Ready or not, here they come. The holidays are right around the corner, and with Thanksgiving in our rearview mirror, now’s the time to deck the halls with seasonal home decor. There are simple things you can do, like adding a skirt to your tree or baking up some Christmas candy, but one look at #holidaydecor on Instagram and you might just agree to give up now and wait it out until Dec. 26. But fear not, fellow lazy girls around the world: Mark Knoch, CEO of Five Star Christmas Trees, is sharing four tips that will keep the holidays simple AND beautiful.

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1. Don’t DIY. The holidays can bring out the desire to DIY, but it’s best to avoid the DIY trap if you’re a lazy decorator. It’s a lot easier — and much more time-efficient — to look for wreaths, mantle pieces and other items that come pre-decorated. All you’ll have to do is set them out and hang them up.

2. Keep displays simple. Holiday displays don’t need to be super ornate. Displaying simple and easy-to-find items like pine cones, seasonal greenery, ornaments or cinnamon sticks in a pretty bowl or vase can make a world of difference — and with absolutely minimal effort.

3. Have your tree delivered. The idea of going to a nursery or farm to pick out a Christmas tree is oftentimes a lot more fun than the reality of the process. This year, take the hassle out of tree shopping by ordering your tree online. Companies like Five Star Christmas Trees make it easy to shop online and have your tree delivered right to your doorstep.

4. Switch things up: Trade out your year-round decorative accessories with seasonal ones. Perhaps one of the easiest ways to get your space ready for the holidays is to switch out your regular decorative accessories — throw pillows, blankets, picture frames, etc. — with ones in seasonal colors or patterns.

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