Create festive tablescapes.
"Tablescapes are creative groupings of items placed together on mantels, occasional tables, coffee tables or shelves," explains Olson. "To create your own inspired holiday tablescape, gather together a light source (lamp or candles), a botanical element (flowers, plants, fruit), and a hard lined accent piece (photo frame or book). The main inspiration for your vignette could be a favourite holiday figurine or ornament. It's easy to add a festive touch by using holiday fabrics, seasonal plants or decorated candlesticks. Be sure to mix up textures and choose items of varying heights to create more visual interest in your tablescape. If you're decorating a surface that gets a lot of use, for example a coffee table, make sure your tablescape occupies no more than one third of the available space."