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We recently had our first snowfall in Toronto, and as a Winnipegger used to nothing less than a bright white Christmas, I was happy to see it. Although it wasn't here to stay, I’m excited to do a little holiday decorating. I don’t have the storage space in my small apartment to house boxes of decorations, so I’ll be keeping it simple. For me, it’s twinkly lights that make a space feel festive, so I’m looking for ways to incorporate them both inside and out.

Here are some inexpensive projects I’d like to try:

I love the arts and crafts feel of lights piled inside beautiful glass containers.

I’m going to try to bring nature indoors by wrapping fallen branches in white lights and hanging a few shiny baubles. (Similar to the ones made in this Online TV segment.)

This hallway is magical. The dreamy ambience is something I could live with all winter.

And finally, if I ever own a beautiful brownstone such as this (Santa, are you listening?), this will be my decorating inspiration. Over the top? Maybe. But it certainly gets me into the spirit. Happy holidays!

Bookmark our Christmas & Holiday Guide for more decorating inspiration.

Photo credits:
1. Country Living
2, 3. Rust
4. Analeenas Hem via Remodelista
5. Junkaholique
6. Smallrooms Tumblr


Beth Edwards

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