Take a look at this classic Christmas home tour from a couple years back to inspire your own holiday decorating.
Are you looking for some holiday decorating inspiration? Look no further than this holiday home tour. Let me take you on a festive virtual journey of some of the most cheerful, creative, and cozy Christmas home decorations around. We'll explore what it takes to transform any space into an enchanting scene for the wonderful holiday season.
Learn how to bring out the Christmas spirit with simple yet stunning Christmas decorations and discover how to make the most of the holiday festivities while staying in budget. This time of year is all about creating wonderful memories with your loved ones, and with these holiday decor ideas, you can give the gift of a holiday home your family will cherish.
Christmas Home Tour Decorating
Everyone loves to change up their home decor for the holidays, but it can be a challenge on a tight budget. See how I change up or use decorations from previous years and add a festive touch to my favorite rooms in my own home. Plus, I'll give you a few tips on where I find budget-friendly decor.
Let's begin this Christmas tour with the exterior. Because your front porch is the first thing that visitors will see as they walk up to your front door, it's always a good idea to add a few decorations to the surrounding areas.
Hanging up wreaths on all of the front facing windows has always been a goal. I found a simple wreath at Michael's for a great price last year and bought several. And this year they were back. Shop these wreaths here. I also didn't go with an astronomical size so that helped lower the cost.
TIPS: Don't get expensive wreaths for the outside. Any outdoor decor can deal with some pretty harsh weather elements. I even had some blow away with strong wind storms. Use plain wreaths that you can embellish for a low cost.
Greenery is always a great choice at Christmas time, especially if you choose fresh greens with a seasonal scent. I hung two real cedar garlands from Costco for around my door as well as their real cedar wreaths. The little trees and garlands are from King of Christmas. I embellished this simple garland with battery-operated twinkle lights that are on timers.
I also opted for a few small mini Christmas trees to emphasize the winter greenery. You can save on additional cost by using faux mini trees and putting them in your unused flower pots like I did.
Textiles are not only for indoors, but they can be used on your front porch too for bringing in a pop of color. These pillows are the closest I can find to my bright red ones, but they will give you the same look!
And don't forget to add fun wall decor like this fun sign from Teal Barn. You can shop it here. Adding Christmas signs is ideal for easy decorating. See how you can make some of your very own DIY Christmas signs here using free printables.
Entry Way for Christmas Home Tour
An easy way to decorate your entry is by putting up a large Christmas sign for a focal point. This not only takes up a good amount of wall space, but it can set the theme for the rest of your interior holiday decor. This is another one of Teal Barn's beautiful signs - shop here. The classic red and white color palette is the theme I carried throughout the house.
And can you tell that I may have a Christmas tree obsession? Grouping small trees together like this makes your home feel like a winter forest. And to top it off I added a few classic pillows and throws in baskets under my DIY farmhouse entry table.
A cozy and inviting entry way is ideal for creating the perfect Christmas home.
Family Room Decor
Any type of open shelving is perfect for using as a decorative display, like these open entertainment shelves I built in our new home. I love adding holiday cheer to these family room shelves, but I don't like having to redecorate everything. The easiest way I have found is to keep most of the regular decor like vases or bowls on display and then add Christmas items like branches, figurines or trees to the space.
Don't forget about your coffee table. This is the best place for putting a few knickknacks or a vase of holiday stems.
You can also change up your table decor and use items like candles for a different look that is still elegant and classy.
Here are a few of my favorite winter stem options. You can use these in your tree or in vases for added greenery around your house. I particularly love the flocked look so I love the stems that are frosted.
Christmas Home Tour in the Office Space
I kept it simple in our office by draping a garland along the back of the desk. Then I strung a wool pom pom garland through it for varying texture. A touch of color is shown by adding the letters to Santa mailbox. And of course I topped it off with these cute boxwood wreaths for some additional Christmas cheer.
Keeping Room or Living Room
If you ever decide to build a home, incorporate a keeping room. This space is my favorite room to decorate. When we were building this house I was planning for this time of year. I even bought a new 10 foot tree from King of Christmas to fit the perfect spot in this space. Shop here
Accenting your space with pillows and a holiday throw is awesome for creating comfort and warmth in a room. Holiday touches like this can make all the difference when creating an inviting space for guests to feel comfortable. Plus, who doesn't love a bit of fun pattern and color to brighten up a room?
Grab yourself a few new pillows or pillow covers to bring in some Christmas vibes. You can shop my favorites below!
There is nothing more beautiful than a stunning Christmas tree to invite a wonderful Christmas season. All of my Christmas tree ornaments and ribbon are from Decorator's Warehouse. I did a full blog post here with all links for my tree.
I love adding faux greenery to any and every space for a festive Christmas mood. Plus, it helps to tie everything together. My favorite greenery is from aFloral. I love how real looking their faux greenery is. I rounded up my favorites below!
Because the fireplace mantel is so large, styling a wall sign or artwork there is a great idea. I love to incorporate a big sign as a focal point. Unfortunately my sign is not available anymore, but here is another great option for a sign.
And if you have a mantel, be sure to include garland and other hanging decor. I added a green garland and then a beautiful red garland layered with a mercury ornament garland. You can also embellish your traditional garland with faux berries and stems for additional texture and dimension. Felt pom pom garlands are also easy to make if you want to incorporate some thrifty DIY decorations.
I also love to mix and match stockings. Here are some of my favorites that are available this year!
Make a big difference in neutral rooms with very little color to accent. I love the modern simplicity in the master bedroom, but adding a few small elements of decor really set the mood for happy holidays. I added a few little trees to the nightstands, a garland to the chandelier, a red throw and a red pillow. Don't you love that pop of red? Topping it off with this beautiful sign from Currently Chic is icing on the cake.
Favorite Places to Shop Budget-Friendly Christmas Decor
When in need of a few frugal finds, these are some of the best places to check for holiday decorations:
- Target dollar spot
- A dollar store
- Discount home decor stores like Home Goods or At Home
- Michael's - find discount holiday items close to season ending
- Hobby Lobby
- Never underestimate a thrift store
- Online marketplace
Decorating your home for this Christmas season doesn't have to be big, bold or expensive. Set the stage for your own winter wonderland with these inspiring ideas from my Christmas home tour. Create a beautiful home that reflects the comfort and joy of the holiday season.
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