USE THIS EASY GUIDE, INCLUDING BUDGET FRIENDLY SOURCES, TO HELP WADE THROUGH THE HUGE AMOUNT OF HOLIDAY DECOR OPTIONS. NARROW DOWN THE FEEL YOU WANT IN YOUR OWN HOME TO HELP SPEED UP THE SHOPPING OR DIY PROCESS.
If you’re wondering, the answer is yes. We have already started to decorate for Christmas. Whether you’ve started decorating your home for Christmas or not, the idea of it can be daunting to some. If you’re anything like me, opening up a box of your Christmas decorations year to year can evoke such responses as, “Oh, yeah! I forgot I had this!” or more like me, “What on earth was I thinking? Who would ever like this? You mean I spent money on this?!”
My decor taste changes almost as frequently as I feel like I’m changing diapers over here these days. Which means shopping. Or window shopping. However, just a quick stroll through the aisles of Target or Hobby Lobby can reveal that the options are endless and they range from extremely traditional to vintage to modern and everything in between.
I feel like there are two types of decor people – those who like a uniform theme throughout the house and then those who like to decorate each room differently. I’ve known and loved both types of decor people, but I am definitely in that first group.
I am hoping by putting together this little roundup of photos, you can see which ones speak to you the most and then head to your craft store to make something, head to your Target or Hobby Lobby or Michael’s or Kirkland’s or Dollar Tree or yard sales or Goodwill to buy something, or rummage through your existing decor and make it work! Do whatever fits your desire and most importantly, budget.
Think anything you would ever see in a Joanna Gaines staged home or magazine. Farmhouse is typically dark and rich colors. The farmhouse trend also seems to use a lot of metal in their decor as well.
Red and green plaid, anyone? This theme includes lots of classic red, Christmas green, and white. Truthfully, I have always been against this look, but after I made a plaid wreath for our front door this year and saw how much I liked it, I’m actually seeing something enchanting about this simple look. Maybe it reminds me of simpler times.
MODERN & NEUTRAL
This is typically where I camp out. In fact, our entire house is completely neutral for the most part because color scares me. When it comes to neutral Christmas decor, this can also include natural or wood elements and mostly simple colors like greys, creams, and whites.
I’ve never been able to pull off anything vintage. I’ve always loved it, but for me, I don’t know that style well enough to put it all together without it looking like a mess. For this style, I see lots of faded color, creams, and greys. I think another thing about vintage I love is the feel that everything is hand made and there’s a story behind it.
For colors here, the answer is all of them. All the bright colors you can imagine, but specifically bright teals, pinks, and lots o’ glitter and sparkle.
CHUNKY YARN AND SWEATER AND FUR AMEN! I love this so much. I was actually pretty low key upset I ran across it too late in the season last year to do it. This style really is just about anything that makes you feel warm on the inside or outside.
Now, this is obviously not a list of all your Christmas decor options! There isn’t such a thing, but even if there was, I ain’t got that kinda time, my friends.
The idea here is to help you maybe narrow down some ideas, but overall, you need to do what fits you, your family, your style, and most importantly your home and budget! Mix and match if you need or want to!
A great way to start is to just think about how you want to feel when you walk in the door. And then consider how you want your guests to feel when they arrive too! You want your home to tell a story…
Maybe I’m on to something with that last sentence 😉