Have you started unboxing your favorite Christmas keepsakes?  Christmas decorating is a great way to get into the spirit of the holidays; here are some of my favorite traditional and not-so-traditional Christmas decorating ideas.


via The Creativity Exchange

Welcome Home for Christmas


via Homespun Christmas in a Cozy Connecticut Cottage

Step away from the tangled Christmas lights!  Taking a more rustic, traditional approach to your outdoor decor will bring a cozy Connecticut feel to your home before you even step inside.

The Entryway


This New York home’s traditional touch is fun and refreshing; via Pinterest

Being selective with your holiday decor is a refreshing approach.  One swathe of fresh garland can be just as beautiful as the usual tinsel and barrage of lights.  If you need a touch of glimmer, ornaments are a fabulous way to add an ornate touch.


Festive Lights via Martha Stewart

Christmas in the Kitchen


via Country Living


Gold accents are always key; via Elle Decor

A vignette of candles or glimmering ornaments makes for a pretty display.  I love fresh evergreen elements for a touch of Christmas fragrance as well!  Incorporate your holiday heirlooms by featuring them in an assemblage on your baker’s rack!


via Nicole Gibbons

Living Room Details


via Pinterest

Nothing says “holiday season” more than a cozy fire!  This traditional living room design features a gorgeous festive mantle piece.


Rustic Christmas Decor via Martha Stewart

There are so many ways to decorate for the holidays; I try to mix up my interior’s theme every year.  This rustic, cottage-inspired decor beckons you to grab a mug of hot cocoa and start wrapping gifts.


via Martha Stewart