The Most Inexpensive Way to Improve Your Home This Holiday Season

published Nov 25, 2020
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Holiday decorating is a whole event for some people, and yet for others, it might not ever happen. If you’re someone who does most of your holiday celebrating in a space that’s not your main home, you might not see the use in spending time or money putting up decorations. And that’s fine!

Whether your home is decked out in miles of string lights, or looks the same in December as it does in July, you should do something a little special to love on your home this season. And it doesn’t have to be holiday related at all!

Here’s what I’m thinking…

Day 19: Treat yourself to fresh flowers, a plant, a cutting, or anything!

No matter what your holiday decorating situation is like, I want you to do this one quick thing to breathe a little life into your space: Add a vase of cut flowers! Or bring home a new plant! Or just clip a cutting (from somewhere you’re allowed to) and put it in a glass on the table. You could even just introduce a bowl of really beautiful fruit, if that feels more like you. Just do something small to add some new, fresh life to a space in your home.

It’s not only beautiful (and maybe something you were already going to do for Thanksgiving dinner), but it will give you pride in your space. And make the holiday season feel like something a little special around your home—even if you’re not hanging a single garland this year.

Ok, all that’s left is the final day of the Holiday Cure! Tomorrow’s prompt will be a fast and easy one that you can do from anywhere—promise.

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