Hey ya’ll! I am back to share with you another holiday-inspired post.
When decorating my home for the holidays, I prefer to incorporate my year-round decor into my theme. I would describe my style as rustic with pops of coastal elements all while trying to exude an underlying vibe of sophistication. I classify my Christmas decor as “rustic-glam”.
My personal tastes tend to be a contradiction of sorts, so why would my decor not reflect this? Rustic Glam is the ultimate paradox…a juxtaposition of earthy, rustic elements with pops of glowing glam.
This year I would have loved a real tree, but given my first holiday home tour was due in November, I had to go with the longest-lasting option (I did not want my tree looking like Charlie Brown’s once Christmas rolled around). And so, a faux Christmas tree it was .
I started by “filling out” my el cheapo tree with faux pine sprigs I purchased for $1 a piece at Hobby Lobby. To add some glam, I also added these metallic berry twigs which I also bought from Hobby Lobby.
Because I have a toddler in the house, all ornaments must be shatter-proof. I learned this the hard way after hanging some mercury glass ornaments. Within 5 minutes, two of the ornaments were shattered….my son thought they were actual balls. Away went the antque glass ornaments and out came my cheap, Big Lots “balls”.
And please don’t judge the protruding light wires. A little side story…my pre-lit tree lights decided to stop working a few days after I decorated my tree. Being pregnant and lazy, I simply added string lights over the existing ornaments. Ain’t nobody got time to take down all of the ornaments and start from scratch.
To add some rustic touches, I incorporated pine cone ornaments into the mix.
And to top the tree, I added this sun burst mirror I bought from Burlington for less than $5. It was actually wall decor, but after seeing a similar piece used as an ornament in Ballard Design’s, I was inspired.
Oh…and I completely forgot about my ribbon. I have had it for years, but it was purchased at Hobby Lobby. It resembles burlap, but it is actually made of a shiny mesh material…perfect for my rustic glam vibe.
Hopefully next year I can get a “real” tree. Until then, I am going to burn a frasier fir scented candle and go cozy by the fire. And if you havent checked out my full Christmas home tour, be sure to click here.
If you are following the blog hop, Little Red Brick House is next!