It’s the most wonderful time of the year! I love love love Christmas – Christmas movies, parties, get togethers, punch a creme (in lieu of egg nog), candy cane ice cream, Christmas music (come through Justin Bieber Christmas album) and of course, the decor!
Ever since I was a little girl, I always envisioned a festive home, filled with Christmas cheer. I recently started to learn how to play the piano (it’s been about year now) and one of the reasons I’ve always wanted to, was because I love how in the movies, the family gathers around the piano and sings along to Christmas carols. Clearly I’m learning a few Christmas songs right now to recreate this movie scene so deeply ingrained in my mind (’cause if you know me personally, in my mind, my life is totally a movie or a music video).
I like to go all out with my Christmas decor and I build on it every year. I’ve been doing a purple and gold theme for several years now and although I’ve always liked my decor, it’s only this year that I’m finally really happy with the results. So I’ve decided to share it with all of you.
My dining/living area is a Burgundy/purple colour which is supposed to feel warm and inviting and I believe that the purple and gold is a perfect compliment to the room.
Before you enter my home, you’re greeted with purple and gold wreaths.
Once you make your way through the foyer, to your left, there’s garland along the banisters. Now, you’ll note that my stockings are actually hanging from my banister, because as you’ll see in the next pictures, the design of my home is untraditional with a floating two sided fireplace. As a result, this called for some creative stocking placement.
On your right side, there’s my dining and living room. You’ll see that the Christmas tree is parked right next to the (digital) piano. I wasn’t kidding about gathering around the piano and singing carols!
I thew my sheep skin rug over my ottoman to give the room a warm and fuzzy feeling.
My dining table has also been adorned in the purple and gold theme, with a dark purple table cover, gold cut out place mats, a white and gold table runner, gold snowflake napkin holders and a purple and gold themed garland which I made into a makeshift candleholder.
Behind my dining table, we have a floating fireplace and against it we have a buffet hutch. I dressed up the buffet hutch with garland and decorated it with a snow globe, reindeers, pine cones and some purple glitter snowflakes.
And last but not least, my Christmas tree! I’m totally OCD when it comes to my Christmas tree and it’s a constant work in progress. Every year I’ll buy new ornaments to freshen it up or make it look more full. I find that ribbons are a must with Christmas trees as it helps fill in the gaps. I used a combination of sheer gold ribbon and opaque gold glitter ribbon throughout. Something new I tried this year was getting large leaves or ornate branches and stuck them directly into the tree. I also bought a bunch of purple decor that you either stick directly into the tree rather than hang, or clip onto the pine needles.
What’s your theme at home? Do you have any unique Christmas traditions? Would love to hear about it! Share in the comments below.
Hope you enjoyed this post and wishing you and yours the happiest of holidays!