I have always wanted to include black in my Christmas decor. I know that sounds strange to some. But -- it really is my favorite accent color. So I found a way to make it work!
I think the trick to keeping it from getting to harsh, is to add lots of texture and metallics. And I added a pop of red too- because what is Christmas without a little red? Traditional red Christmas stockings with white fur on top. (Yes those are elves on the stockings. That's where our elves were hiding one of the days that I took these photos- so they had to be included in this post too!)
(Update: Several people have asked...I made the "Merry and Bright" banner myself using a pre-cut banner kit and packaged sticker letters. Click here and here for the supplies. It was super easy! )
The mirror on the mantle is there year round, but the garland and metallic bristle brush trees are just for Christmas. (And I took more photos on another day because of the 'elf situation' from the previous day. But look in the mirror!! She's back! I think that elf is determined to be in as many photos as possible.)
My favorite thing about our Christmas decorations this year is that coordinate with my home decor. It seems like I keep editing down my Christmas stash each year --and less is really more.
Well, I say that... But now I feel compelled to show you this photo. You know- just to keep things "really real".
That is a lot of nutcrackers right?! I have been collecting them for year. And there are a few placed throughout the house... But the rest, well- I decided to have them all stand together. My girls are in charge of 'who' gets to stand where.
So although I just told you 'less is more when it comes to Christmas decor' well... that doesn't apply to nutcrackers!
Is your home all cozy with Christmas decor now? Do you have a crazy Christmas collection like my nutcrackers? If so, leave your blog link in the comments below so I can go check it out!
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