ENTERTAINING, HOLIDAY decorations | November 13, 2009

How to Create a French Rustic Holiday Decor

french rustic holiday decor

I will talk about how you can integrate Holiday decorations within your home decor. It is about created a sophisticated room. I like how the stylists on the above photo marry rustic elements to a traditional French style room. The mood is soothing but definitely festive. Except for the Christmas baubles, you could keep most of the items all winter.

Winter and Cottage Feel

white reindeer sculptures at home sense

The idea is to add a layer of festive decorations to your rooms. Adding vignettes here and there, achieve that goal. Since you do not wish to recreate the same look every Christmas, explore how you can rearrange the elements by removing and adding some pieces. Look at how you can display them differently.

With smaller urban homes and unit condos, many people do not have the space to keep tons of decorations that they use one month a year. Look at items that you can reuse instead. Simply replace the white and red candle on the twig lantern and enjoy it all summer at the cottage. The silver twig vase, I saw similar ones at William Ashley by the way, could be used any time you entertain to add sparkle to your dining room. I might keep one or two white deer statutes on a shelf after Christmas.

Build your Tabletop on What You Have

mixing tableware at home sense

Take cues from the little black dress when designing your tabletop. The accessories you put on give personality to the little black dress. You can do the same with your tableware. Look at how you can use what you already have, add a plate or a bowl, make sure you get a little sparkle, use ornaments as your centerpieces and voilà, you create a festive tabletop!

Again, I am surprised that you can find those at Home Sense. I should shop there more often.

+ photos: Home Sense

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One Response to “How to Create a French Rustic Holiday Decor”

  1. This is exactly the Look & Color I’m going 4 this Xmas, Winter Cottage~ TY @KimVallee http://tiny.cc/hPWmS

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  2. You must have been reading my mind! This is just the look I am going for this Christmas. We have recently moved to the North Country of Michigan and have downsized quite a bit. I’ve decorated the entire cottage in cream, blue & green so this is such fabulous inspiration for not only the holidays, but as you mentioned, all winter long. I’m even thinking of attempting to make that mirror! Love it all~Thank you Kim, your taste is exquisite!

  3. Gorgeous! RT @TheHipHostess This is exactly the Look & Color I’m going 4 this Xmas, Winter Cottage~ TY @KimVallee http://tiny.cc/hPWmS

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