Design Improvised blogger Haeley Giambalvo sets up for the season in silver, gold, and all things sparkly. A metallic take on Christmas is easy, elegant, and truly magical with the right holiday decor.
Luxurious Living Room
I love how decorating for Christmas brings an instant coziness and warmth to your home – the soft glow of the lights on the tree, the shimmering ornaments, and the greenery adorning the mantel are all like magic to your space.
This year, our family room was transformed into a winter wonderland for the first time as we experimented with putting our Christmas tree in the family room rather than the formal living room, as we had in years past. Our 7.5-foot flocked tree has a completely different feel in the more casual, intimate space. If you’ve been putting your tree in the same space for years, now might be the time to mix it up!
Bright Winter White
We also experimented with a new color palette. This color-loving gal went all metallic this Christmas, and I’m hooked! You can’t go wrong with a set of metallic shatterproof ornaments like these. Not only do they look gorgeous and sophisticated on their own, they provide the perfect base for adding in colorful Christmas ornaments or a themed tree another year. The silver tree skirt and snowflake tree topper are also pretty, neutral pieces to coordinate with a variety of Christmas décor.
Joyous Home Accents
We nestled our tree right next to the mantel. I love the no-fail combination of a wreath and garland on a holiday mantel, and I especially like the look of a wreath hanging over a mirror. This flocked wreath fit our mirror perfectly, and the lush flocked garland holds its own with our big stone mantel. Both the wreath and the garland are pre-lit, providing an instant glow. The glittery cone trees on each side of the wreath are the icing on the cake! They put off a beautiful soft light and are on battery-operated timers – one of my favorite features. The trees come in two different heights that are perfect for layering on a mantel or displaying on a coffee table.
To cap off the family room décor, I added a sparkly nutcracker at the base of the fireplace, then carried the look throughout the rest of the room with a little coffee table vignette using a mirrored tray, silver reindeer, and a single glowing cone tree. A coordinating nutcracker pillow and a cozy winter throw adorn our cozy Belham Living armchairs.
I’m thoroughly enjoying our family room turned winter wonderland of flocked greenery, golds, and silvers, and I’m so glad we mixed things up this year. I encourage you to do the same, whether you find a new spot to display your tree, try a new look on the mantel, or add a touch of metallic to your holiday décor.