Hello and welcome to a tour of our holiday home! Be sure to check out a full list to the other ladies on the tour at the end of the post! This year it’s a special one because it’s our first in our new house. I’m honestly a little surprised that I got as much decorating done as I did considering I just emptied the last box (the ones not still in the storage room) a few weeks ago.
It has been a blast dressing up this house, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it. I hope you enjoy checking out the photos! I took a ton, as always. If you have questions about an item let me know but I will link to each space/some items at the bottom of the post. I also list some sources to the family room since this is the first you’ll see it!
I have to laugh when us bloggers say we’re keeping decor simple — because sometimes it doesn’t look simple at all to me. ? But this year I really did tone it down, just for the sake of my sanity. I’m still getting used to the house too, so I took it easy this year. So, it’s simpler than what I’ve done in the past, but may not be simple in your terms. 🙂
Tissue boxes count as decor in this house. 😉
I had big plans for the mud room/laundry, but we’re still in this settling phase where we are constantly dumping stuff in there. I’m hoping to get it better organized now that wrapping is almost done and I’m done with holiday decor. I still love our big chalkboard and use it a lot!:
I splurged on those Luminara votive candles (hanging from the chandelier) at an online summer Christmas sale. They are the ones that look like real candlelight and are usually so expensive! They are SO cool. Love them.
Our great room is our absolute favorite place to be right now. It’s the lights, candles, the fire and the cozy sofas…all of it makes it such a welcoming spot. We are obsessed with it!
Little houses were from the Target dollar spot! Actually a lot of our holiday decor is from there. 😉
I dreamt of this light for years — we had no place for it in the old house. It was the first one I knew I wanted. It’s the reason most of our rooms have no lights yet or $20 ones. 😉 Totally worth it!!
Back when we were building I shared my ideas for the set up for this room. Symmetry won out — duh. 😉 Did you ever have any doubt? (I really did consider other options, but…it’s ME.) I absolutely LOVE LOVE LOVE it:
These are the rooms that were decorated in the house — we have a tree in the basement and our son has a few things up in his room, but that’s it. And it’s plenty. Greenery, lights, candles and a few soft items like pillows and blankets go a very long way to making your home feel festive and cozy!
Here’s a list of items/posts in case you’re wondering! Some affiliate links included for your convenience:
Front porch tour and sources
Powder room tour and sources
Round Christmas board, Target dollar spot
Island stools, Target
How to stain and treat butcher block
Hanging rack over stovetop, IKEA
Island pendant lights, Wayfair (we did not get them here but these are the same!)
Two tier wood and metal stand, World Market
DIY chalkboard in mud room
Dining area tour and sources
Staircase tour and sources
How to make an easy DIY bow
Dark blue chairs and small round end table, World Market
Sofas, local store called Urban Underpriced
Ceramic houses and Merry Christmas banner, Target dollar spot
Red and white stockings, Target
Round mirrors and plaid blanket, HomeGoods
Plaid DIY pillows
Round glass coffee table, Amazon
Black “x” consoles
I think that covers it, please let me know if I forgot about anything! 🙂 I hope you enjoyed a look at our Christmas home and the tour of the new family room!
Be sure to check out the rest of the ladies on the tour today — I love ALL of their beautiful homes!
I am lucky to call all of these women friends of mine and they are incredibly talented! You can see all of the lovely ladies on this week’s tour below:
I’ll be back later this week — our school break is starting soon and we go into total hibernation mode for two weeks straight. So things will be spotty over the next couple of weeks but I’ll be checking in. I’m already starting to get the itch to dig into some DIY projects in the new year so I promise things will amp up again soon! Can you believe Christmas is only in FIVE days away?? Time has absolutely flown by this year.