Now that December really isn’t all that far away, I think it’s time to chat about holiday/Christmas decor. Look, this post was written for all of you who may want to refresh your decor or start a new journey with Christmas decor. What this post is not meant for is to make you feel like what you have isn’t good enough. NOPE. I definitely don’t need anything new… that was until I saw a few things that are now clearly on this list. But as of now, I’ve resisted. This is a very happy eye candy and I hope it’s both useful and/or entertaining. Let’s deck these halls:
Shape Studies Tabletop Trees| Paper Tree Christmas Decoration | Shape Studies Tabletop Trees
I don’t remember how many decorative trees I have for my ONE BEDROOM apartment (I think over 29??? Yikes!) but y’all they are such a fun and easy way to add instant holiday and a sculptural moment to your home. You can see the extra-large Acordian papers floor trees. Em bought them because they were so cool and large versions of the tabletop ones she loves. I also have the smaller versions and love them. If you want the smaller size, the ones shown in the middle picture are also great. They come in different colors. The ceramic ones look so beautiful if you’re looking for a Scandi-inspired vibe.
Faux Potted Alpine Tree w/ Pine Cones | Faux Potted Alpine Tree w/ Pine Cones | Sisal Christmas Bottle Brush Tree Set (Set of 6)
The majority of my haul is made up of bottlebrush trees. These trees are so adorable and come in many different colors and sizes. You can go bold with color if you want. I’m a neutral girl. What a great idea are those faux-potted trees! I love the wood planters. You could leave them out for the entire winter.
Handcrafted German Pyramid & Candle | Flameless Christmas Window Candle | Blanche Snowflake Candle Holder
The candles are the best at creating optimal lighting for maximum coziness. They are all so different and each one is beautiful. Handcrafted German Pyramids are so charming and beautiful! You have to check out the different styles. But if real fire isn’t what you want then this electric candle is a very cute alternative. The wood base is gorgeous. But if taper candleholders are what you’re after then I don’t think you can go wrong with these snowflake ones🙂
Female Soldier Nutcracker| Marble and Metal Star Figural | Female Soldier Nutcracker
The holiday figurines are a great addition to any decor! The ones I own from my childhood are creepy, but I love them. This travertine nutcracker may be the trendiest, coolest item on this list. It is also beautiful. This star would look so beautiful on a fireplace in a small Christmas vignette. I love the female soldier nutcracker. We definitely didn’t have female soldier nutcrackers growing up (I don’t think they were an option?) and I think it’s so wonderful.
Forest Friends Snowball Battle Felt Critters| Forest Friends Snowball Fight Felt Critters | Black Deer Looking Forward
A plush buck with a scarlet? Get outta here. But if red isn’t in your color palette, there are 5 other color options. The black one is less “cutesy” but perfectly modern if that’s your look. Both styles are beautiful. These little forest friends, however, are the stuff of Christmas village dreams. The graphic I chose was the snowball battle, but there are others that are just as good! Purchase them all! Do it to me and for your village.
Cindy Advent Calendar – Battery Operated Lit Wood Ski Lodge Advent Calendar| Cindy Advent Calendar | Battery Operated Lit Wood Ski Lodge Christmas Advent Calendar
As a child, I was always enchanted by our advent calendars. We had the chocolate advent calendars that we bought at the grocery store, but a reusable one can add a lot to your holiday decor. A simple, minimal version (that also lights up!) is available. Go for a pure wood calendar. Cindy Advent Calendar has a lot more whimsy. It’s not cheap at $78 but I expected to pay a lot more. For something in the middle, I love the option of a ski lodge. It’s so cute and it also lights up. You can’t lose with any of these.
Metal Bell Christmas Garland with Clips| Christmas Tree with Photo or Card Clips Display | Metal Bell Christmas Garland with Clips
The Bunges are BIG holiday card people but for as long as I can remember we’ve just put the ones we’d get in a bowl. Not the worst but we could’ve done better. I, on the other hand, display mine on my mantel (to be fair I maybe get about six each year so it’s a little more manageable) but having a wonderful little holder like that scalloped metal cutie would make them look even better. This tree card holder would also look adorable hanging on a non-working fireplace or curtain rod.
Preserved Grass Leaf & Snowberry Christmas Wreath | Metal Mistletoe Wreath | Faux Cedar Hoop Christmas Wreath with Bell Ornaments
I know I did a post about faux trees and wreaths but I couldn’t help myself! The Preserved Grass Leaf has a very organic look. You can also keep this item up throughout the winter. If you’re a fan of modern design, a metal wreath would be a great choice! If you prefer something a bit more classic, then how about a faux cedar wreath? 10/10.
Colorful Fabric Tree Decorative Christmas Wall Garland – Merry Christmas Garland – Metal Leaf Christmas Garland| Merry Christmas Garland | Metal Leaf Christmas Garland
Last year, I had a grand idea to DIY a felt garland. Was it worth it? I really like the way it turned out, but it was a long process. If you don’t want to get hand cramps or hotglue burns, I like all these options. The “Merry Christmas” one is so freaking cute! It’s both joyful and simple. If you’re looking for something colorful and joyful, then these little trees would be a good choice! I’ve been really loving the idea of accenting with metal garland so that metal leaf one is pretty perfect.
Constellation Iron Garland | Ceramic Bell Garland | Constellation Iron Garland
These brass bells, stars and stars are also beautiful! There are so many options! Good luck picking:) The other “non-foliage” option that I found and LOVED are these ceramic bells. They are beautiful.
Chunky Knit Christmas Stocking| Reversible Christmas Holiday Stocking | Chunky Rib Knit Christmas Stocking
Two items are on the list I would still like to try to get. One is that green stocking with scallops. IT’S SO PERFECT! Plus I’m trying to bring in more “happy color” into my Christmas decor. Should I?? I’ll get back to you. For my neutral-loving pals, there are two more wonderful options: the classic chunky knit and that gorgeous reversible velvet. You can’t go wrong with any of them.
Felt Elf & Tree Stocking | Haptic Lab X FP Watercolor Stocking | Shorn Green Sheepskin Christmas Stocking
But, what if you’re looking for a little extra flair? What about something personalized? These felt Christmas scenes are awesome! On the site, they have many of them so that each member of your family can get their own design and name. What a beautiful stocking! This is a unique product that supports a small business (Haptic Lab). While a solid colour, the texture of this green sheepskin cuff is so good! It’s fun without being “too crazy”.
Christmas Tree Skirts: Bronson Tree Skirt, Leafy Embroidered Tree Skirt| Bronson Tree Skirt | Leafy Embroidered Tree Skirt
Traditional, modern, and eclectic – one for each style! The plaid pattern is so large that it gives the traditional look a really modern touch. Then I’m sure it will come as no surprise that I also VERY MUCH want to buy that checkerboard tree skirt. It would look great in my apartment. It would be great in your apartment too! You know, the kind of special that you keep in your family through generations. Basically, you can’t lose with any of these.
Hedy Tree Topper| Hugging Polar Bear Tree Topper | Hedy Tree Topper
Why not add some whimsy at the top of your christmas tree? That little Santa polar bear couldn’t be sweeter. The stars and sun beauty is just that…A BEAUTY! A total stunner that I also now kinda want since I don’t have a tree topper. This golden botanical tree topper is a very good and affordable option. I think it’s a snowflake.
Gold Clip On Candle Lights (Set of 10) | Gold Clip On Candle Lights (Set of 10) | Paper Christmas Ornament
These ornaments are more personal, so they will be the ones you use as a base layer. They won’t be sentimental. Clip-on ornaments are perfect for decorating a Christmas tree because they make it easy. These little gold-leaf ornaments are adorable! The clip-on candles will make my Christmas tree dreams come true! A vintage feel that won’t burn down your tree sounds goooood to me. Now, this beautiful pink paper ornament is not what I could call a “base layer” ornament but it was too good not to include (especially when it’s only $4).
Christmas Ornaments (Set of 6)| Brass Leaf Ornaments (Set Of 4) | Christmas Ornaments (Set of 6)
These are a few other base layer beauties. These wooden accordion decorations are perfect for the minimalist Scandi crowd. Brass foliage is in this year, but it feels timeless enough to last a lifetime. These brass leaves will be perfect for your Christmas tree. These red and white ornaments will add some festive fun to your Christmas tree for the traditionalists.
Oversized Lumbar Woven Tree Throw Pillow | Oversized Lumbar Woven Tree Pillow | Bubble Quilted Fur Pillow Cover
It is amazing how changing just a couple of pillows can completely transform the atmosphere in a room. Personally, I love holiday pillows which capture the holiday spirit rather than stating it. These three are my favorites. The quilted one in white might be worn all year long! Green and lumbar are perfect for winter.
Winter Plaid Woven Throw Blanket – Andy Throw Blanket – Chunky Knit Throw Blanket| Andy Throw Blanket | Chunky Knit Throw Blanket
I also prefer blankets to be season-friendly, and not holiday-friendly. It’s just more practical. What’s not to love about that green plaid? And that chunky knit cream color?? Now the navy one in the middle is a little more holiday but I love love the colors and those blankets remind me of my mom (she used to make coats out of them… and yes, we had many holiday versions:)).
Battery Operated Lit Wide Ceramic House, Battery Operated Lit Metal House, Ceramic House LED Tea light Holder Set (Set Of 3),| Battery Operated Lit Metal House | Ceramic House LED Tea Light Holder Set (Set of 3)
Holiday villages = childhood christmas! We actually had a bunch of the California missions that Mervyn’s used to sell but I digress. A little holiday village, even it’s it’s only a few, is the perfect way to create a happy vignette. Since many of the houses are lit, they also add some mood lighting to the area. Again we have three different houses in three different styles (they each have more than one style of house so your village can look collected:)) – the white one with the glitter roof is more traditional, the black one is cool and modern, and the tan ceramic ones are minimalist!
Decorative Glass & Brass Christmas Houses (Set of 3) | Phillipe Woody Blood Orange & Conifer Wooden House Candle | Fair Isle Glass House
They are all more eclectic. Oh my, glass, mirrors, and wood! You could mix and match, which would be so interesting and fun. Style. Play, Every. Day. 😉
Modern Farmhouse Hand Embroidered Linen Table Runner | Modern Farmhouse Hand Embroidered Linen Table Runner | Woodland Deer Paper Placemats (Set of 12)
We’re not saying you need your table set at all times during the holidays – absolutely NOT! But, a pretty table runner is an easy way to “holiday up” your table and still have full access to it. The red and white embroidered table runner is the cousin of the tree skirt. This style was so popular that it had to appear twice. The blue one is also beautiful and can be used all year round. The paper placemats were just too pretty to not show you.
Ok, all done! This should help fill in any gaps you may have with your holiday decorations. Happy decorating!!
From: How Sara Created Her First Traditional But Youthful Christmas (With All Target)| From: How Sara Created Her First Traditional But Youthful Christmas (With All Target)