Bahay-Bahayan: Year-Round Christmas Decor October 12, 2011
Christmas started early at Maison Epperson!
I think having a toddler again at home got the whole family excited for the holidays. After Aryanna’s incident with Santa and moving into a smaller place, we pretty much stopped buying Christmas décor. Except for the small pink Christmas tree we put up every year and using my Christmas plato-platuhan, those pretty much sum up our decoration for the festivities.
Well, those days are over. Tom and Aryanna are nervous. They know I can get pretty intense once I set my mind on something. Haha! I don’t want to go crazy decorating our home, but I do want to sprinkle some Christmas spirit all around our nest. Very, very light “sprinkling” lang. LOL
Since we have limited space and storage at home, a year-round holiday décor is what we need. Except maybe for a new Christmas tree. Hmm…we’ll see.
I’m no decorating diva but I do have a knack for making our space look fresh (my daughter’s word) every season. Every week. I’m obsessed. @.@
To create a “holly” day style decor, you would need the following:
Arrange the holly branches in the vase then… Et viola!
I like using plain holly branches because they can pass as decorative berries and you can mdisplay them the whole year. You can also add a giant poinsettia to this arrangement if you like just to make it more “Christmas-y”.
Decorating tip (may tip talaga???): Group objects by theme—here, I used my kids’ toys and books—to create a point of interest on the shelf.
Here’s another set-up (aaanother set-up???):
Yes, iniiba-iba ko linggo-linggo…fine, sometimes, araw-araw ang interior namin. Bet kong magbahay-bahayan! To each his own! Haha!
Who knew that having a baby in our home would open up new interests in my life. I’m loving home decorating! I’m so excited!