1. DON’T FORGET TO LOOK UP
Use fixtures and fittings that are already in place in your home to dress up and hang oversized Christmas decorations on. This has a simple, Scandinavian Christmas decor vibe to it, especially when done with a neutral palette.
2. DECORATE THE UNEXPECTED
Bring a beautiful Christmassy feel to the whole house by placing simple decorations throughout. Yes, Christmas bedroom decorations are a thing, and why not include the bathroom?
3. KEEP YOUR HOLIDAY DECOR SIMPLE
'When in doubt, keep décor simple,' says Marie. 'I love including pared-back, beautiful greenery with a touch of natural elements, like orange slices, pinecones or berries. This method is foolproof and an easy way to usher in the season.'
4. CREATE A TABLESCAPE BEFORE CHRISTMAS DAY
One way to foster the Christmas spirit in your home every day? 'Keep your Christmas tablescape on display all season,' suggests Marie. 'Sometimes there’s nothing more beautiful than Christmas table décor, so choose items that will last all season, like faux garland, flowers and fruit, along with pottery, and other delicate touches.'
5. FILL VASES WITH FORAGED FOLIAGE
'Do you have shelves and surfaces with ceramics? If so, fill them with holiday foliage,' advises Marie. 'There are so many beautiful options for holiday foliage, like ferns, holly berries and snowberries - and don’t forget to check your yard for beautiful branches, stems and berries first.'
6. USE A COLOR PALETTE THAT COMPLEMENTS YOUR HOME
'It’s so much fun to shop for holiday décor, but often it can look a bit disjointed if it’s a large departure from your home’s aesthetic,' warns Marie.