Happy Holidays! Welcome to my Christmas home tour! I’ve considered doing one of these for the past few years, but I always decided to wait until I had updated all of the rooms that I would be featuring. I feel like holiday decor should compliment the space it is in, and that wouldn’t have been possible in my outdated rooms. Thankfully, this year I felt like I had finally brought the rooms in my tour up to an acceptable level.
I focused on a modern minimalist style that features natural materials and textures. I am not a fan of filling every space and surface in the home with decorative holiday items. I like to limit my decor to a few well-placed items that bring the coziness of winter and the joy of Christmas into the room. A little can go a long way towards making a statement!
So lets start this tour in my foyer…
I love the look of lush greenery hung along the railing, and I have a lot of railing available to dress with greenery. I went with faux garlands because they’re more affordable and easier to maintain.
A few strategically placed elements like a fresh sprig of rosemary and a cinnamon stick make a simple but festive statement.
And now we’ll move into my great room…
I added these straw ornaments to my tree this year. These are traditional Scandinavian ornaments, and my mom who was of Swedish heritage always had them all around the house during the holidays. I decided I needed some of my own because they are a reminder of my heritage… plus they bring some nice geometry and texture to the tree.
I chose plain kraft paper gift wrap and dressed up each gift with a modern wrapping of string and touches of texture like fresh greenery, straw ornaments and faux berries.
I made these modern wood trees on the mantle myself. They were super easy to make, and I’ll share a post about that later this week.
I like the modern leather name tags and the simple linen blend stockings with a touch of faux greenery.
It’s time to head into the dining room…
I chose to keep the tablescape pretty simple. A mix of faux and fresh greenery, accented by candlesticks and glass tree toppers, line the center of the table.
I like the fun modern design of the napkins which brings some pattern to the table. I used cinnamon sticks and some of the straw Scandinavian ornaments to add interest to each place setting.
And finally, let’s peek at my kitchen…
I like adding natural elements like this barewood vase from Magnolia.
I purchased a faux wreath from Hobby Lobby thinking it would look great in this window, but after I hung it up it looked too small and sparse so I added more faux greenery to make it more lush and full.
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Wishing everyone healthy and happy holidays!