Two decorating items that I have in all types of variations are trees and reindeer. They are perfect to pair with almost any scene you are creating when decorating. My entryway consists of a number of different trees, paired with reindeer, a santa, and some candles. When decorating your mantel or entry table, try mixing your mercury glass with different textures of trees. I have mine paired with my glitter trees and matte gold reindeer. Reindeer usually come in pairs, but you don’t have to keep them together. I have them scattered throughout my decor. On Day 2, I wrote about my love for faux fur. Guess what? I don’t just use it to snuggle up with! Occasionally, I will drape it over a piece of furniture and set my scene on top of it. I have a lot of dark, heavy wood in my home and this is one way to “soften” it up. Another decorator tip I learned from a friend a while ago was to use items underneath your trees if you need them to be taller. I will occasionally turn a glass bowl or cylinder upside down and place my tree on top of it.
Aside from the mercury glass trees (pictured above) that I bought at Pier One a few years back, almost of all my other trees were purchased at TJ Maxx or Ross and all were under 20 dollars. If you really want to save money, you can even make your own glitter trees! I hope to add that “how to” DIY to my blog in the next coming weeks. Another insider tip is that my reindeer you see pictured in the bottom two photos were not that color when I bought them. The larger one was dark brown and the other two were a bright yellowish gold. Spray paint and glitter can work wonders! Don’t pass on putting out decor that doesn’t match your colors anymore, it’s so much less expensive to just make them the color you want them to be. About half of my decor is a different color than it started to be. Look in clearance when you are shopping and remember that tip! A lot of people shy away from beautiful items that are only in need of a little spray paint!