I’ve been decorating our home now for about three weeks, maybe even a month and I can finally say I’m finished tweaking and primping, fluffing and twisting, tying ribbon and moving things around the house about 5000 times. *Affiliate links are provided in this post for your shopping convenience – while I make a small commission on these items, it’s no extra cost to you! That being said, no matter how much work it is, getting it all done so early, allows us to enjoy our home all decked out for the season – everyone is in the Christmas spirit and I’m thrilled that my hubby and kids love our decor this year.
If you haven’t had a chance to see my inspiration post outlining my theme, you can read all about it right here. Navy, gold, silver, with touches of tartan, stripes and light blue are what you’ll find throughout our main living area this season, and being the blue and white lover that I am, I think this is my favorite Christmas theme to date. I always use metallics and I usually have touches of blue or green, but this year I went full force and am loving it.
You’ll see how I’ve used my color palette and I know you’ll find some great inspiration too ;) The gift wrap theme I chose this year is modern, clean and simple – I wanted something crisp and refreshing, I used blue and white, with a focus on white wrapping paper, and navy, striped and tartan ribbon to compliment our decor. Last year, my theme was icy blue gift wrap that compliment mostly neutral metallics throughout our home. Being a blogger and having to put a tree up so early, a real one would never make it all the way to Christmas.
I love the snowy branches and how bright and happy this tree feels in our home.
You may recognize the large navy and gold ornaments – they’ re the same ones I used in my dining room, tied to the backs of our chairs (see it here). This year, I was very fortunate to be contacted by a truly fabulous artist, Kristen Tirney (see her work here), who sent me these gorgeous hand painted brushstroke ornaments in three color variations – gold on navy, gold on white and navy on white.
They are so beautiful and I love the modern mix they bring to my more traditional decorations. I love to see those navy brush stokes pick up the striped ribbon and gift wrap. I’m crossing my fingers I’ll have my full tour up by the end of this week, and I’ll also be sharing my porch on Sunday, for the Twelve days of Holiday Homes Tour, so stay tuned!