Thursday, December 8, 2016

Christmas Living Room and Dining Room Tour

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Welcome to another tour of my Christmas home! I'm excited to join Marty from A Stroll Thru Life  and 29 other bloggers this week and share our Christmas homes with you all! This year I went a different direction that I thought. I was planning on doing red in the living room and neutral in the dining room and it totally got swapped! I like to call this my woodland themed Christmas...minus all the animals :) Well, I guess I have a few animals hiding in there.
Christmas farmhouse and cottage decor and decorating ideas for the living room. Christmas living room tour fixer upper style
If you are stopping by Design Post Interiors, welcome! Isn't Beth's home gorgeous?! I just can't get enough of her style! And if you a new here, you can check out my other two Christmas tours here: Part 1 and Part 2. I've been decorating for Christmas for a month now and still can't believe it's just around the corner! I need to seriously soak myself in hot chocolate and watch Christmas movies nonstop for the next week to make sure I can get in the spirit soon! I hate when I can't get into the feel of Christmas and then it passes, and I'm like...whhhaaat? That happens almost every other year and it feels like this year might be one of those years. So, if you don't here from me for awhile...you'll know why ;) #hotchocolatebath

 First up on today's tour is my living room! This is where we spend 95% of our time, so it's all about comfort in here. Which means, lots of blankets and even more pillows! I seriously didn't know how many blankets I had in here until I started editing the pictures. 
Christmas farmhouse and cottage decor and decorating ideas for the living room. Christmas living room tour fixer upper style
(Rug: Amazon      Clock: Gordmans     Card Catalog: Hobby Lobby)
Christmas farmhouse and cottage decor and decorating ideas for the living room. Christmas living room tour fixer upper style
 This year's Christmas tree is pretty much just like last years with a few small changes. I figure, even if you're a blogger and you like something, why change it? I hate reinventing the wheel every year and just buying more and more stuff when I have perfectly good things right in my house. So, I kept it easy and just duplicated :)
Christmas farmhouse and cottage decor and decorating ideas for the living room. Christmas living room tour fixer upper style

Christmas farmhouse and cottage decor and decorating ideas for the living room. Christmas living room tour fixer upper style
This corner was kept pretty simple, just added a little Christmas tree to the table and changed out the pillow.
Christmas farmhouse and cottage decor and decorating ideas for the living room. Christmas living room tour fixer upper style

I also kept the mantel pretty similar to last year, just added some cute white wood trees in the middle instead.
Christmas farmhouse and cottage decor and decorating ideas for the living room. Christmas living room tour fixer upper style
Christmas farmhouse and cottage decor and decorating ideas for the living room. Christmas living room tour fixer upper style
I just love the look of these frosted berries and branches. As for the stockings, the three white ones are new this year from Target and the middle ones were made from old sweaters.
Christmas farmhouse and cottage decor and decorating ideas for the living room. Christmas living room tour fixer upper style
Christmas farmhouse and cottage decor and decorating ideas for the living room. Christmas living room tour fixer upper style
Christmas farmhouse and cottage decor and decorating ideas for the living room. Christmas living room tour fixer upper style
Christmas farmhouse and cottage decor and decorating ideas for the living room. Christmas living room tour fixer upper style
I wanted to add some red in here since red jumps off all the white beautifully, but used up all my red decor in my other rooms. So, I went with a neutral feel with plaids.
Christmas farmhouse and cottage decor and decorating ideas for the living room. Christmas living room tour fixer upper style

Christmas farmhouse and cottage decor and decorating ideas for the living room. Christmas living room tour fixer upper style
As I said, too many pillows and blankets :)
Christmas farmhouse and cottage decor and decorating ideas for the living room. Christmas living room tour fixer upper style
(Plaid Throw: Home Goods       Brown and Cream Woven Throw: Target      White Pillows: Ikea      Reindeer Pillow: Tai Pan Trading      White Plaid Pillows: Target
I am so glad I added this corner of board and batten to this room earlier this year. Hopefully I'll get around to adding more this upcoming year :)
Christmas farmhouse and cottage decor and decorating ideas for the living room. Christmas living room tour fixer upper style
For my ottoman, I added some yummy scented pine cones to the lantern, and switched out my normal flowers for this cute little frosted tree.
Christmas farmhouse and cottage decor and decorating ideas for the living room. Christmas living room tour fixer upper style

Christmas farmhouse and cottage decor and decorating ideas for the living room. Christmas living room tour fixer upper style
I bought a couple of these cute reindeer pillows last year and totally forgot about them until I went through my pillow hoard. I love how it fits so perfectly in here. It was the perfect addition!
Christmas farmhouse and cottage decor and decorating ideas for the living room. Christmas living room tour fixer upper style

Christmas farmhouse and cottage decor and decorating ideas for the living room. Christmas living room tour fixer upper style

And on the sofa table, it just got a few additions of some pine cones and wire brush trees.
Christmas farmhouse and cottage decor and decorating ideas for the living room. Christmas living room tour fixer upper style
Now on to my dining room. This room ended up looking way different than I ever thought it would. If you told me two years ago that I would have this much color in my house, I would have laughed. But, it feels so right...and I love it!
Christmas farmhouse decor and decorating ideas for dining room. Shiplap dining room, fixer upper style dining room
(Jute Rug: Ikea      Chairs: Ikea      Bench: Ross      Red Plaid Pillow Covers: Amazon     Red and White Striped Throw: Walmart)

I did a lot of texture in here with pine cones, galvanized metal, linens and grass clothe braided place mats.
Christmas farmhouse decor and decorating ideas for dining room. Shiplap dining room, fixer upper style dining room

This blanket is my new favorite! It added the perfect extra touch.
Christmas farmhouse decor and decorating ideas for dining room. Shiplap dining room, fixer upper style dining room
Winter to me is all about layers, so I added some faux fur onto the bench and layered it with pillows. I got these covers from Amazon and LOVE them. You'll notice I have them all over my house this Season :)
Christmas farmhouse decor and decorating ideas for dining room. Shiplap dining room, fixer upper style dining room
Here's a closer view of the tablescape. I bought this metal box from Hobby Lobby and just threw three trees in it. I then added my lanterns and some pine cones.
Christmas farmhouse decor and decorating ideas for dining room. Shiplap dining room, fixer upper style dining room

Christmas farmhouse decor and decorating ideas for dining room. Shiplap dining room, fixer upper style dining room
I kept the place settings the same as I did for my late Fall tour since I only had them for like a week before Thanksgiving. So, they needed more use :) Plus, they transitioned perfect into Christmas.
Christmas farmhouse decor and decorating ideas for dining room. Shiplap dining room, fixer upper style dining room

Christmas farmhouse decor and decorating ideas for dining room. Shiplap dining room, fixer upper style dining room

Christmas farmhouse decor and decorating ideas for dining room. Shiplap dining room, fixer upper style dining room
To go along with the whole woodland theme, I threw this pine cone and berry garland onto my chandelier.
Christmas farmhouse decor and decorating ideas for dining room. Shiplap dining room, fixer upper style dining room

Christmas farmhouse decor and decorating ideas for dining room. Shiplap dining room, fixer upper style dining room
Now, if I can only keep this table looking this good in every day life! Ha! :)
Christmas farmhouse decor and decorating ideas for dining room. Shiplap dining room, fixer upper style dining room

Christmas farmhouse decor and decorating ideas for dining room. Shiplap dining room, fixer upper style dining room
I hope you enjoyed the tour!

If you missed my other tours, you can find them here:
Front room and entry way.
 Christmas farmhouse and cottage decor and decorating ideas for the living room. Christmas living room tour fixer upper style
Master Bedroom.

Christmas farmhouse and cottage decor and decorating ideas for the bedroom.

Be sure to check out Christy's tour from Our Southern Home next! And of course, be sure to check out all the other tours from this week!

MondayDec 5
Common Ground – Debra
Decor To Adore – Laura
Haneens Haven – Haneen
Hymns & Verses – Doreen
Nesting With Grace – Brooke

TuesdayDec 6
Cuckoo4Design – Julia
Remodelando La Casa – Christina
Simple Details – Pam

WednesdayDec 7
21 Rosemary Lane -Barbara
Lynzy & Co. – Lindsay
A Stroll Thru Life – Marty
The Chronicles of Home – Jennifer

ThursdayDec 8
Thrifty and Chic – Alicia
Our Southern Home – Christy
Setting For Four – Heather
Dimples & Tangles – Jennifer

Fri – Dec 9
Making Home Base – Chelsea
Far Above Rubies – Anita
Duke Manor Farms – Laura
Rain On A Tin Roof – Jenna



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Friday, December 2, 2016

A Meaningful Holiday Home Tour: Part 2

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Welcome to part 2 of my Christmas home tour! Only one more left to go next week :) If you missed part 1, you can see it here where I showed off my front room and entryway! Today's tour is part of the Meaningful Holiday Home Tour hosted by Laura from Meaningful Spaces. You all have to check out the rest of tours to get some serious eye candy and inspiration!

I only started decorating my bedroom for Christmas a few years ago and it was always an afterthought. Just adding some red pillows and a small Christmas tree on the nightstands, but this year, I kind went all out. As much all out as you can without putting a full blown Christmas tree in the corner. Which trust me, that was going to happen like tonight :) I have the perfect corner for it! I don't know why I didn't think about doing it earlier. I guess there's always next year!
 As I mentioned, my bedroom was usually an afterthought, but this year, it was one of the first rooms I decorated. I was actually surprised that my husband didn't say a darn thing about it. He's the one that says that a reindeer dies every time a Christmas song is played before Thanksgiving. I'm sad to say that I killed a lot of reindeer this year.
 For the colors, I went with the normal tradition around my house of adding red into the my neutral decor. I just love how it pops off the white :)
 This headboard may not last much longer. I keep saying that, but I swear it'll happen soon :) I have envisioned something made of wood and white linen for awhile in here. I even bought the wood already! I just need to make it :)
 I grabbed these awesome plaid euro pillows from Target online. I was going to make some new covers, cuz goodness knows I DO NOT need any more pillows. But, laziness won :) These red buffalo check covers are from Amazon.
 (Plaid Euro Pillows: Target      Ruffle Bedding: Amazon      Red Checker Pillows: Amazon     Cuddle Pillow: Home Goods)

I also switched my pillows up on the bench. These white Ikea covers are so awesome! I have them all around my house :) And this new tartan pillow cover is so perfect for Christmas!

So, I've been really wanting to add some board and batten or paint the rest of my room white, but I can't get over how much I love how this white door and molding pops against this wall color! I know I'll lose it if I paint everything white so I've been at a weird limbo with my room the past year trying to figure out what to do :)
 On this little table, I just added a little potted tree...and let's face it, cleaned the heck off of the counter:) haha. That counts for something, right??
 The same with this corner, it's clean! Therefor, worth documenting :)
 Since I moved a few things out of my front room for Christmas, I had to find a place to put them, so they ended up in here. I don't hate it! I'm actually kind of sad that the clock and hamper will find their place back in the front room come January.
(Vintage style hamper: Amazon      Clock: Home Goods)

As for the my nightstands...I found some awesome new cathedral type rod-iron windows from Hobby Lobby. I was looking at doing a mirror in a similar shape, but they are some serious cash. Then I found some on Amazon similar to these and am so glad I didn't buy them! Maybe I'll hang them, maybe I won't.

 And, the special surprise in my room is that I actually finished that second nightstand! Seriously, the box for it has been sitting in my garage for almost 3 years. I just never got around to making it. Plus, thinking about cleaning out my husbands nightstand gave me the heebie jeebies :) I know I could have made him do it, but that would probably add another 3 more years. haha
 For my bedroom this Christmas, I really wanted to make a sign that went above my bed to tie everything together. It reads "& to all a goodnight". I'll have a tutorial on how I made that next week!
  It's amazing what a matching pair of nightstands can do to a space. I'm not usually all for the whole matchy-match thing, but it kind of bugged me in here having the other nightstand be so small and short.
 Hope you all enjoyed the tour! Stay tuned for next weeks tour where I unveil my living room, our big Christmas tree, and dining room :) And don't forget to check out the other wonderful bloggers in this week's Meaningful Holiday Home tour! You won't be disappointed :)

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