Nighttime Christmas Home Tour with Magical, Glowing Twinkle Lights

One of my favorite Christmas traditions probably can’t even really be called a “tradition”- it’s more of an “ism”. Every day, even if I’m still working, I’ll take a break from whatever I’m doing to sprint through the house and flip on all the Christmas lights so Dave can come home to a warm, twinkling home. Dinner may not be a remote possibility on the table just yet, but quickly getting everything to semi-magical status has become one of my favorite things to do during the Christmas season. It’s such an easy way to love on him just a little more during the holidays.

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With just a few days left until Christmas, I’ve joined several others to share just what that looks like. Each year, I look forward to hopping from home to home on Rachel of Maison de Pax‘s annual Christmas Night Lights Tour so I was quick to accept when she invited me to join this year. I’m not even going to get all wordy on y’all like I typically do (for more of the words, you can see my full-in-the-daytime-Christmas-home-tour HERE). Instead, we’re just gonna take a peek inside of everything all aglow, before you can head over to the next person on the Christmas Night Lights Tour. (I’ll direct you where to go next and I’ll also include a full list so you don’t miss a single one 😉 ). If you’re here from Aniko of Place of My Taste, I’m so glad to have you! I actually took a photography class from her at a conference a couple summers ago and still study her beautiful photos all the time! Such a talent. If you have never visited with me before, over here we do a little bit of entertaining, a little bit of organization, and a lot of gracious living. I’d love for you to subscribe to my email updates HERE so we can can to know each other more in 2018. To my regular readers, thank you for visiting with me this season and throughout the past year – it’s been an adventure.

I said I wasn’t going to chat much today but I should’ve known better haha. We’re actually visiting with family and will be coming home just in time to enjoy a final evening of magic. We may be in Florida but we have a frozen lasagna, a couple of cute pups, and a house full of twinkling lights waiting on us back in Georgia. Just to clarify before you start imagining our Christmas Day filled with tv dinners, I actually intentionally made a (homemade) lasagna just before we left and froze it so we would have something delicious but pre-prepared after our long drive home 😉 This is what I can’t wait to enjoy for just a little longer…

Classic christmas front porch with garland and christmas tree

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Front porch twinkling christmas tree

Ribbons on bannister garland with twinkle lights

Christmas foyer with bannister garland

Foyer table lantern at night

Christmas Dining room decor in romantic ambiance

You’ll notice a few twilight pictures thrown in; that time may be my absolute fav 😉

Unique christmas tree theme ideas

Christmas dining room with candle centerpiece at twilight

Christmas dining room decorating ideas

Christmas dining room centerpiece with candles

Christmas dining room table decor ideas

Christmas tree ideas with moss

Bottle brush trees on breakfast nook buffet

Christmas Lights at Night in Holiday Home Tour

Two story christmas living room with glowing christmas lights

Deep red and white christmas tree decor in the living room

Stockings hung by fireplace with fire at night

Two story christmas living room at night with fire

Glowing living room christmas tree

Bowl of ornaments with twinkle lights

Christmas reading nook with twinkle lights

Christmas nook with wingback chair at twilight

Christmas presents underneath twinkling tree

Red and white christmas tree topper

Christmas styled bookshelves

Puppy taking a christmas nap

Cute puppy under the christmas tree

Christmas console table decor at night

Two story living room with bay window and huge christmas tree

Wingback chair next to christmas tree

I would say that 75% of the season has been spent here, in our bedroom; I even turned our bed into my holiday office haha. This little scene right here is why I think it is TOTALLY worth it to invest setting up a tree where you sleep.

I’m so glad you stuck around for me to usher you through our home, pre-Christmas Eve. Next, you are definitely going to want to head to my friend KariAnne’s of Thistlewood Farms. I have joined and shared her over the past year during other seasons (remember her epic fall decor?!) and she is absolutely wonderful. After you visit with KariAnne…

Be sure to visit all the gorgeous homes lit up for the holidays!

gorgeous Christmas lights at night in these 25+ home tours #christmasnightstour #holidayhometour #christmaslights

Maison de Pax | Thistlewood Farms | Love Grows Wild | The Turquoise Home | Kelley Nan

gorgeous Christmas lights at night in these 25+ home tours #christmasnightstour #holidayhometour #christmaslights

Nesting with Grace | Ella Claire | Sunny Side Up | Place of My Taste | House by Hoff

gorgeous Christmas lights at night in these 25+ home tours #christmasnightstour #holidayhometour #christmaslights

The Happy Housie | French Country Cottage | Nina Hendrick Design Co. | at HOME with the barkers | Just a Girl and Her Blog

gorgeous Christmas lights at night in these 25+ home tours #christmasnightstour #holidayhometour #christmaslights

Shabbyfufu | Zevy Joy | A Burst of Beautiful | Life on Virginia Street | Kelly Elko

gorgeous Christmas lights at night in these 25+ home tours #christmasnightstour #holidayhometour #christmaslights

Two Twenty One | Craftberry Bush | Making Home Base | Stylehouse Interiors | Bless’er House

gorgeous Christmas lights at night in these 25+ home tours #christmasnightstour #holidayhometour #christmaslights

The Wood Grain Cottage | Maison de Cinq | So Much Better With Age

Christmas nights tour hosted by gorgeous Christmas lights at night in these 25+ home tours #christmasnightstour #holidayhometour #christmaslights

Wishing you all the most wonderful Christmas; may your home be filled with your favorite sights, sounds, and smells over the next several days! I’ll be on vacation for just a little bit but I’m so excited to come back, ready to go, with lots of fun new projects for the new year. Remember all that we organized at the start of 2017? Well, I’m startin’ to feel the itch. 😉 See the announcements when all that starts by signing up HERE.


Flocked Bedroom Tree  – 9′ | Great Room Tree – 9′ | Dining Room Tree – 7′ | Mini Flocked Bedroom Trees (similar)


Gray Plaid Throw | Gray & White Ticking Striped Pillows | Chunky Gray Throw with Tassels in Basket| Cream Chunky Throw in Basket | Gray Faux Mohair Throw on ChaiseVolcano Ash Floor Vase | White Vase | White Vase 2 | Accordion Vase | Terracotta Vase | Box with Pumpkins on BookshelfTicking Striped PillowsTiger Striped Pillows Thatcher Wing Back Chairs | Table Lamp | Garden Stool | Blanket BasketQuatrefoil Mirrors Between Windows | Gold Foil Texas & Georgia State Art Prints | White Lidded Urn | Tree Art | Log Basket | Round Mirrors: World Market – no longer available (SIMILAR) | Wooden Tray: Pottery Barn – no longer available (SIMILARVolcano Candle | Mirrored Console Table: HomeGoods (SIMILAR) | Console Table Lamps: HomeGoods (SIMILAR) | Oversized Tray | ZGallerie Palais Side Table (IDENTICAL) | ZGallerie Palais  Coffee Table (IDENTICAL) | Rug: HomeGoods (SIMILAR) | Alarm Clock | Sofa: La-Z-Boy Aspen Collection | Fan: Progressive Lighting | Paint: Versatile Gray by Sherwin Williams | Flooring: Nottaway Hickory in Weathered Saddle


Bar Stools | Marble Cheese Board | Wooden Paddle Board | Soap Pedestal | Acrylic Tray | Marble & Wood Cutting Board | Wooden Bowl: Pottery Barn Outlet | Round Wood Wall Decor (SIMILAR)| Coasters | Pedestal | Ceramic Artichoke (SIMILAR) | Pedestal Bowl: HomeGoods (SIMILAR) | Candle Holders | Refrigerator | Cabinet Pulls: Pewter (SIMILAR) | Gravy Boat | FaucetStainless Cooktop | Stainless Steel Canopy Pro Style Wall Mount Range Hood | Paint: Perfect Greige by Sherwin Williams | Cabinet Paint: Unknown | Granite: Giallo Ornamental  | Backsplash: Puebla Travertina Beige in 3×6 tiles with Snow White Grout | Flooring: Nottaway Hickory in Weathered Saddle


Chairs | Table: Refinished (PROJECT HERE) | Chandelier | Round Mirror (SIMILAR) | Curtain Panels: (98″ in White) | Curtain Rod |  White Soup Tureen | Platter | Sideboard: HomeGoods (SIMILAR) | Candelabras (SIMILAR) | Ice Bucket | Wine Cooler | Wine Trough | Cake Stands: HERE, HERE, HERE| Espresso Cups & Saucers | Ceramic Vase (SIMILAR) | Paint: Perfect Greige by Sherwin Williams | Flooring: Nottaway Hickory in Weathered Saddle


Chairs – Linen | Bar Cart12-Light Chandelier | Tapered Candle Sticks | Pillar Candle Holders | Gold Flatware | Mirror: Homegoods – (SIMILAR) | Dining Table:  (84″ in Salvaged Brown) | Buffet: (72″ in Distressed White) | Curtain Panels: (98″ in White) | Rug: HomeGoods- Safavieh | Lamps: HomeGoods – (SIMILAR) | Silver Tea Service: Family Heirloom – (SIMILAR) | Cream Table Runners | Plaid Table Runner & Plaid Napkins: HomeGoods | Church Painting | Water Lillies Art | Paint: Lauren’s Surprise by Sherwin Williams | Flooring: Nottaway Hickory in Weathered Saddle


LINENS: White Linen Duvet Cover & Euro Shams| Belgian Flax Linen Linen Quilt (in Flagstone) | King Linen Shams (in Flagstone) | 700 Thread Count Sheets | Leopard Pillow | Green Velvet Pillows | Black & Cream Striped Pillows

FURNITURE: Bed | Nightstands | Dresser- Restoration Hardware (no longer available) | Oversized Chair (in natural) | Oversized Chair with Ottoman (in natural) | Side Table in Sitting Nook | Garden Stool | Bench 

WALLS & WINDOWS: Bird Art Print 1 | Bird Art Print 2 | Moulding | Woven Shades (Bali White; Cordless) | Leaning Floor Mirror- HomeGoods | Paint: Simply White by Benjamin Moore

LIGHTING: Chandelier | Bedside Lamps | Floor Lamp

FLOORS: Gray Rug in Sitting Nook (5×7) | Chunky Cream Wool Rug (8×10)| Sheepskin- Costco

ACCESSORIES: Small Flocked Trees Flanking TV (similar) | Brass & Mirror Tray on Ottoman | Foo Dog- HomeGoods (Similar) | Catch-all China Dish | Leopard Throw- HomeGoods (Similar) | Oversized Double Handle Basket- HomeGoods (Similar) | Hamper- HomeGoods (Similar) | Gray Striped Throw- HomeGoods

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  1. 12.22.17

    I LOVE… can I repeat… LOVE this twinkling home tour? You are so talented! I adore you and all your incredible ideas. Happy holidays beautiful girl! xx

    • 12.22.17

      Kristy! Thank you so much! Merry Christmas to YOU and the whole fam. I absolutely love following along with your family adventures <3

  2. 12.22.17
    Sharon said:

    Sumptuous grace. Your home is truly picture perfect, but is full of warmth and grace. Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    • 12.22.17

      Sharon, thank you so much! My goal is to just make sure it’s comfortable for lots of cozy winter cuddles 😉 Merry Christmas to you and your family, also!

  3. 12.22.17
    Lou E Clifton said:

    This was so pretty to see at night, thank you so much for sharing, as I find it harder to decorate each year, with pulling out so much Christmas decorations, it is wonderful to see what other families are enjoying And I hope there families appreciate the time and effort put in to so much work.

    • 12.22.17

      Lou, thank you! I totally agree and this year, just didn’t bring it all out. Instead, I used more ribbon and simples things to Christ-ma-fy some of the decor I already had out 😉 Wishing you and yours a very merry Christmas!

  4. 12.22.17
    Joni King said:

    Absolutely beautiful! I could hear the Christmas music as I was touring 🙂 Save travels home and Merry Christmas – hugs & love!

    • 12.22.17

      Joni, merry Christmas!! We are in the midst of family visits right now but I saw something come across my phone yesterday 😉 Until we chat, enjoy every bit of the rest of this season! xoxo

  5. 12.22.17
    marion said:

    WOW, Kelly….it is all so, so beautiful!! I love opening my emails over my morning coffee and being surprised by a blog from you. Now that I have started my own lifestyle blog I appreciate what you produce all that much more. If anyone is thinking that blogging is easy…it isn’t!! It takes time, patience, writing skills and photography skills…not to mention the creativity involved. You are the bomb!! You are amazing and I cannot tell you how much you inspire me! Merry Christmas to you and all the best for a happy, healthy and very, creative 2018!!

    • 12.22.17

      Marion, you just made me smile so hard- thank you!! And congratulations on your new adventure. It definitely isn’t easy but if you love it, it doesn’t even feel like work. Wishing you a very merry Christmas!!

  6. 12.22.17
    joanmechlin, joni said:

    I honestly don’t know how you do it, Kelley. Do you ever sleep?? Your nighttime Christmas tour is out of this world gorgeous. Merry Christmas. ❤️

    • 12.22.17

      Oh, Joni, thank you so so much! I’ll get some sleep when the new year hits haha! You are too generous to me though; wishing you a wonderful Christmas with your family. xoxo

  7. 12.22.17
    Lisa said:

    Your home is magical Kelley! Love your twinkling white lights everwhere! Merry Christmas to you, Dave and all your loved ones! XO

    • 12.22.17

      Lisa, oh thank you!! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  8. 12.22.17

    Kelley- SO many beautiful spaces in your home! I love your style and your photography is just gorgeous. Thanks so much for joining the tour.

    • 12.22.17

      Rach, thank you so so much for having me. This tour, without a doubt, was one of the most fun projects of the year! YOUR photography is just ridiculous and so inspires me. Merry Christmas to you and your sweet blue eyed family! xoxo

  9. 12.22.17
    Sandra said:

    This was just magical! You are such an inspiration! Thank you for sharing your gorgeous home with all of us!
    Happy Holidays to you and your family!

  10. 12.23.17

    Hello dear, can I ask you that, how did you make the star effect on the lights? (With star filter?)
    I love your home, it’s amazing!
    Happy holidays!

    Greetings from Hungary
    Bianca Munzath

    • 12.23.17

      Hi, Bianca! I shoot in manual mode and when I set a super slow shutter speed, I am able to get the starburst effect 😉 I hope your holidays are wonderful, also!

  11. 12.23.17
    Joss said:

    Absolutely beautiful! Your pictures are stunning…..great job! Love all of the special touches you add. Thanks so much for sharing. Merry Christmas!

  12. 12.23.17
    Laura said:

    Just gorgeous! I agree, the twinkle of Christmas lights makes everything seem magical and wonderful. Your home is so lovely!

    • 12.30.17

      Laura, thank you so much!! Loved being on this hop with you xoxo

  13. 12.25.17
    Gretchen Thomas (Nan) said:

    I purposely waited until Christmas night to take this magical tour, and I am so glad I did! You have truly captured the specialness of the Christmas season. I love every bit. Merry Christmas!

  14. 12.26.17
    Lorri Rauscher said:

    Your house is a delight to look at.Beautiful vignettes interspeted all over the house .One question I do have is …how do you hang your wreaths on mirrors? Do you use Command Strips? I am always scared it will ruin the finish on the mirrors.

    • 12.30.17

      Hi, Lorri! I do use command hooks but I use the no-damage kind. I’ve never had a problem and they leave zero residue but if you have something you are skeptical of, I would test first in a non-obvious area. These are what I use (affiliate)

  15. 12.28.17
    Tiffany said:

    Stunning! I love it! I would be interested to know the floorplan of your house if you know it. It is beautiful! Great job!

  16. 1.7.18
    Amber Metke said:

    Absolutely beautiful. Did you build your house? I love the floor plan.

  17. 8.22.23
    Millie Mattox said:

    How do I purchase these lights to go on my Christmas tree

    • 8.24.23

      Thank you for visiting, Millie. All of the trees and garland shown in this post are pre-lit. I did not have to add individual lights to any of the items.