Two weeks ago, I kicked off my Christmas decorating by showing off the blush pink, black and white Christmas tree that I put up in my office.
And I warned you that I did A LOT of Christmas decorating this year (7 trees to be exact!).
Last week, I shared my very traditional red, white and gold Christmas color scheme that I did in the living room and dining room. Traditional Christmas colors aren’t something that I do very often so this was a bit of a change for me. I’m actually a bit surprised how much I like it!
Then there is this year’s blue Christmas tree. Because I love blue so much, I always like to have some blue Christmas decorations somewhere in the house. This year it’s in my den.
Finally, there’s this week’s Christmas tour. I’m going back to non-traditional Christmas colors — purple and gold on a black Christmas tree.
If you were around when I did my bedroom makeover back in the spring, you’ll remember that I ended up painting it purple. And I installed a faux fireplace so I could finally decorate a mantle that doesn’t have a TV over it.
That’s how I ended up with a gold and purple Christmas theme. I’m using my no-fail method for putting up Christmas decorations that look beautiful…match them to the colors in the room.
I think these are my favorite Christmas decorations this year. I may not come out of the bedroom for the rest of the year 🙂
It’s a Wonderful House Christmas Home Tours
But before we get started, I should mention that I am doing this tour as part of the It’s a Wonderful House Christmas blog hop.
Angelina from Petite Haus was kind enough to get a group of bloggers together to shared their Christmas decorating ideas.
If you are visiting from Sue’s place at A Purdy Little House, then welcome! Of course, if you are one of my regular readers or just happen to be stopping by, you are most welcome, too!
Now…on with the tour!
Purple and Gold Christmas Tree
First up is my purple and gold Christmas tree.
All of those ornaments are on my black Christmas tree. Which I know is definitely not a traditional Christmas tree color.
But I think it really makes the purple and gold Christmas decorations stand out.
Part of my inspiration for this tree is these beautiful purple Christmas ornaments. I bought them on clearance after Christmas last year because I loved them. At that point, I didn’t even know I was going to be painting my bedroom purple, so they just happened to work out 🙂
I think if my design style was a Christmas ornament, this would be it. A beautiful color with some glammed up natural elements and a little bit of sparkle.
With lots of gold ornaments, some white ornaments and a few grey-blue ornaments along with the purple ones, I love the color combination.
Even with the lights off, the tree looks pretty.
For the mantel, I decided to go with relatively simple decorations.
I started with a fresh evergreen garland. I like the way it drapes over the edges of the mantel.
Then I added a few gold and purple ornaments with an ivy leaf garland.
A few tall white candles finish off the Christmas decorations on top of the mantel.
I love the way it looks with the candles lit and the lights on.
To add some interest under the mantel, I hung some DIY pine cone Christmas ornaments.
My original plan was to drape some more evergreens over the top of the mirror, but it was a little too close to the candles. So I decided against it.
My antique cocktail shaker and liqueur glasses fit right in.
These small gold wreaths* are a really easy way to add Christmas decor anywhere that needs a little festive touch.
I hung them from the shelves with some white and gold ribbon. Then I added a purple ornament by hanging it from the back of the ribbon with an ornament hook.
Since I have books on the shelves, I used the weight of the books to hold the ribbon in place. But you could also use a command hook.
Simple Candle Holder
To make a simple candle holder, I added a ring of gold jingle bells around a purple pillar candle on a small glass plate.
Combined with one of the small wreaths, it’s a really simple and elegant want to add Christmas decorations to the bottom of my bar cart.
Bar Cart Purple Christmas Decor
I told you I wasn’t leaving this room, right?
So I moved my bar cart in to make serving my favorite Christmas beverage (Hot Apple Cider) easier.
You may be wondering why I need an ice bucket for hot apple cider.
Insulated ice buckets are my favorite way to keep warm beverages hot (when you can’t plug in a crock pot).
The bottom of the cart looks pretty all lit up with candles.
That’s it for my purple Christmas decorations ideas. Hopefully, you love it as much as I do 🙂
The Rest Of The Home Tours
Next up on our tour is Amber from Follow The Yellow Brick Home. Be sure to stop by and visit her beautiful home.
And don’t forget to check out all of the other beautiful Christmas home tours. Just click the links below.