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Unique Christmas Decor

Today I’m sharing some simple but unique Christmas decor inspiration. I’m excited to be a part of the annual Holiday Home Tour organized by 11 Magnolia Lane and Evolution of Style.

At the end of this post, you’ll find 29 other bloggers sharing this holiday decor inspiration! If you’re stopping by from 11 Magnolia Lane, hello!

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I decided to keep our Christmas decor simple this year and I added holiday artwork, faux greenery to the mantel, two trees, and a sweater-inspired rug.

If you want to learn more about my colorful Christmas trees you can go here. They’re not the traditional Christmas colors, but I love the lemons and the sophisticated fun they bring to the room.

Closer to Christmas, I will add these cute polka dot stockings. I found them at Hobby Lobby a few years ago.

You can find this gorgeous hand-lettered art here, and it comes in a large variety of sizes, colors, and framing options. Use code SINCERELY for 15% off!

I love the contrast between our light kitchen and the moodiness of the living room.

I’ve decided less is more this holiday season and am keeping our home festive but simple.

Merry Christmas from my family and don’t forget to visit This is Our Bliss.

 

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Family Room Holiday Decor

Family Room Holiday Decor

I found all our family room holiday decor at Joss and Main.

Family Room Holiday Decor:

This family room is where we spend all of our time as a family, and we didn’t have a tree up here because I wanted two trees in our formal living room this year. I thought it would be fine, but Lena was so upset. This is the tree that we decorate with all the kids handmade ornaments. Luckily Joss and Main came to the rescue!

I have the 7.5′ Pre-lit Slim Fraser Green Fir, and the price was fantastic for the quality of the tree. It’s full, pre-lit, and looks perfect in our space!

Lena and I spent the evening watching a Christmas movie and hanging all her favorite handmade ornaments from over the years.

The tree is full of memories, and I look forward to setting up this tree every year.

I love the simple pinecone and berry wreath in our window. It doubles and indoor and outdoor decor. I added a simple navy bow to hang it from.

Keeping with the navy bow theme (the large tree also has them), I added a cute tabletop tree to the space and added a bow to the top of it.

Our family room is now festive and ready for the holidays, and we couldn’t love the space more!

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Christmas Decor

We spend so much time in our family room, so I decided to make it really festive this year. I rounded up my favorite Christmas decor from Joss and Main, and I’m using many of these items in our space:

Stay tuned for our festive family room which will be coming to the blog very soon!

Looking for other Christmas decor ideas? Check out these posts:

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Holiday Bedroom Decor Ideas

Holiday Bedroom Decor

I teamed up with several bloggers (including my sweet friend Amie of Meme Hill who organized this blog hop), and we are all sharing holiday bedroom decor ideas in partnership with Crane & Canopy.

In the past, I have decorated my kids rooms, but I have never decorated the master bedroom – which was fun!

I added two small flocked trees to the nightstand and a simple garland to the top of the headboard. I also added a few plaid pillows and some artwork of a wintry scene.

I upgraded our bedding with Crane & Canopy’s The Page Blue duvet set. I love that it is two-sided – one with a pattern and the other plain white. I have the option of using either side, but I opted to keep the pattern subtle with just the foldover pattern visible. It has a hidden zipper (which is so much easier than the buttons), and there are ties to keep the duvet in place. It is also very soft and feel so luxurious.

Crane & Canopy also has the most comfortable pajamas. I have on the Layla pajamas, and they are so soft!

Want more holiday bedroom decor ideas? Go see what my other designer friends are up to:

Amie from MEME HILL

Camila from Effortless Style

Jewel from Jeweled Interiors

Yuni from Love Your Abode

Sarah from Sarah Sofia Productions

Angela from Unexpected Elegance

Ginny from Maple Creek Market

Janine Happy Happy Nester

Amy from Crazy Chic Design

Oscar from Oscar Bravo Home

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Unique Christmas Decor Ideas

I realized I haven’t shared a holiday home tour this year and want to share our home in hopes of inspiring you with some unique Christmas decor ideas as you deck your halls.

unique Christmas Decor Ideas

In our living room, I kept it fairly simple but added lots of color to our Christmas tree (see more details on the tree here).

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I switched out my floral artwork for this beautiful wintry scene – which will last well beyond the holidays!

I kept the mantel simple with garland and stockings I found at our local Meijer store.

The basket was thrifted, and I filled it with old glass ornaments.

I added some simple touches to our kitchen as well. My favorite thing to do is to fill glass containers with bulbs. I found a box of bulk gold ornaments at Big Lots.

I love collecting miniature faux pine trees. They are perfect for adding holiday touches throughout your home.

Near our stove, I added another faux pine tree and a glass globe of ornaments and garland over the doorway.

My goal is to make the house festive without feeling too cluttered.

I recently shared our dining room. This space works well from fall into the holidays, and you can find the tutorial for the fruit centerpiece HERE.

I also decorated our master bedroom for the holidays, and you can read all about that tomorrow!

Our library is also decorated, and I love putting a lit Christmas tree in the front of the house so it is visible from the street.

I talk about the blue and gold Christmas tree here and give tips for decorating trees.

The Merry Christmas sign is digital artwork I purchased and printed at Walgreens. I recently discovered that Walgreens can print poster-sized images!

I needed a rug to soften the space, so I stole this one from our upstairs home office.

How are you decking the halls this year?

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Easy Holiday Decor

I love decorating for Christmas, and I also love keeping things manageable.  Today I’m sharing some easy holiday decor ideas.

As much as I adore the look of live trees and greenery, I also don’t love the maintenance (I never remember to mist them) and one of my sons deals with allergies.  So, we have artificial trees and greenery (minus the gorgeous live wreath hanging above my fireplace).

I try to find trees and greenery that looks realistic, and I save money in the long run. My holiday decor mainly consists of Christmas trees, greenery and wreaths.

I don’t love a lot of clutter, so I keep things as simple as possible.

I’m always on the hunt for faux mini Christmas trees, and I love to set them everywhere.  If anyone has a good source for them, please let me know!

I added this colorful Christmas tree to our kitchen, and I love how happy it is.

I still have our golden neutral Christmas tree in our family room, and I love the hanging the santa photo ornaments every year.

I still have one more tree that I was hoping to show you today. It’s going in our library, but it still hasn’t arrived.  I’ll be showing you that tree in the next week or two.

I love how just the simple greenery touches make the space instantly festive.

I used a lot of candles during the holiday season, and I love the sparkle they provide.

I haven’t had a star on top of our tree for years, but my 7-year-old begged for one, and I do love the charm it brings.

In our dining room, I added more greenery (and candles).  The room is instantly ready for the holiday thanks to three wreaths and matching table greenery.

Want more design inspiration for the holidays?  My friends are all sharing how they deck the halls.

Go see what they’re up to:

Angela | Unexpected Elegance Annie | DIY Decor Mom Jess | Bright Green Door Sarah | Room For Tuesday

Merry Christmas!

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Front Door Makeover with Balsam Hill

Front Door Makeover with Balsam Hill

Front Door Makeover with Balsam Hill

I teamed up with Balsam Hill once again, but this time it is for Christmas (last time was for my fall front door makeover).

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I am absolutely in love with my front door entrance.  It is elegant and inviting AND it all looks just as gorgeous at night (which I will show a little later in the post).

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The wreath and garland are Balsam Hill’s Bay Laurel with Mixed Berries Foliage.

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If you would love some gorgeous holiday decor for your home, Balsam Hill is offering my readers a coupon code good through the end of January. The Single Ball Boxwood Topiaries from my fall front porch were reused, and they will definitely stay outside the front door year-round as they work well with each season.

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My topiaries, garland, and wreath are lit and make a beautiful statement once the sun goes down (which is way too early here in Indiana).

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I also added a couple of Balsam Hill’s Candela Crossbar Lanterns.

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I put the Miracle Flame Outdoor Battery-Operated Candle in each lantern, and the glow is perfect.

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Right before I was getting ready to take photos of my front door, I saw a post by The Painted Hive.  Kristine updated an outdated door by painting over glass panels. I need to preface this by saying that from the day we moved into our home three years ago, I have never loved our door.  It is not an antique (the previous owner added it soon before we bought the house).  I wanted a solid door – the fancy glass is not my style.  I always tell people home decor is like clothes.  We all like different styles of dress, and well all prefer different styles of decor in (and outside in my case) our homes.

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You can see the fancy glass here in my fall decorated front door…

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I had to do a little persuading, but Steve agreed to let me cover the glass (even though he thought I was crazy).  I promised I would make it removable in case it turned out to be a disaster. I began by using wrapping paper to make a pattern of the glass.

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holiday-front-door-decor-with-balsam-hill-2 Once the pattern was made, I traced it onto some thin plywood I had leftover from an earlier project.

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I cut two pieces out for the front and inside of the door and used caulk to hold the board in place (remember I promised Steve I’d make it removable).

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I did have to use a couple of nails to hold the board in place while the caulk dried.

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I picked THE COLDEST days for this project, and I tried to keep the cold air out.

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After an afternoon, the caulk was dry and the door was freshly painted and my glass was gone (or hidden).

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Christmas Tree Decor

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of At Home for IZEA. All opinions are 100% mine.

At Home Christmas Tree

We have always been real tree people, but this past month I have had the honor of working with At Home Christmas Decor on several posts.  (To see my dining room Christmas makeover click HERE and to see my fireplace Christmas makeover click HERE.) During both of those shopping trips, I couldn’t help but notice the Christmas Trees.  At Home has a separate section devoted entirely to artificial trees – 101 varieties. I was quickly won over when I started thinking about how these trees could be used year after year, required no watering, wouldn’t make a mess, and I wouldn’t have to stand in the freezing cold to select a Tree for Me.  I was all in – especially with At Home’s everyday low prices.!

At Home Christmas Tree

At Home has 15 different themes that you can use on their own or group to make your perfect look: Seas & Greetings, Holiday Hoedown, Lavish and Luxe, Peppermint Jazz, Berry Platinum, Forest Fairy Tales, Crystal Chateau, Cherished Memories, Heaven and Earth, Midnight Plume, Regal Renaissance, Snowcapped Scene, Handcrafted from Around the World, Dem Darlings, and Handcrafted.   I used several different themes to get the perfect look:

    • Tree (7.5 foot pre-lit Laurent spruce tree)
    • Shatter Proof Ornaments
    • Burlap Tree Skirt
    • Burlap Ribbon
    • Scentsicles scented ornaments (because I LOVE the fresh tree scent!

Shatter Proof Ornaments

Shatterproof ornaments are a must for us.  I have kids and I have wood floors.  Not a great combination of glass ornaments.

 

At Home Christmas Decor.

At Home has aisles of ornaments.

At Home Shatterproof ornaments

I loved these geometric-shaped gold ornaments.  They added just a little something special to my tree.

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You can turn on the tree lights with the press of a button…

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Want to see more of my Christmas decor?

Decorating for Christmas Ideas

Click HERE to see my dining room Christmas makeover.

Christmas Fireplace Decor

And HERE to see my fireplace Christmas makeover. What’s your favorite At Home Christmas theme?

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Christmas Mantel Decor Ideas

Christmas Mantel Decor Ideas

This post brought to you by At Home. The content and opinions expressed below are that of sincerely, sara d.

Christmas Fireplace Decor

This year, my fireplace received a Christmas makeover. This is a photo of my fireplace last Christmas:

Christmas Mantle Decorating Ideas

There was just too much going on, and  I wanted something calm and cozy this year.

At Home Christmas Decor Ideas

My home is filled with At Home Christmas Decor this year. (To see my recent dining room Christmas makeover, click HERE.) At Home has been my one-stop-shop! If you’re not familiar with At Home, they were formally Garden Ridge, and they have MUCH more than just Christmas decor. The store is huge and filled with every home decor item imaginable!

At Home Christmas Decor Ideas

At Home has 15 different themes that you can use on their own or group to make your perfect look: Seas & Greetings, Holiday Hoedown, Lavish and Luxe, Peppermint Jazz, Berry Platinum, Forest Fairy Tales, Crystal Chateau, Cherished Memories, Heaven and Earth, Midnight Plume, Regal Renaissance, Snowcapped Scene, Handcrafted from Around the World, Dem Darlings, and Handcrafted.   I used Lavish & Luxe and Crystal Chateau for my dining room, and Snowcapped Scene for my fireplace decor which includes:

    • Simple Wreaths

 

    • White Fur Stockings

 

    • Burlap Ribbon

 

    • Snowy Garland with Pinecones

 

  • Golden Antlers

Christmas garland

The Christmas section is unbelievable. At Home has a separate section devoted entirely to 101 varieties of artificial Christmas Trees. (I’ll be sharing my tree next week!). And they have holiday decor – both indoor and outdoor. I filled my cart full of so many pretty things thanks to At Home’s everyday low prices.

At Home Stockings

I love the texture these stockings give my space.  Fur and pom poms?  Yes, please!

Hanging Wreath

And these simple wreaths with pinecones showcase my Christmas art.

At Home wreaths

I just couldn’t say no to these gold antlers.

Gold Antler Decor

At Home Christmas Decor Ideas

When decorating your home for the holidays, do you stick with one decor theme or mix and match?

Also, I’ll be sharing my At Home Christmas Tree for Me next week!

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Dining Room Christmas Makeover

I’m excited to share my dining room Christmas makeover today. This post brought to you by At Home.

The content and opinions expressed below are that of sincerely, sara d..

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My dining room now looks like a Christmas wonderland.

At Home Christmas Decor.  

Are you familiar with At Home?  It is the one-stop-shop for Christmas Decor – and the store where I found all my holiday decor.  (And they have much more than just Christmas decor.  They have enough stuff for you to design your entire house – every single room.) The Christmas section is unbelievable.  At Home has a separate section devoted entirely to artificial trees – 101 varieties.  And they have holiday decor – both indoor and outdoor. I filled my cart full of so many pretty things thanks to At Home’s everyday low prices.

At Home Christmas Decor Ideas

Here’s my supply list of decor items from At Home for my dining room:

  • Sparkling Tree Branches
  • Vintage Looking Ornaments
  • Fluffy Feather Bunches
  • Burlap Ribbon
  • Burlap Embellished Leaves
  • Pine Wreaths
  • Pine Mantel Swag
  • Pine Garland
  • Simple Candles
  • Ceramic Bowls

Here’s what my dining room looked like last week…

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…before the Christmas wonderland took over.

At Home Christmas Wonderland

And if their Christmas collection could get any more amazing, At Home has 15 different decorative Christmas themes.  My personal favorites include Crystal Chateau:

Crystal Chateau

And Lavish & Luxe:

Lavish & Luxe

I combined Crystal Chateau and Lavish & Luxe to create the perfect look for my dining room.  It has some natural elements with a touch of vintage and glam. On the table, I put feathers in the bowls and added the candles.  Pine garland, sparkling tree branches, and the embellished accents surround the three candles.

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The mantle garland went on the buffet along with the embellished pieces and the ornaments.  I hung the wreaths with the burlap ribbon.

Dining Room Christmas Decor

At Home offers plain wreaths as well as a large variety of decorated wreaths.

At Home Wreath Decor

I am so in love with these vintage-looking ornaments.

Pretty Christmas Decor

Decorating for Christmas Ideas

You can see all of At Home’s Christmas Collections HERE.  Which one is your favorite?

At Home Christmas  

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