Colorful or Classic Christmas? That is the question.
When I think of holiday nostalgia….A roaring fire, hot cocoa, some smooth Christmas jazz, snuggles with our loved ones. My idea of holiday perfection.
We’re slowly but surely decorating for the holidays at home and I’ve been having a creative direction internal conflict…should we stick with a classic decor, or switch it up and add some pizazz? This of course prompted a mass Pinterest investigation.
I fully believe that the space you occupy is an extension of your personality and an opportunity to showcase your creative flair. The Holidays give us an opportunity to put this creative flair to use and to express our creativity in the name of sweet little baby Jesus.
For us, our space around the holidays is truly a great time to try out new furniture or decor arrangements in our home because in order to fit a tree in our quaint Old Town Scottsdale abode, we have to physically move furniture into another room. Surprisingly, I’m OK with it and having done it 2 years in a row now, I’d venture to say I even look forward to it. It’s a chance for a new perspective!
Decorating for the holiday season doesn’t have to mean giant changes or elaborate displays of festiveness. It can be subtle and sweet, a little holly or some Christmas swag with a string of lights. OR it could be colorful and non-traditional, which sorry to my hubs, I think that’s the way I’m leaning.
I’ll have to report back later on how that conversation goes….
Nonetheless, I spent some time today gathering MAJOR colorful holiday decor inspo & I wanted to share!
When I think of a colorful Christmas setting, I think of vintage meets modern, pom poms, texture, and of course lots of COLOR. If you’re still waiting to decorate and are thinking you want some pops of color, I hope you’re able to draw some inspiration from this post. (Click on pictures to take you to their sites of origin)
SO. MANY. CUTE. THINGS.
…and delicious things.
Like this DIY Retro Camper Gingerbread House:
…and this Ugly Sweater Cake from Studio DIY:
This colorful DIY Cake Topper from Oh Happy Day is so darling:
These stockings from World Market:
ALLLLLL the Pom Poms!
A colorful take on usual holiday decor:
And lastly….being able to relate to this SO MUCH:
Christmas cactus anyone?
How would you describe your holiday decorating style? And what say you about a colorful Christmas? Yay or Nay?
As always…sending sunshine,