I’m so excited to share our home today ~ all dressed up for the holidays!
I’ve teamed up with a very talented group of bloggers to share our homes for the holidays! Be sure to check out the links at the bottom to their tours as well for more inspiration. I’m incredibly honored to be a part of such a talented group of ladies!
This year, we welcomed our 3rd daughter, Harper to our family. Kids definitely make the holidays more fun and we have been having a lot of fun around here. Which is great for us, but I’ll admit I had to work extra hard this year to get photos of our house in a “blog” worthy state!!!
I do love decorating for Christmas and I do hope that our home inspires you for your decorating this year.
I hope you guys know that our home almost never looks like this. Toys, dishes, laundry piles are probably all behind the camera (some probably made it in the shots too if you close enough!). Please don’t look that close haha!
I wanted our decor to feel whimsical for the kids but with a grown up feel. I added a lot of twinkly lights around the house and focused on simple, festive touches.
So, come on in!
Let’s start with our living room, since this is where we spend most of our time!
The artwork is my favorite recent addition to this room. The top print is a snowy Gray Malin and the bottom chandelier photo is an iphone shot from a special vacation!
We have a mix of artwork in our home and my favorite pieces are the ones that bring back memories.
Tip: use pages from books for easy and affordable artwork! My favorite is Gray Malin’s Escape book. This also makes a great gift!
Simple icicles mixed with family ornaments
Our tree in our living room is real and it’s where we hang all our family ornaments. For every milestone, my mom gets us a Waterford ornament (new house, wedding, babies, etc.).
I also started buying the girls one special ornament every year. Hanging those are the best part of getting our home holiday ready. I added lots of icicles this year too!
Disco Ball ornaments are magical!
When the sunlight is right, these disco ball ornaments light up the entire room! It’s pretty magical. I’ve had these ornaments for years and I love that our kids get to enjoy how they sparkle in the light. I’ll try to get a photo of this to share!
Add white berries and real eucalyptus to floral arrangements
I also “winterfied” our floral centerpiece by adding white berry stems and real eucalyptus.
Next, up: our sunroom, turned dining room for the season!
My favorite room in our home! We’re hosting a few gatherings this season so we decided to do a “room swap”. Our sunroom furniture is in our dining room, and vice versa.
Two trees at different heights
Trimming tips and ribbon trick
The flocked Christmas trees are new this year too. They are from King of Christmas (ps. worth all the hype.). Also, I just learned the secret behind putting ribbon on your tree easily. Cutting strips into 12-18″ pieces and tucking them throughout. Voila!
…and festive sayings!
I kept our tablescape pretty simple for this years house tour. A red and white striped runner, twinkling lights, garland, candles and my grandmothers dishes.
More simple wall decor changes
Found another spot to add wintery artwork!
The print is another Gray Malin (his snow collection is perfect for winter) and the Christmas tree wall decor is from Third and Main (a home decor subscription company).
This is the second place that I stacked pieces of different sizes and I love how it turned out!
I also used ikea frames and took out the plastic / glass so they look much nicer. I hung them with command strips to make it easy and removable.
A few holiday touches in our kitchen….
Wreaths and twinkle lights
Holiday cookie making and decorating with our family is one of our favorite traditions! We did a little early decorating this year (the kids were laser focused!)
Real (or faux) branches in vase
A little simple holiday styling for this console table off our entry. My goal is to keep everything simple these days!
I did very little shopping this season but I was glad I bought these snowy pine branches (currently on sale!). I have 4 total in this vase. Throughout the house, I have vases year round. For the holidays, I switch out the florals to either real or faux branches.
These X based stools are the best purchase we’ve made all year. We use them all the time as footstools and extra seats by the fire or for guests. Plus they easily tuck under the table.
Accent corners with birch logs & mistletoe above doors
Notice the mistletoe?
Okay, this was one other thing I couldn’t resist buying this year! It’s the mistletoe from the Hearth and Hand line at Target (we actually have another one in our bedroom too 😉
We’re calling this our “flower room” for now!
It was our dining room and will probably be our dining room again in the spring. I’m not sure if my husband is totally sold on the wallpaper yet – good thing it is removable! Us girls love it though for now!
What do you think? Leave it or switch it up?
Last room on this tour is our office / playroom!
I’ll link the grasscloth wallpaper and other sources at the bottom of this post too in case your are interested.
Wreaths over artwork (or mirrors!)
If you don’t love the stress of wrapping presents right before Christmas, try leaving out wrapping paper where you will see it. Every time you bring home a new gift, wrap it right away and put the recipients name on it right away!
I started doing this for everyone (except for the kids) and am thrilled to check that off my list. A few of our family members have seen their wrapped gifts already which is fun cause it keeps them guessing whats inside!
In case you’re wondering, Santa Claus has his own workshop with special wrapping paper 😉
Don’t forget the festive touches for your bookshelves
Jingle bells in old candles, a few ornaments and twinkly lights completed the shelves.
I added a few simple Christmas touches to the shelves ~ and finally organized them again!! I also had to call in a favor to a friend to help capture all the shelves in one pic! (Thanks Hope!)
And that’s a wrap!
Thanks for joining us today!
We wish you a Merry Christmas and happy holidays!
Don’t forget to check out all the inspirational homes on this years blog hop! I promise you’ll want to take notes!! Source list below too!
Holiday Decor Inspiration
Modern Glam | Blush and Copper Christmas
My 100 Year Old Home | Kitchen Christmas Decor
The Design Twins | Christmas Home
Simple Cozy Charm | A Cozy Change
2 Ladies and a Chair | Christmas Decor Cozy Christmas Tree
Meme Hill | Traditional Christmas Red
Happy Happy Nester | Simple Ways to Add Holiday Cheer to a Bedroom
The Posh Home | Modern Christmas Decor
Life is Better at Home | Rose Gold & Blush Christmas
Your Marketing BFF | Modern Winter Wonderland Christmas Home Tour
Shining on Design | Simple Holiday Styling Whimsical
Styled with Lace | Burgundy and Blush Christmas
Designs by Laila | Tis The Season to Decorate
Love Your Abode | Joy Filled Christmas
Finding Lovely | Christmas Around the Home