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Christmas Decor Around My House 2023

2023 christmas decor

December 22, 2023

As we inch closer and closer to Christmas Day, I’m soaking up every moment of enjoying the Christmas decorations around my house. The house has seen some big updates this year, most notably the hardwood floors and staircase, so I felt it was only fitting to spring for some new Christmas décor this season. Follow along as I walk you through four of my favorite spaces.

The Staircase

The staircase is the first thing you see upon entering my home and I wanted it to make an impression while being welcoming. I created a sweeping design with Afloral’s Norfolk pine garland and its the perfect whimsical welcome for this space. I topped the design off with some pretty vintage looking burgundy ribbon and tied some brass bells to the newel post for an extra layer of texture.

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Christmas Decor in The Dining Room

The dining room saw plenty of action over Thanksgiving, and I honestly had no plans to decorate it. But then I remembered I had my grandmother’s red table cloth. And then I was gifted a pretty white poinsettia. And then I recalled I had some red taper candles and an extra ceramic Christmas tree. Before you knew it, I was adding another two pieces of Crate & Barrel’s prelit garland above my windows and this space was a festive treat for the eyes.

The formal living room

The formal living room is right off the main hallway, and it gets some of the best natural light in the house. I thought it was only fitting to carry the Norfolk pine into this space in a few different spots. The mantel with a sweeping asymmetrical design, matching Norfolk pine wreaths on the windows topped with khaki velvet ribbon, and a pretty but simplistic table arrangement for the coffee table.

By keeping the garland simple, my new flocked tree was really able to shine in the space and it is decked to the nines with vintage ornaments, both from my grandparents as well as from local antique stores I’ve been frequenting. I can’t wait to continue to collect more and more vintage glass ornaments over the coming years to build my collection.

The cozy Tv room: ultimate cozy christmas vibes

Last but certainly not least is the cozy tv room. This space got a makeover earlier this year when I decided to color drench the entire room. And while painting this space for the third time was the last thing I wanted to do, I kept telling myself how amazing it was going to look at Christmas. Lets just say it has wildly exceeded my expectations.

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After a ton of research on how to pick the perfect Christmas tree, I splurged for a 7.5′ prelit Sanibel Spruce from Balsam Hill, and she is a beauty! I also added more of my favorite pre-lit garland from Crate & Barrel on the mantel and chose to create a beautiful draping design for this space.

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Two matching cedar wreaths from Anthropologie adorn each window with leftover burgundy ribbon and I love seeing them pop when I walk into this space throughout the day.

I created a monochromatic village on my bookshelves by flipping the books around and painting the ceramic houses a creamy white. Pine tree candles are sprinkled throughout and my great-grandmother’s reindeer are staged on the center bookshelf. I added remote controlled tea lights in each house and love how easy it is to turn the village on and off every night. Remember plugging everything in and having cords everywhere? These tea lights have made everything so much more seamless and clean!

Parting Thoughts on this year’s Christmas decor

I went above and beyond with Christmas décor this year, but I have to say I don’t regret any of it. In fact, I’m already looking forward to sprinkling in holiday cheer into more spaces next season. The primary bedroom, kitchen and main bathroom are all on the list for spaces I hope to spotlight in a bigger way.

Whether you go big for Christmas, or prefer to keep things simple, I hope you’re able to take a quiet moment to yourself over the next few days to enjoy your home for the holidays. There is something so special about the warm glow of a Christmas tree, the scent of the perfect pine candle and the nostalgia of decorations passed down throughout the years.

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to you and yours. Thank you once again for being here and I can’t wait to continue this journey with you in 2024!

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