Simple And Pretty Christmas Tablescape
It really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas! Having a simple and pretty Christmas tablescape completes the holiday look in our home. I try to keep my tablescape simple and elegant using items I already have. I love how it turned out and I hope you do too!
The buffalo plaid table runner is an item I use year round for spring, fall, and Christmas decor. For my simple and pretty Christmas tablescape, I layered it over a red table runner for a pop of color. The small square mirror gets a lot of use around my home too. I love how it reflects light and is so pretty.
Natural elements give the tablescape an elegant, but rustic feel. The wood, pinecones, berries, and greenery all encompass the look and feel of Christmas. Every time I sit down to a meal it makes me feel happy and puts me in the Christmas spirit.
I think it is a good idea for the items you choose for the center of the table not be too tall. That way when guests sit across from each other there is nothing blocking their view. I can also add stems to the glass jars. Last year I used berry stems in the jars and it was a very classy look.
Having a pretty table for my family and our guests to gather around is very important to me. The colors, natural elements, and pattern bring joy to our dining room. I always have fun decorating the table. and I love sharing it with you.
And of course, no Christmas tablescape is complete without a pretty candle holder. I choose to use a battery operated candle in mine, so I don’t have to worry about any accidents. I love the ambiance it adds for evening dinners. I hope you enjoyed my Christmas tablescape and find it inspirational!
Bright And Cheery Christmas Foyer
Who’s ready to see some more Christmas decor? I really enjoyed decorating our home for Christmas this year. I especially like decorating our foyer since it is the first space you see when you walk through the front door. I love having a bright and cheery Christmas foyer during the holidays. It makes me and all who enter happy!
I wanted to have some fun with our foyer and make it bright and cheerful. As you know, I love using traditional colors to decorate for Christmas and nothing says bright and cheery more than pops of red. How cute is the reindeer wearing the scarf?
The Merry Christmas sign from Walmart was only ten dollars and it is a perfect way to greet guests. I also like using a mix of plaids and cute little animals. My builtins that I decorated for Christmas are another example of how I like to use a mix of items and patterns.
This area makes me feel happy and in the Christmas spirit every time I walk through the front door. And while I did buy a few new things, most of these items I have used the last several years.
And since Christmas trees are my favorite, I used several different trees in different shapes, colors, and sizes. I even added some fake snow to the jar with the evergreen tree in it. I think this red, black, and gray plaid one might be my favorite.
As always, I hope you enjoyed this reveal. I think it is important to make your entryway inviting for your guests. I think having a bright and cheery foyer sets the mood for gatherings. I want all who enter to be happy and enjoy their time in our home. Head over to Facebook or Instagram and let me know which item in my bright and cheery Christmas foyer is your favorite. And don’t forget to have fun when you decorate your space!
How To Decorate Builtins For Christmas
Hey there, I am back with some more Christmas decorating ideas! This time I am showing you how to decorate builtins for Christmas. It is actually a lot of fun to decorate shelves because you get to use a lot of different items and it is fun to move everything around until you get it exactly the way you want it. So, without further ado let’s talk about how to decorate builtins for Christmas.
I like symmetry and balance, so I try to have an equal number of items on each side of the fireplace. Most of the shelves have three items that are pretty equal in size. I also like to balance color, so you can see here there is just enough red on either side to add a fun pop of color without it being too overwhelming. Especially, since there are five bright red stockings on the mantle.
Christmas trees are one of my favorite Christmas decorations, so I used several on the shelves in a variety of sizes and colors. How cute is the red one I recently bought at Walmart?! I also like to use Christmas scrapbook paper in my frames that sit out year round. The Santa Claus paper is a fun touch.
There are more Christmas trees on the other side as well as some cute animals. I think it gives it a bit of a winter wonderland feel. As you can see, I keep some of my year round decor out and mix it in with my Christmas decor. On this side, my favorite item is the cute penguin sitting on the second shelf.
Decorating builtins is a lot of trial and error, but it is also a lot of fun. There really is no right or wrong way to decorate. Just use items and colors you love and move them around until it feels balanced and pleasing to the eye. If you think it looks good and it makes you happy, then that is all that matters. It really is beginning to look a lot like Christmas around here!
Mantle Decorated For Christmas
I love decorating our mantle for Christmas! Actually, it is probably my favorite thing to decorate for every holiday. It is really fun to use a mix of items to make the mantle fun and eclectic. I also love decorating around the rustic wood beam. Now, let’s check out my mantle decorated for Christmas.
My favorite thing about decorating the mantle is using fun and colorful items to use as garland. This year, I used red and white beads and buffalo plaid balls. It is a little traditional and a lot of festive all in one. The flocked greenery provides a neutral background for the pops of color.
Traditional Christmas colors are what I like to use when decorating my home for Christmas. I have been using these bright red stockings for several years and I love how they brighten up the space and make it cheery. I have also been using these stocking holders for several years. They spell out the word PEACE and are currently silver, but I have painted them several times through the years.
The black candlestick holders are part of the everyday decor on my mantle. I decided to use them because I also like to incorporate black into my Christmas decor. Are you starting to see that I like to use red, black, and white for Christmas? It has been my favorite combination for a long time. I believe in sticking with what you know and love.
This year’s mantle came together nicely, don’t ya think? I think the most important thing when decorating your mantle is to have fun. Use textures and colors that make you happy. Mix Christmas decor items along with everyday decor items. Whatever you use, make sure it brings you joy. What do you think about my mantle decorated for Christmas?
Fall Front Porch Decor
I am excited to share my fall front porch with you! Decorating my porch for fall is one of my favorite things. I love mums and pumpkins and wreaths for the front door. I also love driving through my neighborhood to see my neighbor’s fall front porch decor.
Every year, I go to a local farmer’s market to get my pumpkins. I always like to get a variety of colors, shapes, and sizes. I like to get one or two traditional orange pumpkins and then I think it is fun to mix in some white, blue, and green ones as well.
Mums are my favorite flower for fall and I like to get a variety of colors. I have never been good at sticking to a color scheme when decorating for fall. In my opinion, the more color the better!
My favorite thing about decorating the porch is arranging all of the pretty mums and pumpkins on the steps. I usually start with the largest pot on the top step and then work my way down. Once I have the mums where I want them, I sprinkle in the pumpkins. This year, I even did a fun DIY planter using plastic pumpkins.
There are flowers and pumpkins on both sides of the steps. The flowers are symmetrical, but the pumpkins are scattered about. I like that there is symmetry, but it doesn’t look too “perfect.”
It feels like I say this every year, but I think this is my favorite fall porch I have done. I love the mix of colors and it feels so inviting. I cannot wait until Halloween night when everything is lit up and the trick or treaters arrive. I would love it if you would hop on over to Facebook or Instagram and tell me what you think about my fall front porch decor.
Easy DIY Pumpkin Planters
Hey there, I am back with some more fall decorating ideas. This time, I am going to show you the easy DIY pumpkin planters I made. And in full disclosure, I did not come up with this craft on my own. My oldest daughter found it on TikTok and we fell in love with it and made it.
I found this plastic pumpkin at Target and bought two of them. They are not your normal size plastic pumpkins. They are really big and can fit a good size plant of your choice. Since they are so big, you can actually do this craft and have two separate planters, but I decided to stack them to make one tall planter.
The first thing I did was paint each of the pumpkins with black satin spray paint. They were easy to paint and dried quickly.
Once the spray paint dried, I painted the eyes, nose, and mouth with gold craft paint. It took four coats of gold paint to fully cover the black. After the pumpkins were completely dry, I put several rocks that I had on hand in one pumpkin and then stacked the empty pumpkin on top of it. I also had some extra twine on hand that I hot glued to the bottom pumpkin for an added detail (I apologize for not having photos of these two steps).
My favorite step in this DIY project was filling the top pumpkin with pretty mums. I love this simple project and it only cost sixteen dollars! Plus, it adds a lot of fall character and Halloween fun to my front porch.
There are so many different things you can do to make these pumpkin planters your own. You can use different colors, details, and plants to have it fit your space. I chose to use mine outdoors, but you can use them indoors also. I would love to know what you think about these easy DIY pumpkin planters!
Fall Foyer Decor Ideas
I love decorating our foyer for fall because it is the first area guests see when they walk into our home. If you have been hanging around here for any length of time, you know I like to keep my decor simple and inexpensive and I did just that with our fall foyer. I hope this post sharing all my fall foyer decor ideas will inspire you to decorate your own foyer or entryway for this fall season.
When decorating for fall, I like to keep my everyday decor displayed and decorate around it with pumpkins, florals, leaves, and other fall items. This ZZ plant sits on the table year round and I added a couple of pumpkins to make it a little more festive for the season. I chose to use fake pumpkins, but you can definitely use real pumpkins if you are feeling up to it! I also used the ball of twine to add in some texture.
This fall floral came from Hobby Lobby and I love the texture that it brings to the space. Faux florals are one of my favorite ways to decorate for fall. I also used faux florals on my fall mantle and in my dining room. They are all different, but each one brings a lot of fall character to each space.
If you had any doubts that decorating for fall can be simple, fun, and inexpensive, then you are in the right place. Don’t overthink it, just do it! A few pumpkins here, a fall floral there, and done. How is that for fall foyer decor ideas? If you want to see more, be sure to check out my other fall blog posts and follow me on Instagram and Facebook at Heather Loves Home. Happy decorating, happy fall, and stay warm!
Simple Fall Decor
There is nothing that makes me happier than simple fall decor. I love keeping out my year round decor and adding simple fall touches throughout the rooms of our home. It is so easy to sprinkle in pumpkins, fall florals, and fall colors to create a cozy fall home.
One of the easiest ways to add some fall decor to your home is by using pumpkins (of course). I love using a mix of colors, textures, and sizes. This orange velvet pumpkin is one of my favorites. These leaves that I found at Walmart are perfect for the glass jar that sits on this table year round.
Fall decor should be cozy and nothing says cozy more than a wicker tray. I love using different textures when I decorate, especially in the fall. I also like to use black, which I did with this vase from Hobby Lobby and I filled it with some warm floral stems. Of course, no home is complete for fall without a pumpkin scented candle.
In past years, I have not decorated my coffee bar for fall, but when I found this fall market container at Marshall’s I knew I had to have it to hold my K-cups. And it doesn’t just hold any K-cups, it hold my Starbucks pumpkin spice K-cups!
It is also fun to use fall signs and simple quotes to make your home feel cozy. It truly is important to me for my guests to come in, put their feet up, have a cup of coffee, and make their self at home. That is my main goal with my home, especially during the fall.
What do you think about my simple fall home decor? I hope it inspires you to decorate your home for fall using what you have and sprinkling in some pumpkins, florals, plaids, and different textures.
Dining Room Fall Decor
I am back with some dining room fall decor! I kept it VERY simple this year. I decorated a tray that sits on our buffet with some fun patterns, pops of color, and of course pumpkins! So, without further ado, here is my dining room tray decorated for fall.
The wooden teal tray came from Hobby Lobby several years ago and I have used it in a lot of different areas of our home. I think teal is a great color for fall and I like using it in my decor. I wanted this tray to add some fun to our dining room, so I used lots of color, textures, and patterns to make that happen.
“But I think I love fall most of all”! I love this sign from Hobby Lobby. I was drawn to it because I have been wanting to incorporate some purple into my fall decor for a while. I really like how the florals and the wooden frame work together. Of course, no fall tray is complete without a pumpkin.
As I mentioned before, I wanted some fun patterns and these floral stems from Dollar Tree are perfect. I think the mustard stem looks great with the teal tray. I also did some purple colored stems to play off the purple in the sign. The mason jar with gold stripes is one that I have had for a while and use a lot. I also added another pumpkin and the wooden ball for some more texture.
This tray and fall decor definitely makes my dining room more colorful. It makes me happy and I plan to keep it out until Thanksgiving! Be sure to check out more fall decor on my social media accounts! What do you think about my dining room fall decor? I love hearing from you!
Fall Mantle Decor
Happy almost fall y’all! One of my favorite things to decorate for fall is our mantle. The fireplace is the main focal point in our great room, so it is a lot of fun to dress it up this time of year. Especially, since the mantle is a reclaimed piece of wood that adds some additional charm to the fall mantle decor.
I left the black candlestick holders and the blue vase that sits on the mantle year round and decorated around them. I think they go great with the fall decor that I added. The pumpkin garland from Marshall’s might be my favorite fall decor item ever! Of course, the buffalo check garland is a close second.
This year, I added a lot more fall florals to my fall decor collection. The small black vase and the gold pumpkin are from Dollar Tree and are a cute addition for only one dollar each.
It was important to me to keep the decor simple by using a lot of different textures and not overdoing it with a lot of different colors. I also like how my everyday decor blends nicely with the fall touches I added.
And of course, if you have been around here for any length of time, you know I like to decorate on a budget. I was able to do the entire mantle for less than $40. Now that, is exciting! You know I love to encourage and inspire to decorate the way you want without spending a lot of money!
What do you all think about my fall mantle decor? I love that I will be able to keep this out until I decorate for Christmas in November. Actually, I will be able to use the buffalo check garland with my Christmas decor. That is a win win!