Welcome to Christmas at our house! This year’s tour is going to be a bit smaller/simpler than last year due to just moving (into a fixer upper house) and having a baby 6 months ago. But I do love to decorate our home for Christmas and managed to get fseveral areas done this year.
Our Christmas front porch is the first thing to greet you. We did a ton of work outside in the front of our house (removing a ton of overgrown bushes, painting, and more) this past year so I was excited to decorate this space.
Lanterns, some entry trees, garland, a lit wreath, and a wood slice garland add simple touches to this space.
More greenery cut from the yard and a simple ribbon dress up these yard sale find lanterns.
I found some placemats I loved and turned them into the cutest pillows for my 4 secondhand black rocking chairs.
I would love to add candles in the windows next year so I will be shopping the after-Christmas clearance sales to find a few more things.
Come in our front door and you enter into the living room – the most finished room in our home right now. I made a simple card display by attaching strips of ribbon on this closet door and then just clipping cards to it with clothespins. I love seeing all the photo cards that come from friends and family.
This little dresser is here in the entryway for now but I would love to find something different or even build something for this space.
I hung some simple wreaths in the windows in the living room and just cozied up the whole space with pillows, throws, candles, lanterns, and of course our Christmas tree.
I did a bit of a farmhouse theme this year and love how my mantel turned out. You can see lots more details on it in this post.
Our tree was a simple red/white/black theme this year featuring some big red stars and chippy wood ornaments.
Thinking these little white Target dollar spot houses will stay out for winter… already imagining a winter theme with them.
This is about the extent of the decorating I did in the kitchen… except for putting my hot chocolate station from last year out on the counter. I LOVED my Christmas kitchen last year and one day once we get our kitchen remodeled I will decorate like that again.
Because if I was to zoom out on the picture you can see what we hope to rip out and fix in phase 1 of the kitchen remodel – that 90’s linoleum! That should be gone along with hopefully phase 2 and maybe 3 completed next year – this kitchen is going to be like a 5-6 phase remodel project as we save up money and DIY a lot of it.
And of course I couldn’t resist adding a sweet little tree in our little girls room! Oh we are so enjoying her. I found this little pink tree for $3 at a yard sale a month or so ago and just added some white and silver ornaments on it. I had already picked up the little white tree skirt on clearance last year when we knew we were going to have a little girl
So there’s my Christmas home tour this year. You can see last year’s tour here at our old home… it was my favorite year of decorating I did there.