Courtney Warren is a Texas-based interior designer whose work has been featured in Real Simple, Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Apartment Therapy, and Today.com. She is a frequent consultant on Fox 4 TV’s Good Day program in Dallas, was ranked in the top 3 percent of interior designers in the US by Houzz.com, and starred in the Dallas episode of TLC’sFour Houses. She delights in helping overwhelmed clients create beautiful spaces—and will never turn down a warm chocolate chip cookie or Diet Dr Pepper.
I can think of at least a couple reasons to decorate my WHOLE HOUSE for the holidays:
1. I want to create a TOTAL fun/cozy/sweet/memorable holiday experience for family and friends.
2. It takes days to get all those boxes of decorations out of the attic, and by golly I’m gonna use it all!
As for #2, I’m only partly kidding. But #1, now, THAT warms my heart–and keeps me placing and rearranging decorations far into the night.
I especially love decorating bedrooms for Christmas! Why let the public rooms have all the holiday fun? Today I’m sharing tips to bring holiday spirit right on into your bedrooms.
To infuse my bedroom with Christmas cheer, I simply added red seasonal pillows and a cozy red throw to my neutral bedding. (The whimsical garland and mistletoe sprig, plus a trio of potted baby pine trees on the headboard, completed my easy conversion to winter style.) And remember, you don’t have to use red or green: holiday pillows are available in every pattern and hue (blue! pink! sparkle and metallic!) so you’re sure to find just right jolly accents to match your bedroom’s decor.
No matter what your bedroom design style is, the addition of decorated trees and/or garlands instantly transforms it to Christmas Style. I like to put a tree or two in every room of the house! A tabletop tree that the kids can decorate as they please is a sweet touch in children’s rooms. There’s space for a slim profile tree in just about any size bedroom. For the finishing touch, hang an evergreen swag or garland over a headboard or window.
Those Christmas collections: let them spill over into your bedrooms as you decorate for the holidays. (I know I have enough red plaid picnic pieces, vintage Santas and putz houses to create Christmas vignettes in every room!) Remember, when you cluster your collectibles in groupings it makes more of a statement than when they are scattered around a room, and really draws attention to them too.
Steal my ideas! Simple additions like holiday pillows and throws, decorated trees and Christmas collections can transform your bedroom from ho-hum to HO HO and ready for the holidays!
Don’t relegate stockings to the mantel only–use them in your bedroom, too. Hang from a nightstand or shelf! If you tend to collect Christmas stockings because you just can’t resist a cute new design, this is a great way to be able to display more than one set.
My team and I enjoy decorating for EVERY holiday! Christmas is just a few short weeks away, and my Christmas Decor Package calendar is filling, so contact me right away to book your date. We’ll be there soon to prep your home for the holidays!