Christmas room decorating includes an unexpected variety of locations for holiday décor.
This has been such a hectic season it wouldn’t surprise me if many of us were a bit tardy in getting to our seasonal Christmas room decorating tasks. While most people have their traditions which dictate where the tree and the gifts are put each year, some like to put a festive mood throughout the house. So I thought these alternative spots and strategies offer some interesting ideas.
Tree in the Foyer – A small Norway spruce, dusted with white snow spray, is parked in the nook in front of the stairwell and right in front of a hallway chest. The cotton rug provides a makeshift tree skirt and surface for presents while giving focus to the open area. This says Merry Christmas to every guest who enters the house.
Presents on the Porch – An oversized eucalyptus and pine wreath, suspended from the ceiling by metal-reinforced ribbon, almost looks like a chandelier in disguise, especially over a large hall table. It also enhances the decorations on top of the table which include candles, books and small gifts that might get lost under the tree. The antique wire birdcage with Delft handle is an ingenious solution to having pillar candles lit for a long period of time with no worries about safety.
Bedroom Gifts – Christmas morning can be very intimate in the bedroom. Here, under the charming pie crust bed canopy a trio of stellar paper shades imbue the bedroom with holiday spirit. It’s fun to see the stars out all day and night and to pile up gifts at the foot of the bed in anticipation of Christmas morning. Just bring on the coffee and Danish.
(Source: House & Garden)
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Yep, I fall into that tardy group! I’m moving slowly but I’m getting stuff done.
Love these photos.
Be a sweetie,
Susan @ My Place to Yours says
Yep, you pegged me … Tardy but catching up quickly! These are fun ideas. If I had a foyer, I would definitely put a tree there!
Wow, beautifully done! Love those ideas!
Beautiful looks, love the stars over the bed and the presents at the end look pretty in pink too!
I love the ideas you have. The bedroom is wonderful. Kathy
laura trevey says
The stars are so festive and magical… love them!!
Jane F says
Allison may be decorating for both of us this year. Every time I walk past a flower shop and see cut pine-boughs I think ‘I should get started” but I just haven’t yet. I’m so late!
Such lovely images that should inspire us all. Sadly I don’t think I’m being inspired to do anything…If these photos don’t inspire me I am a lost cause…now…I should at least decorate a little tree!!!
Marie @ Sally Lee by the Sea says
These are all wonderful ideas and the photos are delightful!
Really good ideas here! I only wish my foyer were large enough to accommodate a tree.
Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions says
These are just gorgeous pictures! I feel like they are simpler than what I put myself through and I’m already rethinking for next year!
I love a tree in an entry hall. Presents in unxepected places is a fun idea! Thanks for visiting me. I also liked your table post. I could own a lamp store. i have a closet full of spare shades…just in case. merry♥O