Check out my holiday living room, master bedroom & family room!
Hello, and welcome to part 3 of my holiday home tour! Today I am thrilled to be joining the holiday tour put together by Marty at A Stroll Through Life. So far I have shared my kids bedrooms as well as my porch, dining room, and peeks of our new kitchen. Today I am going to take you into my bedroom, our living room, and our family room where our Christmas tree stands. This year I kept decorating rather simple, using mostly items I already had plus natural touches. I am all about keeping things within a tight budget as well as using elements provided by Mother Nature, and I am excited to show you what I’ve done. If you’re popping over from Thrifty & Chic, welcome- Alicia’s home is so romantic and cozy! I just love how she used pink in her bedroom! Without further ado, I’d love to invite you into this holiday home tour: living room, master bedroom & family room. (This blog uses affiliate links.)
Christmas in the living room
We’re going to start today in the living room because it’s one of the first spaces people see when they enter our home. With a toddler running rampant and touching all things within reach, this year’s decorating was kept pretty simple, or up high. 😉 As you can see this space is immediately off to the right of our stenciled entry.
Our actual Christmas tree is in our basement family room because Wilder, the toddler, doesn’t spend much time down there and I didn’t want to constantly be yelling, “No! That is not a ball you can throw!” I couldn’t have no tree in the living room, so I added a simple silver tinsel tree.
I added shatterproof pink, gold, and silver ornaments, as well as a sweet Golden Girls ornament my bestie sent me this year because we plan to one day live that golden girl life together. To be honest, my little silver tree wouldn’t light this year (perhaps it was damaged in the move?) so I added some LED string lights to give it a glow. Above the TV I hung some of my handmade banners, including an “Oh My Garland” which is a phrase I stole from the movie, Noelle.
As you can see, above my chair I added a mirrored star to my wall hanging. I found the little star years ago at TJ Maxx, and I love how understated yet pretty it is.
On the coffee table, I kept it really simple and added some vintage brass deer as well as a laser cut wood tree from Target a few years back.
Because of the toddler, this table is kept rather bare, but Wilder does love to play with the deer. On the sofa, I added a gorgeous tribal throw in neutrals. This was a gift from my bestie as well, and I truly feel like it was made for my living room. The fur pillows I already owned and I just feel like they’re so cozy this time of year.
Fresh greenery is hands down my favorite way to make a home festive. It smells amazing and looks beautiful! I hung a garland between our living room and dining room. I also used some of that garland to hang above my desk on my mirror.
Next to the mirror I hung some vintage “sleigh bells” I found a few years ago.
Are you wondering what that tree is reflected in that mirror? I bought a Christmas tree tapestry years ago at Ikea, and I love hanging it in different places. We currently have a big white wall that’s waiting for inspiration in our living room, and it seemed like the perfect spot! Our dogs certainly love hanging out “under the tree.”
Christmas in the Master Bedroom
Heading out of the living room and all the way to the end of the hall, you will find out master bedroom where I’ve added a few whimsical holiday touches.
Above the bed, I added another handmade garland which reads “sleighin it.” What can I say? I love puns!
How cozy is that plaid blanket? It’s faux fur on the other side and it’s my favorite thing this year! I found it at Tuesday Morning although it’s made by Pendleton. (It’s similar to this one.)
I changed out my throw pillows for these gold sequin ones I’ve had for a while and always pull out for the holidays. (FYI, they are super inexpensive for the pair!) Gold just feels so festive to me.
And of course, my favorite touch is the little red pom pom I added to my jackalope.
On my nightstand, I have a new addition this year as well. We took Wilder to meet the most real Santa Claus I have ever seen at our local shopping center, The Friendly Center. Seriously, guys, he was legit. In fact he was so real that I was ready to start rattling off my own list. Wilder was a little frightened of him, so guess who sat on Santa’s lap? Yep, I held Wilder and sat on Santa’s lap and then Wilder was OK with it. I am not sure how Santa felt. By the way, if you happen to be local to Greensboro and want to take your child or fur child to see Santa, you can text code CASSIE to 444-222 for 15% off your photo package!
On the other side of my bedroom sits my gallery wall which got a little added touch for the season as well.
I added a simple Moravian star garland my parents gave me several years ago. It’s one of my favorite elements because I love the modern shape and natural vibe.
Christmas in the Family Room
Finally, we are going to head down to our basement family room, which is definitely on my to do list for 2020. Currently it’s livable but we haven’t done one thing in this space aside from place furniture.
As you can see, this is where our real Christmas tree lives, decorated with so many memories. It isn’t anything beautiful or spectacular to the plain eye, but to us, it’s perfect and special.
For the skirt, I used a blanket from Wakened Apparel, an ethical shop I love. And if you have been around here for along time, you may remember Charlie & Jake, our dogs that we no longer have with us. I get teary eyed every time we hang their ornaments, but it isn’t Christmas without them. The red beads belonged to my great grandmother.Other than the tree, this space is pretty simple and the seasonal touches are minimal.
I added some fun string lights to my bison art.
On the table, I added “snowballs” which are vintage ornaments I found years ago, antlers and a little skiing squirrel. On the sofa, I added gray velvet pillows mixed black and white I had, as well as a modern tree pillow I ordered years ago.
I should also mention that our fireplace is down here, just across from the sectional. We haven’t done any work though, so I am just not ready to share it, but I figured I’d give you a few little glimpses. My mother in law needlepoints the most beautiful stockings, and we all have one (except for Wilder’s whose is in progress!). On our mantle, I added some little village houses I found a couple of years ago and painted white.
I also added some vintage deer and white flocked mini trees just for fun.
Well, that concludes my entire holiday tour! I have no more festive spaces to share with you here, but the good news is there are so many more decked out homes to check out this week on Marty’s tour. From here, head on to Follow the Yellow Brick Home where Amber has a cozy farmhouse style tour for you. Her dining room has the most beautiful flocked tree! You can find the rest of the lineup for the week below. Thank you for visiting me today and Merry Christmas!
Monday December 9th
Tuesday December 10th
Wednesday December 11