Hello hello! I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving week! Ours was a perfect mix of having fun (Disney World and plenty of family and friend time) and relaxing (barely got off my butt a couple days).
This year, instead of stressing and trying to decorate every room to the hilt, I decided to focus on certain areas instead. Focal points I guess you could say, like the mantel and the stairs. And of course the tree! I’m learning over the years that a little bit of Christmas decor goes a long way.
It’s taken a lot of the stress out of holiday decorating and I’ve enjoyed it quite a bit this year! (I always enjoy it…but when it’s your job it can get a little more stressful than it should be.)
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I’m a lover of red at Christmas — I don’t use it anywhere else any other time of year! But now…it’s my favorite. It looks great with the moody blues in this room:
Our tree is 12 feet tall and we got it from At Home a few years ago. It’s prelit and lights up as you put it together — that makes things so much easier!
I tell you every year I have a love/hate relationship with this tree. It’s a BEAST to decorate and takes forever. But my husband loves it SO MUCH. And I always enjoy it when it’s done…so I’ll keep the beast alive:
The materials for that project are SO inexpensive. You can make a big impact for so little!
The mantel decor this year is literally garland I piled on…I do this every year and love how it comes together:
I stick in bits and pieces to add fullness and some color. The vintage brass candlesticks are the perfect finishing touch.
I think they are the cutest!
I saw that metal art online at Decor Steals months ago and grabbed it up. I was going to put it outside but liked it even more here:
The lanterns on the stairs were IKEA finds years ago, and the little houses were from the Target dollar spot a year or two ago.
Here’s one a look at our giant tree:
There you go! It’s been a long time since I’ve been done decorating this early. I only have a few more things to do and I’m done! I absolutely love our home at Christmas!
Do you do a lot of holiday decorating or just the minimum? I’ve known the joy of both! 😉 You can see most of the items in our family room by clicking on the photos below:
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