This year I am digging Christmas. I bought half a dozen Christmas magazines two months ago and earmarked almost every page, making lists and lists of things to make. But in the end, slightly handicapped by 8 days out of town, I decided to pare down my list to the easiest things I could do to "Christmas up" the joint.
My bedroom is a lovely shade of blue and I have very neutral bedding. I wanted to have just a little bit of Christmas in here, too.
It's subtle, but I like the change (I think those mirrors are begging for small black or red satin bows, don't you?). I bet you could find easy ways to tastefully spruce up your room for the holidays. In this case, I bought red pillowcases (not the sheets – too expensive), added a red pillow I had at the house, and added a bough/window sash-thingy I got at Michael's for $2.
James doesn't like the bough sash-thing, but I love it. No nails required. Garland is just a bunch of wirey twist ties, so I stuck two of them behind the picture.
This room is visible from our living space, so I thought the fifteen minutes was worth the time. Do you all bother to decorate the less thought-about spaces in your home (the bathroom, the mudroom, etc), or is that just beyond the Christmas decorating scope for you?