A Winter Wonderland Christmas Home Tour

Hello Fiddle Leaf friends!  Can you believe it’s already December?! 2018 just flew right by! Now that we’re rapidly approaching Christmas, several amazingly talented ladies and I have decided to do a Christmas Blog Hop showcasing our Christmas decor, DIYs, recipes, and general festivating with you!  You can click to all of their pages at the end of this post!

As for me, I wanted to give y’all a tour of our downstairs Christmas decor (because the upstairs still looks semi-tornado-ish after returning from our trip to Oregon for Thanksgiving)! Oops! But you know, we live here. 😛  The downstairs though, is exactly as I pictured, a twinkly and cozy winter wonderland.  And if I could give you one tip to make your Christmas decor extra magical, it’s to ramp up the twinkle – like TEN FOLD!  Because you can never have too many twinkly lights!

I don’t have any littles right now, but I do know that when I was a kid, my mom mad Christmas extra magical – every room was decorated, we had multiple Christmas trees, and she always made an array of Christmas cookies.  A big reason I decorate early and A LOT, is because it evokes that same feeling of magic in me now that I got when I was a kid back then.  I can only hope to create that same feeling for my kids someday, so thanks mama!

But without further ado, here is this year’s Christmas Decor Home Tour!

Living Room:

neutral crhistmas decor
Our decor is fairly neutral this year, with a few pops of red, which appears mostly in berry form because i have berry picks stuck just about everywhere. This view though is purely neutral, with some flocked trees and a snow dusted wreath. If Napa approves, then I think I did something right!
vintage christmas decor
More trees, more snow, more twinkle? Yes please! And of course all the cozy texture I can find!
neutral christmas decor
This is an angle I have literally never shot before, but I’m loving all the different layers! And 4 trees in one photo! Im thinking I might have to try for even more next year! 😛
christmas centerpiece
These sweet white houses are a find from last year. They light up tool, so more twinkle factor!

Kitchen:

christmas kitchen
This garland also has twinkle lights on it, though not lit here. And although it wasn’t flocked, I added a few stems that I flocked myself in order to tie it in better with all of the other greenery we have going on downstairs. And I just love the “Framily” tea towel from my friend Emily at Queen B Home!
christmas decor kitchen
I adore this little vintage tree – they came back in full force this year and you can get a reproduction one just about anywhere. But the fact that this one is original really makes me love it so much more! We also use that little window as our holiday card holder, and I love seeing the cards add up throughout the season.

Entry Way:

christmas entryway
These letters are from House of Crazi – and I LOVE them! They are papiermache (aka SUPER light) and are hanging on this wall with Quake Hold. So easy and no holes in the wall for temporary decor which makes this girl happy!
merry and bright
This is the first thing our guests see when they walk in the door, and I think these cuties set the mood perfectly! House of Crazi offers tons of different options for these adorable letters, so go check them out!

Family Room:

neutral farmhouse christmas decor
The family room is where we spend most of our time. While our home is SUPER open concept, our big comfy couch lives here in this area, as does our fireplace, so naturally this is where I decided to put the tree. My vision again was a magical winter wonderland, so pinecones and red berries were a must.  We also just got this tree from King of Christmas this year – it’s the 9 foot King Flock Pre-Lit Slim tree and it is just GORGEOUS!
I used buffalo check throughout the house to tie everything together. This amazing sign is also from Emily at Queen B Home. You can find this exact sign HERE.
farmhouse christmas decor
These red buffalo check pillows were from TJMaxx last year, and I just love how festive they are!
neutral christmas decor
This was a shot I took before the red berries made their appearance in the tree, but I love the quick and easy changes you can make throughout the season if you want! The door you see at the top of the stairs was from our wedding, I just changed the chalkboards into a snowy tree scene.
christmas wrapping paper ideas
In keeping with the theme, I chose buffalo check paper and ribbon, along with a classic butcher paper with little black trees. (And P.S. that Prairie Girl Candle Co candle is my go to for all christmas activities around the house! When you have faux greens, finding a candle to make your house smell like a tree farm is a must!)

Powder Room:

christmas bathroom
I added more red buffalo check with the hand towel and a small snow dusted tree in here, just to give it a hint of Christmas for our guests! This sign is also from Queen B Home, and its a huge hit with anyone who uses this bathroom (it says “Please Remain Seated for the Duration of the Performance” – I always get a good chuckle every time I read it)!

Dining Room:

Those gnome S&P shakers though! I kept the table pretty simple this year, and pinecones are definitely a theme throughout the house (i.e. our mantel is covered in them)!
The light fixture is my favorite – I think next year I might even add MORE garland – it’s nice to have a statement piece that’s at a different level visually than other things – overall it makes the space more dramatic. And of course the garland has twinkle lights!
neutral christmas decor
I made the dining room table runner from butcher paper, and I actually got the script right on only my second try! Again, I wanted things to be understated, but I loved the idea of extending the table, so to speak, downward – it goes along with adding interest at a different visual level then what you might expect.

And a little extra for ya – the newly renovated master bath:

bathroom renovation
Because when your bathroom is finally pretty, it’s certainly deserving of a touch of Christmas cheer! I kept it super simple with just a few faux greens and a sweet neutral reindeer.

And that’s it my friends! Before I go, I’ll leave you with a couple tips for decorating your own space for Christmas, wherever that may be:

  • DO YOU.  Do you like red? Go for it!  Like pastels – me too! Honestly, decorate your home in the way that brings you and your family JOY, because that’s what the season is all about!
  • Whatever style you ultimately choose, try to have a semi-cohesive theme throughout.  That said, our kitchen is a bit more whimsical than the other spaces, and the family room has more red.  But even with those differences, there are common items and themes (twinkle, pinecones, flocked greenery, buffalo check) that travel throughout, which really ties everything together.
  • Add texture!  This is my go to for EVERYTHING (see my Fall Decor Blog post with the same tip HERE) – the more texture you add to the space, the more cozy it will feel.  And this is certainly the coziest time of year, am I right?!
  • DO YOU!! SERIOUSLY!  No matter the pretty photos you see or how much you love someone else’s decor, create a space that is YOU.  And yes, I’m repeating it because it’s that important! With so much christmas inspiration out there, it’s easy to get lost in comparing our homes to others – but Christmas is about SO much more than that, so I just wanted to remind you again – make Christmas special for you and your family, whoever and wherever that may be, because that’s where the real magic lies <3

Sending y’all all the Christmas love!

XO,

Ana

And don’t forget to check out the other amazing ladies on this tour here:

Two Paws Farmhouse

Laila Belles

Piper At Home

Crystals and Cleats

Sonya Burgess

At Lane and High

Harper Home Designs

The Fogue Abode

The Third White House

A Life Unfolding

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