A perfectly pale interior with Nordic influencesEclectic Kids, Amsterdam
Photo: Louise de Miranda © 2013 Houzz
What Houzz contributors are saying:
10. Fresh and funkyThis minimalist version of an advent calendar will be right at home in a contemporary interior. It is a wonderful option for renters as it needn’t be fixed to the wall. And while this calendar is effortlessly chic in all white, you could try painting the canvas in a bright shade (think candy pink or lavender) to make a feature in a minimalist interior.You’ll need: Large canvas, paint, number stencils, a pencil, 24 paper bags, decorative twine, pegs or clips, 24 clear hooks and a hot glue gun.
7. Keep an eye on your calendar The weekends around the holidays fill up fast – always check your calendar before responding to an invite to avoid overstuffing your schedule. And don’t be afraid to say no to events that feel like too much. There’s no need to make up an elaborate excuse; a simple “Thank you so much for the invitation, but I can’t make it” will do.