My Christmas Decor

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Pajamas {c/o} | Family Room Tree: At Home | Burlap Tree Picks | Formal Living Tree: At Home | Maxi’s Tree: At Home | Tree Skirt | Stockings {One Kings Lane, Old} | Stocking Holders | Advent Calendar | Gingerbread Candle Holder | Wreath | Tree Topper: Ballard Designs {old} | photography by: Angie Garcia

Last week on Instagram I posted the quote “Home is the nicest world there is.” Oh, how that rings even more true during the holidays! The first thing I do each morning is turn my Christmas Tree lights on, and just smile as I pour that first cup of coffee. This time of year can be ridiculously busy. You’ve got parties left and right, gifts to deliver, hand-written cards to mail. But something about your holiday decor feels peaceful. It’s this constant sense of comfort that allows you to cozy up and just enjoy the moment. I think that is why many of us crave putting the decor up so quickly. It isn’t that we have any intent on skipping Thanksgiving, it’s that we want to create this haven to remind us that all we need for the holidays is to sit and enjoy the moments in our home with family.

This year I had a really fun time shopping and decorating with Maxi. She would call all the ornaments, “Prettty!” and pretend to pet them. I went with three trees: one in our family room, one in our formal living, and one in Maxi’s room. Most of my ornaments and ribbon are old, but I get nearly all of my tree decor from At Home, Hobby Lobby, Frontgate, and Target. Let’s chat style inspo!

Maxi’s Tree

For Maxi’s tree, I wanted to embrace the magical pink theme with unicorns, swans, rainbows and princess crowns. All the bedtime story characters in one tree! 😉 The tree is from At Home and the pearl tree picks are from Hobby Lobby, while the white glitter ones are from Pier 1. The feather swan ornaments are old Anthropologie, the pink ornaments are Target this year, and then other swans and unicorns are from At Home this year. The princess crown tree topper was a gift from my Aunt Monica for Maxi! Here are some similar ornaments to get the same look.

Family Room Tree

Y’all know, I love a good French Country theme. In the living room, I did a more “French Country Chic” look to combine my love of burlap textures and metallic accents. I feel silly because I googled “French Country Christmas Tree” for HOURS before I started styling the ribbon to see how I’d make it blend. I used the DIY Mommy ribbon method. The blue, glitter ribbon is old from Frontgate and my burlap ribbon is from Hobby Lobby. The tree picks are a mix of Pier 1, which I’ll link below. Ornaments and Magnolia Flowers are also from Hobby Lobby. Shop a similar look below!

Formal Living Tree

The family room tree ended up being more of our blue and white tree and I got to use my ginger jar ornaments from Frontgate I purchased last year! I originally wanted an only blue and white tree, but since I didn’t go with flocked trees this year {didn’t want Peaches to eat it!} it felt a little bare. My mom told me to add in some color, so I just mixed in leftovers- which I love! I placed all the extra ornaments from the other two trees, so there are a few swans adorned from Maxi’s tree and metallic ornaments from the family room tree. To tie in the pink, I just added this pillow to the sofa in there! Shop a similar look below.

I hope you all enjoyed seeing how we decorated for the holidays. Do you do specific themes each year or do you prefer to adorn your tree with a treasured collection or ornaments?! I honestly adore both and think I need both in my life. ha! It feels a little sad we only have 3-ish more weeks to leave the tree up, but maybe this year I’ll surprise myself and take it into January!

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  1. I love how pink and whimsical your decor looks, Katey! It’s beautiful! 😀

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    Published 06 Dec 18Reply
  2. Laura Leigh wrote:

    Looks so pretty lady! Absolutely love your tree.

    xo Laura Leigh
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    Published 06 Dec 18Reply
  3. Alyssa wrote:

    Where do you put the clutter?? Could you do a post on decluttering/where to store stuff? We don’t have a big basement, and I feel like my house is becoming a mess of baskets everywhere since I have a toddler.

    Published 06 Dec 18Reply
    • Katey wrote:

      Hi love! The playroom! haha. It stores all Maxi’s stuff! I also am a basket feign. I use them for absolutely everything. Then one of our bedroom’s is Paul’s office and it’s a catchall, truly! We are currently storing Christmas presents in there! haha. But I guess everyone has to have a “room” or space they store things! But that’s a great post idea! xo, Katey

      Published 06 Dec 18Reply
  4. Beautiful! I love the whimsical tree in Maxi’s room. I try to do a similar concept in my daughter’s room. It is so fun for them to have a little tree of their own!


    Published 06 Dec 18Reply
  5. Laura wrote:

    So gorgeous!! I totally agree- having Christmas decorations up makes me have all the nostalgic feels from my childhood! 🙂 happy holidays!

    Published 06 Dec 18Reply