Hello friends! I can tell you that I am officially done decorating my home for the Christmas season, and while I will be picking glitter out of my hair for the next week, I love all the decorations! During the week I will give you many more details on all the rooms that I decorated (living room, dining room and family room) but for now I wanted to give you a quick tour of my home this Christmas.
I am joining Hometalk.com and CountryLiving.com in a “Home for Christmas” event featuring lots of creative and talented bloggers. I am sharing my home tour, but bloggers will be sharing different Christmas projects, so be sure to check out the links below and the hashtag #HomeForChristmas in all your social media.
Some people choose a color scheme for the whole house and they bring it into every room. While I love the idea and the cohesiveness of decorating within one color family, I tend to slowly inject holiday colors into the home.
The first room that I will share with you is my living room. All the colors in this room are neutral so I only bring in white, gold and silver to decorate.
Last year I shared my Christmas home tour and you may recall a similar setup. I simply changed around some of the pillows, including this little one that says PEACE that I found on my last Target trip. I went in for a candle and walked away with a cart full. Story of my life.
Since the gallery wall in the background is busy, I like to keep all the other surrounding tables decorated simply. Here I placed a large initial hurricane (a $5.00 score at Marshalls) on top of a mercury class pedestal.
I love these mercury glass ornaments but they are so heavy that I simply cannot place them on my tree. Instead, I placed them on the same leaf that I used to decorate for fall, and I added greenery for a small pop of color. To add a little dimension and interest, I placed the leaf on a rustic tree trunk slice.
The opposite side remains almost untouched – those colors match my decor year-round.
You may recall how I decorated my buffet for fall – I considered removing the wreath and adding the same one that I used last year. After adding the “Merry and Bright” marquis sign and the little tree, I decided that this wreath would also work perfectly for Christmas. I didn’t even have to pull out the ladder which is great!
On the opposite side, there is a pop of color with the stockings for the whole family. My kids really get into stocking stuffers so I purchased some big ones last year.
Making another appearance this year is this sweet little tree from last years Christmas home tour, I just changed it’s spot. It’s tempting to decorate exactly the same way year-after-year, but it’s way more fun to find a new home for decorations. Sometimes as I am unloading the holiday boxes from the garage, I place something down on a surface meaning to go back to it later. All of a sudden I look at it and think “I kinda like it there”. A different perspective on an old decoration.
Since the living room and dining rooms connect, I like to graduate color into the adjacent room. I purchased 20 feet of fresh garland this year when we bought our tree and they said it should last 30 days – let’s see if it does. For now, I love how it frames the entrance to the dining room. I used Command Brand hooks to keep it from damaging the wall.
In a few days I will fill you in on more details of the dining room, but it’s basically a lot of layering greens, gold and white.
A little fur on the head chairs and small pillow soften the dark wood colors of the dining room furniture.
So far we have been holding back on color but no more! The family room is the fun room and our favorite room to hang out. This isn’t even the “best” spot to put up our tree but we place it here so that we can enjoy it while watching T.V. and hanging out. In a few days I will also give you all the details from my tree decorating adventures.
P.S. It involves broken ornaments…sigh.
All my pillows are from different stores but they all work together nicely. The throw and the reindeer pillow are from Target (last year) and the large fur one is from ZGallerie. I love adding touches of black to anchor all the other colors.
I had to take more than one picture because it’s a rare sight for all my pillows to be on the couch and not part of some “Fort” on the floor.
More pillows – The one in the back is from ZGallerie and the front one (which I love) is from Marshalls.
Almost done with the pillows. Snowflake pillow is from Target and the beautiful (and personalized) one in the front is from Tiny Prints. It really is the most wonderful time of the year!
Don’t cut corners! I love using baskets in corners full of pillows or throws. Can you believe that the little deer pillow is from the Target dollar section? Adorable right?
So that’s my home for the holidays, but the fun doesn’t stop here. #HomeForChristmas is full of ideas and I encourage you to check them out by clicking on the links below.
Have you done all your Holiday decorating? Do you do it all in one day or do you space out your decorating?