It’s hard to believe the holidays are already upon us! I always wait until after Thanksgiving to get out all of our Christmas gear, but that doesn’t mean I haven’t made any preparations yet. This is such an exciting time of year that I just can’t help but start getting my home ready for the holidays!
Here are some ways that I’m getting my home ready for the holidays:
Incorporating holiday-themed items into my existing decor: Since it’s only November, we haven’t brought down the boxes of Christmas decorations yet, but it’s so hard to wait! I’ve started adding a few key pieces that make me feel festive when I see them, but are still subtle enough to have on display well before December. Since I have two small girls, I stick to things that are as child-proof as possible. I absolutely love these painted wood plaques because of their soft, natural-toned colors and touch of glitter. Plus, if they get knocked over, they won’t break! I have mine on my bookshelves, but they are also able to be hung on the wall.
A Wreath is a Must! I have a wreath for every holiday and season, some of which are handmade by me. However, I still consider myself to be a novice crafter, so I am ok with occasionally letting the pros do the work for me. This Fall Harvest Wreath is homey and inviting, in beautiful Fall colors that “work” well into December. The best part is that it looks like I could have made it, but it is way more polished than any wreath I’ve done. (Though I’m ok with people thinking I made it!)
Metallic Accents: There is just something festive and classic about a bit of silver and gold in the home (and yes, you can mix the two!) Some of my favorite ways to incorporate metallics are in photo frames and candle holders. This faux potted succulent combines three of my favorite decor elements: metallics, inspirational quotes, and “greenery” (perfect for someone like me who has a not-so-green-thumb!)
Weather-proofing: Winter is fairly short here in Texas, and many homes aren’t completely “winter-proofed” for this reason. However, it can still get pretty chilly, so I take steps to keep the warm air in and save energy at the same time! Foam insulation tape is inexpensive (a few bucks at the hardware store), easy to place around the door frames and it creates an airtight seal. Since you can’t tape the bottom (and this is often the place where cold air sneaks inside) I found this draft stopper pillow that is both stylish AND functional to complete the job. And again, a sweet quote!
While I was doing my winter shopping at Pavilion Gift, I just had to take a peek at their toddler winter clothes. How could I pass up this gorgeous flower hat and Izzy & Owie cupcake-bottom pants. I love these pants so much (and Annabelle did too…they are super warm and comfy!) that I think I’m going to have to order another pair…they have so many adorable designs!
These are a few of the ways I’ve started getting my home ready for the holidays. I loved my experience shopping at Pavilion Gift because they had a wide variety of both beautiful and useful items for the home. I was able to decorate, weather-proof, and find cute baby clothes all in the same place, without even leaving my couch!
How are you getting your home ready for the holidays?
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Pavilion Gift, however all opinions are 100% mine.