Inspiration, Interior

Christmas Decoration Inspiration

One of the dates in 12 Dates of December the Boy and I came up with is putting up a real Christmas tree and decorate it together. We’ve never had a proper Christmas tree before and we’re planning to do it thoroughly! So I’ve spent some hours (ahum “some”) gathering Christmas decoration inspiration and making up my mind as to what style I’d like for the tree and the other decorations.

Christmas tree inspiration1. My Lovely Things | 2. Ohhh Mhhh | 3. Enjoy Your Home

As we have a small living room we don’t have much space for a large tree or exuberant decorations. I don’t mind though, as a I really like the idea of having a cute small tree with only a few decorations. I’m not ruling out multiple small trees or even a bunch of branches put together in a nice big bottle vase.

Christmas decoration inspirationChristmas decoration inspiration1. Vibebe Design | 2. Petra Bindel | 3. House Doctor, 2014 Catalog, via Christmaholic  | 4. The Merrythought

I’m not a big fan of the traditional Christmas colours. I don’t feel much for decorating the house in silver (although one of my favourite colours), gold or red. Our living room is a dark shade of green and I’m thinking adding white, black, pastel pink and some dashes of copper should make it extra festive. Natural hues and geometric shapes should finish it off.

Christmas decoration inspirationChristmas decoration inspiration1. House Doctor, 2012 Catalog via Ellens Album | 2. Sweet Living and Things | 3. A Cup of Life | 4. Residence Magazine

Christmas packaging ideas with craft paper & greensChristmas packaging ideas with handwritten tags and washi tape1. Local Milk | 2.  Local Milk Retreats | 3. unknown source | 4. Almost Makes Perfect

Packaging wise I’m thinking in the same lines as y decorations. I want natural hues, pine-tree branches and handwritten labels. Although using white wrapping paper and adding geometric shapes using my vast collection of masking tape also seems to be a very pretty option.

Globe light and diy christmas globesDIY recoloured bottle brush trees1. Cox & Cox | 2. Whipperberry | 3.  source unknown | 4. A Beautiful Mess

I also want to add some handmade decorations. Making lightbulb domes has been on my list, ever since I saw one at Ollie & Wallie’s. I also really want to make something with the bottle brush trees I’ve bought last year. Either to make snow globes from mason jars or repainting the mini trees in happier colours as I’ve seen on A Beautiful Mess and Yvestown.

Do you put up a Christmas tree? What’s your style?

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2 Comments

  • Reply An 3 december 2015 at 14:25

    Mooie inspiratie! Ik heb zo’n zin om er dit weekend aan te beginnen. En dan nog iets anders verzinnen voor onder mijn stolp 🙂

    • Reply plutomeisje 7 december 2015 at 11:43

      En, zijt ge er dit weekend aan begonnen? Bij ons zal het pas voor morgen zijn (ten vroegeste :()

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