I had a large amount of emails and messages in the last 2 weeks, asking various questions about our Christmas decor this year. I have and will continue to share my home over on my Instagram Stories, however I thought today I would share where I found so much of my inspiration for this year.
Our Christmas decor has always been vastly different to others, we have a bit of a anything goes approach and relax into the chaos of Christmas decorating mostly because everything is usually so structured.
My Christmas Inspiration
I am crushing on all things Australian this year, while reminiscing about Christmas’s past with my girl, and the different things she will see this year in another country.
This image by Temple and Webster is the inspiration for this years Christmas table. The Builder and I have been walking our local streets hunting our beautiful foliage and flowers to use. The splash of navy from the curtains in the background will feature as well.
I’ve been wrapping our gifts in brown paper for years, but this image from These Four Walls, has inspired me to add a touch of foliage to the gifts as well, to bring a little nature under our tree.
There are too many gorgeous trees out there to share one favourite, but this year, it did inspire us to add a minimally decorated traditional green tree to our home for our last Christmas here.
Each year we have been here at Pen Y Llechwedd, we have tied a red bow to our Jacaranda tree out front, after seeing this image from Classy Girls Wear Pearls, we’ve added a few baubles as well. On the day after we decorated our tree, I watched the faces of children and adults light up as the drove past the tree. This is by far the best thing we’ve done to contribute to our Christmas this year. Nothing beats bringing joy in the festive season.
I have been going to do a version of this branch, via House, every year for the last 8 years, this year is the year!! Christmas is the only time each year I make time to enjoy craft, this is my project for this year.
It’s no secret that I love a cocktail, on Christmas day however, I prefer something simple as there is more than enough to do without the fuss of cocktail making. This Christmas Champagne Cocktail from Cooking With Janica will be the perfect treat.
Most of what we do and how we decorate at Christmas is inspired by our children. They have always been our focus and the rest has flown through from there, hence our crazy Christmas tree. As they are aging though, we are able to add in a few new traditions we hope they will enjoy.
Where do you find your inspiration for Christmas? Do you have a colour theme this year?