Well, it’s officially the mad dash of the holiday season, right? With the completed bathroom renovation working us over time, I am already feeling the pinch. But that doesn’t mean I haven’t already had my eye on some items to fill our holiday decorated home. Today, I have done a lot of the work for you, and put together this list of Christmas Entertaining and Decorating must-haves. Some of these are trends I am looking forward to incorporating this year and others are creative ideas I have been able to incorporate the last few years. In the blogging world, we have to start early so that you don’t have to.
You can also check out our Christmas Home Tour here for more inspiration.
*Some of these may not be available out of season, but I create an updated list every year so stay tuned!
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The Best Garland
I was on a serious hunt last year for garland. I wanted full, fresh looking, and affordable. Something that I could throw up on the mantle and not have to decorate myself, but was also full and merry. This garland is no-kidding, the perfect garland! Very realistic, very full, and there are even a few different styles to choose from if you want a snow kissed look, a heavenly magnolia garland, or glam metallic. Check out all the beautiful options and they are on sale. While I did get them on sale last year, they did go fast so don’t wait till after Christmas to order.
My favorite Decor Pieces
Letterboards are so fun!
How fun is this retro letterboard? I have one just waiting to go up on the gallery wall this season. Although not specifically for Christmas, add these red letters and you can make cute merry messages all season long. Makes a great Christmas Countdown for the kiddos too. They also come in many different colors, shapes, and trims like these:
Letters to Santa Mailbox
A Letters to Santa Mailbox is perfect to festive up any corner. Last year, they sold out of these well made Letters to Santa Mailboxes super fast, but they are back in stock (for now). If they do happen to run out again, you could use raised letter stickers like these HERE, turn this wall mounted mailbox into a stand or hang in an adorable wreath.
Metal Christmas Village
A fresh take on a classic (and much easier to set up), these metal Christmas villages give all the nostalgic vibes with a contemporary look and they work very well with multiple styles of decorating. You can mix and match them with these metal house lanterns which are more price friendly alternatives too.
Modern Family Pajamas
Family pajamas are so cute and suddenly seem like the most brilliant idea for the holidays, but you don’t have to be stuck with the comical elf looking ones. We bought these modern versions with trees and deer that we can wear all winter long. Or these super cute Santa family Pajama sets. For more of a budget friendly option, check out this festive plaid set.
Our 2017 Christmas Dining Room and Home Tour
Christmas Dining and Entertaining Must-Haves
I don’t have a huge budget each year for Christmas decorating so I am always stretching and building. Multi-purpose plain white plates that work year round are a good start. This year’s goal is highlighting the dining room with a few select finds like these:
- Beautiful Jumping Deer Napkin Rings
- Crystal Ball Glimmer Strings
- Potted Greenery
- Faux Paperwhites in Tin Pot
The Best Trends in Christmas Decorating
Most of these items are ones I already have in my home and I love things that will coordinate with a classic, slightly nostalgic style. Of course, plaid has made a comeback in recent years and I am always loving a snowy natural scene in my foyer. Here are just a few of my favorite items from around the marketplace.
- Large Tree Farm Sign
- Customized Santa Sack
- Embroidered Pinecone Tree Skirt
- Classic Velvet Quilted Stocking with Monogram
- Retro Linen Black and White Plaid Pillow
- Tartan Neutral Plaid Pillow
- 2 Piece Decorative Bucket Set
If you are looking for some more budget-friendly crafts to decorate the home, check these out:
- Merry and Bright Christmas Sign – Free File!
- Christmas Stenciled Tea Towels
- Christmas Treat Tree
- Paper Advent Calendar
- OR CHECK OUT OUR 2018 CHRISTMAS LIVING ROOM HOME TOUR
Hope you enjoyed these finds as much as I do!
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