Our 2013 holiday decorations are filled with lots of color, lots of DIY, and lots of fun – come on in and take a look!
The front half of our family room, which doubles as my 3 year-old daughter Kate’s playroom and my office, is the spot for our gorgeous new family tree from Lowe’s Home Improvement stores. This tree was originally filled with tons of colorful, personal, and handmade ornaments, but Kate has slowly plucked each and every one from its branches to put on her tree in the living room, leaving only the gold ones (she’s informed us she doesn’t like gold) for our big tree.
We don’t have a fireplace, so our stockings are hung from the window with care. Underneath the window, our $8 LACK tables from IKEA get a colorful and cozy look for Christmas thanks to some knee-high socks – those legs won’t be getting cold this winter!
I made these festive DIY letters that spell “CHEER” out of inexpensive cardboard letters, spray paint and yarn. Leftover yarn wrapped around my magazine/file holders bring even more color into the space:
Our bookcase on the left holds our 2013 holiday card and a picture of a purple Christmas tree that Kate drew earlier this month:
The other side of the Playroom/Office features this year’s floor-to-ceiling Gift-Wrapped Photo Gallery Wall:
A look from the living room. See Kate’s Christmas tree on the left? It’s another gift from Lowe’s and thank goodness it’s so sturdy because Kate has it covered from top to bottom in ornaments, with some individual branches holding up entire families of snowmen. This kid loves her Christmas!
I snagged these two pillows on clearance from Target after Christmas last year and I’ve been waiting all year to bust them out! Don’t they look so happy? (I think they like those chairs.)
I gave our clear glass lamps with blue & white shades a temporary makeover using red cable-knit scarves and gift-bows:
We put up artificial Christmas trees for the holidays, but this year I got to sneak a real one in, thanks to this little cutie I found at Lowe’s:
A look into our living room from the kitchen, and Kate’s Christmas Countdown Calendar on the wall:
I confessed after seeing the gorgeous kitchen Brit Morin designed for Lowe’s “Deck the Halls and Walls” event this year that I’d be straight-up stealing some of her ideas, and here they are! I used her tutorial for DIY Marquee Letters to spell out “MERRY” in lights, and also strung some DIY tissue paper tassels over our sink window. They look so cute up there that I want to keep them up all year long!
DIY tassels made out of tissue paper and strung on red & white baker’s twine hang in the kitchen window:
I cut up an old sweater to keep our poinsettia centerpiece nice and warm next to the Christmas cookies:
Thank you so much for stopping by – I hope you like our holiday ready home!