This year we are decorating earlier for Christmas. It feels much less rushed and more enjoyable to start early and do a little bit at a time. First up? Our magnolia garland on our stairway. I’ve ordered beautiful ribbon from ShyMyrtle on Etsy that will be coming soon to make simple soft white, pink, and gray bows to accents the garland.
I also wanted to share our trees from last year and a few tips for decorating.
- Flocked Trees: I including our flocked faux trees which you’ve asked about they offer multiple different sizes to fit your space, ranging from 5 to 10ft. We put the 8ft in our living room and the 9ft in our family room.
We went with the unlit trees so that we could put our lights on it and still feel like we have the decorating experience (but with significantly less hassle!) Add a skirt or woven collar to keep it chic.
2. Faux Furs and Cozy Throws: This year I am fur-vently searching for items to warm up the Christmas look. From fuzzy tree skirts, to faux fur throws and stockings, I’ve loved these cozy additions to our space. Pendleton also offers some of my favorite throw patterns especially these retro stripes.
3. Keeping it Natural: Magnolia leaf decor like garlands and wreaths offer a twist on traditional decor. The large colorful leaves also add a spot of warmth to make your home feel bright and balmy this season. Boxwood and olive leaves offer other alternatives, and I prefer the more asymmetrical or tousled look to keep your decor feeling more natural.
4. Stylish Stockings: Contrary to common belief, it is possible to avoid the kitchy-look that often comes with stockings. I love these neutral tones and chunky knits. Add an unconventional touch with this antler stocking holder.