An Unexpected Christmas Color Palette

I’m not a person who uses a traditional red and green christmas color palette to decorate for the holidays.  Instead, I always try to take cues from whatever the current colors are in my living room.  Take the Room of the Week…a traditional red and green color palette might look a little jarring, but instead, a color palette that stays true to the red, pink and black colors already in the room makes for a lovely and harmonious space!

Here’s a peek at how I would decorate the Room of the Week.

An Unexpected Christmas Color Palette | www.theanatomyofdesign.com

SOURCES:White Christmas Tree | Round Black Ornaments | Black Drop Ornaments | Vintage Pink Teardrop Ornament | Hot Pink Glass Icicle Ornaments | Red Leaf Imprint Ornament | Kate Spade Black Stripe and Polka Dot Ornaments | Red Felt Wreath | Black & White Striped Tapers | Red Matterhorn Stocking | Halo Matte Black Candleholder | Small Black Lumberjack Candleholder | Lily & Rose Black and Red Candleholders | Red Glass Table Tree | Zinc Reindeer

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A Pastel-Colored Christmas

I knew when I saw the Room of the Week for the first time it would be perfect to decorate with non-traditional Christmas decor in pretty pastel colors. Here’s how I would decorate this room.

A Pastel Colored Christmas | www.theanatomyofdesign.com

What would you add? Do you use a pastel-colored palette for your Christmas decor?

SOURCES: miniature Bulb Set, 100 | Pastel Bulbs | Felted Ball Garland | Fresh-Cut Lodgepole Pine Christmas Tree | Village Houses Advent Calendar | Merry & Bright Throw Pillow | Blue Cable Knit Throw Blanket

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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!

whatsyourchristmasstyle copySOURCES: Emily A. Clark, Emily Henderson, Oleander & Palm, Simple Lovely, The Painted House, Sarah M. Dorsey

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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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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