decorations

Forget about the Santa and Reindeer motif. Work with snowmen and snowflakes instead. Those can stay until the first thaw.

Silver and shining is the thing this year. Blue and icy works well, too.

Snowflake and Icy Blue Decorations

Remember we want to cherish the holidays not dread the hassle. Decorating for the entire winter season can help eliminate those January/February winter blahs too!

Wishing you all a wonderful and joyous holiday. Create memories instead of credit card debt. May your best day in 2009 be your worst day in 2010.

Holly Bough



GraceAnn Simoni of Yours Redesigned Naperville, IL, is a Redesign and Staging Specialist and Instructor, and a member of Interior Redesign Industry Specialists (I.R.I.S.).

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