Woodland Prep: Holiday Decor Theme

Post by Anna Passadori, Nod’s resident trend expert

Need some decorating inspiration this holiday season? Try mixing styles for a more eclectic, rich look. For this holiday decor theme, Woodland Prep, I’ve mixed a more traditional, collegiate style with an outdoor woodland feel. Parents will love the plaids and traditional colors of the preppy look, while kids will have fun with the sporty and animal references of the woodland look.

To master the preppy look, mix in family heirlooms and antiques with eclectic finds such as family portraits and monogrammed accessories. Bring out of storage items you wouldn’t normally consider décor- vintage skis and badminton racquets look fun and eclectic around the tree. For the woodland look, bring in plenty of plaid and rugby stripe patterns (they can all mix together) as well as animal motifs such as foxes, bears and sporting dogs.

A great example of a preppy & sporty mix:

Woodland Prep: Holiday Decor ThemeA large family heirloom brings in a personal touch and makes a great style statement:

Woodland Prep: Holiday Decor Theme 1Mix family portraits with vintage and new finds:

Woodland Prep: Holiday Decor Theme 2Dress the little ones in their preppy best!

Woodland Prep: Holiday Decor Theme 4The more plaid the better!

Woodland Prep: Holiday Decor Theme 5Here are a few suggestions to try it on your own!

Woodland Prep: Holiday Decor Theme 6Clockwise from top left:
Make My Chain Fabric Garland | On the Bright Side Stockings | Fair Isle Ornaments | Animal Stocking Holders | Tartan Throw Blanket | Woodland Prep Animal Ornaments | Tabletop Tannenbaum | All Shapes and Sizes Countdown Calendar

By Anna Passadori . Anna develops and designs exclusive product for The Land of Nod. She hails from the west coast and has traveled the world to source product. She loves anything Marc Jacobs, Sofia Coppola or stripes! (So, if anyone can get a photo of Sofia Coppola wearing a striped outfit by Marc Jacobs, please send it along.)