Today I’m sharing the next space up on my holiday home tour, my entryway. This space is always one of my favorite to decorate because of all the unique nooks and crannies and character of this space. I love to go for a winter wonderland look in here with tons of flocked trees, garlands, and wreaths and lots of white and neutrals. This year I added this giant chalkboard on the back wall with some lyrics from one of my favorite Christmas movies, White Christmas, which seemed fitting for the space. I also love the extra light and glow that these Christmas lights add to this back corner, which is normally kind of dark and bland. I’ve linked all my favorite decor items from this space below that you can use to recreate this look!Read More
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.
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
I'm wrapping up our holiday home tour with the center of our home: the living room. We spend the most time in this space so it's important that the decor is comfortable and cozy, but still special and beautiful at the same time. I always like to keep the living room decor semi-traditional and pretty neutral. I use my most favorite vintage ornaments on this tree every year and lots of greenery, cozy stockings, faux fur, and of course lots of gold! I loved having these built-in bookshelves to style this year and had no problem filling them up with a mix of vintage and new trinkets and treasures.
Probably my favorite element of the room is the mantle decor. I used three different gold magnolia garlands draped together off to one side and added wire twinkle lights on top. I have found all these magnolia garlands at different times while thrifting and I seriously use them all year round all over my house (some of my favorite decor pieces ever!). I layered the magnolia garland with a draped pom-pom garland on top and then chunky knit and faux fur stockings.
My other favorite find in here is my new basket tree "ring" from Hayneedle. I had seen similar styles like this at Pottery Barn and Anthropologie, but they were always too expensive for me. Hayneedle's are right at $50 and fit around a standard round tree stand for a unique, textured look that is so much more chic than a standard tree skirt. I've linked all my decor including this tree skirt at the end of this post (if you have any questions about anything not mentioned, just ask!). You can check out the before and after of our living room here for details on paint colors, lighting, furniture + more.
Pom-pom garland: Anthropologie (old- similar here)
Glitter tree topper: Target
Wood bead garland (in tree): Target
Tree ornaments: mostly vintage + some from Target
Gold magnolia leaf garland: thrifted (similar here)
Gold antlers: Miss Molly Vintage
Carved wooden deer figurines: Vintage (similar here)
Copper lit star: Target
Fresh wreath: Trader Joe's
Pinecone wreaths: Thrifted
Gold manger scene: Vintage (thrifted)
Mini flocked trees: Homegoods
"All is Calm, All is Bright" pillow cover: Pottery Barn (old- similar here)
White yarn tree: Target
Plaid throw: Macy's
Concrete pedestal planter (with mini pine inside): Vintage (thrifted)
"Season's Greetings" pillow cover: H&M (old)
Wood house figurine: Target
White twig pre-lit tree: Target
Sometimes the best decor comes together without any kind of plan. That was the case for my kitchen Christmas decor this year. When I started sorting through my decorations and trying to divide it between each room of the house, I was stumped when it came to my vision for the kitchen. I just couldn't picture the color scheme or style I wanted in here. Then I spotted this picture on the One King's Lane Instagram, and my vision for this space started coming together.
I wanted to replicate the collection of various fresh wreaths above the fireplace and I also loved the pops of bright blue. I already had some touches of bright colors throughout the kitchen, including in my vintage kitchen rug by the sink, so I thought I could add similar pops of those colors throughout the room. I made all the fresh wreaths above the fireplace by using a small grapevine wreath as the base and then attaching fresh sprigs of greenery all around it using floral wire and greens from Trader Joe's. I then added the bright ribbons at the top for a pop of color.
From here, the rest of my decor came together much easier. I was able to use lots of vintage red Christmas decor, metallic bottle brush trees, and vintage ornaments that I already had in my collection from years before (mostly to style the open shelving in the kitchen). I also purchased a few boxes of new ornaments from Target to fill in the rest of the tree with some more bright colors. One of my favorite elements of the room is the giant metal "fresh holiday greens" bucket that I used as a Christmas tree stand. I first spotted these on Liz Marie's blog last year and was thrilled when I found a few at Stein Mart this year! The old knit vintage stockings I found at the Peddler's mall this year also just happened to be the perfect colors for the room (even though I had no idea when I bought them what my plan was for in here!). As always, I've linked just about everything I could think of at the end of this post for you to shop, but if you have any questions about anything not mentioned, just ask! You can find a before + after summary of our kitchen renovation including details on our lighting, fixtures, flooring, and more here.
Stockings: Vintage via Peddler's Mall Stores
Fresh garland: Trader Joe's
Gold garland: Michael's
Fresh wreaths: handmade with greenery from Trader Joe's
Tree topper: Target
Wood nutcracker: Homegoods
Marble Christmas tree: Homegoods
Gold deer head statue: Target
"Christmas in the Country" wood plate: Vintage
White flocked deer: Vintage (similar here)
Gold trees: Homegoods
Red woven wall hanging: Homegoods
Today I'm sharing a little tour of our master bedroom Christmas decor! It seems like every year my bedroom holiday decor always consists of lots of plaids and very cozy, cabin-y decor. Naturally your bedrooms should be the most comfortable and cozy rooms of the house and I love how Christmas decor adds to that feeling. I want to sleep with our little tree on all night, but unfortunately my husband usually makes me unplug it before bed (I'll definitely be keeping it on all night the week of Christmas though).
I kept our bedroom tree really simple, just adding lots of lights and some ribbon and garland without many ornaments at all. I think fresh trees look so good even without any decorations at all, so I always like to have one real Christmas tree decorated pretty minimally. One of my favorite tree decorating tricks is to use two different sized lights for extra sparkle and a magical glow- this tree has large round globe lights mixed with twinkle lights (all clear colored).
My other favorite parts of the decor in here are the "Fresh Cut Christmas Tree" pillows I picked up at Marshall's (also found them for you online too here) this year and the decorative skis with cute Christmas lyrics painted on them (also from TJMaxx- and available online here!). I also always add some more wintry throw pillows to the bed too, and was able to find some great plaid ones with fur trim from Stein Mart (yes MORE plaid!). We keep the American flag above our bed year round, but I always add a wreath over it for Christmas and a few garlands too. I've linked all my decor sources at the end of this post for you to shop- but if you have questions about anything not mentioned, just ask! You can also check out our master bedroom before + after here for paint colors, fixture sources, and more details about this room!
Decorative skis: TJMaxx
Pinecone wreath: Vintage (thrifted)
Plaid tree garland: Target (from the dollar spot)
Boxwood wreath: Trader Joe's
Silver tinsel tree in vintage bucket: Thrifted (similar here)
Winter scene metal tree stand: Vintage (similar here)
Faux fur pom garland (in tree): Homegoods
Red plaid ribbon (in tree): Hobby Lobby
Rewined "Wine Under the Tree" candle: Miss Molly Vintage
all photos by Sarah E Dunn Photo + Design
No room goes undecorated in my home at Christmastime, including the pantry. I wanted all the Christmas decorations in here to really pop against the dark walls and shelving and feel super glitzy and elegant. I knew I wanted to hang lots of vintage ornaments from the chandelier to create a totally glamorous focal piece in the center of the room. I love the contrast between all the sparkle and gold with the more rustic furniture pieces. I also wanted a super unique tree in a bold color and thanks to Hayneedle, I found the perfect one at an amazing price! I also mixed in some of my favorite vintage collectibles, like my grandmother's ceramic tree, flocked deer, and Christmas signs and figurines. I've linked sources for just about everything at the end of this post for you to shop, but if you have any questions about something I didn't mention, just ask! You can find pantry before + after renovation photos, and sources for any fixtures, paint colors, flooring etc. here.