Home for the Holidays

One of my favorite parts of the holidays has to be decorating the house for Christmas. Every year I dedicate a full day to pulling out all of my bins filled with decor and start decking the halls. It’s usually the weekend after Thanksgiving because its hard to contain my excitement! For me it’s all about creating the Christmas mood. I make myself a cup of hot chocolate, turn on my favorite Christmas carols and get to work.

Home for the Holidays on Waketon Road Blog

Home decor is one of my passions. Making my house feel like a home is always my goal. While I love my home all year, I really feel like it comes alive during the holidays. This is our second holiday season in this house and I love it even more this year. Last year I picked up this amazing flocked tree and I couldn’t be happier with it. I grew up with a flocked tree so it was a natural choice. Also, since we rarely get snow in Texas, it’s my way of creating a winter wonderland.

Home for the Holidays on Waketon Road Blog

Home for the Holidays on Waketon Road Blog

I went with the gray tones throughout my home so I love adding a pop of red around Christmas. It’s such a pretty contrast with the white tree. I also have a few hints of silver and mercury glass to reflect the lights. Over the years we have collected some very special ornaments. Every year when I unwrap the tissue paper protecting them I am flooded with memories. Especially this beautiful Paris ornament my mom gave us to remember our honeymoon.

Home for the Holidays on Waketon Road Blog

Home for the Holidays on Waketon Road Blog

Home for the Holidays on Waketon Road Blog

Most of my decor (Christmas or otherwise) can be found at Pottery Barn and Pier 1. I have always been a big fan of both of their holiday collections, including their woodland creatures. I love adding a more natural feel to the Christmas decor.

Home for the Holidays on Waketon Road Blog

Home for the Holidays on Waketon Road Blog

There is nothing better after a long day of decorating than sitting down and admiring your hard work. Every night I turn off all of the lights in the house so that the only light in the room is the tree. I make myself a cup of something hot and curl up with my pillows and cozy throw to enjoy the tree. Even now as I write this, I am sitting here with my peppermint bark and Michael Bublé crooning in the background.

There is something so magical about a glittering Christmas tree. You can’t help but feel happy when you are looking at something so beautiful. It’s really why this is the most wonderful time of year! xo Bryn

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17 thoughts on “Home for the Holidays

  1. Victoria

    I love it! Christmas is my favourite time of the year for my home as well. It does just come alive, like it was hiding its true beauty until I put up all the decorations!

    xx Victoria
    http://www.strungingold.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      It’s so true! It brings a whole new life to the house! xo Bryn

  2. Jalisa

    Your tree looks absolutely beautiful! I love the red ornaments, they really do look pretty and pop beautifully against the flocked tree! I love to get started on my decorations the weekend after Thanksgiving, too. I feel you get to truly enjoy your decorations longer throughout the season. Thanks so much for sharing, beauty, and I hope you have a great weekend ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      I completely agree! I love to have the décor up as long as possible! You have to be able to really enjoy everything! Hope you have a great week girl! xo Bryn

  3. Anna White

    Your tree is gorgeous!!! I’m like you.. Dedicate a full day to decorating.. With hot cocoa and Christmas tunes! Xo –

    Anna | http://www.parkavenueblogger.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      You have to, right!? It’s all about the Christmas mood! xo Bryn

  4. Chloé

    Could you be any cuter?!?! Love love love your tree and your decorations!
    http://beyondblessedblog.com/

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you so much Chloe!! It’s the best time of year! xo Bryn

  5. Rach

    I love your decor! Everything is so cute!!

    http://www.rdsobsessions.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thanks Rach! I just love it! xo Bryn

  6. Bridget

    The tree is absolutely gorgeous! I want a flocked tree next year!

  7. Alana

    That tree is absolutely stunning! And you look amazing, as per usual 😘😘

    Xo, Alana
    http://www.adriftalana.com

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Thank you!! I love Christmas decorations, gotta go all out! xo Bryn

  8. Girl & Closet

    Yes, love decorating for Xmas, and LOVE Pottery Barn for their decor. Plus, you did an amazing job… love your tree and love the plaid theme, we do the same each year and it’s an absolute favourite!! xo

    1. bryn.a.lackey@gmail.com

      Isn’t it the best! I love Pottery Barn! And thank you, I love the plaid theme! xo Bryn

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  10. Kathryn

    What a beautiful holiday home! I love all of your cozy decor 🙂

    xx Kathryn
    http://www.chicandshimmer.com

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