Decking our Halls | Tuesdays with Jacob

Decking our Halls

December 22, 2017

Our home is finally ready for Christmas! Better late than never right? It makes me so happy to sit by the glow of the tree in the evenings while we wrap presents and watch Hallmark movies. We completely re-did our living room this fall and have been slowly adding to it, finishing up just in time for the holidays! 

Back in August we painted and changed our walls from a dark brown to a bright white while Jacob was having a sleepover at his grandparents. A few weeks later we swapped our old olive couch for a new slate sectional and got a hand me down console that fit the new room much better. Just a few weeks before thanksgiving we finally got a rug and a coffee table and last week we finally got a shelf and some art up on the walls. Minted has the most amazing art selection (we hung their Pines print on our gallery wall) that it took me forever to choose. I finally picked the Lake View print to tie in the blush and navy tones in our gallery wall and rug. 

One of the first things I did once our shelf was hung was head out in search of fresh garland. It took a few stops but Tree Towne came through for me. Even better our garland is white pine from Michigan, which feels like a little piece of home hanging in our house for the holidays. I hung our stockings from the shelf as well, and then added some decorations on top - Jacobs nutcracker, a few bottle brush trees, a snow bird (it's our little Florida inside joke) and a chalkboard print. I wove twinkle lights throughout the garland which gives us a little extra sparkle for fun. 

This year is our first year having a flocked tree and we love it. Jacob loves rearranging the decorations on a daily basis so we made sure to only hang unbreakable ornaments. I used white lights, a jeweled garland, and added a Moravian star on top. 

Our couch has about 50 blankets folded on it, and just as many pillows. If you guessed we spend a lot of time here you'd be absolutely correct. We love curling up with each other to watch movies or even to take a nap! 

We do most of our wrapping down here so I filled a basket next to our console with all our wrapping paper to keep it at our fingertips. Jacob's Christmas truck and our peppermint woolie ball garland sit on top of the console and I even remembered to switch out the Thanksgiving art work on our gallery wall for a pretty print with lyrics from O Little Town of Bethlehem.

And that's it! Yup, this is pretty much the only room we've decorated besides a few touches in Jacob's room. (He loves his Santa sheets!) Next year, we'll have to work on a few other rooms now that this one is pretty much done. Next on our to-do list is our office/playroom area that is adjacent to the living room so I'm sure next year that room will get the holiday treatment too. Only three more sleeps friends! 
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