Frosted window panes, candles on the table, crackling fire, glistening ornaments, and the sweet smell of cinnamon and pine are what makes Christmas glow. Decorating for Christmas is one of my favorite times of the year.
I love to pull old homemade ornaments out of boxes and dust off ribbons and bows to bring the home to life. Of course the tree is the center of all holiday décor, but it doesn’t have to end there. This Christmas home tour gives you plenty of ideas for bringing holiday cheer to every room in the home.
Every front door needs a wreath. It could be simple pine wreath or an extravagant oversized wreath, but a wreath signifies Christmas is waiting inside. If one wreath is good, two wreaths is better, right? I also love the idea of porch décor, lights, garland, anything to make your front porch welcoming and festive.
Imagine walking in the door and out of the cold and being welcomed by this view. I love garland on the stairs, it is perhaps one of my favorite pieces of Christmas décor. You don’t necessarily need garland to dress up the staircase, you can use tiny wreaths or hanging ornaments as well. Lights on the staircase or a small tree on the entry table for a little extra low light that makes the home feel cozy.
The kitchen is often the center of Christmas between holiday parties and baked goods, the kitchen never stops working. However, that doesn’t mean it has to be without a little extra holiday cheer. I love the idea of mini wreaths on the cabinets, which can be found here. Try swapping your regular plates for those with a little Christmas spirit.
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In the living room, keep things cozy with warm colors and soft textures. I love to incorporate natural elements, pine boughs and aspen logs with plaid blankets and furry socks make a beautiful mantel centerpiece. Here is my favorite Christmas throw blanket it matches most Christmas decor and gives a very cozy feel to the room.
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Most people don’t decorate the bedroom, but I love the idea of letting go of the traditional bedroom lighting and adding Christmas lights to this space. You can also add stockings on the bed or a cute wreath in the bedroom. Here is a link for these Solid White Velvet Christmas Stockings.
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Don’t forget about the bathroom. Chances are, most guests will see this portion of your house, so make sure it is festive with a pretty garland, decorative towels, or small apothecary jars with colorful ornaments.