Christmas is, without question, my favorite holiday and making my home festive for it is a tradition I cherish. I previously talked about how years of living in college dorms, apartments, then back at home with my family really made me appreciate being able to spread out and make this space my own. Decorating is one of the few glamorous aspects of home-ownership.
I feel like I've gotten into a Christmas decorating groove. This will be my third Christmas in my own home and I have a system, as well as proper storage solutions, which are filled with ornaments, picks, ribbons, and more that reflect my eclectic decor taste. With my first Christmas tree, I tried to incorporate all the things--leopard, burlap, glitter--and it was a lot. This year, I have three trees and each one has a different vibe.
The largest tree, which stands in my living room, is a 7.5 foot artificial Donner Fir, that has a burgundy, champagne, and pearl color scheme. And the combination of clear string lights and glittery ribbons, picks, and ornaments makes it positively sparkle! Wine, metallics, and jewel tones were what my mom decorated our childhood home with each holiday season so I'm partial to them over the more traditional bright red and green. This is my kind of classic. I love seeing this tree first thing when I walk in the door this time of year. Coming home just hits differently when the it's all lit up.
I carried over the color scheme from the main tree into little vignettes in the living and dining rooms with the same ribbons, matching garland, and golden candles and candle holders. I've gone the fresh garland and wreath route before but was not into the maintenance portion of it. This is probably why I don't do real trees either--I'd forget to water them. In the little parlor between my dining room and kitchen, stands a white 6.5 ft artificial Jackson Spruce. Last year, I adorned it with pink, silver, and pearl. This year I went for a kind of duo-chrome effect with black and metallic decorations against the white tree.
Don't worry. The pink and fluffy ornaments that used to be on my white tree found a home on a slightly smaller, green pencil tree in a corner of my bedroom. This little tree is all pink, green, and white with a few orbs I've collected to commemorate this year's faraway travels to Oahu, Puerto Rico, and Alberta. I usually pick up shot glasses whenever I visit a new place (still do that, too) and started this new souvenir tradition that I look forward to continuing. I think it will be a cool way to weave storytelling into Christmas decor traditions once I have children. The pretty pearl topper is a HomeGoods find.
I hope this gives you some Christmas decor inspo. How are you decking your halls this year? Thanks for reading!
P.S. More holiday cheer: