How to Decorate for the Holidays like a Pro

It’s now officially December and time to bust out holiday decor!!! There is just something about this time of year that makes me giddy. How can you not enjoy a month full of sweater weather, beautiful lights & greenery, and making memories with family?! Did I mention greenery? I’m a little obsessed… which brings me to my first decor item!

Wreaths

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Wreaths aren’t just for the front door, y’all. You can hang them above your mantel, on a back door, or on a wall! And there are so many great DIY instructions online so you can create the wreath of your dreams and save a buck or two. Definitely check out this tutorial on how to create your own Advent-Style Olive Branch Wreath like the one below! Or if you’re looking for a more traditional holiday wreath style take a look at this tutorial by the Fresh Exchange.

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Image from monikahibbs.com

Mantel

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BRB have to go get a towel because I just drooled all over my keyboard. How fantastic is this mantel decor!? It’s a mix of faux garland, fresh eucalyptus and winter flowers, as well as snowberries placed in silver chalices. Fabuloussssss! If greenery and chalices aren’t quite festive enough for you, then add some candles, wood bead garland (this is one of my new favorite things) and some cute stockings like the ones below! ‘

Stairwell

Image from  Craftberry Bush

Image from Craftberry Bush

Your stairwell is another fantastic place for garland! I also love using ribbon to help fasten it to the railing. So festive and just GORGE! If you’re considering making your own garland, take a peak at this wonderful tutorial by Austin local Love, Alfa.

Christmas Tree (duh)

After scouring Pinterest last night and not finding a photo of a Christmas tree I absolutely loved for this year’s decor inspiration… I’ve decided to just show you guys a sneak peak into my tree! As most of you know, Chris and I are moving into our new house on the 15th sooooo no decorating for me until then. Sigh.

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The fabulous tassel ornaments from Lulu and Georgia on the bottom left are from last year, as well as some faux floral stems I snagged from Hobby Lobby. I don’t know about y’all, but I have been using Etsy more and more to find unique items for clients and myself! I found these adorbs macrame ornaments, vintage brass bell garland, and wood bead garland all on Etsy. Can I get a hand clap! Then we have a set of mini retro ornaments from Anthropologie on the bottom right. How freakin’ cute are those?!

Keep an eye out for next week’s post all about holiday entertaining essentials and decor! If you’re gearing up for a holiday gathering, but need a little help with decorations, give me a call. I’m offering discounted holiday decorating packages now through Dec. 21st!