December 12, 2013

Whimsical Christmas decorating: Full home tour

By Chelsea

Hi friends! It has been such a joy to see the pictures some of you have sent of your homes decorated for Christmas! Keep em' coming; your creativity has been so inspiring, (and I'll be compiling them to one post to share close to Christmas)! I finished all our decorating earlier this week and thought it would be fun to link up with Jennifer Rizzo's Holiday House Party!
Jennifer Rizzo's holiday housewalk link party. Link up your home for a chance to be in next years house walk.
If you love seeing homes decorated for the holidays, you'll definitely want to hop over to check out the many beautiful homes linked to this virtual 'tour party'!

I never decorate for the holidays with any particular theme or color scheme, but I like the decorating to feel fresh and unique year after year. Since I don't want to spend $$$ on brand new decorations, this stretches my imagination with what we already have - and gives me the opportunity to make new things myself! As you tour the rooms I have linked some of the DIY projects for you to check out if you'd like, and a few more will be coming soon!

Please come in and enjoy the tour!

Holiday living room

Pom-pom garland tutorial here

Our young children, (ages 4, 4 and 2), set up the nativity for the first time this year.
I love that they huddled everyone around baby Jesus!

Rather than buy all new pillows for Christmas and the winter, I rummaged my closet and pulled out two brown belts to gather around my large white pillows!

During our snow days earlier this week the little ones and I got busy making some snowflakes of our own inside, (tutorial coming soon)!
I haven't made paper snowflakes in decades!
What fun!

Sadly, the tree topper that my husband and I picked out together before our first Christmas broke earlier this week. I made this one from a wire coat hanger wrapped in twine! Tutorial coming soon.

Front Entrance

Homemade sign tutorial here

Cardboard ornaments tutorial here

Dining room

Lumbar pillows made from placemats! Tutorial found here.

Pom-pom yarn wreath tutorial here

Trimmed Christmas tree stumps used as candle bases


Welcome to Shire's room!

I just added a little 'ice' to her homemade headboard, (headboard tutorial found here)

Welcome to Colin's and Mason's room!

A couple familiar pals are droppin' in for the holidays

And finally, welcome to the master bedroom!

Block printed lampshade tutorial here

I recovered my corner chair with a soft navy and gold plaid fabric 
for the holidays and winter months!

A nod to our beloved home state: the cardinal; our state bird!

A few small sprigs from our Noble fir fit nicely in a pair of mismatched Mason jars

Merry Christmas, to all!

 Thank you so much for coming by! Don't forget to check out Jennifer Rizzo's virtual holiday tour party to see some amazing homes decorated for Christmas! Lots of inspiration out there!



  1. Your house is beautiful! Actually my favorite of the whole tour and I've seen *a lot* of houses now.:)

    1. Thank you so much, Kari! What a huge compliment! I have really enjoyed the holiday home tour as well and have definitely been inspired and blown away by the beautiful homes linked!