Welcome and Happy Holidays!!
Every year I seem to pull out the Christmas decorations earlier and earlier. I used to feel a bit strange decorating early in November. This year I started in late October and I don’t regret it one bit. Christmas decor makes my heart happy. I love the twinkle of the lights at night. The red accents in my normally neutral decor bring cheer to those dreary winter days. So, I decorate early.
This is my first Christmas to decorate in this house, so it was fun and challenging to change things up from previous years. In today’s post I’m taking you on a tour of some of my favorite spots in the house all decked out for the holidays. Pour a cup of coffee or hot cocoa and enjoy!!
One of my favorite features of this living room is this wall of windows. They let in so much natural light and provide an amazing view to the backyard. Funny enough, the first thing I thought when I saw this living room was ‘those windows are the perfect place for the Christmas tree’. Priorities in house hunting, am I right?! I set this bench and some Hunter Boots beside the tree to create a cozy little holiday spot.
Last year I purchased a 9′ tree from Hobby Lobby after my beloved decade old tree finally gave up the good fight!! I had been eyeing a flocked tree for a couple of years and it seemed like the perfect time to take the plunge. Every year I add a few new ornaments to my collection, but the theme of red and rustic has remained the same. I love how it turned out — simple, but perfectly my style.
This hutch is one of my favorite pieces to decorate for the seasons. It has been in my family for years and I gave it new life a year ago by chalk painting it and switching out the glass in the doors for chicken wire. It currently showcases my favorite Rae Dunn pieces, but I also love to add in some other vintage inspired pieces as well. I simply added in some winter greenery and tied wreaths from the Target Dollar Spot onto the doors to spruce it up for the holidays.
Buffet Table Turned Mantle
This house has a large living space, gorgeous windows and ample natural light. What it doesn’t have is a fireplace. Without a mantle to decorate I had to get a bit creative this year. I used this buffet table as a way to display the stockings in the absence of a fireplace. I added a flocked wreath and garland and created a small tree farm. Because you really can’t have too many Christmas trees! If your home is lacking a fireplace, try thinking outside the box for hanging stockings (hooks on the wall, tables, an entryway) or create a ‘mantle’ look elsewhere in your home.
The coffee bar is in high demand during the winter months. Coffee, cocoa, cider. . .I enjoy all of it. Adding just a few red mugs, some Christmas greens and this flocked wreath made this a fun space for the holidays. Add in a few Target Dollar Spot white houses and some simple tea towels and it is a perfect spot to enjoy a quiet winter morning.
The kitchen gets a lot of use during the holidays and I find myself clearing off the island almost on a daily basis in order to cook or serve food. So this year I kept the decor super simple with this little basket, another white house from the Target Dollar Spot and this ‘Charlie Brown’ tree from Hobby Lobby. There is certainly nothing fancy about it, but it adds some Christmas charm to the kitchen while still being easy to pick up and move when needed.
For the past few years I have decorated the guest bedroom for Christmas. In this house, the bedroom is directly off of the living room and having it decorated just makes for a nicer view when watching television! I stayed with simple bedding and decor so that it feels cozy and inviting for friends and family. A simple green quilt combined with a couple of plaid pillows and a red blanket give this space a more traditional feel.
Adding some flocked garland and lights on top of the headboard adds a magical feeling to this space, especially at night. This mitten garland has also been a part of my Christmas decor for at least a decade. I love the fun touch it adds to the room and it coordinates well with the bedding.
Thank you so much for stopping by my Christmas home tour. I hope you found some inspiration for your own home this year, or just took a few minutes to relax with a cup of coffee! Enjoy this holiday season. Take time to enjoy this season and everything that it has to offer. And revel in the absolute glory and mystery of the season.
Blessings for a wonderful Christmas season!
While you’re here, check out a few of my other Christmas posts for some more holiday decoration ideas: