The holidays are one of the busiest times of the year, and sometimes decorating can feel like just another obligation. But if you don't have a full weekend day (or even a few hours) to devote to getting your home holiday-ready, that doesn't mean you can't enjoy a little Christmas decor cheer. Here are 11 beautiful, modern ways to turn your home into a winter wonderland, and each will take you just 5 minutes or less.
Above: Displaying holiday cards around a door (as seen on DIY or Die) is a simple, easy way to be reminded of friends and family.
Drape a little garland over a chandelier and call it a day. Image from Daniella Witte.
Berries arranged in a vase, like these from Style Carrot, will add a touch of festive color to any tabletop.
No room (or time) for a tree? A small clipping in a vase will bring that sweet Christmas-tree smell into your home with minimal effort. Image from Lotta Agaton.
Fairy lights under a cloche = instant easy holiday decoration. Image from Vintage Blackboard.
Admittedly, garland can get a bit expensive, but draping it over a mantel will hardly take any time at all. Image from Charleston Mag.
From Bridal Guide: A few cranberries, a little rosemary, and a tealight in a wide-mouth mason jar makes for a beautiful accent with minimal effort.
From Residence Magazine: Use oversized binder clips to hang tree clippings on the wall.
From IKEA: Add tiny tree clippings to a string of fairy lights.
All you need to make this simple DIY from Vienna Wedekind is a jar, a taper candle, and a little greenery.
Clementines and tree clippings make a beautiful and sweet-smelling holiday centerpiece. Image from Midwest Living.
Need more ideas? Check out these 10 Simple and Beautiful Last-Minute Holiday Decor Ideas.