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posted: 11/12/2017 6:00 AM

Vintage Christmas theme perfect for children

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  • The Cichanskis, parents of two young children, spend most of their time in this room. It is in need of attention, they say.

    The Cichanskis, parents of two young children, spend most of their time in this room. It is in need of attention, they say.

  • A lighted Santa on a rocking horse is sure to become a favorite decoration.

    A lighted Santa on a rocking horse is sure to become a favorite decoration.
    Photos Courtesy of Treetime Christmas Creations

  • Add vintage-inspired ornaments to your tree.

    Add vintage-inspired ornaments to your tree.

  • Naughty and Nice pillows are fun and sure to start a few family conversations.

    Naughty and Nice pillows are fun and sure to start a few family conversations.

 
By Dana Cichanski of Palatine

My family spends most of our time in this room, and it needs a fresh, brighter look! I am a busy teacher and mom of two young children, and my husband works long hours each week.

We have no time to redecorate ourselves, but we desperately want a new look in our main living area.

Design by Treetime Christmas Creations

Expert: Laurie Kane, www.treetime.com.

For a family with two young children, we suggest giving this room a fresh Christmas update in a vintage theme, using bright red, green, silver and gold to create a whimsical feel.

Budget: $1,000

• On the side table, place a beautiful lighted Santa on a rocking horse. Santa sits astride a vintage-style rocking horse with lighting throughout the greenery and stands nearly 2 feet tall. With his beautiful, elegant design and incredible detail, this Christmas piece is sure to add character and style to any home and be passed down to the kids one day ($459).

• Add vintage-inspired ornaments to your tree, such as our cute deer, retro Santa and glass bell ornaments. The round "reflector"-style ornament is from the Radko's Shiny and Bright collection, a customer favorite ($3.95-$18.95).

• Naughty and Nice pillows are fun and sure to start a few family conversations. they will add an easy, festive touch to the sofa ($24.95- $43.95).

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