I absolutely love this month because I am constantly decorating, and it makes me so darn happy! Normally, bloggers will give you a "Holiday House Tour," where they show pictures of their decorations for every room... literally their every nook and cranny... but because my kitchen is in the renovation-process, and with moving in a short time ago, I am definitely NOT prepared for you to be ALL up in my space! With that said, I will show you what I do have decorated for Christmas. =)
This year, I wanted my Christmas decorations to be simple, but my "simple" is probably not what the average person's "simple" is. Let's be real, my style of decorating is like a normal person's decorating on steroids but I can't help myself. I wanted a lot of green, silver, and rustic accents. Think: forest, pinecones. burlap, antlers, antique silver, etc. Okay, enough typing and on to the pictures!
Note** Below the pictures, I list where I bought some of the decor from, just in case you want to pick one up for yourself. =)
A common question I get asked is: "How do you decorate your console tables at home?" So I created a step-by-step tutorial on how I normally design my console table. The buffet I'm designing on today is up against a wall. **Note** The rules change a little when you decorate a console table that sits directly behind a couch, so I will do another tutorial for that in the future.
One of the best ways to create a robust display is to incorporate a lot of textures. In this display, I wanted to incorporate 1 -2 floral components (1 large and 1 small), so I collected some large branches out of my yard, and arranged them in a couple of galvanized buckets (making sure they had plenty of water).
I design my consoles in "layers," so I will do my best to describe the layers in a way that makes sense.
I have two shelves that I picked up from Home Depot® for a reasonable price, and, until I find an entertainment center I like, they act as a make shift "mantel" above my TV. Throughout the past year, I have constantly used them to display fun decor for each holiday and season. This fall, I wanted to create something that was simple and inexpensive, but still festive. In this post, I will explain how I created this display and what products I used.
Originally created to hold pharmaceuticals, apothecary jars are excellent vessels to hold décor. These are, hands down, one my FAVORITE pieces to decorate with.
When buying apothecary jars for your household remember to make sure they all vary slightly by their look, you want them to have their own character. If you plan on displaying them together, I recommend buying three distinct sizes.
You can buy apothecary jars everywhere, Pottery Barn, Macy’s, TJ MAXX, Marshalls and even Ross. All prices vary, so they can be affordable on any budget. To be honest, I purchased some of my favorite ones at TJ Maxx.
Use your imagination when decorating with apothecary jars and go with what’s in season. Since we are in the Fall Season, I like using small pinecones, small ears of corn, gourds & pumpkins, wheat, bright fall leaves or corn kernels in mine. I think the mixture of textures (glass jar & nature) is wonderful!
Don’t feel like you have to go and buy new stuff, where we live is a perfect place to find fillers, especially for Fall. Go take a walk and collect brilliant red leaves, decorative twigs or pinecones. Be creative when decorating and most importantly, HAVE FUN!
A few example pictures from Pottery Barn® below:
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