Decor Inspiration from Classic Holiday Movies

Decor Inspiration from Classic Holiday Movies

Abby Stone
Dec 18, 2009

This time of year we like nothing better than to kick back after a tiring day of work and holiday shopping with some bad for you ingestibles and re-watch our favorite holiday movies. Seriously, there is nothing better than crying at the end of It's a Wonderful Life, singing along to Charlie Brown's Christmas or or cringing while Bridget Jones makes her embarrassingly touching plea for Mark Darcy to remain in England, unless it's watching them with your equally nerdy friends or a kid who's never seen them before. Knowing the plot points backwards and forwards, this time take a look at the decor.

  • Elf: do like the big man and hang paper snowflakes from the ceiling. For more holiday fun, grab a bunch of kids and make your own from folded up white paper.
  • Eyes Wide Shut: Keep your eyes open for this fabulous bit of holiday decor. Use those sheets of lights indoor on a staircase, as here, or hanging from your windows, behind your bed...anywhere really. This is awesome.
  • Home Alone: A friend of ours did a white tree this year. Not only was it eco-friendly, it was also eco-fabulous. Mono-colour decorations kick it up a notch.
  • Love Actually: Card garland's have been around since before Martha took her first breath because they're easy, they're so tacky they're cool again and because they're a space saving way to display your cards without taking up valuable real estate on mantles or tables.
  • Four Christmases: For those of us who don't have the space or inclination for trees and wreaths, table vignettes are a wonderful alternative and give you a chance to let your creativity shine. Balls, figurines, greenery can add up to something fun.

For inspiration from five more classic films, click here. What about you? What films have inspired your holiday decor (and if you say Charlie Brown's Christmas, well, we're right there with you. Get your own here.

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