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Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Holiday Decor Inspiration

I have to admit, I went from being stressed out about school to completely trying to block out anything but soaking up every second of relaxation that comes with the Christmas season.

I thought for a moment that I had kind of lost my sense of creativity and direction for the blog, but fear not!

I have a plan for the direction that I see The Southern Stylista going within the next year & I can't wait to see what y'all think.
I intend on doing my first "style" post after the beginning of the year, those are just difficult for me because I grew up being unsure of what others think of me & also because it's difficult to get anyone to take decent pictures around here!
But I'm working on both of those ;)

For today, I want to share with y'all some of my favorite decorating inspiration that I have found for the holiday season.
I know we don't have many days left to enjoy the decorations (does anyone else think Christmas should last more than one month?!), but I think that y'all will enjoy the re-cap of the things that have inspired me.

decorated staircases for christmas | Southern 'n Sassy: Christmas Garland On the Stairs

I love, love, love the look of this lighted garland!
I had intended on doing something similar to our banister this year, but it just didn't happen with the way finals & decorating time collided.
But I have bookmarked it for next year (I might be able to score some lighted garland on the cheap after Christmas!)

Hand painted Lilly ornament. I have images of a Lilly tree in my head!

I am obsessed with Lilly Pulitzer & these hand-painted ornaments spoke to my heart.
Wouldn't these be so much fun on a white tree in a girly apartment or dorm room?
Or if you're a Mama, on the tree in your little girls room?
I also think it would be fun to get together with your girlfriends & paint ornaments together & have a cookie swap or something :)

Cowboy Christmas

Christmas at our house is always a rustic affair, from our burlap stockings & tree skirt to the star up top made out of sticks.
But this tree is the perfect definition of a cowboy Christmas!
Check out the rope wound throughout the tree, the bandana tied on, & the cowboy hat topper!
I am so obsessed with how fun & whimsical this tree is.
If you didn't want it in your living room, this would be a fun man-cave or little boy's room Christmas tree!

Over the fireplace decor.

Chalk art is a huge trend this year & I am obsessed with it-although no one wants to see me try to be artsy with a piece of chalk!
I love this mantle decor, the fresh greenery really brightens up the starkness of the other decor.
Plus, I love the idea of creating a chalkboard and putting it inside such a fancy frame-it's a piece you can redecorate and reuse all year long!

A Whole Bunch Of Christmas Porch Decorating Ideas - Christmas Decorating -

I love to go all-out for Christmas, but our porch decor is always on the simple side.
This year at my house, we just have two large poinsettias on our steps, two large lighted trees by the doors, & our two letter U's on the door with burlap ribbon.

But this porch is more like it.
I love the bountiful wreath, the lighted lanterns, & all the lighted garland and SNOW!
It just screams festive. :)

I hope y'all enjoyed the inspiration that I shared today.
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Until next time. . .



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