Winter Wonderland and Rustic Glam
Since moving this fall, I have been patiently waiting to start decorating our new house for Christmas. It was hard for me to wait as Christmas is my absolute favorite time of year. Everything seems more magical at Christmastime – the lights twinkle, the air gets crisp and everything shines with a little bit of magic floating through the air.
I love walking down store aisles at Christmas, too. I love seeing new Christmas decorations, and with a new office space at our new house, I wanted to find some new and unique decorations to create my own vintage inspired winter wonderland in my office!
I love a combination of vintage inspired items with rustic and modern twists, which can be hard to combine all in one space. I picked a soft color palate of golds, rose golds and light blues with a few natural elements and mixed metals to help make everything flow together. I love the way my space turned out with things I bought from Jo-Ann Fabric and Craft Stores.
My office is a bit of a midcentury mash-up, with parquet floors and an amazingly gorgeous wood burning stove. It’s really unique, so I wanted to put up a small tree in the space and adorn the area with lots of rose gold, turquoise, gold, and some mixed metals to make everything shine.
I went with a big package of gold balls in different treatments (some glittery, some opaque, some shiny) to fill up my tree and found some gorgeous vintage-inspired ornaments to fill it out.
I like to fill up Christmas trees first with small ornaments to make them feel balanced and then add in large statement pieces. This helps your pieces really stand out, and makes your tree look even.
Also be sure to vary colors, textures and patterns when buying ornaments and decorating a tree for a bold look that is interesting. I like to stick to a few colors that are softer (like this light blue/teal, rose gold and gold pairing), and then I can get wild with shapes, glitter, and textures while making things still seem cohesive.
How cute is that wine glass ornament?
I also grabbed some birch logs to add to a galvanized bucket (not for burning – they are so cute stacked nicely by the fire) and battery operated candles to give the space a bright glow.
As I’m still unpacking and haven’t figured out exactly how I am going to use all the space in my office yet, I’ve been excited to add Christmas decorations to help give my room a shape until I have permanent decor. I love it so much, I wish I could just decorate for Christmas year round!
What are some of your favorite trends to decorate with at Christmas?