Time to deck the halls and trim the trees and fill the stockings and gulp the eggnog … ALL THE HOLIDAY THINGS ARE HAPPENING!
Do you go a little crazy this time of year? (I totally do.)
It’s like I black out and I’m knee deep in garland and twinkle lights. Don’t get near me or I may just toss glitter at you. Everything is better with a little glitter. (Am I right?)
I’ll be sharing our holiday home decor over the next couple of weeks – and I’m thrilled to be kicking off our holiday home tour as part of a fun home tour hosted by Lovely Etc.
This is the perfect kickstart to the season – especially if you need a little boost of holiday spirit. There are 29 bloggers sharing their holiday decor this week. So you are sure to get some wonderful ideas. All of the links are at the bottom of this post, so grab some snacks and get comfortable.
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I’m sharing our living room all decked out today. This has really become the heartbeat of our holiday home. It’s where we spend time together and hang out with friends and family when we entertain.
It’s also the home of our main Christmas tree.
I love how this tree turned out.
I placed it inside a really rad galvanized bin. I purchased mine from Magnolia Market last year – but this year, you can pick one up at Renegade Roost, which is a store local to me in rural Illinois.)
To keep the base secure inside the bin, I used bubble wrap and blankets wrapped around the bottom.
The bin lifts the tree a few feet, which also gives it more presence in the room. (Our ceilings are 9 feet tall and the tree is only 7 feet.)
I decorated the tree with loads of red, white and silver – almost all of which I’ve had in past trees. The ornaments, poinsettias and bows were actually from our wedding 9 years ago.
I created the sparkly “joy” sign this year as part of a craft night with my college friends. (The “joy” word was purchased in the Target Dollar Spot.) And I created some snowman faces on plain white ornaments, as well.
I topped the tree with a giant snowman hat I bought after the holidays last year – it’s the perfect finishing touch.
The glowing lights bring a little sparkle to the house – even when it’s been so gloomy outside.
Here’s a peek at the other side of the room.
Lola is super impressed. She’s a fan of all the pillows I don’t let her touch.
I moved the pew into the entry and filled it with more pillows. Above, we hung the DIY barn wood card holders.
Can’t wait to start filling those up. (That means you can start sending your cards anytime, thank you very much.)
And I even managed to sneak in a Christmas cow and a red barn (both were gifts from my friend Kellie).
I love red in our home all year, but it really becomes a red-a-palooza this time of year. I’m not mad about it.
So, that’s a little tour of our living room. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I enjoyed creating it.
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I hope you’ll stop back to check out the rest of our holiday home tour. (Can’t wait to show you the fireplace! And the kitchen! And everything else!)
I’ll be back tomorrow to share another tree and a super rad holiday gallery wall I created. If you want to see all the details and get the free downloadable artwork I created, join our email list and you’ll get notified when I share something new.
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