Hello there, friends! Christmas is my favorite holiday to decorate for, which is why I am so thrilled to be a part of the Blogger Series – 10 Days of Christmas Inspiration blog hop alongside these super talented bloggers! If you’re visiting from Marianne’s blog at In Between Chaos, welcome, and I hope you’re enjoying the holiday fun so far! What did you think of Marianne’s beautiful, lighted Christmas sign? I may have to try making one very soon! Well, today is my turn to share with you some seasonal inspiration, and I’m so excited to take you on a tour of our house all decked out for Christmas!
Welcome to our humble home, nestled in a small suburb just outside of Atlanta, Georgia. Close enough to the convenience of a metropolitan city, but far enough that the land around us is populated by farms, schools, and beautiful communities.
Please come inside and look around….
This year, I opted to go bold with my Christmas colors, along with lots of buffalo check. In our foyer, I went with traditional Christmas red and some greenery. Although I never use red in my decor otherwise, it feels so cheerful and fresh at Christmas time! Below is our foyer, with my husband’s home office behind the french doors on the left, and our dining room is on the right.
When we first moved-in, this was a giant, bare wall. So, I made this mirror to cover a lot of empty space. I’ve dressed up the ladder with a wreath and buffalo check throw. My vintage olive buckets came in handy for holding this small tree, and for holding snow balls. I love to mix-it-up when it comes to decor — the old with the new. At night, the foyer glows from all the string lights, the candle, and the tree topper.
In this corner is my DIY coat rack with a little holly wreath and berries. And, below it we have some colorful throw pillows, a vintage crate, and a warm, cozy blanket. This is such a fun little area for seasonal decorating!
Finally, the right side of the double-doors is decorated with the traditional Christmas red and green.
Here are a few close-ups:
As you leave the foyer, you walk right into the living room. Since the wall and trim colors in here are so dark, I wanted to brighten up the room by adding white, bright decorations to the tree and to the mantel.
I used black and white buffalo checked ribbon as garland to wrap around the tree. Then, I added the red, gold, and white ornaments that I’ve collected over the years. There is just something so magical about a Christmas tree, all lit-up at night.
For the fireplace mantel, I made the large, white backdrop and the Joy to the World sign. And, I really love these black and white stockings from Hearth & Hand. I think they brighten up the entire living room!
For my sofa and loveseat, I like to add throw pillows in different colors, patterns, and textures. It helps make the room feel more cozy and relaxed.
Next, is the Family Room, which is the coziest room in the house. This room encompasses serene elements, like the cushy couch, the stone fireplace, and the large, picture windows that lookout over the backyard. The kids and pets are frequently lounging in here (or having Nerf gun wars).
I like to add rustic decor in here, so, for our slim Christmas tree, I use woodland animal ornaments, fur stockings, and casual elements like pinecones and burlap ribbon. The narrow tree is placed out-of-the-way, between the family room and kitchen, so it won’t get knocked over (not yet, anyway).
Here are a few photos of the Mudroom, Kitchen, and Master Bedroom.
This is our outdoor, covered porch, which is just off of the kitchen. We spend a lot of time out here, even in December and January. It doesn’t get extremely cold here, and we have the fireplace and a kerosene heater to help keep us warm if we need it. The kids frequently curl-up, watch movies, and make S’mores over the fire. I love that you can see the Christmas tree from the living room.
And, finally, I wanted to share with you some of my Santas and Carolers that I have been collecting over the years. For me, the older they are, the more cherished they become. It’s fun to display them around the house as part of my Christmas decorations.
I want to thank YOU for taking the time to visit our home today. I certainly hope you will come visit again soon! Happy Holidays to you and yours!
Please make sure to stop by The Idea Room on December 7th, for Day 4 with Amy Huntley. She has the most adorable gift tags to share. You don’t want to miss it! There is such a wide array of talent from all the bloggers taking part in this Blogger Series: Ten Days of Christmas Inspiration, that there is something for everyone. Below is the complete schedule of bloggers and their fabulous, inspirational blog post days:
Blogger Series: Ten Days of Christmas Inspiration
Here are some other similar links of mine that you may like: Holiday Decorating Ideas on a Budget and Classic Holiday Courses the Family Will Love.