How to Decorate For the Holidays Like a Pro

Decoration Inspiration & Where To Find Holiday Decorations That The Designers Use

Last week we attended a local holiday design house event.  The small vintage farmhouse was decked out in decor that you could take down from the display to purchase and keep on shopping.  It was dangerously fun.  We love seeing what the designers put together each year and always walk away with arms full of goodies and lots of ideas to incorporate in our holiday decorating.

There were a few holiday design trends that we kept seeing from room to room.  We’ve found some similar items for ya’ll so you can recreate your favorite holiday decor looks at home.

Christmas Decoration Inspiration

Wooden Snowflakes 

Wooden Green Mini Christmas Trees

Mini Deer Woodland Creatures

Green Mercury Glass Votive Holders 

Plaid Fabric Ribbon

Silver mercury glass trees

Green mercury glass Christmas trees

We love incorporating bottle brush trees into our holiday design.  They are available in so many different shapes and colors now.  You can find them at many big box stores and local craft stores as well as many online retailers.

Christmas Decoration Inspiration

I love the gold hues and deep blues and pinks used in this room.

Pink Bottle Brush Tree  Assorted Bottle Brush Tree Colors 

Ombre Bottle Brush Trees

Gold Lanterns

Gold Candlestick Holders

Christmas Decoration Inspiration

Inspired by the classic Burberry plaid pattern, this room used deep red and tan on a bright white tree.

Tan Plaid Ribbon

Pre-lit white Christmas tree

Gold-tipped pinecone ornaments  snow covered pinecone ornaments 

Distressed mercury glass pinecone ornaments

Silver mercury glass ornaments

Red mercury glass ornaments here & here

One of the biggest holiday design trends this season is flocked Christmas trees.  The great thing about flocked trees is that they really don’t require much additional decor on the tree.

Christmas Decoration Inspiration - Flocked trees

Flocked Christmas here and here

I can’t find a sign like this anywhere … why didn’t I snag it?! hahaha Maybe we should try to make one 🙂

We love how this red and black ribbon coordinates with the berries on the garland.  It’s perfect for a vintage farmhouse look when you want a pop of classic Christmas red.

Christmas Decoration Inspiration

Red Plaid Buffalo Ribbon

Garland with Berries

White lanterns

Twas the night before Christmas sign

This room features a more monochromatic design.  The designers used the same color throughout the design but used different shapes and textures to mix it up a bit.

Christmas Decoration Inspiration

Wooden Bead Garland

Wooden Snowflake Ornaments

Prelit white birch tree

White bottle brush trees  herehere

Large white flickering flameless candles here here

Glittered Christmas village houses

This is one look that I would LOVE to replicate for our dining room this holiday season.  It looks as tho they secured small prelit faux Christmas trees to the ceiling hanging upside-down and mixed in some garland to fill in any gaps in the middle between the two trees. I’m not sure I’d use full trees if you have guests dining at the table and your ceilings are low, but it’s a really fun idea. Oversized mercury glass ornaments are hung from the ceiling with ribbon and scattered throughout the greenery.

Christmas Table Inspiration

Large lanterns and Extra large lanterns

Wooden candle holders 

Mercury glass candle holders

White taper candles

Red taper candles

Plaid Table runners

8″ oversized mercury glass plastic Christmas ornaments  

Here’s an other shot of the room.  It looked so lush and inviting.

Christmas Party Decoration Ideas

I love the shabby chic look of galvanized metal and soft white.  You can incorporate the galvanized metal in so many different ways. We have a galvanized metal tree collar like this one for our tree.

Christmas Decoration Inspiration

Decorative vintage cowbell 

Similar Metal Merry Christmas sign

Metal lanterns here and here

Galvanized Metal Cone Trees 

I hope that you found a few ideas to add to your holiday decor this season.

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