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Gathering the family at your place is a wonderful feeling of welcoming, love, and togetherness. It also brings on the stomach turning stress of frantic cleaning, hiding all the clutter, and those brief moments of wishing you gave it all up to live like the Amish with one outfit, a shovel and a candle to your name.
Here in NYC the feeling is no different. It happens about 4 times a day. But my friends at Apartment CPR are experts in bringing the best out of your space. They have been turning small spaces into true sanctuaries for 4 years and know exactly how to bring the holiday spirit into your home while also sharing the gift of sanity.
Here is a list of easy projects that don't cost much more than last night's take out, and can be done in those last couple of days you have left before everyone arrives.
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1: Don't forget the meaning of the season. Christmas is about family and tradition, so don't get overwhelmed by the hub bub. Find a few meaningful traditions that your family will remember for years to come.
2: Keep it simple. Less is more! A well done tree or mantle piece is all you really need to bring the Christmas spirit to your home.
3: De-clutter before decorating. Your Christmas decor should replace some of your existing year round items.
4: Find a cohesive color scheme. Use a palate that works with your exiting home decor. Just because Red and Green are traditionally everywhere doesn't mean you're stuck with those two colors. Green can be your "neutral' then play off it with colors that speak to you.
5: Use simple wrapping. Use brown paper packages tied up with string or stick with the same wrapping paper to make the tree area seem less cluttered and more cohesive.
6: Pile on the texture and metallics. Use them as pops of excitement against your above mentioned palate.
7: Set a budget and stick to it! Not every decoration has to be store bought. Here are a few Apartment CPR DIY's:
-Paper garland cutouts mounted on fishing line.
-Strung Marshmallows sprayed with a metallic glitter.
8: Get the family involved. Decorate the tree together, create your own ornaments that will become family treasures.
9: Think outside the box. Not all homes have room for a tree. A wreath is a great substitute or build a "tree" of your own. To replace the pine tree smell, a great scented candle or diffuser will do the trick.
10: Get inspired, Pinterest, magazines and other forums are a great way to hone your design skills. If you don't have the time to do the decor the way you want, or don't know how to excute the ideas ask for help! Apartment CPR does just that! www.apartmentcpr.com Let us take the hassle out of your holiday!
The holidays should feel like a chance to enjoy company and relax, not a chore. Find a few things you and your family love and stick with them. Then with a little time to organize you can have a great holiday hosting routine down for every year.
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