After my time consuming "let's make garland everyone" project, this was the simplest way to add a bit of Holiday color to my living room without much expense or effort. A bunch of red tulips from the flower mart in a clear vase up against my newly painted white living rooms wall. A little bit of red always goes a long way. The smell of cookies baking also help with the Holiday mood. Yes, I will ALWAYS find a way to work in a baked goods reference.
What are your simple Holiday decorating ideas that make for a big bang without too much trouble or expense?