Hi there and welcome to welcome to the Christmas holidays tour and inspiration. Carol, who blogs at Blue Sky at Home, invited a group of decor bloggers to share a few ideas for Christmas.
Carol and I met at the Haven Conference two years ago. Her energy is contagious. So when Carol invited me to join the group I jumped right into the holiday with a few tips and secrets for an easy Christmas entry table.
If you are stopping by from Michelle’s and her Advent calendar.
SECRETS TO A CHRISTMAS TABLE
When decorating for the holidays chose a spot (s) that get traffic. What is the point of creating a holiday display if it is in a corner in a low-traffic location?
I decided to put my energy into our entry. Everyone has to pass the foyer’s entry to get in or out of our house.
We have this repurposed dresser on one side of the entry and a window and console table on the opposite side of the entry.
- The walls are Revere Pewter and the stained entry door is now white. You can check out the before and after in this post.
- There is a ton of natural light in our entry which makes it the perfect spot for a Christmas entrance.
THE SECRETS TO A CHRISTMAS ENTRY
I love to create a look and duplicate it every year. It is simple and foolproof. But over time, we can get into a rut.
When I bought this long needle garland from this Kentucky-based floral shop I knew it would be perfect for this neutral, bright space. Tip: Sign up for their emails for sale announcements.
On the first pass, I added one strand of this beautiful garland. But after stepping back I thought the entry table needed more garland.
The extra layer of long, plush needle pine garland added more color and texture to a chilly part of the house.
I ordered these bells from my favorite home decor store in Knoxville.
I am obsessed with bells and try to find a way to use them year-round.
HEIGHT COLOR AND TEXTURE
My sister is a pro at adding height and texture to her tables and charcuterie boards.
On my first try, I didn’t realize the straight line of the pinecones and bells until I took this photo. Even though I added texture and color – the pinecones and bells were identical in height.
Tip: Take a photo if you want to step up your displays or mantels. The camera (or iPhone) is your decor best friend!
TOO MUCH CLUTTER
In the earlier version of this entry, I added too many types of greenery, small trees and berries. It’s like the contents of my storage bins landed on the table.
It was such a distraction from the garland. So I removed the clutter and added a second strand of garland.
The green popped against the Revere Pewter walls and warmed this chilly space.
I love it! I finally stepped out of my decor habits and took a few chances on more garland. Now, it is welcome to Christmas when you pass the entry.
Let me know what you think in the comments! Please stop by Tammy’s for her adorable gift tags.