Holiday Decor Inspiration

Lately, I’ve been trying to gather inspiration for holiday decorating.  Sometimes it can be really hard to execute what I really want my home to look like for the holidays.  You know what I mean?  I have all the ideas in my brain but don’t really know how to put it all together.  Does that ever happen to you?  Last year I was smart and started making Pinterest boards which helped me out a lot.  I know some people say that Pinterest is getting old but it is only getting more awesome.  In my opinion, it is a great tool that helps with inspiration, planning meals, and gift ideas.  I wanted to share some places I have been getting my inspiration for the holidays.  These blogs are really unique and have lots of amazing DIY ideas, as well as, budget friendly options.  I love it.

picture credit: Hi Sugarplum
photo credit: Cassie over at Hi Sugarplum Blog

On Cassie’s blog she shares a super easy DIY project on how to make sequin Christmas trees.  You can check that out here.

photo credit: Chris over at Just a Girl Blog
photo credit: Chris over at Just a Girl Blog

My obsession this year has been Christmas trees.  That is probably why I have three up in my home now.  Last year we went with two faux & one real tree.  I really don’t know why, maybe because growing up all we had was a real tree.  We would go to the tree farm, find the perfect tree, and then decorate it.  It was always so much fun.  This year we have all faux trees.  I am okay with that.  When gathering inspiration I ran across Just a Girl Blog.  You can check it out here.  She had lots of unique ideas which hooked me right from the beginning.  I also like how simple her style is yet with a cozy feel.

photo credit: Melissa over at The Inspired Room Blog
photo credit: Melissa over at The Inspired Room Blog

Sometimes it is the little things that make a big change in the room.  This reminds me of me this year.  I didn’t want to over decorate with all kinds of crazy Christmas decor.  I did want splashes of holiday decor here and there styled in a chic way.  Here I love how she combined both metals gold and silver.  You can check out The Inspired Room Blog here.

photo credit: Myra over at My Blessed Life Blog
photo credit: Myra over at My Blessed Life Blog

I don’t know if it’s because I grew up on the country side of Houston, Texas, but I love rustic design.  Burlap, wood, and plaid just reminds me of good ole southern hospitality.  I love it.  It really makes me feel happy and I think Myra did a great job incorporating holiday touches with a rustic design approach.  You can check out her full blog post here.

photo credit: Brittany over at Pretty Handy Girl Blog
photo credit: Brittany over at Pretty Handy Girl Blog

I’ve always wanted to hang ornament from the chandelier.  This year we opt not to do it because our chandelier hangs too low.  We are still trying to decide which light fixture will replace our current one.  This is a great idea for future decorating though.  Very cute.  You can check out Brittany’s Christmas Home Tour here.

photo credit: Courtney over at A Thoughtful Place Blog
photo credit: Courtney over at A Thoughtful Place Blog

This is exactly what I was talking about earlier….decorating with small things like a holiday cushion or a delicate wreath.  It brings in color and holiday spirit.  Also brightens the room up a bit.  Courtney’s Christmas Home Tour is amazing by the way.  Especially, her photography – you can visit her blog here.

photo credit: Traci over at Beneath My Heart Blog
photo credit: Traci over at Beneath My Heart Blog

If you have kids or have nieces or nephews that come over a lot – you’ll like this idea.  A hot chocolate station.  You can check out more details here.  I especially like how Traci put all those marshmallows in the jar.  This will keep them fresh longer.  Santa’s boot with the candy canes adds such a perfect Christmas touch.  I have something similar but not exactly the same.  I can’t wait to show you my Christmas Home Tour later this week.  Keep your eyes open for that…

I hope your have enjoyed the inspiration and photography I shared with you today.  It’s okay to get ideas from others because that is how we learn.  If we don’t learn from each other, who do we learn from?  I hope you are having a happy & healthy holiday season.  Keep on checking in – I will have more holiday posts coming this week.

BTW…..Do you prefer a FAUX or REAL tree for Christmas?

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