Cozy Christmas Home Tour

Welcome to my 2016 Cozy Christmas Home Tour! I'm so exited to be joining a few of my blog friends to bring you the Super Simple Holiday Home Tour. We wanted to keep it real, and show you our simple decor that is beautiful but realistically reflects our busy lives, and real budgets. So we are inviting you into our homes that may not be perfectly styled, may only include a single room or two, and may also include the added bonus of a random animal, kid, backpack, or stray coffee cup.

Super Simple Holiday Home Tour 2016



I'm sharing my dining room and living room with you today. No need to start the tour at the front door, where you will be greeted with no outdoor Christmas lights, and the (now dead) mums from the fall which are still hanging out to say hi. Get ready for lots of pictures, and a few tips for decorating your home for the holidays!

I switched things up a little this year, and we have the Christmas Tree in the dining room instead of the living room. The nice thing is, since the living room, dining room and kitchen are all kind of open to each other, you can still get a great view from each room. The tree is decked out with all of our family ornaments, simple white and gold balls, a few DIY creations, and this year, I added a few  white poinsettias to fill in the empty spots.

Navy and Grey Living Room with simple Christmas decorations

Eclectic Christmas tree decorated with black, white and gold

This year the color scheme was black, white and gold. Every year I try to pick a color or two as the central theme for our decor, and just weave it into our yearly decorations. (Last year was silver and turquoise.) And, even though it sounds a little crazy, I try to think about what colors I want next year, so I can hit up the after-Christmas clearance sales if I need some new decorations. 

Black, white and gold Christmas decorations for a simple cozy farmhouse holiday tour

Rustic Gold Christmas deer decorations with festive red accents

Rustic black and white Christmas decorations

I also work in a few new DIY projects, because the holiday season isn't busy enough! With a few yards of black and white plaid flannel, I made a super easy tree skirt, added a little rustic farmhouse tree garland by tying strips of fabric to a length of yarn, and made a fun little Merry Christmas banner garland too!

Easy DIY farmhouse style black and white plaid Christmas tree skirt

Perfect farmhouse style black and white plaid Christmas tree garland

Black, white and red Merry Christmas cross stitch garland

To me, the holidays are about memories and decorating with the things you love. It's fun to mix current and trendy pieces with vintage, it's what gives your home personality, and makes it feel warm and welcoming to you and your guests. I always have my vintage Shiny Brite ornaments on display, and my grandma's ceramic tree sitting on a simple round mirror, is the perfect centerpiece on the table this year.

Rustic farmhouse Christmas tour with vintage Shiny Brite Christmas ornaments

Rustic farmhouse Christmas tour with vintage Shiny Brite Christmas ornaments

Simple Christmas centerpiece with a vintage light-up ceramic Christmas tree

I think people sometimes shy away from furniture that is not neutral in color for fear that it might not be easy to decorate with year-round. Here is my proof that adding a little bold color still is cozy, and doesn't complete with all the festive decorations going on around it. And, if you thought only white walls could feel light and bright, I'm here to tell you that a perfect moody grey can do the same thing!

Farmhouse Christmas dining room with navy and grey accents

Simple and easy Christmas decorating for you home

A few more little touches, like a wreath to dress up the blanket ladder, and the stocking hanger we built a few years ago. Little sprigs of greenery easily turn everyday florals into a more wintery display.

Frosted wreath winter accent on a rustic blanket ladder

Simple DIY stocking hanger instead of hanging stockings on the mantel

Turn any flower arrangement into a winter display with a little added greenery

And, we finish everything off with a little printable art that reminds us to be thankful for what we have this holiday season.

Perfect Christmas wall decor, So Very Blessed free printable art

And this guy, who likes to remind me that no matter how much work I put into cleaning and decorating for the holidays, he is not impressed. He is still going to sit on the table, because it has the best view out the window to the backyard.

Farmhouse Christmas decor home tour

I hope you all have a very happy holiday season! Remember, it's not how much you decorate, or what you decorate with, use what you love, and you will have a perfect holiday home!

Cozy Christmas Home Tour with Christmas tree at night


Here's your chance to see how all my friends in the Super Simple Holiday Home Tour decorated their homes too! Visit them all, and don't be shy about saying hi in the comments and letting us know you visited!!



Comments

  1. Stephanie your home is beautiful!!! I love your blue dining chairs and that gorgeous tree!!! And yes, grey has a way of brightening up a room. All but 3 rooms in my house are grey...I thought I was the only one that was grey obsessed, lol!! Thank you so much for inviting me in, have a very Merry Christmas!!

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    1. Thanks Susanne! The kids rooms are the only ones in the house that are not grey at the moment, it's just a perfect neutral!

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    2. I love my gray walls! I need to paint my guest bath, and our entryway (against my husband's wishes 😂 )

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  2. Stephanie...perfect! Your home is stunning! Beautiful! Just...wow! I love your opening...no need to start at the door with no lights! Haha...loved the tour!

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    1. Thanks so much!! Our outdoor decorations are seriously lacking this year!!

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  3. Very pretty! Love how your styled the piano top with the reindeer head. And the porcelain Christmas tree on your table reminds me of what we had growing up. Makes me want to call my mom to see if she still has it! Visiting from BOB Tribe.

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    1. Thanks Victoria! That little tree is one of my very favorite Christmas decorations!

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  4. Stephanie, everything looks gorgeous! I love your piano and your tree skirt is adorable.

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

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  5. I love everything about your home! It looks gorgeous!! My favorite part is the piano and how you ahve decorated it!

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    1. Thanks so much Anika! It's one of my favorite spots too!

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  6. Totally love your blue and gray decor. The tree looks fab with it, too. Love all of the vignettes. You have such a good eye for color and layering. What a treat to visit your lovely home. Merry Christmas XOXO Susie from The Chelsea Project

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    1. Thanks Susie, you're so sweet! Merry Christmas!

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  7. Stephanie...your beautiful home tour has given me so much inspiration. I love how your tree has a golden glow and it is perfectly placed for all to see.

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    1. Thanks Denise! I'm loving the new spot for the tree this year too!

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  8. Hey,

    Great post here you have created. This is totally random but I was just admiring your gorgeous Christmas decorations and thought you should totally open a bed and breakfast! You could do wonders with your decorating skills and you could offer Sunday flea market “tours/trips”! I'm trusting my experience will be a positive one
    usefull for us.

    Thanks,
    Frank

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  9. I love your home Stephanie, especially those blue dining chairs! Thanks for the tour!

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  10. Stephanie, your home is gorgeous! I love the black and white Christmas tree painting and your tree skirt! Lovely, lovely!!

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    1. Thanks Sarah! That painting is one of my favorites!

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  11. Stephanie your home is so very cozy for the holidays. I love your tree and all the little details, especially the homemade garland with fabric scraps and the lovely trre skirt.

    I never would have thought about using black at Christmas but it really works, and beautifully so.

    Oh your little tree of your grandma's? My mom had one like it but it was cream color. We would always fight over who got to put in the little bulbs. Sadly it broke when we were moving, I need to find one, and soon. Thanks for sharing your beatiful home with us!

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    1. Thanks for visiting Toni! Black and white doesn't seem very Christmasy at first, but it really does add a cozy feel and it looks great with the traditional Christmas colors!

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  12. Stephanie, Thank you for showing us your home during the holidays!! I love the gold, black and white theme for your decor, it's so chic. My fav's are the Joy to the world sign, the gold reindeer and the way you styled the top of your piano. Everything looks so festive and inviting. Happy Holidays to you and your family!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by Tonya! I think this year's color scheme is definitely one of my favorites, Happy Holidays!

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  13. That Merry Christmas banner is so cute! You did a great job with all of your Christmas decor!

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    1. Thanks Jessica! The banner really was pretty easy to make, and I love how it turned out!

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  14. Stopping by from the blog hop. Thank you for sharing your home!

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