Nordic Christmas Decorating Ideas

Hi! Thanks for stopping by. I'm super excited to be participating in this year's Canadian Bloggers Home Tour. To be honest, my greens dried out before I was able to photograph them so I did what any good DIY'er would do and improvised. I used some pampas grass I found at the side of the road to show you some unique Nordic Christmas decorating ideas. I have to say I actually love the way it turned out (feels like a hot cup of cocoa).

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If you're new here I'll give you a bit of background on me and what you'll find on Harlow and Thistle. I'm a designer, a hopeless DIY'er and a proud mama of two boys. My goal with this blog is to inspire and encourage readers to create a lux look for less in every aspect of their lives. So take a look around, I've got a cute DIY play kitchen (which my boys never played with) and my DIY wedding centerpieces are fun (not a fancy post but remains my most popular, I dunno).

I know brown pampas grass is probably not the most appealing colour for Christmas but I love their rustic Nordic feel. Plus, the great thing about using pampas grass for holiday decorating is that it doesn't dry out and has a fluffy snow/fur like texture (note, doesn't shed like you think it would). These dry reed plum grasses are super trendy for weddings so I figure it's only a matter of time before they spill over into holiday decor. I used pampas grass in another DIY where I spray painted them a beautiful shade of blue. For my Christmas decorating, I paired them with some subtle hints of black and white buffalo plaid and fawn print as playful complimentary accents. To decorate my fireplace mantel I used a piece of oasis at each end and just stuck the dry reeds into it at random. The key here is to not be too perfect. I also stuck a few pampas reeds into our Christmas tree and around our kitchen.

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A huge thanks to Christina from DIY Mommy and Shannon from Home Made Lovely for putting this home tour together for us!

Happy Holidays everyone and thanks for stopping by!

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Now it’s time to tour all of the other beautiful homes in the Christmas Canadian Bloggers Home Tour hop this season!


Click on the links below from Tuesday – Friday this week to get beautiful Christmas decor inspiration from my Canadian blogging friends.

Monday


Home Made Lovely | The Creek Line House | Lemon Thistle | Love Create Celebrate | So Much Better With Age

Tuesday


Woman in Real Life | Clean and Scentsible | A Pop of Pretty | Making it in the Mountains | The Learner Observer

Wednesday


PMQ for Two | Joy in Our Home | Amidst the Chaos | One House 2 Barns | The Dreamhouse Project

Thursday


The DIY Mommy | Life is a Party | Satori Design for Living | Rambling Renovators | This Mamas Dance

Friday


Fynes Designs | A Pretty Life | Emmett's ABCs | Harlow & Thistle | Northern Style Exposure

Harlow And Thistle

Hi! I'm Andrea, I'm a Momma, a Designer and a hopeless DIY'er. I love finding ways to achieve a lux look for less.

5 comments:

  1. I just love how natural and cozy everything feels! Happy holidays Andrea!

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  2. I love the pampas grass, it really does remind me of hot cocoa too! It looks lovely with all your neutral Christmas decor...it's very calm and pretty!

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  3. Your tree! So gorgeous. I love your mantel decor too, everything is so beautiful. Merry Christmas!
    Hugs, Jamie

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  4. So pretty! That grass actually worked out really well - it looks perfect! I love how you carried it into the tree. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

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  5. The warm neutrals of your tree are just beautiful! Thanks for sharing your beautiful home on the tour-Merry Christmas!

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