The holiday season is finally here and we couldn’t be more excited! There is something extra magical about the season as the red, orange and yellow hues make room for lit trees and blankets of snow.
It’s time to welcome the season with open arms—and guess what? You don’t even have to leave your house to do so. With these holiday decorating ideas from Colorado businesses and Instagrammers, you can invent the indoor oasis of your dreams and make your home look and feel as festive as possible!
The Elegant Pear in Fort Collins is always coming up with classy ways to spruce up your home. Owner Cherilee Blubaugh has over 20 years of experience, so she knows exactly what decor pieces will add that “wow” factor to any home. We are obsessed with this small, holiday-themed bouquet currently on display at The Elegant Pear. Featuring frosted greenery and pinecones, it adds the perfect holiday touch without being too overbearing. You can buy the items to make this display yourself (along with a plethora of other decor items) in person, Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Holiday decor doesn’t always have to be about stockings and garlands. Sometimes it’s as simple as picking up a few mini decorative evergreens! Amanda from @projectwhim set up the perfect winter buffet last year and we just can’t get enough of it. And, because it’s not overly Christmas-themed, you could leave this centerpiece up through February if you wanted to.
Who says holiday decor is just for the living room and front porch? Definitely not Laura from @inspirationformoms who proudly displayed this holiday garland and a cute reindeer over her sink last year! Simple and absolutely adorable, this could be the perfect way to add a little holiday cheer to your kitchen. Plus, if you use a real garland made from evergreen sprigs, it will make your home smell incredible all season long.
For those of us who love to rescue small, unloved Christmas trees from Christmas tree farms, this holiday living room from Abigail Green is a dream! Her smaller tree adds a tiny bit of the holiday spirit to her living room without completely taking over. And she has decorated it with only a strand of large white lights and no ornaments, keeping everything clean and minimalist. We especially love the added touch of an evergreen branch on the coffee table, which brings the whole room together with a hint of winter whimsy.
Cozy Cottage is a locally and family-owned company offering a variety of home decor, antique furniture, jewelry, candles, seasonal merchandise, and so much more. Their Instagram is a goldmine of decorating inspiration, posting great ideas for sprucing up your home almost every day of the year! They’ve started spreading holiday cheer early this year, decorating their storefront with rustic Christmas decor—including this stunning tree display. Featuring a massive red bow and plenty of bright red ornaments, this Christmas tree is perfect for those looking to go all-out this holiday season!
We love this Colorado spin on holiday decor from Rae Scott! Featuring mini stockings strung along the mantel, a large “Joy” sign, a fire glowing in the fireplace, and a map of Denver hung proudly on the wall, this living room is definitely up our alley. And we can’t forget Rae’s festive pajamas either! Because what are the holidays in Colorado without a little plaid?
We love adding holiday decorations throughout every inch of our homes and Elizabeth from @elizabethbeardesigns doesn’t disappoint with her annual decor. This festive entryway features a large, lit garland along a buffet with two mini Christmas trees in large vases—which we would have never thought to use as Christmas tree stands before! She tops the look off with large golden stars on top of her trees that bring everything together.
We always love Ashley from @mybohemianhouse‘s decor. Her color palette of dark, Southwest tones with pops of yellow and orange throughout is stunning all year long. But we may just love her holiday decor even more! Her simple tree is decorated with white lights and white ornaments while mini yellow, red and green trees line a table behind the couch, adding those signature pops of color that we adore.
Liz from @greyandscout‘s minimalist holiday decor seems like a slice of heaven. Easy to set up and easy to clean, her simple tree and wreath are perfect for those who just want to add a touch of holiday spirit to their existing decor. And, for those looking for ways to cover up the unsightly tree stand without having to pull out an old tree skirt, Liz’s idea to use a wicker basket is absolutely genius.
While we love a good minimalist holiday spread, there’s something charming about a full tree packed with ornaments. If that’s what you love too, don’t miss Lindsay from @ourcoloradohome‘s gorgeous tree full of red, silver and other quirky ornaments that add a homey touch to her holiday decor. We also can’t get enough of the simple additions of garlands, antique Christmas signs and all the mini trees.
Holiday decor isn’t just for the inside of your house! After you’ve finished stringing up your annual light display, turn to your porch to add a few holiday decorations that will bring a smile to the faces of passersby. Kimberlee from @coloradohousetohome‘s perfect frosty porch from last year features an antique sleigh, antique ice skates and a few simple green pieces.
We love using unexpected patterns and pieces in our decor! So when we saw Restyle Design’s tan, plaid stockings, we knew we had to talk about them. For this setup, they decided to keep it neutral, forgoing the usual red and gold to go for a more natural palette of brown, tan and green. Featuring a vase full of evergreen branches, pinecones and mini reindeers, this calming space is perfect for those looking to bring the outdoors in this season.
This year, forget front door wreaths and hang them from your windows instead! While we adore Erin from @everydayinteriordesign‘s frosted tree, our eyes immediately go to those floating wreaths on her windows, which take advantage of space that is usually neglected during the holidays.
Did any of these handy Coloradans inspire you? Let us know in the comments below!