I have to start with the small decorations and ramp up to the larger ones because, honestly, I just can’t stand having a tree up for any more than 2 weeks. It’s a process and it warms me up to the whole messy tree thing 🙂

The front door is easy as I’m partial to a nice simple bow. I save wreaths for the inside of the house.

Remember scale. A single bow floating on a large bare space looks isolated and sad. Select a large or ornate bow (#2) or add strips of ribbon to simulate a gift (#1 and #3) to pull the look together.