It’s the most wonderful time of the year! Which means decorating for the holidays. Every year I change up my decor a little so I’m always on the look out for cute new pieces to add to my collection. And, of course, I like sticking to my pastel Christmas colors. If you’re looking to add some of the softer colors to your home, I’ve rounded up lots of pretties!
have yourself a very pastel christmas
First of all, I love that it’s gotten easier and easier to have candy colored decor for the holidays! It doesn’t have to be just red and gold (though those are pretty too). I give you permission to decorate in whatever colors make you happy. Here’s some of my favorite items I’ll be buying (or would totally buy if I had an endless decor budget) this year-
bottle brush trees
Bottle brush trees are one of my favorite things to collect! You can buy a few each year and slowly make a pretty collection. I actually just bought a bunch for some shelves I have planned- I’m so excited! All the ones I bought are from this list-
1 glitter white / 2 pink scallop / 3 green and blue scallop / 4 green ombre / 5 mini pastel / 6 rose pink / 7 candy colored / 8 tall cream / 9 rainbow / 10 blue ombre / 11 white / 12 colorful and tall
Also, did you know that one of the most affordable to get cute colors on a bottle brush tree is to dye or paint them yourself? I show how to dye bottle brush trees here.
Ornaments are another item I like to buy each year. It’s such a joy when it’s time to decorate to pull out the different ornaments I’ve found through the years and remember the story behind them. I have a handful of absolute favorites that I like to hang right at my eye level. They make me smile!
Glass ornaments are so special to collect. They’re delicate and fragile and I love them!
I’m obviously an ornament fan! It’s so fun to combine whimsical ornaments that have a lot going on with simple ornaments. These tell the story and add so much interest to the tree.
If you’re more in a DIY mood, I made these cute letter board ornaments last year. They’re fun and easy to make!
CHRISTMAS VILLAGE HOUSES
I’m a huge fan of decorating at Christmas with village houses. They’re whimsical and sweet. And, of course, I love houses! If all of my decor could be mini houses and bottle brush trees in pastel colors, I’d be happy- lol!
1 pink tea room / 2 glitter church village / 3 blue peace gingerbread house / 4 mint joy gingerbread house / 5 Lenox library / 6 beige light up house / 7 set of two blue and pink / 8 Lenox glass house / 9 pink and mint gingerbread /
I took forever to find affordable village houses. These are a little tricky to find, but they make such a cute decoration, it’s worth it! I found a village house thrifting this year and I was thrilled because they look so great on an end table on grouped together on a bookcase.
1 white and blue village Christmas house / 2 pink with deer / 3 white and snowy / 4 whimsical polar bear / 5 church with deer / 6 pink with scallops / 7 mint with robin / 8 pink with bows / 9 blue and purple scottie
2020 is the year I learned about Cody Foster houses. They’re handmade in Nebraska and the cutest and most expensive little Christmas village houses. One day I’ll have a big collection of them, but for now, $100 a house is too big a splurge for me. Buying one a year would be a fun tradition because they all would look lovely together. Sigh- aren’t they beautiful?!
I had to share them in case these are new to any of you too!
And, of course, if you’re more in the mood to make something yourself- I have a DIY option for making mini houses. I have a whole collection of some I made when Don was a baby and they’re so special to me!
Here are my Christmas stockings from last year. This is in my Utah house- I miss that cute mantle! We didn’t bring the stockings with us to Florida, so I’m on the look-out for new ones.
These are my favorite ones I found. I’m leaning towards pink because of where they’ll hang. Though I really love that buffalo check blue one!
I love using a fun garland to make things look extra festive!
I think the ones with words are also fun. They can go over art, hang on a wall, over a window, and decorate a mantle. Here’s my favorites I could find this year-
A good alternative to buying one is to make one. I created this holly paper garland last year- it took awhile but was so cute over this door frame!
I always like one decorative pillow for my living room at holiday time. This Holly Jolly one is from Grandin Road and I think it’s so cute! I thought I’d round cup some pastel Christmas pillow in case you’re in the market-
When I’m looking for items to consider for this round up, I only like to items I’d actually put in my house, things that are somewhat affordable (unless I note it as a splurge) and items that I think you’d love. I love all these pillows! The Dashing through the Snow and the Happy Holiyays one are my favorites.
I love decorating my front door for the holidays! A wreath is a great starting point, so I rounded up some below-
1 pink, green, and blue ornament / 2 white and colorful felted balls / 3 pink flocked with bow / 4 white pom pom with colorful ornaments / 5 pink and red traditional wreath / 6 bright and colorful pom poms / 7 deer and ornament vintage / 8 champagne sparkly / 9 white holly /
These are all options I’d buy and use for my front door. Though I also might make a DIY version of number 9- stay tuned!
If you want to make a super cute wreath, I have the instructions to this Village Wreath here. It’s colorful and fun with mini houses!
1 home for the holidays doormat / 2 rope knot / 3 gingerbread house / 4 it’s the most wonderful time of the year / 5 let it snow / 6 dear Santa postcard / 7 baby, it’s cold outside / 8 merry and bright /
The second step to having a cute holiday front door after a wreath is a doormat. I like to change mine out for the holidays. All of these are neutral- turns out that there aren’t very many pink doormats. But the secret is to layer a pink small rug (2’x3′) under the doormat for a cute pop of color and extra texture.
You can see how cute a pink rug is layered under a neutral one! If you’re wanting to make this gingerbread house rug, I have a tutorial on my blog. I have a free pattern to use with a Cricut. Or you can buy number three above- it’s similar and super cute!
I sure hope these are helpful to you! I love seeing other bloggers round up items that perfectly match their aesthetic. Let me know if there’s any other holiday decor items you’re looking for in the comments!
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