It’s the most wonderful time of the year for us. The wedding planning had kept us very busy. Our destination wedding in Phuket, Thailand happened in November and it was amazing. No words can describe our experience 🙂 We came back four days before Thanksgiving and that’s when “busy” kept getting “busier”. There was always something to do every weekend like Christmas gift shopping, Friendsgiving parties, etc… It was a busy year but in a good way. This year, I wanted our holiday decoration to be simple and clean but still feel festive – not too bright but with a calm and cozy feel. My core colors this year are midnight blue, gold, silver and very little of the red. We used a lot of red color last year so something different this year was the goal.
The focal point of the room is the typography sign, which is a large size canvas with a dark blue background. This color is very bold so I only used it on the sign. I chose not to add any blue ornaments to the Christmas because blue can make the space feel cold if used too much (my area rug is also blue).
For this year I wanted to use a big typography signage as the main decoration in the living room. With me having a specific look, color and style, it was not easy to find what I was looking for. Either it was too small or large enough but too expensive. I realized I had to make my own sign.
The highlight of the Christmas tree are ornaments. I love looking at them. Some of them remind me of good memoeries, like the Disney ornamnet (left photo) when my whole family took a trip to Disney. We had a blast and the place really lived up to its name “The happiest place on earth”. Some ornaments are ones that I really like and simply had to have (right photo).
The cute skiing moose is the first ornament that Peter and I got together while gift shopping last year. The cute chunky sweater is from my sister – I am sure she had a “gotta have it” moment like me 🙂
Our living room area is where friends and family gather often. From watching the movie “Home Alone” while sipping a cup of hot cocoa, playing Monopoly or Jenga while having dessert on a second round, or laughing at our sometimes weird gift exchanges. So I kept this area clean, simple and open.
This would be my last post for the year. 2018 has been wonderful and memorable for us and I can’t wait for 2019 will bring 🙂