I’m so excited to be sharing my home all decked out for Christmas with you today! I’m even more excited to be joining 11 other bloggers today for our Homes for the Holidays Tour. If you’ve landed here from Cindy’s, A Cottage Girl, beautiful tour, then welcome! After you finish your stop here, be sure to visit the next blog on the tour, which will be listed at the bottom of this post.
Grab a cup of coffee or hot chocolate, cozy up by the fire and enjoy my Christmas Home Tour…
When you first walk into our home, you are greeted by the stairs to the left and our formal dining room to the right. We haven’t had a home with stairs in over 5 years, and so when it came time to decorate for Christmas, my boys had only one request…
Decorate the stairs.
My boys love being able to come down the stairs early, way too early, on Christmas morning and have the stairs all lit up as they make their way downstairs to their presents.
Since it was the one thing they were looking forward to, I made sure to do it while they were in school so it would be a surprise when they got home.
When they walked in from school that day, their eyes lit up and my oldest said, “Wow! I love it! THIS is why I love having stairs!”
It’s the little things ya’ll.
My farmhouse console got a Christmas makeover as well. Just little touches of Christmas here and there.
The tree at the base of the stairs is for all of the ornaments the kids have made or I’ve collected over the years. It’s like a memory tree. There are pics of the kids when they were little, ornaments from past students when I was teaching and ornaments to remember our boys’ first Christmases.
From the foyer, you walk into the living room, and this is the first view of Christmas in this area.
I was so excited to decorate our fireplace this year, but I have to be honest, I’ve seriously gone back and forth with this fireplace. I’m just not completely in love with the decor just yet, and I honestly can’t put my finger on what it is that I don’t love about it, but for now, it will do.
I think my favorite part of our fireplace decor is the antique sled I picked up this year. My boys are praying for snow so they can use it… oh goodness! Please.. no snow!
Across the room, in the corner, is our big tree..
This tree ya’ll.. we’ve had this tree for five years now, and this year, all but one of the strands of lights worked, so I had to string all new lights on it! Let me tell you.. it was NOT fun! I was ready to throw this tree outside and light it up and watch it burn, baby, burn!!
Now that it’s done though, I’m loving it!
For my birthday this year, I got to go to Magnolia in Waco, TX (blog post coming soon) and I picked up this farmhouse scale. I have absolutely loved getting to decorate it for Christmas.
I’ve also picked up a few beautiful Christmas pillows, that you’ll see in the next few pics, from one of my favorite Etsy shops, Porter Lane Home.
This Oh Deer pillow is just the cutest and I love it on our chair that sits next to our tree.
Here’s a view of our kitchen, from our living room, all decked out for Christmas. I don’t decorate this space as much because the kitchen has a way of getting cluttered all on its own and it doesn’t need any extra help from me by adding Christmas decor to it.
I love small, simple touches in the kitchen.. things like a wreath on the cabinets, and fresh red roses.
Even our coffee station got into the Christmas spirit.
And finally, one of my favorite spaces that I decorated this year is our master bedroom..
Decorating our master bedroom is a first for me.
I mean.. who does this?
(Obviously I do! Lol!)
This room has quickly become one of my favorite rooms to walk into now! We have loved how this pallet wall has changed the feel of this room. You can see how we did the pallet wall here.
Just by adding lights and garland to our headboard has made this room feel magical.
I encourage every one of you to do the same in your bedroom. It’s just amazing!
Well, that concludes the tour for me, but be sure to check out the Homes for the Holidays Tour with some of my favorite bloggers below, and be sure to come back here later this week as I share my dining room all decked out for the holidays. I’ll also be sharing one of my favorite Instagram homes with you on Tuesday. It’s a showstopper friends!
Next on the tour, head on over to Jen’s, Noting Grace, tour…
Homes for the Holidays Bloggers: