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Christmas 2018 Home Tour: The Living Room

by - Wednesday, December 05, 2018


It's the most wonderful time of the year - and today is one of the most wonderful days on this blog! It's the Seasonal Simplicity Christmas Home Tour Week hosted by Krista at The Happy Housie and it's my turn to show you our home looking festive for the holidays. I've decorated a few different rooms in our home so for today I'll be showing you around the living room and dining room. Let's go!




If you're visiting here from Lindi's home tour, welcome! Our living room is one of the most used rooms in our house but it truly becomes meeting place central at Christmastime. The lure of the fireplace and the Christmas tree become irresistible at this time of year.



While last year's Christmas decor was a classic black and white palette, this year's look is lush, bountiful, and colourful.  It started with the tree which was piled high with ornaments in red, blue, white, and black. I took a much more relaxed approach to decorating this year. I didn't think too much about symmetry and balance and went with the flow. 



Little red accents around the room bring the neutral walls to life.  I love a touch of vintage and the butter churn crock makes a unique holder for pretty plaid gift wrap. 



You can never have too much plaid for the holidays, am I right? ;) I always worry about having too many patterns but somehow they manage to work together.




I took the same relaxed approach to decorating the mantel. A loose, swagged garland captures the more playful, random feel of this year's decor. The plaid pillows with oversized pom poms add a cheery casualness as well.



The built-in shelving and window seat are another favourite area to decorate. All of these pieces except for the truck and the tree sign are ones I've had for years. I love reusing the same pieces year after year; it feels part of the season's traditions.

Now let's take a look across the hallway...





The recent WOW 1 DAY PAINTING hallway transformation was one of our best decisions. The white paint has made this area feel joyful and welcoming for the holidays. I've added a wreath to the back of the door this year and a new rug to bring in some colour.



I especially love how the white stairs look. Creating the stair garland is one of my newest favourite traditions. This year, I took a live pine and cedar garland and mixed it with faux eucalyptus and a variety of plaid and gingham ribbons. Tiny picks with little snowballs and glittered branches add a bit of interest and colour.




Further into the dining room, you'll see I've kept things crisp and elegant. The colour scheme in this room is blue and green to coordinate with the wallpaper. I can't wait to enjoy Christmas Day breakfast in this room!



I've set a very simple table with plaid napkins and blue floral dishes set atop a faux bois charger and topped with a gold wreath ornament. I just love the mix of florals and rustic textures. A brass elk and tree in a basket provide that same contrast of rough & polished.


This might be my favourite view of all. I hope you've enjoyed seeing the living room and dining room. Come back tomorrow to see another festive space!



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Now head over to Jennifer's home tour and check out her holiday decor and the other bloggers sharing today. And don't forget, there's 45 Christmas home tours for you to visit this week!




Today I'm joined by some talented friends who are also sharing part of their Christmas home tour with you...

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