As the saying goes, there is no place like home for the holidays, and since I agree with that sentiment and this is the second year we’re celebrating Christmas in our home and decorating, I wanted to share a holiday home tour! I had also gotten a lot of questions/comments a few weeks back when I shared some videos on social of the start of our decorating process, so I hope this answers everything & you enjoy the final product!
Before we get into each room though, I’ll just say that decorating a smaller space (our condo is about 1,000 sq. ft) poses challenges for a holiday home tour and aside from our tree (a real balsam beauty standing 8.5 ft!!), I try to incorporate subtle festive touches in each room that are space conscious and not overwhelming. I also don’t stray too far from our regular design vibe of neutrals with a lot of textures, mixed metals, and of course for this time of year, a little added sparkle.
I’ve also linked to all the items shown (similar options if exact was no longer available as some of our pieces are a couple years old already), but as far as fave holiday decor stops I definitely recommend Indigo, Anthropologie, Target, cb2 and Pottery Barn. Would love your thoughts & comments below once you take a look! xx
First impressions for our holiday home tour come courtesy of our wreath. I like it because it’s unique and not your standard colour scheme. The rest of this area is really more of a narrow hallway but I like that it creates some distinction from our living space. Since it still has to be functional (seating area, key dish, etc.) I just add a few pieces to the console to act as a festive welcome. You’ll notice I can’t get enough of that tree though and will spot it elsewhere.
This is definitely the center of our holiday home tour, largely because it’s also our biggest space and where the tree lives! We do a real tree and try to add a few new ornaments each year. We also adorn the tv unit with a lit faux garland and use the space to hang our stockings — we got new ones this year personalized with our nicknames, and are currently waiting on them to arrive 🙂 They happen to match the tree skirt we got last year which has so far been the most asked about item on social (who knew). The last thing I’ll note is that throw pillows are the EASIEST way to cozy up your living space and they’re so easy and inexpensive to switch as often as every year if you feel like it!
We’re not hosting Christmas Eve again this year, but this was our table setting from last year so I recreated it for this shoot and still love it! It was the first event we had that we were able to formally use our flatware, and the lace runner was a last minute buy that I’m so happy with.
I love this room all year round, but a few festive touches really go a long way since it’s very monochrome. The mistletoe was our keepsake buy from last year, and to my point about throw pillows being interchangeable, the red velvet pair was in our living room last year.
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console table, cb2
sheepskin rug, similar
glitter burlap tree, similar
candle hurricane, similar
antler candelabra, similar
entry is painted ‘abalone’ by Benjamin Moore
tree skirt, Pottery Barn
checkered throw blanket, similar
faux fur pillows, Indigo
textured pillows, similar
green velvet pillows, IKEA
stocking holders, Target
stockings, Pottery Barn but no longer availble so similar
candle, Jo Malone
antler ornament, Indigo
monogrammed wood ornament, similar
gold dipped ornament, similar
glitter starbust ornament, Crate & Barrel
glitter pinecone ornament, Crate & Barrel