’m kicking off this year’s holiday home tour with my favorite room of the house, my living room. Last year I started going with more neutrals and all-white for this space during the holidays and this year I continued with that theme. I also added in some more blush and pale pastels which I love. I usually do a real tree in here, but decided a flocked tree would fit even better with the overall colorscheme so I got this one from Wayfair (find more of my favorite flocked trees here). It is beautiful and great quality and a perfect size for this space. I also added a few new touches from Anthropologie like my faux fur tree skirt and mauve pom pom garland (shopping links below).Read More
I’m kicking off my fall home tour today starting with my autumn entryway! This is always one of my favorite areas of my home to decorate for the changing seasons. There are a few things I do every year as far as decor, like the pumpkins up the stairs and garland on the banister, but I also like to add a few new elements each year too. This year I decided to use this vintage floral painting as the inspiration for the space. I hung it off to the side instead of centered on the back wall and then added a hanging metal bin on the other side to balance it out. I filled the space with lots of different fall stems and greenery too, including the gorgeous fresh leaf wreath from Trader Joe’s that I hung on the mirror.Read More
The living room is probably my favorite space of all this year and I really wish I could keep it this festive year and cozy year round. I tried something different this year and stuck to a very neutral color palette all around. I layered lots of textures- knits + furs, plenty of gold accents, with pops of evergreen. Changing out the rug in here to this cozy, tasseled Wayfair rug made all the difference! This rug is AMAZING and such a steal! The gold house lanterns from Target are another one of my favorite pieces in the room. Almost all my tree ornaments are from Hobby Lobby and since Christmas is pretty much constantly 50% off there, I was able to fill the entire tree for under $50. I really wanted a super full tree with lots of clustered, oversized ornaments and I opted for simple and small clear twinkle lights as a base. I don't think I will ever stray from the simple white + gold color scheme in here again for the holidays. Something about it just feels extra cozy and it looks so simple + chic. If you have any questions about sources of other items, just ask! You can find the rest of this year's holiday home tour posts here.
This main entryway of our home is such a fun spot to decorate each season. I love to make it feel super cozy each year for Christmas and this vintage flocked tree is the perfect staple piece to set the tone for the entire space. I especially love how the addition of some string lights and garlands make this back corner (which is usually dark and dreary) have a soft, warm glow. I wrap the stair banister with faux flocked garland layered on top of fresh pine garland and extend it all the way up the stairs. These battery powered twinkle lights are a life-saver in this area especially for the banister. I love being able to easily light these areas where there are no electrical outlets without any ugly cords showing. If you have any questions about decor sources in this space- just ask! You can find the rest of my holiday home tour posts here.
I loved my Christmas decor in the pantry so much last year, that I kept it the same for the most part this year. I think this crimson tinsel tree was made for this room and the chandelier full of vintage ornaments is likely something I will stick to year after year. I especially love how all the deep colors and metallics pop against the dark walls in here. I kept all the tree ornaments in the white, gold, black, and silver color family and added a few new styles (like those gorgeous black and white marbled ones!). I'm excited to do some baking + Christmas recipe prep in here over the next few days!
You can find the rest of this year's holiday home tour posts here.
I'm fully admitting to my tendency to sometimes overdo it with the holiday decor. Exhibit A would be my front porch this year which I ended up DOUBLE decorating for fall then Halloween. I shared my fall porch tour here on the blog a few weeks ago but once mid-October rolled around I decided to deck it out even more for Halloween. The good news was that I already had everything used thanks to my holiday decor hoarding tendencies. Many of these pieces are vintage that I have collected through the years and they're just too fun not to put out for the holiday! The finished product makes me smile and totally puts me in the Halloween spirit every time I see it. I just love the classic Halloween look with pops of black and orange and kitschy, vintage Halloween pieces mixed in. I had not used this batch of decor for a while and I'm really happy that I took the time to break it out this year. I'm super excited to sit out here and greet trick or treaters tomorrow evening! Happy Halloween!
Nothing brings a smile to my face like driving up to our home at night and seeing all the beautiful Christmas lights lighting up our front porch. Main street in Versailles is lined with all kinds of lights and decorations and it even extends down to the homes past downtown where our home sits. Everyone seems to go all out with their decorations and I love seeing all the historic homes decorated in their own unique way.
I still have to pinch myself when it comes to decorating our front porch, because I just can't get used to having SO much great space to deck out! We lined the roof lines on the front of our house with lights as well as the columns and staircase on our porch. My favorite element of the porch is the collection of trees and lanterns on each side of the front door. I clustered lots of different sized twig trees, placing some in old buckets or baskets. The trees I used were all pre-lit and came in a 3-pack from Big Lots (all slightly different heights). These were on sale for only $25 for the set of 3 on Black Friday, so I purchased two sets for the porch. Big Lots always seems to have great deals on basics like this for Christmas decorating on Black Friday and these are some of my favorite finds ever from there. I will be able to use them for years to come inside or out. I also used lots of various gold lanterns that I had been collecting from Homegoods + Target throughout the year (and usually used on our side porch) filled with battery-powered twinkle lights for some extra sparkle.
On the front door I layered my favorite gold leaf wreath over a fresh boxwood wreath from Trader Joe's. Layering wreaths is one of my favorite tricks for creating more of a custom look without spending a lot of time or money. I used fresh garland to drape around the door and staircase leading up to the porch too. On each window, I hung a simple fresh wreath too from Home Depot (these go on sale every year on Black Friday, so I always stock up then). I added some holiday cheer to our bench with some Christmas quote pillows from our shop and a bright vintage plaid blanket. I love how a mini fresh Christmas tree looks nestled inside a vintage basket, especially tucked behind a vintage twig reindeer (below).
I always use my barnwood "JOY" sign on the porch too for Christmas. It is double sided with "FALL" written on the other side so that I can use it throughout both seasons. In front of it I placed a giant wooden trough filled with magnolia branches, fresh greenery, and sticks. I used this same wooden trough for my fall porch too but filled with pumpkins and gourds instead. On the other side of the porch I also added a vintage sleigh and ice skates leaning beside the trees. Vintage sleighs are something that is super easy to find while thrifting or at antique shops, and are perfect for decorating inside or outside your home (and they can stay out all winter even past Christmas!).
I hope you enjoyed following along with my first holiday home tour in our new fixer upper! You can find the rest of the rooms from my tour here, and as always I've linked up all my sources for you to shop at the end of this post!
Pre-lit twig trees (come in sets of 3 of various sizes): Big Lots (in-stores only)
Star lanterns: Marshall's
Baskets + barrels: Vintage (thrifted)
Barnwood sign: Thrifted + handpainted
Boxwood wreath: Trader Joe's
Pinecone wreath: Vintage (thrifted)
Fresh garlands: Trader Joe's
Fresh pine wreaths: Home Depot
Wooden trough: Vintage (similar here)
Twinkle lights (battery operated): Target
Christmas quote pillows: Miss Molly Vintage
Vintage plaid blanket: thrifted- similar here
Twig reindeer: Vintage (thrifted)
Mini fresh Christmas tree: Home Depot
Faux fur rug: Homegoods