Rashida’s HIGH IMPACT Christmas Decor (That You Can Still DIY Before Your Family Arrives)

Hey you guys! It’s been some time since I’ve had the pleasure to speak to you, so I’m excited to carry you some vacation decor inspiration (for the 2023 vacation season ha)! This 12 months I used to be feeling tremendous nontraditional with my strategy to adorning. I had a full-on second of insurrection! Anti-ornament, anti-everything that I’d completed prior to now. I wished to problem myself!

So, I set out for inspiration. Like many people, I head to social media for inspiration, and I chanced on a number of lovely vacation goodness. I knew I wished to go unconventional although, so I used to be comfortable once I got here throughout Nicki Bamford-Bowes’ web page and her put up of this pink Christmas tree she made final 12 months. The pink had me already, however then once I noticed the massive black and white striped bow that cascades down the tree and the minimal ornaments, it was simply the artistic spark I wanted.

I made a decision to remix her design by myself tree. I’ve had my tree since 2019 and completely adore it. I discovered it at The Residence Depot, however sadly, I haven’t seen it there since then. It’s the right top and has 4,000 fairy lights that make it stand out even with out ornament. They’ve related timber however with 1500 fairy lights (however who’s counting lol). Nicki’s gigantic bow concept was a should, and I additionally had some inspiration I’d saved from again in the summertime of a bloom show by an organization referred to as Brightly Ever After that included a champagne bubble wall. I had my plan: an enormous bow and clear ornaments displayed down the middle.

I got down to discover some material for the bow as a result of I knew it might be tremendous arduous to seek out ribbon within the measurement I wanted. I went to my favourite native material retailer G Road Materials in Rockville, MD (not G Road in DC lol) they usually had simply what I used to be in search of. I can spend all day there as a result of they at all times have an enormous choice, gross sales, and remnant items, which is nice as a result of material is usually a splurge! I hoped to discover a dusty blue velvet material to offer a pop of distinction and funky down our chocolate fondue lounge partitions, and I snagged precisely what I used to be in search of! I purchased 3.5 yards of cloth and a couple of yards of stiffener for the bow half. Take a look at my Instagram for a tutorial on this huge bow. It was fairly easy to make.

Gosh…I’m gushing over how good the DIY gigantic bow turned out. Each time I look up at it, I simply smile as a result of it’s the precise weird Christmas look I used to be going for. I informed one among my associates I used to be going for avant-garde and I feel I nailed it. What do you assume? Would you strive your hand at this ginormous bow to your tree?

Dwelling Room Material | Wraparound Curtain Rod | Striped Rug | Olive Spherical Pillow

The principle cause why I’m so late in adorning my dwelling for the vacations is as a result of I assumed to myself, “Possibly I ought to refresh the lounge”, as a result of why not proper?” (I really like torturing myself hahaha). I’ve beloved our lounge the previous few years in all its completely different designs, nevertheless it’s a relentless work in progress. Jasen (my husband) had the thought to sample these massive Ikea mirrors on the wall just a few years in the past, and it made the house really feel bigger. As a lot as I beloved it, I used to be prepared for artwork. I discovered some pre-loved artwork from an organization referred to as Kaiyo that labored completely with the brown partitions. I noticed I didn’t purchase sufficient artwork so I needed to full the look with these polished nickel candle sconces and deep olive tapered candles that sort of look brown relying on the lighting. So as to add some Christmas aptitude I draped some arborvitae stems on the sconces and added ribbon strips. Easy and fast!

Ground Lamp | Couch (related)

Candle Sconce | Olive Inexperienced Tapered Candle

I like to fashion surfaces like cabinets and tables (I’ve an uncontrollable obsession with espresso desk books and simply purchased one other the opposite day). So so as to add much more stress to my life, I made a decision that I wished to construct floating cabinets in the lounge. However in true Rashida vogue, I didn’t need the standard slender profile of floating cabinets. I wished chunky cabinets! So I did what any good spouse would do…dragged Jasen into constructing the DIY chunky cabinets with me. The bigger shelving can be a pleasant daring addition and in addition carry form and kind to our flat partitions. Jasen and I constructed the cabinets in about 4 days whole, and it was fairly straightforward (DM me in the event you need assistance!). I painted them the identical chocolate fondue coloration because the wall, and I really like how they got here out as a result of they appear to be they’ve been there endlessly, which was precisely what I envisioned. I’m actually so enthusiastic about all of the methods I can fashion them, whether or not it’s maximal or scaling it again, monochromatic or daring colours, books, and different tchotchkes…I can’t wait! Put together to be sick of me and my shelf styling! Lol

White Fringe Stockings

To spherical out my mini vacation lounge refresh, my good associates at Lulu and Georgia despatched me this lovely flush mount mild that I’ve been eyeing for fairly a while. I might be yay or nay in the case of flush mounts as a result of they will usually be sort of blah, however I really like how this one crawls the ceiling and appears so sculptural. I chosen the polished nickel end to once more quiet down the temperature from the brown partitions. Plus, polished nickel has had my consideration all 12 months. I nonetheless love unlacquered brass although. 

Flush Mount Mild

I additionally ordered a brand new rug from Lulu and Georgia. It hasn’t come but, nevertheless it’s this lovely khaki inexperienced that’s festive and comfortable. I’ll be utilizing our present rug for the Spring/Summer season, and the brand new one for the Fall/Winter. Altering your rugs out seasonally is usually a splurge, I do know, nevertheless it’s value it in the long term in the case of preserving them over time. I’ll remember to drop some up to date photos right here when the rug arrives.

Ground Lamp | Couch (related) | Olive Spherical Pillow | Espresso Desk | Khaki Rug

I made just a few modifications to the eating space as nicely. I do know a few of you guys keep in mind my chair dilemma. I’m nonetheless trying and won’t hand over! I truly did purchase a chair that one among you pretty readers steered. I’ll be getting again to ending my eating lounge venture on the prime of the 12 months. Within the meantime, I discovered this spherical marble desk on Fb Market for simply $200!!! It suits completely into the house! I stored issues minimal with this hanging wreath chandelier over the desk to maintain issues festive. Now we have plaster ceilings and partitions, so I used to be comfortable to seek out this ceiling hook from The Residence Depot that made hanging the wreath straightforward by utilizing a building screw. I scooped up these mini twig timber from Goal throughout Black Friday, and these pots from Residence Depot for the timber to go in.

Desk (classic) | Chair (classic) | Eating Room Material | Wraparound Curtain Rod | Twinkling Twig Tree | Plant Pot

I additionally switched out a few of the kitchen art work for a extra wintery piece. I regularly pop into an area classic/consignment retailer referred to as Evolution Residence right here within the DMV space and decide up issues that I feel I’ll use sooner or later. They at all times have good art work, in the event you’re native it’s best to verify them out! 

The home is lastly able to entertain vacation visitors. I hope you want this refresh and are impressed to get your house vacation prepared in a manner that’s distinctive to you. Merry Christmas EHD readers! In case you’re late to the vacation decor prepare like me, I hope I used to be capable of offer you some fast decor concepts and in addition some refresh concepts to your house. Let’s proceed this convo down within the feedback!

*Design and Images by Rashida Banks

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