Simple holiday home decor and DIYs
We don't own a lot of ornaments, but I bought a few new white and silvery ones and we used classic glass globes. I'd like to have more color on the tree, but for now it's just very simple and classic.
I used some extra ornaments on the mantel along with mercury glass tealight candle holders and a million year old nutracker I took from my parents' holiday decor box when I first decorated a place of our own. (You can find similar mercury glass candle holders at west elm, Pier 1, and Amazon.)
I also whipped up this cozy flannel plaid throw pillow cover. I had extra of this plaid left over from my DIY blanket scarf tutorial and I loooove the simple black/red/ivory print and classic plaid pattern, but it's hard to use up extra flannel sometimes. This piece was perfect for this 20" pillow. (If you haven't made a pillow cover before, it's super easy--here's some good photos/instructions in this tutorial, or you can check out all my pillow tutorials here, though most are not basic construction.)
Next to the couch is the fireplace, with our stockings hung with care. =) They're from World Market a year or two ago, but they have a ton of knit stockings this year too and such low prices (and free shipping!). I've been thinking about making them look more realistic and stocking-ey, though, and shortening them by removing the middle section and moving the cuff down... what do you think? Sacrilege? Or yes, do that and make them more normally sized?
I also added some greenery from the tree to the mantel!
Now all we need to do is fill the bottom of the tree with presents. =)
Really gets you in the holiday spirit to refresh and redecorate a little!