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December 12, 2014

Holiday Home Tour

Hi there! Welcome to the holiday home tour at the B's house! Come on in and take a look at our simple holiday decor. I hope you'll visit some of my friends' home tours listed a the bottom of this post too :)


Holiday Home Tour- Budget friendly holiday decor

My husband and I are still pretty new to owning a home, so we haven't acquired much in the way of holiday decor just yet. I have tons of stuff left over from my too cool college days, but none of it really fits our tastes anymore. Since we are still working on purchasing regular everyday decor for our home, we don't have a huge budget for seasonal decor. So, everything we have on display this year is either budget friendly, hand-me-down, or DIY! Let's take a look!

Holiday Home Tour- Budget friendly holiday decor

Our entryway was kept pretty simple. I bought that handsome deer at Michaels this year at 60% off (gotta love their deals!), and the cute little snowman box actually housed some snowmen ornaments my mom purchased years ago and she let me keep the box. I just think he's so cute!

Holiday Home Tour- Budget friendly holiday decor

Next we move into our living room where most of the holiday decor resides. I already had this lantern on our entertainment center. I swapped out the candle for a sparkly snowflake candle I purchased at Kohl's on clearance a few years back. If you wait until the end of the season, Kohl's has great deals on holiday decor!

Holiday Home Tour- Budget friendly holiday decor

On the other side of the entertainment center, I filled another one of my lanterns with ornaments. I chose aqua and blue ornaments to match the rest of our usual living room decor. These ornaments are plastic and came in a huge box at Walmart for $5!!! I'm so in love with this gorgeous glittery deer. I bought him at Michaels last year during their holiday clearance (again with their great deals!). One of my close friends posted a photo of a glittery deer on instagram recently and said "Everyone needs a glitter reindeer in their life." I thought to myself, ABSOLUTELY! He's been my favorite Christmas decor piece and is perfect throughout winter, not just at Christmas time! So come on girls, go find yourselves a glitter deer! You won't be sorry ;)

Holiday Home Tour- Budget friendly holiday decor

The next corner of the living room has our Christmas tree! It's full of red, white, silver, gold, and wood ornaments. Most of the ball ornaments again are plastic ones from Walmart for $5. I have also made many of the ornaments, including my wood slice ornaments and feather boa ornaments. The rest I have slowly accumulated over the past few years on clearance or from affordable places like Ikea. My mom also gives us an ornament as a gift every Christmas. We've also received some ornaments from our childhood from both of our parents. I love how personal our tree is. It tells a story and reflects a picture of us! 

Holiday Home Tour- Budget friendly holiday decor

Here's one with the lights on. Pardon the cat. She refused to be woken from her nap :) You can see how I made her crate pet bed here.

Holiday Home Tour- Budget friendly holiday decor

We also have this little mini tree in the living room which is very similar to our big tree as far as ornaments go. The tree itself was a gift to me years ago. When I was in high school, one of my best friends forever decorated this tree, decked it out in pink and silver ornaments, and left it on my front porch to surprise me! So sweet! Well, I'm not as passionate about pink as I used to be, so I swapped out the pink ornaments for red and left everything else the same. This tree still makes me smile at the memory of an amazing friend all these years later!

That little reindeer candle holder and red glittery candle also came from a Kohl's holiday clearance sale!

Holiday Home Tour- Budget friendly holiday decor

On to the dining room! We still don't have much everyday decor in this room, so we just added few things to spruce it up for Christmas. This giant ornament is a hand-me-down that my mom gave me. 

Holiday Home Tour- Budget friendly holiday decor

There's another Kohl's clearance candle, and the silver nativity set is also a hand-me-down from my mom. They go nicely with our silver frames!

Holiday Home Tour- Budget friendly holiday decor

Last, is our formal living room. We don't really use this room much, but it is home to our fireplace so we wanted to decorate that area! We don't have a mantel, so we used fishing line to hang our stockings. The stockings were purchased from Target on sale a few years ago. The wreath is a live boxwood wreath from Home Depot. The red and white blanket was purchased from Target and is oh, so cozy!

Holiday Home Tour- Budget friendly holiday decor

As you can see, holiday decor does not need to be expensive! Shop the sales, do a little DIY, and work with what you have! Thanks for stopping by! Please browse around the rest of the home tours below!

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34 comments

  1. Nicole your home is wonderful. You're right…every home does need a glitter deer :) I also love the rustic lantern. Its great to share to week with you and to get to know you better! Merry Christmas :)

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    1. Thank you, Vicki! I love rustic lanterns... I have too many of them! ;)

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  2. So lovely and elegant! And I don't blame the cat, that bed is awesome!
    Happy Holidays!
    Karen's Up on The Hill

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  3. Hi Nicole, I think baskets, throws and lanters are one of my favorite things to decorate with. Love your tour, very festive and not too much!!!! I am digging the cat crate next to the tree, awesome!!! Christine from Little Brags

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    1. Thank you, Christine!!! The cat crate was a fun project to make!

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  4. Very nice! I love all your little touches around the house, and your Christmas tree is gorgeous! So happy to be with you on the Holiday Home Tour!
    Michelle @ The Painted Hinge

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  5. I love all your pretty Christmas touches. I'm all about the budget-friendly aspect too. Your tree is pure perfection. I love the simple beauty of it. So glad to be a part of the tour with you!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  6. Very beautiful tour Nicole!! You definitely don't have to break the budget to have a beautiful home this time of year! LOVE all of your decor! And that little tree will always be special - what a great idea!
    Lindi @ Love Create Celebrate

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    1. Thank you Lindi! I will keep that little tree forever! One of my favorite gifts I have ever received.

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  7. Love your home, Nicole!! It's so cozy! I'm totally with you on simple and inexpensive. Sometimes, less is MORE! I really love your tree, it's so gorgeous! So glad we got to do this home tour together! :)

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    1. Thanks Amanda! Simple and inexpensive is the way to go! :)

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  8. Your tree is perfect! Love the glitter reindeer and that red/white blanket in the basket!!

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  9. I love your house. So cute! That little tree matching the big tree is the cutest thing EVER!

    Shambray
    http://www.shambray.com

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    1. Thank you Shambray! My tree has a mini me! ;)

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  10. Your kitty looks so comfy snuggled up in her bed! Your tree is beautiful, and I love the ornament on that little stand/hook.

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  11. So Beautiful Nicole! Your Tree is AMAZING!!!

    Emily @ elizabethjoandesigns.com

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  12. So pretty, Nicole! I think I need a glitter reindeer in my life now too!! :)

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    1. Thanks, Amy! You definitely need a glitter deer! ;)

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  13. Nicole, I love all the simple Christmas touches throughout your home! Your tree is gorgeous! Happy to be a part of this tour with you :)

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  14. Your home looks lovely, Nicole! Your tree is gorgeous, and I definitely agree that you don't have to spend a lot of $ to have a festive and welcoming holiday home.

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    1. Thanks so much Amy! I agree, affordable can still be welcoming and fun!

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  15. Your home is lovely, Nicole!! Love that big basket with the red plaid throw in it especially... I've been eying a basket very similar at Target! I love how budget friendly your décor is... totally my style as well! Thanks so much for sharing your home! :) Glad to have had you on this tour! xo
    Kendra @ www.joyinourhome.com

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    1. Thank you so much Kendra! Thanks for putting together this tour!

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  16. Nicole, your home looks amazingly beautiful dresses up for Christmas! I absolutely love your Christmas Tree! Thanks so much for sharing it with us!

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  17. Beautiful job, Nicole! I LOVE that giant clock! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

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    1. Thank you Jamie! The clock is from World Market!!

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