Welcome! Thank you for joining us today as we share our home decked out for the holidays!
I’m honored to be a part of the Home for the Holidays blog hop this year with 15 incredibly talented bloggers. I’ve included all their links below too so be sure to check them out for more inspiration.
Decorating this year was extra special for a few reasons.…. First, this is our first holiday in our new home. Second, this my very first home tour. Third, we are hosting our families for Christmas this year for the first time!! A lot of FIRSTS 🙂 But no pressure, right?
I hope you sit back, grab a cup hot cocoa, or glass of wine (or both!) and find a little inspiration for your decorating this year…
I wanted our decor to be pretty, festive, and kid-friendly – but not tooo kid-friendly 😉 Seeing the girls’ eyes light up every time a new Christmas decoration was added truly made me so happy… so much that I had to keep the decorations under control!
The holidays have definitely become more fun with the little ones. So, let’s get started with the dining room………..
You see our dining room when you first walk in our front door. It’s probably our least used room in the house, but it is one of my favorite rooms.
Our table was a thrifted find (for $12.99!). I loved the shape and knew it would be perfect with a little paint! Isn’t it amazing how paint can transform a piece?
I usually keep my tablescapes pretty minimal since food and company are really the highlight of any meal around the table.
I also included a few smaller pieces (flowers, candles, etc.) in the center that can easily be moved to make room for food, wine, etc.
These laser cut wooden snowflakes on our walls are pretty and whimsical – which is exactly what I want Christmas to feel like this year.
I keep changing my mind about artwork for this room and now am leaning towards wallpaper. We have quite a few projects that will take priority but these snowflakes are perfect to fill the space for now!
Simple wreaths are definitely trending in holiday decor this year. I was thrilled when I found this Juniper wreath for our front door.
A little fishing line did the trick to hang it – works like a charm and you can’t even see it!
Our living room has TWO trees this year. One small faux tree for the kids (which was only $30 and so easy to put together). Plus, our real tree which we flocked again this year.
I wrote a post about how we flocked our real tree last year and I highly recommend giving it a try if you like the look.
It’s really easy to do and to my surprise, Eric even took the reigns on this DIY this year.
Looking for a SUPER easy decorating idea?
Fill trays and bowls with extra ornaments – only the UNBREAKABLE ornaments for us!! I also added a little spruce to our vase in our sunroom too (pictures below).
The kitchen, living and sunroom are the three places where we spend the most time together. This is what sold us on the house actually!
The open concept is HUGE when it comes to entertaining or just being at home with kids. I can keep a close eye on the kiddos while they play and our kitchen island has become a perfect gathering spot for friends and family.
These bows were much easier to make than I thought. I made each one using this video tutorial and I could have easily gone overboard.
I even went back to Hobby Lobby TWICE for more ribbon. Finally cut myself off after making three bows for the chairs, one for our tree topper and another for our stairs :).
Next up, our SUNROOM. My favorite room in the house!
Since it has been cold out lately, this room has gotten a lot more use. It’s our go to spot for reading, snuggling, talking, coloring, working, pretty much everything!
PS. I was a little nervous about buying this creme sofa. The girls have learned no food or drink in this room. We’re still working on the “no jumping on Mommy’s nice sofa” thing……
I wish you and your family a very happy holiday!!!
Photos taken by myself and family photos by Lauren Michelle Studios
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See the links below for more holiday home inspiration from some very talented bloggers! Thank you to Jen of Jenron Designs for organizing this blog hop!