It’s the most wonderful time of the year…holiday home tour season! Have you been following along with all of these beautiful tours the last few weeks? I just love Marty’s tour and I’m so glad it’s my last tour this year. Saving the biggest tour and biggest room for last! 🙂 If you are joining me from Laura’s blog, welcome!! If you are new around here I am SO happy to meet you! If you are a loyal reader, welcome back! Thank you all for spending a part of your day with me. I hope that I can share some fun and inspiring content with you! 🙂 So far I’ve shared our Christmas Kitchen and Andy’s Christmas bedroom…now it’s time for the most decorated room in the house…the family room! Yay!!
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This year some things got moved around in this room so things are oriented a bit differently than last year. Last year at this time we were just getting settled in to the house after a long renovation and half of our furniture hadn’t arrived yet.. Once the new sectional arrived this year, there suddenly wasn’t room for the tree in it’s usual spot anymore…oops! 😉
No worries! A little maneuvering of the furniture…(which let’s face it…in a design blogger’s life is a regular occurrence, lol!) and boom! Room for a tree! 😉
I LOVE blue. No matter what I try I can’t escape it…so this year’s color scheme is all about neutral hues and pretty blues.
Bringing greenery in is just the best part of decorating for the holidays. You know I love fresh greens all year long, but being able to cover the house in them is definitely what makes everything look so fresh and fun.
This year I mixed my beloved eucalyptus into the mix. Eucalyptus looks SO good with cedar. The earlier I decorate every year, the more I am becoming comfortable with faux greenery. I’ve learned over the years that it really just matters what what types of faux greenery you get. Good greenery looks good and will last for a long time, so it’s worth the extra investment in my book.
You all know I love mixing high and low, this tree is SUCH a great deal. I LOVE the look of it. It’s pre-lit and the sparse look is what I love because it really shows off the ornaments.
Here are the ornaments I used this year…
I initially wanted blue velvet ribbon to tie on the tree, but after I bought some I decided that it just wasn’t quite the look I wanted and it was quite expensive, so I broke out my old fabric stash and tore some trips of fabric up to make these more rustic looking, inexpensive and pretty bows. For $4 worth of fabric you can get a lot of bows!
On the mantel I found this darling picture of Mary, Joseph and baby Jesus at Hobby Lobby. I am in love with it. There was a beautiful one of the 3 kings too, it was unfortunately just a little too big for what I needed, but you should definitely be on the look out for it.
These stocking holders were another fun find last year.
I LOVE chunky knit stockings. I added some matching bows from the Christmas tree and then I strung some of bells on twine and tied them to the stockings too. I LOVE these pretty bells. They are great for gift toppers too.
This woven tree collar is so nice. I love a tree collar because I think it looks cleaner than a skirt.
I added more pretty fabric bows to the gifts underneath the tree, wrapped in a collection of black, cream and blue papers from Target.
Pillows…probably the most important part of any room…they just do such a great job of totally transforming a space! Again I went high/low with a mix of pillows from one of my favorite Etsy shops, Danielle Oakey and the Studio McGee line from Target. I am ALWAYS on the hunt for pillows and will grab any good ones I find year round and use them whenever they fit the mood. 😉
Let’s talk about pillow inserts for a minute. In my opinion, the right pillow insert, can make most any pillow cover look high end. No matter how inexpensive the pillow cover, with the right insert, it’ll look WAY more high end. If your family is anything like mine, we like to actually LAY on our throw pillows, not just stare at them looking pretty on the bed or couch. That would never fly in my house. Down pillow inserts are what most people are familiar with for the ability to fluff them up and make them look nice, but there are several awesome down alternative pillow inserts that I actually like WAY better than down. Not just for allergy purposes, but because I think they are much more comfortable to lay on. I get mine on Amazon from this pillow shop. They have pretty much every size you can think of and I think you will love them as much as I do. Order an insert that is slightly bigger (2 inches is good) than your pillow cover. If you have an 18×18 cover, get a 20×20 pillow insert etc., for maximum fullness. Looking for more pretty pillows for your home? Check out this post.
The coffee table got a few pretty details with beautiful blue ornaments from HomeGoods in my target bowl, a collection of these wood nutcrackers that are SO cute, and my favorite new piece this year…my “Letters for Santa” mailbox.
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I hope that you are feeling inspired by these Christmas touches in the family room this year! 🙂
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Now head on over to Alicia’s beautiful blog, Thrifty and Chic , to tour her beautiful holiday decor! Don’t miss out on all the other fabulous tours this week too. Here is a complete line up of what you can expect everyday. Have a wonderful time touring these beautiful Christmas home decor ideas from these talented ladies’ homes!
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