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As often happens around here, I’m starting this post with a question for you.
I think it’s my insecurity. I have this need to ask you what you do before I tell you what I did. Make sense?
Do you change up your Christmas decor each year? Different colors, themes, etc.?
I never have, but this year is different.
Let me tell you, the engineer is rolling his eyes right now.
It doesn’t bother me though, I’m quite used to it. ;)
For the past “few” years, I’ve been trying to force my home into acting like a vintage farm house. One with red and white ticking stripe towels, and rustic wood touches. But it never felt right.
This year, I changed everything up and went with a high contrast dark charcoal gray, creamy white walls, and fun turquoise accents. This look fits our home so. much. better. And I love it. Dog hair and all.
Exhibit A, the family room.
Exhibit B, the kitchen chalkboard feature wall.
So what’s a girl supposed to do with all of her traditional Christmas red and green decor?
Now you see my NEED to change up my Christmas decorating this year.
People, I have been agonizing about that for MONTHS.
This year, I want a vintage, slightly industrial, but shiny pretty Christmas with metallics, rustic wood, and turquoise.
On my usual tiny Christmas decor budget.
I am determined to make this happen.
Step One. I searched for some sort of inspiration piece to bring the theme together. Kind of like I do when decorating a room for every day.
In stepped Hobby Lobby to save Christmas.
This ribbon is perfectly polka-dotted, and sports my beloved charcoal gray, turquoise, and metallics, as well as red and a softer version of Christmas green.
So how will I use it to transform our color scheme?
Point one, and the most obvious, is that contains the rooms primary colors, gray, turquoise, and a creamy white.
Point two, there is also red and green, so I can keep touches of past years’ decor and this magic ribbon will make it all coordinate.
Point three, I bought FIVE spools, for only $12.50, so I can use it in EVERY room, and it didn’t break the bank.
I also plan to DIY some “new” ornaments, possibly transform some from previous years, and use all of the natural elements I can find.
I’ll keep you posted!
Let’s talk, what are your ideas for ways to change up your holiday decor on a budget?
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