While I am still working on crafting and gifting, our home is pretty much done being decorated for Christmas. Due to some freelance projects, I got a very early start this year and I can’t say I mind too much. It meant that I didn’t feel rushed, but could take my time working through each space. I enjoy decorating so much more when it doesn’t feel like a race. That extra time allowed me to rethink certain areas, like the fireplace mantle and I love the results. So, here is our holiday home tour for 2021…
I did the most decorating in the living room because it’s where we spend much of our time and it’s the most visible room in the house. It’s also just natural to decorate with the pretty mantle, built-ins, and a place for the Christmas tree. You can read more about the mantle HERE.
Swapping out my landscape painting for this portrait print was one of my favorite changes. It adds so much warmth and interest to this area. She just might stay beyond Christmas.
Of course, a holiday home tour needs at least one Christmas tree! This is our main tree for this year. I called it a “hydrangea and homemade Christmas tree” since I used dried hydrangea blooms as an accent and used a lot of homemade ornaments. You can read more about the tree HERE.
I added a little bit of greenery around Miss Morisot and brought in a lamp as well. I’ve enjoyed turning on this lamp and just basking in the ambient glow it puts off along with the tree lights.
I added an antique trapper basket to the butler’s pantry and filled it with more dried hydrangea blooms and greens. This was one of those decorating ideas that I tried, not really knowing how it would work, but I love it! I think this will make a regular appearance during the holidays. You can read more about the basket HERE.
I also brought in the little tree that I put in front of the back stairs. When we first moved in, I envisioned a little tree on a stool in that very spot and I have been able to bring that vision to life each year.
The holiday home tour continues in the dining room…
This room is small, so a little bit of decorating goes a long way. I set up a small tree decorated with our mini advent stockings in an antique goat cart. Greenery on the chandelier and wrapper around the mirror adds a festive touch.
I still need to fluff up the hutch for the holidays, but here is how it looked last year…
I also brought back my ring mold advent wreath. You can read about that HERE.
And in the foyer, I added some greenery to the hooks by the door and a customized vintage ceramic Christmas tree to use as a nightlight. It’s also nice to see it peeking through the sidelights by the door.
And I added a garland to the banister draped with ribbons and bells. You can read more about that HERE.
And, because it’s hard to appreciate a holiday home tour through photos alone, I made a video walk-through for you. It’s obviously not of the entire house, but just the areas we decorated for Christmas.
I hope you find a lot of inspiration for decking your own halls this year and in the future…
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