MY HALLS ARE DECKED WITH CLASSIC, SOUTHERN-STYLE CHARM. GRAB A CUP OF COFFEE AND STEP INSIDE MY CLASSIC CHRISTMAS HOME, FEATURING SIMPLE IDEAS YOU CAN EASILY RECREATE IN YOUR HOME!

I love Christmas home tours! 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. 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.

Link Party Graphic Jennifer Rizzo Christmas House Walk

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. With a few new items sprinkled in to keep it looking current. Let’s take a look!

Classic Christmas Home Tour

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 black this summer. My front entry has pops of red, a truly classic Christmas color. You can read more about how I decorated my front porch for Christmas here.

front door with Christmas wreath and red berry wreath opened to view of home decorated for Christmas

Come on in! I’m so happy you’re here!

Christmas 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 ended up using 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.

large white barn doors with red berry wreaths hung on them with plaid ribbon

Custom-built barn doors are opposite the antique sewing table with the nativity. I dressed them up with red berry wreaths I’ve had for 13 years, hanging from the same red plaid ribbon used throughout my home.

Classic Christmas Family Room

view of couch with Christmas pillows and staircase decorated with classic Christmas garland, lights, and ribbon, gallery wall and black interior front door

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.

view of family room decorated for Christmas with twinkle lights on the Christmas tree, fireplace mantle, garland on the staircase, and red berry wreath on mirror over fireplace mantel

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!

fireplace mantle decorated with lush Christmas garland embellished with red berries, eucalyptus leaves, and magnolia leaves with white tapers and pillar candles on black candlesticks

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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view of family room decorated for Christmas with twinkle lights on the Christmas tree, fireplace mantle, garland on the staircase, and red berry wreath on mirror over fireplace mantel

The Christmas tree collar started out as a galvanized metal collar from Hobby Lobby. You can see what it looked like last year. I gave it a little facelift this year to fit in more with my French country style. You can get the instructions for that DIY project here.

built in shelving unit decorated for Christmas with vintage spools, bottle brush trees, and miniature Christmas trees with large TV in center

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.

Christmas in the Kitchen

plates on decorative plate rack with red plaid bows, sconce filled with greenery both hanging on column leading to a family room decorated for Christmas in the background

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.

table decorated for Christmas with a simple centerpiece and windows with red berry wreaths hanging

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 a garland of mercury glass ornaments and added a variety of white candles. And more of my red berry wreaths on the windows! You can get more details about how I put my centerpiece and table settings together here.

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kitchen table set for Christmas meal with red and white plates, classic Christmas centerpiece, iron chandelier with burlap shades and kitchen decorated with classic Christmas home decor

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.

kitchen sink with window, nativity set on window sill, red berry wreath hanging in window

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.

Christmas coffee station with candy canes, gnome, vintage stool, and red and white mugs

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!

hutch decorated with classic Christmas home decor. Miniature Christmas trees, farmhouse wooden beads, pillar candles and wrought iron wall hanging next to a sconce filled with greenery

I picked up a few mini Christmas trees on clearance in 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.

traditional wooden German Christmas pyramid on a half wall decorated with greenery and pinecones

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

view of hallway from kitchen to family room of a classic Christmas home with red berry wreaths hanging on all the interior doors

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

view of classic Christmas home decor in a bathroom with tiled shower

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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2 Comments on Classic Christmas Home Tour | Anne's Home

  1. I just finished touring your Christmas be-decked home and found myself lost in your beautifully decorated spaces that were far more inviting and to my liking than anything I’ve ever seen in a magazine. Too many homes shown nowadays are contemporary and lack the warmth that draws me in to imitate. Anne, you have a gift for all things creative and artistic, and just know what is needed to bring forth an invitation to come inside with you. I will so miss seeing all you’ve done this year, but your tour helps a lot. I esp. love all the greenery and red berries, and tiny lights. Also love the red dishes.
    You and Ann-Marie clearly inspire each other and are blessed to have each other’s friendship and nearness. I love you!

    • Thank you so much! Your kind words of encouragement make my heart happy. It’s been a fun journey to try some new things creatively and be stretched thanks to our blog. See you in a few weeks! Love you more… 😉

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