My halls are decked with classic, southern-style charm. Grab a cup of coffee and step inside my classic Christmas home. You’ll love the simple and budget-friendly ideas you can easily recreate in your own home!
I love Christmas home tours! Don’t you?
I wish there was a local Christmas home tour in my area.
Walking through pretty homes in person, getting inspiration?
That’s a fun way to spend an afternoon.
What’s the next best thing?
Touring people’s Christmas homes through blog posts or on Instagram and Pinterest!
This year, I’m sharing my home tour on Jennifer Rizzo’s Holiday Housewalk linky party! If you’re in the mood for tons of inspiration, go check out her 2019 Holiday House Walk. Her Holiday House Walk is a full week of tours through all different styles of homes beautifully decorated for the holidays.
This past year I’ve immersed myself in the decor community and the inspiration has my mind brimming with ideas!
If only the money tree in my back yard would start producing…
Alas, I still need to stay in a budget.
Sending kids to college ain’t cheap, y’know?
So my home’s classic Christmas decor uses lots of items I already had.
It’s easy to sprinkle in just a few new things to keep the look current.
Classic Christmas Home Tour
Today we’re touring my downstairs spaces.
If you want to see how magical it looks at night you can take a candlelight tour of my home here.
Cozy, Christmasy Front Porch
The first thing you’ll see in my classic Christmas home is my front porch.
The best part of living in the south is the weather! I love that it gets a little chilly in December, but it’s still soooo nice outside.
Coffee on the front porch, with the sun and a cozy blanket to keep you warm, is the best way to start a morning!
I painted the inside of my front door black earlier this year.
Which led me to paint the outside of the door black this summer. I absolutely love how my red berry wreath looks on the black door!
My front entry has pops of red, a truly classic Christmas color.
You can get all the details about how I decorated my front porch for Christmas here plus sources.
Come on in!
I’m so happy you’re here!
Christmas Front Entry
An antique nativity set is the centerpiece of my front entry. It’s a simple reminder of the reason we celebrate the season.
Last year I tried a simple boxwood garland on my staircase. I decided to use that garland on my front entry and kitchen table this year.
This year, I went back to the more classic Christmas garland with mixed greens and pinecones that I had from when we first moved to our home.
I dressed it up with the same red plaid ribbon I used last year and some twinkle lights.
Custom-built barn doors are opposite the antique sewing table with the nativity.
Classic Christmas Family Room
Here’s a view from our family room back into the front entry. I love the gallery wall on my staircase!
The photos are from when my kids were young.
They melt my heart every time I take the time to pause and look at them. Do you like decorating with photos too?
I may have gone a little overboard with the garland on my fireplace mantel this year…
But I love it so much!
A friend we met on Instagram used greenery that “dripped” over her mantel, and I knew I wanted to try something like that myself.
After painting the marble surround black, I’ve loved decorating this spot so much!
You can get a closer look here without the microlights turned on.
It’s the same garland that I have on my stairs. Then I simply added picks with red berries, some eucalyptus leaves, and some magnolia leaves.
The “drippy” greenery is from Hobby Lobby.
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Shop the Look
The Christmas tree collar started out as a galvanized metal collar from Hobby Lobby.
You can see what it looked like last year.
But this year? It got a facelift and it fits in so much more with my French country style!
You can get all the details for that DIY project here.
It was so much fun decorating the new built-in shelves!
At some point, I need to share how we built them…
I didn’t realize just how much they transformed this space until writing this post and looking at last year’s Christmas decorations!
Christmas in the Kitchen
There’s a half wall between our family room and kitchen. I added a few classic Christmas accents here too.
Some greenery in the sconces and some more of that red plaid ribbon on the plates helped me to keep my decor consistent throughout my open floor plan.
Here’s the boxwood garland from last year!
Some of it found a new home as part of my Christmas centerpiece.
I topped it with another garland of mercury glass ornaments and added a variety of white candles.
The windows feature more of my red berry wreaths.
You can get more details about how I put my centerpiece and table settings together here.
Shop the Look
I kept the classic Christmas color scheme throughout the kitchen.
Garland and red berry candle rings on each candle of the chandelier (I’ve had these forever so not sure where to find them now).
Another red berry wreath on the pantry door.
Some greenery with red berries on top of the cabinets.
And a simple display on my island with bottle brush trees, and a grapevine tree and reindeer.
I spend a lot of time doing dishes this time of year!
After all, there’s more entertaining, right?
So displaying another nativity set helps to keep me focused again on the WHY.
What kitchen is complete without a little coffee and hot cocoa station?
I had to add a few Christmasy touches here too.
Although confession time: I rarely drink coffee anymore. Turns out I’m all about tea now!
I picked up a few mini Christmas trees on clearance last January.
They all had burlap-wrapped bases.
One had a red felt ribbon around the top, another had twine tied in a bow, and the third had nothing visible.
To give them a consistent look, I added some more of my red plaid ribbon to them.
I love this Christmas pyramid!
It was the one that I grew up with at my parent’s home.
They bought a new one for their anniversary a few years ago (they were married the day after Christmas), and gifted me this one.
More Red Berry Wreaths
When we first moved to this home in 2006, I bought a red berry wreath to hang in every window downstairs.
This year, instead of hanging them in all the WINDOWS, I hung them on all the DOORS!
I love how the red pops on the white doors. And combined with the red plaid ribbon, it ties the whole first floor together.
Christmas in the Bathroom
I love decorating these plumbing pipe shelves for the seasons!
A little greenery, a few pops of red, and some pretty iron trees gave them a classic Christmas feel.
So far, I only decorate our main living areas for Christmas.
That might change over the years as the kids grow and fly the nest?
But that brings us to the end of my classic Christmas home tour for 2019.
I hope you found some ideas to inspire you! Let me know your favorite parts in the comments.
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