Every year I tell myself that I’m putting up a tree and that’s it…
…and the mantel. I have to decorate the mantel. Oh, and the porch, but I’ll stop there. Then I start tucking boughs of pine here and there and the next thing you know, there’s a little Christmas in every room of the house.
This year, I had a different plan; make a big splash in the foyer, and create one main focal point in the living room. After several days of arranging and rearranging and staying up all night trying to get it just right, I think I’m done…just in time for the 12 Days of Christmas Home Tour.
Nature is my inspiration for this year’s holiday decor, accented with mixed metallics and candles for a little sparkle.
As soon as I saw this DIY Ikea Hack at Simple Details, I knew I had to have one. With a little antique gold rub ‘n buff and a crystal bowl as the base, I’ve turned my stainless steel mixing bowl into a classic beauty that I will leave out year round.
An indoor woodland forest beckons friends and family to wander in.
I still plan to cover the pots on the little trees with fabric and decorate the main tree. For now, I’m really enjoying the simplicity of just the lights.
An ice bucket serves as a vase for this arrangement.
A little epsom salt and pinecones in the lantern adds to the woodland feel.
My family is allergic to pine, so I’m using artificial garland and boughs indoors. Later this week, I’m going to share some tips on decorating with faux greenery.
But I didn’t stop there. So much for my plan. I’ll bring you part two of the tour later in the week.
If you enjoyed this tour, I’d love for you to pin it.
You may also enjoy Mrs. Hines’ Christmas Home Tour – 2012
See you in class,
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