One of my favorite things to do is to decorate for the holidays. It really happened when we had kids and I wanted to set all the magic of each holiday into motion.
But what if your living on a simple and minimal journey… what does that mean for your decor?
Whatever you want it to be!!! Seriously whatever you want it be!
The most beautiful thing about your journey is it is yours and no one can tell you how to go on it. So decorate if you want or don’t ig it’s not your thing. Decorate a lot or decorate a little. Just make sure that whatever you do doesn’t overwhelm you.
The part of minimalism that I try my hardest to explain to anyone who will listen is that minimalism isn’t getting rid of everything. It isn’t doing nothing. It isn’t living a plain boring life. It’s about living a life you love and doing things you love. And getting rid of the things you don’t love.
So below I have 3 tips to help you decorate for the holidays while on your minimal journey and how to keep it at a place of something you love over a place that seems to overwhelm and stress you out.
Now to those tips
If you haven’t decorated with in two years in a row then get rid of it.
I know to many two years might sound like a long time to hold onto something. But I’ll give you my own personal example. If I was to get rid of everything I didn’t set out in 2019 I would be getting rid of everything.
I didn’t decorate much if at all last year. Not because I didn’t like our decor. But because we had just moved states two months prior and I was in my 9th month of pregnancy with my fourth child. We were to tired to decorate for holidays.
So when it comes to decor give your self a bit of grace. Unless you just absolutely can’t stand the pieces then get rid of them ASAP! Don’t even pack them up at all!
DIY your own decor
We are a big DIY family. We love to craft and build our own everything. So if your into the DIY or want to venture into it. Holiday decor is the perfect time to start. You can even have your children help you. This year we have cut out bat decor and made origami hats that we are currently loving. null
The best part about doing DIY decor is its special and unique to you and your family and you can tweak it to make it fit perfect into your family how ever you want.
Here’s some things we have made so far:
Use universal pieces
Now as you can see in my tiered tray there aren’t any universal items. That you notice right away! But there are. Those spell books I plan to create covers for to decorate for different seasons. Instead of a new set for each season. They open so I can easily store the different covers inside.
Those candy corns you see in the back are inside a mason jar. So once the season is over I can let my kids eat the candy and place the mason jar back into my cabinets with our cups (we use mason jars as cups). And well as for the spooky candle. I could easily turn it to hide the world spooky if I want and burn the candle all winter long.
I especially love those from door signs where one side says Fall and the other side says Merry. So then you can use the same sign for like 4 months. That’s a major universal decor piece.
Here’s some of our universal decor pieces we use:
I hope these 3 tips helped you to find your way to a more simple and minimal decor vibe this year. And remember to always give yourself grace. There is beauty in the journey so embrace it!
Live a life you love,