It’s that time again! It’s almost Christmas and I’ve been busy decking the halls around here. This week, I’m part of the Canadian Bloggers Christmas Home Tour. (You can see my 2015 Red Plaid Cottage Christmas Home Tour here and my 2014 French Inspired Christmas Home Tour here.) This week you can visit nearly 20 Canadian homes all decked out for Christmas, including mine. Just follow the links at the end of my post each day this week!
Well, it’s been snowing outside and inside around here. We are in the midst of home renovations (more about that soon) which means there is a constant settling of white plaster dust on all our Christmas decor. On the bright side, I’ve always wanted a flocked tree!
I like to change up my Christmas decor a little each year. This year, I decided to go with a sparkly Winter Wonderland kind of vibe. I used mostly silver, white and blue, and added in some pops of red here and there. I can’t seem to quit using red for Christmas. My Christmas decor never seems to feel cozy with some traditional red thrown into the mix.
Our Christmas tree is stuffed with all kinds of goodies, with these sweet wintery houses as the focal point.
When it comes to Christmas tree decorating, simplicity is not my forte. I love a tree that chocked full of all kinds of things, with layers of ribbon and lots of visual interest.
Christmas tree decorating is one of my all-time favorite things. It’s definitely my happy place. I love finding new ways to mix up my Christmas decor and create an entirely new look each year.
This ‘decorator tree’ is definitely a muse for me. We also have a tree in our basement family room that is decorated with all the kids’ gorgeous crafty creations. I’ll share that in another post soon. Even though I love re-creating our main floor Christmas tree each year, the basement tree is definitely my favourite. Every decoration has sentimental value, whether its something from my own childhood, or something made by our kids tiny hands.
The kids also have small bedroom trees filled with colourful ‘character’ decorations and crafts. I’m still in the process of putting those trees up. Hopefully, I’ll find some time to post about those trees soon. In the meantime, we’re enjoying all the twinkly Winter Wonderland goodness in this main floor tree!
I carried some of the sparkly silver, white and blue decorations through other areas of the main floor, like the dining area.
A few feathered and sequinned trees, mixed up with silver and blue Christmas bulbs, makes a pretty focal point for the table.
A canvas print of a reindeer (in mostly white and grey with a pop of red) sits on the small console table between the dining room and kitchen. I love how he adds a little life and personality to the Winter Wonderland decor.
Over in our TV room, I kept things consistent with the rest of the sparkly silver, white and blue Christmas decor. The fireplace mantel is decorated with a garland of Christmas bulbs, white lights, and some wooden candlesticks. I love mixing up glam and cottage styles. I find that when you add a little wood to the mix, glam decor always feels more approachable.
I really want to paint a sign for my Christmas mantel (with lyrics from “Sleigh Ride”) but I just haven’t found the time to do it yet! It’s such a busy time of year! If I get around to it, I’ll will definitely post a tutorial here. (In the meantime, you can check out this tutorial if you are looking to paint a sign for your own Christmas decor:DIY Vintage Inspired Joyeux Noel Wood Sign.)
To ‘style’ the coffee table, I put some Christmas bulbs in a glass vase. The mix of sparkly elements with the jute rope helps the vibe feel more casual than formal.
I love the distressed wooden rocking horse. I’ve had him for a few years, and it’s one of my favourite Christmas decorations.
Filling bowls or vases with sparkly ornaments and pine cones is an affordable way to carry a consistent look throughout your home at Christmas. Just put a few of your Christmas bulbs aside as you decorate your tree. They make a great centrepiece.
And, somebody really needs to straighten that picture, lol!
Stay tuned for some other Christmas-related posts in the coming days. In the meantime, grab your eggnog latte and go visit these other gorgeous Canadian homes!
See you again soon,