Welcome to our home friends. I wish I could invite everyone over but not this year. I’m sure many of us aren’t able to do our usual holiday parties and visits so virtual tours are how we roll this year. Each year when planning my Christmas decor, I like to start with a theme so to speak. I don’t want to spend a lot so I go through the items I currently have then see how I can incorporate it to a slightly new look. Really it’s all about thinking outside the box and looking at your decor in a whole new way. So let’s take a tour of My 2020 holiday and Christmas decor.
Decorating for Christmas can be expensive and on top of buying gifts kinda it can put a strain on your budget. So I like to peruse Pinterest and Instagram for inspiration, think about what I already haver and how I can use it differently . Switch our rooms, recreating unique color combinations etc.
So let’s start first with a welcoming entryway.
This year I wanted a very naturals rustic look emphasizing on fresh greenery. I wanted it to look effortless and festive. I used a combination of greenery garland from Lynch Creek Farms and the rest I foraged for in the woods near my home.
Using a few small nails in the trim, I wired the garland around the door way.
Then created these easy urn arrangements by layering in the various greens around some birch sticks. Pinecones and berries finished it off. You can read more about the porch design here How To Decorate A Festive And Beautiful Holiday Porch
I also added some above the window. Wow does it smell amazing.
My theme for inside was to focus mostly on greenery. Adding natural elements like berries and pinecones gave more texture. I decided to keep things neutral this year using white and black to coordinate and pop against all the greenery. Gold accents are added in various places to add some shimmer and elegance.
To create this look I used faux garland and stems to create an elegant and chic display .You can read more about the details of this design here Ideas To Decorate A Christmas Mantelor here How To Create A Beautiful Christmas Mantel With Faux Greenery
Another element I really focused on was the ambiance of warm lighting with battery operated candles and twinkle lights. I have them all set on timers so they all come on at the perfect time and I love how cozy it makes our home feel.
Since our main level is open concept, it’s important for me to keep things consistent and more simple. Otherwise it will look too messy and cluttered. I usually pinpoint anchor spots like the stairway, mantel and coffee table then let the tree be the main focus. The ornaments are simple and in line with the color scheme. I added the black ornament balls of various sizes this year and love the effect they gave the flocked tree.
This year we put our main tree in a box and I love how it looks so unique and grand. You can read about how we made it here How To Make A Christmas Tree Box Stand
For the sofa and coffee tables, I used wood vessels to create arrangements with greenery and a little sparkle with some vintage gold ornaments.
The stairway has always been my favorite place to decorate. I added beautiful greenery with twinkle lights and some picks of eucalyptus and berries. I small forest of flocked naked trees are so sweet all lit up on the landing. This area can be seen from all areas of the house and they add more twinkle and shine.
This simple tablescape falls in line with the rest of the theme using greenery, white and pretty black accents.
In the kitchen I brought in pretty greenery and added some whimsey with a big plaid ribbon. This cute hoop wreath over the stove was an easy DIY and you can read about it here How To Make A Simple Hoop Christmas Wreath
This cute hot chocolate tray was so easy to put together and serves as pretty decor too. I layered hot cocoa fixings in cute jars and just added my Santa mugs and some pretty greenery. Aren’t these snowflake marshmallows cute?
I also wanted a gingerbread house to add some home sweet home vibes to the space. I kept it simple with just white icing and added rosemary to dress it up. It’s just sitting on a wood cake stand and I sprinkled some faux snow around the base.
holiday and Christmas decor
Thanks for taking the tour. I hope you were inspired and enjoyed your visit. I appreciate all your comments and I’m so happy you take the time to read and follow my posts. I’m so grateful I can use this blog to share my love for all things home.