Monday, December 12, 2011

[ turning everyday into holiday ]

ONE OF MY favourite ways to decorate for Christmas is to give the everyday a festive feel. And this home does just that.

By simply combining fresh chartreuse patterned bedding with a couple of raspberry pillows, and hanging up a simple boxwood wreath, a holiday feeling is implied without a Santa in sight. Remove the wreath after the holidays and in a flash, the holidays are over.


Gifts wrapped in simple chartreuse paper with the addition of red toile bands, feel festive even though there's nothing distinctively Christmas about them.


And this tablescape feels festive, even though no holiday-motif patterns are used. Again a simple boxwood wreath and Christmas tree add the holiday feel, but come January, ditch the tree and the wreath and this tablescape would work any time of year.


How do you decorate for the holidays? Simple festive touches to the everyday or all-out Santa theme?

lisa
[style at home]

13 comments:

Formerly known as Frau said...

I would like to do it more in a simple classic way...but family won't have it we are all out Santa in one room...Snowman in another...and simple in my kitchen!
I have to say this year I think my house feels the most festive it has ever been. I think it's the little touches here and there. Happy Monday Lisa!

Jo @ In Corners of My Mind said...

I would love to be more simple, but with wee on'es we tend to be all out santa I'm afraid...maybe in a few years. Happy Monday!

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

Oh so pretty! I have always wanted to deck my whole house out and put trees in the bedrooms and wreaths over everything... one year!

Tiffany

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

Now I'd enjoy spending the holiday in a home that looked like this! So welcoming...Janell

bluehydrangea said...

Love these pictures!! I am not much of a red person so this is much more my style...love!!

HAMPTON HOSTESS said...

Wow what a beautiful home! Perfect for the season but it must be Christmas everyday in a home like that! Love the fabrics!

Barbara

Carol@TheDesignPages said...

Wow, what a pretty home. I don't think we'll be able to pull this look off for a while. Kids tend more towards santa hats and elves:)

Not Perfect But Nice said...

So inspiring. thankyou!

Lynda @ Happenstance Home said...

Oh so pretty! This is the way I like to decorate. I like to use unexpected colors, and non- traditional wrap. Love your post!

SuZeFashion said...

Lovely! I like to decorate for the holidays coordinating with the colors in each room, that way all I need is a wreath and some ornaments to make it festive for Christmas!

Marianne {Style For Living} said...

So festive! You can see more of my own holiday decor on my blog today. I tend to keep it pretty classic and simple at my house, but can certainly appreciate when someone goes all out!

rachel @ Just a Touch of Gray said...

I'm all about the simplicity this year! A little festive here a little there... but it can all be down in a flash come January!

emily said...

What beautiful spaces! I love that bedding in the first picture!

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