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Hey Friends! I hope you enjoy today’s round up of effortless Christmas decorating ideas.

Effortless Christmas Decorating Ideas
House and Home / Similar glass cloche / Seeded eucalyptus garland

Effortless Christmas Decorating Ideas
House and Home

Effortless Christmas Decorating Ideas
Vintage Whites

Effortless Christmas Decorating Ideas
Country Living/ Similar plaid bedding

Effortless Christmas Decorating Ideas
Country Living / similar grain sack stockings (and other similar)

Effortless Christmas Decorating Ideas
Julie Blanner

Effortless Christmas Decorating Ideas
The Inspired Room / Velvet stockings

Effortless Christmas Decorating Ideas

Effortless Christmas Decorating Ideas
Vintage Whites

Effortless Christmas Decorating Ideas
The Inspired Room / Dip-dyed stool / Similar Sled

Effortless Christmas Decorating Ideas
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Effortless Christmas Decorating Ideas

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We are staying home this year and just having Thanksgiving with our little family. With all that’s going on around our house with the remodeling, we are looking forward to a semi-restful week and a good Thanksgiving dinner together. We will cook at my daughter Kylee’s townhouse since it will be another few weeks before we have a working stove. (By the way, this week Kylee will be posting one of her delicious salads on the blog this week!).

We are also excited about getting our Christmas tree this weekend. Cutting down our own tree is a family tradition we look forward to every year. I know many of you probably are getting your tree set up this weekend, too! I actually got started on a little bit of our Christmas preparation over the past few days so I’d be ready for the tree.

Back in September I signed up to participate with some blogger friends in a virtual Christmas house tour on December 7. I was optimistic back when I thought our big house projects would be done by now, hahah! THAT’S OK! I always keep our Christmas decor pretty simple and we have very few spaces pulled together enough to decorate anyway. SO, IT’S ALL GOOD! IT’S GOING TO BE FINE! I think simple decor is best anyway.


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  1. Karen

    Loved the images in this post! Everything so clean, simple and pretty. I like to keep our decorations simple too. For our mantel I’m going to use ivy from our backyard and red berries from our front to add a Christmas touch. Maybe I’ll hide an ornament or two amongst the leaves!

    Have a great Thanksgiving. :)

  2. Sallie

    Love these ideas! So easy but so impactful! Oooo – I wanna go decorate right now! Thanks, Melissa!

  3. Jeanne

    I love the simplicity of your images. I am a rookie at using real greenery on the mantel. Can you advise what to buy? I love the greenery in the image with the navy mantle and the cloche, but have no idea what it is. Any advice on this is welcome. Thank you.

    • Deanna Rabe

      I’m not Melissa, but the greenery on that mantel is seeded eucalyptus.

      That is a beautiful mantel!

      • Jeanne

        Thank you! I will see if the garden center has it. So delicate and pretty. Love that mantel.

        • Jeanne

          Duh, I see that it actually says it is seeded eucalyptus and I clicked on the link. Hand made garland and $75, which is a little pricey for my mantel budget :).

          • Kay

            I saw eucalyptus at the grocery store floral department the other day! I was surprised!

  4. Cathy

    Thank you for the round up of Christmas decorating ideas. I’ve pinned several!

    When you said you were staying home for Thanksgiving, I immediately wondered how you were going to cook with your kitchen being under renovation. I’m glad you cleared that up!

  5. Kathy Cheek

    I think what I enjoyed as I browsed through the photos is the natural look and how peaceful a mood it invokes.
    I love the effortless part too!

  6. Shari

    Absolutely stunning, I am inspired by your creations!

  7. Judy

    I enjoyed viewing your Christmas presentation, and the pictures were thought provoking. I got so many good ideas from your post, and thank you for the information. I do have a question, and was wondering where you purchased the large rhinestone Initials for the white velvet Christmas Stockings. I thought this such a pretty idea. I would also like to do the same. Have a Merry Christmas!

  8. Jennifer

    Such beautiful ideas! Love the use of the photos really inspiring and simple!

  9. Inalco

    Good choice!

  10. Julie

    So many beautiful ideas! Thanks for incorporating our home!

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