Tuesday, December 25, 2018

Merry Christmas + A Look At How We Decorated For The Holidays

Merry Christmas! I still can't believe that today is the day. If I am being honest, it still doesn't feel fully like Christmas. I didn't quite get through all my go-to movies and I'm thinking that may be why. I have a feeling that I'll be spending part of this afternoon/evening catching up on the ones I missed. 

One thing that did help to get me in the holiday spirit even with all the hustle and bustle the season brings was decorating our house for Christmas. I could write a novel about how much I love living in a rental house as opposed to an apartment but there is something about having a house during the holiday season that feels even more festive. From hosting friends for a Christmas party to having space to spread out and wrap presents and having decorations surrounding us while watching Christmas favorites to having a table to set for the season it is just so much more fun! Below you'll find some photos of how we spruced up our home for the holidays. 


Although our tree wasn't real and was a bit lopsided, filling it up with lights and ornaments (both sentimental and funny) made it a focal point in our living room. We wrapped garland around our banister and eventually filled the area around the tree with gifts purchased for friends and family. Our inside wreaths were fake as well and I even plan to store them decorated since finding a way to make them look balanced on the two windows in our living room was trickier than I imagined. We did have a real wreath on our front door which was the perfect way to let in the scent of Christmas when we didn't have our Anthropologie Christmas tree candle burning (which was rare). 

I had bottle brush trees from previous apartments which served as the perfect way to extend our Christmas decorations into our dining room. With an oversized gift bow stuck on the mirror and a poinsettia centerpiece, it wasn't hard to make the room look festive. 

As for setting the table, spreading out festive wrapping paper or a cute table runner can easily do the trick. I added some cute scalloped gold chargers, bow napkin rings, and festive paper products to the white plates we already had which ended up looking very jolly and inviting. While it's not the formal table setting that I am used to during the holiday season, it was fun to decorate our house how we wanted to while still getting to enjoy traditional Christmas decor at home as well. 

I hope that y'all have a wonderful Christmas day!

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