This time of the year is the best and most fun time to decorate! Halloween and Thanksgiving are swiftly followed by winter holidays like Christmas and New Year’s, making a quick turnaround for seasonal décor. Keep reading for some decorating hacks to make your life easier and not bust your holiday budget.  

1. Less Is More 

Decorating for fall and winter can seem incredibly overwhelming and expensive if you pick out décor for every seasonal transition and holiday. The key is to keep things simple and pick out items that will last you through the new year. If you decorate separately for all upcoming holidays your décor gets lumped into themes that you’ll want to swap out.  

The key is to pick items that do not scream “fall” but give you a feeling of the season. For many, fall brings a cozy feeling, so in this instance invest in plush blankets, lanterns, candles, simple wreaths, faux greens, and neutral pillows.  

2. Pick A Transitional Holiday Style 

Opting for transitional décor throughout the holidays will not only save you time, but money. When we say transitional décor, it can still be cozy, wintery pieces but aren’t super specific to the holiday, that way you can use them when you put out your fall décor through the new year. A good bulk of your holiday décor could be transitional, especially the larger pieces to avoid having to swap out arrangements every month. The key to transitional décor is for it to work as you put away the fall leaves and bring out your Christmas tree.  

Check out these trending transitional décor ideas this holiday season. 

3. DIY Arrangements 

Natural elements are always great to decorate with, especially during the holidays. Rather than purchasing winter greens or faux wreaths, craft your own. Get creative and put together your own wreaths, centerpieces, garlands and more. 

4. Don’t Skimp On Natural Elements  

Whatever you do, do not skip out on the wood accents. Wood is one of the easiest and most versatile ways to decorate without feeling so decorated. Incorporating hints of wood here and there adds an instant and natural warmth. Use styled logs or an organic branch to spruce up your décor. You can even dress up the wood with cranberries or lights throughout the season. Even if you choose to not burn the wood, you will most definitely add a cozy appearance.  

5. Layer Textiles  

We layer clothes in the winter, so we can most definitely layer our textiles. Create a cozy element by adding or layering little details such as rugs, pillows, blankets, and drapes. These items will fit perfectly if you already stick to a neutral-based décor by adding a pop of color or texture. Décor is so important this time of year to get in the spirit of the season – don’t allow it to bust your budget or take up too much of your time. Get pieces you love and more importantly – can reuse.