It’s our second Christmas in our home and I’m super excited to have my own true space to decorate. Last year we had a glam winter wonderland theme with lots of white and gold decorations, but I really wanted to do something different. Scroll down to see exactly how we transformed our home into a festive, candy cane themed Christmas extravaganza!
One of the first things you see when entering our home is our 6ft pre-lit tree and our staircase. Originally, I wasn’t going to add the garland and lights to the stair railing (because it’s a lot of work!) but it just felt a little empty without it. So I attached flocked garland to the railing with floral wire, wrapped lights around it and stuck real candy canes in it! I used standard sized candy canes and some jumbo ones which are great for decorating! I also attached these giant fringe-y candy canes to the staircase (only $3 each!) to give it some extra flair.
This year I kept the 6ft tree simple by decorating it with red and white garland, a few jumbo (edible!) candy canes, and a cute red bow at the top.
I really wanted everything to fit my theme nicely, so I decided to go with a red tree skirt this year (and of course, had to add my cute little polar bears!).
There is definitely a lot going on in the main living area this year, especially since I didn’t want it to feel like any area was missing decorations.
I decided to hang one of my flocked wreaths above the fireplace using a jumbo command hook (it is kinda heavy but this hook works well!). I also bought sequined mini tree skirts for my two skinny trees – they match perfectly with our candy cane theme and are super cute.
I don’t have a mantle above the fireplace, so I hung our stockings using command hooks that I hid behind the TV. Our stockings are both from Home Goods (Ziya loves unicorns so it was perfect for her!). I even found a cute little stocking with pawprints for Bougie’s first Christmas from At Home.
I love rustic décor and had this cute little basket from last year that I filled with firewood. This year, I added these acrylic candy canes from The Dollar Tree, and you can also get them in a pack of 20 from Walmart!
I created an amazing DIY ornament arch using a wire cloth (AKA chicken wire) and tons of decorations. Click here to see how it’s made!
I ended up using this red garland, red bows, candy canes, Christmas lights, and about 300 total ornaments.
The arch came out so chic and festive – and is the perfect place to take Christmas photos!
Our main tree is the same 12ft pre-flocked, pre-lit tree that I bought from At Home last year. I reused a lot of the ornaments that I had from last year but couldn’t find a tree topper that I loved. So, I created a DIY candy cane tree topper – which fit the theme perfectly.
Ziya and I had so much fun decorating our tree this year. We added large fluffy candy cane ornaments, fancy glittered ornaments from At Home, and red and white ornaments from Walmart. I also found some small ones from Walmart and Dollar Tree. I like to mix and match different ornament sizes and styles – the end result is a really glam look!
You all know I love when things match – and I always have to match my wrapping paper to my theme. I bought these from Walmart and Home Goods. (I am also using the same white fluffy tree skirt that I had last year. To see last year’s tree, click here.)
Shop our Christmas look: Tis The Season Pajamas, Elf Socks, Candy Cane Earrings, Fluffy Slippers.
I decorated the couch and coffee table with some tines from last year, a new peppermint pillow from At Home (I couldn’t resist, because it was too perfect!) a snowflake pillow from Target, and a red throw blanket.
My console table is normally styled with my DIY artwork and some gold decorations, but I thought it needed a bit of a Christmas flair.
I replaced a little plant with a small tree, added some fairy lights and candy canes, and a gold nutcracker.
I love gold décor, couldn’t resist these standing and sitting reindeer because it reminded me of a mommy and baby – like me and Ziya!
This year, I decided to keep the kitchen simple. I added a couple of red bows to the cabinets, and mini trees on the counter.
I added a tray to go on the empty part of my kitchen island and filled it with a mini tree, and a wooden Christmas countdown calendar.
I also couldn’t resist this miniature fluffy Christmas bird from Target. I thought it was super cute!
Decorating our home for Christmas took such a long time, but it was definitely worth it (click here to watch the video tour!). What do you think of my candy cane theme? Comment down below and let me know.
Your decor is soooo beautiful. It should be featured in a magazine.
Absolutely beautifulllll !!! Second Christmas in your house is clearly another success!
I'D LOVE TO HEAR FROM YOU!