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Christmas Decorating Ideas & Sources: 2019 Preview

Christmas decorating ideas that are easy and festive, along with shopping and inspiration sources. Never has it been easier to deck your halls with style!

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My goals for the coming holiday season are very simple. First, I want to make our Christmas decor feel fresh and new. I sorted through all my decorations, donated what I don’t want, and made plans to reinvent the rest. Second, I would like it all to be very cozy, but not overdone. 

As always, I bought a few new things to help revive and update what I already had. (All links are listed at the end.) I probably spent too much money, but I’ll make it up somewhere else along the way. One of the nice things about planning your Christmas decor early is that you can make budget adjustments! I’ll just spend less someplace else, and hopefully I won’t be too far off.

home for the holidays garland and bows on stairway

Like I do every year, I started with the front porch. I couldn’t resist the new snowman doormat and pillows, and they go perfectly with the buffalo check items I already have. On the inside, plans include a wreath in our front window, pine garland with white lights, plaid bows, and pops of red everywhere. I found the blue snowflake pillow covers while roaming around online, and I plan to leave them out through the winter months. It killed me not to buy the red ones, but I know the blue was the right choice.

tabletop christmas tree on dresser in living room

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I’m sticking with the tabletop tree idea, but it will be different from previous years. We needed a change, and I think it’s a good one, but I’m keeping it under wraps until I’m sure it’s going to work out. 

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Last year, a lot of you asked about the set of three red gingham & plaid buckets that I used in my decor. They sold out very quickly, and I know some of you were disappointed. The set is available again this year, but if you want it, get it now! I also shopped around and found some alternate ideas. Click the links below to take a look.

red gingham set | white/galvanized set (sold out) 
pussy willow set | cardinal set 
black & white set | red & white hohoho 
fresh cut trees (sold out) | oval checks & plaid 

country home magazine holiday issue cover

The magazine cover above is the inspiration for my shelves in the living room. I have the ironstone pitchers and some plates. The greenery and other accessories should be easy enough to gather together. Stay tuned for the final product!

Christmas Decorating Ideas Shop & Source

black & white rug | snowman doormat | white rocker | snowman pillow | evergreen wreath (similar)| rusty jingle bells | kraft paper | black & white throw blanket | black & white check ribbon | red striped ribbon | black lanterns | LED candles | blue plaid throw blanket | blue snowflake pillow cover | plaid ribbon

Shopping tip:

*If you want any Christmas decor items from Kirklands, get them now. (And no…I’m not getting paid to say that!) Things sell out very quickly on their website, especially at this time of year. If you sign up for their emails, you will get a 20% off coupon code. 

I’m working on new Christmas gift tags, new printable wall art, and a recipe or two. Along with all the Christmas decorating ideas, there will be a shopping post featuring my favorite things, and a fun giveaway (for my email subscribers) a little closer to Christmas. 

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