When I was growing up in England it was usual to decorate the living area as well as the Christmas Tree and I have carried on that tradition with my own family. When my children were younger they preferred lots of tinsel hanging from windows, doors and ceiling. These days I like to be little more stylish.
I prefer to improvise rather than using ready made room decorations, apart from some beautiful items I have bought over the years from the Christmas Tree Farm.
This year I bought a large garland which I am going to decorate with round Christmas baubles of various sizes and a beautiful wooden advent calendar. The numbered boxes contain wooden Christmas trinkets which you hang up on the tree once you have opened them. You can only see one hanging there now as it is 1st December and day one of the Advent Calendar.
I have created Pinterest boards where I am gradually collecting a range of ideas, not only for decorations but for Christmas crafts, kids and adult printables, and festive food.
If like me you do not have the time to spend making complicated craft items then these simple ideas can be created quickly. Here are some of my favorites that I found on Pinterest:
Framing Christmas Decorations
Kerri Bradford gives instructions on how to make this particular shadow box decoration but you can improvise with what you already have available
Wall Christmas Tree
This stylish wall decoration was created by Stylist and Writer, Joanna Thornhill, who blogs at Stylist’s Own. Simply hang a variety of baubles of different colors, shapes and sizes on the wall making the shape of a tree.
Baubles in Glass
Christmas baubles make a stunning effect when added to vases, bowls or other glass containers. You can match the colors to suit your room decor. Here is an example by Centsational Girl
Let your imagination run free by grouping baubles together and hanging them up. You can jazz them up more by adding extras such as ribbon, holly leaves, thin tinsel or picks.
Pinterest is a wonderful source of inspiration for Christmas. If you follow Christmas Tree Farm on Pinterest, click on the individual images and you will see what other Christmas boards the pictures have been added to and you can explore those too. You can re-pin images to your own Pinterest account and follow boards that interest you. Here is a good tutorial on Pinterest if you have not yet joined.
If you have your own Pinterest Christmas boards, please feel free to share them with us below by leaving a comment.