I am so excited to be sharing our home decorated for the holidays!! Last year was our first Christmas in our new house. Because we had just finished part of a remodel and I wasn’t quite sure how all of our old decor would fit, I didn’t decorate as much as I had in years past. It is one of my greatest wishes to create a home that is warm and cozy and full of holiday traditions for our family. And how the feel of our home decorated for the holidays plays a big part in that for me. I wish for my kids to always remember a festive, warm, and cheerful house as well as me and Aaron enjoying how it looks and feels. I took all of this into consideration when deciding the look I wanted for the new house.
I definitely have more of a traditional home and traditional style. That being said, I love some of the trends you are seeing right now, liked flocked greenery. I wanted the main rooms to feel coordinated and deliberate rather than a scatter of Christmas decorations. I achieved that by repeating some of the same styles or patterns in these rooms. Hayneedle was my one-shop-spot for the start of my shopping.
I found the tree, garland, and wreath to start. They all have a similar feel and help me tie the entry, dining, and living rooms together. One thing to consider when placing your greenery and trees – to create more of a personal and full look, add sprigs or fillers. I love the flocked look, but to mix in my traditional style and make it more full, I added some green sprigs. What a difference it makes! The pre-light greenery gives everything such a cozy glow.
I love the pop that the wreaths on the windows add to the dining nook. I have them hung with command strips. The entry wreath has battery operated lights which makes hanging it so much easier. The wreaths have berries similar to the garlands and trees – again, tying them to the rest of the decor.
With the fireplace garland being such a statement piece, I kept our bookshelves minimal. An important thing to remember, is to remove some of your usual items you have out to avoid it feeling too cluttered. The fireplace and tree are my favorite parts of this room.
The dining room is a very traditional, so I added a potted tree to the buffet. The height of the tree helps compliment the high ceilings. By adding a plaid ribbon and greenery to an existing hurricane lamp, it instantly became festive! Small touches, like adding a plaid pillow to the captain chairs also add a festive pop.
I hope you all enjoy seeing our home decorated for the holiday! I am so happy with how it turned out and really think I accomplished my wish of creating a home that adds to our lasting holiday traditions. If you are in search of the perfect tree, garland, wreath, or decor, be sure to check out Hayneedle – they have so much to choose from!!
This post is sponsored by Hayneedle. Product selection, staging, and opinions are my own! Thank you for following along!