Hello! Welcome! I am so excited about today! It is Christmas Home Tour day!
Who doesn’t love a good house walk-through?! I know, I know, it would be much more fun if I would actually open up my drawers and closets and show you how we “really” live… or even if I lifted up the couch cushions and you could check for some hidden crumbs under them. But let’s leave all that for another day, shall we? I mean, it is Christmas after all. Let’s focus on the pretty stuff… and come January we can get down to some organizing solutions.
Instead of showing you our whole Christmas-ified house in one fell swoop, I decided to break it up a little. Mainly because I took so many photos and I couldn’t bring myself to trash enough to get the whole tour into one post. I think a 87 image post might not load very well…
So today I am sharing our Christmas living room; and each day this week I will be back with other rooms: our dining room, front porch and entry hall, our master bedroom, and our boys’ bedroom and the main bathroom. Without further ado…let’s get on to the living room tour! I can’t wait to see what you think; this year’s look is quite a change for us!
Since the walls were fresh, why not add some new wholes to them, right? So I decided to go ahead and change up the gallery wall at the same time. You may recognize a new key piece (i.e. the sunburst mirror – I picked it up on Clearance on Home Sense); but the rest of the gallery wall was either part of the old one or was brought over from the dining area.
I found my inspiration for a gold and blue Christmas this year through some gorgeous fabrics that I picked up at Tonic Living (this, this, and this). They really spurred on the whole new subtle, cozy, and calming look for this Christmas season. Fabric is almost always my starting point for a room; I love how easily you can give your space a new look by swapping out the pillows. And in case you missed it, I shared the table runner that I created out of the leftovers from my Christmas/Winter pillows the other day… and keep your eye out for a stocking I whipped up using another extra little leftover of fabric (gotta use those scraps!).
I was hoping to create a pretty and relaxed feel in our living room – and wanted a look that would last beyond Christmas and through the whole winter. And really, the Christmas season is all about rejoicing and sharing JOY, isn’t it?? And what’s not joyful about relaxing? (Well, at least that is what I hear; I haven’t really mastered the whole relaxation bit yet).
I know that I can’t wait to take these tours!!
Hope you enjoy them too:) Have a great day!