Welcome to my Red and White Christmas Living Room that I’m sharing today as part of the Christmas Tour Of Homes.
Hey friends! I have a very special treat for you today! Today is the fifth and final day of the week long Christmas Tour of Homes that I’m participating in with 25 other talented bloggers and I’m so excited to welcome you into my red and white Christmas living room. This wonderful group of Christmas home tours will bring you a mix of many different styles and you are sure to find so much Christmas inspiration! Welcome to my Christmas living room! Let’s start things off with our new Christmas Tree that I’m so smitten with. We ordered this flocked tree from Lowes, and it is my favorite tree I’ve ever owned.
If you are new here and stopping by on your way working through this tour, welcome! My name is Nicki and I am thrilled you are here! I blog about a mixture of things, including home decor, DIY, fashion, and travel. I have a gathered, collected, colorful style. I love the thrill of the hunt to find things I love for my home, and I just somehow find a way of weaving them all together in a way that makes me happy. I hope you enjoy the tour today, and I have lots to show you, so grab a cup of tea or coffee and let me show you around.
You can see my boho chic Christmas entryway here.
When I got this tree put up, I felt a red and white vibe coming on, and I found this red and white striped ribbon at Marshalls. I bought it, and once I got it on the tree the way I wanted it, all of my other decor was built upon that. Over the years, I have collected so much Christmas decor, and each year, on the day after Christmas I hit the sales for some new items. I can’t bear to part with any of it, but this year, I decided to leave a lot of it packed away and simplify somewhat. So it might not look like it, but this is scaled back for me, and I think I like it! I usually get a claustrophobic feeling very quickly after all of my decor is out, but this year, I don’t get that feeling at all, and I am enjoying the holiday season so much more because of it.
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I used mostly ornaments I already had on the tree. The only new things I bought are the ribbon, and a couple of nostalgic ornaments.
The God Jul (Merry Christmas) ornament is a gift from Sweden, and right behind it you can catch a glimpse at one of the many white Lennox ornaments I have collected over the years, and I love pulling them out year after year. I never get tired of them!
Here you can see one of the nostalgic ornaments I mentioned above. There’s a camper too. I could do a whole tree with these adorable little things I love them so!
This little area is right at the top of our stairway entry, and I made a change here that made a huge difference. I love the way this spot turned out.
I picked this old window up from a house that was being torn down, and I placed it here over the sofa table to replace a colorful painting that we had hanging here for years. It made things so much more neutral, and it opened this spot up to so many more ways to decorate. I don’t know why I waited so long to do this! My aunt made me the red sign that I hung above the window, and it is the perfect greeting for all who enter. I love the way the two touches of red play against the black and white of the table decor. I found the snowy covered branches you see in the large vase at JoAnn’s. There are two different arrangements that I have combined, and I just love the way they look with our new flocked Christmas tree. The small flocked tree in the marble pot was a Marshalls find. I made the white pom poms you see attached to the vase.
My daughter bought me the black Hunter boots for my birthday and I couldn’t resist sitting them out as part of my decor this year. I thought about putting some greenery or something in them, but didn’t get around to it, and I am enjoying the simplicity. I filled the wire basket with pine cones, and more Christmas gnomes that I couldn’t resist. The vintage toolbox next to the boots is a little DIY project that you can find by clicking here. I added wrapping paper to the backs of these shelves a few years ago for a quick update, and it was a great way to refresh these shelves that I was growing a little tired of.
I love the way you can see the reflection of the Christmas tree lights in my vintage window. this window was filthy when I found it, but it cleaned up pretty well.
I am having a small love affair with letterboards, and I love making whimsical little sayings. This letterboard is actually a DIY project that you can read about here. With a teenage son and a young adult daughter, I thought this was a playful little subliminal message to them to watch what they post on social media. The vintage Santa next to the letterboard was something I made in ceramics class back in the 90’s, and I gave it to my then mother-in-law for Christmas. Well last year, she gifted it back to me, and I am so glad she did! I only wish I had kept the ceramic Christmas tree I made with the real lights that light up. I placed some sweater covered ornaments into the glass jar that holds a candle. You can find the tutorial for my sweater bulbs here.
I love the way the tree lights are a little bigger than usual, and it looks just as pretty in the light of day. We always hang our mistletoe in this exact spot, and it’s the perfect spot to sneak a kiss as we pass by each other.
I made the candy cane striped tree last Christmas while watching Christmas movies one Sunday, and it took me several hours, but it was worth it!
I have a thing for cute little Christmas gnomes! And this one in particular is another gift from Sweden.
I have a little secret to share, and that is that this sofa never looks this good in our everyday lives. We have a pug puppy named Tyson Chicken Nugget who loves to chew on pillows and blankets, so for my sanity, I keep those things away from him and it only comes out for company or photo shoots. So when I do get to decorate my sofa and make it look pretty it is such a satisfaction for me! I long for the day that I can have a pretty sofa again! Say a little prayer for me that he grows out of it in the next year, won’t you?
I love the mix of pillows I used for Christmas with the black and white and pops of red. There’s also one leopard pillow thrown in there that looks good with everything, I swear.
I fell in love with this colorful afghan at a vintage store and brought it home with me for only $15, and it seems to keep finding a place in different spaces in my decor, and surprisingly, it works with so much!
I went in a completely new direction with my fireplace this year, and it is quiet, and simple, yet it is kind of flying it’s freak flag with the cream and red fringe detail that I used as garland. I found both of these trims at Hobby Lobby. I have to admit I was a tad insecure as to how this mantle will be received on the blog, but it gives me all the feels so it is a keeper for me. It’s a little bit hippy chic and I totally dig it. The only thing about it is that I don’t like it with the stockings hung, so I have the stocking holders up there, but the stockings are in a little basket nearby waiting to be filled and hung on Christmas Eve. I love the bottle brush trees that I have found in various places over the past couple of years.
This living room is where we hang out every day and every night. Where we watch movies, unwrap our gifts on Christmas morning, and the place we all feel relaxed and cozy, and I love the traditional red and white with the little whimsical touches that make it reflect the personality of our family.
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I really enjoyed the decorating process this year. It was fun to use mostly things I already owned to give my family a fresh new Christmas look that still has many items we have collected from Christmases past. Thank you for joining me today to tour my red and white Christmas living room, and if you liked the tour, please come back to the blog next week where I will be sharing more of my home this year for Christmas.
Now please make sure that you find time to pay a visit to the other homes that are part of our Christmas Tour of Homes by clicking the links below. You are in for such a special treat because I loved them all!