When I began decorating for Christmas at our house my intent was to be a normal person – you know, the tree, the fireplace a dining tablescape, maybe the entrance, etc. But as I said in the video I REALLY wanted the living room to stay more neutral and yet the kids love color (as kids do), and there was so much product from that the kids loved (you have to take them, it’s VERY FUN). So I thought, perhaps I’d bring that color and those other styles into their rooms in a few little touches. Maybe a mini-tree, a garland, a Santa pillow. Done!
But then I remembered that I’m not a normal person. My job isn’t a normal job and my level of execution exceeds normalcy because I know that hundreds of thousands of people will see the results. Besides you guys have seen both kids rooms a ton so in order to really show new content and new product I would need to really go for it. So I did and we all LOVE IT. I mean, of course they do. Going to bed and waking up to the magic of Christmas for 7 weeks is EXTREMELY FUN.
So I hope you guys enjoy these rooms, get some ideas from them and not think that I’m a crazy person promoting the Pinterest perfect life. I remember a couple years ago after I really went all out at our first house with three white trees, and one of my best friends – a mom of two, text me after seeing the post and said ‘Really Emily… THREE TREES? GREAT, now do I have to do three trees?’ She was kidding and wasn’t meaning to make me feel bad, but I also want to be sensitive to that and be clear that by me decorating our kids rooms it’s to show alternative styles, colors and ideas, not to start this trend that kids NEED to have this. I will say that if you buy a small artificial pre-lit tree that you can use every year and have them DIY some ornaments mixed with inexpensive shatterproof balls, it doesn’t have to cost a lot or take a lot of time. So I hope you get some ideas, but feel no pressure. Disclaimer OVER. 🙂
Birdie is barely 2 and while she has a lot of opinions, she is still the age where we can dress her up as Hulk Hogan for halloween, and say put a lot of blush and metallics in her room. Sure, she helped me decorate but let’s be clear that this room is kinda my fantasy room.
The room is small and it has a lot of whites and pinks so while I wanted it to go festive, I didn’t want a ton of contrast to make it busy.
I found that tall and loved it, and added the two smaller ( and ) to create a mini-grove to fill out that corner. Whites, golds, blushes and silvers with pops of brighter pinks really set the tone and created a pretty magical vibe in what is already my favorite room in the house (maybe).
The ornaments are a combination of , soft h toy-like animals and from . They are all around $3 and there are a TON to choose from. Yes, I do have problems with them staying on the tree as they like to play with them, but who cares.
To fill out the photos we wrapped a ton of presents in , going more glam-my and feminine.
Those are SO CUTE, and my only regret is not having some of these presents be real so that I don’t actually have to do the Christmas Eve wrapping scramble.
On the other side of the room we added another little vignette with the , and put a cute message on the that lasted for exactly 10 minutes.
I think we styled the kids’ rooms 6-8 times over that week because anytime they had a chance to come in after it was styled but before we got photos or video, they would dismantle it. Their excitement was an 18 on the 1-10 scale so I just had to let them go for it and know that this shoot would be more of a scramble than usual. Thank goodness Target isn’t on set and Brian shoots our family/home videos alone so it was easy to maneuver and less disruption for them.
Over above her bed I added a cute and brought back the PillowFort . And for those of you asking, it is pretty light so it doesn’t create any sort of danger having it above her crib if she were to take it down.
Now that I look at it, we really didn’t do too much in her room. And now I know exactly what we’ll do next year. Sure we’ll let her pick out a few more ornaments, but my plan is not to do something totally different (that’s what the fixer upper is for).
Look at me, all proud of my fantasy child Christmas room. I do really love it. If you are interested in where we got the furniture or year-round decor, head here. All the holiday pieces are from .
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