It’s still July, but there are less than 5 months left until Christmas! I’m not one of those super-organized people already planning their shopping and menus and…
Goodness no! I still have a long list of home projects to finish before then.
But in the meantime? There is no harm in looking back at last year’s decor and dreaming about what we will be doing this year.
Christmas inspiration for the kitchen
This hot cocoa station was a first for me, and boy was it a hit! We all loved it way more than I could have imagined.
A few inexpensive wreaths from the dollar store, with a bit of added ribbon, cheered up the backs of these chairs.
For the dining room table, I kept it simple with a rustic centrepiece with fresh spruce branches and pinecones. The pre-lit garland around the window is repeated around the living room window to the right of this one.
DIY Christmas inspiration
Our basement was still a bit bare and undecorated after finishing it just a few months before Christmas. A few DIY craft projects helped to liven it up a bit.
This tiny village was so much fun to make! I used my mitre saw to cut a few random lengths from 2 x 4s and gave each one a roof by cutting 45-degree angles. I then painted them with white, red and green craft paint and distressed the edges once the paint was dry.
A wider view of the tiny village. How fun is this?!
A piece of hardboard, painted with chalkboard paint, became the perfect wall decor for Christmas. I just made a simple frame, tried my best to draw Christmas trees, and draped it with a string of twinkle lights. Once again, it became a favourite with the family!
There are no craft projects in this photo, but I love how our dry bar nook in the basement looked decked out for Christmas. This whole area was a DIY labour of love that you can read about in this post.
Another fun Christmas craft was these rope Christmas trees to go with the neutral colour scheme I used in the living room.
To match the neutral colour scheme of the rest of the living room, I added no colour other than bronze to the natural green, brown and white.
To keep it interesting, I added all kinds of green textures: Eucalyptus, berries and even succulents. I had so much fun decorating this mantle!
Even the cats enjoyed hanging out in the (faux) greenery!
A neutral Christmas tree
This photo, in my opinion, captured all the Christmas magic. The morning we woke up, and the scene outside the window matched the inside, it truly felt like Christmas.
The flocked tree decorated in only white and metal colours has a beautiful glow when lit up at night.
Christmas inspiration for the entryway
Garland and ribbon on the banisters were a childhood dream of mine, but we never had stairs and didn’t decorate elaborately for Christmas either. This girl is living her dream right here!
I was so excited to decorate the entryway for Christmas! Everybody else already started decoration for the season, and I had to hold back and finish this area’s renovation. Decorating it was like a celebration in more than one way. I wrote about the entryway makeover in this post.
Looking at all these photos, I’m already excited about decoration in four short months! Obviously, I’m going to try new ideas and colour schemes. Oh, the joy!!!
I hope this post gave you all the Christmas inspiration to start thinking about decoration later this year. Remember to subscribe below if you would like to see how I will be doing it this year. You pin any of my images to your favourite Pinterest Christmas boards.
But wait, there’s more!
My friend Crystal is also sharing her Christmas inspiration today on Sweet Valley Acres! Head over to her blog and read all about her Christmas in July.