Today I’m sharing with you a simple Christmas home tour.
I’ve been hustling and bustling to give my home a cozy vintage Christmas makeover.
As Christmas day approaches, there is excitement in the air.
Enjoying every part of the season, whether watching old Christmas movies or drinking eggnog and hot chocolate.
These are the most enjoyable parts of the season that brings warmth and joy to my heart.
But my favorite part of Christmas is the anticipation of the gifts my husband and I have painstakingly bought for our kids.
They are older, and their wants for Christmas look different nowadays.
But no matter how old they get, there is a gitty and joyful feeling as we think up something extra special that will be useful all year long.
Do you feel the same?
But with all that, the wonderous moments are when my family are all together.
It is in those moments I am inspired to create magical surroundings that envelope our sweet time together.
Putting up our Christmas tree.
Having a stocking on the fireplace mantle.
Even though a few of our children are grown and moved away, we still have a stocking hung up for them for Christmas day.
Life is precious.
And as our kids have grown, it has become more important than ever to just take in what moments we share.
Now onto a simple Christmas home tour.
The Living Room
As you enter our living room, you are welcomed immediately to our Christmas tree by the front door.
It was the request of my husband to create a simple cozy Christmas in our home.
This was so much fun because it challenged me to hone in on the most beautiful aspects of Christmas.
I took some natural live wreaths and garland, draped the garland onto the banister of our staircase and hung wreaths in front of our TV armoir.
The entryway, living room, and dining room are all connected.
The open concept is nice because the ceiling in our living room makes this space feel large.
And hanging things higher on the main wall and putting the large dollhouse on top of the TV armoire doesn’t look out of place.
Our entryway is what you see when you first enter our house.
I try to make this a place that is cozy but practical for taking shoes off.
On the wall, I hung up some oblong wall art that was placed in a Christmas tree design.
The Gather sign has been all over our home.
This has a rustic look but the word, gather, is what my husband and I are all about.
We love to be together with family and each other.
I put a black-and-white nativity scene to lend to the Christmas season.
On top of the Pottery Barn wood mirror, I placed a very old and worn violin.
It is so delicate, and I’ve been careful where to put it.
This was my husband’s idea. And I think it adds a little whimsy.
The Dining Room
Lighting means everything when taking pictures.
My camera captured this room beautifully in the middle of the day.
Decorating our crystal chandelier for Christmas gave this dining room that special wow factor.
When decorating, I am always thinking of how to make things simple.
I found some full-flocked stems that have blueberries and pinecones.
I bought one for every arm of the chandelier.
In this video, I share a tutorial on decorating a crystal chandelier for Christmas.
The small Christmas tree in the corner of the dining room has homemade sugar cookie ornaments.
I used premade sugar cookie dough from the store.
Using old-fashioned copper cookie cutters that I have collected from antique stores, I cut out some cookies.
I baked them for about 12 minutes.
Once I decorated them, I sprayed them with some Matte acrylic.
This made them look edible. I love how they can be carefully put away and put up again next year.
This fireplace mantle has been my favorite piece to decorate throughout my home.
I placed it on top of a console table.
By itself, it is a statement piece. I placed a garland in the front to give it a Christmas vibe.
Above my antique dresser, I placed this vintage Christmas wreath.
Here is the tutorial on how to make it here.
It is one of my favorite Christmas DIYs.
In the Kitchen
I added some Christmas decor on top of my kitchen sink.
In the middle is a swag I made.
Here is a video sharing 3 of my DIYs for Christmas this year.
Taking a rustic white three-tier tray, I filled it with some Christmas decor.
A few years ago, I decluttered all of our Christmas decorations and only kept the things I love.
These are my most treasured Christmas finds over the years.
In the photo above, I placed a Christmas tree inside a Pfalzgraff tureen soup bowl.
This is such an amazing vintage look!
I recently bought two new chairs for this breakfast nook area.
And a new oval jute rug.
Our cats tore up the cute navy blue vintage chair I had found at Goodwill.
It is placed somewhere else.
Finding affordable farmhouse bistro chairs with wicker seats was a challenge.
But I did! Here is a link for the bistro chairs.
I placed a White Christmas sign at the top of the plate shelf to give this breakfast nook a simple Christmas look.
I placed two small Christmas trees on the top shelf.
I love how simple this little corner is.
In this room, I decorated it with red.
The cozy red and green blanket on the grey chair and the red and green wool rug was found at a second-hand store.
I think they add a simple Christmas vibe to this room.
On top of my fireplace is a huge Merry Christmas sign.
It is rustic and worn, which lends to my love for the rustic farmhouse style.
I laced some little bells onto some jute string and hung them across the front of the garland.
On top of the antique sofa is a Santa Claus print of a little girl whispering into Santa’s ear her Christmas wish.
It is my all-time favorite print and is a perfect addition to this room with touches of red.
The frames in this fireside room are all thrifted from Goodwill.
It is such a surprise every time I find treasures like this.
In the corner, you can see our huge cat tree.
It has been a perfect addition to add a cozy area for our fur babies.
This is our main bathroom for when guests come over.
I love incorporating seasonal decor in this space.
The huge winter bouquet placed on top of wood drawers is a simple way to give this space that wow factor.
I have peppermint-scented hand soap. Which is a nice touch to make guests feel pampered.
At least, that is my hope.
On the left wall, as you enter the guest bathroom, is a sweet print of a little girl reading a story to her doll and teddy bear.
On the towel rack, I place a winter tree towel I found at Pottery Barn.
Two cranberry red hand towels on either side with two white lace towels on top give this a subtle Christmas charm.
This is my complete simple Christmas home tour!
Thank you for coming by!
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Have yourself a very Merry Christmas!!