I love decorating for Christmas, but I can easily feel overwhelmed by the excess in my home. This year’s decor has felt like the perfect balance: simple, yet festive. I wanted the colors to flow with what we usually have in our home, and I avoid buying new everything. Usually I buy a few ornaments in the colors I want to try, coordinating ribbon, and gift wrap to bring it all together. Everything else is neutral and works from year to year.
For this year, I started with the idea to mix in my favorite home accessory right now, pompous grass. I used the grasses, mixed with faux greenery, to fill out the Christmas tree and add texture. That idea seemed risky at the time, but I love the way it turned out.
I also used a roll of tan deco mesh inside the tree to conceal the inner frame. My tree was purchased from Amazon last year, and I’ve been very happy with it. While the flocking does come off when it’s bumped by kids or the cat, it’s still much less mess than a real tree. I also love the softer color of the flocked tree. I think it makes the ornaments stand out more, and it flows well with our home.
Next year, I plan to buy some more larger ornaments. I love using a variety of sizes. I typically use the larger, plastic ornaments at the bottom, and the smaller, glass ornaments at the top of the tree. Since our cat is technically still a kitten and into everything, I didn’t use the heirloom ornaments this year. It was a good call, he’s attempted to climb the tree several times!
I kept the mantle decor very simple. The wood map is from Fire & Pine. I found the print from Juniper Design Studio, and loved how it incorporated the greens from my office, as well as the blush and burgundy colors in the tree. I really liked the eucalyptus frosted greens with the flocked tree. I ended up using those instead of a garland to accent the stocking holders. I linked everything I could below.
In the dining room and office, tiny ornaments in mixed metals shimmer in the tall pencil cactus and a sweet rosemary tree.
In the kitchen, a flocked wreath brings holiday cheer to the vent hood and ties back to the tree with similar greenery. A fringed burgundy chiffon ribbon finishes it off. You’ll notice Mr. and Mrs. Claus, a sweet heirloom from my childhood.
One of my favorite traditions is to send out Christmas cards. Every year, I get a silver frame for our card. I display all of the previous years, along with our Santa pics. It’s a great way to see how everyone changed over the years.
Finally, the foyer vase got a pretty holiday arrangement thanks to a mix of hydrangea, burgundy faux flowers, and mixed greenery.
I love our holiday home, but try to avoid buying a ton of things each year. Instead, I prefer to incorporate a few new items and get creative repurposing things. I prefer a collected look over having everything from one store purchased at one time.
I hope you enjoyed the tour. Here’s a reel I made on Instagram that shows these spaces.
It was a pleasure sharing my home with you today. I’m always so grateful when you comment, like or share my posts. I truly appreciate each and every one of you. I hope you enjoy these last few weeks of 2021. I still have a few posts coming, but I’m definitely wrapping up for the year. I hope you enjoy the season and have a very merry Christmas!
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Shirley Byers says
I love your Christmas tree and all your decorations.
Alicia Davidson says