When it comes to deciding how I want to decorate for Christmas each year it’s pretty easy for me to become overwhelmed. Last year I created a Christmas decor plan and it really helped me to organize my thoughts and give myself a sense of direction. Today I’m sharing my 2023 Christmas decor plan with you. I’m so excited and I’m ready to start decorating! Here’s how I go about creating a holiday decor plan.
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7.5′ queen flock slim tree • similar cedar garland • green nutcracker ribbon • nutcracker ribbon • cedar stems • antique gold bells • green velvet pillow • green knit throw blanket • most wonderful time of the year wall art
The theme this year is nutcracker! Now if you’re new around here then you don’t know that I have an obsession with nutcrackers. So choosing to go with a nutcracker theme isn’t far-fetched. And it won’t be hard to achieve because I already have plenty of nutcracker ornaments in my collection.
Let’s start with the biggest part of my Christmas decor…the Christmas tree! This year I’m super excited to partner with King of Christmas! I am using the Queen Flock Slim pre lit tree. It’s 7.5 ft tall. On my YouTube channel I’ve shared a full unboxing and review video.
To drive home the nutcracker theme on the tree I will be adding ribbon. I have such a love-hate relationship with ribbon but it’s what I’m going to do. First I saw a nutcracker ribbon at Hobby Lobby. That’s what made me think of doing the theme. It said it’s wired but I’ve found that Hobby Lobby ribbons aren’t wired hard enough if that makes sense.
So I found this nutcracker ribbon on Amazon. The green nutcracker ribbon is from Michael’s and I want to see it in person. One thing not pictured is this nutcracker ribbon bow that I’m thinking of using as the topper.
One big change for my Christmas decor plan this year is the garland I’m using. For the last few years I’ve used the norfolk pine garland. This year I’m using cedar garland. Mine is from Hobby Lobby (sold out online) but this is a similar option.
Hearth and Hand just brought back their cedar stems and I’ll be using them again this year.
Here’s some other nutcracker pillow options I’ve found:
The one thing I will say is that I really wish Kirkland’s brought back their signs from previous years. None of their Christmas signs are really speaking to me. There’s one but not enough to purchase it (I don’t think).
I really liked this sign from Pottery Barn. Didn’t like the price.
So I will be using my Good Tidings sign from Kirkland’s that I’ve had for a couple of years.
The only other item that I want to add is this knit green throw blanket from Target. As I’m typing this it’s not available yet online or in store so I’m waiting for it to become available to purchase.
faux cedar hoop wreath • knit tree throw blanket • 7.5′ jackson noble slim tree • birch wood beaded garland • glitter pinecone ornament • oversized lumbar woven tree pillow • mixed pine and eucalyptus garland • Christmas tree vintage wall art
I wanted to come up with a Christmas decor plan for our bedroom too. Whereas I’m going traditional red and green in the living room, I’m keeping it very neutral in the bedroom.
Our Christmas tree from last year is what I’ll use in our bedroom. It’s the 7.5 foot Jackson Noble Slim Christmas tree from Home Depot. I plan to use the same neutral decorations that I used in the past for our bedroom tree, including this wood birch garland.
Over our bed I’m thinking of using this simple yet stately wreath from Hearth and Hand. It’s a really good size. Then I’d like to add garland to our headboard.
As long as that doesn’t look overpowering that’s the plan.
I’m excited to share how I decorate in the coming weeks here on the blog and on YouTube. I’ll also be decorating the entryway, kitchen and dining room. As well as the kids bedrooms too.
Now that I’ve come up with a plan of attack I’m ready to get started!