Home design experts recommend making time to prepare yourself and your home for seasonal entertaining, drop-in guests and overnight visitors. Simple decorations and quick prep work can afford you the time to enjoy your family and guests without wearing yourself out. Remember—you are part of the holiday celebrations, too!

Urban Home asked several of Charlotte’s well known designers – Wendy Yeakley, owner of Homestyles by Wendy; Brittany Raines and Lindsay Sartorio, Homestyles by Wendy; Beth Keim, owner of Lucy and Company; Rodney Hines, designer, owner of The Furniture Connector and Monica Setzer, A Christmas Shop at Porches and Yards.

The general consensus was that holidays do not have to be a time of stress and confusion with decorating— keep it simple was the mantra of the group.

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