It’s time to get festive

I love this time of the year when stores are all decked out for the holiday season, it gets me in the mood to get my house holiday ready earlier versus later. So here are a few of the things that caught my eye while shopping for decorating ideas. Let’s get festive!

I took this picture at one of my all time favorite home accessory stores in Montreal, Zone Maison. They do such a great job with their displays.

Although I have plenty of decorations, I like to get a few new things every year to keep my holiday décor looking fresh.  Since I like to decorate my house differently from the previous year I’m constantly on the look-out for inspiration.  And stores are the perfect  source of inspiration to borrow or steal ideas from.  In addition to enjoying a little retail therapy in my favorite city, it’s a great excuse to spend time with my sister.

So here’s a sample of some of the things we saw, loved, and in some cases bought.

Keep it simple

Add instant Christmas cheer to any table surface simply by displaying one or more of these wood decorative trees. They come in different colors and sizes which makes it easy to add height and visual interest where needed.

decorative wooden trees - great for holiday and Christmas decorations

Back to nature

There were plenty of nature-inspired decorations made of birch bark.  They give a home a rustic and cozy outdoor feel. The small votive lamps holders come with different patterns, some with stars, trees and hearts. Also still extremely popular this year, pillar birch candles. Group a few together to create a fuss free centrepiece for the dining table or coffee table.


Trendy faux plants

Some people may think they’re tacky, but artificial boxwoods are popular winter plants. They’re great to deck the house with holiday spirit without needing any care or maintenance. And these days, they look so real, you can’t even tell they’re artificial without looking very closely.


Let is snow, let snow, let it snow

Snow globes are such magical Christmas ornaments. All it takes is one shake to be transported to a winter wonderland. String a felt garland around one or more globes to emphasize a red and white holiday décor style.


Shiny things

I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but copper is everywhere lately. If you follow trends, copper is now considered the new “brass”. Since combining metals is also very trendy, mix copper, shiny metallic, gold and silver to add a touch of glam to your space.


Charming ornaments

These little red and grey knitted sweater ornaments are absolutely charming. If you know how to knit, you could easily make your own. I like the idea of  decorating an entire tree with them. They’d make a great gift too. Writing a special message on chalkboard ornament is a great way to personalize a Christmas tree.


Pillow talk

These fir tree pillows are my favorite.  I love how festive they look without screaming red and green. This deer pillow looks very Christmassy on a red throw and would also look great any time of the year in any rustic environment such as a cabin.

Christmas pillows

What I love about decorating early is that it gives you the time to enjoy your Christmas decorations longer and it allows you to focus on other holiday activities (such as baking, cooking and entertaining) as the big day gets closer. If you need more inspiration that will inject the holiday spirit into your home, head to our holiday décor Pinterest board.

When do you start decorating for the holidays?

P.S  My neighbors turned on their outdoor Christmas lights on November 15th, is that too early?

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