My home is decorated for Christmas and today I'm inviting you in to enjoy it with me!
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!
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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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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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
The baby has been napping in this beautiful bassinet since he was born. Isn't it amazing?
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.
The pillow is one that I found at HomeGoods last year and I'm sure they probably have something similar this year, too.
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!
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!
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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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.
Of course, my favorite reclaimed wood shelves were decorated for the season.
I always have fun coming up with new ways to decorate these, even if the rest of the kitchen is not top priority.
I didn't buy anything new for here, either! Yay for being frugal and reusing what I already had!
Almost everything came from Michael's over the past few years except for the little wreath which is from Target.
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!
So I thought it might be fun to share with you...especially for those of you who don't see snow very often!
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!
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.