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Get the look: decorating our lake house for Christmas

In a few weeks we’ll be heading down to our lake house at Carlton Landing (remember this post?) and prepping for the local holiday house tour. I couldn’t be more excited to decorate our cute little green cottage in time for the holidays. But there’s a few considerations to make since (1) it’s not our main home and (2) I’m 8 months pregnant (read: I can’t go overboard decorating because what goes up must come down!). So I’m on the hunt to make a maximum visual bang for my proverbial buck. I also want to put my own distinctive spin on the theme of “holidays-by-the-lake.”
First thing’s first: we absolutely must have a Christmas tree of some kind, don’t you think? And in our all-white space, nothing would be prettier than a small potted Christmas tree. We have faux white Christmas trees in our year round house, but for the lake going more natural seems to make the most sense.  And of course it will need a fun container of some kind too.
I’m also bringing some of my favorite knit stockings and designing a few throw pillows for the rocking chairs on the front porch. And while I normally resist the idea of an uber-traditional red and green color scheme, somehow I’m feeling more inspired by it this year than in the past.  It feels fresh especially against the crisp white walls in the house.

I’ve been pinning images like crazy to help me get my overall look together. Here are a few of my favorites:

I’m more inspired than ever to pull it all together. Here are some of my top picks to help you get the look for your holiday home!

6 Responses to “ Get the look: decorating our lake house for Christmas ”

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