15 Dec Christmas Home Tour
Hi Friends! Today on the blog, I’m sharing our home all decorated for Christmas! Every year, I change it up slightly with a different theme. This year, I chose mostly blues and silvers.
Let’s start with the exterior. I put wreaths on each of our front windows. These were very inexpensive wreaths from Walmart for $3! I added some ribbon I already had but I know I’ll enjoy changing up the ribbon on these in years to come.
I chose a red berry wreath for the front door that gives a subtle pop of red, making the front door stand out.
Something I love to do this time of year is walk around our yard/woods and trim fresh greens to include in my decorations. Tie it together with craft wire and a bow and you have a beautiful decoration or add it to planters with birch logs.
Moving on inside our home. When you first enter our side entry, you’re pretty much in our “eat-in” kitchen area which is open to our family room where we spend most of our time. Our real tree goes in this space so we can enjoy it everyday throughout the season.
This tree gets a mixture of both colored and white lights. My kids and husband prefer colored lights so I mix in white lights to brighten it up. It’s our compromise since I prefer white lights. It’s also what my family did growing up. If you’ve never mixed the two, I recommend trying it.
This tree also gets a mixture of both decorative themed ornaments and homemade/nostalgic ornaments. Most of the ornaments on this tree are also plastic and shatter proof since we have three little kids. I went with light blues, taupes and silvers to go with the rug in the room.
A bowl full of ornaments is always so pretty and a simple way to decorate for Christmas.
Next, we have our bar cart that we keep in our “eat-in” kitchen area off of this room.
I added festive glasses with a crystal decanter for added sparkle.
I added a dough bowl filled with greenery to the bottom.
Next, we’ll move on into the “formal” dining room. Because this is an older home, we have a table off the kitchen (where we eat most meals) and a separate formal dining room which is where we gather when we host holidays with extended family. Our plan is to one day knock down the wall to the left (in the photo below) which will open up our kitchen.
I stuck with mostly blues and silvers in this room since the walls are navy blue.
The ornaments on this buffet were my grandmother’s. I love adding pieces of nostalgia in my Christmas decor.
I attached a couple of small wreaths with mercury glass ornaments and satin ribbon to our built-in hutch doors.
This blue and white planter was the perfect size for a small faux tree I had.
While decorating this room, I realized how much I love blue and white mixed with greens. It’s such a classic combo.
Our open shelves got festive touches of greenery and mercury glass.
Moving over to our front door entryway…
We don’t use this entry much so the hooks next to the door are mostly decorative. I hung gold bells, a boxwood wreath and a plaid scarf to make them festive for the season.
We have two staircases in our home but this one has the largest banister so I love to decorate it with a couple different garlands and ribbons. Someday, we hope to open it up here by knocking down the wall on the opposite side of this banister so there would be two banisters opening up this entry area.
Next, we have our formal living room. This is another room we’d love to knock down a wall to open it up and make it a larger living room.
This is where the fireplace is so I hang the stockings here and then they get moved under our real tree on Christmas morning.
I used navy blue and silver in this room like I did throughout most other areas of our home.
Switching out our pillow covers to these navy velvet ones really help to cozy up the space.
I put faux white magnolia blooms in a vase and placed it on top of a wicker tray with faux greens and brass bells I got for very inexpensive at the Christmas Tree Shops a few years ago.
Our piano also got some festive accents as well. Faux greenery and silvers with a navy velvet bow make it go with the rest of the decor in this room.
I hope you enjoyed our Christmas Home Tour!