Can you believe it? Christmas is only 5 days away!!! It's such a hectic but exciting time; I especially love the rush of adrenaline this season brings. I don't think we pay so much attention to decorating our house any other season besides Christmas. Who doesn't love all the sparkly details that make your home shine like a star?
Well, I vowed (lightly) to not buy any more Christmas decorations this year, since we really do have enough. Then again, I use "enough" loosely; after all, a house comes to life with all the Holiday sparkles, don't you think? Not to mention, I just can't resist the gorgeous store displays of Christmas ornaments and decor collections!
When I saw this wall of metallics ornaments at Canadian Tire, I knew I was in trouble...
Before I headed into Canadian Tire, I had no idea I would change out our usual Christmas ornaments (that have been used for the past several years). Honestly though, I was getting bored of the pastel groupings. The colours seem to be washed out by the bright tree lights. Here's our 2015 Christmas tree:
I figured I didn't need to buy a whole lot of ornaments to update the look. A light bulb came on in my head...
Remember I shared this gorgeous pastel display at the Homesense showroom? I was totally smittened by it:
Aside from the hues of pinks and blues, there were actually also mixed metallics of copper, rose gold, gold, and silver. All the shiny metals that you can think of.
And there, Homesense and Canadian Tire inspired my new Christmas decorations palette - mixed metallics. Here, I displayed my new ornaments on a copper tiered tray:
I kept a neutral palette for the living room, but the warm metallics created a beautiful contrast against the greys and silver tones.
I absolutely adore the vintage brass reindeers I scored on Etsy!
Yes, I may have a thing for reindeers afterall!
In the dining room, I skipped decorating the table this year and only dressed up our console table. A fireplace is what I miss most around Christmas time, and so our console gets the special treatment to be all decked out.
I didn't want to fight with the console's French blue, so I used mainly a mix of green and gold. I quite like the ambiance of the faux candles in the lanterns.
I also added a little touch of Christmas decoration in our dressing room. I simply grouped a bunch of metallics ornaments under a cloche and our vanity looked instantly more festive:
You can never go wrong with a little black dress especially for the holidays!!
Last but not least is our Christmas tree. For years now, I've created clusters of several ornament balls together for visual impact.
With our change in colour scheme, I don't think I had enough clusters of pink/ gold/ silver to go around the tree. I will try to get more during the post-season sale!
I just love this adorable bird feeder ornament, with acorn accent on top. Better yet, it's in my fave copper finish!
I really love our new Christmas colour theme of mixed metallics. You can never go wrong with so much shiny decorations! There's always this concern of mixing metals, but I actually think the mix helps to compliment and contrast against each other beautifully.
So, are you done with Christmas decorating? Are we ever really done?
This post was in no way sponsored by Canadian Tire, I just love their current collection of metallics ornaments.