CHRISTMAS DECORATING INSPIRATION: A LOOK BACK AT LAST YEAR!

Last week, I shared what this year’s Christmas decor is going to look like, in blue, white and red – did you get a chance to see it? It’s a totally new color palette for us, with the addition of classic red, and I’m so excited to decorate our home this year! Click here if you want a peek, I think you’ll love it too. This week, I thought I’d share some Christmas decorating inspiration with you, with a roundup of all of last year’s Christmas decor.  

I usually share our home, room by room each season, and it’s so fun to see everything all in one post!

Our home was decked throughout in gold, silver, white and blues and it was such an elegant look – I absolutely loved it. It was so different from what I have in store for this Christmas.

If you love metallics like I do, you’ll find this post full of fabulous styling ideas for your home for the holidays – especially if you’re new here and haven’t seen any of this yet! Scroll down and get excited to decorate!

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LAST YEAR’S GOLD + SILVER FRONT PORCH

Our porch last year was glammed up a little bit more than previous years – I found these stunning gold wreaths (I used a second one in our kitchen) and decided to create a gold and silver theme, which I loved! See more of this look here.

The neutral and elegant look was gorgeous with all of our white snow and green pine trees!

I added ornaments to our garland to dress it up and make a bold statement and every year we buy fresh cut pine branches from the local farm or nursery to dress up our pots.STYLING TIP: Use inexpensive shatterproof ornaments from your local dollar store to create this look, which will allow you to add as many as you like without overspending.



LAST YEAR’S WINTER WONDERLAND ENTRYWAY

As you entered our home last Christmas season, a magical winter wonderland was awaiting!

On the mirror, I hung one of my flocked wreaths dressed with an ivory satin bow for a simple and elegant look.

A gorgeous display of bottle brush trees, ginger jars, mercury glass votives and ornaments were the perfect compliment and set the tone for our home.

You can see my full entryway blog post here.The glow in our entryway was just beautiful – especially at night, it was truly magical!

Mercury glass adds the perfect touch of sparkle for the holidays.STYLING TIP: Use a silver tray with trees to ground your centrepiece, then scatter your ornaments throughout.



LAST YEAR’S GOLD, WHITE + SILVER KITCHEN

Our kitchen last Christmas was all about elegant decorating in gold, white and silver – a gorgeous coppery-gold wreath, glittery Christmas trees and metallic ornaments abound.

I chose a neutral look in this space as well, for an understated but sophisticated feel. Click here for the full tour.

This year, our kitchen will have such a different look!

I’ll be using many of my blue and white pieces, and blue rug that I used for fall (click here to see it), as well as red and greenery elements.

I’m excited to see it come together – I hope my vision comes to life the way I see it in my head!

STYLING TIP: Tie a gorgeous ornament with pretty ribbon around a vase or ginger jar for an extra special touch!

I really loved the different layers of beautiful golds and silvers sprinkled around our kitchen and home last year.

It was elegant, magical and so festive. These beautiful glittery trees are stunning grouped together on a tray, and makes a gorgeous statement.STYLING TIP: Decorate your stovetop when not in use with a chic vignette! It’s a beautiful and unexpected touch!



LAST YEAR’S BLUE, GOLD + SILVER LIVING ROOM + CHRISTMAS TREE

I went with an elegant look and color palette in our living room, on the tree and mantel as well with soft blue and gold abound.

I also kept my darker blues, but put the emphasis on metallics, lighter blues and even a few light green/aquas.

It was so gorgeous and had a beautiful ethereal quality. You can take the tour here.

Our flocked garland was dressed up with many ornaments tied with ribbon and added flocked pine picks.

It felt like a winter wonderland!

STYLING TIP: Use battery operated LED string lights in your garland for added twinkle and sparkle – you can never have enough! This year our garland will be blue, white and red, with added greenery picks – I can’t wait to get it all done, it’s going to be so different!

We used new rugs in here this summer and fall (click here and here to see them), but I’m bringing this navy and grey one you see here (click to shop it here), back into our living room to compliment this year’s colors palette.I like to use a lot of ribbon throughout our Christmas tree as well and get so many questions about it and how to do it.

I have two techniques that I use, both are very simple:

  1. Using cut pieces about 12 inches in length, simply tuck each end into the tree and shape it how you like.
  2. Using the full length of the roll of ribbon, tuck it in every 12 – 15 inches or so, and changing direction as you move top to bottom down the tree and shape accordingly.
    STYLING TIP: Always use wired ribbon on your tree, which is so important for shaping nicely.

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Thanks for taking a look back at last year’s Christmas with me! I hope you found some Christmas decorating inspiration for your home this year! It’s time to plan things out and buy what you need – especially with some longer shipping delays this year. Here’s to decking the halls, I can’t wait to get started and bring Christmas cheer into our home! Happy decorating! xo



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