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Tis’ the season for everyone decking the halls and filling their homes with scents of spruce, dimly lit candles + a collection of carols. Like many, Christmas is my favorite time of year and decorating my home is among one of the many things I love about it. I love creating spaces in general (hello designer), but there is something magical and cozy about preparing our homes + hearts for the celebration of Christmas. With that, I’d love to show you around my home and share some Christmas inspiration with you.
First things first, when decorating your home – be true to yourself. Your personal style says a lot about you… and that includes Christmas! Christmas decor can largely be categorized into this very narrow window of reds, greens, waving Santa’s + witty Hallmark quotes – but it doesn’t have to be. Not that those things are bad, but they rarely coincide with the aesthetic of your home.
My style may be bold – but it is me. This being the first Christmas in our new home, I wanted to challenge myself to stay true to the design and color scheme – surprise, black + white! I focused on utilizing our existing design elements and adding in additional touches of texture, fresh greens + some festive animal prints + figurines.
In the foyer, I wanted to keep it simple. I added a fresh greenery arrangement – mixing in the animal print + dark floral.
Our first year with a flocked tree – I love how the ornaments pop a bit more, especially the black ones.
What’s not to love about small black velvet Christmas trees?!
One of the easiest ways to create coziness is to add candles! I love styling with taper candles – many of them thrifted!
Creating small vignettes on top of large surface areas is a fun way to spruce up your kitchen / dining space.
As the sun sets, the cozy begins – the lights make everything seem more magical! I hope you enjoyed this sneak peek of Christmas in my home and you’re encouraged to be true to you + your style as you decorate your own home for Christmas.
If you’re stuck, we have SO many fun Christmas items + decor right now at Onyx + Alabaster! I’ve linked a few of my favorites below, our team would love to help you ready your home for the holidays.
Your friend + designer,