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A New Take on Christmas Decorating

December 13, 2017
by HG Guest

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If you’re anything like me (and other minimalist pink lovers) red and green might not be your first choice in Christmas decor. I for one LOVE traditional Christmas decor in other people’s homes and on Pinterest. However, when it comes to my own house I just can’t live with it. There’s something about the red and green decor that stands out so much that it makes me feel like the house is cluttered (maybe that’s the minimalist in me).

Lucky for me I found the dreamiest and most lovely pink Christmas tree at HomeGoods this year! It’s like the tree I’ve been waiting for my entire Christmas decorating life. After I found the tree I knew where my decor was going. In previous years I tried to do the whole red and green thing and ended up not being happy with it.

Here are some tips for non-traditional Christmas decor:

Tip #1: Grab A Colorful Tree


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Photo by Goldalamode

If you didn’t know… I’m obsessed with our pink tree from HomeGoods! I always seen some white, gold, and green ones there if you’re looking for a faux tree!

Tip #2: Hang Some Patterned & Fuzzy Stockings


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Photo by Goldalamode

I was a little too excited when I saw a leopard print stocking at HomeGoods! Is it okay to revolve my whole living room around a stocking? Just kidding, kinda. Really though, if you want to have a more alternative holiday look outside of the regular red and green stockings. I saw SO many colors and patterns at HomeGoods (tree skirts too)!

Tip #3: Put Eclectic Trees on Display


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Photo by Goldalamode


Photo by Goldalamode

One of my favorite decorations for Christmas is all the different trees. I think I saw about a million at HomeGoods! Just to give you an idea — I found pink ones, faux fur ones, wood and acrylic! They literally have a tree for everyone.

Tip #4: Hang a Unique Wreath


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One of my FAVORITE parts of Christmas is to hang a beautiful wreath on the door. That’s the first piece of decor (minus your lights) that people see when they come to your house. Your guests (and your mail person) will be very impressed with your eclectic wreath. I of course love a great hand made wreath but if you don’t have the time (like most people) then HomeGoods has a wreath for everyone too!

Tip #5: Add Some Shine with Disco Balls


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Photo by Goldalamode

Disco balls? Yes, disco balls! Disco balls can be an accessory for just about any party! I think they go quite well with the pink tree!

Tip #6. Look for Themed Wrapping Paper


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HomeGoods is my favorite place to get wrapping paper and bows! There are patterns to go with ANY holiday theme. The bags are super cute too! I found one with two frenchies on it! You know I had to have that one 🙂

Tip #7: Throw Some Cozy Blankets Down


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You don’t have to buy red and green pillows and blankets to scream holiday decor. Cozy blankets say cozy holiday home all by themselves. Run to you local HomeGoods because it’s the BEST time to shop for the cozy things!

 Tip #8: Choose Your Ornaments that Complement Your Unique Tree


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Photo by Goldalamode

I wanted to keep the ornaments pretty neutral since the tree already steals the show. However, HomeGoods has SO many ornaments. I found some really whimsical ones like the reindeer and the mushroom. I found a ton more that are a little more art deco and modern. I mean I found about 20 packs of ornaments that I loved but those are just a few.

I hope you’re feeling inspired to think outside the box with your holiday decor! Get to your local store and tag HomeGoods so we can all see your amazing eclectic holiday space!

xo,
Cara

 

Cara is a paid guest blogger and you can view more of her tips and tricks on her own blog, Goldalamode