Every year I change my holiday decor up just a bit, but this year I wanted to recreate a feeling of nostalgia – a subtle feeling of holidays past. Come on in and tour my home, decorated for a classic Christmas with traditional green and crisp whites.
Last week I shared my holiday green and white bedroom with you! In our downstairs I am also sticking to classic holiday colors, but this year I really clung to using a lot of green, white and blue theme.
I think the goal for many of us is recreating the nostalgia of the holidays in a timeless way. Decorating with the intent to capture the magic and the same good feelings from some of our favorite Christmases. Our home this year feels cozy and warm, like the Christmases I grew up with.
Can you relate?
Although I took the holiday bins out of the attic in early November, it took me a while to decided how much to use. The struggle is always to find a balance between cozy and inviting, while avoiding the stuffyness that comes when it is overdone. Or just maybe avoid that feeling of ohmygod I have to haul all this back to the attic in January!
This is our third Christmas with our faux tree and we love it just as much as the Christmas we first got it! We have 9 ft ceilings but because of the coffer I went with a 7.5ft tree. It’s an amazing price for such a realistic full tree.
The clip on candles that run on batteries are a new find this year! (Anthro has a plug in version here). I used a lot of faux sprigs I’ve collected over the years (the blueberries are a new find). I love to mix greens together, and they help fill in any gaps.
*Important! Easy decorating idea! Last night I cut an old Merry & Bright banner in half to hang on the tree. I tied the ends of the strings in loops so that they hang on the branches.
Another fun decorating idea – put your candles inside little wreaths! This immediately adds a festive touch.
One easy decorating “tip” is to fill a bowl or vases with your prettiest ornaments, or even just the extras. Consider it a free way to get a little sparkle on your shelves!
Read all about our sectional in this post. It’s a great color and fabric, even around the holidays!
The best part about this stunning mirror (which just went on SALE right now!) is seeing the Christmas tree reflected in it! Our mirror is a new addition this year to our living room. We hung a wreath over it about 5 minutes after it arrived, naturally,.
You can hang a wreath on just about any size mirror! This wreath is simply tied with a ribbon around it in a knot. The knot is under the wreath – the other side of the ribbon is hanging on a (5lb holding) command hook attached upside down on the wall.
Have you ever made a gingerbread house without kids involved? I made my own this year alongside the kids and it was surprisingly fun…. and so much harder than it looks. Mine is a sad looking (don’t laugh!), but I’m looking forward to attempting this again next year with better icing. If you enjoy cake decorating, this is a must try!
Glass cloches over treats look so festive during the holidays, birthdays, or any time you have extra treats! A glass cloche can be put over an old, stale, half eaten piece of cake and make it fancy. I promise. This is mine, this is a tall one I found, and this is a smaller glass dome with an affordable price tag. Here is a similar marble lazy susan.
If you have our Riviera stools, I just slipped a twisty tie through the stool to hang our decor. I pulled the greenery and bells off a wreath, and tied this 4″ wide white ribbon around it.
That’s it! If you’re still ready for more you can peek at our decorated bedroom here.
Next stop on the tour is Ashley at the lovely Modern Glam Blog. Be sure not to miss her gorgeous green and white decor. Her porch is always my favorite!
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This week I’m joining some of my talented blogging friends for the Christmas Seasonal Simplicity Series home tour week! We’re all sharing part of our home decked out for Christmas. Be sure to check out these fabulous Christmas decor ideas by clicking on the links below each image.
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