Photographed by Nicole Lev.
One In The Same
One of our biggest gripes about holiday decorations is that there’s a lot going on. A lot of color, a lot of pattern, and a lot of sparkle. For décor that makes an impact, but isn’t too in-your-face, use the same motif throughout your home.

“Use consistent items throughout your home as decorations,” says Kristen Pena, a San Francisco-based interior designer. “Whether it’s pine garlands or cornstalks, repeat the same item in all the areas you’re decorating. You can add to it, but be minimal with what you use in each area.”