December 22, 2015

Christmas Tour 2015

I don't know about you, but I seriously can't believe that Christmas is only 3 days away. It feels like I just started decorating for the holiday season yesterday, and by the end of the week it will be all over.  This Christmas tour is long overdue, but I thought it was better late than never so thank you all for your patience. 

Last Christmas we had been living in our this home for only 3 months, and since we were newlyweds we had nearly zero Christmas decorations. Our sectional was delivered in mid- December so it was pretty hard decorating with no furniture. Our decor was very minimal, and if you didn't see it last year then you're really not missing out, but in case you want to see it for yourself you can see it here. 

When decorating this year for Christmas, not going to lie I kinda struggled. Our rug is technically gray, but looks more blue, so I couldn't help but to want to have a winter white christmas and compliment the gray rug with all whites and silver (sounds pretty, right?). This isn't just my house though, and so when Paul insisted that we have a traditional Christmas and have the color red all over, I couldn't say no. This is our second Christmas as a married couple so  it was very important that it felt very festive for him and that we begun building traditions together. Nonetheless, how about I stop talking and start giving you a tour. Come on in! 

In our front entryway we have changed somethings around since when I blogged about early this month. I added a different art print onto the shelf and have been putting all of our Christmas cards on the ledge as well. I'm going to have to come up with a different plan next year though, because any sort of air flow in this area blows all of the cards on the floor. I appreciate the little added cardio it gives me to constantly squat and pick them up, but I feel bad when all of the random workers that have been in our house lately (plumbers, furnace cleaners, etc.)  come in and the cards start blowing all over and they look at you like "Oops I'm so sorry that just happened, but really what did you expect lady." Next year I'd rather just avoid this awkward situation. 

In our living room, I incorporated the red that my husband wanted, but also balanced it with white's and gray. I was skeptical about it at first, but don't tell Paul but I kind of love it. My buffalo check pillows were inspired by the ones from Pottery Barn, but I didn't want spend $35 per pillow, so I sewed my own using this fabric from Jo Ann fabric and my DIY throw pillow tutorial. During Black Friday I also picked up the dark gray pillow covers  o add contrast and a different material. I wanted to add some faux fur pillows as well, but I I maxed out on my new pillow allowance this season so I'm going to wait until next year. 

As for our coffee table decor, I picked up these deer a while back from Costco and have made a bed for them on the table. 

We kept the Christmas decor in the kitchen minimal, but added just enough to still be festive. I love how our Christmas decor turned out this year, and I look forward to see how it evolves over the years! 

Thanks for stopping by this little blog of mine today and I  hope that all of you are having a wonderful holiday season and are all ready for Christmas day!

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  1. Looks great! What is it with spouses and significant others always wanting red lol. I promised my wife next year we would have a red Christmas. We'll see 🍭

  2. Looks great! What is it with spouses and significant others always wanting red lol. I promised my wife next year we would have a red Christmas. We'll see 🍭