Decorating for Christmas in the den is one of my favorite things to do!
In December, all around blog-land, you’re invited into the real-life homes of the bloggers. I love to steal a few minutes and visit, it’s like a virtual tour of homes, I find it inspiring to see the creativity of others. So for the next couple of posts, that’s what I’ll be doing. If you’re interested, welcome! If you don’t like this kind of thing…bear with me, I’ll be back to doing projects really soon!
I truly wanted to keep simplicity (my one-word for the year-posts HERE), transposed over all of my decorating this year.
So even though it took me a little longer to figure out what our new house needed to shine at Christmas time, I still kept the decorations simple. (HERE is the post about choosing a Christmas decorating theme)
One thing that we do that’s a little less-than-simple is a live Christmas tree in the den. For years we had artificial trees, but last year we decided it would be fun to take our granddaughter Ellie with us to choose a tree. As the other three granddaughter’s get a bit older we’ll have a crew going to get a tree! It may be less-than-simple, but it’s well worth all the trouble.
See…overall, the decorations are simple right?
The staircase is at the back of the den so in keeping with the snowy woodland theme, I added a bit of garland.
I needed to add some snow to the garland and it was going to be expensive to buy lots of picks, so I improvised! I found a big flocked wreath at Walmart for under 12 dollars…I snipped the branches off the wreath and wired them here and there into this garland! Super cheap!!!
Simple religious candles from the Dollar Store grouped together make a big impact…(posted HERE)
The snowflake pillows were a super quick project (HERE) and I’ll leave them out all winter.
Here’s a peek into the dining room which has a little different feel…
Now that we’ve seen Christmas in the den, if you’re interested, we’ll walk through the dining room tomorrow!
~Sending you love today my friends~