Ah Christmas…my absolute favourite time of year! I love the decorations, the music, the lights, the time spent with family and friends – the feeling. Therefore the décor in my condo this time of year is very important for me. Last year we had moved into our condo in November and had already spent quite a bit of money on other necessities so we were minimal with the Christmas decorations. This year I made it my mission to have a condo full of decorations and even a full size Christmas tree (in a 750 square foot condo). To say my boyfriend was sceptical is an understatement.
I decided this year to go with a “woodland” theme for the décor. Since I didn’t have much décor to begin with I could start with a clean slate and have a theme. This idea was actually sparked when I went to a Christmas event at a local décor shop. My sister and I had picked out the most adorable woodland creature tree ornaments. From there I was hooked on the idea.
The colours in my living room are blue, grey, black and white so I didn’t want to go with traditional Christmas colours as they would clash being in such a small space. I pictured this theme having a lot of greenery with gold and white accents, birch wood, faux fur and accents of décor from family members. So below you will see how it all came together!
This is the top of my front hall console. I tried to utilize a lot of my current décor and add a seasonal flare to it. The Mason jar was filled with greenery and cranberry stems. Since I did not have a real tree I thought it was only fitting that I had a candle that would resemble that scent. Here is the Illume Tin Candle in Balsam and Cedar from Chapters Indigo. It smells soooo good! On the bottom of the console are two reindeer that my Opa made. He has now passed away so it is really special and important for me to have those are part of the décor.
Next is my media stand. I purchased the birch candleholder over a month ago at a crafting show. The silver pillar candleholders I have out all year but I swapped the usual pillar candles for the ones that have small twigs embedded. I have had the nutcracker for a while not and then added the garland and cranberries to finish the look.
Lastly, my Christmas tree! I am so in love with my tree. My tree has a mix of old and new. I was fortunate enough for my Oma to give me some of her old decorations. I mixed those with some new woodland creatures from Chapters Indigo, a star topper from a local home décor shop, burlap garland, and white, gold, and silver accents!