Our home is full of bows and Ho's (I promise that will make sense in a minute) and is, as my husband said, "very festive" :)
Ready to check it out?!
If you're stopping by from My Fabuless Life – welcome! Wasn't Jenn's tour amazing?!
Our tour starts in our two-story foyer:
I added a 42" wreath to the wall outside of our loft:
The wreath was plain so I added some garland, pinecones, berries, and lights to it. I topped it off with a bow and draped some faux sheepskins over the wall to mimic fallen snow:
The tree we usually put outside made it's way into our foyer this year:
I love how it looks against our giant tapestry:
For those of you that are new here, we have an open concept home. This is the view you're greeted with after you make your way around our curved staircase.
I added my favorite red bows to our pendant lights to make them look like giant ornaments.
My favorite deer made their way onto our bar along with a mini tree forest!
I filled my thrifted cake stand with ornaments and placed a wreath around it for our ottoman's centerpiece.
I wanted to wrap all of the pictures in our gallery wall up like presents last year but I never got around to it. I made sure to wrap them up this year! I love how they look :)
I moved my thrifted trunk over to the side of our gray club chair and added a bow and gift tag to it. The gift tag is actually a gift bag, I just removed the handles and taped it in place!
I topped the trunk with a glass hurricane that's surrounded by a jingle bell wreath.
I always try and use as much of my existing Christmas decorations as I can to save money but I couldn't pass up these pretty plaid fringed pillows when I saw them at HomeGoods. They were only $17/each!
Speaking of HomeGoods: I reused the fluffy faux fur tree skirt I got there last year. I wanted to add a little bit of shimmer to it so I layered the gold sequin tablecloth that was on the cake table at our wedding over the top of it :)
I love how it sparkles when the lights hit it!
We placed our Christmas tree in front of our large living room window this year. We haven't decorated it and don't plan to since we like how it looks as-is. We did add a giant 2' bow to the top of it though!
I hung this pretty gold foil print that Minted gifted to me (thanks Minted!) above our bar cart:
Disclosure: this is not a sponsored post, I just wanted to highlight a nice gift from a great company I've previously worked with!
I taped it to an 18" x 24" canvas and added a bow beneath it.
My disco gnome came out of hiding! It's always great to see him shimmer in the morning light :)
The handmade felted garland was a gift from Minted as well. I love the blue and green palette and plan to keep it out after the holidays are over!
Here are the "Ho's" I previously mentioned!
They live across from our bar cart, next to our knight:
There's a story behind the knight! I got it for my husband's golden birthday on Halloween. He had admired him at HomeGoods but I wasn't sure if he was being serious or not because, I mean, what does one do with a knight?
Anyway, my mom kindly suggested I should get it for him because he doesn't have a lot of his stuff out around the house. I felt bad so I went back and got it for him. He loves it and I secretly do too :)
In case you're wondering, I made the "Ho, Ho, Ho" art and will be sharing the tutorial on Friday! I hung it above our makeshift mantel (AKA the console table that sits behind our couch) and topped the table with a brown paper package tree and some snowy apothecary jars.
I filled the jars with some bottle brush trees, a POP figure Elf on the Shelf, and a $2.50 house ornament I got from Michael's.
I really love how our breakfast bar looks. No one can eat at it now but at least it's pretty ;)
I repurposed the two gold sequin runners we had on the head table at our wedding for our Christmas table.
I lined the table with a collection of trees I've had for several years.
The place settings are quite possibly my favorite thing this year!
I wrapped a large square dinner plate with red wired ribbon and placed a bow at the top of the plate to mimic a present.
I placed an air plant filled glass terrarium ornament (say that 10 times fast) on top of the salad plate and wrapped a handmade wreath ornament around it (3 for $3 at Target!).
I'm sure you're sick of hearing me mention our wedding by now but bear with me one more time! We had candle centerpieces on our guest tables and I added some of the glass cylinders to our dining room's console table to bring a romantic glow to the room :)
I wrapped the picture above the table up like a present and made a big bow for it!
Well, that's it for my tour! Did you make it to the end?!
Jenna at Rain on a Tin Roof will be sharing her tour bright and early tomorrow morning so don't forget to stop by and check it out!