Inspirational Christmas Decor

I am slowly starting to get into the Christmas spirit. I have been super busy work-wise and it has been a jam-packed time for kids activities, too.

I have also been suffering from a desensitization to Christmas this year. Holiday music has been playing in stores since early November, Christmas items have been our since before Halloween and, while I enjoy the Canadian Tire TV ads, I don’t really need to see the dude cut the turkey with an electric carver again! Anyone else feeling over stimulated by Christmas bling?

I am going for super simple, au naturel decor around my home this year. I’ve adopted a “use what I have” philosophy (with the exception of fresh boughs of goodness:).

There has been a ton of inspiration around the blogger world recently for holiday decor and it is just too good not to share!

Sarah Gunn featured DIY Christmas ornaments in a recent CityLine segment and wrote about it on her Yummy Mummy blog, Wall Candy. If you can’t find ornaments in a colour you like it is super simple to paint your own then add ribbon and stickers for fun details.

Amazeballs Wreath

Lindsey featured this super easy Amaze”balls”DIY holiday wreath. Everything in this wreath was purchased at the dollar store!

Heather used mason jars and epsom salts to create pretty candles for her recent holiday party.

Jen always has amazing ways of making ordinary things pretty and her Mini Christmas Tree Trucks are no exception. Such fun!

Jen also created a vintage looking holiday display using an old toy car that her husband had as a child and a display case that she already had. I just LOVE it.

Lindsay shared an idea for gift wrap inspiration using holiday bells, kraft paper and a touch of greenery. I’d be thrilled to open a gift packaged like this!

Those are just a few of the holiday decor ideas that I have loved recently – are these ladies fabulous or what? What are you doing around your home this Christmas?

And, as a sidenote, I was featured recently in the latest issue of Dabble Magazine talking about tips for the perfect bathroom. What do you consider to be the perfect feature in a bathroom?


About Sarah

Sarah is constantly ReDesigning things. From ReDesigning spaces for others or ReDesigning herself from corporate operations whiz into interior decorator and blogger – it’s all about ReDesign.

Posted on December 6, 2012, in Blog Posts and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 8 Comments.

  1. Love all these inspirational ideas. Despite the christmas season starting so far back I feel like it has snuck up on me. I’m really behind on decorating! So these idea should help! Thanks for sharing my wreath!

  2. Thanks for a wonderful post, Sarah, full of great ideas.

    I am a December baby, and LOVE the season!

    My decorations this year are much the same as always. My living room is more elegant, decorations in ecru and gold, with a plethora of angels given to me over the years.

    My family room is more whimsical, with lots of colour ( mostly red) and wooden decorations that grandchildren can touch and play with.

    My tree is loaded with well over 200 ornaments, collected over many decades. They include a toilet role Santa ( over 35 years old!) and a special one marking a recent family trip to Barbados – Santa in flippers, swimming with huge turtles! Each one has its own story.

    As for bathrooms, I love lots of counters and mirror, and large plush towels! I love a colour scheme of shades of white, ivory and caramel, which lend so well to marble or granite.

    Happy holidays to you and all your readers!

  3. Love all of these ideas….so much inspiration. Congratulations on the Dabble feature! Thank you so much for sharing my ornaments. xo

  4. I use the MUTE button for too many commercials! I agree with finding wonderful things around the home or outside. This year greenery for the front pots was free as I did some pruning in my yard! I also prefer simple decorations so white candles in jars is the perfect finish! Ikea has wonderful napkins in different colors and I have been experimenting with table settings in non traditional colors. Enjoy the Season!

  5. Heather @ InteriorGroupie

    Such great ideas. I need to add some greenery to my gifts for sure! Thanks for including me and congrats on your feature in Dabble!!

  6. I saw you and Vanessa in this dabble article and thought ‘ooohh!!! I know these ladies!!” Well done!

  7. Way to go on the Dabble spot! And, cuuuute trucks!

  8. And the pillow giveaway is up and running on my blog. 🙂 I also added you to my blog roll.

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