Decorate

Christmas! Decorate!

November 30, 2011

I am only just beginning to understand the wellspring of warm fuzzies that can be experienced from Holiday decoration. I’ve always liked Christmas, and I love giving gifts. But owning my own home has introduced a whole new world of Christmas cheer to me.

That being said, my eyes are bigger than my wallet. So for the moment my Holiday decoration consists of a dollar store tree bedazzled with nothing but a few ornaments I painted myself. I don’t even have a string of lights on it. But you know what? I’m okay with that. I’ve got years to accumulate what will probably one day be too many decorations to deal with. The simplicity of what I have now fits with where I’m at in my life.

But that sure doesn’t stop me from drooling over lovely Christmas decor! I seem to be powerless against the forces of Holiday-themed blogging so you will probably see a few more like this from me this season including a post about Holiday home decor available for purchase that I’ve rounded up and perhaps even some gift giving ideas!

Let’s take our homes from this…

… to this!

This transformation is so impressive. Really not much has changed at all and yet the room suddenly screams Christmas. Via Swedish Pewter.

The simplest details make this tabletop beautifully festive. Via decor8.

A string of lights and evergreen branches is really all it takes. Via Bolaget Inspiration.

I am a big fan of the use of white in Holiday decor. It is simple, pure, and breathtaking. If you want to do something sophisticated and unexpected this season, try white. Via Schöner Wohnen.

And then there’s a completely different approach: lots of color. Honestly I can’t decide which style I prefer. This one may not be so pristine, but it makes up for it by being homey, warm, and fun. By DanielleT on Flickr.

While I love approaches that don’t rely on the typical red and green color scheme, sometimes it’s just done so well. Styled by Eva Lindh, photographed by Anna Kern.

The addition of black to the palette provides depth and drama and awesomeness. Styled by Eva Lindh, photographed by Anna Kern.

I just love white trees. Or in this case a lovely creamy white. The gorgeous mix of pastel and neon ornaments pop against it perfectly. Holiday with Matthew Mead via Bright.Bazaar.

This made my jaw drop. My love of white trees is being tested by this green beauty positively shining in this room with perfectly dark walls. I adore all the jewel tones used here, don’t you? House Beautiful via trendey.

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3 Comments

  • Reply Amanda November 30, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    Adore the simple details!

  • Reply FurniturePolished December 1, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    A dollar store tree is all it takes! See your own photos 3, 4 and 5 to see how lovely super-simple decor can be.

  • Reply karlitapurplebow December 2, 2011 at 11:50 am

    Beautiful details! my christmas tree is already done! now I am into the details! and I am with you about the chandeliers.. the most expensive ones ha! bad bad!

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