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{Day 12} Greenery & Foliage

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Aside from my Christmas tree, I love the way that lighted greenery can transform an area of the home. It doesn’t need to be fancy or with all the ornaments, ribbons, and bows. Sometimes just adding the additional lighted greenery is all the space needs. Garland looks so beautiful whether it’s in an entryway, on a fireplace mantle, on a console table, or on a buffet table. I don’t live in a two story home, but if I did, you could be sure to find it on my stairway wrapped around the rails! I also really love the string lights that have a twinkle effect to them. I have those lights on my dining room garland and feel it looks so elegant. It reminds me of the flicker of a candle. All of my garland is artificial, but you can also use real garland. I do not have what you would call a “green thumb”, so it’s in the bestRead more …

{Day 9} DIY Glitter Starbursts

DIY Christmas Decor

Are you all decorated for Christmas? I know I am! I love this time of year and absolutely LOVE finding simple, inexpensive DIY ideas to decorate with. These Glitter Starbursts are so easy to make and will add a POP of SPARKLE to your Holiday Decor! Getting Started I always have glitter on hand because I think glitter makes almost anything come to life! I used rose gold and silver glitter for this project, but you may use any combination you would like that best fits your decor. Next, determine the size you would like your starbursts to be. You do not want your toothpicks or sticks to be out of proportion with your styrofoam balls. I used 1″ and 2″ balls for mine and felt toothpicks worked best in the 1″ and a variety looked best in the larger. If you choose a larger styrofoam, you may want to use small wooden round dowels and cut them to theRead more …

{Day 8} Stockings

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“Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care…” Stockings! I have had many different variations of stockings throughout the years, primarily due to the fact that I have changed my decor colors many different times. Now that I am decorating with ivory, golds, and silvers I bought new stockings last year. I like mixing my textures and found that fur and sequined stockings look quite lovely together. Since neither of the stockings will allow embroidery, I decided to “glitter up” some letters to personalize the look a bit. I found the wooden letters at Michaels and bought the beginning letter of my kid’s names, added glitter, and drilled a tiny hole so that I could hang them with fishing wire. Simple and inexpensive! What’s not to love about that? Happy Decorating! If you like it, share it!

{Day 7} Entertaining

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It doesn’t take a lot of holiday themed plates and platters to make entertaining feel festive. I really only own a few of them and really that is all you need. I mix those plates and platters with my everyday serving dishes and done! And remember, serving dishes and platters don’t always have to be used for food! My two-tier serving platter is actually used more for “decor” right now than serving. I have my lighted globe lights on it mixed with ornaments. One of my favorite items I own, but actually use all year round, are my jeweled wine stoppers. Who knew corking a bottle of wine could look so beautiful? That is, if there’s any wine left to cork! Does that actually ever happen? Maybe that is true for most households, ha! I also buy festive paper napkins to have on hand for the holidays. They are perfect paired with clear disposable plates and even though they areRead more …

{Day 6} Pillars, Candlesticks, & Tealights

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There is definitely something about the soft glow of candlelight. It’s romantic, it’s elegant, and it requires no batteries or electricity to be beautiful. I do own a few of the battery operated candles and love that they require no effort, but I still prefer a real candle when entertaining. Again, almost all of my candlesticks shown in my photos were purchased at either Home Goods or one of its sister stores. Not a single one cost me over 19.99. If I find candles in gold or silver that also have a unique texture to them I almost always will scoop them up. I feel it adds a little more interest and character to them over the traditional ivory candle pillars. Not that ivory is boring, I use those too…but I mix them with my golds and silvers. I also LOVE floating candles. Not much is required to make them look pretty and they can be used with almost anyRead more …

{Day 5} Trees & Reindeer

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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 learnedRead more …

{Day 2} Faux Fur & Pillows

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Faux fur and pillows are a simple, inexpensive way to add warmth and coziness to your living room this Christmas. Choose a faux fur throw that compliments your color scheme and then add in different metallic pillows and textures to create an inviting living space. You can either drape your faux fur throw over an arm of your sofa or place a wicker basket near your fireplace and keep some of your pillows and fur throws in it. Not only will it look pretty but it’s practical, too! A majority of the items I am showing in the photo were purchased at Home Goods. Sure, I love the faux fur that Pottery Barn is offering this season, but you can get the same effect without spending a lot of money. Pottery Barn’s fur ruched throw retails for $149 and I purchased mine at Home Goods for 24.99! You can’t beat that! No item pictured here cost me more than $30Read more …

12 Days of Decorating for Christmas

Holiday Decor Ideas

It’s the most wonderful time of year! I love everything¬†about Christmas. I love the music, the decorations, the lights, the time spent with loved ones, and most of all, the significance of what Christmas truly means for each and every one of us. I also love transforming my home into a glittery, winter wonderland. I¬†love the way that a room can feel so warm and inviting by the soft glow of candle light or the crackling of a fire. It really is a magical time of year.   I thought it would be fun to kick off the month of December with twelve days of my favorite decorating tips for Christmas. Each day I will share with you a different “look” or idea that I use in my home and hopefully it will inspire a little creativity for you, too! Thank you for joining me and I hope that you enjoy these next 12 days of decorating ideas! If youRead more …