I’m excited to welcome you inside my house this holiday season for a Christmas home tour! I’ve mixed in some traditional color schemes with some non-traditional ones in our living-room. I hope you enjoy my decor ideas and gather inspiration whether big or small for your own holiday decorating. In some ways I feel like I went more simple this year and just added a few splashes of festive decor in certain areas. So grab some hot cocoa, throw a little bailey’s in it. Why not, it’s 2020 right? Come on in and make yourself at home!
Starting in our living-room you can see I’ve added some pops of pinks with bottle brush trees to compliment the existing decor. I kept our living-room Christmas decor color palette in this space a bit soft to flow with the colors of the room. This is some what different for me as I tend to like more traditional Christmas colors like red and green.
This is one of my favorite views. I love the soft greens mixed with the darker ones and how they off set the pink tones in the rug. I kept our ottoman tray simple with a bowl of gold shimmer acorns and a book/ candle, cozy winter vibes. Christmas decor can also tie in with the winter as well, I love anything related to nature as I feel I can keep it up longer through the season. For example THIS set of prints from Etsy I use in my art ledges. I get asked about our rug often and I love the pretty colors, it’s also amazing at handling kids and our dog. It hides everything and cleans really well.
Last winter we purchased a new TV and decided to mount it above our fireplace. A lot of people questioned putting a TV here because we never had one before and I always change up the decor seasonally. But with the Samsung Frame TV it really is the best of both worlds. With this TV you can select art and seasonal prints to display. I purchased this “Merry Christmas” one off Etsy and added it to the “smarterthings app” which allows you to add your own photos through your phone to your TV. It’s one of the best upgrades we made for our home in 2020. Our previous TV we had for almost 10 years! This is the 55” and we added the beige bezel frame later.
Our stockings I re-purposed from last year. I made the Pom Pom stockings myself with yarn and hot glue. I made a video HERE if you want to see how. I love repurposing old decor whenever I can, especially love finding ways to reinvent my old Christmas decor each year. For example these stocking name tags I made out of old chalkboard ornaments, chalk paint and my Cricut machine!
With everyone home all the time due to the pandemic it’s very rare to see this part of our kitchen clean. We have a smaller kitchen and it gets messy quick. I try to keep counter clutter to a minimum as we need all the space we have. I added cute little wooden houses from the Target dollar section to the window ledges, a Santa cookie jar I found at Savers and a little flocked tree. A hot cocoa sign is just what that little corner needed.
Here is the view from our island looking over to our dining table. I added a brass pot and a pointsetta for a simple centerpiece until we get closer to Christmas when I’ll set up a more formal tablescape design. Moving on in our Christmas tour you’ll see that cook’s ledge I also displayed a festive grouping of trees. I found that Christmas tree cutting board from Michael’s this year and I love it. I’ve served everything from the kids waffles to cheese and crackers during cocktail hour.
I love seeing this view of our Christmas tree from this spot in our dining-room. It really is so cozy! Let’s turn around and you’ll see my mug rack holder which is always so fun to decorate around1 I love adding festive holiday touches. The kids helped me make this cake using a simple box mix, the trick is in this mold. A simple dusting of powdered sugar makes this beautiful focal point for a spot in your kitchen.
I kind of have a weird obsession with holiday mugs and I love Christmas ones. This cute gingerbread and reindeer are from Target and make cute displays for tiered trays. We have a lot of hot cocoa this time of year so I always keep festive toppings and sprinkles out that double as decoration too! Target and Homegoods are my two favorite spots to find festive cocoa toppings.
Let’s move back outside to our farmer’s porch and front door. I love seasonally decorating my home outside. I think it adds such charm. I decided to faux wrap this little side door with red ribbon like a gift and it looks so cute from the street! A wall basket filled faux greens and ornament pick add a pretty festive touch against a repurposed window frame. I love adding seasonal pillows to this little bench. I hand painted the Santa door mat, inspired by this Anthro one. Here is a video from my insta of me painting this one below!
We painted our exterior doors from St. Lucia Teal to Yorktown Green both by Ben Moore. I loved the teal color but was ready for something a bit darker and moodier. I love how this adds a bit of sophistication and charm to our little home. I used the same ribbon from our side door and added little bows to these front faux trees.
We had a family craft day and made this cute gingerbread man out of wood and I love how he welcomes you to our front door. I kept the front door simple with some black lanterns, faux pre-lit trees and a beautiful green wreath. I spray painted our mailbox brass to tie in with the other brass accents I added. The “fifteen” I made on our cricut machine!
I hope you enjoyed my little Christmas home tour. I hope it brought a little warm and inspiration to you today. We are in the final stretch leading up to Christmas. Enjoy all the magic and love during this holiday season.
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