Welcome, subscribers of my Celebrating the Joy of Succulents newsletter!
This subscriber-only page has photos of my living room decorated for Christmas 2021. To enhance your enjoyment, I've included tips and ideas. Links are affiliate. Have fun! -- Debra
Interested in doing a one-dimensional tree? Regardless of whether you have cards, you can certainly make a creative, festive and colorful wall display. Discover how on the Card Tree DIY page.
I like bling at Christmastime---bright colors and glittery stuff---but I try to keep it within certain parameters. For example, the shade of red is a rich cranberry that harmonizes with living room rugs and wall art.
Living rooms are like landscapes: Repetition is key to aesthetic design. I repeat the same shades of red and green, as well as the shapes and silhouettes of holiday icons: poinsettias, snowflakes and trees. (There are so many choices. For example, you might do snowmen, globes and wreaths. Or stars.)
In hindsight, I'd get more of those beaded pinwheel placemats. They add continuity and pizzazz to the decor.
East-facing windows let in a lot of morning sun, which years ago quickly dried out a traditional pine tree. I also tried an artificial tree, but it was a hassle to assemble, disassemble, and store.
Grouping similar items helps avoid a cluttered look...for example...
I never tire of gazing at the card tree. There's something restful about it, yet it's dynamic and interesting. Maybe it's the way the eye continually moves through it, and its repetitons of colors and themes.
Did I mention I LOVE not having to find, purchase, transport, set-up, decorate or dispose of a traditional tree?
I hope you enjoyed this virtual visit to our home. I'd love to know your own decorating ideas and traditions! Do comment below. And remember, as a subscriber, you can always send photos in reply to my Celebrating the Joy of Succulents newsletter. Fondly, Debra