There are few things that make me happier than the glow of Christmas lights in my house at night. Each January when the tree and garland come down, I can't help but feel like our house suddenly becomes so empty! Anyone else? We started completely fresh last year for our first Christmas in our new home, and we've continued the same theme this year.
Dustin and I are no-fuss decorators. We like to have a general theme or common idea for a space, and we tend to agree on having a few statement pieces, but we're not busy when it comes to decor. Also, I'm not overly crafty, so our tree doesn't have any bows and it's not wrapped in ribbon. All the same, I love it and it's absolutely perfect for our style and taste. When it comes to the holidays, it's all about doing what makes YOU warm and fuzzy inside!
Stockings for Dustin, Trip, and me hung with care
The Color/Theme Inspiration
You guys already know that I love to use a pattern or textile as inspiration for a space. For our Christmas decor, the Ugg Camper Plaid tree skirt and stockings served as the basis of our whole look (Ugg doesn't make this print anymore, but I've seen a few different Christmas plaids online). We loved the plaid so much that we decided to go with a red/plaid modern rustic theme for our tree and surrounding decor. Really the only green in our house is the tree itself; otherwise, our decor is mostly red and white with little bits of other neutrals - browns, grays, blacks, and navies.
We actually do not have a single thing "Santa" in our space; instead, our decor is more about reindeer! I LOVE the reindeer on the mantle that we got at Kirklands last year - those were the first "Christmasy" items I put out (before Thanksgiving). We also found a few adorable reindeer ornaments.
The Reason for the Season
Christmas decor would not be complete without acknowledging the entire reason we celebrate this holiday. I found this simple, rustic nativity scene at Hobby Lobby a few years ago, and it's still a go-to for us. We also added this gorgeous rustic sign on the fireplace hearth reminding us about sweet baby Jesus. :)
Whatever your holiday decor looks like, we hope your season is blessed!