Confession: I loathe the colour red. I’m not sure why exactly that is, but I do know that as of late, Ben’s retina burning plastic toys are testing my sanity. So apart from toys, the only time the colour red is tolerated by me is at Christmas. I’ve had years where I allowed none of it on the tree but my resolve has crumbled a bit (maybe it’s having three children, two cats, and often a high level of insanity over here) - either way, in small does at Christmas, I can handle it.
I am not a theme person. I don’t buy new decor every Christmas season - I think last year I bought one faux wreath (we’re allergic to the real stuff) and then I “borrowed” a few Christmas things from my Mother (they may currently be packed away in my crawl space).
So what do I do to refresh our decor every year without actually buying anything new? I change up where I put everything - except the tree.
I like to tuck ornaments into bookshelves, fake pinecones into vases, and white twinkly lights anywhere they’ll fit!
I love bringing a little Christmas into different rooms of the house. Open shelving is a great place for a mini tree.
Source list: Nesting Tables Ikea Svalsta / Lamp Robert Abbey
With 3 children in the house, I like to keep things fun, light and safe (especially this year with a wandering toddler). Non breakable ornaments are key as well as anything felt, stuffed or soft enough not to break if (when) violently thrown from its designated spot!
You can’t see it here, but another way I like to bring in a bit of Christmas is by swapping out a couple of pictures in small frames for cheeky greeting cards.
How do you make Christmas work for your style? (Or are you a theme queen?)