It's the most wonderful (and busiest!) time of the year. See how Simply host Haley Cairo finds a little peace amidst the hustle and bustle.

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The holiday season can bring lots of joy and fun—but it can also add a whole new slew of to-dos to your already busy schedule. But there are some pretty simple ways to add a little serenity back to your holiday season, from choosing softer colors for your holiday decor to adding soothing scents to help you get in the spirit.

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Organic Dried Oranges

$9.99; nuts.com

Dried orange slices can help add a festive scent to your space, without relying on artificial fragrances. 

Cinnamon Sticks (Cassia Vera AA)
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Cinnamon Sticks (Cassia Vera AA)

$7.25; bulkapothecary.com

Pair fresh cinnamon sticks with the dried oranges for a more complex and warm fragrance.

3 Piece Wooden Snowflake Hanging Figurine Set
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3 Piece Wooden Snowflake Hanging Figurine Set

$16; jossandmain.com

Spray wooden ornaments with your favorite holiday scent (like evergreen, orange, or cinnamon) and place them on your tree to give your room another subtle touch of holiday fragrance. 

Evergreen Spray
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Evergreen Spray

$16; thecrystalgarden.com

Spritz wooden or clay ornaments with this essential oil to get that lovely evergreen scent (even if you opt for an artificial tree). 

Shabby Chic Country Style Rustic Metal Hanging Giant Cow Bells
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Shabby Chic Country Style Rustic Metal Hanging Giant Cow Bells

$31.88; amazon.com

Festive vintage-style bells can add a cheery note whenever your door opens (or attach them to the cookie jar so you know when people are diving into your holiday stash). 

Ivory & Green Striped Christmas Stocking
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Ivory & Green Striped Christmas Stocking

$14.99; jcpenney.com

This creamy ivory and green stocking lends a more zen vibe to your holiday decor.

Faux Eucalyptus Wreath
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Faux Eucalyptus Wreath

$12.99; target.com

Create an easy, festive touch to your dining chairs by attaching faux wreaths with a pretty piece of ribbon. 

White Christmas Tree Flameless Candles
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White Christmas Tree Flameless Candles

$29.99; amazon.com

These pretty candles add a soft, warm glow—without creating a fire hazard.

Plush Throw Blanket
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Plush Throw Blanket

$24.99; bedbathandbeyond.com

Add cozy texture to your living room with a super-soft throw in a calming blush or cream shade.

Reindeer Holiday Icon Mug
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Reindeer Holiday Icon Mug

$16; mollyhatch.com

Haley elevates her warming cup of chai or other holiday cheer with a charming reindeer-themed holiday mug.

Golden Gilt Metal Votive Candle Holders
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Golden Gilt Metal Votive Candle Holders

$49.99; amazon.com

These perforated golden votive holders add a subtle glow to your holiday decor.