Decorating for the holidays is a guaranteed way to get you in the spirit. Transforming your space into a festive wonderland is a blast, but it can also be overwhelming, especially when you feel the need to buy a bunch of new decor. However, there are ways to make it feel less like a chore and more like a fun activity. Here are five ways to decorate your Sarasota home for the holidays.

  1. Shop off season.
    The best time to buy holiday decor is the day after the holiday. It can also work in your favor to shop during sales and off-season, though. HomeGoods, Michaels, and thrift stores typically offer great finds throughout the year. Local vendors and craft fairs also usually offer unique items throughout the year.
  2. DIY with friends.
    Grab your friends and host a craft evening! Browse Pinterest for some ideas and work on a few projects together. This type of gathering will create memories for years to come.
  3. Integrate multiple themes.
    Focusing on just one theme can be overwhelming. Integrating multiple themes and blending together complementing colors is a better option. For example, white and blue are both excellent colors for Christmas.
  4. Connect each room.
    There should be one constant that connects each room in your home, such as silver tinsel or green garland. Each room should have its own centerpiece and shining star, so to speak, but this connection will keep your decor fluid and flexible.
  5. Let out your inner child.
    The holidays are all about creativity. Don’t feel required to stick to traditional holiday colors. Inject your unique personality into your decor, even if that means a purple tree with white ornaments.