The last few weeks I have been in absolute heaven taking all of the holiday tours. It is a time of year when bloggers & homeowners open their homes and share their hearts in the process. Holiday tours are a wonderful way to showcase individual style & how to create meaning for our families during this joyful season. I was blown away by all of the beautiful homes this year and the creativity that was thoughtfully poured into every detail. I noticed some really fun trends this season that I am excited to share.
The idea of taking the time to handwrite something to someone we love. This may seem like a small gesture in this day in age of electronics and graphics but the thing I love about it, is we can leave it behind for our future families to cherish. How perfect is this Merry Christmas tag!
2. Faux Fur
Who doesn’t love something cozy this time of year. Adding faux fur gives that extra layer of texture that will welcome your guests with warmth this holiday . Using this trend in unexpected ways is also a hot trend, I used mine as my tree skirt.
3. Plaid & Tartan
Nothing says Christmas like red plaid & tartan. Sprinkling it into your décor, with a few accessories or in holiday wrapping is ideal. This buffalo check throw is the perfect accessory for this cozy front porch.
4. Winter Wonderland
Using unexpected things that reminds us of the splendor of winter. It often takes us back to being a child, the idea that a day spend outside is treasured by all. The snow shoes hung on the wall is a simple reminder of that.
5. Reinventing the Christmas Tree
Thinking outside the box when it comes to Christmas trees seems to be all the rage this year. I love this idea of using vintage crockpots to form a tree. Who needs a real one when you can do this.
6. The Tree Box
Another alternative to the traditional tree skirt is a tree box. You can use a vintage box or build one yourself, either way it is fun way to add a rustic touch. This beautifully decorated Christmas Tree is perfectly complimented by this worn and weathered tree box it sits in.
7. A Simple Tree
We have all heard the saying less in more, well it can also apply to the Christmas Tree. By adding simple holiday touches its beauty is amplified. I love the modest decorations on this tree below, it is a perfect reflection of this trend.
8. Bottle Brush Trees
Whether vintage or new, bottle brush trees seem to be all the craze this year. They are a fun texture and add a whimsical touch to any décor. These make this festive table complete.
9. Pom -Poms
Adding cozy textures to your holiday décor can give that essential layer of warmth to your home. Pom-poms are super easy & affordable to make and exude coziness. They look beautiful layered on this slender Christmas tree.
10. Rustic Chic
Mixing rustic elements with chic details can give a personal style to your holiday home. I love how this piece of reclaimed wood is used to give height and purpose to this lovely vignette.
11. Glamming it Up
Adding a little glamour to any decorating style is a great way to keep things merry & bright. I LOVE this idea of using vintage broaches as napkins rings, it exudes individual style.
12. Nostalgic Christmas
Taking a trip down memory lane during the holidays seems to bring out the child in all of us. This holiday vignette is full of sentiment & beautiful details. The once used family sleigh and vintage touches makes us feel connected to traditions past.
Have a beautiful week,
Jen- City Farmhouse