I have been bitten by the Christmas bug...big time! I'm so happy to welcome you into our home and share the reveal of our living room Christmas Decora and kick off National Decorate Your Home For The Holidays week! During the week of November 16th-22nd, decorate your home for the holidays and keep from stressing over the last minute decorating frenzy! I've been sharing some sneak peeks of my Big Lots shopping trip and some tips for decorating for the holidays, and today, I want to share my holiday decor with you! I had so much fun decorating this year, and can't wait to show you how I used all of the goodies that I found to decorate my home with!
I also mentioned that I was participating in The Big Holiday Challenge with some other talented bloggers, and guess what? I won #BigHoliday Master Holiday Decorator Blogger! I couldn't be more thrilled and can't believe I won! Thank you so much, Big Lots, for inviting me to participate! Everyone did such an amazing job!
Okay, enough about me...let's get to the decor, right?
I really wanted to go back to decorating in a more traditional holiday theme this year, so I chose lots of red and white items to be paired with greenery. I pulled out some of my old decor and added some amazing pieces from Big Lots to go along with it! I also wanted our decor to be simple, with high impact. I chose a small glass cloche and white plate, and simply placed a small bottle brush tree underneath...isn't it so sweet? I also wanted to add another tree to the room, on a smaller scale so that I could decorate it for the 12 Days of Christmas. The gold sequin deer I showed in some of my previous posts is standing on a shelf, admiring the smaller tree, and if you look up, you can spy a little pinecone bird nesting in a bed of pine in a terrarium. It's one of my favorite things to admire right now.
I feel like that little tree balances the entire room since the bigger tree dominates the other side of the room, don't you?
I love these little pinecones (which I bought a large bucket of) nesting in a wooden bowl I found in the home decor section! The candle and the pinecones together are the perfect pair!
I wanted to stay pretty simple with our mantel since there is so much color going on everywhere else. I hung a wreath in the middle of my trusty chalkboard that lives on our mantel, and added a pretty burlap bow. The candlesticks and vintage shutters stay up pretty much all year long, but for Christmas, I added those little white pinecone trees. I love them soooo much! They will probably stay there all winter...no need to take them down after Christmas!
Now on to the other side of the room! I added a candle to the shelves and another soft red throw to my husband's chair, and wrapped a little garland with pinecones around our clock. My mom brought me that amazing vintage sled last week, so I propped it up next to our tree, then balanced the other side with another one of my chalkboards and wrote JOY on it. Can you spy the little deer admiring the tree?
It just makes me smile!
Here is a closer look at our tree before we plugged it in. I love all of the woodland ornaments I found at Big Lots! Little hedgehogs, polar bears, owls, birds with pinecone wings and the silver and white deer heads...gah! I had to have them all! I also nestled some of the pinecones in the tree and added lots of sparkly bulbs too!
Here it is all lit up! I love sitting in the dark admiring it in the evenings!
I was challenged by Big Lots and am participating in the #BigHoliday Challenge for National Decorate Your Home for the Holidays Week – November 16-22! I encourage you not to just dream big for the holidays…achieve big with Big Lots! Planning ahead and starting early is the secret to de-stressing and spreading holiday cheer! Big Lots and I want to encourage you to transform your home into a holiday wonderland during National Decorate Your Home Week!
Big Lots has everything you’ll need to get a head start on the holiday season…big ideas and big deals on the biggest assortment of holiday decorations! Visit Big Lots or follow #BigHoliday for tips and tricks and start hauling out the holly!