Come take a tour of our home decorated for Christmas! We’ve added lots of red and gold tones throughout giving us a beautiful traditional Christmas home for the season. We hope you enjoy our traditional Christmas home tour!
When it comes to decorating for Christmas, I like to keep thing simple. I only decorate the main section of the home (dining, kitchen and family rooms) and have used the same decor for years. Each year I add a bit to my collection – like the mantel garland I assembled this year – and so the theme stays pretty traditional with red and gold or silver. I hope you enjoy our traditional Christmas home tour as much as I enjoyed decorating for it! 🙂
The Entry & Dining Room
When you enter our home, you’re greeted with this lovely flocked tree. 🙂
This is the first time we’ve had an artificial tree (crazy, right?!) and I love that the flocked branches are softer than the traditional green ones. We chose to place it in the center of our home between the kitchen and dining room and I love that it’s visible from just about anywhere in the house!
We decided to put the gifts under this tree because our real tree had branches all the way to the ground and I kind of liked it that way. We got 3 types of wrapping paper this year and designated the red stripes for the girls (Chloe and me,) the gold stripes for the boys (Chris and Andrew,) and the “Merry Christmas” for everyone outside our family. We always do something creative with our wrapping each year. 😉
Just to the left of this tree is our dining room console table where we set out our porcelain nativity. My grandmother gave us this set years ago and I love how classy and neutral it is!
The last few years I’ve been setting it up on top of one of my faux sheepskin rugs for some added texture and style. I mean, I don’t think there’s such a thing as too much faux fur in a house… 😉
The dining room window seat got just a few festive pillows and a Christmas book.
I love the little red truck pillow I picked up last year. 🙂 Isn’t it cute?
I placed my wooden reindeer in the coffee nook and a Christmas pillow on the chair in our hallway.
I got this reindeer at a craft store on clearance years ago and he’s always been one of my favorite pieces to decorate with. 🙂
And the kitchen got just one small vase of faux greenery on the counter next to the sink.
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The Family Room
That brings us to the family room! This is the room where most of our life happens, so we try and keep it extra cozy with lots of pillows, blankets and lights.
We moved the “Stay Awhile” sign from our dining room into here and I’m not going to lie, I LOVE IT over the couch! I may have to leave it in this room even after Christmas… 😉
The fireplace mantel got a makeover with an artificial garland, handmade stockings and some simple decor atop.
I got the gold mirror at a thrift store months ago, and love that it’s narrow enough that I can hang it on our round fireplace without it leaving weird gaps. Round fireplaces are tricky when it comes to hanging art!
I crocheted the stockings myself a few years ago!
On top of the piano we placed our DIY palette box filled with faux garland and red and gold Christmas bulbs. This box is seriously so versatile – should I write a tutorial for how we made it?
I love to sit and play Christmas songs on the piano next to the tree – makes me feel truly joyful.
Sitting on the hearth next to a fire isn’t so bad either. 😉
Tonight we’ll be spending the evening putting all of our sentimental (not always pretty) ornaments on the real tree with our kids. They loved helping us decorate this year and hanging ornaments is one of our favorite ways to include them in the process.
Well, there you have it – our traditional Christmas home tour filled with red and gold decor! What do you think? Any decorating ideas you’ll take away? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments!
Merry Christmas, my friends!
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