Welcome to Charlie’s room, all decked for the holidays. At first I thought I was going overboard but now that I’ve seen more holiday content coming out I’m like ‘I’M NOT TOTALLY WEIRD’. Do you have to bring holiday into your kids room? Nope. But if you have extra decor or if it’s something you want to prioritize and budget allows, bringing a bit of that magic when they go to bed and wake up feels pretty special for that month. Besides, then you can have multiple styles and color palettes in your house and they get to have more control over what is in their room. And you can create more content for your blog 🙂 I LOVE having it everywhere (in fact I’m doing my kitchen, dining, entry today). Here’s a look at how we pulled it together all over the house:
But today we are talking about Charlie’s room so let’s get into it.
For Charlie’s we stuck with the style of his room – traditional and playful with lots of colors and added a heavy dose of red since that is his favorite color – likely because it’s the color of ‘Lighting A-Queen’ from Cars – and whoever corrects him and tells him it’s ‘McQueen’ will be forever dead to me. I REALLY wanted to bring in red in the house somewhere because I had so much leftover from last year’s Christmas decor, so I figured his room would be perfect.
Charlie had so much fun decorating his own tree and it’s officially a new tradition. I bought the more slim 6′ Prelit Christmas Tree for that corner and love that he is in charge of decorating it. Almost all the holiday decor is from Target – with most of it being from The Wondershop (sheets from Pillowfort). It’s playful and whimsical and totally kid-friendly.
Obviously those animal heads needed some holiday cheer.
Charlie strangely loved having the christmas sheets on his bed (although he ditched the top sheet immediately because he is our child and I think anti-top sheet is a genetic disorder).
The advent calendar above is hung more as a garland because him moving the toy everyday isn’t exactly safe, but it’s pretty darn cute. Also they don’t have a 47 day long advent calendar, which is what we would have needed when we hung it up 🙂
I put that cocoa set on my kids gift guide (coming soon – almost done with it!) because our kids (and us) LOVE IT. I was highly unprepared for how cute playing tea-party or in this case cocoa-party would be with my kids. We play it almost every day and they LOVE, absolutely LOVE pretending to be a grownup and making us hot cocoa. Sounds obvious to most parents of older kids, but your first tea-party with your child, where they are asking you how much sugar you want in your tea, is a very special one. And yes, Charlie loves it just as much as Elliot.
On the other side of the room we added some holiday cheer as well, with the red reindeer, charlie brown trees (that sparkle and are a great nightlight) and nutcracker (of which he tries to crack many, many other things – legos, cars, Birdie’s finger, etc). The day after our Real Simple shoot we got the rest of the paint by numbers back from Framebridge and filled out the wall (it always bugged me how there weren’t enough) and now I like it so much more. I am also just noticing how the Z and A are backwards on the bookends – we obviously didn’t notice that when we were shooting, oops.
This kid was pretty excited to help on his tree and since we were trying to decorate and shoot stills and video all that week, it was a challenge to keep it perfectly styled (Emily, my styling assistant made his bed PERFECTLY like 19 times that week, I’m not joking). He has already unwrapped all the presents, knowing that they were fake but loving it all the same. He engages with the decor all the time, moving around the ornaments and turning the twinkle trees on and off.
What’s so great about getting this done so early is that A.) the rush after Thanksgiving, before the holidays has one huge box checked. But it’s also good because I’ve kinda checked off the holiday decor for a few years. I know what we’ll do and while I may tweak it a bit, the decorations look so good in all our rooms…
What will we do next year for content you ask? Ah … that’s where the Fixer Upper comes in. After Christmas, it’s time to FIX THAT UP.
Meanwhile if you like any of the pieces we put in Charlie’s room here you go (or if it’s easier, here is everything on Target.com on one page). And if you missed the other reveals be sure to check out the Living Room and Elliot’s Room.
1. 16″ Bottle Brush Tree | 2. 9″ Metal Camper (similar) | 3. Large Decorative Truck (similar) | 4. Silver String Tree Topper | 5. Stocking Countdown Banner | 6. Lumberjack Sheets | 7. Red Knit Throw Blanket | 8. Tree Lumbar Pillow | 9. Deer Ornament | 10. Wood Camper Ornament (similar) | 11. Winter Bird Ornament | 12. 6′ Prelit Christmas Tree | 13. Stag Head Wall Decor | 14. Pom/Star Garland | 15. Cocoa Set | 16. Santa Gnome Ornament (in store only) | 17. White Wood Tree Ornament | 18. Camp Christmas Bird Ornament (in store only) | 19. 21″ Lit Pine Twig Tree | 20. Nutcracker (similar) | 21. Red Cable Knit Tree Skirt (similar) | 22. Gather Santa Figurine | 23. House Throw Pillow | 24. Camp Christmas Santa Ornament (in store only) | 25. Plaid Frame Ornament (in store only) | 26. Lumberjack Ornament (in store only) | 27. Aspen Bird (in store only) | 28. 11″ Lit Pine Twig Tree | 29. Navy Wool Sheep Ornament (in store only) | 30. Snowman Gift Tag | 31. Gold Stripe Gift Wrap
**Photos by Sara Tramp for EHD
***Video by Propeller Media (Brian’s company)