Come and tour our foyer, living room and kitchen all dressed for Christmas! We’re keeping things simple with classic and easy decorating ideas!
It’s here! It’s Christmas home tour week and I’m thrilled to be sharing our foyer, family room and kitchen with you today. If you haven’t taken a look at the other tours of our Season’s Simplicity hop, hosted by Krista at The Happy Housie, be sure to check them out. There’s so many beautiful tours and tons of holiday inspiration! It’s hard to believe that we’re almost through the first week of December. This time of year always flies by so quickly and it can be so easily for time to get away from us.
Today I hope that our home will inspire you to give your home a little extra love this Christmas season by just adding the simplest touches. If you saw our home tour from last year you’ll notice that not a ton changed this year. I was so please with our decor last year that I didn’t really feel the need to change things just for the sake of a change. Somethings I altered for a fresh look and others are just as there were last year. When you love something it’s okay to keep it the same! Without further ado, come on in!
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Our foyer looks very similar to last year’s foyer. Fresh cedar garland will always be one of my favorite things this time of year. I love the smell and beautiful texture. This garland was sent to be by Lynch Creek Farm. I was so surprised how much fuller it is than what I’ve purchased in stores in the past. I topped it with satin ribbon and added a few little wooden houses that I picked up at Homegoods.
They’re technically ornaments but I think they look just as good this way. They would also be great to use in your holiday wrapping!
Our living room is also a little similar. For over 14 years I’ve been collecting mercury glass ornaments so I look forward to pulling them down from the attic each Christmas. For that reason I don’t see this tree changing too much. I just can’t bring myself to change out everything each year. My ornaments have too much sentimental value. Some years I incorporate my red ornaments into this tree but you’ll find those in our family/TV room this year. This tree is in all silver and gold ornaments and black and white plaid ribbon as well as off-white ribbon.
To give the room a festive feel I added pops of red and green.
You can find all the details on our mercury glass and cedar mantel in this blog post.
I love little glass ornaments. Over the years I’ve accumulated quite a few. I typically find them at thrift stores, antique stores or yard sales for just a couple of dollars. They’re great to use in groups on coffee tables, nightstands or in bowls in the dining room.
Our breakfast nook shelves are dressed in fresh cedar garland and vintage glass ornaments, both very simple and quick to do.
Our Santa mugs made their appearance this week. They have so much nostalgia. We love to kick off the Christmas season with a pot of my Christmas Eve hot cocoa.
Again, when you find something you love you stick with it. This will be the third year that I’ve tired these cute little wreaths to our breakfast chairs. I used a soft white satin ribbon and the wreaths are just $5 faux wreaths from a local craft store.
Most years I hang a fresh boxwood wreath above the range but sadly this year they were unavailable. I unexpectedly came across this faux cedar wreath and was so impressed that I thought it would be a great replacement. I love that it has the look of a real wreath but will last for many years to come.
Sticking to what I know I love, I hung fresh cedar garland around the door way of the living room and kitchen again this year and pinned vintage post cards to it. You can print off your own vintage post cards here in my blog post from last year.
We’re still in the process of completing our family/TV room but I didn’t let that stop me from adding a Christmas tree! I came across this flocked tree in October and was instantly sold. The price was great and I just loved that there was snow piled here and there and how the branches bent downward. It looked just like how a tree in nature would look covered in snow! I knew this would be the perfect tree to add my red mercury glass ornaments and plaid ribbons too.
While our dining room and our bedroom tree is more sparse, this tree is full and over-flowing. I added the ribbon haphazardly and worked in berries throughout for texture. To fill holes in the tree I added over-sized, wooden and beadedsnowflakes and large glass ornaments.
There’s few things better than the warm glow of Christmas lights while watching a movie as a family! This is one of our favorite places to be in the evenings.
I’m so glad you stopped by! I hope you’ll join me back here tomorrow to tour our master bedroom and Charlie’s Christmas bedroom. Merry Christmas, friends!
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