“…A Long Winter’s Nap…”

“For as high as the heavens are above the earth,
so great is his steadfast love toward those who fear him”
Psalm 103:11

I know, I know…it’s not even Thanksgiving yet and here is a Christmas post!
I haven’t actually started any
decorating yet, but it’s never too early to start looking, right?

In addition to the trees and vignettes found in the common areas in our home, I love to add a little Christmas to our bedrooms!

When Seth was a little boy, the magic of Christmas started when we would put that first decoration in his bedroom…
a small handcrafted Nativity!
Next came his tabletop tree, teddy bear
flannel sheets, and red & white quilts on his bed!
We rounded it all out with a stocking hanging on his door!

But you don’t have to do all of that!  It can be simple by adding a few wrapped presents, Christmas pillows, a much-loved stuffed
teddy bear dressed in Christmas pj’s, a candle, greenery…
the festive and inexpensive ideas are endless!

But, we don’t want to wait until the night before Christmas…it’s time to make a plan and let the decorating begin on Friday after Thanksgiving!
You can find most of these rooms on my Pinterest board Joyeaux Noel.
Click the photo for its original source.   A bedroom dressed in dark saturated colors is punctuated with fresh wreaths in the windows and a swag of magnolia leaves, pine cones, and clove studded lemons draped above a painting!
 A perfect room for children with an old-school tree!  A snowflake quilt and pillows is all that is needed to welcome the Christmas season!
 I imagine this cute bedroom for grandchildren…with filled stockings hanging from the beds!  Dressing a bedroom for Christmas is as simple as adding a cardinal duvet and a rustic wreath hanging over the bed!   Dear Santa quilted bedding makes for a sweet retreat for children during the Christmas season!
 How simple…a wreath and ticking pillows wrapped in bows with sprigs of greenery!

Festive bedding and touches of the season bring smiles to the cute faces of little boys!
Once again, quilts can bring Christmas to a bedroom!
 A fireplace and cozy bedding!
 An example of just adding fresh greenery! Simple touches…red letters spelling Noel, a wreath on the bed, red and white quilt, snowflake pillow! Love this bedding of tartan plaids!Pottery Barn always has cute Christmas bedding for children!  A guest room is made ready for welcoming visitors during the “most wonderful time of the year”!
 Children’s bedrooms are the most fun to decorate at Christmas!

What about you?  Do you add Christmas to your bedrooms?
I would love to know how you decorate for the season!

pam closing

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  1. Karen Skinner says:

    Love Christmas bedding! You picked beautiful ones! You even selected my bedding I just added to my bedroom! I never tire of perusing Christmas decorating pictures!

  2. Kim says:

    I’m so inspired! Thanks, Pam, for sharing these wonderful bedrooms. I’ve never decorated bedrooms for Christmas, but you’ve put me in the mood. :-)

  3. lulu says:

    Great ideas all, but I have to confess to being a real loser when it comes to doing much in the way of adding Christmas touches in the bedroom. No one is in any but ours these days.

  4. Dayle says:

    These pictures are magazine perfect, for sure. Lots of inspiration. My mom used to decorate every room in the house. I don’t, but think it’s lovely.

  5. chinamom3078 says:

    I can’t wait to decorate, Friday after Thanksgiving. Love the pictures you posted. Small trees go in the girls’ rooms and a touch of holly in ours. The gallery hall gets special lights. In China my entire main floor was decorated with Christmas colors year round. My favorite! Have a good day! Linda

  6. rattlebridge farm -- foodie friday says:

    Beautiful bedding–so many festive, cozy ideas to savor. Thanks for adding your wonderful posts to Foodie Friday and Everything Else. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.

  7. Jann Olson says:

    So much wonderful inspiration! I love dressing up the bedrooms a little for Christmas as well. 7 or so years ago I made a redwork quilt for our King bed. Can’t wait to pull it out! Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  8. Lori says:

    This was so fun checking out all the Christmas bedrooms! Would love to curl up in one of those beautifully decked out rooms for a “long winter’s nap”! Thanks for sharing.

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