If you haven’t started decorating for the holidays or if you are, like me, half-finished and surrounded by bins I thought today would be a good time to talk about our favorite holiday decor items. There is nothing like ordering the things you need from the comfort of your couch, right? These are our tried and true favorites we have used year after year.
Starting with the main event–Christmas Trees. They run in all shapes and sizes and for the last few years flocked trees have been the trend. I prefer them because the whiter coloring makes any color you decorate with really pop. I tend to switch up my colors up a bit each year and I find pretty much any color works with the snowy look of flocked branches. Here’s a sneak peek of my original flocked tree that’s currently in our dining room, it is available HERE.
This is a mid-range priced tree, after four years one of the light strands has gone out, but other than that it’s simple to set up and it has held up well. At 7.5 feet it fits anywhere, I had it in my office last year but I tucked it in the corner of our dining room this year.
This is our main living room tree. Last year when we moved into this house I decided to invest in one that would fit our new living room perfectly. This is the 9′ King Flock Artificial Tree from King of Christmas. I love how full this tree is, I bought it unlit to save money since I had lost lights on my other tree as I mentioned, so I figured I could light it myself. That is definitely a bit more work, but I know we’ll use this tree for many years to come so it was worth the investment. It comes in smaller sizes and widths, for instance if you have lower ceilings (or can compromise on height), you can get a King of Christmas Prince tree for less than $200 here.
Here’s a look at Christy’s main tree, this tree is from Balsam Hill and while their trees are a bit of investment, they are beautiful and so are their tree trimmings. This is a 9′ Sugar Pine in the narrow version so it fits nicely in smaller spaces. Let me also show you the blue velvet ribbon she used on it up close, it’s pricey but it is a showstopper! It is on sale, along with many of their other products up until November 17th.
If you are more of a bargain shopper, I have a great find for you. Christy and I both have this super inexpensive flocked tree. We tend to use it in our girl’s rooms but I may do something different this year (stay tuned!), it’s perfect for a small space or a bedroom. You can’t beat the price! This tree is just $35 (which should also qualify it for free shipping). It may sell out so be sure to grab one while you can. Another inexpensive tree is this pencil tree in a champagne color that is just $25.
I am not adding another tree this year, but I am seeing the trend move toward this lighter, airy trees like the one below. With faux trees looking more and more natural, it would be hard to tell this wasn’t real. It would be fun to decorate too.
Buying a tree, especially making an investment in one during an already very expensive time of year can be overwhelming. I hope this is helpful!
Moving on to some other favorite holiday decor items. I ordered a boxwood garland last year. I tacked in on my headboard which was a festive touch. Mine is sold out, but this one is similar.
This rocking horse is not only a Christmas decoration, it could be on display at anytime but it’s especially pretty at this time of year. It can be hard to find these for an affordable price, but this one is similar here.
Lanterns can be expensive, I found these at HomeGoods and I use them year-round. These here are similar, then I fill them with these LED battery powered candles.
The one thing I have been shopping for is a new garland for our fireplace, I thought I’d share this one. Magnolia garlands can be expensive, this one is a great price and it’s on sale right now for 30% off.
I’ll be knee deep in holiday decor this weekend (I know I keep saying that, progress has been slow with real life going on around me). Don’t forget if you haven’t already downloaded your free Holiday Planner you can do so below.
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