The tour continues! Can you believe its the middle of December already? This year has flown by. Part of me is happy about that because it’s closer to my husband and I being back together. On the other hand time keeps going faster and faster and I don’t like that! Such is life though I guess. That feeling is similar to how I feel about the holiday season. On one hand, it’s my favorite time of year. Every time I drive around my neighborhood and see the Christmas lights, I can’t help but smile. Of course, then it makes me think about the fact that I don’t have kids yet. With the infertility struggle comes the sadness that we don’t have a little one to share the magic of the season with. I think thats part of the reason that I dive into decorating so much and that I go a little crazy with gifts for our family. This year I have two little nieces that I get to spoil which I am looking forward to, but the sadness will still be there. Here’s to hoping that everything works out with our IVF and next year we will finally have a little one to share it with.In the mean time I am still jumping into decorating! I already shared my living room here and my dining room here. Next on the list is my bedroom! I know a lot of you probably don’t decorate your bedroom for Christmas. I SO recommend it if you don’t normally. Every room should have a little Christmas in it in my opinion. For this year I am continuing the simple Scandinavian inspired feel. One of my favorite places on the planet happens to be Belgium and the Scandinavian look reminds me of it. Simple, neutral, and natural elements make up this look.
I didn’t go crazy with decor. The main ingredient in the space is the two cedar garlands. One on the mantle and the other is hung on the headboard of the bed. yes, it can be a bit messy hanging it, and yes it will die at some point and be a mess to remove. However the smell is worth it! Plus they are absolutely beautiful. Fresh greenery is the perfect touch. I also bought some fresh stems as well to add to the dresser cabinet.
On the mantle along with the greenery I kept things simple by adding a couple of houses. One tin from TJ Maxx, and the ceramic one from Target. On the other side I placed a vintage stoneware jug, a vintage book, and a ceramic candlestick holder. Originally I wasn’t going to hang anything not the wall but I decided to hang a small banner I made last year. A small detail that makes the space.
For the bed I layered a knitted blanket on top of the rough linen duvet. A fur pillow and reindeer pillow add a Christmas touch along with the stockings hung on the end of the bed. One of my favorite things I bought last year is the wooden string lights. I strung them on the garland over the bed and hung my favorite print from Dear Lillie on the wall. In the windows I hung up a couple of paper stars (from World Market) with fairy lights……another thing that so reminds me of Belgium! All I added to the side tables are a couple more ceramic houses and a stem or two of cedar.
On the dresser (my favorite cabinet) I really tried to keep it simple. Some fresh greenery placed in a vintage stoneware jug and ceramic pitcher, a vintage canvas turned around, some string lights, and a marble star. The tiny wreath I made out of scraps from the tree lot! I just bent it into a circle and used twine to tie it in place.
I sometimes want to just go overboard with Christmas but this year I am enjoying the simplicity. I work Christmas and then we are leaving right after to Arizona to spend our “Christmas” together so it’s better to keep things toned down this year. To be honest I am enjoying that. As much as I love lights and greenery everywhere the space feels a little cleaner with just the right amount of that holiday touch. I hope you enjoyed this little bedroom tour of mine and of course a huge thank you for stopping by!