The holiday season is here again! Here in the Maritimes we are enjoying a rare white Christmas this year and the Henhouse team is looking forward to spending time with family and friends over the next few weeks.
At Christmas my family and I enjoy adding a bit of extra sparkle and whimsy to the house. This year I’ve been inspired by a more low key and natural look. I’ve collected a few images from around the web of looks that I love for this festive season.
This look is all about the beauty of simplicity and using what you have. For me, this is a time of year to spend with family and slow down a bit. Decorating is fun and can be a creative family activity. It also doesn’t need to cost a fortune to add a bit of festive flare to your home.
The place settings in the photos above are elegant and subdued. Mixing things from around the house with a few seasonal items and some natural greenery is easy and inexpensive. It’s fun to forage the yard and the local park for natural elements to bring in, like pinecones and twigs. Local farmers markets are a great place to get sprigs of berries and flowers.
Another idea I came across that I love are these incredible paper snowflake installations. A new take on a very old, very simple craft. This is something that anyone can do and it’s a great family project.
Injections of colour can work well with this look too. The tree on the left is so much fun and is the star of the show against the simple clean decor of the rest of the space. If you already have lots of multicoloured decorations try hanging them in groups of colour. You could also spray paint old or inexpensive decorations to get this look.
To close out this year I want to send a big thank you out to all of you! Thanks to our readers and followers for your feedback and support. To our clients, we are so grateful to have been invited into your homes and to have had the chance to work with you!