Have Yourself a Rustic Christmas
If you suffer from delusions of fantasy Christmases past, it’s not as far-fetched as it might seem to re-create the look, even if you live in a high-rise apartment in the middle of the city. You don’t even need to change your everyday decor. With some well-placed greenery and plenty of softly lit candles, burlap ribbon and decorative objects made of unfinished wood, plus a few pinecones and berries, you’ll have a look that just might have you heading back to reread Little House on the Prairie. All you’ll need to provide is the hot chocolate and singing voices.
Finally, remember that this is your home and your family, not a magazine photo spread. So even though it may seem out of place, go ahead and hang that Styrofoam ball studded with sequins and put out the “Merry Christmas” plate your 5-year-old made. After all, these are your memories. Who knows, you might just start some traditions that will one day be looked to as part of “the good old days.”
Of course, a cabin is the ideal location for a rustic look. Add some brightly colored red and green pillows and a wreath to give it some holiday pop; otherwise, you could have a year-round look.
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