This is the second year now that we’ve decorated the loft for Christmas and it is without a doubt my favorite type of decor to put up in our beautiful apartment. Last year we splurged and got a 10 or 11 foot tree to fill out a corner of the living room, totally do-able because we have 20 foot tall ceilings, but this year we scaled back a bit and decided to go for an 8 foot fur tree from a darling Christmas tree farm in North Carolina.
The star of our Christmas decor every year tends to be the tree because we don’t have much storage for collecting loads of Christmas decorations over the year. But it’s no matter because I like keeping things fresh and using the excess branches of our tree for decorating around our kitchen, office, and living space.
I know many people who like to have a “theme” for their decor: rustic, farmhouse, classic, whimsical, etc. I, however, stick to more of a color palette than a theme. If I can incorporate the classic Christmas colors into the window wreaths, bar cart, and window seats then I’m happy with it. Natural and classic is the way to go for me and none of that blue tinsel or those pink twinkle lights, thanks!
A few other little bits I like to pull out or restock when it goes on sale is beautiful wrapping paper like these sheets from Rifle Paper Co, classic crocks, pitchers, and vases that I keep stocked with fresh evergreen boughs and tied in red ribbon, and strands of battery operated twinkle lights.
There’s nothing quite like scurrying around the house chasing away the dusk by turning on strands of twinkle lights. We have them strung around our windows, above our kitchen cabinets, and sprinkled throughout smaller trees and furniture for a lovely, cozy atmosphere.
The one bit of Christmas decor we did buy this year (besides the tree) was this tree skirt from the Hearth and Home collection at Target and it’s just so perfect. What are your favorite ways to decorate for the holidays?