Are you looking for ideas to hide clutter during the holiday season?
If you are like me, once you start pulling out the Christmas decor, your whole house seems to get messy. It’s almost as if my family notices all the extra “stuff” all over and feels it gives them a license to be sloppy. One thing leads to another and before we know it, all the organization has gone out the window.
And speaking of windows…
Take for instance, my entertainment center in the family room. This is what a few days of the “throw-it-anywhere-free-for-all” can do to the shelves.
Unfortunately, when you have glass doors, you can still see the mess behind them!
By the way, this is an old picture. Surprisingly, the mess is worse this year!
My solution to hide clutter behind glass cabinet doors:
For a quick and inexpensive fix, I simply covered the glass doors with wrapping paper!
Since I was already using some red and black in the family room this Christmas, I took some checkered wrapping paper and taped it to the back of the glass.
For the past few years, I have been using this “hiding technique” at Christmas. With all the holiday craziness, having a place to hide clutter helps me relax a bit. Anyway, who has time to organize those piles of DVDs and other various garbage that gets tossed in there? Not me!
Here is a “finished” door. Sorry about the sun glare. You might notice the fireplace reflection in the TV…I had just started decorating in there so the mantel may change once some creativity kicks in.
Last year, I went a little more neutral with the paper…but it’s all the same idea.
Using tan and black made the greenery stand out more on this one.
And before I started using wrapping paper, I hung burlap to disguise the mess behind the glass doors…
If you want to the details from that year, read – Burlap in the Window.
In my opinion, the burlap looked the most natural and rustic but the wrapping paper is much easier to tape!
Which one is your favorite look for the doors?
I hope I gave you some creative options if you need to hide the clutter in your home! After all, I am sure you have plenty of wrapping paper laying around.
Besides covering glass doors, here are more ways to decorate with wrapping paper. (Covering glass doors are included in that post along with 2 other ideas that might interest you.)
Do you have any tips to hide clutter during the holidays?
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