Holiday Decor 2017

I went a bit simpler with holiday decor this year. Still plenty of festiveness but I didn’t want it to feel too cluttered or busy, so I scaled back. Almost everything is the same, but I moved items around to different areas of the apartment or styled them in a different way to keep things fresh. A great way to save money and sanity rather than buying all new decor each year! I did get a few new additions including this garland that I’m obsessed with. Hope you enjoy this year’s decor and the tips I’ve included below!

Lights wrapped around the mirror and a tiny tree on the dining table, along with the buffalo check pillow swap on the bench. 
Quick and easy decor- clip a few parts of your tree (these had already fallen off when it arrived) and stick in vases full of water! I also added fake pinecones and fake berries to this little vintage bowl for another festive touch. Another tiny tree on the side table next to the sofa. Added the jingle bell garland over the bar this year! My mom gave it to me years ago and I put it in a new spot each year. Really loving it here though.
Tiny accessories in the bar cabinet as well. Throw a few ornaments in a bowl and you have instant decor! 
The new settee got a quick pillow swap too- for these cute target ones from a couple years ago (no longer sold that I can find, but linked similar below).
One of my favorite touches this year. I saved the ribbon I had on my tree in previous years and repurposed! Easy and free! Just tied a giant bow around my macrame wall hanging. 
This target marble tree is fairly new and was a gift from my mom. Love the simplicity and beauty of it. Another example of throwing a few ornaments in a vessel..this time a vintage milk glass vase.
The bedroom has a few holiday touches as well. One of my dear friends made this for me years ago as a nod to our college years. Rock Chalk!   Another favorite- my mini disco balls. The perfect complement to my fun side table.


And last but not least… the tree! With the best gift of all sitting next to it. My pup, Plum. January will mark two years since I adopted her. Can’t imagine life without this sweet goofball. “Ugly Christmas Sweater” from Target 🙂     

Happy Holidays and stay tuned for one more gift guide coming this week- stocking stuffers!

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Holiday Decor: Updates

After decorating my parent’s house, I figured it was about time to do my own apartment! I debated getting a tall (but relatively thin) fake tree this year, but ran out of time and didn’t find one I love quite yet, so hopefully that will be next year. Instead, I popped over to Whole Foods after work and bought a little 3 ft tree (with stand already attached, thankfully.)

Here’s the little tree riding home with me in a cab. The thought of taking it on the bus or metro was a nightmare so I decided a cab was a smarter idea 🙂

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Pre-lights and ornaments

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Tree complete!

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I love the reflection of the lights on the floors.

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Some of my favorite ornaments. Some old, some homemade with pipe cleaners and some new.

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My second tree on the bar (uber tiny- probably 10 inches tall) that my mom made for me in college- look closely it’s KU! Rock Chalk!

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The rest of my holiday accessories!

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Perfect ending to my decorating evening- watching SNL Christmas.

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This will never get old…

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