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Our Christmas Home

Our Christmas Home

I’m a homebody through and through, and with Christmastime being my favorite of the year, I take the time to make our home a little bit cozier, wintery and wonderful. I’m sharing photos of my decor, plus some tips, in hopes it will inspire ideas to help make your home a little more festive too.

This decorative ladder has been one of my favorite additions this year. I love layering cozy blankets and adding beads or garland for some extra dimension.

This massive ceramic bowl from Pottery Barn is my favorite new holiday purchase this year. I love it so much. I threw in a bunch of ornaments in different sizes and textures to make it pop.

Decorating my long media cabinet is always one of the biggest challenges for me because it’s such a major focal point in our living room. This year I did something different. I want to create a mini forest while keeping it simple and uncluttered. I picked up these artificial trees at Target and strung battery-powered twinkle lights (I hid the battery boxes in the basket). On one side I added this gorgeous lit reindeer from Pottery Barn and on the other side, I added a large nutcracker from Home Goods as well as a small domed tree from Joanna Gaines’ Hearth and Hand line. I threw in the buffalo check basket (from last year’s Target Dollar Bins) to add some symmetry with the nutcracker’s pattern. Lastly, to add more dimension, I stacked some rustic wooden chargers and some red books!

I love a festive entryway and like every other year, I added the snowflake decals. This year, my husband and son convinced me to go silver, and honestly, I’m not sure it’s visible enough. When the light catches the flakes, they look beautiful, but I may try white next year.

You guys know I love my bar cart, and this year I had a little fun with this letter board. For more ideas on how to get your bar cart ready for Christmas, check out this post.

I love my faux fur stockings madly. They are so gorgeous and I love that the colors are a little different… I love varying it up like that!

My tree is my everything. It’s a running joke in our family how cuckoo I am about it. Whether you have a whimsical, kid tree or an elegant or rustic or whatever tree, I’ve got a few decorating tips:

  • Vary your ornaments. Use different shapes, sizes and textures. I love a bigger ornament, myself. I think it can make a tree look more sophisticated than a bunch of smaller, similar sized ornaments. But the trick is to use a variety.
  • Tuck in your ornaments, it will add dimension. You want ornaments deep in the tree as well as on the edges of the branches. It will add visual depth.
  • Same goes for lights. Tuck in your lights in the inner part of your tree, it will look like the tree is lit from the inside out and will magnify the sparkle as the lights bounce from the ornaments.
  • Don’t be afraid to play with foliage, leaves, twigs, branches and anything of the sort. Again, it will add more dimension and help you fill in gaps. I love throwing in berries… it’s the last thing I add before I finish the tree.

While it may seem silly, I love having a theme in my wrapping too. I keep the colors similar and sort of tied together to make the whole tree area look more put together. Buffalo check is a connective thread in my Christmas decor, so I wanted to continue it in this part of our home. Also, think about adding ornaments or pine cones when you wrap your gifts… it adds a little something to make it look extra special.

Lastly, since we know I’m a little OCD about our big tree, we’ve always had a second tree where the kids could do anything they wanted. It’s most often been a full-sized tree, but this year, we have a slightly smaller one. I actually adore this tree and the kids have so much fun adding their ornaments, all of which we’ve had for years and a lot of which they’ve made themselves in school.

Well, that’s generally it, friends! I decorate my kids’ bedrooms too, but nothing over the top. I’ll make sure to share pics of their rooms soon. Below are some of the items I used in our home, if you’re interested in snagging them for yours. Have fun decorating!

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  1. Heather said:

    I love the forest idea on the media console table! Your home is beautiful!

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