Here are my five tips on how I ready my home for the holiday
PLAN A THEME
Think of what you truly love and how you want your home to look for the holidays. This is as easy as picking a theme. Once you establish your theme the rest should be fun.
MAKE IT MEANINGFUL
I celebrate Christmas, so a meaningful Christmas tree is important to me. To make my tree meaningful, I use what I love....nature, family heirlooms and ornaments my daughter made when she was little.
Bring in nature and use it in your decor. This is the simplest way to decorate and it is my favorite! Place a few evergreen clippings on a shelf along with pine cones for instant holiday decor!
Keep it simple, I'm sure if you're like me you have accumulated a ton of Christmas decorations over the years. Carefully dig through the boxes and use only a few of the items and put the rest back in storage. It's okay really. I finally mastered this and I am guilt free!
BUY NEW and SAVE MONEY
Here is how I decorated my woodland theme dining room using the five tips above.
This is the very first year I am using a tabletop tree for our only Christmas tree!
I decorated our farmhouse style mantel with a woodland theme.
We enjoy a leisurely breakfast in front of the fireplace on Christmas morning.
My favorite item in the dining room is this stainless steel medical cabinet that I use for storing our everyday dishware and my collection of bottles.
I gave the stockings a little makeover using the trim from a Santa's hat.
Be sure to hop over to Brooklyn Berry Designs to hear how she readies her home for the holidays. I've added a link to everyone else participating (and the day they post) so you can be sure to check out all the amazing blogs in the series.
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