I thought I would 100% not be ready for Christmas decor until after thanksgiving despite the internet’s November 1st push to try to sway me otherwise. The little mini Target bottle brush trees I picked up on Sunday magically appeared on my kitchen self and I have to say they are extremely cute, have been putting a big ole smile on my face. But if you’ve been circling the idea of wanting a couple of holiday cheer moments or simply start planning for them, then this post is here to help. It’s an option and an easy, no-stress, free pass if you just don’t want to this year.
From what we have saw from Erin Francois’ story highlight, you want to weigh down your bin with something like rocks, then choose a small traditional tree stand to put your tree in (so it stands up straight and can get water), and lastly secure with more rocks. 🙂 This might also be a good idea if you have a smaller tree in a different part of your house like your dining room.
Or get a sweet grandma candlestick holder like Cassandra did in her beautiful Scandi winter wonderland last year. It adds the perfect about of sweetness to a very pretty and chic Christmas look. If you celebrate, think we all crave that Christmas feeling we got when we were younger so bringing in those moments helps us recapture that in my opinion. However, if you want to get crafty, you can make a cool patchwork shirt like the indigo one above.
Just find or buy a bunch of your favorite fabrics, sew them together (skills permitted) and BOOM a cool and custom piece. Then lastly, for the people who want something truly unique and something that requires truly zero effort, I present to you the “Rug Pillow Skirt” is for you.
It’s cozy, adds a ton of texture, and couldn’t be easier to accomplish. I’m forecasting this as a trend given the decor I’ve seen on that market this year. I am actually hopping on the light olive green train this year myself.
Some of you might remember my accidental “goth Christmas” last year, so this color is still on the chic and cool side but happy. I think we are very used to the more dramatic “full-frame” garland over arches (and windows, and mantels, etc, etc). But this look is still beautiful, gives you plenty drama and cheer and it’s simply cheaper because it’s less product.
Magnolia leaves are not new to the design scene but they have definitely become extremely popular over the past couple of years. We love the big leaves, warm golden brown color of the undersides, and the likely smaller mess they create.
Ugh, it’s just so awesome and I hope that if you have a mantel or even a doorway that you will consider this garland look for. It basically screams, “I have style and I play by my own rules.” Sooo ya, you should go ahead and at least try. Also, if you are into that very cute DIY lightbulb garland add-on in the photo on the left, then head to @kismet_house for the tutorial. This trend has been happening for a couple of years but is NOT losing any steam.
Things like ornaments, detailed wooden Scandinavian houses, cut-out paper tabletop trees, and stars. It’s moody yet festive and you don’t have to worry about making sure they are watered (aka less stress). These were just two ideas that we loved: The skinny tree trio and the elf door.
But the true star in that shot is the tall tree trio with the faux fur pelt at its feet.
If your heart doesn’t melt at the little detail then we are different people I guess (which is okay). I hope these ideas spark some creativity and that you are possibly even more pumped to get the decorating started.
Also, don’t forget to use hashtag #ShowEmYourHoliday to show us your holiday decor (and for a chance to get featured on the blog). Opening Image Credits: Photo by Sara Ligorria-Tramp | From: Our Scandinavian (And Easy, Mess-Free) Holiday Living Room Reveal + How I Finally Figured Out My Biggest Styling Problem… And Solved It