Oh friends, let me tell you– after two years of transition, it felt spectacular to get our Christmas decorations out of storage and officially deck the halls! We were ready to decorate before Thanksgiving but held back to savor the season… once Black Friday arrived though, all bets were off. We decked. We halled. We fairy lighted the heck out of the house!
Christmas can get cluttery, so we didn’t want to run out and buy all new decor that we’d use for just one season. Instead we played with what we had with a few small additions and took notes of what we’d like to try next year. I went for a classic look with a few trendy twists. Since the outside of our home is the only space that’s totally ‘done’, that’s the part I’m sharing this year (you can get peeks how we decorated the rest of our home over on my Instagram stories!) The decorations accent our freshly planted lawn nicely too.
I partnered with TruGreen to share tips on how to enhance curb appeal with festive holiday decorations that enhance your lawn and landscaping. We kept it simple and classic this year but my husband is already planning his outdoor wreath strategy for next. My favorite project was the DIY fairy light wreath, though. You know I love me some fairy lights!
Something about those lights nestled into the moss, GAH! So whimsical and glow-y!
Plus it’s easy to make. I hoard fairy lights and use them everywhere during the holidays, so I already had those on hand. Check out the full tutorial over on the TruGreen blog.
We also made our front porch cozy with some red ticking pillows, buffalo plaid throw, and boxwood topiaries. Doesn’t it make you want to snuggle up with some cocoa?
The best part about those boxwood topiaries is that they can be used year-round– they look great in spring and summer, too.
I popped some eucalyptus into this wooden crate. My favorite large leaf eucalyptus from Trader Joe’s was out of stock so my husband picked this bunch up from me from the florist. He’s a keeper, that guy.
We layered a holiday doormat over another rug for a stylish combo. We’re not sure if it’s a moose or reindeer, but either way we love it. 😉
A fresh garland is swagged over the doorway and lit topiaries flanking the front door.
Thanks to some garlands and magnolia and olive sprigs from the craft store, our olive buckets are looking festive. Easy and pretty, my fave combo.
Flameless candles add that extra glow, and they’re on a timer so I don’t have to think about them– they go on at dusk and stay lit for 6 hours. They make my heart flutter when we pull into the driveway at night.
With such hectic schedules and little time for decorating, taking an hour or two to love on our new home a bit felt great. Next year, we’ve decided on more greenery and more lights. This year, though… we’re enjoying finally settling into our new home and experimenting with how to decorate it. Bring on the fairy lights!
Disclosure: This is a compensated partnership with TruGreen. All opinions are 100% my own.