Christmas is always best spent with friends right! Well today starts my virtual friends Christmas home tour and you are all invited. Each day this week a different group of my blogger friends will be sharing their simple Christmas decorating tips and ideas. Today I am sharing my decor and tips.
Last year I decided to not use any red in my Christmas decorating and to be honest, it looked beautiful! BUT when I asked my family if they wanted me to add red back in this year it was a resounding YES. So, red it is.
Over the top holiday decorating has never really been my thing so simple is my favorite word. It is really easy to change up your decor from year to year by mixing in a few details without blowing the budget and buying tons of new things that will need to be stored.
Simple Christmas Decorating
In order to keep a simple look for your Christmas decorating choose only a couple of colors. White and red look amazing on the greenery of the tree and the garland. Taking out all of my ornaments at once is a great way to see all of your options. That way you will know if you need to purchase anything. If you do need to buy anything I suggest buy in bulk, like balls or icicles.
After adding all of the white ornaments I had, and the icicles I purchased, I then added in red. Filler of red berries, my DIY fabric garland, and our traditional gold star completed the look.
A traditional tree skirt is nice but to change things up each year buying a couple of yards fabric makes a great statement. Plus I love the way you can bunch it up more. I used the raw edge outward because I liked the look of it. The tree skirt will get covered by gifts but the tree is usually up a couple of weeks before any gifts are wrapped. I will be sharing my gift wrap details next week so be sure to come back then. Buying gift wrap is super important in designing your holiday style. Like fabric, the paper and ribbon sets the tone.
I set out our big checkers game in a basket on the hearth. This makes it handy for family fun. The hearth is such an upgrade and one of my most favorite DIY projects EVER! Our DIY fireplace makeover is a must see!
Our drop cloth Christmas stockings I made a couple of years ago are still working well for the look and style of holiday decor I like.
Just remember, to get a new look you only need to change up few things. Keep the decorating simple so you can enjoy the most important part of the season, family and fiends.
AND tis the season for baking…Try my double chocolate cake mix cookies for the easiest most delicious cookies ever!