Maybe it’s 2020. Maybe it’s living in a smaller house, but ‘stuff’ for stuff’s sake is starting to get to me. I also recently read the book Cozy Minimalist Home, and loved it. If I were to go decorate someone else’s home, this is probably pretty close to the method I would use before even reading the book. Basically less stuff and more beauty.
Enter Christmas decor. I love Christmas, and all the decor I really do. I could walk through the Target or Michaels or Hobby Lobby holiday section for way too long just looking at everything. But Christmas decor adds up and clutters up pretty quickly if you don’t reel it in.
Granted, I already have a ton from years past, but I tried to avoid adding to the stock pile of Christmas decor this year and only get things that needed replacing or were purposeful.
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This tree collar is my favorite. I had a really pretty faux fur tree skirt under the tree that I really do love, but with the dog sleeping right next to the tree and the kids just being kids, it was always all scrunched up. This streamlines the tree and makes it look way less cluttered. I love the touch of black to add in a modern vibe to the room. If you buy one thing this year, make it a tree collar.
This pillow I got because of the mix of colors in it. I have a run in the living room with a lot of blue in it and I loved how this tied together the reds, greens, and blue. I honestly still hate the blue rug in there, but this ties it together a little better at least. Disclaimer – the quality on this is not great. If you don’t have kids or animals it might hold up better, but mine is shedding like crazy and is a dog hair magnet. But it does spend a lot of time getting thrown on the ground soo….
I got 3 mini trees from the Target dollar spot. They do not follow the rule of bigger is better than more, but I love the way their little vignette looks on my counter still.
And this stocking holder because we somehow didn’t have one for Allie’s stocking!
What I also reccommend doing this year when you put away your Christmas decor is to purge whatever didn’t get put out (or do this now and gift it to someone who maybe can’t afford any decorations!), and whatever you just don’t love! It either needs to have real meaning tied to it or you need to love it.
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