Posted on: 12/11/2014 Posted by: Jennifer Hagler Comments: 0

var __fm_sponsored_post = true; Christmas is coming, you may have heard, and it’s coming quickly! Somehow every year I find myself surprised at how little time there is to prepare to Christmas. Why? Why does it have to be a big stressful event I constantly feel unprepared for? I’m here to tell you (and me) that it doesn’t need to be. You can do a few simple things to make your environment feel festive without feeling like you have to go all out or spend a lot of time doing so. I’ve collaborated with Target to share a small space sort of Christmas setting. Firstly, I love these table top trees. Some might buy one of these in addition to a large tree but if you have a small house or apartment it works just as well for your main tree. One of the great things is you can stick it in a nice vase or large pot and elevate it on a table, step stool/ladder or on a fireplace like I did. Giving a little height makes your tree seem larger and gives plenty of room for gifts underneath.I made a small collage from magazine clippings of wintry images and draped a twine garland to give it a casual look. A hammered bowl (or in gold if you prefer) holds cinnamon scented pine cones and pillar candle holders in a silvery finish with sphere shaped candles can work just as well beyond the holidays. I also really like this wooden star, it adds some softness to the silver, white and green. I also found some chalkboard paper in the holiday entertaining section that I used to wrap gifts. A cozy fur throw can also be used as a rug, a warm place to wrap gifts or soft place to sit by the fire.I love Christmas decor that is subtle, it still works well with your existing space but offers just enough change to get you in that holiday mood! This post is sponsored by Target. Shop Home Décor for modern luxury made easy. (function() { addEvent = function(element, event, fn) { if (element.addEventListener){element.addEventListener(event, fn, false);} else if (element.attachEvent){element.attachEvent(‘on’ + event, fn);} } addEvent(window, ‘load’, function(){ if (window.location.pathname !== ‘/’) { var images = [‘’, ‘’, ‘’, ‘’, ‘’, ‘’, ‘’, ‘’, ‘’]; images.forEach(function(img, i){ var currImg = document.querySelector(‘a[href=”‘ + img + ‘”]’); if (currImg !== null){’none’;} }); } }); }());