I love decorating the house for the Holidays. Christmas is such a fun time of year to bring in natural elements and heirloom pieces to relish in the end of a year well spent. I’m showing you how I decorate our home for the Holidays with traditional Christmas decor in hopes it helps you put together your ideal space.
The rule that I subscribe to is: buy once and have for a lifetime. I’m going to be celebrating Christmas for the rest of my life, so I want pieces that mean something to me and that I can have season over season. I don’t like to go crazy and create new themed trees every year (although, I do like to have themed trees in different rooms), I like to keep it in a welcoming color palette and with natural touches. I may change it up year to year by adding dried natural elements like oranges, dried roses/ hydrangeas, and popcorn strings but overall the color palette and theme stays the same.
Permanent Fixtures in My Christmas Decor
Balsam Hill Christmas Tree: You may be wondering if it’s worth it, and I’m here to tell you that it absolutely is worth every penny. I’ve owned my pre-lit 6.5 foot Norway Spruce since 2017 and it still is in excellent condition without a branch out of place and every light in working order. To make it seem more “alive”, I like adding natural pieces of Eucalyptus (which will dry naturally as it sits on the tree) and typically make a Eucalyptus crown for the tree in lieu of a tree topper. This helps add a little height to my 6.5 foot tree. The price of this tree has also increased significantly since I purchased mine for $399 back in 2017.
Balsam Hill Garlands: I hate cleaning up pine needles, so having artificial garlands was a necessity. I have two of the 10 foot Vermont White Spruce garlands (which cost me $85 and then $109 just a few years ago). I use these over the mantle and over the kitchen sink in a swag pattern. I tuck in natural greenery for additional texture and the smell of Eucalyptus helps channel that “holiday” scent.
Velvet Ribbon: I use velvet ribbon both for decorating and for wrapping gifts. I absolutely reuse my ribbon for next years decorations and encourage you to do the same! I like using a variety of ribbons in a natural color palette that highlights the warm greens and earthy colors in my decor. This pink, this rust, and this olive ribbon is what I have in my house.
Gilded Magnolia Leaf Tree Garland: I’ve had this since I worked with At Home a few years ago and it’s been a staple on my Christmas tree ever since. I can’t find my exact version online but any sort of gilded magnolia leaf garland would be a great option to add.
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