It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas… it’s actually been pretty festive looking around here for a while now because yes, I put up our Christmas tree long before Thanksgiving. 2020 needs all the cheerfulness it can get. Let’s be honest, our Christmas trees should’ve just never come down after Christmas last year, but who would’ve known?
I adore Christmas decor, it’s cozy, festive, and happy. It has been especially fun to see my son react to it all. This will be his second Christmas and he definitely understands the magic of the season now.
I kept pretty traditional in this year’s decorating – good ol’ fashioned red and green. Who knows, maybe next year I will switch it up, but I really am a sucker for the classic look. A lot of what I am sharing are items that we have had for a couple years, but have done my best to find similar options that are available to you this year.
Here’s a peek around our main living area where most of the decorating lives.
I wanted our open floor plan to feel cohesive; using the same ribbon and bits of red berries throughout made it possible. From our living room to the kitchen the feel is similar. I added the Mackenzie Childs nutcracker pillow to our Christmas decor last year, it adds a great bit of whimsy. The mercury glass ornaments on our tree were passed down from my grandma. They include snowmen, teddy bears, angels, winter animals, and Santa Clauses – perfect for a childlike touch.
Our stockings hold a bit of a special place in my heart. The largest stocking (left) is my husband’s stocking. Our first Christmas together we made a rule that gifts needed fit in a stocking. As it turned out, neither of us really stuck to our gift rule, but I love that we are able to continue using them now as a married couple. The middle stocking was also from me to my husband that I used in a care package while he was deployed. It’s now our son’s stocking who is my husband’s namesake. The stocking on the right is my stocking, also from our first Christmas together.
Our dining area is kept simple with battery operated candles from our engagement. I love the opportunity to reuse items that hold meaning. Along the credenza with the garland and candles we have a few small nativity scenes.
I adorned the kitchen stools with little wreaths, again using the same ribbon I’ve used on the tree and banister. The wreaths came bare so I was able to add my own touches of red berries and tartan ribbon.
The wreaths came in a set of four so I was able to add one to the kitchen window as well. Again, just as with the wreaths, I added little red berries to a tiny flocked Christmas tree to keep the theme throughout.
I love the way everything turned out and hope that it gives you a bit of inspiration in your own Christmas decorating. xx