You guys, I am so excited to kick off the Home for the Holidays Blog Hop this morning! I just couldn’t let my first holiday season as a blogger go by without a tour, so myself and 18 other super talented bloggers are welcoming you into our homes to get a peek at how we like to decorate with our own personal Christmas styles. I can’t wait to see all of their unique spaces!
For us, Christmas is by far our favorite time of the year and we love to decorate, however, we don’t go too all-out crazy cause we don’t have alot of space (or attic) so we stick to decorating the main areas of the house, outside and the living room and dining room.
So to start, here’s our decor on the outside. This is the one time a year that I appreciate that wall. And until I can convince Matt to let us enter our little boat in the lighted boat parade, I have to settle with garland and bows on it :) Oh, and it’s just not right taking pictures of Christmas decor when it’s 80 degrees outside, at all.
And then inside. Our living room and dining room are one big open space so that’s where I focus all of my decorating. I don’t decorate the guest rooms just because I don’t really want to store more stuff plus we don’t have alot of guests anyway :) I don’t do the kitchen either for the same reason which is good, cause I also had to cook 10 dozen cookies for work today while I was taking these pictures and it was a disaster zone!
I love mainly white Christmas decor with pops of rich reds, again, not alot of stuff, just some garlands, pillows, and centerpieces. The pillow shams are from Pottery Barn. Aside from always being cute, I get their pillow covers so I can just pop them over my everyday pillows and all I have to store is the cover.
We don’t use our fireplace so I have a faux clamshell in there filled with those cinnamon pinecones. And always with the disguise-the-tree-timer poinsettias :) My mom cross-stitched me my beachy Santa stocking and she’s got a fishing Santa for Matt that I need to get down here, and then there’s Lily’s little stocking too.
We got a new, bigger tree, with pinecones, from Home Depot on Black Friday last year (this one), and I LOVE it. Our tree used to be super beachy but now is more just a little beach with neutral and rustic whites and burlap ribbon. There are still some DIY shell ornaments (of course) along with my acorn and driftwood garland and I got on a kick a few years ago of stringing up antique lures as ornaments also.
The rest of the living room just has a long garland over the entertainment center and some wooden snowflakes from World Market off of one of our oars.
I guess I have a tree “theme” in our dining areas, with a cluster of DIY cone trees on the dining table and my grandmother’s porcelain tabletop tree on the breakfast nook table. I remember getting to “decorate” this tree as a little girl and to this day I still obsess over same colors being too close together on it. Oh, and I couldn’t resist those fair isle pillows from HomeGoods!
And what’s some Christmas decor if you don’t see it at night?!?
Thanks so much for stopping by and get ready for the other eighteen tours this week! Also check out #HomeForTheHolidaysBlogHop to catch snippets of everyone’s tour. These ladies are going to have some great inspiration!