Something in me this holiday season is saying simplify. I have had a strong urge to be more thoughtful with my Christmas decor which is typically not how I do things. I normally want all the color, all the pom poms, all the fluff and there is absolutely nothing wrong with that. But this year, I desperately want to slow down and savor Christmas and time with my family. And I want my decor this year to reflect that slower pace. I am so thrilled to be partnering with Minted this year on my Thoughtful Holiday Decorating.
AND I’m hosting a giveaway with Minted for THREE $100 gift cards. Please be sure to read to the bottom for directions on entering!
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This year I wanted my Christmas decor to be simple and let there just be a few special moments that really make an impact.
I incorporated vases of various live greenery on my mantel. I love the simple organic shape they create. Then, mixed in with the greenery are subtle but gorgeous pops of simple color. These modern 3D Tree Paper Centerpieces in soft watercolor hues of green and white add a perfect unexpected moment.
Combining a bold graphic pattern pillows with more traditional patterns is an easy way to mix up your decor without having to change out everything.
These Gold Dipped Paper Ornaments give my mantel a perfect amount of glisten. Even though both the watercolor tree and the ornaments are paper, they are very a sturdy paper material and I plan to use them for years to come.
And it just does not seem Christmas without a little mistletoe included.
I’m trying to stay strong this year and keep our tree more simple. There is something about adding just white lights, silver and gold tinsel that feels so much less cluttered. I’m not sure my children will agree with me, but we may be more thoughtful this year in selecting just our favorite ornaments to add.
One of my very very favorite additions to my Christmas decorations this year is this new reversible Diamond Desert tree skirt. First of all, it’s such amazing quality. And it’s reversible!! One side is the more classic diamond pattern and the other side is an adorable cactus print. I had people vote on Instagram Stories and the diamond side won for now… but I may flip it halfway through December! I love that both sides are simple, thoughtful and not fussy.
I also am using the most lovely gift wrap this year. I will be sharing more next week about how to mix and match color and patterns with your wrapping paper. Also Minted now has customizable gift wrap – guys, it’s so so good. Be sure to tune back in for more details on that.
Adding texture with pillows and throw blankets is a simple way I incorporate a more cozy holiday feel to our sofa.
I am happy to say since putting more thought into simplifying our holiday decor, it really does feel more calm, slow and relaxed. I am so excited to spend many an evening with a fire in the fireplace with my little family!
And now my favorite thing, giving back to you all! I’m partnering with Minted this year and hosting a giveaway for THREE $100 gift cards. Yes, that’s a $300 value. Click to enter the giveaway on Minted’s site. It will run from November 23rd to the 29th and the winner will be announced via email.