Growing up my mom would switch out every accessory or accent in each room, with a Christmas themed one this time of year. Beige (everything was beige in our house) hand towels were replaced with Santa and snowman ones, plain candles magically went missing and green and red ones were found in their place, couch pillows suddenly had more tassels and winter throws were found on every chair, bed, and couch. Oh, you can’t forget the dinner napkins or napkin rings, nope! Those were Christmas themed as well. As a kid, I was obsessed. What could have been better? This all made waiting for Santa and the Christmas celebration that much more special. As a teen, I thought it was all ridiculous, naturally. I suddenly couldn’t fathom why we needed snowman napkin rings and a red plaid throw on the bed. The Christmas magic was gone..sheesh, teenage angst. And now, as of just the last year or so, I’m smitten with the idea of hints of holly and plaid in every room. There aren’t any little ones running around in here, but we definitely don’t mind adding some Christmas cheer to other rooms in the house.
The living room is done, or at least for now. The tree is up and garland is hung, but then I thought…what about the bedroom? Why not? The other day I was pleasantly surprised when the lady who was going door to door talking about Internet providers, told us our house looked like a gingerbread house. Why thank you, and sorry for not switching providers, but you made my day! And with that I thought why not keep this thing going and Home Alone this house out to the max! In came the plaid bed sheets and mini Christmas tree in our bedroom.
This bedding from the Martha Stewart Collection, created for Macy’s immediately made us think about the McCallister’s bedroom from Home Alone (if you need a refresher, see here). We’re big fans of that movie. 😉 The deer head bed sheets are flannel, which are great for those nights when the temperatures drop in the desert (we’re already bundling up on our evening walks with Henry), plus the double sided duvet cover is fun to mix things up with.
This definitely has made retreating to our bedroom each evening a little more festive and cozy. I feel like it could be so fun to deck out a guest room like this too, if you’re having out of town guests for the holidays. What a fun way to welcome them!
Do you guys bring the holiday decor into other rooms in your house?
*This post was made in partnership with Macy’s. As always, all thoughts & opinions are our own.