Whimsical Holiday Decor Inspiration, Ideas & Christmas Decorating Finds!

Whimsical Holiday Decor Inspiration, Ideas & Christmas Decorating Finds is my trick for any halloweenies and my treat for everyone who appreciates a bit of playfully pleasing joyfulness. As a bonus, this loveliness is beamed via a contented, always in costume, Merry Sugarplum Fairy on the Prairie with a wicked sweet tooth. As a bonus bonus treat, it is sealed with a wink and snowy white wonder as well as wishes for the whimsiest whims to forge a path directly to you.

Pink Christmas accents in a cheerful holiday decorated home - Good Housekeeping. Whimsical Holiday Decor Inspiration, Ideas & Christmas Decorating Finds!
Good Housekeeping/Photo: Mike Garten – Whimsical Holiday Decor Inspiration, and Ideas as well as Christmas Decorating Finds!

On this chilly night in Northern Illinois, it seems fitting to gaze in the direction of holiday cheer and Christmas decor. Whimsical decor in particular, feels perfectly natural given that autumn’s first snowfall debuted this morning. Those colorful oak and maple leaves still clinging to branches are now dressed in delicate white sweaters.

The thing is, for all we know, flip flops may be appropriate footwear for tomorrow’s meterological mystery. It is truly a strange pocket of the universe where all four seasons will sometimes compete over the course of a single day.

Whimsical Holiday Decor Inspiration, Ideas & Christmas Decorating Finds!

I don’t think whimsical decor must necessarily include bold color or kitsch so I love how Dreamy Whites imagines a French pot, a wee tree, and pie.

French farmhouse Christmas tree in a French pot is a vision of whimsical white wintry country French bliss! Design: Dreamy Whites Atelier. #frenchchristmas #holidaydecor #christmastree #dreamywhites
Dreamy Whites Atelier – Whimsical Holiday Decor Inspiration, and Ideas as well as Christmas Decorating Finds!

Not that there’s anything wrong with bold color for whimsy! (If you happen to have a Norway Spruce in the yard as I do…these droopy branches below in simple glass jars may bring a broad smile to your lovely face.)

Pine Bough - Christmas Decoration Ideas. Whimsical Holiday Decor Inspiration, Ideas & Christmas Decorating Finds!
Good Housekeeping/Photo: Seth Smooth – Whimsical Holiday Decor Inspiration, and Ideas as well as Christmas Decorating Finds!

Whimsical Christmas Tree Ideas

Oh, the multitude of ideas for whimsical Christmas trees around the internet! Who can resist a pom pom tree created from handmade or storebought pom poms. (NO ONE HAS TO KNOW!)

Pom Pom Christmas tree - colorful and whimsical  holiday decor by Awwsam. #christmastree #pompoms #holidayDIY
Colorful whimsical pom pom tree – Awwsam: Whimsical Holiday Decor Inspiration, and Ideas as well as Christmas Decorating Finds!

BTW, this 70’s crafty flower child has always had a thing for pom poms so See a crafty story here with more DIY!

Peppermint Stripes Whimsical Tablescape

A peppermint candy cane themed tablescape has just the right balance of whimsy, and I bet many of you could run with this theme in mind for your Christmas table!

Christmas Decoration Ideas - Red and White Tablescape
Good Housekeeping/Photo: Brian Woodcock – Whimsical Holiday Decor Inspiration, and Ideas as well as Christmas Decorating Finds!

Darling Gingerbread Gift Boxes

This is a DIY from Awwsam I’ll definitely be trying this year since every one of my gingerbread houses in the history of my DIYs has been condemned. Lord have mercy, it would be a gift if these gifts were a saving grace.

Whimsical and a unique twist on Christmas and holiday gingerbread houses! Baked gingerbread squares are assembled into little present boxes and decorated - Awwsam. #gingerbread #christmasdiy #holidaybaking
Holiday Gingerbread Present Boxes – Awwsam: Whimsical Holiday Decor Inspiration, and Ideas as well as Christmas Decorating Finds!

Scandinavian Christmas Decor Whimsy

It can be the little things. Good Housekeeping demonstrates how simple Scandi straw ornaments can freshen ordinary garland strewn on a staircase. I grew up with these ornaments on our tree every year so they also deliver a nostalgic squeeze directly to my heart.

Swedish straw ornaments hung from greenery on staircase. #christmasdecor #swedishchristmas #ornaments #garland
Good Housekeeping/Photo: Michael Partenio – Inspiring Christmas Trees and Colorful Crafts as well as Festive Rooms with Holiday decorations.

And look no further than the Swedish dala horse for the sweetest Nordic nod to whimsical holiday decorating.

Bookshelf - Christmas Decoration Ideas - Swedish Christmas inspo with dala horse. #christmasdecor #shelves
Good Housekeeping/Photo: Mike Garten – Inspiring Christmas Trees and Colorful Crafts as well as Festive Rooms with Holiday decorations.

French Country + Whimsy Wonder

I like whimsy decor best when it feels non-contrived and effortless. Shabbyfufu’s fresh greenery paired with an enamel pitcher and rustic box captures such ease.

It’s simple, wabi sabi, slow living, Christmas zhushing von zhushing at its farmhouse finest.

Country French farmhouse christmas decor in a shabby chic dining room by Shabbyfufu. #christmasdecor #frenchcountry #farmhousechristmas
Shabbyfufu – Inspiring Christmas Trees and Colorful Crafts as well as Festive Rooms with Holiday decorations.

One Image, 100 Whimsical Moments

Sometimes just one corner of a holiday decorated space will spoil you with lovely whimsical holiday splendid-awesomeness. Go ahead and expand the image on your screen to see what I mean, and I bet you’ll experience a few merry aha’s. (Who is sprinting to the thrift store for easy to find brass candlesticks, and who agrees a fun-sized fresh Christmas tree is delightful?)

Charlie Brown Tree - Christmas Decoration Ideas. #christmasdecor #midcenturymodern
Good Housekeeping/Photo: Sian Richards – Inspiring Christmas Trees and Colorful Crafts as well as Festive Rooms with Holiday decorations.

Serenity, Simplicity and Stripes

While you might expect to see a plain ol’ burlap skirt or a French linen sheet draped round this tree’s base, what a sweet sight to spy stripes!

Come to think of it, why do we settle for one tree skirt per season when the tree skirt fashion possibilities are endless and easy peasy to change!?!

Whimsical French farmhouse Christmas inspiration with tree, dog in cape, and vintage door with stocking - Dreamy Whites Atelier. #frenchchristmas #frenchfarmhouse #christmasdecor #christmastree
Dreamy Whites Atelier – Inspiring Christmas Trees and Colorful Crafts as well as Festive Rooms with Holiday decorations.

When Whimsical Christmas Decor Finds Are Also Quite Functional

I’m in love with Rifle Paper Co’s Nutcracker holiday designs, and I bet the color palette will appeal to you too since it is such a freshened, cheerful Christmas rainbow.

I independently selected products in this post—if you buy from one of my links, I may earn a commission.

Rifle Company Nutcracker Holiday Tea Towel
Nutcracker Holiday Tea Towel – Delightful Christmas kitchen finds for a touch of merry as well as childlike wonder!
Nutcracker Holiday Tea for One
Rifle Paper Co. Nutcracker Holiday Tea for One – Delightful Christmas kitchen finds for a touch of merry as well as childlike wonder!
Nutcracker Holiday Tea for One by Rifle Paper Co.
Nutcracker Holiday Tea for One – Delightful Christmas kitchen finds for a touch of merry as well as childlike wonder!
Nutcracker Holiday juice glass by Rifle Paper Co.
Rifle Paper Co. Nutcracker Holiday Juice Glass – Delightful Christmas kitchen finds for a touch of merry as well as childlike wonder!
Nutcracker Sugar Plum Dessert Plate
Sugar Plum Dessert Plate – Darling Nutcracker themed holiday decor to lighten the mood in case you love colorful Christmas whimsy!
Rifle Paper Co. Nutcracker Holiday Mug
Nutcracker Holiday Mug – Darling Nutcracker themed holiday decor to lighten the mood in case you love colorful Christmas whimsy!
Nutcracker Rifle Paper Co. dessert plate
Rifle Paper Co. Nutcracker Dessert Plate – Darling Nutcracker themed holiday decor to lighten the mood in case you love colorful Christmas whimsy!

When is a Whimsical Gnome Cushion Functional Decor?

Can a decorative throw pillow embellished with playful pom poms ever be deemed functional? Will the first internet global discussion forum on the topic commence here?

*shakes Magic8ball… “Cannot Predict Now”*

But seriously. If said pillow evokes a smile from you and others in the nest, I would argue the answer is OUI (or at least a wee oui…hahahahaha).

Lovely & Whimsical Christmas Decor Finds

Do a little Christmas box opening way ahead of schedule by clickety clicking ON THE TITLE OF THE ITEM within these boxes below…

Funny Christmas quote from Buddy the Elf (Will Ferrell). #holidays #christmas #quote #humor #funnyquote

In Case You Are Still With Me…Let’s Giggle With Gosling

Funny Christmas quote: It's almost time to switch from your regular anxiety to your fancy Christmas anxiety. #humor #quotes #funnyquote #christmas #holidays

Thanks so much for being fun as well as fabulous!

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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Swedish Wood Electric Candelabra
Evergreen Bucket
Courtney Lamp Base
Capri Blue Candle in Mercury Glass
Flameless Candles & Remote
Antiqued Brass Candlesticks
Round Bronze Accent Table
French Country Lamp
White Ruffle Spread + Shams
French Laundry Basket
Metal Martini Table
Distressed White French Country Chandelier
Farmhouse Dining Table
Helmsley Bronze Door Hardware
Oval Back Counter Stool, Set of 2
Turkish Cotton Blanket
Gertrude Wood Bench
Upholstered Dining Chair Set
White Ruffle Quilt Set
Avignon Coat Rack With Hooks
San Jose Handleset for Front Door
Round Farmhouse Dining Table
Linen Slipcovered Dining Chair, Set of 2
Campaign Style End Table
Louis Upholstered Bench
Oak Laminate Flooring
Knotty Alder Interior Door
Alabaster 30″ Lamp
Louis Ghost Chair
Sweater Weave Basket
Rustic Wood Candleholders
French Linen Dining Chair
Beachy White Slipcovered Sofa
Diptyque Oyedo Candle
PARIS Framed Print
Cross Back Dining Chair
French Country Candle Holder
Tulip Style Modern Round Dining Table
French Industrial Metal Cafe Chair (Set of 2)
White Farmhouse Lantern Pendant Light
Faux Bois Candleholders
Grainstripe Pillow
Bridge Kitchen Faucet (Stainless)
Jute Area Rug
Reclaimed Wood 3 Leg Stool
Belgian Linen Sofa
Venetian Etched Mirror (24″ x 36″)
Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
French Market Basket
Polished Carrara Subway Tile
French Country Farmhouse Baskets
Magnus Table Lamp
Belgian Style Lamp
Modern Farmhouse Lamp
White Slipcovered Sofa
Round Woven Placemat Set
Antiqued Sunburst Mirror
Fireclay Farm Sink (Reinhard, 30″)
Boheme Madera Bench
Round Marble Side Table
Linen Slipcover Dining Chair
Wicker Patio Chair
Teak Farmhouse Stool
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6 Comments

  1. Joanna
    October 31, 2019 / 11:46 am

    I’m gathering up my Fall decor and tucking it away today, readying for Winter decor. I’m in the mood! 😀
    I hope your snow doesn’t amount to much, so the little ones can get out trick or treating. They are so cute!
    Happy Halloween!

    • Michele
      Author
      October 31, 2019 / 3:32 pm

      I think we have 4-5 inches, and I’m not sure if there’s more coming. We don’t get too many trick or treaters, and I am always gone on Halloween since I don’t enjoy it at all. 🙂 Merry Halloween!

      • Joanna
        October 31, 2019 / 5:33 pm

        I used to love Halloween. Getting dressed up, and in character, was so much fun. But as I got older, it became a bother. Now, we go out for dinner with friends. Halloween Grinches we are my friend!

        • Michele
          Author
          October 31, 2019 / 8:48 pm

          I’m a total halloweenie grinch and had enough issues to work out with therapy beyond halloween so they live on! Ha!

  2. Carol
    October 31, 2019 / 1:35 pm

    Hi ….I love this post….just wondering where the bells might be available?

    • Michele
      Author
      October 31, 2019 / 3:31 pm

      If you are referring to bells in those boxes of the gallery toward the end of the post, you can click on the title/name of the item in each box – unfortunately if you just click the box and not the name of item, it won’t take you to the item – I updated the post to hopefully make it more clear – thank you! 🙂

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