Have you started decorating yet? My Christmas decorating is finally done! It’s taken me two and a half weeks to get everything just right – I’ve tweaked our tree so many times I can’t even count anymore, but every second was worth it! Today I’m sharing sneak peeks and Christmas decorating ideas, and some styling tips to help you get started!
This look is so different for us, and admittedly, although I’ve loved it from the start, I was doubting for a little while, if I’d made the right choice. It’s the complete opposite of year’s past – but I stuck with it to the end and I’m thrilled with the results.
Get ready for some bold colors! Come and take a closeup look at our Holiday home!
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OUR RED, WHITE AND BLUE CHRISTMAS DECOR!
What I’m loving about our Christmas decorating this year, is the sense of nostalgia it brings and how much it reminds me of growing up.
My mother always used red every Christmas (although I was always the official tree decorator for many years!), and without even realizing it, it’s almost turned out to be a tribute to her impeccable taste and style.
I’ve used a ton of red throughout my Christmas decorating this year, combined with my blue and white pieces, varying tones of blue, rich metallic touches and greenery flow from room to room. It’s a traditional and classic look and we love it. My mom loves it too :)
I love these deep red berry picks gathered in my blue and white vase – the colors are rich and the look is sophisticated yet understated. You’ll see a lot of berries around here this Christmas!
I tied red and navy ribbon in a simple knot on my ginger jars to pull the colors together from the tree and garland. I’ll be talking more about our shelves in my living room tour coming soon.
STYLING TIP: Ribbons are a great way to incorporate color throughout your holiday decor. Tie them on anything – vases, jars, add them to your trees, garlands and wreaths.
Our tree and garland are both flocked and it was important to me to incorporate touches of greenery to ground all the rich hues.
I didn’t want the base of all that color to be white, so incorporating natural elements with greenery picks was the key to adding dimension to my look.
I used many different types of greenery picks and sprays to create this look, and I love how it turned out.
I’ll be sharing our tree soon, so make sure to stay tuned for a detailed look at how I pulled it all together. It’s also loaded up with red berry picks and a mix of pretty ribbons and ornaments in my color palette. I can’t wait to show you the full reveal!
STYLING TIP: If you have a green tree, you can add flocked picks to vary your look as well!
Our new pillows are absolutely gorgeous and are the perfect compliment to all of my blue and white pieces.
STYLING TIP: Mix your patterns! Use a no-fail combo: Floral, Geometric and Solid will always compliment each other beautifully.
Pretty details like this glittery little house (one of my favorites!) styled on a tray with simple ornaments creates a quaint moment atop some favorite books.
I kept the decor on here simple to let the other elements in our living room stand out. Stay tuned for our Christmas living room coming soon too!
STYLING TIP: Favorite ornaments displayed around your home in various vignettes like this one above is a great way to personalize your Christmas decor.
CHRISTMAS DECORATING IDEAS IN OUR KITCHEN
In our kitchen, I used some beautiful Christmas floral stems from Michael’s, mixed with white hydrangeas and more faux berry picks. I wanted this to be full and lush.
I used three hydrangea bunches and three Christmas bunches, and scattered the berry picks throughout. The combination against the blue and white is stunning, don’t you think?
STYLING TIP: Tie a bunch of stems together to keep them in place in your vessel, add extra picks for fullness and dimension.
On our open shelves and around the sink, I styled more of my favorite blue and white pieces, pine branches, berries, ceramic trees and more ribbon on my ginger jars to dress them up.You can see my red berry theme is continuous throughout all of my Christmas decor! I added bunches of berries to all of our greenery as well.
STYLING TIP: Tie different wreaths on your kitchen chairs or stools to vary your look and create visual interest.
CHRISTMAS DECORATING IN OUR ENTRANCE
STYLING TIP: Don’t be afraid to style to the max, but know where to stop! As Coco Chanel said: Remove one item before you leave the house!
OUR DINING ROOM: A FEW CHRISTMAS TOUCHES
I kept things very simple in our dining room. One, because it’s a small space, and two, because there’s already a lot happening in here with my gallery wall and mix of upholstery.
The focus in this space is on this gorgeous, lush centrepiece I created (more on that in my upcoming Christmas dining room post!) and the simple, elegant wreaths on the wall. I wanted the look to be simple and sophisticated in here.
I’ll be sharing a simple and elegant Christmas tablescape soon too, so stay tuned!
STYLING TIP: Use a wreath as the base for your centrepiece, and build on it with layers of berry picks for fullness. Use the same idea for Thanksgiving, minus the pine and replace the ornaments with faux metallic fruit!
That wraps up my Christmas decorating ideas and sneak peeks! I hope you found some of these styling tips useful for your Christmas decorating this year. Next, I have to shoot our entire home, finish decorating our porch, and get it all up on the blog in the coming weeks. Stay tuned for more gift guides, sale posts, and our Christmas tree in detail all coming next! Thanks as always for reading with me, have a great weekend and happy decorating! xo