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Breath-taking libraries, pretty front porches, and spa-like bathrooms … dive into this visual cornucopia of smart home decorating ideas.

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The holidays are the perfect time to make your home warmer and more inviting. Especially if you’re hosting friends for an evening or relatives for a few days. But since you’re already probably doing a bit of clean up before the troops arrive, why not view this time of year as an opportunity to reinvent your cozy little abode with relaxing, homey touches? Even small changes can transform your home into a much more welcoming and manageable space.

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Get some inspiration from our most popular home décor stories by checking out these reader favorites:

1. Turn your bathroom into a luxurious home spa

We have a feeling you’ll need a little ‘me’ time this season. Once you’ve tackled some of your biggest to-dos, treat yourself to a spa appointment right in the privacy of your own home, by recreating one of these luxurious feeling bathrooms. You don’t need to book a weekend away from your family to get the relaxation you deserve. Bonus: even if you do this as a treat for yourself (and you should!), guests will be impressed, too.

2. Porches with tons of personality

If you’re fortunate enough to live in a place that’s warm year-round, you and your family probably get to enjoy your porch even when Christmas swings around. Use these beautifully decorated porches as a guide to make your home feel welcoming. As for the rest of us? We’ll keep dreaming of spring and summer! (Or maybe finally invest in that enclosed porch idea.)

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3. Stylish organizing tips for every room in your house

Happy homes don’t need to look perfect, but they’re usually not a total chaotic mess, either. Get your family into tip-top shape for the holidays by organizing now. You’ll find your Thanksgiving and Christmas will run much smoother if you know where all your things are. (No one wants to end up as that frazzled mom wandering around the house muttering that she can’t find the good napkins.)

4. Style tips from an old abbey-turned-comfy-family-home

If you love “This Old House,” you’re going to adore this ancient abbey renovation. The family who moved in explains how they honored the sacred space by adding color and life, but also by keeping the gorgeous stonework and atmosphere. Take a virtual tour of the property to ooh, ahh, and steal some of the home’s bright boho style.

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5. Copy these gorgeous home library nooks

If you’ve been wondering how to create an elegant home library, let this home decor article be your next good read. You’ll learn how to transform even the smallest of spaces in your home (think hallways and bedroom shelves) into heavenly reading havens.

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