*i love christmas decorations*

You know those huge 30 gallon storage bins?  Well I have not one…not two…not five…but SEVEN filled with Christmas decorations. In my defense, I blame my mother because she has twice as many.  My husband rolls his eyes every year when I say I need more Christmas decorations and promptly reminds me of how many heavy bins he has to bring down from the attic.  Does it stop me though?  Absolutely not!

Since I LOVE decorating for Christmas, I wanted to share a few spots around our house.  I hope some of my Christmas vignettes and tips will inspire your decorating this season.  For additional help, HGTV has a great article with 8 tips for making beautiful vignettes. 

Living Room

Decorating with Christmas Vignettes

TIP: Do you notice how nothing is on the bottom shelves? Toddlers!  Enough said. Don’t feel everything has to have a decoration.

Lay wreaths and pictures against the backs of bookshelves to add height. When you put other decorations in front of them, it will give the shelf depth. Arrange like objects in odd numbers.     Lay wreaths and pictures against the backs of bookshelves to add height. When you put other decorations in front of them, it will give the shelf depth. Arrange like objects in odd numbers.

TIP: I like to lay wreaths and pictures against the backs of bookshelves to add height.  When you put other decorations in front of them, it will give the shelf depth.  I also arrange like objects in odd numbers. Notice the three red candles and the five trees?

Choosing items that are similar in color make your vignette more cohesive.

TIP: On the mantel I chose to decorate with an aqua blue theme. Choosing items that are similar in color make your vignette more cohesive.

Dining Room

Use the Internet for a plethora of free Christmas printables.

TIP: Use the Internet for a plethora of free Christmas printables. I chose to stick with a chalkboard theme. The Oh Holy Night printable can be found HERE.  The Have Yourself a Merry Christmas can be found HERE. The Baby It’s Cold Outside one can be found HERE.

Fill glass jars, bowls, cake plates, vases, etc. with Christmas ornaments and other like decorations.  Fill glass jars, bowls, cake plates, vases, etc. with Christmas ornaments and other like decorations.

TIP: Fill glass jars, bowls, cake plates, vases, etc. with Christmas ornaments and other like decorations.

Decorating your hutch for Christmas Tuck away candies and ornaments in your dishes.   Tuck away candies and ornaments in your dishes.

TIP: A hutch with dishes is a great place to tuck away some tiny ornaments and Christmas candies.

Start your Christmas gumdrop tree

TIP: If you don’t have a gumdrop tree, you must start the tradition this year!  I remember looking forward to doing this with my grandpa every year.  It’s a great activity to put in the advent calendar too.  Mine is from an antique store, but you can also purchase them on Amazon HERE.

Front Stoop

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TIP: Don’t forget to decorate your front stoop. Most people only use Christmas lights outside.  During the day though, those twinkling lights can’t be seen.

Merry Christmas and Rescue Your Dreams!

-♥-Amanda

 

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