I should warn you. The onslaught of Christmas decorating ideas and posts is about to begin.

After what seems like an eternity — and a ton of glitter — I’m in the homestretch of holiday decorating. It’s all done but the little details, and I can’t wait to share my full 2015 Christmas home tour with you next week.

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But before we get too far ahead of ourselves, lets talk about those finishing touches. The little details.

I think they may be my favorite part of decorating because they make the big picture so breathtaking.

Do you wish your home looked like something out of a magazine or catalog? Then you'll love these easy Christmas decorating ideas that will show you how to focus on the small details to create a breathtaking, memorable, magazine-worthy space.

Whether I’m throwing a party, setting a beautiful table or decorating our home for Christmas, I spend a lot of time fussing over the details and going back and adding small touches, even when I think I’m done.

You know what they say…

The devil is in the details.

Do you wish your home looked like something out of a magazine or catalog? Then you'll love these easy Christmas decorating ideas that will show you how to focus on the small details to create a breathtaking, memorable, magazine-worthy space.

Grab a copy of your favorite home decor magazine or catalog and make note of the things that catch your eye and draw your attention.

It’s the little details that breathe life into a room and make it memorable.

I’ve learned a trick or two from my years of studying beautiful spaces and decorating my own home, so I want to share four easy ways to incorporate designer details in your holiday decorating.

Do you wish your home looked like something out of a magazine or catalog? Then you'll love these easy Christmas decorating ideas that will show you how to focus on the small details to create a breathtaking, memorable, magazine-worthy space.

And there’s a giveaway, too, where you can win some deliciously scented holiday candles from Air Wick.

Put a wreath on it.

And no, I don’t mean the door!

Tour a gorgeous family home, decorated for the holidays with vintage treasures mixed with new finds. 2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

Use ribbon to hang a small wreath or candle ring on your lampshades. It’s a gorgeous, easy festive touch.

I added boxwood wreaths to my living room lamps, and hung them with a ribbon embellished with tiny bells. Detail on top of detail!

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This year, I added a sparkly wreath on a lampshade as part of the winter wonderland vignette in our entryway.

Do you wish your home looked like something out of a magazine or catalog? Then you'll love these easy Christmas decorating ideas that will show you how to focus on the small details to create a breathtaking, memorable, magazine-worthy space.

I also love hanging wreaths on mirrors…

Adding Details to Your Christmas Decor

On sleds…

Vintage-Inspired Christmas Porch Decorations

On lanterns…

Do you wish your home looked like something out of a magazine or catalog? Then you'll love these easy Christmas decorating ideas that will show you how to focus on the small details to create a breathtaking, memorable, magazine-worthy space.

On the backs of chairs…

Do you wish your home looked like something out of a magazine or catalog? Then you'll love these easy Christmas decorating ideas that will show you how to focus on the small details to create a breathtaking, memorable, magazine-worthy space.

And anywhere else I can hang them.

Tie one on.

Ribbon, that is!

I have a weakness for holiday bows and ribbons.

Adding a touch of ribbon is an easy way to dress up your Christmas decor.

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

Weave some through a garland, as I’ve done going up our staircase.

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

I love how this bow makes our lamp look like a streetlight.

Do you wish your home looked like something out of a magazine or catalog? Then you'll love these easy Christmas decorating ideas that will show you how to focus on the small details to create a breathtaking, memorable, magazine-worthy space.

A simple satin sash really dresses up this textured vase.

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

I also love using ribbon to hang things from the backs of chairs.

2014 Christmas Home Decor and Tour at AttaGirlSays.com

Like these stockings and ornaments.

Christmas Mantel Decor

I even filled a box with favorite holiday ribbons last year as part of our Christmas mantel decor.  It was also handy when I was ready to start wrapping gifts.

Which brings me to my next detail…

Embrace the lived in look.

Have you ever noticed that the rooms in the Pottery Barn catalog  always look lived in. The pillows on the sofa aren’t perfectly fluffed; they’re always a little bit messy. And the bed covers are always just a little bit rustled, like someone just awoke from a restful sleep.

2015 Christmas Home Tour

Those little imperfect details go a long way to creating a certain mood. I always try to remember that when I’m doing my own decorating.

Do you wish your home looked like something out of a magazine or catalog? Then you'll love these easy Christmas decorating ideas that will show you how to focus on the small details to create a breathtaking, memorable, magazine-worthy space.

The bar cart is ready for someone to pour drinks.

Vintage-Inspired Christmas Porch Decorations

Looks like someone left their skates on the porch after a trip to the rink.

Christmas Decorating Details

These decorations are ready to be hung.

Christmas Decorating Details

Someone needs to hang these gorgeous ornaments on the tree.

Christmas Decorating Details

And someone needs to hang that beaded garland on the tree, too.

Christmas Decorating Details

Appeal to all the senses.

When you’re decorating for the holidays, it’s important to appeal to all the senses.

It’s not enough for a space to look pretty… it also needs to smell and sound and feel like Christmas.

Christmas Mantel Decor

A crackling fire in the fireplace.

What a gorgeous space! I love the vibrant colors, the mix of vintage and modern elements and the use of different patterns, textures and natural elements. Lots of great living room decorating ideas.

A warm throw to cuddle beneath.

Homemade Peppermint Candies

A bowl of homemade candies.

2015 Christmas Home Tour

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The smell of Christmas in the air, like Air Wick Life Scents Spiced Apple Crumble scented wax melts

Christmas Decorating Details

or from a flickering Emerald Woodland candle that combines the scent of morning frost, a fresh-cut Christmas tree and sugar cookies.

Before I ever start decorating for Christmas, I change out my seasonal candles and scents. It really does help set the scene and put me in the mood for holiday festivities.

You have a chance to win a little bit of Christmas cheer courtesy of Air Wick just by commenting on this post.

One lucky winner will receive two Emerald Woodland scented candles and two Apple Crumble scented candles. Just comment below with your favorite Christmas scent or your favorite holiday decorating detail. But hurry. The giveaway ends at midnight Dec. 5, 2015.



Comments

  1. My favorite Christmas scent is anything that smells like a fresh cut Christmas tree! I love it! your Christmas ideas are amazing and beautiful!

  2. I’ve always used the Mistletoe scented candles from Yankee Candle around the Holidays. Sometimes the cinnamon, sugar cookie, and other tree-scented candles give me a headache. I’d love to try one of the Air wick candles though because I’m always looking for new scents to try.

  3. Love the wreaths on everything! My all-time favorite scent for the Christmas/winter is balsam fir.

  4. My favorite Christmas scent is the yummy smell of sugar cookies baking. Thanks for the giveaway. Happy Holidays!!

  5. Amy everything is looking so beautiful! You truly pulled out all the stops. Come on over and help me now!;)

  6. Your home and decor is just beautiful!! I agree, it must smell like Christmas too! Those candles sounds wonderful!

  7. You did an amazing job decorating your house and it looks beautiful! Great job Amy!

  8. I love the smell of wassail!

  9. Holy WOW Amy! Your house is gorgeous!
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  10. Loved all of your ribbon ideas! I need to go buy more ribbons. Just beautiful. Merry Christmas!

  11. You know I have to have a thrifty tip! After we get our Christmas tree I ask for extra throw away branches to use around the house for natural greenery. Free and pretty! Now I’ve got to go find some berries because the only finished in my house is the village and the tree!

  12. I love the smell of cinnamon and cloves! Your house is absolutely gorgeous. I must have scrolled through the pictures three times already!
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  13. Betsyjoyner says:

    Can’t stop looking at all the beautiful decorations!

  14. That Emerald Woodland Candle sounds FABULOUS! I love the scent of the season combined with my treasured holiday decor. It makes me never want to leave my home. I really want to come and hang out with you in your home. It’s so inviting!
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  15. your tips are perfec…and so is your holiday home. I need a few candles burning around here!

  16. This is so amazing!!!! You can come decorate my house if you want 😉

  17. Everything looks wonderful, Amy!!

  18. Wow! Your home is gorgeous, Amy! Great tips and ideas!
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  19. Wow Amy! And I haven’t even drug my boxes out of the attic. I have to clean my house first! The Emerald Forest would be my pick–It smells like Christmas to me!
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  20. Laura Powers says:

    The smell of Pine takes me straight back to my childhood Christmases the whole house would smell like fresh pine needles for weeks, one of my fav smells and Cloves! what a fantastic festive aroma

  21. Such great ideas – absolutely charming! Happy Holidays and thanks for sharing on Throwback Thursday and I’ll be pinning this to our TBT pinterest! Hope to see you next Thursday!!
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