Consider us Insta-inspired! From fresh takes on traditional trimmings to the modern and minimalistic, Midwest bloggers know how to deck the halls. Check out some decor inspiration from ogle-worthy Instagram accounts.
Gwen Hefner (aka @themakerista) mixed monochromatic and metallic ornaments for a sophisticated look in her library. (Love this wall color? Consider this a sneak peek into a story on Gwen in our January/February issue!)
@frenchlarkspur brings a touch of France to Illinois with vintage French stockings, hung from a minimalistic wooden ladder.
The cutest vintage French stockings ever for our Advent calendar, thanks to @dreamywhiteslifestyle! The coloring is a little wonky in this pic because I had to take it in bad lighting, but you get the idea :) Maria @dreamywhiteslifestyle has the best handmade French Farmhouse items in her online shop! My kids are really loving the little stockings...
Color is the name of the game for @abeautifulmess’ Christmas tree. The gradient from golden yellows to silvery pinks is a whole lot of beautiful!
The classic wreaths on the windows of @mamawatters (Amanda Watters)’s Missouri home are straight from your favorite storybook or Christmas movie.
Who needs a mantel? Michigan-based bloggers @freshexchange (Megan and Mike Gilger) hung their family’s stockings from the ladder with care. Plus, the garland is handmade.
Clean house to start the week oh and I have a full DIY posting tomorrow afternoon with all the details on how to make your own garland. If you do it right it will only cost you about 40 minutes and the cost of floral wire. Now to clean off the sap on my hands! #holidays #deckingthehalls #darlingweekend
Twinkly lights and a roaring fire create an inviting scene at the Indiana home of Whitney Utesch (@carpendaughter).
@thefauxmartha (Melissa Coleman) proves that less is more. Her loyal followers are on the hunt for the red stand she bought last year from a local Minnesota tree farm.
Gwen (@themakerista) counters her traditional Christmas tree with this fun “kids' tree” decorated with a blend of family ornaments and character Hallmark ornaments her children love. Can you spot Frozen’s Anna?
@mandimakes (Mandi Johnson of Ohio) ditched a hand-me-down tree from her parents and went white this year. Colorful ornaments and garland reflect Mandi’s fun personal style.
This year we decided to ditch the huge hand-me-down tree from my parents and get a white one. I was on the fence about it a month ago, but now I'm convinced I made the right decision! It's so light and lovely in this room full of so much other green things. Now, I've got a simple DIY coming your way soon to make your tree a little more special. I'll be sharing it on my blog next week! #MandiMakesaHome #ABMholidayspirit
It’s all about atmosphere. The lights of @amyrosethielen’s tree cast a warm glow on the earthy wood in her Minnesota home.