See how versatile a flocked Christmas set can be! We’ve styled the same set in two different locations in two different styles of homes!
Thank you so much to our friend Kelly from The Tattered Pew for coordinating an amazing week of Christmas decor inspiration for the 2021 Bloggers’ Best Home Tour!
We both love decorating our homes for Christmas.
And if you’re here, you probably enjoy Christmas decorating too!
Today, we’ve got something super fun to share with you.
We took the exact same Christmas set and styled it in both of our homes.
That way you can see how a few minor changes can give the same items completely different looks!
We had such a good time putting together these ideas to inspire you.
If you’re visiting us from Ana, at Fiddle Leaf Blog, welcome!
Wasn’t her vintage fireplace decor absolutely perfect for the holidays?
If you’re new around here, we’re Anne and AnnMarie, two moms who are lucky enough to be besties and neighbors.
That’s AnnMarie in the white and Anne’s wearing black.
We work together to share simple and budget-friendly ideas for decorating, recipes, DIY projects, and tips for life with older teens (and beyond!).
You can read more about us and our families over here.
And we would love to learn more about you! Be sure to say “hi” in the comments below and tell us where you’re visiting from.
But that’s enough about us!
Let’s take a look at how we decorated a different space in each of our homes using the same flocked prelit Christmas set.
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How to Decorate a Traditional Front Entryway
We’re starting over at Anne’s home.
She favors a slightly more traditional style and loves the country chic look of combining vintage with new pieces.
Finding the perfect wreath for a black door can be a challenge.
A lot of wreaths can get lost on that dark background.
This is why a flocked wreath is perfect!
Pair the wreath with a hanger that matches the hardware or a black hanger can look great on most doors too.
If you prefer a clean look, these magnetic hooks are fantastic on metal doors.
A cheerful red bow adds a fun pop of Christmas color.
Plus, bows are so easy to make when you follow AnnMarie’s simple method!
You can add as many loops as you want to get the perfect look for your wreath.
Two Mini Trees
The set we used includes two flocked mini trees.
The trees have burlap wrapped around their base so they’re ready to use as is, but that didn’t look right on Anne’s porch.
She placed the trees in decorative black urns and then put large pieces of mulch over top to cover the burlap base.
The trees flank both sides of the front door.
Some mini red berry picks add a touch of color and tie in with the red bow on the wreath.
Anne has white hooks installed above the transom on her front door to make it easy to hang garland each year.
The hooks are big enough that the garland can hang directly on the hooks, or some fishing line works to position the garland a little lower.
The 9-foot garland is the perfect length to go over the top of the door.
There’s even enough length for a double swag.
Anne added some candle lanterns in front of the urns for a little extra detail.
The red vintage lantern was a little too small on its own so she paired it with another smaller black lantern.
To balance the red, a piece of ribbon that matches the bow on the door dresses up the handle of the large lantern on the opposite side.
Layered doormats add a little texture and continue the neutral color scheme.
Plus the doormats are perfect for hiding the electrical cords that run between the two trees.
All four pieces are pre-lit for a gorgeous holiday glow at night.
Anne just loves how this set works with her home’s style!
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If you want more ideas for decorating a porch for the holidays, check these out.
Now, let’s take a walk across the street to AnnMarie’s home to see how she used this classic set.
How to Decorate a Farmhouse Fireplace
AnnMarie’s home has a fantastic modern farmhouse vibe.
As soon as we came up with this idea she knew the flocked greenery would look gorgeous on her stone fireplace!
AnnMarie has an antique window frame that sits on top of her wood mantel.
It’s the perfect place to hang a wreath!
She opted for a simple burlap ribbon to attach the wreath to the window frame.
The window still has glass panes so the lights on the wreath really sparkle at night.
Two Mini Trees
While the burlap-wrapped bottoms of the trees would work with AnnMarie’s home, she chose to use unique containers for a more personalized look.
The vintage crock is a perfect container for a faux tree, don’t you think?
The other tree is in a wire basket that’s been lined in burlap.
She grouped the trees together, placing one on the raised hearth and the other on the floor below.
If you like decorating with mini trees too, we have a bunch of ways to display them in your home!
A fun pillow she got when we helped our friend decorate her store for Christmas adds some color and offers a great place to sit and get cozy by the fire.
There are so many ways to hang garland on a fireplace mantel!
AnnMarie chose to hang this fluffy garland along the front of her wood mantel with the help of some fishing line and a few strategically placed nails.
Since the mini trees are clustered on one side of the fireplace, she decided to hang the garland asymmetrically so that more garland hangs down on the opposite side.
This trick helps to balance the greenery on both sides.
Hanging the garland along the front of the mantel gave her room to display a variety of chalk-painted candlesticks and pillar candle holders.
If you have some mismatched candlesticks, you’ll have to check out her simple tips for giving them a more cohesive look!
A wood crate holds more pillows and throws for easy access during Hallmark Christmas movie marathons.
Plus it’s a pretty way to soften the stone and carry the red across the seating area.
Don’t you love those plaid throws?!
Isn’t this scene so pretty at night?
We both just love how the lights and candles add the perfect holiday glow!
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If you want more ideas for decorating a fireplace for the holidays, we’ve got lots of inspiration for you here.
One Set, Two Ways!
We’ve shared two very different ways to style the exact same set.
Versatile pieces like this can be used throughout your home to give you more variety in your decorating from year to year.
You could even break it up and use the individual pieces in different spots in your home!
Where would you use a set like this in your home?
Next up on the tour today is our friend Brendt, from She Gave it a Go.
Wait until you see how she decorated her kitchen and master bedroom for Christmas!
Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours
This week we and our friends are sharing our homes all dressed up for the holidays. We hope you have fun visiting each of the tours below!
The Tattered Pew
My Thrift Store Addiction
Bricks n’ Blooms
Midwest Life and Style
A Life Unfolding
She Gave It A Go
Willow Bloom Home Blog
Shiplap and Shells
Sand Dollar Lane
Fiddle Leaf Blog
Cottage On Bunker Hill
Open Doors Open Hearts
Thistle Key Lane
Cloches and Lavender
Pasha Is Home
A Blue Nest
County Road 407
Robyn’s French Nest
The Ponds Farmhouse
Lora Bloomquist Create and Ponder
Follow The Yellow Brick Home
Dabbling and Decorating
My Family Thyme
Cottage In The Mitten
The Aspiring Home
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