2016 Holiday Home Tour Part II
Today we’re back to share some more of our holiday home tours with you as part of the Pink Door Holiday Tour. Big thanks to Annie of All Things Big and Small for organizing us! If you missed on Wednesday, we shared our living rooms and breakfast nooks as part of the 12 days of Christmas tours. And today we’ve got more holiday decor goodness to share!
I always love when people decorate their staircases for Christmas. This year I kept it super simple and easy for our stairwell. I picked up some real garland from Costco and draped it along the railings. I added a few black and white bows at the posts and middle swag and called it good.
Last year Target had these paper stars as part of their holiday collection. I always struggle with where to put them so this year I threw them up on the light in our stairwell. Speaking of Target holiday collection, anyone kind of bummed with the stuff they put out this year? I’m not sure if I missed it coming into our Target store but I feel like there was much less of it this year. And I was really sad they didn’t have these stars again but I needed one more!
This year with the dining room being my favorite room in the house, I decided to put a few decorations in that room. This room is all about the simple contrast between black and white so I kept the holiday decorations straight forward.
A “Merry Christmas” metal banner (from last year’s Target holiday collection), along with a few gold trees and a string of garland bring just a bit of Christmas to this room.
I even went to my backyard and cut some branches off our evergreen tree to put in this vase, along with fake holly berries because I’m terrified of my dog eating a real berry and spending Christmas in the emergency vet clinic.
And a few pictures of the outside of our house. I love how the new paint colors look with the green garland and trees!
If you remember from Wednesday when I shared my family room and breakfast nook, this year’s theme for holiday decor is all about keeping it simple to stay true to my new more modern decor. (It might also have a little bit to do with a time crunch but let’s just going to forget all about that part!)
If you turned right around from that view of the family room you’d spy the kitchen. Simple, understated decorations reigned in there too. I went with a couple wreaths, a few poinsettias and a little fur to bring the season into this space.
Here’s hoping next year the stores stock more white poinsettias as this year I cleared out both Lowe’s and Home Depot!
I’m actually enjoying washing dishes while I get to stare at this pretty little vignette while I do them. What more could this corner want beyond wreaths and poinsettias when it’s already got that amazing Lucent Light Shop pendant to make it festive?
Every year my parents send me a little Christmas present from Tiffany’s. For the last few Christmases it’s been two mugs. Even though I was trying to scale back I couldn’t resist putting them out.
So far I’ve made homemade hot cocoa for the kids in the mugs exactly once this season. I might be able to muster that level of June Cleaver-ness precisely once more before the New Year.
I’m anticipating changing things up in the dining room this year so I wasn’t overly excited about decorating it. Once I brought in some glittery balls, greenery, a little gold and some sparkly lights I forgot all about my lack of enthusiasm. I love how it came together!
Beyond the table setting I kept with the simple theme of wreaths, poinsettias, greens and lights in here as well.
And a few angel wings on the chairs for good measure.
It’s the same story in the living room – just enough to keep things festive while not going overboard.
From the living room it’s back to the front hallway. I found the perfect home for my Target poufs from last year’s Christmas collection (yep, I’ll second it – last year’s Christmas selection was soooooo much better!). This year the ferns got to stay and fill in for the evergreens.
For a hot second I thought about decorating the rest of the house but then I remembered I’d just have to take it all down again. This year the Christmas is just residing on the main floor of the house. Hopefully the kids will recover from this level of trauma inflicted on them by their mama.
Be sure to check out all the gorgeous homes on the rest of the tour. You’ll be amazed at all the beautiful and unique ways these bloggers have decorated their homes for the season!
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