Traditional Christmas Decor

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.

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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. 

 

See these other articles to help you get inspired for your Holiday home! 

Ways to add Natural Greenery to Your Christmas Decor 

Where to Hang Wreaths That Aren’t Your Front Door 

Author: Cynthia

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