I’ve always been inspired when I’ve seen whole houses, including the bedrooms, being decked out for Christmas. It makes even the ordinary act of going to bed or getting dressed still feel special and Christmasy… and I know it’s not just me because Amy shared her adorable children’s bedrooms yesterday.
This year I decided to give our bedroom a little Christmas flavor. I started with some greens in birch vases from Pottery Barn and decided that was just too boring. I had switched out some dried pink hydrangeas I had on the mantle and wondered what it would look like to add those back in… BINGO. I loved it. I think the mantle is the perfect combo of rustic and sophisticated now. Birch + Shiny Frames = Love.
Neither AJ or I loved our mantle downstairs and I thought it would be fun to put our stockings upstairs this year. Every night AJ, Drew and I sit in our bed and read stories (usually it’s Bob the Builder three times in a row before we move on to another one) and he loves reading in bed with us in the morning as well if there is time before AJ scurries off to work. It just seemed natural to put them in the bedroom this year!
On the mantle we have a piggy bank that I’ve been throwing coins in that I find as I clean up around here. Our church is raising money for animals that you purchase through World Vision for families in need around the world and I thought it would be great if we brought the change with us to church on Sunday so Drew would see that he’s helping (even if he doesn’t fully understand it yet).
I placed a simple evergreen wreath above our bed and hung some ornaments from Restoration Hardware (purchased years ago at their 75% off sale post-Christmas) from ribbon that I looped behind the wreath. The little birds are from AC Moore during one of their 50% off sales.
Lastly, our bedside tables hold little vases of greens and a lily (AJ gave me a bouquet for my birthday). It’s amazing how nearly any arrangement looks so much more festive when greens are thrown in, even flowers that I don’t typically associate with Christmas.