A Classic Christmas Home Tour

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Every year I change my holiday decor up just a bit, but this year I wanted to recreate a feeling of nostalgia – a subtle feeling of holidays past. Come on in and tour my home, decorated for a classic Christmas with traditional green and crisp whites.

two kids walking in front doors with wreaths
Wreaths (code CHRISSY for 15% off) | blue planters (sold out off Amazon BUT you can find them in stock here | artificial trees
entry Chrissy Marie Blog house
demi village wreath

Last week I shared my holiday green and white bedroom with you! In our downstairs I am also sticking to classic holiday colors, but this year I really clung to using a lot of green, white and blue theme.

Chrissy Marie Blog living room

I think the goal for many of us is recreating the nostalgia of the holidays in a timeless way. Decorating with the intent to capture the magic and the same good feelings from some of our favorite Christmases. Our home this year feels cozy and warm, like the Christmases I grew up with.

Can you relate?

Although I took the holiday bins out of the attic in early November, it took me a while to decided how much to use. The struggle is always to find a balance between cozy and inviting, while avoiding the stuffyness that comes when it is overdone. Or just maybe avoid that feeling of ohmygod I have to haul all this back to the attic in January!

christmas tree in living room with green and blue
cozy fireplace for a classic christmas
Garland and garland | Sconces | TV | Stockings
large Christmas tree in a living room

Pillows Used:

Our Christmas Tree

christmas tree

This is our third Christmas with our faux tree and we love it just as much as the Christmas we first got it! We have 9 ft ceilings but because of the coffer I went with a 7.5ft tree. It’s an amazing price for such a realistic full tree.

The clip on candles that run on batteries are a new find this year! (Anthro has a plug in version here). I used a lot of faux sprigs I’ve collected over the years (the blueberries are a new find). I love to mix greens together, and they help fill in any gaps.

*Important! Easy decorating idea! Last night I cut an old Merry & Bright banner in half to hang on the tree. I tied the ends of the strings in loops so that they hang on the branches.

christmas tree
christmas decor in living room
Console Table | Seeded White Candle Vases | Cedar Candle Wreaths (similar) | Ceiling Fan

Another fun decorating idea – put your candles inside little wreaths! This immediately adds a festive touch.

big tree in living room classic Christmas
Our beloved H Blanket
table lamp with books and a Christmas wreaths
Lamp | Similar wreath | Decor Beads
argues mirror decorated for christmas
Serena and lily bar cart decorated for Christmas

One easy decorating “tip” is to fill a bowl or vases with your prettiest ornaments, or even just the extras. Consider it a free way to get a little sparkle on your shelves!

Serena and lily bar cart decorated for Christmas
Barcart | vase | table top tree
christmas decor
Rug (love!) | Coffee table

Read all about our sectional in this post. It’s a great color and fabric, even around the holidays!

The best part about this stunning mirror (which just went on SALE right now!) is seeing the Christmas tree reflected in it! Our mirror is a new addition this year to our living room. We hung a wreath over it about 5 minutes after it arrived, naturally,.

You can hang a wreath on just about any size mirror! This wreath is simply tied with a ribbon around it in a knot. The knot is under the wreath – the other side of the ribbon is hanging on a (5lb holding) command hook attached upside down on the wall.

living room with Arhaus mirror at Christmas
Large Mirror | Cosole Table
table
Table | Chairs | Table Runner | Placemats | Blueberry Garland | Napkin rings are from MacKenzie-Childs but no longer sold

Have you ever made a gingerbread house without kids involved? I made my own this year alongside the kids and it was surprisingly fun…. and so much harder than it looks. Mine is a sad looking (don’t laugh!), but I’m looking forward to attempting this again next year with better icing. If you enjoy cake decorating, this is a must try!

gingerbread house
glass cloche | Anthro look alike bowls

Glass cloches over treats look so festive during the holidays, birthdays, or any time you have extra treats! A glass cloche can be put over an old, stale, half eaten piece of cake and make it fancy. I promise. This is mine, this is a tall one I found, and this is a smaller glass dome with an affordable price tag. Here is a similar marble lazy susan.

classic christmas decor in kitchen

If you have our Riviera stools, I just slipped a twisty tie through the stool to hang our decor. I pulled the greenery and bells off a wreath, and tied this 4″ wide white ribbon around it.

classic christmas decor in kitchen
boy at a sink with a garland over it
Rug (vintage and from this store) | Garland | Striped Candles | Brass Hardware

That’s it! If you’re still ready for more you can peek at our decorated bedroom here.

Next stop on the tour is Ashley at the lovely Modern Glam Blog. Be sure not to miss her gorgeous green and white decor. Her porch is always my favorite!

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This week I’m joining some of my talented blogging friends for the Christmas Seasonal Simplicity Series home tour week! We’re all sharing part of our home decked out for Christmas. Be sure to check out these fabulous Christmas decor ideas by clicking on the links below each image.

Sharing with me today…

Monday

The Happy Housie / Inspiration for Moms / Maison de Cinq / This is Simplicite

Chrissy Marie Blog / Modern Glam / Nick & Alicia

And sharing the rest of the week…

Tuesday

Cassie Bustamante / Cuckoo4Design / Lemon Thistle / Love Create Celebrate

tatertots & jello / Jennifer Maune / She Gave it a Go / Clean & Scentsible

Wednesday

The Handmade Home / Finding Silver Pennies / Joanna Anastasia / Amber Tysl

The DIY Mommy / My Sweet Savannah / Dans le Lakehouse / Fynes Designs

Thursday

Two Twenty One / Cherished Bliss / Life is Better at Home / All Things With Purpose

This is Our Bliss / Home Made Lovely / Place of My Taste

 

Friday

The Tattered Pew / Life is a Party / Rambling Renovators / House by Hoff

Deeply Southern Home / Grace in My Space / Taryn Whiteaker Designs / Just a Girl and Her Blog

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