Christmas in the bedroom started last year for 2 reasons: 1) I cannot contain my excitement for the holidays and Christmas decorations just to the living room and 2) I must have a real tree and putting a mini one here on the dresser works out so perfectly that there is no choice but to make it a yearly tradition. This year I added more greens to the room, which because I didn’t do much of anything to them it all still feels simple, all while making our bedroom smell amazing. If nothing else, I want to bask in the scent of pine for the rest of the year!
I just started paying attention to the different types of trees there are and learned that I LOVE noble fir trees that are sparser in number of branches, which is close to what we had last year but this year I couldn’t find a mini one like that. I’m actually still not even sure exactly what this one is ha, but these branches are a lot more flexible and can’t hold much weight from ornaments, and she is adorable anyway. I hung up those Hearth & Hand ornaments I mentioned in this month’s favorites post (white ones here and black ones here) and strung around battery powered ball lights that I got from Michaels.
My favorite detail is the cedar branches around our round mirror– it basically turns the mirror into a wreath! Some of the branches I was able to simply tuck behind the mirror, but in places where the mirror isn’t as flush against the wall, I used tape to stick the branches directly onto the wall. If the tree weren’t on the dresser, I maybe would have gone all the way around, but I love how it looks so modern having it just on one side like this.
Those little black nesting houses were also in my favorites post, and again they’re Hearth & Hand, and they are so loved that I cleared off the stuff that was there before on the dresser so that these can live there for December. It was mostly husband’s stuff to be honest, he’s such a good sport.
Above each window I placed fresh cedar garlands (got them from Home Depot) that I cut down to the width of each window, which are actually what’s contributing most to our bedroom smelling like Christmas. Didn’t know they would do that, what a nice surprise! Across both windows I hung one strand of these string lights I got from Michaels that have bulbs that look half-dipped in silver. These were previously on our big tree in the living room and I’ve since decided I prefer the way they look when they’re not on, so I moved them over here and they don’t turn on. I like them much more as a decorative garland.
The wreath is fake, and I made it! I thought about doing a DIY post on it but that post would only be 2 sentences long, so I’ll summarize right here what I did. I cut off each branch from this faux pine needle bunch (I used a total of two bunches) and glued each one in a single layer onto a 13″ embroidery hoop with a hot glue gun, overlapping each branch about halfway with the previously glued branch. Very easy, and I can reuse it every winter and not have to deal with pine needles dropping and making a mess, or mourn the wreath prematurely dying and turning brown. I love real and already preached enough about having it around for the smells, but faux is so convenient and has its place too.
On my bedside I placed what I consider is the best Christmas tree alternative for small spaces. Tree trimmings in a vase will always be enough. Add a couple ornaments and it will charm your pants off. The jug vase that so perfectly holds these trimming is yup, Hearth & Hand, you can find it here.
And that completes all our Christmas decorating, which feels really good to have it done with so that all I need to do now is enjoy it aahh. Do you decorate your bedroom or other rooms with the changing seasons or not really? Christmas is the only time I do this and really the only time I get to see our home transform a little for a temporary change. It’s why I love doing this so much!
17 comments on “Christmas in the Bedroom Vol. 2”
beautiful! your decorations are simple and chic. You have just proved that xmas doesnt mean tacky!
Looks great , Can i ask where you got the chunky blanket?
Hi Anita, you can find the blanket here.
Absolutely love the idea with the mirror, and that tiny Christmas tree is so adorable! Love your colour palette!
Thank you, Michelle! My go-to colors for sure ;)
I adore the way you have decorated! So festive and so elegant
Thank you Ellie! Was hoping it would feel festive despite the simplicity!
Your holiday décor is stunning!! Love all the white and I can only imagine how good your bedroom smells… :-)
Wow – what a gorgeous decor! Love everything about it!
I love the simplicity of the white with the greenery. It’s absolutely stunning
What a gorgeous bedroom! I love all the Christmas accents in it and how they’re not overwhelming, they actually all work together into an elegant decor. Love it!
love how you have decorated your room! I was wondering where you bought your carpet (the black and white one)? I have been looking for a similar carpet for some time now, but haven’t been able to find one:(
Thank you Tuva! I got it from H&M but unfortunately it’s no longer available.
Where did you get the grey blanket around tree from?
Hi Andrew, it’s a scarf that I got from H&M years ago.
Hi, what paint color is on the walls?
Hi Autume, It’s Dunn Edwards Swiss Coffee.