Greetings, design enthusiasts! I am so thrilled today to share our holiday decor must-haves from our 2023 holiday collection. Join me as I guide you through the art of decorating your Christmas tree like a designer.
Before diving into ornaments, let’s talk about the foundation. This year, I opted for a modern take on Old World Christmas, and the key player in this game is the beautiful holiday ribbon.
I carefully picked three varieties – a 4 inch toasted caramel velvet ribbon, a 2.5 inch deep ruby velvet ribbon, and a 2.5 inch metallic ribbon. Each ribbon danced gracefully from the base to the top, creating a harmonious and nostalgic Christmas tree canvas.
Pro Tip: Take your time weaving the ribbon into the branches for a more integrated and natural look. The result is breathtaking, and I used two rolls of each ribbon for my 12-foot tree.
Now, let’s talk ornaments. I played with texture and muted colors this year for a complete look. Start with your largest ornaments – in my case, golden antique balls – and tuck them securely into the branches. Gradually move on to smaller ornaments, maintaining a balanced composition.
Pro Tip: Aim for at least six to ten ornaments of each kind for a large tree-like mine. Variety is key, and it adds interest and thoughtfulness to the overall design.
With the ribbon and ornaments in place, the tree took on a stunning modern Old World Christmas vibe. It’s a testament to the power of thoughtful decoration, proving that, sometimes, simplicity speaks volumes.
The opulent Christmas tree deserved its spotlight, and because of that, I opted for a simple approach with the mantle. Swags of cedar garland, adorned with fairy lights, created a charming frame for the fireplace.
The stockings, handmade from leftover boulay fabric, added a personal touch, and the antique glass wreaths and mistletoe brought the perfect finishing touch.
No holiday decor is complete without coordinated gift wrap. Matte cream and brown papers adorned with velvet and satin ribbons tied the entire theme together, creating a classic and sophisticated statement.
Cocktail tables deserve their holiday flair too! A rolling coffee table showcased brown Christmas balls in a bangle bowl, filled by Cypress spray. It’s a subtle yet impactful addition to the holiday decor lineup.
A set of three embossed Christmas trees on the buffet, draped with deluxe cedar garland, maintains the holiday theme without overwhelming the space. It’s a lesson in simple elegance that resonates with the season’s spirit.
The entry received a touch of holiday magic with vintage mercury glass ornaments hanging on Magnolia branches. It’s a teaser for a dedicated vintage decor showcase, promising more festive fun.
The stairs became a canvas for holiday grandeur with deluxe cedar garland, 2-inch velvet ribbon, and the pièce de résistance – a large solid brass sleigh bell. Effortless and dreamy, it’s the perfect introduction to the holiday magic that awaits inside.
And there you have it – a glimpse into my holiday decor must-haves. I hope you found inspiration and a dash of festive magic. Check out the full YouTube video below to see step-by-step instructions on how I decorated my home for the holidays.
Share your thoughts in the comments. Here’s to a season filled with elegance, warmth, and timeless holiday joy!
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