Holiday Style with Joss & Main

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Christmas decor with Joss and Main

Good morning friends! Happy Monday! I am sure by now you are well into holiday preparations. It's a busy time for us all so I will make this post short and sweet! 

Have you ever ordered furniture online to try and it's just not as great in person as you would have hoped? The cushion isn't comfy or the fabric isn't soft?! It's the worst! The products I am about to share with you are the OPPOSITE of that! I was actually blown away when the products I ordered arrived and I can without a doubt guarantee you will love them as much as I do! 

Christmas decor with Joss and Main

This room is always a work in progress for me. When we moved into this house, we were short furniture for this living room because our old living room furniture moved to the basement/playroom. I needed an accent chair to compliment our sofa and provide more seating for this area. When we moved our new Joss & Main Mason Arm Chair (available in tons more fabric options!!) into this space and I sat in it for the first time - I literally didn't want to move. This chair is quite possibly the comfiest chair I've ever sat in. It is really big, tall, plush, and you just sink right in. This is a high quality statement piece to any living room and I am beyond thrilled with how it turned out! Joss & Main made it easy for me to find the perfect chair for the right price! Find this Joss & Main arm chair here:

Christmas decor with Joss and Main

We also added this amazing large wall clock to this room. It is gorgeous! The gold, black, and white accents with just a hint of mint make this a beautiful statement piece for above the mantle! I also loved that it was light weight because when I've had heavy clocks above the fire place before, I never want to change the batteries or the time! Lazy people problems :). You can find this clock from Joss & Main here:

We threw this gorgeous and super cozy sheepskin rug over the chair for two reasons - its incredibly soft and adds a whole new level of comfort to this chair and also because it's a great way to protect the upholstery. The rug can be used in so many different ways. We've used it on our window seat, our bench, our boys room, and around the base of the tree! You can find this sheepskin runner at Joss and Main:

Christmas decor with Joss and Main

While shopping Joss & Main for my living room, I stumbled upon these beautiful berry wreaths. I love shopping their site because they really have it all: furniture, home decor, holiday accents, and tons more! We hung our wreaths on some 3m hooks with ribbon and gave our bare windows a little more style for Christmas!

Christmas decor with Joss and Main

Shop Joss & Main wreaths:

Christmas decor with Joss and Main

Everyone is loving the changes we've made to this room - even our scruffy pup.

Christmas decor with Joss and Main

As night falls, this room becomes extra cozy with the glow of the tree and the fire on. The stockings give the room some extra cheer as the kids anticipate Santa's arrival. I've received lots of questions on these stockings and who makes them. We ordered all our stockings this year from Joss & Main.

You can shop the Joss & Main stockings here:

Christmas decor with Joss and Main

Sometimes smalls changes like what we've done in here make a world of difference. When you want to do an update or you are looking for one special piece to add to your space, Joss & Main should be your first stop! I can't tell you how pleased we are with our pieces. 

Christmas decor with Joss and Main

Thank you so much for stopping by this post! As always, feel free to message me or ask any questions! Happy Holidays!

If you want to shop the entire room, find my sources here:

DIY Craft Paper Christmas Runner

Happy Friday friends! As promised, I am bringing you more pics and some tips on my childrens DIY Christmas table runner! This is a fun and cheap project you can whip up and it will really impress the kiddos on Christmas! Ok here goes!

Craft Paper Table Runner - MacKenzie-Childs Christmas Decor
Craft Paper Table Runner - MacKenzie-Childs Christmas Decor

We will be having a Christmas celebration at our home on December 26th this year with my side of the family and there will be 5 kids total all 7 and under so a fun activity like this is perfect for keeping kids busy and patient while waiting on presents!!

I started with unrolling a white craft paper roll form Michael's onto my table and cutting to the length of the entire table, letting the curled ends wrap around the edges. 

Craft Paper Table Runner - MacKenzie-Childs Christmas Decor

I grabbed any old black marker (not permanent) and started near the center of my runner. I wanted a mix of words and pictures so the runner was nothing but exciting and had lots of different options for the kids to color in!

Craft Paper Table Runner - MacKenzie-Childs Christmas Decor

I chose classic Christmas song lyrics and easy Christmas doodles to fill in my runner. When there was blank space, I simply filled in holes with music notes, snowflakes, and holly!

Craft Paper Table Runner - MacKenzie-Childs Christmas Decor

Adding some fun Christmas decor pieces to the center of the table keeps the table fun but also photo app ready! Keep it simple with one big display like this Moose on Parade figure from MacKenzie-Childs and a few baubles with some twinkling battery operated lights. I also created an easy to pass around crayon jar by using my MacKenzie-Childs cookie jar!

Craft Paper Table Runner - MacKenzie-Childs Christmas Decor

I hung stockings on the back of the chairs with a flush push pin. This is a great way to add name tags for assigned seating without using table space! Or hide little treasures in there for the kids to discover!

Craft Paper Table Runner - MacKenzie-Childs Christmas Decor

I kept the entire space kid-friendly by incorporating some kids' decor onto the side table as well. We strung popcorn and recently decorated gingerbread houses and this train which we have left on display for the season!

Craft Paper Table Runner - MacKenzie-Childs Christmas Decor
Craft Paper Table Runner - MacKenzie-Childs Christmas Decor

Want to re-create this runner!? Here are my top 10 tips:

  1. Use white crafting paper rolls like THIS ONE.
  2. Use a washable marker - you don't want permanent marker seeping through your paper onto your dining table!
  3. Stick to big doodles - it will take you forever to finish if you start small and the kids will have an easier time decorating large simple drawings.
  4. Use the same filler doodles to keep it consistent. I used music notes, holly, and snowflakes to fill in negative space.
  5. Repeat your favorite doodles and spread them out so that all the kids have similar options. I have several gift boxes and snowmen throughout the runner so that all the kids have a snowman to color!
  6. Make sure to wrap your art around the table so that it is facing out on all sides. 
  7. Use a 6" ruler to create nice sharp lines for things like gift boxes, snowflakes, gingerbread houses, and gift tags.
  8. Let the kids get creative: keep your snowmen faceless, keep the gift tags empty, etc. Don't overdo the art! Let the kids do that - its more fun!
  9. Use prints to add a little pizazz. Think polka dots! Double stripes! Polka dot stripes! Checkers! Plaid! Candy cane stripes!
  10. Don't worry about messing up! This runner will make your kids so excited to have a fun activity with their cousins or friends and they will never notice if you mess up! Fake it till you make it!
Craft Paper Table Runner - MacKenzie-Childs Christmas Decor

I had such amazing feedback from you all when I shared this on my stories on Instagram - I was really blown away! Thank you for always encouraging me and liking my ideas! You have no idea what that means to me! Here are some snippets of my stories if you missed them:

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I hope you enjoyed this post and I will leave some shopping links for you below for sources! Happy Decemeber everyone!!

Playroom refresh with Joss & Main

Thank you to my sponsors at Joss & Main for providing product for this post.


Winter Wonderland Playroom Refresh with Joss & Main

I am thrilled to be sharing our playroom refresh with you today in partnership with my friends at Joss & Main. This playroom - no joke - has given me so much anxiety! LOL. Why? Because it is the oddest shaped room in our house and its soooooo dark. It is sort of a basement/bonus room space and that means we only have two small windows with natural light. We also use 1/3 of this room for our home gym so to say its not the prettiest room is an understatement. I sort of ignored it for awhile but the anxiety of it was killing me and that is when I reached out to Joss & Main to help me get this room under control. 

Winter Wonderland Playroom Refresh with Joss & Main

The first thing this cold dark room desperately needed was a great rug to warm it up!! I am over the moon over the Lindy Rug from Joss & Main. Its cozy, its neutral, and it will go with any decor changes I may make over the year. I found the selection of rugs to be huge over at Joss & Main so you'll surely be able to find something that suits your style!

Winter Wonderland Playroom Refresh with Joss & Main

Want to shop more of my favorite neutral rugs?

Winter Wonderland Playroom Refresh with Joss & Main

After I hunted for the perfect rug for the TV/couch area, I moved over to our play table. Anchoring a rug underneath helped this space to be a little more inviting. I decided to go with a beautiful faux cowhide and I am so happy I did! It is a fun and beautiful way to add some great texture to this space. 

This is the Nessa rug in gray and ivory.

 

Winter Wonderland Playroom Refresh with Joss & Main

An important element to this room is finding storage because we have so many toys and so little closet-space. I also wanted a way to store some cozy blankets for movie nights. I decided on these Willa Baskets (comes in a set of 4!). These baskets are great for storing away loose toys and anything else you might find laying around this room because there is always something left out!

Winter Wonderland Playroom Refresh with Joss & Main
Winter Wonderland Playroom Refresh with Joss & Main

I also placed some under the tree because not only are they functional, but they are also very pretty!

Winter Wonderland Playroom Refresh with Joss & Main
Winter Wonderland Playroom Refresh with Joss & Main

Now that the staples were met, I grabbed some holiday decor that I couldn't resist. Its been so fun to have a tree in this room at night when we are all curled up on the couch for a movie and just the glow of the tree is lighting the room!

We added some holiday throws and this adorable Christmas wall art from Joss & Main to give this room some extra holiday cheer!

Winter Wonderland Playroom Refresh with Joss & Main
Winter Wonderland Playroom Refresh with Joss & Main
Winter Wonderland Playroom Refresh with Joss & Main

I found the perfect tree ornaments at Joss & Main this year. I wanted this tree to have an all white and winter wonderland theme so I went with these ornaments:

Winter Wonderland Playroom Refresh with Joss & Main
Winter Wonderland Playroom Refresh with Joss & Main

The glowing Bethlehem star on top is probably my favorite!

xmasblogjossandmain_20.jpgWinter Wonderland Playroom Refresh with Joss & Main
Winter Wonderland Playroom Refresh with Joss & Main

The last thing I added to this space was purely for some added comfort while netflixing: this fun shaggy floor pouf! 

Winter Wonderland Playroom Refresh with Joss & Main

It comes in other colors too and it makes a great seat for grown ups when the kids want to play on the floor. 

 

Winter Wonderland Playroom Refresh with Joss & Main
Winter Wonderland Playroom Refresh with Joss & Main
Winter Wonderland Playroom Refresh with Joss & Main

Doing a small room refresh gave this room a whole new life and gave me a lot less anxiety - I actually like hanging out down here now! None of these changes included any big furniture additions - just some rugs and room accessories gave this playroom the update it needed! If you want to shop more Joss & Main finds today for Cyber Monday, check out the full list of products seen in this post:

Happy Cyber Monday! Let me know what you think about this update and if you find any amazing Joss finds for yourself!!