Christmas Home TourDecember 12, 2014
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 :)
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!
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!
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!
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 ;)
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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!
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!
- Monday -
1. Little Brags
- Tuesday -
- Wednesday -
- Thursday -
- Friday -
3. Meet the Bs
See more holiday inspiration here at Meet the B's!
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