Who says ornaments are only allowed on trees?


So the tree is decorated and presents are wrapped, but what about the rest of your house?  I say, get creative with your ornament placement!  Candles and evergreen sprigs are a great way to bring some twinkle and fragrance to the other rooms of your home; this year, why not add a few strategically placed ornaments to go with them.  In a previous post we showed you that we added some silvery globe ornaments to our mantel display, now we’re taking it one step further and giving those forgotten corners of your home a little love.  So pick your favorite ornament, and find it a new spot.


A trio of Ornaments on hooks

Normally reserved for keys, potholders, and other nicknacks, these hooks were asking to be adorned.

A buffet side table used as bar

A few sprigs of faux berries and some candles spice up this classic bar.

Holiday Ornaments on display

Some traditional holiday figurines, sprigs of berries, and vintage canisters create a second mantel display out of our kitchen window ledge.

When decorating outside of the living room, subtlety is key.  We are going for a Christmas theme that isn’t over the top.  The kitchen is a great place for decorating with colorful foods, we used pomegranates and cookies (which probably won’t last long!).


Pomegranates and ornaments make a delightful centerpiece

Last but not least, another easy way to amp up the holiday style is by filling up some of those old vases and canisters with pine cones.  We found some that were dipped in frosty white snow.

christmas decor with pine cones

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Happy Holidays!

For more on holiday decorating, head over to OregonLive for an article about this project.  Holiday Decorating.