Hi Everyone! Hope you are having a good December so far. It’s been snowy and cold in my neck of the woods, but I’ve been keeping busy with decorating our home. That always warms me up 🙂 And while our home is not completely decorated, I thought I’d open up our doors to show you just some of our simple holiday vignettes this year.
A Word of Warning To My Traditionalist Friends!
I have to start with a bit of a disclaimer (or at least a word of warning to the traditionalists out there). We decided not to put up our gi-normous 9 foot tree this year – gasp!
Instead, we opted for a miniature 3 footer. Wait, what? I know, I know… But, I just wasn’t feeling it this year. I really wanted to keep things low-key and it’s really hard to do that with a 9 foot monster in the corner – no matter how beautifully decorated the monster is 😉
Simple Holiday Vignettes
Okay, so now that you’ve been forewarned, I hope you are still up for a little holiday mini tour of our home!
In keeping with my taste for minimal – and Scandinavian-inspired – decor, I kept the colour palette simple, too, with white and green with touches of black.
First up is my favourite seating in the house. This IKEA couch sits in front of a large window in our living room. I decorated the couch this year with these super cute pillows that were just calling out my name!
I’ve already posted some pics of this cozy corner of the living room and just love the warmth that it evokes. So ‘hygge’ as the Scandinavians might say 😉
(For more cozy inspiration, check out the Cozy Christmas Spots Blog Hop where I teamed up with 5 other bloggers to showcase our coziest spots for Christmas)
On the far wall, our TV is surrounded by more simple holiday vignettes.
The coffee table is kept clean and minimal, but with a simple mix of greenery, candles, and baubles.
And here’s a closer look at our miniature tree!
It’s actually a pre-lit, outdoor porch tree that came as a pair. But the trees kept falling over (!) all winter long last year that I decided not to put them out this year.
To decorate our mini tree, I used a pom pom garland along with a few cream, white and icicle ornaments.
These sweet little star ornaments are handmade from air dry clay. For the tutorial, check out the full step-by-step here: Air Dry Clay Ornaments 5 Different Ways.
Next to our couches is this pair of chairs that also received the cozy treatment with some faux fur throw rugs.
Between the chairs is a side table with a bit of greenery, a few jingle bells, and a wooden bird in a cloche. Simple and pretty, (though I almost felt guilty putting that sweet little bird in that glass dome!)
Directly behind that pair of chairs is my favourite, quirky DIY yarn wall hanging above a simple, mid-century style console.
I’ve kept the accessories neutral, using white, cream, grey and unfinished wood.
And, finally, on the far side of our open concept space is our dining area which I’ve also kept very simple.
You may remember my fall post where I covered the table with faux pumpkins, pinecones, and antlers. I decided to pair things down by removing the pumpkins and antlers and adding in some small votive candles. Easy-peasy.
(To see how I decorated the table for fall, check out this post: Welcome Fall With A Natural & Neutral Tablescape).
To match the simplicity of the table, the buffet is also kept sweet and simple with a bit of greenery to harmonize with the living room decor.
You may remember this thrift store pinecone bowl DIY from a previous post. All it took was a can of spray paint and a couple of basic accessories to pull it all together.
(To see the DIY from start to finish, check out Simple Fall Pinecone Bowl Decor).
I hope you enjoyed seeing our simple holiday vignettes. I love decorating and enjoy seeing homes all decked out for the holidays. But, sometimes – just sometimes – I’m in the mood for something a little simpler and a little less extraordinary. The mantra that really spoke to me this holiday season was ‘less is more.’ But whatever your holiday decor mood is this year, I hope you got some inspiration from our mini home tour 🙂
Happy Holidays 🙂