I never used to decorate the bedroom for Christmas. However, some years ago when my daughter was a freshman in college, I decided to surprise her when she came home for Christmas break by adding a little holiday cheer to her room. And since I didn’t want my other child to feel left out, I decorated her room as well.
It didn’t take much to create a festive mood in their rooms. I bought them each a lighted tabletop tree which I color coordinated to their respective decors. I then decked the little trees with a few personalized ornaments–Disney princesses for one child and musical instruments for the other. I also festooned their mirrors with a single string of colored lights. That’s it. That was all I did. However, those small touches made such a huge impact. They were both so thrilled to have a little Christmas sparkle all to themselves, that it made me think that my husband and I might enjoy having some Christmas in our bedroom too.
Since we are a couple of old fogies, we generally retire to our bedroom around 9-p.m. and then spend a couple of hours reading or watching TV before turning off the lights. Given this habit, we really appreciate that in going upstairs, we’re not leaving the cheer of our Christmas decorations behind.
My first-floor decor is ideally suited to traditional red and green Christmas decoration. But I designed our bedroom in a more calming color scheme of cream and gold. So, in decorating the master bedroom for Christmas, I kept to those colors. Initially, I didn’t do that much. I hung a gold wreath above the bed and placed a few tabletop trees on the nightstands.
Because I can’t help myself, each year I add a few more decorations to the room. This year, I included a full-sized slim pre-lit tree which really amps up the holiday glow.
Some people may feel that it is not worth the effort to add seasonal decor to rooms that guests don’t see, but the joy we get from spending time in our Merry Master Bedroom makes decorating the bedroom for Christmas a wonderful holiday gift we give ourselves.
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