Easy Holiday Decor That Will Make Any Space Merry & Bright

Holiday decor is the best — except when you're on a budget or, uh, happen to be a little lazy. (Guilty as charged.) Decking the halls is fun, but it can be an expensive, time-consuming endeavor, especially if you're working with a small space. And if you don't exactly have the motivation (or coordination) to hop up on a ladder to string up some lights, you're not alone. The good thing, though, is that you don't need to plaster your place in red and green in order to get into the holiday spirit. With just a few smart ideas, it's entirely possible make things festive, no matter how you're decorating your home for the holidays.

The trick is to go for home decor that gives you a lot of holiday bang for your buck and doesn't make your place feel too overcrowded. This means the shinier and more festive, the better. Now, it just comes down to figuring out which items will take your home from half-hearted to "ho, ho, ho." That's why, in collaboration with CB2, we're bringing you the best holiday decor that doesn't require a ton of time and money. Now, all you'll need to do is whip up some eggnog and text your BFFs to come over and enjoy your festive space.

A Disco Nutcracker

The nutcracker we never knew we needed, this disco nutcracker is equal parts weird and totally necessary. Not to mention, he's perfect for small spaces.

CB2 Disco Nutcracker, $50, cb2.com

Glowing Globes

Since these oversized lights run on batteries, you don't need to plug them in, which makes them ideal for bundling into a glass vase or mason jar for a twinkly addition. It gives you all the glitz without the eight-hour-long process of trying to unstring them from a tree post-holiday.

Anthropologie First Frost String Lights, $38, anthropologie.com

A Low-Maintenance Wreath

Instead of dragging out the vacuum every other day to clean up lost pine needles, eliminate the hassle and get festive by hanging a pretty snowball wreath.

CB2 Snowball Wreath, $50, cb 2.com

A Cozy Throw

A couch equivalent of a cozy Christmas sweater, this knit throw adds a festive vibe and keeps your feet warm during that Westworld binge. It's a winter win-win.

Lulu & Georgia Candy Plaid Throw, $36, luluandgeorgia.com

Easy Trees

Nothing beats an IRL tree in your living room. But having one eats up space and requires a ton of work, like decorating, watering, cleaning up the needles, and then un-decorating at the end of the season. Consider a tree frame the sleek, minimalist alternative. The best part: No maintenance needed.

CB2 Four-Piece Paz Tree Set, $44.95, CB2 .com

Cute Cookie Cutters

There's nothing cookie-cutter about these cookie cutters. Even if you're not exactly a master chef in the kitchen, this set doubles as cute accents for a bookshelf or tabletop.

Williams-Sonoma Holiday Copper Cookie Cutter Set, $29, W illiams-Sonoma.com

A Woodsy Candle

If a real, fresh-from-the-farm tree is just not happening this year, it's NBD. You can still recreate the smoky, cozy scent of the holidays with a sequoia candle that looks as good as it smells.

CB2 Skeem Sequoia Embers Candle, $24.95, CB2

Royal Ornaments

Add some glitz to your tree (or on an end table) with this king and queen ornament set. The 24-karat gold decal will catch the light — and nothing beats the fun, whimsical design.

Jonathan Adler Porcelain King and Queen Ornament Set, $58, jonathanadler.com

Chic Stockings

Look, nothing will ever beat your family's OG stockings from the late '80s. But these bring an element of elegance to any mantel or shelf. Plus, unlike red and green, they'll never clash with your digs.

CB2 Highland Plaid Stocking, $20, cb2.com; CB2 Faribault Grey Wool Stocking , $40, cb2.com

A Rudolph Rager

Line a few of these crafty-looking reindeer crackers on the nearest shelf and consider yourself set for the season. They're a good excuse to invite your friends over; each one contains a hat, joke, and temporary tattoo.

Terrain Reindeer Party Crackers, $24, S hopterrain.com

This post is sponsored by CB2.

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