Christmas in the Bedroom 2013

Christmas in the Bedroom via

Christmas in the Bedroom via

There seems to be this pattern where I get sick right before Christmas. This is my third or fourth year in a row. What’s that about? The easy answer is stress, of course, but the regularity of it makes me wonder. Do I feel like I have to be sick to lay on the couch for two weeks? Or is it just an annual purging of the old to make room for the new? I haven’t figured it out yet, but I suspect that it’s not simply a coincidence. You may have noticed by now that I’m not a big believer in coincidence in general. :-)

Meanwhile, though, I’m keeping the decorations simple this year. Last year in the bedroom I made new pillows and hung decorations. I had ideas for more this year, but what ended up being enough was to just use the same pillows on as last year. But I still think it looks festive, and it gives me a happy Christmas feeling when I come into our room each day.

Christmas in the Bedroom via

Christmas in the Bedroom via

Christmas in the Bedroom via

I wrote that post on Thanksgiving, reminding myself that simple is good enough, that our holiday would be special even if I didn’t do All The Things. But apparently I still need reminding. This room is a great lesson for me. It’s not perfect, and it’s not “done” but it still makes me smile and remember the season every day. Mission accomplished.

As we move closer and closer to the new year, I’d like to continue to move toward a life where I can lovingly, with spaciousness and grace, make something for my home because it nourishes me to do so, and not because I am frantically trying to compensate for lack of one kind or another.

So, yes. I’m still working on it.

How are you doing? Feeling frantic and rushed? Or enjoying it as it happens?

~Angela :-)

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  1. I think it looks perfect and I’d be happy if my bed looked just like it.

    I’ve entered the surrender phase of the holidays where I realize a good portion go the things I’d hoped to do aren’t going to happen. It’s a good place to be.

    • Thank you, Jen, what a sweet thing to say! I love the surrender phase. I think next year I’m going to try to have the whole season be the surrender phase! :-) ~Angela~

  2. Your pillows are adorable….and the bed frame is gorgeous! I’m feeling very relaxed this season. Probably because there is very little money to do anything with! So I’m as ready as I can get and just enjoying the lights, music and wrapping what I do have. I’m wishing you and your family a very happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year, filled with GOOD things. God Bless You! Dona

    • I’m so glad you’re having a relaxed and happy season, Dona!!! Merry Christmas to you and your family, and a lovely New Year, too! ~Angela~

  3. Barbara @ DIY Home Staging Tips says:

    Those patterns look perfect together. Great combo, lovely bed. Hope you feel better soon, like NOW! Happy New Year, Angela.

  4. I like how the pillows are holiday colors but not hitting you over the head with it.

    • Thank you, Skye! I actually like a little subtlety in my decorating. Surprisingly, since I am otherwise as subtle as a sledgehammer. Ha! ~Angela~

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