Today I’m sharing the parts of my home that I decorated for Christmas in the Highland home. Christmas is a special time of year and the tree is my favorite thing. I’ve always enjoyed decorating for the holidays and I love the warmth it creates in my home. At night when the tree is all lit up, there’s a special feeling that is created. Every year I look forward to decorating the house and creating memories with my family.
In the living room, I decorated my 10′ flocked long needle pine tree and used different shades of blue, silver, and ivory ornaments to match the other furnishings in the room. The mantle is a garland filled with blueberry picks, white hydrangeas and other greenery. It’s so pretty at night when all the christmas lights are on!
For the stair railing, I used a green garland on the stair rail and then wired ribbon into the garland. I added the same blueberry picks used in the tree and mantle.
Kitchen and Dining Room
For the kitchen area, I wired the small wreaths onto ribbon wrapped around the barstools. For the island, I made a flower arrangement out of faux flowers and a mix of faux greens. I hung a simple wreath with the same ribbon above the stove on the hood. I put away my fall dishes and replaced them with some of my blue dishes. Having the different shades of blue on the open shelves goes well with the different shades of blue I used in all the Christmas decor.
I created the tablescape with my everyday blue dishes and silver accents. I made a garland with faux cedar, frosted eucalyptus picks and then placed silver ornaments and votive candles into it.
In the family room, I added in some green colors this year. I had a lot of green and brown ornaments that I didn’t use in the big tree so I found a way to use them on the smaller tree. For the tree, I used my slim, 6.5 flocked tree and filled it with green, white, and brown ornaments. I kept things more simple on this tree. For the mantle, I had to find a way not to block the TV and sound bar to keep my husband and boys happy. The solution was to drape the garland down a little in the middle. It’s not my favorite look, but it was a good compromise! The garland is a base green garland with frosted pine picks and white berries tucked in at an angle. Stockings are on one side and a few larger ornaments hang down on the opposite side.
On the front door I used the same ribbon on the wreaths that I used indoors and added in some juniper berry picks to the wreaths. These were the same wreaths I used last year but with a few small changes, they look totally new!
I took out the pumpkins from the obelisks in the flower posts and filled them up with pine cones. I added a wreath and some ribbon to the top and cut fresh juniper from the trees in my yard and filled that in around the base of the obelisks. I had to wrap wire around the obelisks to keep the pinecones from falling-out. Turns out they shrink when they get wet and cold!
In the entryway, I put more greenery in the big ginger jar, put up my “Have a Holly Jolly Christmas” sign and added some reindeer and the gold merry christmas sign.
Hot Chocolate Bar
I make my own hot chocolate mix every year to give out as gifts to neighbors and friends. I also like to have a hot chocolate bar for anyone who wants a hot cup of cocoa now that its quite cold here in Utah!
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing the different parts of my home and how I’ve decorated for Christmas. Merry Christmas and don’t forget to have a Holly Jolley Christmas!!! It’s the best time of the year!