Break out the holly and mistletoe! What? It’s not Thanksgiving yet? Well the reason we bloggers decorate now is for you. You can gather ideas and start thinking about how you want to decorate for Christmas. Then when it’s time, you’re not scrambling around, stressed, trying to figure out what you are going to do. If I waited until late in the season, it wouldn’t be helpful to you, because you might have already decorated.
Now let’s start up here in my bedroom, because, why not? This post is sponsored by hayneedle and I’ll have a source list at the bottom of the post for you.
Tip 1: You can have more than one Christmas tree.
Tip 2: The tree can be decorated simply like this artificial Norweigan Spruce. All I did was add plaid ribbon.
Tip 3: Christmas pillows are one of the easiest ways to decorate. Simply put your regular pillows in the closet, and set out your holiday ones.
Tip 4: Use boxwood wreaths everywhere.
Tip 5: Ribbon bows make anything look festive.
Tip 6: Two pillows are better than just one.
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Tip 7: Pull out your red pillows and throws to fill in the gaps with your Christmas pillows.
Tip 8: Use Christmas decor with bling to transition easily into New Years Day.
Tip 9: Mix in silver and gold decor to give your Christmas look shimmer and shine.
Tip 10: Bring in greenery from the yard to supplement your Christmas decor.
Tip 11: Hang stockings from the stairs.
Tip 12: Use a pre-lit tree to make your job easier.
Tip 13: If you have limited space, try using a smaller tree on top of a table.
Tip 14: Try a pre-lit garland for your stairs.
We love playing Christmas music and drinking hot wassail when we decorate our tree. Happy decorating!
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Quite nice and festive tips ♥
Thank you Anita! Everything looks lovely! Where did you find those cute Santa pillows? (If you don’t mind my asking.) 🙂
They are listed at the bottom of the post. Just click on them!
Thank you! I missed the list the first time I read the post! Silly me!
I love your holiday decorating ideas, especially the way you used Christmas pillows on the chairs! It makes the rooms and hallway look so festive and beautiful!
jo wyrosdick says
Love the Santa pillows.
Jan Goff says
Great tips. It is always nice to be reminded of things you can do to make your home festive for the holidays.
Joan Wood says
I love the idea of using smaller fresh trees without the house!
Thanks for all the beautiful ideas! You make decorating look easy 🙂
Lynn Heinrichs says
Anita, I love all your tips for decorating. Your antique furniture in your bedroom reminds me that I would love to recover the antique family pieces that we have in our bedroom. Thanks for your inspiration!
Portia R says
Thanks for getting us thinking. These are simple things to start the process.
Kelley Woerther says
Love the red ticking stocking.
Mary Alice McCaleb says
I like the idea of using a smaller tree and red throws with a few seasonal pillows
Judith M Duffey says
Anita, I so enjoy your ideas and hope to win mug and book.
Roxann Schwarze says
Everything looks so Beautiful Anita!!!! Always such inspirational ideas!!!!! I too am in the middle of my decorating….. love it done early so I can enjoy the season!!!!! Roxann
I think the pretty seasonal pillows look so nice and cheery on your chairs and settee. I particularly like the one on your settee – would fit in nicely with any decor colors.
Sorry but those purple ornaments are way out of scale on that small tree. IMO.
Love all of your hints! The pillow suggestions really hit home for me.
Beautiful easy ideas. I love everything you show and do!
Kathy Emmett says
The the red grain sacks look so Christmas!
Makes me want to pull out all my
Christmas Stuff now….
Love your pillows
Great ideas! Love the pillows. I also like bringing in some outside.
I like the natural greenery
Delia Teal says
I love the idea of using several trees
Brenda Wilson says
Love getting in the holiday spirit – the cushions are so cute!!
Pinned! Love the tiny wreaths everywhere.
Deb Myers says
Now I can’t wait to swap out my Fall pumpkins for the Christmas Look! I love how the little things can have big impact and that feeling of home. Thanks for sharing!!
Jen D. says
A nice list of tips. I do multiple smaller Christmas trees and really enjoy bringing them out and setting them up every year.
Love the Santa pillows! I enjoy your daily emails filled with inspiration! Thank you!
Love the pillows and greenery. Everything looks so nice. Would love to put a tree in my bedroom.
Love all the ideas!! Thank you!
Anita I love all of these Christmas ideas! The Santa pillows are great! I’ve learned so much from you and would love to say thank you for taking your time to do this for us. I’m going to incorporate several of your ideas into my decorating this year!!
Thank you and God bless you
You are so sweet Billie! I love my job!
Thank you for all the he great ideas. Small tree will work for me. Small home.
I’m looking forward to getting out my Christmas pillows and a new plaid throw I recently purchased. It is a simple and quick way to start the decorating.! Now it just needs to get cool!
Useful tips for holiday decorating. Love the small delicate boxwood wreaths.
Julie Bresette says
The Santa pillows are adorable. I am a sucker for anything with a vintage Santa print!!
Terri Gonzalez says
Loved all your decorating tips and ideas! Plus, I’m a sucker for Christmas pillows and may have to get a couple.
Thanks for sharing.
Deborah Wixson says
Love the greenery. I always gather greenery from the outside and use it everywhere. Last year I made my first evergreen garland for the fireplace and added lights, a few ornaments, and pine cones. I was so proud of it!
I bet it was all gorgeous!
I love boxwood all over all year round!!! The big Santa Pillows are my favorites and thanks for listing your sources. You make it possible for us have the same things as you show
Absolutely love the little white and gold side table between the two fauteuils. I would love to know the details on that!
It’s vintage, made in Italy and I found it second hand.
Carol Ann says
Love the silver reindeer and, of course, the Santa pillow (guess that’s because I collect Santa)! Thanks again for great holiday decorating ideas.
Julia S. says
Great tips! Thanks for decorating early. Loved the painting in the background in picture of tip 6–two pillows better than one. Can you tell me what the painting is called?
Sandra Huntley says
Loved the tips, and I especially loved the purple tree. I was quite surprised to see you put the bright red pillows with the purple decorations, they just didn’t seem to go together somehow. I loved everything else however.
Merry Christmas!!! I’m ready to decorate now! Making Crristmas pillows for every room! Quick and easy way to decorate — then store in a container till next year!! Love, love,love! Thanks!
Great ideas. I love the boxwood wreaths.
Those Santa pillows are beautiful and not a bad price either! I just put Halloween pillows away. Time to pull out the holiday ones!
ANDREA MULLIGAN says
the pillows are my favorite too
Do you use preserved or faux boxwood wreaths? I love your small ones but am not sure about how to take care of the preserved ones. Any advice or vendor suggestions?
Love your ideas! Thanks for the giveaway!
I use preserved. I think you just don’t want them to dry out too much, so probably it’s a good idea to mist them. I really haven’t done anything to mine.
Janet Scafidi says
Love the reindeer on a tray. The touch of greenery and small pine cones is so simple. Thanks for your site. I have no creativity but can do something as simple as this.
These are all great tips….I love pillows lots of pillows…I just purchase a small fortune of Christmas pillows for the up coming Holidays…..love this time of year!
Wonderful tips. I love how your Christmas decor looks festive and inviting without being over-the-top. It’s beautiful.
Love the red on the grain sacks and the Santa pillows. Great ideas – thank you!
This really puts me in the mood to decorate! So pretty! Thanks for the tips!
Deborah Cook says
Lovely and festive
Looking festive at your home. Thanks for sharing the tips.
ok now i definitely need pre-lit garland…where has it been all my life…?
Love your tips & your decorations are beautiful!! Thanks for linking up with Merry Monday last week!
Lucia Corwin says
Love the red grain sack at Christmas with boxwood wreaths every where.
Melissa Bedars says
I love all of your ideas….where did you find the small boxwood wreaths? I have looked everywhere for them.
I sold them in my shop, but sold out weeks ago.
Beverly Rowntree says
I love the special touches you used to make the house feel special, without being overdone.
Thanks for your inspiration!
Who has time to overdo Beverly? Have a great day!
Norma Rolader says
Anita it is all beautifully decorated and your tips are amazing
Hugs to you Norma.
I love your design and the simplicity of each setting for Christmas! It keeps one focused on the real reason for this special season❤️
Thank you, Anita, and Merry Christmas to you & yours!
You are so right Charlene. Let’s focus on the real reason for Christmas and not everything else.
Karen Hobson says
Looks very festive. I love the ticking stocking and the feed sack drape across the ottoman. Where do you find the boxwood wreaths?
Karen, I used to carry them in my shop, but I closed it earlier this year. I’m not sure where you can find them now.
Kris Marshall says
Beautiful home and thank you for going thru the process of decorating early for us! It’s wonderful to get a taste of the Christmas Spirit early. I love the way your decorating is simple yet elegant~Thanks again!!