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I’m Elle Leonard, an entrepreneur, wife, athlete, expert snacker, non-stop thinker, and CEO of Level Foods. Welcome to my blog!

My Christmas Decor Inspiration & Planning

My Christmas Decor Inspiration & Planning

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Due to the distance between my current home in Oregon and family in Illinois, it has been 5 YEARS since I have been able to have a Christmas with my parents and siblings. This year that all changes! I am ecstatic to say that my family is coming to me for Christmas!! In order to channel all this excitement, I have decided that my house needs to look (partly) like we hired Buddy the Elf to help decorate!

When you look at the way that my house is laid out, it has two different "feels". The upstairs is a very clean and put-together with mostly grey, white and marble accents. And, the downstairs is my husband's "Man Cave". This floor features more deep grays, cool browns with refurbished wood and leather accents. 

The two aesthetics allowed me to create a more classic Christmas look in the Man Den and a more modern/ clean pallet upstairs. 

HERE WERE MY INSPIRATION IMAGES FOR MY UPSTAIRS DECORATIONS:

The main takeaways from the upstairs inspiration images:

  1. Need to flock my Christmas tree

  2. Stay within a color pallet of blush, silvers, soft gold's, and white.

  3. Find natural looking items such as soft woods (birch wood or lighter colored timber), light greens (either flocked or grey - green garland) and whimsical accessories (ribbons, candles, soft textured boxes, etc).

 

HERE WERE MY INSPO IMAGES FOR THE MAN DEN/ CLASSIC CHRISTMAS LOOK:

Here are the main takeaways from the Man Den inspiration images:

  1. Keep it feeling more classic and rustic

  2. My husband LOVES items like nutcrackers and figurines. So figure out a tasteful way to incorporate those items into a decor.

  3. Stick to rich reds, deep greens, true gold

  4. Play with accents of plaid, knits, metals, fur and wood.

Check back to see what my finished decorations looked like! 


IMAGE CRED: 

These stunning decor photos are from Alicia & Nick's blog called A Burst of Beautiful    www.aburstofbeautiful.com    IG @aburstofbeautiful

These stunning decor photos are from Alicia & Nick's blog called A Burst of Beautiful
www.aburstofbeautiful.com
IG @aburstofbeautiful

Photo by Darija Siliunas IG @darijasil

Photo by Darija Siliunas
IG @darijasil

This cozy decor was from Katie & Eric IG @mountainmodernlife

This cozy decor was from Katie & Eric
IG @mountainmodernlife

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