Early Christmas decorating – starting with my new fireplace! Let’s decorate this mantel for Christmas! This post is sponsored by Walmart – all opinions are always 100% my own!
I waited until Trick or Treating was over…and now I can’t wait to get ready for CHRISTMAS! It’s so fun to be able to decorate our new home – although we’re still not 100% settled in (and can’t fully settle until our wood floors are installed next week!) it doesn’t mean I can’t start decorating!
To decorate this early, I think there’s a few things I try to stay away from. I try not to get my tree out just yet, and my garland doesn’t come out for a few more weeks. But I have some super cute and early Christmas decorations that are getting us in the festive spirit!
And what I love most? All of this Christmas decor is from Walmart and it’s all so affordable! I’ve done a lot of my home decor shopping there lately, and their home decor is really on-trend and super affordable.
Decorating a Christmas mantel:
OK first of all – can I tell you how excited I am to have a “real mantel” in this house? If you remember, we built a unit for an electric fireplace in our last house, and we had our TV on top of it, so it didn’t have room for actual decor. BUT this time we actually have a real mantel to decorate!
As it gets a little closer to Christmas, I’ll get stockings and pretty garland up here. But for early Christmas decorating (AKA on Halloween night – ha!) I am keeping it more minimal!
It’s funny how styles and trends come and go – in other years I stayed far away from red decor, and decorated with as many neutrals as I could. I finally introduced green into my Christmas decor, and this year I am totally bringing the red back in! I am seeing a lot of designers trending towards using warm colors again, and I’m personally really excited to see it!
By the way – did you see how much this space has changed in just a few weeks? It’s kind of crazy to me and I’m loving it SO much! (you can see the before/after here on my IG)
The pieces I got at Walmart are SO cozy and adds such a warm and festive vibe to our living room. And I have to say – the green walls with the red decor was an unintentional Christmas touch that I kind of love! I hope you check out Walmart’s other cozy holiday pieces for your home here!
That pillow up there might be my favorite find for Christmas! It comes in other colors too and is such a great quality for the price – I’m going to be buying another one for our family room!
I’ve rounded up my favorite stylish & budget friendly Christmas items here – I can’t wait to see these pieces in your home this Christmas!