What’s Your Christmas Decorating Style?

If you aren’t sure what your style is, maybe these beautiful blogger homes will give you some ideas.  Here are 6 different homes from 6 of my favorite bloggers!

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Does your Christmas decorating style match the decor of your home?  Are your decorations similar to the style you grew up with?  I’d love to hear!

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A Holiday Table

I was going through photos on my camera and realized that even though I wrote several posts about preparing a table for Thanksgiving Day I never actually shared the final results (if you follow me on Instagram you did get a peek).  So, I thought I would share today!

holidaytable4I purchased this white tablecloth off Amazon and the black wrapping paper runner from Target…everything else I already owned.  holidaytable1

I cut some boxwood from my own yard to make a garland down the center, and then I created a centerpiece using pine from trees nearby and some alstroemeria from the grocery store…it’s one of my favorites because they last for weeks!holidaytable5

I had the best time with my nieces and my daughter putting the table together.  holidaytable3

The flowers ended up being too tall, so we put them to the side for the actual meal.holidaytable2Come back in a few days to see what my plans and our family traditions are for Christmas Eve!

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Home for the Holidays

I’m going to mix things up this week and forgo the standard Room of the Week posts in favor of some more Christmas-y posts.  First up, I thought I would share a few photos of Christmas at my own house.  I don’t go crazy…I mostly keep things in our living room, with some plants and small touches in the rest of the rooms.

Processed with VSCOcam with f2 presetEvery year I buy some small trees for my front door and then plant them in the spring!

livingroomMy living room is fairly simple…just a few touches of pine on the coffee table and some candles and books.coffeetable

coffeetable2Our Christmas tree has been decorated in this orange and blue scheme (my favorite color combo) for several years.  I would love to change it, but every year I decide to spend the money on other things…decorating for Christmas can get so expensive!  My kids each have their own trees in their bedrooms…just some tiny fake trees we pull out every year and they get to decorate themselves.tree3

peace2Last year I bought a few little village houses at thrift store and the dollar store and spray painted them white..add a little fake snow, bottlebrush trees, some little cars and lights and you’re all set!  I’ll probably add to the village this year after Christmas since my kids love it so much.peace1And, I’ve been gradually adding little pine swags above the beds…they are simple and out-of-the-way, but just the right amount of Christmas.bedroomThis week before Christmas always seems like the most crazy week!  Hopefully you are feeling a little bit of the sweet peace that comes with this season.500-daisy-upholstery-nails-brass-furniture-studs-tacks-[2]-436-p copy

Room of the Week: Decorated for Christmas

I picked the Room of the Week because it’s lovely, but also because I thought it would be such a fun room to decorate for Christmas.  I’m guessing that the owners of this fun room subscribe to the “more is more” decorating philosophy, which I’m carrying into the Christmas decor.  I’m starting with a modern white Christmas tree , adding gold and silver accents and a dash of hot pink, along with a mix of new and vintage elements to match the decor.

Here’s my plan!

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The Coffee Table: Gold & Silver Bottle Brush Trees | Gold Plated Glass Hurricane
The Ceiling: Paper Pendant Moravian Star
The Sofa: Merry & Bright Throw Pillow
The Gallery Wall: Framed Holiday Art
The Christmas Tree: Blue Wood Bead Garland | Gold & Silver Moravian Star Ornaments | Gold & Silver Metal Sphere Ornaments | Embroidered Gold OrnamentGold Mercury Glass Ornaments | Oversized Silver Mercury Ornaments | Box of 50 Gold & Silver Ornaments | Mini Hot Pink Ornaments | Hot Pink Tassel Ornament | Pink Geo Ornament | Flocked White Christmas Tree

What do you think of the color palette?  Does your Christmas tree match your decor?  Stick with a traditional red/green color palette?  I’d love to hear!

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Piece de Resistance: Malachite Anything

Those blue-green lamps (possibly Malachite?) in the Room of the Week are really showstoppers. Their size, deep color and their perch atop those higher end tables make them a piece de resistance in the room…they really stand out despite the large amount of artwork and other bold colors in the room.

It’s hard to find lamps in similar colors, but there are plenty of new and vintage malachite accessories that are trendy right now, and I think the perfect addition to the season.

Rather than reinvent the wheel and search for some to share with you, I am sharing some round-ups put together by other talented bloggers…just click on the round-up and head to their site for sources.

Preciously Me : Malachite Fever

 

Tuesday Ten: Malachite

 

malachiteroundup copyI’ll be sharing some of my own personal picks in this pretty color on Instagram today, if you’d like to check it out. Have a great Wednesday!

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