2016 Christmas Home Tour

Merry Christmas, friends!  I'm so glad you're here!  Can you believe that it's already that time of year again?!  I love Christmas; I love everything about it!  It's such a magical time!  I love the joy, the wonder, the anticipation, the baking, the decorating, the activities, the shopping, the gift-giving, and most of all celebrating the birth of our King!  One thing December always brings with it is lots of entertaining and lots of time spent sharing our homes with loved ones.  That being said, I had so much fun decking the halls and bringing some Christmas coziness to our home.  If you know anything about me, then you know I love neutrals, but I have to admit that I love a little red at Christmas time so I added in cheery little pops of it wherever I could.  I hope you enjoy this little tour!

Front Porch

I love decorating my front porch, and you can see how I've pulled in those pops of red with fresh poinsettias and red berries on my wreath and little Christmas trees.  I also added some wreaths with red bows to the light fixtures flanking the entrance to our porch.


I love decorating our entryway!  I always have so much fun with it!  I went a little more cutesy and whimsical with our entry console this year, mainly for my daughter's sake.  She's at that magical age for Christmas!  She loves the Santa and the little snowmen sitting on the console.  Did anyone else find those little snowmen from Target simply irrestible this year?  This is also where my daughter's advent calendar is.  It's a row of stockings, one for each day, and everyday we move the little reindeer into the appropriate stocking.  In the evenings we read a little story from her Advent book, then she finds that either candy, a small toy, or a tiny nativity character has been added to that day's stocking.  Her nativity set will be complete on Christmas day with baby Jesus.  She is having so much fun with it this year! 

My entryway bench and coats hooks are quite possibly my favorite thing in our house to decorate.  Here I pulled in some fun Christmas pillows and a pretty berry wreath, all with pops of red.  My Roberts milk crate is filled with birch logs, pine greenery and berries, and an antler wreath for a natural touch

Living Room

I have to say that I'm so impressed by people who can manage more than one Christmas tree.  They're so much work!  My daughter actually has a white, girly tree upstairs near her playroom, but, thankfully it's pretty easy to put up.  Our main tree was definitely a labor of love this year, as nearly all the pre-lit lights were burned out.  Sigh.  I spent three long hours wrapping this tree with lights and another full day decorating it.  This is our main tree, our family tree, and it houses all of our special, personal ornaments, as well as the fancy decorative ones.  I'm so happy with how it turned out!  I love the neutral tree with the pops of red!  In the rest of the living room, I pulled a little more red in on the pillows, the throw, the décor, and the Christmas stockings on the fireplace.


I kept the Christmas décor to a minimum in our kitchen because it still has to be a functional space.  I simply styled my favorite tiered tray and vintage scale for Christmas, added some pretties to the vent hood, and some simple décor to the breakfast table.  Done and done.

Thank you so much for taking my Christmas tour, friends!  I hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed sharing it!  Wishing you and yours a joyous Christmas and a blessed New Year!