Styling a Christmas entry that brings holiday cheer come easy this year. Our new old bench is sitting there waiting to be adorned with festivity, so we collected some new and old items to give you an idea just in time for decorating.
I have been dreaming of a Christmas entry that brings holiday cheer to our guests for weeks now. Excitement grew and grew as items for our holiday gift guide came in, and a custom rug arrived. As I positioned each piece, it all started coming together, and it finally happened. You know that joyful feeling that Christmas is almost here! So, here is another inspirational area of our home for you all to get that excited feeling going too!
CHRISTMAS ENTRY THAT BRINGS HOLIDAY CHEER
Can you hear that song playing, “It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.” That song played in my head as I started pulling all the pieces to decorate our upcycle bench. So, let me show you from the bottom up how to create a festive foyer like ours.
Before you begin, make sure your foundation is laid. What I mean by that is that you have more substantial pieces in place like my rug by Natural Rugs and bench. Once the “foundation” is set then let the magic begin!
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Now that the foundation is set it was on to making the wreath. This year it was not going to be any store-bought wreath but one made. I knew I wanted something delicate and rosemary wouldn't leave my mind.
I also thought bells would be perfect on the wreath. Remember me telling you that I am an old soul at heart well; I love the sound of bells in historic churches which is why I wanted to add some bells. I happened to use bells that were place-card holders of the new Hearth & Hand Collection by Magnolia. They were just the right size.
So, this is how the wreath turned out and it smells so good!
BLANKET & ACCESSORIES
Next, on my list of items were blankets and lots of them. One for the bench and another you will see later. I just happened to have the right blanket to go with my new rug. The grey tone and touch of red was an excellent mix of that holiday cheer.
Now to add some more accessories. All the beautiful items that we got in from the holiday gift guide made this bench easy to style. I knew I wanted candles, so the white candle stands were perfect. I decided to add some pillar candles but to give it a little twist I added the wooden Nutcracker on the shortest candle stand. And then I thought about a pillow, but I decided to go with something a little different, so this illuminating star pulled it all together. I love how it looks at night when the star is lite.
Lately, I have had a thing for baskets which I think will be a perfect addition to anyone's bench. After adding our large basket and of course another soft thin white blanket, actually, this is a duvet cover, along with some wooden tassel beads for fun I started thinking this whole space was missing something. Then it hit me…
I think we are going to have a tree in every room this year. Actually, I am kidding but it seems that way now that we have a tree in the entry too. But this time I thought it needed some flocking, so I added some snow and tiny lights. Oh, those lights added just the glow which brought me to my next thought.
OLD FASHIONED LAMP
Okay, now for that old element that is not actually too old. Add a lantern to give it another warm, vintage feeling and even light it when your guest arrives. It's perfect along with the tiny lights in the tree.
Well, we are almost finished but let me tell you about the rug that completed the whole look. Check out my new Natural Rugs rug. When I first heard about this company I couldn't get them off my mind. They are known for their quality, customer assistance and every part of the rug is well, all natural. Talk about not leaving an imprint on the earth. This carpet will dissolve like nature if left outside over time. Here is more information about their company.
The best part about this rug is that my foyer, with the new old bench, was becoming a challenge for finding a rug, but Natural Rugs made the process so easy. I called them on the phone and told them the size I needed, and they made one just to fit. It was the foundation for this years Christmas entry that brings holiday cheer.
HOLIDAY CHEER BENCH
Just to wrap everything up into one nice bow. Here is a list of what you will need to complete your Christmas entry that brings holiday cheer.
- Natural Rugs custom rug
- Plaid blanket
- Pillar candlestick holders
- Wooden lighted star
- Rosemary wreath with bells from Hearth & Hand by Magnolia at Target
- Seagrass large basket
- White duvet cover that's in basket
- Cedar tree with snow spray and mini battery operated lights
- Wooden bead garland
- Black oil lantern
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I hope this year Christmas decorating is more comfortable for you as you read all these ideas. I hope you can take what is old and bring in some new to create some holiday charm in your abode. And if you are struggling with purchasing a rug I highly recommend starting with Natural Rugs. Give them a call and not only will they help you with size but they will help with selections too. It's well worth the time and money.
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