CHRISTMAS DÉCOR—WORK WITH WHAT YOU HAVE

 

christmas decorating

I will start this post by admitting that I am a holiday addict.  Doesn’t matter the holiday, I will find a way to celebrate as long as it’s part of my traditions.  Christmas is no different, this year being our first Christmas in our new house!  I was hoping to go crazy with the décor, but it seemed like a lot of work.  Guess we’ll leave that for 2017.

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The main inspiration for this year’s décor was “cottage cozy.”  I really wanted to embrace those traditional Christmas colors, but I wanted to also keep it really natural and clean.  The first thing I did was go to Home Depot to pick up some free tree clippings.  Yes!  You heard that right—FREE!  I used these to create the garland around the front door and on the staircase, as well as two wreaths.  I also added a little extra on top of our French patio doors.  This is a little labor intensive, but it’s super easy!  Plus, your house will smell so yummy.

christmas decrations

christmas decrations

This wooden reindeer was given to us by my in-laws and I just find it so unique.  🙂

christmas decrations

christmas decrations

This table runner and “Merry Christmas” banner are both HomeGoods scores and they’re both in a similar pattern.  This tree vignette is an accidental collection I started a while back.  The red wooden tree was an Iceland find and I love it!

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Continuing the color scheme into the living room was fairly easy.  (I guess I’m already traditional!)  Also, we have a giant pine tree and like a year supply of pine cones that served as free décor, and so I added them to our mantle and inside the cloche in front of the fireplace.  As for this lantern, it usually lives in our bedroom, but I figured it would add a touch of cozy to the living room during this season.

christmas decrations

These snow globes are another accidental collection.  HOT TIP: Group like items and display them together.

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HOT TIP: Berries are cheap and you can use them to add Christmas touches in the kitchen.  What better place?!

christmas decrations

Lastly, think outside the box!  HOT TIP: Mix in Christmas décor with your current items to create interesting vignettes.

Hope you found a little inspiration!

xo,
Carla

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