To Decorate or Not To Decorate for the Holidays

Such a great question!!  If you are selling your house, the answer is a very simple no…and yes.

I’ll explain in a minute, but I want you to know that whether you are selling or not, I am super excited to share gorgeous inspiration and products (remember click any image to go to product pages) to create a a memorable holiday home.

Ok, back to the clarification you are just dying to have…haha!  For your photos, the answer is a definite no.

You really don’t want the added visual weight of holiday decorations and you don’t want to distract from the beautiful features that people are actually going to buy in the house.  And, god forbid, your house doesn’t sell during the holiday season…nevermind….forget I even said that…not happening if you read this blog!

But, after your photos are taken, I say go for it.  With some restraint though.  No Clark Griswalding it!

As someone raised Catholic who converted to Judaism and is really more spiritual than religious, I have learned the art of decorating for winter in my home.  I’m hoping that regardless of where you fall on any religious or secular spectrum, you find something here to inspire you to bring some beauty into your home during the winter season.

Baby, Its Cold Outside

For a super sweet greeting at this time of year, I love this idea from Rachel at Pink Peonies (I had seen it for the fall but think it would be fabulous for winter too)

Source: Pink Peonies

Rug (similar) • Welcome Mat (similar) • Wreath (similar)

Add a few lanterns like these with flameless candles or twinkle lights and you are ready to roll

Candles •  Twinkle Lights

Bundle Up Inside

Table Top/Mantle

Finally…cool Chanukah stuff!

 

How cute are these?!

 

Slide View: 3: Pastel Decorative Tree

These are all over HomeGoods right now!

 

I seriously cannot get enough of bottle brush trees!

 

love!

 

 

Brass Geo Terrarium

Wouldn’t a grouping of these make a neat decorative menorah?

 

Tall Shiny Silver Hanukkah Menorah

Or you can just go for the real deal!

 

The Grown Up Table

For your holiday entertaining, I came across this beautiful table setting from Cassie at www.HiSugarPlum.com  and I wanted all of it!

Would you believe that most of this table setting came from Walmart?  So cute!  Click the images to take you to the product page.

Better Homes and Gardens Piers Blue Mix and Match 16 Piece Dinnerware Set

A twist on the traditional colors that can work for Christmas or Hanukkah

I also loved this set

Better Homes and Gardens Teal Medallion 16 Piece Dinnerware Set, Dark Teal

 

Better Homes and Gardens Acacia Wood Bark Charger

Cassie used these pretty wood chargers under her plates

But you could also use these from Target

 

Even the napkins, ribbon and runner came from Walmart–craziness!

Source: Hi Sugar Plum

Runner (similar) • Napkins (similar) • Ribbon (a little different 😉 • Lanterns

The Kids’ Table

KRAFT STAR LG PLATE S/8

KRAFT PARTY CUP S/8

REINDEER WRAP CUP S/8

RED STRIPED STRAWS

 

The Tree

Wowza!  Who wouldn’t want a tree that looks like this!

Silver White and Gold Tree

 

Let me help you get started creating a similarly magical look!

Gallet Drop Ornaments, Set of 2 | Crate and Barrel

Gold Ornaments, Set of 12 | Crate and Barrel

Silent Night 12 Piece Mercury Glass Ornament

 

Great for tucking into the tree to add dimension!

 

best. garland. ever!

 

Slide View: 2: Caribou Tree Skirt

Dreamy!

Well that was an absolute blast to put together!  Hope that it helps you elevate your holiday season whether you are selling or dwelling!

xo,

 

 

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