“It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas”. As I write this post, my kiddos are home from school for the first “snow day” of the season. Have you decorated for Christmas yet? Last year I shared a holiday home tour of our home decorated for the holidays. I love Christmas! All the hustle bustle, frenzied shopping, Christmas baking and holiday parties fill me with Christmas cheer. Holiday decorating feel you with dread? Don’t be a scrooge. Here’s a holiday home tour of our new home to get you in the Spirit. I hope these images will inspire you to decorate your home for Christmas.
.Here’s our home from the outside. We only just got the tree wraps to light due to an electrical wiring issue, otherwise known as the “Holiday Lightmare of 2013“. I love the simplicity of small white lights. Everything is LED lights but we are old school. Just simple white lights work for me. As you come up the front walk, I have garland wrapped around the iron banisters. I love the glow from the gas lanterns. A simple grapevine wreath hangs by the door. I added some beaded sprays, poinsettia blooms, and pine cones. Right now the wreath is hanging on the brick. Our front door has a large double-pane leaded glass panel and I have not found a magnet strong enough to hold the wreath.
My piano studio is just off the front entry. The piano gets a simple candle and greenery arrangement. Twin trees in urns flank the arched opening. Don’t you just love the area rug? This was a custom cut and bound carpet by none other than Textures, of course 🙂
The living room is just off the piano studio. Due to space limitations, I have a slim 7′ tree here. I’ve decorated it with swags of deco-mesh layered with olive green wired ribbon, beaded grape floral pics and glittery tape. A color scheme of both mat and shiny bronze balls with two tones of green fill out the tree and complement the decor in the room. I’m think Holiday decor can be any color scheme and looks best when it coordinates with the space. The mantel is given a simple treatment of faux evergreens with dried floral intermixed. I have added the wooden deer and of course the stockings are hung with care. If you look closely you’ll even see our Elf on the Shelf “Sinatra” who has gone exploring in one of the stockings. The coffee table showcases my deer collection.
Even the accent pillow spreads the holiday cheer. I made this pillow several years ago. The embroidered words translate “Peace, Love & Joy” in my husband’s native Finnish. Yup- I’m married to a guy from the North Pole.
The guest bedroom gets some holiday touches. Fortunately the color scheme with red accents lends itself to the season. I love this canvas photo print of our Christmas card from a couple years ago. My holly berry monogram found a home in here too. You can recreate this look easily. Check out the tutorial here.A simple flocked garland over the bed and seasonal additions to the dresser vignette add holiday cheer to our bedroom.
Some white Christmas resin figurines are added to the vignette on my dresser. The polar bears are so cute! Here’s the view from the kitchen into the living room.Remember the Christmas Printable Subway Art from last year? They found a new home above my wine cabinet. I’ve topped it with a snowman cookie jar.
My Christmas nativity sits on the bar. I purchased this one from Hobby Lobby many years ago. Isn’t it beautiful?The holiday home tour continues up the staircase. I created a swagged garland filled out with pine cones and seasonal greenery. I wired in some glass ornaments, beaded leaves and added a feathered dove for a special touch.The kids rooms are no exception. My little princess has a miniature tree dressed with pink garland, pink lights, and ballet themed ornaments. Little man has simpler tastes and his tree is given lights and a rustic star. His Christmas Tree decor changes daily with the addition of matchbox cars and legos to suit his whimsy. My Christmas village is arranged on the media console. The faux snow is useful for hiding the wiring.My 9′ tree fills our bonus room with a beautiful glow. I created a triple ribbon swag of layered equestrian ribbon by D. Stevens, burlap ribbon and red wired ribbon. The ornaments are mostly handmade either from my childhood or made by my own children. From the baby booties to the hand-prints, each ornament holds a special memory or tells a story.
Now that our Holiday Home Tour is completed I hope you are filled with ideas and inspiration to decorate your home for the holidays. May all of your homes be filled with the Peace, Love and Joy this Christmas!