We all feel like when we decorate our home, when we are done it will look like a magazine, but it usually falls short...
Here are a few things, to help with those little decor issues:
My Chairs Don't Match/Look Bad - First, not all chairs need to match at a table, but if you really can't stand an eclectic look, then wrap some ribbon around each chair and tie in a lovely bow or secure with a vintage brooch or pin. You can add a pillow to each chair. Just make sure the decor you add has some continuity.
My Christmas Tree is Blah - If you don't feel lit looks "full" enough or quite as sparkly as you might like, here are a few tips: 1. Fluff that artificial tree first! 2. 100 lights per foot is a good rule of thumb. (6 foot tree, 6 100 light strands, or 3 200 light strands, you get the idea). 3. Weave your light strands from the inside to the outside of the tree. 4. Pick a color palette and don't over do it. Too many colors that don't go together makes for a messier look. 5. Use a variety of shapes and sizes of ornaments. 6. Use garland and a lovely topper!
My Centerpiece Isn't Right - Instead of using one, very large, centerpiece, try a few going done the center of the table in different sizes or shapes. That way your guests can still see each other around the lovely decor.
We Are Moving, but We Want a Tree - We had this one year when my oldest was four years old. We actually were moving out of state on Christmas Eve, so, before that time, we cut out a poster board of a Christmas tree and bought a bag of cheap sticky bows and let her decorate the tree. She is 37 now and still remembers doing that and how much she loved it! Nowadays, they have small tree houseplants you can get and decorate once you get to your new place without having to dig out all of your Christmas decorations in your new home, too.
My Tree is Great, the Rest of the House Isn't - You don't have to have every room in your home like a Hallmark movie, but, maybe a couple of items will make each room seem festive as well. Small, pre made Christmas trees, or the colors of the season in those rooms. Maybe some white lights on plant in the dining room or in other areas of your home. A little decor goes a long way. Too much in your home can make it feel crowded and uncomfortable--two things you don't want your home to feel like over the holidays!
I hope these little tips help fix those issues you have with your holiday decor!