Shea McGee shares her best lazy Christmas decor tip

Fuss-free and perfect for phasing in the festive feels

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The moment Thanksgiving is over, it's ALL about Christmas. One person we always turn to when thinking about chic yet traditional Christmas decoration ideas for our abodes is Shea McGee.

The Dream Home Makeover interior designer has just shared a fabulously easy way to phase in the festive vibes. She suggests displaying ornaments in bowls as a way to decorate your home for christmas.

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'Although ornaments are typically used on trees,' she says on her blog, 'we love seeing them styled in unique ways. This year, we’re styling ours in bowls.'

Of course, you could try putting them in baskets, spare plant pots or storage trunks. It's perfect if you want to add some Christmas decor without spending hours creating something too elaborate. 

You also can't get much simpler when it comes to decking the halls for the festive season than pouring some baubles into a bowl. It's a great budget Christmas decorating idea, too.

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You only need to buy some fresh new baubles in your chosen color scheme (if you're saving the rest for the tree) and decant them into a bowl you already have at home. Place a bowl full of baubles on a side table in your hallway and perhaps another on your coffee table, and it will instantly amp up the festive feel for you and guests. 

If you love Christmas but just can't deal with the homemade wreaths and other DIY decorating ideas on Pinterest, this one's for you. Shea Mcgee went on to say that as well as filling bowls with baubles and ornaments, she likes to add them to stockings for extra personality.

trunk filled with red baubles for christmas

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She says you can even use smaller ornaments as the finishing touch on our gifts wrapped under the tree. There really are no rules. 

When it comes to putting up the tree, you'll need the best Christmas tree decorating ideas to make the focal point of your decorations look its best. We love the idea of a couple of bowls filled with glittery red baubles - the perfect lazy Christmas decorating idea.

Millie Hurst

Millie joined Real Homes in early 2021 as a homes news writer. When she isn't writing about trends, makeovers and houseplant care, she spends her free time making tweaks to her rented flat in North London. Her next project is a very basic armchair reupholstering job to help create a cosy reading nook in her living room. She loves browsing antique centres, tending to her small front garden, and is never without some fresh flowers at home.


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