Last week, Sam shared how her room looks at Christmas. See It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Christmas Room Tour. This week it’s my turn to let you in and show you how I decorate my room for Christmas.
I set up the Christmas tree in the formal room, or as Kath & Kim would say, the “good room”. It’s a large 7′ artificial tree. Unfortunately the heat and humidity in Brisbane is too harsh on real trees, making them limp and lifeless in a day, so I bought the most realistic *fake* tree I could find.
Every year my daughter and I set up the tree together. It’s a tradition. We start with the lights – see How to Hang Christmas Tree Lights. Then we add all the decorations whilst singing Christmas carols.
I try to buy one new set of Christmas decorations each year. I am slowly replacing some of the cheaper plastic ornaments I bought just to fill the tree, with pretty glass and crystal ones.
Then we decorate the mantle. My new addition to the mantle this year is the silver deer sconce that I purchased from The Doors of Berry and the little white house with a battery operated light that I picked up from Bed Bath n’Table and the hydrangea wreath on the mirror from Paint Me White.
We still hang the stockings that I bought from The White Company while living in London when the kids were little.
We don’t have a working fireplace. Just a mantle and a mirror, so I filled a tray with candles, pinecones and string lights to make it feel more like a fire place.
We add a couple of other Christmas touches to the room. The Merry Christmas burlap cushion on the linen sofa was from Alfresco Emporium, and the white star on the pedestal side table was a bargain buy from Kmart.
So that’s pretty much how I decorate in this room for Christmas. Of course, there’s the family room, but that’s a whole other room.