Oh a little merry & bright is appearing all around the house. And while I am decking the halls and the cottage- I am also planning the colors palettes, and themes and getting inspired from so many places.
8 Inspired Ideas for Christmas
Today I am sharing 10 Ideas that are Inspiring me Right Now for Christmas decor. Maybe some of them will inspire you too?
1. A *little* bit Merry
Because- does it get any cuter than wee trees wearing twinkling lights? These baby trees make me think of Europe and the wee trees that appear in bedrooms and small spaces. I took this quick snap showing the two sizes they come in- I am in love with both but that tiny one is sure stealing my heart right now.
Shop these two trees Here: Baby Nordmann
Simple right? Simple and yet so perfect. I love to look to nature when decking the halls and pinecones are in abundance here in California this year. But if you don’t have trees that give you plenty of them- you can pick up a bag of them and use those. Favorite ways to use pinecones?
Tip: Where to use Pinecones? In the tree. Under the tree. On the mantel. As place settings (more here). Basically- Everywhere. 🙂
Side note- that tree above? My very first Balsam Hill tree- The Colorado Spruce. And I love it just as much now.
3. Vintage Crates Full of Ornaments
I love vintage crates and I love vintage ornaments. So vintage crates full of ornaments is perfect.
Tip: Crates are great to tuck under a tree for a little more decor- or place on a table or sideboard to add a bit of Christmas cheer.
Shop the Look: Mercury Glass Blush Baubles
4. Non-Traditional Colors for Christmas
I mean- why not? Stepping outside that expected and usual color palette box is a fun thing to do. And when using colors like blush for Christmas – it feels even more romantic. From an old chippy pink bucket to blush baubles- this is a color I use every year for Christmas.
Tip: If you aren’t up for your main tree color palette going to the softer side- think about rooms you can add that to. The bedroom or office for example.
Shop the Look: Blush Baubles | Pink Bucket
5. Using Dried Greens & Berries
Because it is just so darn pretty. One of my favorite looks using these was this Wine Country Inspired Tree that I did several years ago. I am thinking it is getting a bit of an encore this year.
Tip: When using fresh in the tree- know that it will dry fairly quickly- so choose something that will look beautiful even dried- or use something that is already preserved.
Get the Look: Mercury Glass Ornaments | Dried Eucalyptus | Faux Berries |
7. Natural Shaped Trees
You already know how much I love those natural shaped trees that look a little bit wonky but oh so perfect. And when you find faux trees that mimic the little differences and character that nature gives you- it is so wonderful. Because as someone who puts up trees early (ahem in September often) I of course want them to last and so faux is the way to go.
This little Cedar Tree is so charming- I love that it imperfectly perfect and absolutely full of personality. He landed in a new spot this year- stay tuned to see just where. 🙂
Shop the Look: Grand Canyon Cedar Tree
8. Vintage Mix & Mingle
Oh that vintage goodness is a big love of mine. Mercury Glass ornaments that are mottled and faded. Old ribbon and pin ornaments are a new love this year. And any type of vintage Christmas goodness really. It is inspiring me in so many ways this year- and I love the mix and mingle with new ornaments and trees and bits. (and there is that crate full of ornaments again.) 🙂
9. Farmhouse Inspired
Farmhouse inspired Christmas is such a fun look. Whether you use red and white ticking stripes and a traditional farmhouse theme- or some of the more modern farmhouse styles- it is a great look to incorporate this year.
See more of this Farmhouse look HERE
10. Snowy Christmas
If you know me- you know I am not a HUGE fan of snow and cold. I can get cold when it is 75 degrees out so snowy winters feel like I am in the freezer haha. But I DO love snowy Christmas trees and decor. And when I discovered frosted trees- I knew they would always be part of my Christmas look.
There is just something about that snow sprinkled look! I also love that frosted trees provide the perfect backdrop for a neutral color palette- as well as a pop of color palette.
Tip: If you don’t want a full large frosted tree- you can incorporate that look with garland or a small tree.
Shop the Look: Frosted Fraser Fir |
So each of these things is inspiring this years look in one way or another. I have a busy few days and weekend on the agenda- so I am off to get busy. Stay tuned for this years first tree in the 12 Trees of Christmas – AND watch your inbox for the email about Early Bird Shopping day for FCC Thanksgiving linens that just. arrived. finally. Remember how I mentioned those shipping delays? The linens took over 8 months to get here from when I ordered -once they are gone this season- they won’t be back in stock until who knows when- watch for an email coming in the next day or so.
Happy Wednesday all.
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Karen Lazar says
Courtney, An exquisite Post as always! We at dovecote Home love the vintage miX and mingle Too, ESPECIALLY in Vintage PlAtes and glasses. We also loVe just a hint of red velvet as in a pillow sUrprisE placed In a favOrite chair. Your work is always inspIring, INTERESTING and beaUtiful. Keep it up!
Chere’ Sterk says
Boy i just want to copy everything you have done! I have never decorated this early for christmas because of the house feeling cluttered but the way you have put this together it only adds to the already beautiful spaces! I am decorating right before thanksgiving so when the family and friends come over it should Really get the christmas spirit flowing. Thank you for the ideas.
Just BEAUTIFUL and i love CHRISTMAS so im already DECORATING. My DAUGHTER cAme home today to find me playing CHRISTMAS music and DECORATING she just said no and gave me the look🙄. I just 😀 Smile!
Teresa Gonzales says
sO BEAUTIFUL! LOVE EVERYTHING YOU DO!
I really like the little fat trees and I’m not sure why. I do think they have great potential. I can’t wait for the email 🙂