For all of the adorable Christmas decorations in stores this month (let alone the fact that Christmas is in a week!), I haven’t been able to bring myself to buy anything for my apartment just yet. One of the sweetest things about Christmas decor is the way it’s used year after year, sometimes for decades–I still have the same stocking at my parents’ house that I’ve had since I was little, and I’m sure I’m not the only one ;) Dave and I try hard to be thoughtful about our home purchases, holiday decor included, and every time I’ve considered adding something to our tiny collection, I get overwhelmed trying to figure out if I’ll still love it in 20 years! I’d love to have a few pieces to remember our first married Christmas by, so to get past my indecision, I rounded up these inspiration photos of clean, classic Christmas decor that’s just rustic enough to look cozy.
Top: Via My Paradissi, Crane Concept, Trendenser; middle: Design*Sponge (decal available here–so cute!), Loft Photography and AnneMarie Photography via 100 Layer Cake, source unknown; bottom: source unknown, Jenny Haas, Merilin Gonokova
I’m excited to use this inspiration to shop some post-Christmas sales–since we’re heading out of town this weekend, we’re not feeling much pressure to fully decorate the apartment. We’ll be driving up to Syracuse to spend Christmas with Dave’s family, and are stopping in New York City for the weekend on the way. I can’t wait! Follow along on Instagram, if you’d like :)