I’ve been hoping to show updates of all the rooms I’ve been working on lately but I’m just not quite finished enough to really photograph them yet. So it’s a little hard for me to post about our tree and other Christmas decor knowing there are going to be glimpses into my half finished projects. But I did want to show our first tree with white lights. So here’s a peek into our piano room:
Here’s what it looked like a few months ago:
I have more plans for it (that pink wingback chair is getting recovered or slipped in the new year and those 2 blue barrel chairs are lovely and have served us well but the kids have been really–I mean really–hard on them) but the new paint is definitely an improvement and I’m liking not having window treatments. Our hedge is finally tall and thick enough that we don’t need them anymore.
You can also see our tree peeking around the corner.
This is our first year doing white lights. I always knew I liked them more than colored lights but the kids and hubby always wanted colored ones and I grew up with colored ones so I was happy to forgo them. But this year I really wanted white lights and I think everyone is happy we made the switch. They really do look cleaner and brighter and help highlight our ornament collection instead of competing with it. I don’t do themed trees in my own house–we have been so lucky to receive so many beautiful ornaments over the years from friends and family and the kids pick out ornaments each year to add to the collection and that randomness makes our tree just perfect.
What about you? Do you do colored lights or white lights? Traditional family ornaments or trees with a particular color scheme or theme?