Welcome friends! I’m so happy you stopped by today! If you’re looking for Christmas decorating inspiration, we have a treat for you. Today, I’ve joined a group of talented bloggers for our 2021 Christmas home tours hosted by Marty of A Stroll Thru Life. There are over 30 homes on the tour with tons of holiday decorating ideas! For my contribution, I’m sharing my classic and cozy Christmas house tour!
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Christmas Home Tours 2021:
Before we begin, I want to welcome those of you who are arriving from A Pretty Life! I’m sure you enjoyed Jo-Anna’s pretty and colorful holiday decor as much as I did!
When you’re finished here, please be sure to visit the links at the end of this post to see all the beautiful Christmas decorating inspiration!
Now, let’s begin my classic and cozy Christmas house tour!
Welcome to my home! Since we spend most of our time in the kitchen, I usually begin my Christmas decorating in there…
Classic and Cozy Christmas Kitchen Decor:
For the past few years, I’ve been hanging the mini wreaths on the upper cabinets. Then I try to get creative with a few new ideas to keep it fresh. This year, I mixed in some of my classic blue and white porcelain and displayed a larger wreath above the stove.
To coordinate with the blue and white porcelain, I added my wooden flower box to the center of the table and filled it with blue and white porcelain spheres and some red Christmas ornaments. Even though I loved the look, I later decided to set the table for Christmas instead! (You’ll see where I moved the wood box later in the post).
Since I didn’t want to buy anything new, I set the table with some of my existing Christmas linens. To continue the blue I already started in the room, I added my blue willow salad plates. A mixture of faux greens and clippings from my boxwoods took care of the greenery.
Actually, I did buy something…the cute silver reindeer napkin rings. On a recent Homegoods run, I found those. Since I have a few silver and gold reindeer around the house, they fit right in with my decor.
As I mentioned, I like to display wreaths on my cabinets. In fact, you’ll see that I love decorating with wreaths! They’re about as classic you can get for Christmas and I love the way they stand out against all the white.
Basically, I like to keep my kitchen Christmas decor rather simple.
On the shelf above my refrigerator, I just added a couple nutcrackers…another classic Christmas decoration.
In my corner vignette, I added more blue and white with some wooden Christmas trees and another wrapped in burlap. I like mixing rustic pieces with the porcelain to keep it interesting. This year, I also added a few snowflakes around. Recently, I discovered the best local store – Barn Picks and Stuff where I picked up some cute Christmas items like the wooden snowflake. Wait, did I say I didn’t want to buy anything new? Oops…I guess I forgot about that!
Well, at least I didn’t spend a ton of money…I picked up the large star in the window at Michael’s for like $4.99. Practically free, right? In fact, it inspired me to come up with my window decor for this year. If you look closely in the photo above, you can see some smaller stars hung in the side windows. I hung them with fishing wire so they’re a bit hard to see in photos. In previous years, I’ve hung ornaments and wreaths in those windows.
The snowflake doesn’t block a lot of light which is nice…but it does drop glitter all over…
Since our kitchen is open to our family room, we’ll head in there next…
Classic and Cozy Christmas Tour in the Family Room:
My dog, Rosie would like to welcome you to the family room! She spends most of her time in there so she thinks she owns the place.
As you can see, I continued the classic navy blue Christmas decor into this room. In additional to all the cozy pillows and throw blankets, I introduced some simple holiday decor.
Here’s a bit of advice, if you’re thinking about installing a stone fireplace, add some hooks or something so you can hang artwork or decor. Otherwise, you’ll end up agonizing over ways to lean things on your mantel! Since my wreath kept flopping all over the place, I attached it to a fabric covered art print which made the whole thing easier to lean. At first, I covered the piece with wrapping paper but then decided on the navy fabric to go with the room. Eventually, I’ll hang our stockings too, but this works for now.
If you’re looking for more ways to decorate a stone fireplace, read these fireplace decorating ideas!
By the way, the chair in the corner belongs to Rosie. Basically, it’s the only piece of furniture she’s allowed on (besides the kids’ beds).
Of course, she has to have her own cozy Christmas pillow!
Earlier, I showed you the wooden box on my table… As you can see, I moved it to the fireplace hearth and I love the way it stands out.
With a basket of firewood and some gold bells, the cozy fireplace area is complete.
Rosie enjoys the view from her chair!
Speaking of chairs, I added a blue and white pillow to the spindle chair across the room. Recently, I ordered the pillow from Kirkland’s but I might change out the insert to make it fluffier. If you end up ordering it online, just know that it’s a bit flat and stiff.
Now let’s head to the dining room…
Classic and Cozy Christmas in the Dining Room:
With navy blue walls in here, it was easy to continue my classic blue color scheme!
Since my dark cherry furniture is very traditional, I continued that look by displaying my classic blue and white pieces.
For my centerpiece, I kept it simple with a cluster of white ceramic Christmas trees. These were another purchase from my favorite local store…Barn Picks and Stuff. (Apparently, I’ve been doing more shopping than I thought!)
Anyway, I love their simplicity and they remind me of a larger version of the Farmhouse Pottery trees. A couple years ago, I shared a tour of the Farmhouse Pottery store at Christmastime which included the trees I mentioned.
Once again, I kept my table settings simple and classic with my blue willow plates. Last year, I set my table with my off-white wedding china.
For a little cozy ambiance, I lit some festive candles. Every year, I end up with fresh cranberries left over from Thanksgiving so I like to decorate with them for Christmas. They’re one of my favorite items to use as vase fillers.
To go along with my classic Christmas decor, I decorated my dining room tree with blue and white decorations. At the end of last Christmas season, I purchased the blue and white ornaments and this year, I picked up the ginger jars. On last year’s tree, I decorated with more red and blue.
From this angle, you can see my bar cart displayed in the opposite corner from the tree.
Before we head over to the bar cart, can we just take a moment to enjoy these mini wreaths with velvet ribbon? Although, this look is nothing new for many of you, this is the first year, I’ve hung wreaths on the back of my chairs – and I love them!
As soon as I bought the wreaths, I planned on hanging them with velvet ribbon. It’s great when the look you envision ends up working out! Cheers to that!
And cheers to the bar cart all dressed up for Christmas. Keeping with my theme, I decorated with classic blue and white pieces mixed in with traditional Christmas decor. Once again, I made use of my left over cranberries and filled a few martini glasses with them.
For a super easy (and lazy) way of updating your artwork for Christmas, try this. Simply, tape a copy of Christmas music to your existing artwork. Then hang a wreath over the front with a velvet ribbon and instantly you have Christmas art. You’re welcome.
For my shelves, I just added a few cozy Christmas accessories (and yes, another wreath and velvet ribbon)…
And my dining room is ready for holiday entertaining!
I hope you enjoyed my classic and cozy Christmas house tour!
Once again, thank you to Marty from A Stroll Thru Life for hosting! Also, please visit the rest of the participants on the blog hop from the list below.
If you’re following along in order, Clean and Scentsible is next! I know you’re going to love Jenn’s beautiful decor!
Monday Dec 6th
Tuesday December 7th
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Thursday December 9th
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