It’s all about “all is calm” here at the Tanglewood house at StoneGable this Christmas! And that is especially true of our master bedroom. I do go a bit overboard with our bedroom because for years, no decades, it was ignored. But not anymore! I have lots to share with you and tips for making your bedroom into a Christmas sanctuary!
Today I’m opening the door of our Christmas bedroom. And I’m also sharing a bit about downsizing! Wow, a big post today! Lots of info and inspiration!
Let’s start with moving!
I think one of the best things about moving is getting rid of clutter. And we had lots!
So our bedroom is not cluttered and it makes sleeping in it and decorating it so much easier!
My goal was to create a Christmas bedroom that used my everyday bedding plus an additional layer for winter!
I’m not much of a duvet girl but this luxurious velvet quilt works perfectly for Bobby and me. The quilt is folded so Bobby and I can just pull it up at bedtime.
I’ve been collecting Mongolian throws, and pillows for a few years and now have a nice collection. They are perfect to use to decorate with from late fall into late winter!
Another thing that makes this bed so easy to style is the color scheme. Because it is neutral lots of different tones and shades of anything from white to dark brown work with it.
Even a bit of gray looks pretty in our master bedroom. The rug on the floor is a cheetah print with both gray, ivory and taupe in it.
There really isn’t anything on the bed that screams Christmas. Instead, I used layers of rich textiles to tell its cozy Christmas story!
My love of pillows really shows up in my bedroom! I get lots of comments and emails about where I put all my pillows. I usually put them on the bench in my room. I stand them up and put them on the bench like a file box! LOL!
I’m not a big collectibles person, but when I do collect things (like Mongolian throws, etc.) I wait till they go on sale and collect them over a few years. I also try to only collect things with a long “shelf life”. The Mongolian pieces and the quilt and pillows will last a long time and not go out of style.
Did you notice the trees? We will talk about that obsession-of-a-collection later!
The star and focal point of our Christmas bedroom is our bed! So, it is layered with lots of pillows and blankets!
Above the bed are three round tobacco baskets. We moved them along with the bed to our Tanglewood house.
I found a blond colored wreath at a local shop and treaded fairy lights on a timer around it. Christmas lights in my home almost always have to be on timers or I don’t use them!
I love baskets! They are textural and useful and oh, so pretty!
So, I used a basket with handles as a bed tray. I love the look of a bed tray on a bed. Any basket or crate or even a serving platter can work as a bed tray! I was digging around the basement I came across this tray and it works! I’m still not quite unpacked in the basement! That is an after Christmas project!
My bed tray is usually filled with decorating magazines and readers and a cup of coffee or other favorite drink!
But for today I added a lighted (on a timer), cone-shaped Christmas tree, a mercury glass pedestal bowl of ornaments, a breadbasket of assorted pinecones and a wood bead garland.
What would a Christmas bedroom be without a tree? This master bedroom will not hold a big tree so I used three smallish trees to make a little stand of trees in our bedroom!
I try to have a lit tree in all the bedrooms here at Tanglewood. Even if they are small. It just would not be a Christmas bedroom without one!
I borrowed a couple presents from under the tree in the Great Room and added them to the end of the bench closest to the trees! This is a great decorating trick. Use a few presents that are so so pretty to add to a room to give it a Christmas-y look!
Did you notice all the bedroom furnishings that came with us to Tanglewood? The curtains used to be on three bedroom windows at StoneGable so I put them together on one big window. What a beautiful view of the golf course!
The Italian bench came too! That and the mirrored armoire were a must for our new bedroom.
The Italian bench was the inspiration for our master bedroom makeover last year. Who knew we would be in a new house this Christmas. We really hadn’t a clue!
The fabric on this sweet bench looks like a watercolor. I really did not want to stray from the color scheme of the bench when decorating the master bedroom for Christmas.
Our nightstands, also brought from the StoneGable house, need to be functional so I added a little sign on top of my jewelry box and a bowl of scented pinecones next to it.
Pinecones are another Christmas element you will find all over Tanglewood this year! One easy designer tip is to repeat an element. Our eyes will look for repeated elements and scan a room for them. And our minds perceive this as attractive!
More Christmas decor on Bobby’s nightstand! And more repeated elements!
The mirrored armoire is Christmas ready too.
A simple white stocking and paper snowflake are hung from a brown ribbon.
Holiday decorating does not have to be red and green! A Christmas bedroom can be soft and calm with just a nod the season! I hope our Christmas bedroom has inspired you!
You might like to see last year’s CHRISTMAS MASTER BEDROOM HERE.
Sweet dream this Christmas, and my visions of sugarplums dance in your head!