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Festive season has arrived to Chicagoland! If you're looking to spruce up your little corner of the world, here are 5 tips for how to actually enjoy yourself and the decor, all in one.

#1. don't do it all at once.

We know - it's so tempting to make decorating a quick one-and-done marathon. But it's a lot of pressure to do it all in one day and honestly, it can get overwhelming. So take a breath and space it out. Remember it's a time to have fun -- give yourself a couple weeks and just see how much more enjoyable it is to see each space come to life one at a time!

#2. pick warm days for the outdoors.

If you're doing any outdoor decorating, don't always just plan to "get it done over the weekend." It could just end up being the coldest day of the week, and it's no fun to freeze just to get your lights up! Think ahead and see when it is feasible to get your outdoor decor up during a day that the weather is on your side.

#3. see what's trending.

Using the same decor items year after year could take away some of the excitement. See what's trending, and grab a few new pieces or change up your styles. Fresh excitement guaranteed.

#4. feel better with sustainable choices.

Get creative about being more "green" this season (literally and figuratively). It might seem counterintuitive, but natural Christmas trees are actually a more sustainable option for the environment - fake trees created from non-renewable plastics take a lot more energy to produce and cause more pollution when eventually discarded. Do even better by shopping local, reducing transportation emissions and supporting your local tree farms.

#5. less is more.

When it comes to decorating, it can be easy to feel like you have to go big or go home. But oftentimes with less distractions, you can really highlight some special pieces. You can achieve an elegant and classy look with only a few some simple holiday additions. Just make sure to remove any spring and summer seasonal decor to quickly and simply spark the holiday atmosphere.

Happy home decorating!

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