Y’all, this girl loves Christmas!! There’s even a sign in my kitchen that proclaims just that. Needless to say, I was a teensy bit excited to decorate our home. This is only the second Christmas we’ve spent in this house, so I’m still trying to figure out how to utilize the decorations I already have and what new things need to be added. Our old house was a 100 year old 2 story complete with original, wooden spiral staircase. Two years ago, we moved into a classic Southern brick ranch. Completely different floor plans! At the old house, I could decorate it in my sleep, no problem. New floor plans and different layouts proved a bit more challenging this year. At one point, I seriously thought I would have to call for back up. I just could not get it straight in my head how to tie together what I had. No matter what I did, it just seemed so dis-jointed.
Our main living area is open on both ends to the foyer and our dining room, so I wanted a cohesive design that would flow through all 3 areas. The problem I ran into was not having enough of one “theme” to carry through. After a few days of staring at a half-decorated tree in our living room, lightning finally struck and I was able to finish decorating. Another week of tweaking here and there, and it finally looked like I had envisioned it. For our living room, I expanded on the “Christmas at the Lodge Theme” that I had used for our den last year. I combined my “Woodland Tree” from our dining room with the lodge décor and love the result! At night, with some cedar candles burning, it feels so warm and cozy. Pictured below are a few from our main living area.