I think I may have admitted this publicly before but just in case you missed it, I will openly cop to being the worst seasonal decorator of all time. Like, I never decorate for smaller holidays that people love to go all out for – Valentine’s Day? Nope. Easter? Not a single egg. I can’t help it! I just can’t pull it together.
I do try to get things around here looking festive for Christmas (don’t ask about our tree, that’s a story for another day) and this year, I got a jump on things. I decorated our open floor plan living room, kitchen and dining room with mostly things I had around the house and a few small additions – all from Target and most from the dollar aisle!
All of the photos below were taken by the sweet Kimberly Gibson Photo, who immediately had my toddler wrapped around her finger. If you saw our Holiday Card Fail on Instagram, you’ll completely understand how patient she is….
And now, for the decor!
The magnolia garland was a splurge from Pottery Barn but it is pre-lit which I love. I can’t seem to locate our actual stockings (sorry, mom) so I found the cutest stand in’s from the Sugar Paper line at Target. The gold candle holders are actually advent calendar wreaths and the basket is a Marshall’s find. I had the basket and just collected the coziest blankets from around the house to stuff in it and make things look cozy.
The table runners are two from the Target Dollar Aisle and so are the pillows and Believe napkins! The napkins are actually place mats that I will use for Gray over the holidays but I loved the way the looked gathered with red patterned gift toppers on our wedding china. The gift toppers are also from Target, from the Sugar Paper line, and they cost more than everything else combined! All of the candlesticks are from around my house and so are the vases – I just went with clear glass vases of all different shapes and sizes and added $10 worth of white flowers from Trader Joe’s.
I love how easily everything came together (and will come apart!) and how classic the look is, without being too themey. Playful, pops of red and cozy elements all came together to make me oh so happy! Are ya’ll seasonal decorators? Tell me I’m not alone in skipping the other holidays!
All other sources for the space can be found here!