Happy Monday!! I hope you all had a wonderful weekend 🙂 Today I am excited to share our Holiday Home Tour with you all. I absolutely love the holidays so decking our halls was such a treat for me! As I’ve mentioned before, this time last year we were staying at Will’s parents’ house since we were unsure on where we were going to living, making this the first year of our marriage I have had free reign with holiday decorating! I feel like I have waited for this my whole life (being able to decorate my own home for the holidays) – growing up it was a fun tradition I shared with my family blasting Christmas music and getting out all of my moms beautiful pieces and a few years I was able to help our good friend Christy with her beautiful home too (she is an interior decorator so I’m sure you can imagine how gorgeous her home is for the holidays!)
I decided for my first year I wanted to stick with traditional decor – deep reds, bright golds and a pop of navy (one of my favorite colors!). I got into a little trouble at hobby lobby and may have told Will I bought extra and we could return what we didn’t use… somehow I found a place for everything 😉 haha He was sweet and just happy to see me excited!
Ok onto the tour!
For our entry, I kept it very simple. This space technically isn’t finished, I do want to add a long rectangle mirror for the alcove and leave it there year round. I fell in love with this gorgeous deer, he is mother of pearl with gold antlers and gold/glitter patches along his back. I also love that if I decided to change my colors in the future, I will still be able to feature this guy in our holiday decor! For some height, I placed this gold candle pillar behind the deer. I’m always burning candles which makes this pillar very functional and the height makes for great dimension, it also fits the 3 wick bath and body works candles perfectly! The one pictured is called “Tis The Season”, I love the scent but really bought it for the pop of red!
Ok first things first, I need to disclaim that I LOVE our tree! I remember growing up and putting up the tree took a minimum of 2 hours to stick each branch on and connect the lights etc… this 7.5 ft Cashmere tree is only 3 pieces and all of the lights connect through the pole… so you just stick them together and then plug it into the outlet… Hallelujah!!! I’ve linked the exact tree we got, here! I found these large gold bells at Hobby Lobby (everything on the tree is from Hobby Lobby!) and knew that I wanted to feature them on my tree. While decorating I tried a few different things and they fit best as the focal point up top! I used several different types of picks (classic red berries, gold berry sprigs, snowy branches, red poinsettia flowers etc), gold musical ornaments (trumpets and french horns), and nutcrackers scattered throughout as the sentimental part of my tree. The remaining ornaments are matte red balls, mini red balls, large and medium champagne balls, red velvet and gold balls, navy with gold glitter and some other pretty “specialty” ornaments. I decided not to use a tree topper, mainly because I struggled to find one I absolutely adored (and I am the kind of person that refuses to settle!). And my tree skirt is from T.J. Maxx (great deals there if you are looking for one! I got mine for $24).
And now for my favorite piece of holiday decor that I own.. the beautiful nutcracker beside the tree. This was a gift from William last year (our first Christmas) and it could not be more perfect to me! He had actually bought it as a clue to my real gift which was tickets to see the Nutcracker Ballett (I absolutely LOVED it!!!). And now I have this beautiful piece to display every year and remind me of our first Christmas. I have to say… he knows my taste pretty well considering it has the classic red, gold and pop od navy that I love! So when I found the smaller nutcracker ornaments at Hobby Lobby (and the only box at that..) I HAD to get them and display them on our tree! I truly love how it turned out!
Since I love the holidays so much I really wanted to add some Christmas spirit to our bedroom. I found these mini trees at Hobby Lobby for around $5, purchased 1 strand of miniature lights (1 for each tree) and placed one on each of our nightstands. Since we have tile floors in our living room I was really hesitant to put our very special ornaments on the tree, for a sentimental person like me, that would be a nervous breakdown waiting to happen if one of my precious ornaments shattered! Haha so we decided to feature them on the trees in our room and I could not be happier with how they turned out! The one at the bottom is a precious moment’s ornament that Williams Aunt Darlene and Uncle Rusty gifted us last year, I would be lying if I said it wasn’t one of my most prized possessions. I cried when I opened it and will treasure it forever!
I really want to swap out the pink throw pillows for something a little more festive but am holding off for now. The “Joyful” rectangle pillow from Kirkland’s is a great addition and has added holiday cheer to our bedroom! They also have great holiday decor and always have deals! The silver dish is a repurposed candle holder from our wedding that I put some holiday potpourri in (I also placed a few more of these around the house) and also framed our Christmas card from last year to display on my nightstand! I loooove holiday cards and thought it would be fun to frame all of ours in years to come and place out as holiday decor (stay tuned for our holiday card this year! We took our pictures yesterday and ohhhhhh my!) Mary, my photographer, and good friend nailed it!
Quick tip – the single wick candles from Bath & Body Works like the one pictured on my nightstand is great for decorating with (less bulky than the 3 wicks), great price point and would make a great small gift or part to a gift!
And there you have it! Our Holiday Home Tour! Thank you so much for following along, I hope you enjoyed this and maybe got a few inspirational ideas for your holiday home! I would love to know how you will be decorating, leave me a comment below 🙂
Love to you all,