Friends! Circle round. Grab your coffee and pretend to be a kid again because today’s post is all about decorating kids spaces for Christmas. It’s become somewhat of a tradition to decorate the girls’ room (this year the playroom) for Christmas. I love it because it gives them the freedom to decorate their space in any way they want. My gal Chelsea, from Two Twenty One organized a rockin’ blog hop all about Christmas Kid Spaces. Be sure to make it all the way to the end of the post so you can check out the other darling spaces!
Shall we get started? If you are visiting from At Charlotte’s House, welcome! You know I’m loving her bold blue tree – so fun!
Call me crazy but this year we put up three trees and one of them happens to be planted right here in the playroom. Peighton and I went shopping together and she was inspired by a polar bear ornament so we decided to go full force on a winter white artic inspired tree in here (more on that next week). Originally, I thought we would have a super colorful tree full of their handmade ornaments from over the years but once Peighton showed interest in coming up with a theme for her own tree we went with it.
When I first put the tree up, Millie and I were the only ones home. She walked in once it was up and like a kid on Christmas morning she said, “It’s so beautiful!” She was dazzled just by the glow of the twinkling lights. I can totally relate to that. We stood there gazing for a while, then finally finished tidying up the playroom to prep for decorating the tree.
We had a lot of fun playing with these shelves. The girls picked their favorite Christmas books to put on display (you can see our 25 favorite Christmas books here).
And a new tradition of collecting nutcrackers has emerged. We bought one on a whim two years ago, and another one last year. This year, Millie has shown a ton of interest in these little fellas so we got two more and they love them. Millie has named each one, they’re part of the family now!
Another fun detail on our shelves is this framed photo of P from last winter when we went to the mountains in North Carolina. It was the girls’ first time seeing snow so it was a special memory.
And oh how I love these monogram stockings. I love how colorful they are – so perfect for a kids space. I got them last year and had them in the girls’ bedroom then. These are great keepsakes that we can pass on to them when they are older.
Another sweet tradition we have is decorating gingerbread houses together. This year I smartened up and decided to hot glue the houses together and then allowed them to go nuts with the decorating. That worked out so much better for us than trying to get the pieces to hold together with the icing alone – that’s a quick pro tip for you 😉
I hope you enjoyed this sweet space for our girls. It makes my heart so happy to see the magic that this season brings to children and even the way it can make us feel like kids again ourselves.
The next stop on the hop is Stephanie’s place at Casa Watkins Living. I cannot wait to see what fun and festive things she’s included in her kids’ space – let’s hop over there together!