Christmas Home Tour 2015

Modern Cozy Christmas Decor Ideas


Everyone! It’s December! That’s right, now all of you who have been closet listening to Christmas music since Labor Day can come out free of shame. And here, let me add a song to your playlist..Pentatonix “Hark the Harold Angels Sing” because… SO good.

Literally, clear the floor because you’re about to dance.


It’s no secret that around here, we believe in celebrating life.


We believe in celebrating no matter what season you may find yourself in. And this time of year especially, we are all about celebrating the Ultimate life. A life given for us in the form of love’s greatest gift.

A baby. A baby that grew and gave himself so selflessly for all of us. A baby who would give us the opportunity to call Him both Savior and Friend. Without Him, I am a hot mess of a person, but with Him, He says we can do anything. Yep, that’s the kind of amazing God we serve and we get to celebrate His birthday.


And today we thought we’d celebrate with all of you! #win So grab some hot cocoa, maybe throw a candy cane it in, you know, get all kinds of crazy 😉 and hang out in our home for a while as we Celebrate Christmas! C’mon in:


Now, because we’re friends, you know when you come over you’re pretty much going to hang out in our basement, 😉 here’s how Christmas is happening down there…


Merry & Bright Chalkboard Art


Just little festive touches. 🙂 We’ll do a full on basement reveal soon, BUT for now it’s getting its Christmas on in very simple clean ways with a $3 chalkboard from Michaels.  This little guy is so fun and has dutifully served as a “menu” on many occasions.


And “just around the river bend” (10,000 points to whoever can name that Disney Movie!) we have our Target Tinsel Tree that literally goes up in less than 5 minutes.  I can’t explain it, but I really love this guy. He also does a pretty decent job keeping Frank, Dean and the boys company.


Target Silver Tree


And if you’ll remember from this post, I TOTALLY understand when Christmas decorating is the last priority in life.  There are seasons when it can just be filled with too many painful memories to bear.  I get it. But I’ve found that an antidote for that can be simple little touches that bring you joy.  Something like Glass Vases filled with Bulbs.  Cheap, cheerful, couldn’t be easier, and look at you, in the process, you just bossed around your feelings.  Way to own your Christmas decor like a boss…


Easy Christmas Decorating


OK, ready to venture upstairs? Quick pitstop in the kitchen…See the full room here


Decorate your Kitchen for Christmas

And the Dining Room: (See the full room here)


EASY Christmas Centerpiece Ideas

And Now onto the Living Room, where the majority of the Christmas goodness happens


Simple, Modern Christmas Decorating


These last 2 years we’ve gone a little simpler, a little more modern but most importantly…it still feels great when you’re all curled up with a cup of coffee in the morning.


The textured silver candles are Pottery Barn clearance gifted from a great friend…because great friends give you Pottery Barn…and Restoration Hardware…and West Elm. I digress.


Pottery Barn Clearance Candles


And because I’m such a “words” person and lover of all things typography, I enjoy spreading a little Peace, Joy and Hope around this time of year. Literally. 😉


How to decorate with typography at christmas


Typography Christmas Decor


Target Green Peace ornament

Modern Fur Stockings


Modern Christmas Mantal

The stockings that hung by the chimney with care are a last years purchase from Target. Where all the good things come from. Like…


My “tree skirt!” AKA a faux fur blanket that recently got a new lease on life.  He’s now a multi-tasker, moon-lighter and 2-job-juggler.  You can make just about ANYTHING into a tree skirt.  My mom recently used a Pashmina! #genius The key is you just need to “bulk it up a bit” to give it some fullness.  I like to tuck crumbled newspaper under mine.  I know it’s not very fancy, but you could use the Wall Street Journal if you’re feeling the need to be a bit more “Uptown.” 😉


Elegant Christmas Decor Ideas

I’m also a fan of being creative with how you top your tree. Traditional toppers are fine, but there’s something very playful about throwing a bunch of sparkly branches in there and seeing how it all comes together 🙂


Modern Christmas Tree Toppers

And by “throwing,” I of course mean tweaking and wiring every last branch into submission for an ungodly amount of time. 


Playful Christmas Decor


Love these “icy” branches I got a few seasons ago from At Home.  The tree on the right is from there as well.  The tree on the left is last season from Jo-ann’s.


Modern Christmas Mantal


Christmas Mantel Decor


Green and Silver Chrismas Mantal


New Ideas for Christmas Mantel


You may recognize the pillow from this post.  My sister bought it for me! I know, she IS the best. Also, when I opened it, I squealed  like a tiny girl.


All is Calm All is Bright. Pottery Barn Christmas Pillow


I like it so much I kind of want it to live there year round. I mean, who doesn’t want things to be calm and bright all the time?


Chalkboard Art Pillow

Even lamps aren’t safe around here at Christmastime.  #GarlandIsTheNewBlack


Christmas decor for lamps

And vases normally holding regular ole’ branches get all dolled up with Silver Ting Ting. Don’t they look especially dapper when hanging out in front of this picture that I made here.




Last but not least, my little FREE side table got some love with ornaments hung on branches and my nativity snow globe.



How to use branches in Christmas decor

Thanks for popping by friends, we’re so blessed to have you “in our home” for the holidays this year 🙂 We hope that Peace, Love, Hope, and Joy chase you down this season. May you fully enjoy and celebrate “the season” no matter what “season” you may find yourself in.


And JUST out of curiosity, have you ever used anything expected for a tree skirt?? 😀


Until next time,





  1. I have used a table cloth:)


  2. Just beautiful. So warm and cozy, too.


  3. Oh my gosh, This is my favorite time of the year! I love your tour and the use of all the silver! Nicely done, just the right amount of bling not too much! Great job.


  4. Your home is so inviting and cozy! Love your tour and your holiday decorations!

    Doused In Pink


  5. I seriously love everything! The glitter and the lettered signs are just darling. Can’t wait to decorate my future home like this!



  6. WOW you really ARE owning your Christmas decor like a boss!! Hahaha but seriously, your house looks amazing. 🙂 Love love love! Thank you for linking up at Friday Frivolity!!


  7. PS This Pentatonix song is sooo fun! Thanks for sharing, I’m gonna have to check out more of their stuff!


    • Aren’t they great!? Wanna suggestion? You’ll have to check out their version of “Mary did you know.” and their Daft Punk remix for when you’re not feeling “Christmas-y” 😀


  8. your mantel and tree are both gorgeous!! so cozy!


  9. Your tree and mantel are beautiful, and yes I do use something besides a tree skirt, a tablecoth for one for around my trio of trees.

    Thank you for sharing on Friday Features
    Happy Holidays!


  10. Very pretty and creative. Love the tree topper!


  11. I love your decorations!! What a great home tour and I love the silver theme. 🙂 Thank you for sharing and linking up with us over at the Welcome Home Wednesdays Link Party!


  12. Simply gorgeous, Megan! Thank you for sharing on #trafficjamweekend. I am featuring it on this weekend’s Traffic Jam party going live today.


  13. Wow…absolutely beautiful!!! I love everything about this! Thanks so much for linking up with us at Share The Wealth Sunday! I hope you’ll join us again tonight at 7…


  14. Absolutely love how you went more modern. I keep thinking I should too but I started with snowmen when I was first married 25 years ago and just can’t get rid of those guys. Thanks for linking up to the Let’s Get Real Party.


  15. Your house is so festive! I love all the little details that you put into it…Christmas time must be great at your house! Thanks for sharing at the Welcome Home Wednesday party–I hope we can see you again this week!


  16. Absolutely stunning and a fave this week at Wake Up Wednesday! Thanks for sharing!


  17. I love the simplicity of your decorations. Classically beautiful! You gave me some ideas to try for next year. Lowanda visiting from Sunshine and Elephants by way of Totally Terrific Tuesday!


  18. Your Home is fantastic! Very Pretty! Thanks for sharing on My 2 Favorite Things on Thursday! I’m excited to start the party back up on Thursday, Hope you stop by and join me!! Happy New Year! Pinned!



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