If you’re in the Christmas spirit, you’re in luck. I am doing a little Christmas Holiday Hop and $300 CASH GIVEAWAY with the lovely ladies below!
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I’ve only be decorating for Christmas since well, before Thanksgiving. In our house, that’s no crime. I love all things Christmas and this year, once I discovered this thing called a “slim tree” I could barely wait to get all the holiday decor out and up.
Maybe you’re a little bit behind the game and just now getting in the Christmas spirit… or maybe you really never decorate because you just “don’t know how”… Ohhhhh Momma. I’ve got the easiest Christmas decor tips for you.
If I can do it, so can you.
Let’s start with the best invention ever, this thing called a “slim tree“. Apparently I’ve been missing out, because cramming a huge tree into our living room with three little boys constantly playing ninjas and practicing their “whip and nay nay”… we umm, run out of space to say the least.
Tip #1: Know your size limits and stick with them!
Having this slim tree has been the solution to basically all my life problems during the holidays. Slim tree = the path of running ninjas remains free and no ornaments go flying off the tree. Double win.
Tip #2: Keep a color pallet for your tree’s ornaments.
Maybe some of you who follow me on Instagram (@houseofrose) saw my little post about how I feel when it comes to elementary school sings. God bless. I need a Starbucks to survive that 60 minutes of precious children’s voices. And I feel about the same when it comes to tossing every single ornament my boys have created over the years onto the tree.
Hear me out, I love my boys homemade ornaments they bring from school, and there’s a special place for those, but it’s not on our main Christmas tree.
This year, we kept it all gold, silver and white.
Tip #3: Layer your tree skirt.
Call me crazy, but I layer my clothes everyday and I like to layer my Christmas tree skirt. Here’s the trick, make sure you’ve got one about 4-6 inches wider all the way around than the other. One on top of the other, and done. Adorable Christmas tree skirt.
Tip #4: Replace all your regular throw pillows with festive ones.
Whether you’re grabbing a few small gifts at Target, Home Goods or World Market, the Christmas pillows are all over and they are all kinds of adorable.
I’ve been collecting a few each year and now, we’ve got pillow perfection when Christmas comes! (P.S. – Get yours for next year after Christmas for like half price too!)
Tip #5: Keep it simple with matching stockings.
I love seeing all the fun and crazy patterned stockings this time of year in stores, but we keep it super simple, everyone has the same stocking with their name monogramed on it. Bonus, many online retailers will offer free monogramming this time of year.
Likewise, I keep it simple with matching stocking holders to sit on the mantel.
Tip #6: Decorate so your kids can still be kids.
I love seeing all the amazing tablescapes on Pinterest of the most elaborate and festive dinning tables, but let’s keep it real, with three boys, that would never work.
So I’ve compromised, keeping all the decor to the center of the table with plenty of room for little boys to do homework or play cars.
The key to this I think it to just “shop your own house”… I use the same burlap runner and these silver candle sticks year round, just add some greenery, pinecones and berries for Christmas. Super easy!
Tip #7: Don’t count the garland out.
Gone are the days when garland is all green and looks like my Grandma’s house. I got this little FA-La-La-La garland at TJ Maxx for next to nothing and it fits perfectly draped over our entry way mirror.
For the Mommas, the entry way seems to be a safe place for us to add a few of the more breakable decor items each Christmas. From candlesticks to snow globes, I love how festive our entry way is when guest arrive this holiday.
See my family this holiday season in action and more pics of our home on our Instagram, @houseofrose.
Don’t forget to visit the other ladies who are sharing their Christmas spirit with y’all today too!
Gift Wrapping Idea | Thuy at Hey Thuy
Gift Wrapping Idea | Ashley at Fancy Ashley
What To Wear | Sandy at Sandy a la Mode
Gift Guide – Women | Chelsea at Two Twenty One
DIY Gift Idea – Teacher | Destiny at Just Destiny Mag
DIY Gift Idea – Bestie | Taryn at Design Dining and Diapers
Gift Guide – Men | Heather at My Life Well Loved
Gift Guide – Kids | Erika at The Slaughters
Stocking Stuffer – Kids | Jennifer at Life in the Green House
Christmas Pajamas | Ashley at The Vanilla Tulip
Kids Craft | Andrea at Momfessionals
Kids Craft | Ashley at I Love You More Than Carrots
Free Printable | Kristin at Taz + Belly
Cookies for Santa | Molly at Stilettos and Diapers
Holiday Decor Tips | Mandy at House of Rose
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