As the last and final installment for the 12 days of Christmas celebration, we thought it was high time to share our holiday decor. Granted, this year we didn’t break out EVERY single bin of our christmas gear because the house is on the market. Nothing deters buyers like a cluttery house, right? But we still wanted to jazz up some areas to bring in some christmas charm and make it memorable for us as we celebrate Will’s first Christmas.
On the exterior, we went with simple and classic.
A fun festive wreath graces our front door (as does a twinkle-lighted-swag), and little wreaths with red bows were placed on each of our front windows.
Once you walk inside, we hung a glittery star (from Pier 1) on the coat hook to welcome all christmas well-wishers.
In the living room, we added a few trees (some homemade in the spirit of the season) to our console table.
Our dining room got the least amount of holidazed….only a couple of lanterns flanking a simple white bowl filled with silver ornaments.
The kitchen got a simple holiday switchup – we put together our advent calendar together over my recently refinished dresser.
This year, we went with only 24 ornaments (vs. the 25 we did last year)…and I love the anticipation of the end of the day…where Will and I hang the ornament of the day right before bedtime.
The other corner of the kitchen also got a little christmas sprucing – we placed a few cone trees in the corner and a gold berry wreath on the door to the garage.
The den is the room that got into the Christmas groove the most. I think it helps that the tree is in there.
Speaking of tree, I love placing it in front of the window, so that anyone driving by can see it sparkling at night. You may notice that we also added a mercury glass bowl on the coffee table filled with silver hued bulbs along with our little reindeer who is looking at himself in the mirror (you can see we did the same thing last year and loved it so much it deserved a repeat!).
The mantle is my favorite…thanks to the jolly old St. Nick artwork and the simple garland and stockings.
And on the opposite side of the room, we have the mercury glass trees with our fluttery wax paper tree, as well as a footed hurricane filled with silver ornaments.
But we realized that in the real spirit of christmas, we want to share with you a video of our home. Yup…the first REAL house tour. Consider it like part of one of those Holiday-Tour-Of-Homes….except it’s only our house…and you don’t have to purchase a ticket…or drive anywhere.
Hope you have a very Merry Christmas Eve!