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My home is decorated for Christmas and today I’m inviting you in to enjoy it with me!

Artificial Christmas tree with red and white decorations

It’s Home Tours week on the Seasonal Simplicity series and I’m so excited to share my home AND see how everyone else has decorated this year. With 50 bloggers participating, it’s the biggest and best Christmas Home Tour series of 2019!

Christmas mantel with simple decorations

My color theme this year is “neutral with a pop of red” and I love how it turned out. Just enough red to be festive but not so much that I’ll be hating it mid December!

This year’s tree is from Balsam Hill and it’s the 6.5′ Stratford Spruce Artificial Christmas Tree. It’s incredibly realistic but perfectly compact (yet full) for this corner of my living room.

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pops of red Christmas decor

And before you get jealous of all my Christmas gifts under the tree, every single box is empty! I did do a good bit of online shopping this past weekend during the Black Friday sales but nothing has arrived to be wrapped up yet! I bought the simple white boxes online (they come in a nested set of 4) and they are great quality of you’re looking for something similar.

Christmas gifts with red ribbon under the tree

The pop of red on the Christmas tree is thanks to some fun fluffy pom pom picks from Michaels and lots of pretty bows and ribbon that I picked up from Amazon and Target.

Living room fireplace mantel and Christmas tree decorated in shades of white and red

This is my favorite room in the house ever since we DIYed our new fireplace mantel and installed the electric fire last year. The only thing I would change is switching our TV to one of those cool Frame TVs – but I can’t justify the cost right now when our current TV works just fine!

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Christmas mantel with lights turned on

The other side of the living room has minor touches of red too, like this pretty pillow and tartan blanket. It’s just enough red to make it feel intentional in the space.

Arm chair in the corner of a room with a red pillow that reads \"jingle\"

Moving upstairs, the only room that has been decorated this year is our master bedroom. While I would love to start a tradition of doing the kids’ rooms too, I just don’t have the time or inclination with a 2 month old baby in tow this year. Maybe next year!

Bedroom decorated for Christmas with a bassinet next to the bed

The baby has been napping in this beautiful bassinet since he was born. Isn’t it amazing?

Bed with red and white quilt for Christmas

This quilt is from Pottery Barn and was purchased several years ago. While they did have it again last year, sadly this year they don’t. Any red quilt or throw blanket will give you the same effect on the end of your bed, though.

Red Christmas throw pillow with a reindeer silhouette

The pillow is one that I found at HomeGoods last year and I’m sure they probably have something similar this year, too.

Bedside table with bottle brush trees and a gold bell for Christmas

Simple touches like these bottle brush trees and a gold bell add a festive touch to my nightstands without taking up too much space or making it difficult to dust!

Aloe plant, bottle brush trees and a small bell on the bedside table

I was thinking of hanging something on the wall but I love my DIY wall hanging so much that it has made it through the past 3 seasons. It just seems to work with every change I make to the rest of the space!

Bedroom with quilt on the bed
Greenery hanging from the wall

Simplicity in my chosen Christmas decor is evident throughout the house this year. Even though I ended up decorating more than I had originally planned (it’s hard to stop when all the boxes come out of storage!), I still kept it relatively clean and fresh. Plus, I barely bought anything and managed to decorate the whole house in one afternoon!

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Stovetop with copper mugs on a cake stand and Christmas lights

This is our first year having a much nicer kitchen since my DIY makeover this past spring. I’m not a much of a kitchen decorator but I did add a few touches to our DIY vent hood and around the stovetop.

Copper mugs on a cake stand
greenery over the range hood

Of course, my favorite reclaimed wood shelves were decorated for the season.

Kitchen shelves decorated for Christmas

I always have fun coming up with new ways to decorate these, even if the rest of the kitchen is not top priority.

Kitchen shelves with Christmas decor, wooden cutting boards and greenery

I didn’t buy anything new for here, either! Yay for being frugal and reusing what I already had!

Grouping of objects on the floating shelf for Christmas

Almost everything came from Michael’s over the past few years except for the little wreath which is from Target.

Small boxwood wreath, bell and a large pinecone

Last but not least, while I haven’t exactly decorated our exterior yet, I do have the most beautiful fresh wreath hanging on my door and lots of fresh snow, too!

Front entryway with the steps covered in snow

So I thought it might be fun to share with you…especially for those of you who don’t see snow very often!

Evergreen Christmas wreath with a gray bow

If you’re looking to order a fresh wreath, you can’t go wrong with Lynch Creek Farms. This is the second time I’ve been gifted a wreath from them and the quality is just amazing!

White Colonial house covered in snow

Well, that’s it! Hopefully if you’re looking for some Christmas decorating inspiration I have provided a little to help you along the way. And if I didn’t, you’ve got plenty more inspiration to look at today and the rest of the week.

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  1. Love the beauty and simplicity of your home! Thank you for sharing it. Merry Christmas!

  2. Pamela Vermeulen says:

    SO VERY BEAUTIFUL!!! I absolutely love your home!!

    1. Thank you so much, Pamela!