For whatever reason, I’m all about an understated look with my holiday decor this year. In my living room, you’ll see loads of greenery enhanced with muted colors, a dab of silver and lots of texture. And no red in sight!
I have to say, I’m completely in love with the scheme I chose. We’re not having a Christmas party or hosting Christmas this year so maybe that is influencing my decorating? All I know is the pared-down look is working for me. We’re not even getting a Christmas tree–my idea!
To tie it all together, I continued the scheme of greens and neutrals on my coffee table. I layered one of my all-time favorite pieces, a Mariposa Pearled Serving Tray, on top of a plaid scarf draped on a chippy white table. I folded another scarf–this one in tweed–on top of the tray and then repeated the greenery to complement the mantel. To give the greens a twist, I made a loose wreath form and tied sections with hemp rope tied into square knots. I carried the silver theme into the glass hurricane with a strand of silver “rope.”
Would you believe the scarves I used were a steal at $1 each from my local thrift shop? I still cannot believe my luck but you can always rely on the men’s department for neutrals and textures so I figured it was worth a look. Can you see the tweed scarf peeking out from under the greens? Here’s a better shot:
And while we’re talking bargains, that silver “rope” I used is from Dollar Tree. It’s one long incredible strand for $1. There are decorating bargains to be had all around if you just use a little creativity. What unusual item did you use this year in your Christmas decorations? I’ll leave you with a few more shots of my living room: