Merry & Bright

Chicago blogger Jessica Sturdy shares her colorful Christmas decor and decorating tips.

I’m so, so excited to share my colorful Christmas decor with you! I had a wild idea in November to play up all of the color in my living room and do something I’d never done before… Christmas Brights! I grew up with a very formal Christmas tree every year… All gold ornaments, ribbon, and wrapping paper. (My mom has a natural knack for all things decor!) Ever since, I’ve always decorated mine the same… You can’t go wrong with that classic, elegant look. But since my living room is so eclectic anyway, I thought it would be fun to do something different this year! And, you guys, I couldn’t be happier with how it turned out. I can’t help but smile every time I walk in the door… It’s the merriest tree around!

Chicago lifestyle blogger Jessica Sturdy shares her colorful Christmas decorations.

Since I had to buy all new ornaments, I worked with Kat & Annie to pick out the most colorful assortment. Each ornament is so pretty and unique!

Chicago blogger Jessica Sturdy shares her colorful Christmas decor and decorating tips.

From there, I knew I needed lots of colorful gifts under the tree! The Container Store to the rescue. I couldn’t find that many bright colors in their Christmas section, but luckily their regular gift packaging section had the colorful hues I was looking for! (Side note: wrapping gifts is probably my favorite holiday activity. It’s so oddly relaxing and satisfying for me! haha)

Chicago blogger Jessica Sturdy shares her colorful Christmas ornaments and decorating tips.

From there, I really didn’t add much of anything else! I bought a few strands of this garland to drape around my bar cart, Gray Malin print, and fiddle leaf fig tree. And then picked up these sisal trees at The Container Store when I was buying wrapping paper. That’s it!

Jessica Sturdy decorating her Gray Malin living room print with a colorful garland for Christmas.

Jessica Sturdy shares easy Christmas decorating tips for an apartment.

Chicago blogger Jessica Rose Sturdy sharing tips for Christmas and holiday decorations in an apartment.

Jessica Sturdy decorates her bar cart for Christmas with a colorful garland.

Jessica Rose Sturdy decorating for Christmas with string lights.

Jessica Sturdy decorates her Chicago apartment for Christmas.

Jessica Sturdy wrapping Christmas presents with a colorful Christmas tree.

Shop the Holiday Decor…

All Kat & Annie Ornaments c/o
I used this boxed set, this boxed set, and a bunch of individual ornaments from this collection!
Colorful Felt Garland (on art, trunk of fiddle leaf fig, and bar cart)
Sisal Christmas TreesSmall Purple, Medium Pink, Large Teal
Nest Holiday Candle

Shop the Gift Wrap…

Orange & Pink Striped Wrapping Paper
Pink & Purple Glittery Polka Dot Paper
Colorful Zig Zag Tree Paper
Orange & Pink Double-Sided Ribbon
Light Pink Tulle
Bright Pink Ribbon
Gold & White Dot Wrapping Paper
Crystal Covered Scissors
Invisible Tape Runner
White & Gold Boxes

Shop My Outfit…

Talbots Pom Pom Fair Isle Sweater
I also love this one, this one, and this one!
Old Navy Rockstar Jeans

All of my furniture and regular decor can be found in this living room tour!

If you’re in Chicago and looking for a tree delivery service, I’ve used City Tree the past two years.

Chicago blogger Jessica Sturdy shares her colorful Christmas decor and decorating tips.

Chicago blogger Jessica Sturdy shares her colorful Christmas decor and decorating tips.

Chicago blogger Jessica Sturdy shares her colorful Christmas decor and decorating tips.

Chicago blogger Jessica Sturdy shares her colorful Christmas decor and decorating tips.

Chicago blogger Jessica Sturdy shares her colorful Christmas decor and decorating tips.

Chicago blogger Jessica Sturdy shares her colorful Christmas decor and decorating tips.

Chicago lifestyle blogger Jessica Sturdy shares her colorful Christmas decorations.

Jessica Sturdy decorating her apartment in Chicago for Christmas.

Jessica Sturdy decorating her apartment in Chicago for Christmas.

Chicago lifestyle blogger Jessica Sturdy shares her colorful Christmas decorations.

Chicago blogger Jessica Sturdy shares her colorful Christmas decor and decorating tips.

Chicago blogger Jessica Sturdy shares her colorful Christmas ornaments and decorating tips.

Jessica Sturdy decorating her apartment in Chicago for Christmas.

Jessica Sturdy decorating her Gray Malin living room print with a colorful garland for Christmas.

Jessica Sturdy decorating her Gray Malin living room print with a colorful garland for Christmas.

Jessica Sturdy decorating her apartment in Chicago for Christmas.

Chicago lifestyle blogger Jessica Sturdy shares her colorful Christmas decorations.

Jessica Sturdy decorates her Chicago apartment for Christmas.

Jessica Sturdy decorates her Chicago apartment for Christmas.

Jessica Sturdy decorates her bar cart for Christmas with a colorful garland.

Chicago lifestyle blogger Jessica Sturdy shares her colorful Christmas decorations.

Jessica Sturdy decorates her Chicago apartment for Christmas.

Chicago lifestyle blogger Jessica Sturdy shares her colorful Christmas decorations.

And for a few photos of the tree in my bedroom….

Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins shares her Christmas decor ideas.

You can see my bedroom tour here!

Shop the Decor…

Mini Flocked Tree (Real) — bought at Home Depot
Pier 1 Large Glittery Star Ornaments
Target Gold, Clear, and Mercury Glass Ornament Set
White Lights
Grandin Road Mini Faux Fur Tree Collar (large size)
Swirl Ornament Hooks

Jessica Sturdy sharing Christmas decoration ideas for an apartment.

Jessica Sturdy decorates her bedroom for Christmas.

Jessica Sturdy of Bows & Sequins shares her Christmas decor ideas.

Hope your holidays are very merry and bright!

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10 Comments

  1. 12.14.17

    Omg!! Girl. LOVING this decor! So fun!

    • 12.14.17
      Jessica commented:

      Thank you!! xoxo

  2. 12.14.17
    Betsie commented:

    Everything so pretty. Love that sweater. How is the fit? Would you recommend sizing up or own?

    • 12.14.17
      Jessica commented:

      Fits pretty true to size! I’m wearing a Small.

  3. 12.14.17
    Briana commented:

    I can never decide between an elegant or eclectic Christmas! Yours looks so fun!

    Briana
    https://beyoutifulbrunette.com/

  4. 12.15.17
    Teresa Sturdy commented:

    Your place looks fantastic! Although you know I have always had a thing for flocked trees … I’m glad that you chose a
    non -flocked frasier fir for your living room (it would have gotten lost in your room with your light colored rugs).

    I’m glad you were able to incorporate a
    mini-flocked tree into that beautiful bedroom of yours! I was in fourth grade when your uncle Greg gave me a heavily flocked tree from the greenhouse he worked at for my bedroom … I was in seventh heaven!

    Those colorful miniature trees on your console are adorable.

    It makes me very happy that you love to decorate for Christmas as much as I always have. I too think wrapping gifts is the bomb!

    Love,
    Mom

  5. 12.18.17
    Tess Felber commented:

    I love the Christmas brights!!
    xx Tess | Sequins are the New Black