Outdoor decorating ideas: Christmas garlands frame the front door of this handsome house, via @sarahsarna.

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I’m determined to be ready for the Holidays this year. Last year I was so busy with work that I didn’t even have a chance to think about Christmas until it was literally Christmas Eve. This year I want to savor the season, starting in November. For me this means for November I’ll be burning holiday candles, thinking about the design of my holiday cards (there’s a high likelihood they’ll be from Minted), and pairing my gold flatware with silver and gold tabletop accents.

QUICK AND EASY

To get into the Holiday spirit, I’ve compiled images illustrating great holiday decoration ideas that are quick and easy for the month of November, to be amped up in December.

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About those scented candles that I’m ready to start burning, I just picked up a wick trimmer – so you know I’m serious. Here are four that I’m deciding between.

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IDEA: ADD PLAID

Just like with an outfit, when used sparingly, plaid accents add the perfect wintry vibe. Trick: Avoid using the same plaid too many times in the same room. Instead, use two different plaid patterns that have colors in common, like this pillow and throw.

Love this tartan pillow. Just like with an outfit, when used sparingly, plaid accents add the perfect wintry vibe, via @sarahsarna.

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Author: Sarah Sarna

Interior Designer and Author at SarahSarna.com, empowering women to decorate and dress with confidence.