Simple Holiday Decorating Tips

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Thanksgiving has come and gone and that can only mean one thing, it’s time to decorate. I usually save most of my decorating for after Thanksgiving. I love the house to feel festive and cozy. As many of you know, our house is quite small, so I like to put festive decorations and touches in each room. Just in time for some amazing sales, I’m partnering with West Elm to share some simple holiday decorating tips and ideas. Now we just need a tree!


Get Cozy with Throw Blankets

I don’t know who loves a cozy throw blanket more, me or the dogs. We love to curl up on the couch with a faux fur throw (50% off right now) and snuggle in front of the fire. I love the soft texture they add to a room, whether you have them on the couch, your bed, or in a basket next to the sofa. This cotton fisherman throw is a nice neutral touch.


Outfit details: Sweater // Velvet Bow // Jeans // Slippers
Jess Ann Kirby wears a casual velvet bow updo with a cable knit sweater for the holidays

Set the Mood with Candlelight

I am all about ambience, and I love how candles can transform the vibe of a room. We have these brass candleholders in two different sizes on our mantle and they look extra festive with greenery and this glittery garland.

Brass candleholders // Candlesticks // Garland
Jess Ann Kirby decorates for the holidays with West Elm brass candleholders
Jess Ann Kirby hangs a eucalyptus wreath over her kitchen window for a simple holiday decor update

Make it Festive with Greenery

West Elm has a really nice selection of wreaths and greenery. I get so many compliments on these eucalyptus wreaths I have in the kitchen and master bedroom. This eucalyptus bundle is festive but also will last past the holidays (and for a nice winter treat tie it upside down behind your shower for a soothing steam).

More Holiday Decor Favorites from West Elm

Thanks to West Elm for sponsoring this post.

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  1. Beautiful couch and bow combo – love the photos and ideas here! Great post 🙂

    Rebecca |

    11.25.18 | Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      Thank you so much Didn’t even realize until you pointed it out the bow and the couch match, haha!

      11.27.18 | Reply
  2. Logan wrote:

    Oh my goodness, your holiday decor is stunning and your pups look like they love it!

    xo Logan

    11.25.18 | Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      Aw thank you so much! Anytime that pellet stove is on they are in front of the fireplace

      11.27.18 | Reply
  3. Rach wrote:

    These are for sure great tips! I always like to make my home cozier for the holidays!

    11.25.18 | Reply
  4. Lynn wrote:

    I just loved the decorations and the blue colors and wreaths on the front door. I was pretty out of control I think with your recommendations for sales. I started with Anthropology home sale from a very different blue quilt to your pink faux throw on sale . Then on to Missoma and J.Crew. I was back again to those great vintage suitcases at Anthropology with a tag and MZ Wallace tote. I got a we color rose gold. I’ll have to look at everything and pick what I need the most. I think it’s really okay to say the Holidays are hard for me this year, but I’m so very happy for everyone who is so blessed to have a lot of family close and at the table. Your house is so very beautiful Jess❤️

    11.26.18 | Reply
    • Jessica wrote:

      Thank you Lynn! I went a little crazy too but I probably won’t keep everything. Going t have to make some executive decisions, haha. I know you’ve had a tough year. Sending you lots of love.

      11.27.18 | Reply
      • Lynn wrote:

        Haha! I’m not glad to hear you have gone a bit overboard at all , but at least I know I’m not the only person who does that at times. I know it doesn’t make what I feel go away at all, but I e always lived the magic of the holidays and I don’t want to stop feeling that feeling. Things don’t replace deep hurt, they just perk me up for the moment and then I have to think over if I truly need it. There were too many things I loved on sale. Now after walking into my closet , I too need to make some decisions. Not e wcutive tbough. Lol. Practical! Thanks as always for your kindness. P.S. I can’t seem to part with the Rose Gold MZ Wallace Tote!!! Lol

        11.29.18 | Reply
        • Lynn wrote:

          Forgot. ???

          11.29.18 | Reply

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