A Few Ideas for Holiday Décor

This year, for the first time in several years, I will be hosting a holiday event at my home: Christmas Brunch. For the past several years my mom has hosted the entire Christmas holiday, but this year the festivities are traveling west with hosting duties to be split between my cousin and me.

I am both excited and nervous: excited because I like hosting, and I love the warm and fuzzy feelings that come with the holidays and spending time with family; nervous, because though I moved into my place in May, it still isn’t quite where I’d like it to be in terms of furnishings and décor.

But, in the meantime, I am focused on achieving gorgeous holiday décor for my tree, the table settings and a few accents for the common living areas. My dad will be bringing in the scent of the season by way of a gorgeous pine Christmas tree, which I’ll be decorating in blue/turquoise and silver; I’ll need seating for 12; and I’ll want candlelight and things that make everything feel warm and cozy.

I’ve been searching for inspirational ideas and adding them to a Pinterest board as an easy way to keep track of them. Here’s what I love so far:

Trim the Tree
I love anything monogrammed, and subbing ribbon for regular ornament hooks is genius.

Table Settings
I wouldn't mind my holiday meal with a side of disco, am always a fan of anything organic and natural looking, and really adore the way these dark linens and chairs play against the stark white of the tablecloth, vases and flowers.

This wreath, made of silver holiday bells, is tres tres fab. But I wonder if it's noisy...

Fun Accents
It would be fun to spray paint pine cones something other than their woodsy brown, and I can't get enough of the way those mini-pears sparkle.

Are you entertaining this holiday season? Is your décor prepped and ready to go? Feel free to share your tips and tricks with me!

All photos via Pinterest