I hope y’all are enjoying this Christmas season as much as I am! I truly enjoyed decorating for the holidays because I’ve tried to make it low-key and not a frenzied disaster. I find when I take things slower, rather than trying to get it all done in one day/night, I enjoy it much more. Funny how that works, huh?
Well I shared with you recently how I decorated our mantel for Christmas. Simple and glitzy is the name of the game this year. I will tell you, I think one of the best, and cheapest, Christmas decorations with so many uses is ornaments. We have so many, I really don’t know how it happened!
So I went crazy all over our house using the pretty ornaments as décor. On the console table by our front door I piled green, blue, and silver ones in a gold wire basket.
To round out the console table I stacked a red and a green book under a silver tray (I use it for catching my bracelets and miscellaneous earrings) filled with jingle bells. There is so much shimmer going on in this otherwise dark area due to the dark table and floors. I love that it lightens up the foyer.
A recent, easy, and pretty quick final update I did was add greenery around the house. I had been seeing photos of chandeliers with greenery forming a “wreath” among the arms and LOVED the look. Our problem? We didn’t get a real tree, and we don’t have any evergreen pine/fir/etc. trees in our yard so I didn’t have trimmings.
But then after the recent snowstorm I noticed all kinds of branches fallen down on the side of the road and so the hubs and I snagged a few fallen branches from a nearby tree.
I let it dry out in our garage for about a day, and then got to work!
How is your holiday home decorating going? Do you have one type of décor item that seems to be popping up a lot? It’s less than a week until Christmas and I still have so much to do! Don’t worry- not Christmas decor- painting!