Hello friends! Today, we are talking about how to decorate a bedroom for the holidays. I can’t think of anything more special than seeing through a child’s eyes the joy Christmas and the holidays bring. In December 2017, we celebrated the birth of our first grandchild just 4 days before Christmas. With Harlow’s first birthday coming up, and the family gathering at my house for the holidays, I wanted to make her bedroom feel like a winter wonderland.
Harlow’s Winter Wonderland
After finding the cutest animal ornaments at West Elm, I had a vision and a plan for making Harlow’s room feel magical. First of all, I knew I wanted to decorate a room for the holidays without spending a lot of money. With just a few items: felt animal ornaments, a faux-fur stocking, a blush throw, a whimsical pillow, a glitter leaves wreath, and a metal leaf garland, all items purchased at West Elm, I was able to achieve the look I wanted.
This brushed tip faux fur stocking from West Elm is the perfect size and length to hang from the ladder. Once I had the stocking, I knew I needed a cute plush toy to add to it, and this unique bear stuffed animal for less than $20 fits perfectly!
How crazy is it that this room’s holiday inspiration came from a simple felt ornament? Harlow loves puppies and dogs. When I decided to deck out her room for the holidays, I needed some fun ornaments for her tree. This spotted dog ornament is not only handmade in Nepal, but it is also a Fair Trade Certified product, meaning artisans earn a premium for each piece made–I love that! Once I purchased the spotted dog felt ornament, I bought his pal, this beagle. The tiny glass ornaments are vintage-inspired and come in a set of 20. The Shiny Brite Ornaments, made from beautifully colored glass and pastel-painted stripes, are definitely a keepsake.
Next, I added these bottle brush animal ornaments as well. There are four different animals to choose from!
Besides cute ornaments, I wanted Harlow’s room surrounded by happy colors! This Christina Lundsteen (a Danish deisgner) pillow is the perfect addition to her bed. With so many whimsical colors to choose from, I had a difficult time deciding on my favorite. The extra soft and fluffy long-pile faux fur throw is brushed with a subtle color contrast for added dimension. I love the blush champagne color!
For an added touch of sparkle, the all-over glitter leaf wreath may just stay up year-round!
“H” is for Harlow.
Thank you, West Elm, for making it so easy to turn Harlow’s bedroom into a winter wonderland!
West Elm Holiday Decor
Now that you have seen the holiday bedroom, let me take you inside my living room. Of course, Sandi and I have always loved West Elm! We each have West Elm sofas in our homes. After searching for over a year, I decided on the Harmony down-filled 2 piece chaise sectional in distressed velvet taupe. To say that my family loves the comfort and functionality of this purchase is an understatement!
I have only just begun to decorate my living room for the holidays, but let me share a few of my favorite West Elm items: the oversized vase filled with holiday greenery gives an added dimension; the cozy herringbone soft touch throw makes the perfect holiday gift; and finally, the pillows add a splash of abstract expressionism with their modern design.
I hope you enjoyed how I utilized my favorite West Elm holiday pieces in my home this year! Happy decorating and happy holidays to you and your family.