Today I’m posting my fave holiday decorations in neutrals – which also includes metallics (duh!). While my studio is super cheery and decorated in brights, I tend to gravitate towards neutrals, metallics and some darks for home. I’ve always sort of automatically blamed this on the two big dogs and one big husband I shack up with… they’re all very dirty, you see. But then recently I realized that in addition to this reasoning, another possible reason may very well be from the calming effect neutral tones tend to have on people. Which would make sense for me because I treat my home as a safe-haven tucked away from the overwhelming bustling world (introvert, here!). When I go to work I want to feel energized – totally apparent by the bright pops of color in the studio – but when I am home I want to feel calm and relaxed, so I can re-energize in prep for another day of creativity. Guess I should stop blaming the husband and dogs? Nah…
Do you find yourself wanting a calming atmosphere at home? Or do you crave the energy and excitement of a bright palette? xo – Brianna
1. Tassel Fringe Stocking
2. DIY Big Fringe Garlands – perfect for a photo shoot backdrop at your holiday party!
3. Brass Forest Trees
4. Antique Gold Circle Garland
5. Gold Dipped Ceramic Ornaments
6. Polar Tree Skirt
7. Golden Antler Ornament
8. Metallic Patterned Glassware
9. Snowball Garland
10. Mantle Objects
What in the heck happened to November??! I blinked and then it was over – what a crazy busy month it was. So far this month has been just as hectic, but because I felt guilty for not having enough time to design November’s free desktop wallpapers, I made sure to pencil them in for December. Keeping with the season, here are three festive designs that will certainly get you in the holiday spirit. Download using the links below, and please share these freebies with your loved ones!
—> Click here to download the Chalkboard Christmas Song desktop wallpaper
—> Click here to download the Glitter Merry Everything desktop wallpaper
—> Click here to download the Peace Pomegranate Wreath desktop wallpaper
All graphic design elements and layouts present here were created specifically for Little Arrow and should therefore be credited appropriately if reposted. Art within the graphic design elements is copyrighted and property of Little Arrow. Please don’t steal. Thanks!
I’m very practical, so when I buy something I tend to get as much mileage out of it as I possibly can. This applies to holiday decor, I’ve been using the same decorations for 5+ years now. I have been slowly adding a few items bit by bit, but my style has changed so much in the last decade that I’d love to start all over again. I do have a table rented at the next flea market – maybe this will finally be the year I sell all my holiday decor, and with the money buy some fresh new festive pieces (and use them for another half decade?! haha)
First up are my “bright” favorites. While I’d love to have a fresh and bright palette in my home, the whites would never stand up to 2 big dogs and a husband. Soooooooo darks + neutrals it is at home. Luckily my studio is ALL MINE and therefore I can decorate it HOWEVER I want – and if the white couch gets ruined there is no one to blame but myself, heh.
Have you started decorating for the holidays yet? What style and colors do you gravitate towards? xoxo – Brianna
1. DIY Branch Garland (in love with that tree too!)
2. DIY Giant Ornament Balloons
3. Copper Tree Skirt
4. Merry & Bright Holiday Glitter Banner
5. Simple DIY Wreath
6. Cable Knit Pillowcases
7. Magic Wishbone Ornament
8. Sisal (or Bottlebrush) Trees – or, DIY versions here
9. Glass Globe Ornaments
10. Birch Logs