Happy Tuesday, y’all! I am so excited to be participating in the Home for the Holidays blog hop hosted by Jenna of Wife in Progress. If you are stopping by from The Frugal Homemaker, welcome! I’m so happy you’re here! This week, myself and 33 talented bloggers will be sharing our Christmas home tours for an ultimate roundup of Christmas inspiration. You can find all of the links at the bottom of this post!
If I’m being honest, I struggled with decorating our home for Christmas this year. A few weeks ago, my husband pulled out our bins of Christmas decor only to find everything ruined except our big Christmas trees and ornaments. I know its only decor, but I have to admit I shed a few tears as I tossed out our family stockings and the Christmas books I’ve had since I was a little girl. Suddenly, I found myself in a unique situation. I could start over with Christmas from scratch. The Christmas decor world was my oyster. And I was completely overwhelmed. Did I want to stick to traditional decor? Go with navy blue? Go with all neutrals? Rustic? Farmhouse? Simple? Pinterest became my enemy. There’s so much amazing inspiration out there and my head was spinning. I’m sure some of y’all can relate.
So, I took a step back. I decided to stop fretting and just combine some of the Christmas elements I love, forgetting a set theme. I picked up some faux greenery, berry picks and new stockings, and that makes up the bulk of this year’s decor. Simple, cozy and rustic ended up being the name of the game.
Settle on down with your favorite hot beverage while I give you a tour of our cozy Christmas home. (Some affiliate links are included. You can read my full disclosure here.)
When you come into our teeny tiny entry, you’re welcomed by this amazing print from Vol 25 and some twinkle lights.
Since this area is so small, I like to keep it fairly simple, but I couldn’t resist adding some festive touches.
Our kitchen is one of my favorite areas to decorate for the holidays. Touches of red pop off of the white and blue cabinets.
This year, I added those mini wreaths above the range. I love them so much I may switch them out seasonally from here on out.
Apple cider is one of my favorite cold weather beverages. Once there’s any sort of chill in the air, I can’t resist a hot cup so I mostly keep it on hand all Fall and Winter long.
I picked up this faux pine garland from Walmart for five bucks and it adds the perfect amount of cheer when paired with the acorn garland that used to hang above our bed.
Now we are heading into the heart of our home.
My husband grew up in a large log cabin so his preferred decor style is very rustic. Christmas seems the perfect time to bring rustic touches in as a nod to his childhood and preferences. These plaid and fur pillows add such a cozy, yet rustic vibe to our couch and are wonderful to curl up with.
Keeping with the rustic feel, I decked the tree with plaid ribbon, antler picks, and some twine, navy and bronze ornaments in addition to my traditional red to coordinate with our new rug.
Since our Pottery Barn stockings were ruined, I picked up these knit ones at Target. They just screamed cozy to me! I think they look so sweet paired with the flocked and red beaded garlands.
I kept everything else pretty simple. The bookshelves got some sprigs of pine, berry picks and candles. Can you spot my wee helper sleeping on the job?!
The last stop on our tour is our Christmas bedroom.
Last year was the first year I decorated our room for Christmas and it was my favorite spot in the house!
This year I went a bit more understated. Some greenery from Michael’s and a plaid table runner turned pillow were all that were needed.
Well there ya have it! I hope our cozy little home offers you some inspiration. And if nothing else, I hope you come away with the realization to do what you love in your home.
The next stop on the tour is Amanda from Sincerely, Marie Designs. She’s sharing her Christmas bedroom and it is a stunner. Amanda has the most amazing style and I know you will love her tour!
Be sure to check back daily as new bloggers link up their tours on their designated days!