Merry Christmas!!!!!! Too early? Ha! Not for me! I’ve been telling you guys a lot lately how excited I am for Christmas this year. And as I showed you on my Instagram stories a few weeks ago, we put up our formal living room tree before October was even over (we are putting up more trees in our house too)! I’m not kidding, our tree was up before Halloween.
There’s just something about the holidays this year that has me feeling all warm and fuzzy inside. And that something is my kiddos! Especially Molly. She’s at an age where she understands the idea of Santa and getting presents under the tree and it’s just making this time of year so magical for me! And that’s because it’s magical for her! So I couldn’t wait to get our tree and decorations up this year. At least in the formal living room…
Every night she insists on going into this room and seeing the tree with the lights on. It’s really going to blow her mind when we start putting up trees in other areas of the house. We plan on putting one in our family room and in our master bedroom! She’s even going to have a little mini one in her room. I just can’t get enough of holiday decorations right now!
So needless to say, I’m pumped to share all of my holiday decor in our formal living room with you guys today! Every single one of our decorations in this room is from Walmart so if you want to get this exact same set up for your home, you can get it all in one place! Plus, I just think all these items are such a great value! I looked at a few other sites and everything seemed so expensive so I wanted to do this post with more affordable items that are just as beautiful as other things I saw on other websites. And you get free shipping on orders over $35, so if you decide to get one or two things that we used to decorate our home, you can get free shipping! And they give you decor suggestions based on the style of your home if you are looking to redecorate this holiday season 🙂
I’d say let’s start with my favorite part of the room but I honestly don’t have a favorite part! I’m obsessed with everything! So I guess let’s start with the wreath because I think it’s such a focal point and so pretty! I knew I wanted to hang a wreath above the fireplace. At first, my plan was to take the mirror down and hang the wreath over the fireplace. But then I thought the wreath would look so pretty hanging on the mirror. So I got this 24-inch pine wreath with pinecones for only $27. I really just wanted something simple and green. And this wreath could not be more beautiful! I went back-and-forth on whether or not I wanted to hang it with red ribbon or burlap and in the end decided on the burlap ribbon. I just think it adds a farmhouse feel and it’s just really pretty! To hang it, I just put a thumbtack in the back of the mirror and thumb-tacked the ribbon to the back of the mirror. If you need a pretty gold mirror to do this with, I found this one for under $200 on Walmart.com and it is sooooo gorgeous!
Another focal point for sure are the personalized stockings. It’s so surreal to me to look at 4 stockings hanging over our fireplace. I keep thinking that I’m still a kid and I’m never going to grow up. But when I see four stockings hanging over my fireplace, two of which are for my children, I realize that I actually am an adult! Ha! I know that seems really silly to say but I’ve never really felt like a grown-up. And now with two kids, little things like stockings makes me realize that I’m an adult. I got all 4 stockings for under $100 (less than $25 each). And that is soooo affordable considering the fact that each one of them is personalized, really great quality and look so beautiful. If you click this link, you’ll see that there are a few different styles of stocking you can choose from. I chose the red cable knit stockings. But I also think the white cable knit would’ve been so pretty! I almost wish I did two whites and two reds. But however you decide to do it, they will look great!
And I know that some of you are probably thinking, where is Owen’s stocking?! I’m totally guilty of not ordering him one right away. But don’t worry, his has been ordered and is in the mail! I actually think we’re going to hang it low to the ground on the right-hand side of the fireplace. I just think it would be really cute there.
I added some white candle pillars on top of the fireplace. All three of the white pillars were only $16. And I got white candles to put on top. The candles pretty much broke down to $2 a candle. And to mix things up, I wanted to add a red candle pillar as well. And to fill the space I added silver ornaments along the sides of the mirror. I totally could’ve done gold to match with the gold mirror and gold sconces on the side of our fireplace, but I actually liked mixing the metals. I think the gold and silver look really pretty together! And I got a pack of 60 assorted silver bulbs for $21. We haven’t quite decided what color ornaments we are going to do on the tree yet. I haven’t gotten that far. Right now I kind of just like it bare because of the dual LED lights on the tree.
So let’s talk about this tree. We have really high ceilings in our house so I wanted to get a grand looking tree for our home. Plus, since it’s in our formal living room it’s one of the first things you see when you walk in our front door. So I spent a bit of time researching different trees and I ultimately decided on this 9 foot dunhill fur artificial tree. What sold me on it was the fact that it has both white and colored lights! And it even has other settings where the lights are green, a bluish purple color and white. I absolutely love that color combination together! The reason it was important to me to have both colored and white lights is because I knew Molly would love the colored ones so much! But I knew I would love the white ones. The white lights make a Christmas tree look pretty in our front room and the colorful ones make it fun for Molly! I’m not gonna lie, sometimes when I make decisions for our home, I focus on what looks pretty rather than what is kid friendly. Hence the white couches all over the house. Ha! But I love that with this tree I didn’t have to sacrifice looks for fun! I got both! Since most people can’t fit a 9 foot tree in their home, I will also link the 7 1/2 foot version here. I believe they have limited quantities left. So don’t wait if you wanna get one! Plus why would you wait, it’s soooo fun to decorate early! Ha!
I hope this post put you in a holly jolly mood today! I know that walking into this room everyday makes me feel instantly happy every day! As you can see from the photo of Molly below, she is certainly in the Christmas spirit! I mean, how stinking cuuuuuuuute is that pic?!?!
And leave me comments below on how we should decorate a tree in our master bedroom. It has high vaulted ceilings so I am thinking a 9 ft frosted tree maybe with blush and silver bulbs (since we did green and red in this room). Let me know what you think we should do!
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