How To Decorate For The Holidays ‘Fixer Upper’-Style
Here's how Chip and Joanna do holiday decor!
Have you ever spent hours transfixed by a marathon of HGTV’s “Fixer Upper”? If so, you are no stranger to host Joanna Gaines and her amazing eye for design.
If you covet her classic yet cool style, don’t worry. Her Instagram account offers a plethora of ways to make your holiday decorations as magical and sensational as the North Pole itself:
1. Forget the fake snow.
Make your mantel piece chic and holiday-appropriate with a thick strand of evergreen garland. Elaborate gold candle sticks complete the look.
2. Use ornaments in unexpected places.
Create a festive tableau on the wall with these seasonal script ornaments:
3. Breathe new life into an old tradition with velvet mistletoe.
A must for any adults-only holiday party!
4. Use fresh greenery as a table runner.
Add some color with holly berries or a red ribbon.
I love greenery as a simple runner for a centerpiece. I bought some fresh garland and added in some extras we found to give it more contrast. For Christmas I will add red berries and holly. If you're hosting Thanksgiving have fun with it. Do a little at a time rather than all the night before. I always like to decorate first (with my Christmas music blaring and candle burning) and then do all the meal prep. 'Tis the season for giving thanks! You've got this!
5. Bring color back to a drab winter scene.
This red-berry wreath just pops! You will never want an evergreen wreath again. It’s perfect for the front door or above the fireplace.
6. No fireplace? No problem!
Use this caddy to create a glowing festive display. Use red, green, or white candles, or a mix of all three! Place garland around it to make it even more “Christmas-y.”
7. Upgrade your snowflakes.
Forget those old snowflakes you used to cut out in grade school. These glam snowflake cutouts are clearly the work of an artist… but hey, if anyone asks, you can fudge the truth a little and say your 6-year-old made them for you! Hang them from the tree or on the wall in your office to create a beautiful holiday display.
8. Get comfortably chic.
Use holiday accent pillows to breathe a ambiance of comfort and joy into your home. Notice how Joanna uses plain brown wrapping so that her Christmas present wrapping won’t compete with her color scheme. It’s so chic, isn’t it?
9. Add a touch of shine.
Never fear, using plain wrapping doesn’t have to be boring. You can spruce up your packages with ribbons and shiny, sparkly metal flowers. Almost too pretty to open… almost!