Welcome to my 2020 Christmas Home Tour! We're keeping it simple and uncluttered over here this year, but still full of festive cheer!
Like in previous years, I take one item as my inspiration piece and use to plan my Christmas decor colors. This year my inspiration is the blue velvet pillows on my couch. I've incorporated shades of blue as well as lots of pretty silver mercury glass ornaments into my tree's color scheme, and kept everything else simple with lots of greenery.
This is not one of those fancy Frame TV's, it's just some YouTube art on my regular TV. Although not having the massive black box in my photos is making me consider the investment. Time will tell if I pull the trigger on that one!
The Christmas tree is the 6'5" Stratford Spruce from Balsam Hill. It's incredibly realistic, as long as you put the effort into fluffing and shaping it correctly. But what I appreciate the most is that it's pre-lit, and you don't even have to connect the individual strings - the poles connect all the wiring!
I love to match wrapping paper and ribbons to my Christmas tree for a cohesive color scheme. Shades of soft blue, white and navy blue blend perfectly with the tree.
Oh, and did you spot the basket I have my tree in? It's just a large woven basket that I bought at HomeGoods and plopped my tree stand in! It's a more affordable option than many tree skirts and looks prettier (and tidier!) in my opinion, too.
I love this view of my living room when you enter from the front door. You can see exactly how the blue throw pillows tie wonderfully into the Christmas decor. I get tired of red easily, so using my favorite color ensures that I won't want my Christmas decor down before Christmas actually arrives!
Give me all the warm and cozy twinkle lights! Don't they have a way of making everything look magical?
The greenery on the mantel is faux, but incredibly realistic. Unfortunately, it's out of stock, but I've many other beautiful options in my recent post on the Best Artificial Garlands if you're still shopping for some.
I purchases these pom pom stockings last year and I love how the neutral color works with everything. They are my "decor" stockings - the kids actually use the cute Pottery Barn ones with their names on them that come out on Christmas Eve. The stocking holders for the mantel are the best I've ever had, and look sleek. They come in a variety of colors, too.
Mercury glass ornaments can be really expensive if you want to fill an entire tree with them like I did. Here's what I did to get them for a fraction of the price: head to HomeGoods a few days after Christmas when their Christmas decor is slashed by 60-90% and grab as many boxes as they have. I bought 7 boxes last year at a cost of $5 a box so acquired all of these ornaments in one trip and quite inexpensively! (and yes - I partially had my 2020 decor planned after Christmas last year!!)
I usually like to go all-out with my table settings (and may closer to Christmas) but for now, my dining room table has a simple bowl of ornaments with faux greenery and candles.
It's an easy centerpiece to scoop up and move to the coffee table (highly unlikely with a 1 year old!) or on my kitchen table. If you have a kitchen island, it would look beautiful and be easy to move aside or pop on the counter to get out of the way when needed.
The same ribbon and bead garland from the Christmas tree adorns the banister, which has another faux garland along with eucalyptus draping from it.
The blue theme transitions into my bedroom, too and includes more greenery. I added these pretty pink and blue Loloi pillows to the bed and love how they look with the blue quilt.
This is the first year I've added a tree to our bedroom, and I love how it looks! It's just a cheap little tree (5ft!) from Target that I added lights and faux eucalyptus to (the same stuff I have in my living room, it looks so real!), but I think it looks so nice in the corner.
The clip-on candle lights are a few years old and I'm too cheap to replace all the batteries this year, but they still add a little something to the undecorated tree.
Really keeping it simple with the additional decor in here - just a ceramic Christmas tree and a couple of other little trees from the Target Dollar Spot. I don't want dust catchers!
Finally, another first: adding a festive touch to the baby's nursery. Simple but pretty, right?
Did you spot the pretty wreath on my front door at the top of the post? Well here it is again, flanked by pretty twinkly lights. Every year, I get a wreath from Lynch Creek Farm and can't wait for it to arrive. I'm particularly loving the simplicity of this year's which is filled with evergreens and has a pretty blue bow and bells.
And that's it, friends! My simple and uncluttered 2020 Christmas home tour with blue and silver decor!
What do you think? What colors are you decorating with this year? I'd love to know!