With Christmas almost here I thought it was about time to take y’all on a little Christmas home tour. Nothing fancy, just a little look around so I can show you the simple ways in which I make our home festive for the holidays. Christmas is by far my favorite season to decorate for! If it was up to me I would just leave it out year round. There is just something about sitting at night with a cup of hot cocoa, the glow of Christmas lights, and the scent of a burning pine candle. Am I setting the scene here?
Now I would love to start by showing you our front porch, but I live in Mass and it is too dang cold out to 1- to decorate and 2- to take pictures of said decorations. So we’ll have to fore go that for now. Just picture my fall porch and replace the pumpkins with faux Christmas trees and swap out the fall pillows on my rockers for a festive one and ta da!
As soon as you enter our front door you are greeted by our staircase. One of the only disappointing things about our home is the lack of a fireplace, which is most sadly noticed when it comes to holiday decorating. So I have adorned our staircase with a flocked garland and have hung our stockings here. The fur throw is one of my faves and is from World Market, and the pillow is by Craftberrybush and can be found here. Both the knit and the fur stockings, which coincidentally match the throw exactly, are from TjMaxx and Marshalls. The cute little tree is from Pier1, it was purchased last year but they do have a similar style this year. Then last but not least, if you look to your left into our toy room you get a little glimpse of our tree. This year I opted for a metal tree collar from Michaels, rather than a traditional skirt and I love it. Our tree will always be adorned with a mix of red ball ornaments and our collection of family ornaments that have been collected over the years.
In our living room I have tried to stick with my soft neutral color palate. I’ve swapped out most of our pillows for some festive ones. The Reindeer one is new and is from Decor Steals, the soft red colored ones are from Pier1 last year, the grey checked ones are Ikea, and the fur and knit ones are from Homegoods and Marshalls. I love the coziness of fur and knits in the winter, as far as I’m concerned the more the better. Our clock can be found a few posts back, I added a direct link to a whole bunch of fun farmhouse clocks. Then on our coffee table I’ve just decorated a tray using a candle from Antique Candleworks, this cute porcelain JOY and a simple flocked tree both from Marshalls. I prefer the look of flocked foliage over traditional greenery because I think it gives a softer feel. Now if your like me and didn’t know about flocked greenery until recently, don’t worry you don’t have to spend a fortune purchasing new, google DIY tree flocking. I flocked our stairway greenery myself using some white spray paint and some snow spray.
Moving into our dining room, I couldn’t help but add another tree. Ultimately I would like one in every room. This flocked beauty was a steal for $30 from Walmart. I took the base off and placed it in a vintage crock with some paper stuffing to get it to stay. Our side table is more winter than Christmas and will stay like this through January. Again with a flocked tree, a ton of vintage books and a few festive details. Hanging above, I got a new Christmas sign and I am so in love with it! Its the first page from Twas the Night Before Christmas, so I guess you could say this table has a book theme.
One of my favorite things about decorating for the holiday is wrapping our chandelier with garland. I’ve created our Christmas table with a little bit of greenery, some rustic wood trees from Target, and my go-to candlesticks. For the place setting I layered our white everyday plates, used a white linen napkin and topped it off with a vintage mercury glass ornament that matches that cute little brass deer I found at Marshalls.
Our kitchen is all about coffee and Christmas. The coffee station got some Christmas greenery and all the fixings to transition into a hot cocoa bar for the kids. I have crushed peppermint, marshmellows, and cute little Christmas tree stirrers from the Target dollar spot. A little Christmas makeover for my favorite farmhouse tray and greenery and a red apron for my wall mug rack. I lucked out big time finding a ton of Christmas themed Rae Dunn mugs. If you haven’t heard about Rae Dunn, don’t worry your saving on a ton of money and awkward glances from your husband as you come home with yet another mug.
Last but not least, a few Christmas details in our bedroom. Christmas bedding and cozy throws are a must. Red stripped sheets were from TjMaxx last year, along with the 2 plaid pillow covers. The two small square red stripped pillows are from the Target dollar spot, and the Merry pillow was from Target last year. Then can you ever really have enough knit throws? This one has fur trim detail, perfect for winter. See that mug there? Rae Dunn. Now you know, and tell your husband I’m sorry.
As much as I hate to say it, I think our tour ends here. After the holidays I just remove all the actual “Christmas” decor and leave the neutral winter decor. I hope you enjoyed taking a look around and with only a few short weeks until Christmas I may only have 1 or 2 more blog posts until the New Year. So I’ll take the time now to say thanks for stopping by and I hope that you and your family have a happy and safe holiday!