Do you change up your Christmas Decor each year? This season, I am enjoying my Pops of Red Christmas Mantel - complete with some fun tartan plaid!
It never fails. Sometime around October, I get the itch to switch. I start dreaming of twinkly lights and holiday music and I bide my time with fall decor.
Don't get me wrong! Fall is my favorite season, but my favorite time of year to decorate is by far Christmas. Every year it just seems so magical!
This year, I switched things up from my typical norm of neutral decor and added pops of red!
After the year we've had, the old song rings so very true:
For we need a little Christmas
Right this very minute,
Candles in the window,
Carols at the spinet.
Yes, we need a little Christmas
Right this very minute.
It hasn't snowed a single flurry,
But Santa, dear, we're in a hurry;
And nothing says Christmas more than the traditional Red and Green colors.
After decorating my Sunroom with flocked trees and bright red ornaments, I added some more traditional colors in this room.
Pops of Red Christmas Mantel
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Tartan plaids and cozy reds were just what this space needed.
I also strayed away from the typical Christmas tree placement this year.
See that fun measuring stick in the corner. That where my Christmas tree has lived the past 2 years since we've lived in our Meadow Brook Home.
But here's the dealio - this room is the darkest room in our home.
Even though the bright sunroom is on the other side of this room, it barely casts any of that gorgeous sunshine into this room.
So placing the tree in that corner always blocked out the little bit of light that come in.
Which is why I decided to place the tree in the sunroom this year.
But luckily we can still see it from the living room, and I think it works - at least for this year.
To keep with the theme in our sunroom, I'm decided to call this the Pops of Red Christmas Mantel.
Prickly pine, cedar garland and sprigs of other faux greenery make up the combo on the mantel.
I used the same cable knit yarn ribbon on my tree in the sunroom that I found at Michaels as garland for the mantel.
Simple but cozy.
I just love this little blue pillow. It was given to me as a wedding present from my Grandma and I set it out every year.
I found the fur lined stockings at Hobby Lobby and loved how they looked!
They matched the fun tartan plaid scattered throughout the room.
And since we don't have a working fireplace, something about the fur and plaid combo helps me forget that I can't have a roaring fire.
I put some faux greenery in a basket filled with some pine cones to add some greenery to the hearth.
Opposite the fireplace, I continued the theme and added some pops of red to our couch.
The hope is that those who walk in the room instantly feel welcome and at home when they sit down.
I always place lots of blankets around to help create that 'stay for a while' feel.
I went for simplicity around our TV Cabinet.
We built this DIY TV Cabinet about 2 years ago to hide the ugly black box that dominated the room.
Since this isn't our main TV watching area, I wanted something that would disguise the TV when it wasn't in use.
So some simple metal trees and pinecones on the unfinished dresser and some faux greenery along the top made this corner super easy to decorate.
So what do you think of this pops of red Christmas Mantel? I hope it excited you to start decorating for your home.
Remember, follow your heart and what makes you happy. If you surround yourself with things in your home that bring you joy, then it certainly makes for joyous days. And that includes Christmas!
Leave me a comment below and let me know what is your favorite holiday theme to include in your home!