Nothing quite says Christmas like bright reds, greens and all of the other colors of the rainbow. Traditional red and green decorations can be anything but boring! Think swirls of red and white peppermint candy canes and strings of large vintage multicolored Christmas bulbs. Flocked trees and kid-friendly decor will really make your house the place to be “home for the holidays.”
We have a variety of trees all over our house at Christmas time. In the family room we always have a fresh frasier fir tree. Then in my office and the kids playroom we have artificial flocked trees. I love them equally for different reasons.
First of all, you can not beat the smell of a real Christmas tree. I love holiday candles, diffusers and room spray as much as the next person but its truly not the same. Even the kids can smell it upstairs when they come out of their rooms each morning. Growing up, we never have an artificial tree but we only had one tree in our house. Going to a tree lot pick out or heading to a farm cut down a fresh tree is such a fun family tradition during the holidays. It’s something everyone look forward to the weekend after Thanksgiving. One negative is that, it will die… and possibly before the season is over. You never know when. We have had them die before Christmas and the branches start to break and the ornaments fall to the ground. Getting a new one would mean taking off all the ornaments and lights and starting from scratch. Pretty much a nightmare right before Christmas!
I love the artificial ones because I can put it up as early as like and I don’t have to worry about it drying out and dying a slow death before Christmas day. I, also, love the way our brightly colored ornaments pop on a white, flocked tree. It’s truly a magical sight! A negative to the faux trees would be storing them all year long. The boxes can be big and take up lots of room… which especially frustrates Allen. Either way, in my opinion, the more trees (in all varieties) the better!
Wreaths + Garland
Little wreaths, big wreaths and wreaths of three…they are an integral part of decorating for the holidays. Hang them on doors, windows, walls or mirrors for a pop of Christmas.
Garland can be draped on any surface that can be still long enough. Fresh cedar is my personal favorite because of the smell and way it hangs so beautifully. You can really add anything to simple green garland light other, colorful garland, ornaments and adding fairy lights to it makes it extra magical.
Tree Skirts + Stockings
Other Indoor Decor
I found plenty of good, whimisical, kid-favorite decor for your holiday home that will make your children children in the holiday spirit. The magic of Christmas (and decorations!) through a child’s eyes is just the best. Adding a small tree, wreath or Christmas village to their bedrooms might just remind them that Santa and the elves are watching all the time 😉
Festive throw pillows added to couches, chairs or beds are a quick way to get anyone in the holiday spirit. You can find Christmas pillows pretty much anywhere and in any colors, shapes and sizes that your heart desires!
I have always been the “cool mom” at Christmas when I put the “holidays sheets” on the kids beds after Thanksgiving. It’s a little something that brightens the kids’ rooms and makes them feel extra special this time of year.
Christmas is the time to take entertaining to a whole new level. Fun dinnerware, glasses and linens will take your holiday game to the next level. If you don’t want a full set of holidays dishes (which can be expensive and take up lots of cabinet space) get a set of salad, dessert plates or holiday-themed chargers. Also colorful napkins and runners could transform simple dining table to a beautiful holiday table. Even little touches like festive candle holders would elevate your tablescape.