I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving with family and friends!
I could not be more excited that today is the first day of our Joyful Holiday Home Tour! I have teamed up with 7 other AMAZING bloggers to take you on a tour through our homes decorated for the holidays! At the end of this post you’ll see a link to the next stop on the tour which will continue tomorrow and run through December 5. You can also follow each of our accounts on Instagram and see our Joyful Holiday Home Tour pin board on Pinterest. This tour is also being shared on the Jennifer Rizzo Linky Party via JenniferRizzo.com and on TheNester.com
Ok, so lets start the tour. I hope you find my home as joyful as I do! Welcome….
We spend A LOT of time at this table, so I had to keep my decor simple in this space. We eat dinner together every night at 6pm and my son and I have breakfast together here every morning. I know one day these meals will be few and far between so I’m trying to enjoy them as much as possible will I can! When decorating, I tend to lean more towards neutrals and whites but our son is still a toddler and just now realizing what Christmas is so I wanted to make sure I incorporated some traditional pieces this year. I wanted this room to be a joyful place that he would remember since we spend so much time here. I thought this plaid runner from Hobby Lobby was the quintessential piece I was looking for!
Behind the kitchen table I made a little Hot Cocoa Bar, mainly for my husband and son because they are the hot cocoa junkies in this family! I have to say, this adorable sign from Downgracelane has encouraged me to ride the hot cocoa train too! It is SOOO adorable when my husband comes home from work and wants to drink hot chocolate by the fire with our little boy. They love to drink out of our reindeer mugs from Pottery Barn. We received a set of these as a wedding gift and friends and family members have added to our collection ever since! The joy of Christmas through a child’s eyes makes my heart melt!
Plaid runner- Hobby Lobby
Berry wreathes-Hobby Lobby
Chalkboard print-Dear Lillie
Hot Cocoa sign-Downgracelane
Faux greenery- Paul Michael Company
Mug rack-Hobby Lobby
Reindeer mugs-Pottery Barn
Peppermint sticks jar, cinnamon sticks, chicken wire basket, & wicker snow balls- Hobby Lobby
Peppermint stripe straws & small glass milk jars-Target
Old wooden windows-side of the road
Light fixture-Paul Michael Company
Our living room is my favorite room in the house to decorate because of the Christmas tree and fireplace mantel. I grew up most of my life having a real tree but my son and I are allergic to them so we have a fake tree now. We purchased it from Hobby Lobby several years ago on sale for 50% off. I LOVE having a fake tree because you can do so much with it and leave it up as long as you want! I usually don’t take my tree down until after the New Year.
I REALLY want a flocked tree. It wasn’t in the budget for this year so instead I tried to make it look as white and joyful as possible by sticking cotton inside the branches and using tons of white ornaments. I found these amazing snowball ornaments from Hobby Lobby (see closeup below) and LOVE the way they look with the cotton. Our fur tree skirt is new. I was really in the mood for something furry and fluffy so when I saw this one at Homegoods I knew it had to come home with me!
The mantel gave me a bit of a fit this year because I really wanted to do something different but the elk horns are an absolute staple in our home so I knew I had to work around them somehow. I decided to flock the pre-lit garland I already owned with a can of fake snow from Hobby Lobby. I love how fluffy and bright it looks now! I also flocked the tall white branches behind the garland that I have leaning against the wall. My goal was to create a joyful winter wonderland and I’m very pleased with the way it turned out!
Christmas tree, white snowball ornaments, pom pom banner, pillows, & white topper sprays-Hobby Lobby
Wrapping paper, tree skirt, pom pom throw, couch pillows-Homegoods
Mini skis & mini trees-Target Dollar Spot
Silver and white snowflake ornaments-Dollar Tree
“Happy Holidays” wooden banner, wall clock, & white trees on mantel-Paul Michael Company
Fireplace mantel garland-Target flocked with can of snow from Hobby Lobby
Ottoman-Patina Interiors Consignment Store painted with Cece Caldwell’s paint in Vintage White and Gold Leaf from Hobby Lobby
Chair-hand me down recovered in cotton duck fabric from Hobby Lobby & legs painted with CoCo by Annie Sloan
Mirror-gift from MIL painted in Vintage White
Cotton-pulled from a field
Wall color-Revere Pewter by Benjamin Moore
Trim & mantel color-Moderate White by Sherwin Williams Tree-Hobby Lobby
LIVING ROOM AT NIGHT
If you follow me on Instagram you already know that this was my very first year to ever decorate our bedroom. I cannot tell how much fun I had doing this room!!! How is that possible that I enjoyed decorating our bedroom more than the tree? I cannot tell you how happy it makes me to walk in our room to put laundry away and see these bright festive pillows made up on our crisp white bedding! This will not be the last time our master bedroom gets dressed up for the holidays! I’m adding it to my decorating list from now on…
Faux garland-Paul Michael Company
Plaid ball banner, red pillows, snowflake pillows, gray and white pillow, & plaid throw-Homegoods
White sham pillows-TJ Maxx
White quilt-Stein Mart
Gray bedding-Restoration Hardware
Merry & Bright sign- Downgracelane
shelf-husband made from old fence post
bed-wedding gift painted in Young Kansas Wheat by Cece Caldwell’s
Gray bench-Paul Michael Company
Wall color-Rockport Gray by Benjamin Moore
Trim Color-Moderate White by Sherwin Williams
If you’ve seen any of our home tours in the past you’ll remember that our house has an open floor plan. Which means our china cabinet sits in both the living room and the dining room. I always feels obligated to dress this puppy up for the holidays because its so large and in charge (hints why it could hold the big old sled). Plus, styling selves are very therapeutic to me! I could move decor around on a set of shelves all day long! I had a lot of fun with this piece this year. I tried to keep it light, bright, and white like the rest of the room…
Sled-Patina Interiors Consignment Store
Candle sticks, white snowballs, pinecone garland, white wooden trees-Hobby Lobby
Silver ball ornaments- Dollar Tree
Mini flocked trees-Tuesday Morning
White sprays & snowflake garland-Paul Michael Company
Birchwood candles-World Market
China, white pasta bowls, & champagne flutes- Bed Bath & Beyond
Set 3 clear vases-Crate & Barrel Outlet
Set 2 white vases-hand me down from MIL
Silver ice bucket-hand me down
Flocked tree planter-Homegoods
Small silver platter-wedding gift
China Cabinet- Patina Interiors Consignment Store painted in Young Kansas Wheat by CeCe Caldwell’s.
Jingle bell wreathe-Hobby Lobby spray painted white and decopodged with iridescent glitter
Well that’s it for today. I hope you enjoyed your first stop on the Joyful Holiday Home Tour.
Next up is Jordan from Jordecor. Be sure to visit her house next! She has some DIY boxwood wreathes that are absolutely adorable!
Happy Decorating and Merry Christmas everyone! May your holiday season be oh so joyful!
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