Clean and Stage: Pare down any knick-knacks you already have on display in your home. Adding more decor to an already cluttered room will make it feel overcrowded.
Less is More: Create a cozy vibe with a few subtle touches. A bowl of pine cones on the coffee table, or a simmering pot of cider on the stove will give your home a feeling of warmth.
Keep it Simple Outside: Hang a wreath, but put away the life-size nativity scene and inflatable snowman. Go sparingly on the lights.
Keep the Tree Neutral: Steer clear of bright red ornaments and use blue, silver, gold or white. Use white lights instead of multi-colored. You want the tree to be an accent, not take center-stage.
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