The 2021 Christmas Home Tour is LIVE!

What is probably my favorite annual blog day of the year is here — today, I’m sharing this year’s full Christmas Home Tour for 2021! Each year, I try to work with what I have — which admittedly is now quite a lot, in terms of ornaments, at least — repurpose, restyle, and re-room decor, and concept color schemes/themes I haven’t yet shared before. I may add a few pieces, but the main focus each year is on mixing different colors together and adding new ribbon patterns for a fresh look. I try to embellish what I have, I don’t use nearly all of my collection, and sometimes, I revive pieces I haven’t set out in three years or so. Also, I typically have in my mind at least a year in advance what I want to accomplish with our main living room tree. I knew this time last year that in 2021, I wanted a red and gold Christmas tree. So, that’s what I did.

Over the past year, several rooms have seen transformations or updates so I’m really enjoying having subtle new settings for our holiday looks. There are even a few updates we’ve made that I haven’t yet shared until today’s tour.

Each room has its own holiday vibe, with the open spaces being more coordinated than other rooms. Some are simple, some are classic, some are colorful and some are nostalgic. As I say each year, thank you for visiting, thank you for “being here”, and thank you for taking the time to check out what we’ve been up to this season. Come on in.

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The Entry

Welcome! I’ve really leaned in to more simplicity over the past couple of years and I love  repurposing pillows from fall and bringing them into winter — either by relocating them or by mixing and matching them with other colors or textures.

Simple Christmas Entry Bench Decor with Garland

With full sized Christmas trees located in each room on either side of the entry (the dining room and conversation room), I opted to keep the entry more minimal. I brought in some more natural pillows that I used in the living room this fall (THIS sage green one has been used in just about every season this year The windowpane pillow from my go-to pillow shop is no longer available but they have some serious stunners in stock right now! You can check them all out HERE and I’m LOVING THIS ONE!

Simple Christmas Entry Bench Decor

Sources: Green Pillow

And… I purchased even MORE of those favorite faux magnolia stems (HERE) for a simple but statement arrangement since I shared earlier in the fall. Each year, I scalp live magnolia stems where I can but it’s hard to keep up with them. After investing in a collection of faux, I loved them so much, I went back for more. I have seven stems in this big arrangement.

Simple Christmas Entry Decor with Magnolia Stems Arrangement

Sources: Jute Rug (3’x5′) | Large White Vase | Magnolia StemsLanternChest | Mirror 

The Dining Room

And now, the room I was most excited to see come together, decked for the holidays! This past year, our dining room went from baby blue (remember last year’s icy twinning Christmas tree look HERE?) to a dramatic dark charcoal (see room reveal and details HERE). The color is “Iron Ore” by Sherwin Williams and it goes from looking like a dark warm charcoal to a soft black.

Flocked Dining Room Christmas tree

Sources: Dining Chairs (similar) | Rug (natural; 8’x10′) | Lamp |   Dining Table – RH (similar) | Sideboard — RH (similar) | Christmas Tree Topper

I would have loved to have seen a natural green tree in here, but in working with what I had, I used a needle-y flocked tree we had in the basement and used in this space last year. Well, it may have been the same tree, but the dining room looks totally different. I leaned into the flocked look and played up the traditional crystal that was already present, and here’s how the dining room looks this season.

Black Elegant Christmas Dining Room Decor

Sources: Dining Chairs (similar) | Rug (natural; 8’x10′) | ChandelierLamps | Framed Art Print | Curtain Rod (120″-240″) | Curtain Rings | Dining Table – RH (similar) | Sideboard — RH (similar) | Christmas Tree Topper | Entryway Mirror | Chest | Large White Vase | Magnolia Stems | Jute Rug (3 x 5′)

I love the glam, I love the simplicity, I love the mood.

2021 Christmas Home Tour -- Black Christmas Dining Room Decor

Sources: Dining Chairs (similar) | Rug (natural; 8’x10′) | ChandelierLamps |  Curtain Rod (120″-240″) | Curtain Rings | Dining Table – RH (similar) | Sideboard — RH (similar) | Christmas Tree Topper | Lit Bottlebrush Trees (set of 3) | White and Gold Gift Box

For the table centerpiece, I went more pared down that I usually do, but I gathered lots of metallic and mirrored stars (previously crafted into a star mobile in Eliza’s nursery and used as the primary focal point in last year’s bedroom tree) in a pale, natural, organic bowl. This entire room plays back and forth between glam and casual — from the concrete style lamps and wool jute rug to the more glitzy chandelier and mirror. So, this centerpiece was an opportunity to dress up, but dress down in the same juxtaposed fashion.

Mirrored Star Centerpiece in Christmas Dining Room

There’s a lot going on on the sideboard just behind the table, so I didn’t want the table in the forefront to compete. One thing to note, too — I don’t typically use garlands, wreaths, and trees from the same collection/line, but I DO try to stick to the same feel — flocked with flocked and green with green. I don’t love a flocked accent right next to a green tree because it doesn’t feel like they’re intended to be in the same setting.

2021 Christmas Home Tour -- Black Christmas Dining Room Decor

Sources: Dining Chairs (similar) | Rug (natural; 8’x10′) | ChandelierLamps | Framed Art Print | Dining Table – RH (similar) | Sideboard — RH (similar) | Christmas Tree Topper | Lit Bottle Brush Trees (set of 3) | White and Gold Gift Box

Also, this is totally the “year of the tree topper”! (My mom told me to say that). I never use literal tree toppers but this year, while I still went with my usual concentrated picks-as-a-topper on some trees, I couldn’t resist a few 4-d style star toppers and love how they turned out! I use THIS  silver one in the dining room, but also purchased the gold version for a different tree!

2021 Christmas Home Tour -- Black Christmas Dining Room Decor

Unlike most of the trees I decorate, I went ultra simple on this flocked tree. I think the snowy needles are decor and embellishment, all on their own, and the tree even comes with some pinecones. But, I used no picks and no ribbon (I know!)…. The only addition I used was some of my favorite frosted and mercury glass ornaments.

Christmas Decor in the Dining Room -- Sideboard Candles

Like the table centerpiece, my usual shiny silver tea service takes centerstage and is flanked by crystal candle sticks, but I used some long wood bead garland strands I had on hand to add a more earthy and organic element. I finished it off with just a few frosty ornaments that are present in the tree. I think sometimes, it’s easy to get stuck thinking you have to stick with the same vibe… things that “go together”. But, I like to mix styles and finishes and it helps to keep things from feeling too stark, too formal, or too casual.

Elegant Dining Room Christmas Decor

2021 Christmas Home Tour -- Black Christmas Dining Room Decor

Dining Room Christmas Decor with Mirror Wreath

I didn’t do anything crazy with the bar cart to give it a holiday feel. I added a couple classic nutcrackers, some of my fave wire string lights, and tossed a few ornaments in a bowl with one straggler below.

Christmas Bar Cart Decor

Sources: Bar Cart (almost identical) | Wine Glasses | Decanter | Bowl | Faux Olive Stems (similar) | Wire Twinkle Lights

I can’t decide which room is my favorite this year, but the dining room is definitely up there!

The Conversation Room

Meanwhile, on the other side of the entry…

Last year, the conversation room was painted but other than that, was barren and without furniture. We completed the room earlier this year (see the full reveal and details HERE) and I quickly decided this space would be the home to our most special memories. Remember the post on styling our glass cabinet with family mementos (HERE)? It holds our family ornament nostalgia tree (that got a size upgrade this year, in the 7.5’ version of our fave Costco Christmas tree!), toys, and all the best conversation starters. Here’s how our most special, sentimental space looks for Christmas this year…

Family Christmas Tree and Nostalgic Sitting Room Ideas

Sources: Chandelier | Sconces (similar) | Rug (8 x 10)| Bird Art Print Pair | Coffee Table | Black Carved Tray | Wooden Beads | Coffee Table Seagrass Planter (similar) | Loveseat (mine is slope arm and regular depth) | Apricot Belgian Flax Linen Pillow Covers | Curtain Rod | Curtain Rings | Curtains — Linen Weave Vanilla Bean | Large Cement Vase | Smaller Cement Vase | Black Curio Cabinet (similar) | Black Seagrass Basket | Christmas Tree Topper |Green Pillow Cover | Twinkle Lights

Family Christmas Tree Ideas

Sources: Chandelier | Sconces (similar) | Rug (8 x 10)| Bird Art Print Pair | Coffee Table | Black Carved Tray | Wooden Beads | Coffee Table Seagrass Planter (similar)| Matte Black Capri Blue Candle | Large Cement Vase | Smaller Cement Vase | Black Curio Cabinet (similar) | Woven Storage TrunkBlack Seagrass Basket | Christmas Tree Topper | Green Pillow Cover | Twinkle Lights

Simple Christmas Coffee Table Decor -- 2021 Christmas Home Tour

Simple Christmas Coffee Table Decor

Source: Live Beautiful Coffee Table Book

Totally an extra step and not necessary, I did do a few things to anchor the tree and make it look a little more uniform. Our ornaments aren’t coordinated AT ALL (which I don’t think they should be), so I added some warm gold balls, plaid ribbon, and a few wooden picks throughout. If you decorate a single tree and have collected ornaments over the years, hopefully this shows you can have family memories and still use embellishments like ribbon and picks! That said, my mom keeps her family ornament tree — her sole tree — to ornaments only and I LOVE how special it looks!

Nostalgic Family Christmas Tree -- Ornaments and Decor

Sources: Sconces (similar) | Rug (8 x 10′)| Curtains — Vanilla Bean | Woven Storage Trunk | Large Urn | Large Cement Vase | Small Cement Vase | Twinkle Lights | Black Seagrass Basket | Christmas Tree Topper

Also, I already shared our book advent we’ll be starting on December 1, but y’all, I’m stoked! You can see the full post on that HERE.

Kids Christmas Tradition -- Unwrap a Book a Night in a Christmas Book Advent

SourcesBlack Seagrass Basket  | Brown Craft PaperTwine | Wooden Stars (Pack of 24) | Gold Paint Marker 

While the entry had a large array of faux magnolia stems, I tucked a single faux stem (HERE) inside the small version of THIS black vase. If you want to get fancy, you can add ribbon to your vases but I preferred these in their plain state.

Simple Christmas Vases & Decor

Sources: Black Vase | Stoneware Vase | Faux Magnolia Stem

I have this year’s annual ornaments wrapped and ready to open, below the tree. Eliza is getting a set of THESE adorable paper dinosaurs (on sale right now), Dave is getting THIS bottlebrush set of safari animals to mark our first trip to the zoo, and there may be a special ornament collection down there for Gran Nan 😉 But, I can’t share that because she def. reads here, haha.

Family Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

Did you spy that tree topper? It’s the gold version (HERE) of the same topper I had in the dining room!

2021 Christmas Home Tour

Source: Christmas Tree Topper

I also brought out my favorite lambswool holiday plaid throw blanket since in my mind, it goes with “eclectic nostalgia”. The bronze linen pillows were re-homed from the fall living room 😉

Classic Family Christmas Tree Decor and Ideas

Sources: Loveseat (mine is slope arm and regular depth) | Plaid Lambswool Throw | Bronze Pillow Cover | Large Urn | Woven Storage Hamper | Curtains — Vanilla Bean | Curtain Rod | Coffee Table | Black Carved Tray | Wooden Beads | Woven Plant Basket (similar) | Sconce (similar) | Bird Print Pair | Large Cement Vase | Small Cement Vase | Curio Cabinet (similar) | Twinkle Lights | Christmas Tree Topper | Chandelier | Rug

From this spot, you can see three Christmas trees — the conversation room family tree, the dining room tree, and then through the mirror, you can catch a peek of the main tree — the red and gold Christmas tree — in the living room (we’ll get to that in a little bit 😉 ).

Red and Gold Christmas Tree Decor in the Living Room -- Christmas 2021 Home Tour

The Powder Room

This bright space got a little drama too, just in a different way! I don’t typically “do” anything in the bathrooms for the holidays but I couldn’t resist grabbing a few bunches of these ilex berry branches from TJs.

Fresh Christmas Decor -- Red Berry Branches in Powder Room with Blue and White Wallpaper

Sources: Sconce | Mirror | Vanity | Faucet | Vanity Knobs | Foaming Soap Pump Dispenser | Woven Waste Basket | Turkish Hand Towel | Rug | Wallpaper

A total fire moment, I am crushing on this vibrant red against the blue and white so. so. hard!

Easy Powder Room and Bathroom Christmas Decor -- Vase of Red Berries in Blue and White Powder Room

FYI – as a caveat, they are mildly poisonous so use with caution around pets/kids. That said, I’ve had them in water for a week and there’s been no shedding or berry drop-age.

Simple Christmas Bathroom Decor -- Red Berries and Blue and White Wallpaper

Red Bittersweet Berries -- Christmas Arrangement

The Kitchen

You may have read a couple months ago that our kitchen will be seeing an accidental “phase II” upgrade soon (you can see the post where I chat about it HERE). Our kitchen cabinet contractor was actually ready to go a couple weeks ago, but I asked that we wait until January to move forward so we wouldn’t have to deal with the disrupt during the holidays.

The tiny butler’s pantry — the pass-through between the kitchen and dining room — already got a little backsplash facelift that you can (sort of) make out just beyond these seasonal bottles. Each Christmas season, we have an evening of “toasts” under the tree where we go around and say what we’re thankful for, and toast after each sentiment. I found these little initial espresso mugs last year for the occasion and Eliza adores them.

Christmas Entertaining & Butler's Pantry Decor

With so many functional kitchen items on display, I kept the kitchen simple. I swapped the runner back to THIS affordable jute runner, and added some cedar-style greens from Hobby Lobby in THIS terracotta vase. I’ve used these stems for a few years so I was happy they had them again this year.

Simple Neutral Christmas Kitchen Deocr

Sources: Woven Backless Counter StoolsVase | Wooden Bowl (similar) | Spiced Cider Candle | Jute Runner | Round Marble and Wood Cheeseboard | Rectangular Wooden Cheese BoardOlivewood Salt Keeper | Small Olivewood Cheeseboard | Olive Oil Dispenser | Cabinet Pulls | Backsplash Tile

Some orange citrus with eucalyptus greenery and a favorite spiced cider candle (on sale right now!) scent round out this trio.

Simple Christmas Kitchen Island Decor for Christmas

Sources: Vase | Wooden Bowl (similar) | Spiced Cider Candle | Twinkle Lights

Lastly, I used a few bottlebrush trees from last year’s living room console table vignette — where varying shades of blue and green were mixed — on my pedestals. That’s it!

Simple Christmas Kitchen Counter Decor

Sources: Round White Cheese Board | Rectangular White Cheese Board | Small Olive Wood Cheese Board | Spoon Rest | Cabinet Pull| Backsplash Tile

The Breakfast Nook

On the other side of the kitchen, my board collection has continued to grow and expand; I’m loving how they’ve spilled over into the breakfast nook area. Like other spaces, I used my fave faux magnolia stems — three are present here  — and I pulled out a trio of my favorite silver reindeer. I used my regular garland and beefed it up a bit with live magnolia leaves, eucalyptus, and a few embellishments. While it doesn’t “match” the living room — and one major color isn’t present in this space — it definitely coordinated with all the other tones.

Christmas Breakfast Nook Decor

Sources: Beaded Chandelier | Braided Jute Rug | Dining Chairs | Glass Top Dining Table | Black Bowl | Sideboard (similar) | Large White Vase | Magnolia Stems | Round Black  Cheese Board | Round Mirror | Curtains | Curtain Rod

My black wooden bowl has already moved around three different rooms since this fall. For the holidays, I added a few champagne and clear/gold balls with more wood bead garland woven throughout. A bowl with all the things — from ornaments to greenery to bells — is my favorite easy centerpiece.

Simple Ball Ornament Centerpiece

Sources: Black Bowl (14″)

Magnolia and Green garland Christmas Sideboard Decor

Sources: Mirror | Stoneware Vase | Magnolia Stems

A few scattered balls from the table centerpiece onto the sideboard is solution enough to tie the two together.

2021 Christmas Home Tour Sideboard Decor

Sources: Round Natural Cheese Board | Round Black Cheese Board | Olive Wood Cheese Board (similar)

Breakfast Nook Sideboard Christmas Decor Ideas with Garland

Sideboard Christmas Garland and Decor

But as light on color as this space is — aside from the greenery…

2021 Christmas Home Tour -- Breakfast Nook and Sideboard Christmas Decor

when you turn around and glimpse into the living room, there’s definitely a little more color 😉

The Living Room (with the Red and Gold Christmas Tree)

Enter — my red and gold Christmas tree!

Red and Gold Christmas Living Room Decor Ideas

Sources: Pendant Light | Woven Bar StoolsChandelier | Rug (8 x 10′) | Wooden Wall Art | Wingback Chair | Leather X Bench | Map Art | Brass Party Tub on Hearth | Fireplace Screen | Built In Cabinet Knobs

Using both bright cherry red and deep cranberry, and accessorizing with a warm gold, our vibrant main tree stands out against our new-this-year-white-living-room.

White Living Room with Red and Gold Christmas Tree Decorated for Christmas -- 2021 Christmas Home Tour

Sources: Chandelier | Rug (8 x 10′) | Wooden Wall Art | Sofa | Wingback Chair | Flax Pillow | Leather X Bench | Redwood Linen PillowMap Art | Brass Party Tub on Hearth | Fireplace Screen | Large Vase on Hearth | Faux Magnolia Branches| Built In Cabinet Knobs

And while the tree itself is bold, bold, BOLD, I didn’t want to take the red too many other places in large doses. I wanted to leave the red and gold Christmas tress as the main area of impact and focal point and keep the rest of the room a little calmer and more relaxed.

Christmas Home Tour 2021- Red and Gold Christmas Tree in the Living Room

Here’s a close-up of the detail. Along with the contrasting ribbon, the (tons) of berry picks keep the red and gold Christmas tree just a tad on the whimsical side.

Red and Gold Christmas Tree -- Decorated for the Holidays

Sources: Tartan Ribbon | Red and White Cotton Canvas Striped Ribbon | Wired Velvet Red and Gold Striped Ribbon | Wired Satin Champagne Ribbon | Burgundy Wired Burlap Ribbon

You can find my Christmas tree ribbon tutorial HERE (now with video). While the ball ornaments and picks have been collected over time, these are the ribbons I used:

Red and Gold Christmas Tree Decor

Aside from the faded red linen pillows (redwood), I kept the rest of the throws in neutrals-leaning-toward-gold hues. THESE pillows have been used in just about every season in our house and they’re so versatile.

Red and Gold Christmas Tree Decor

Sources: Wingback Chair | Flax Linen Pillow | Teddy Bear Throw | Woven Storage Hamper (similar)

Red and Gold Christmas Tree in Front of Living Room Windows

I used the same Costco garland I have for the past several years but embellished it just a little different. Along with the basic strand of lit garland, I tucked in some pieces of those faux cedar-like stems I shared in the kitchen, live magnolia and eucalyptus, and red and gold berries. It’s amazing how much more beefy your garland can get, just adding a little here and there — I think I actually may like decorating my garland more than my trees, haha.

White Stone Fireplace Christmas Decor -- Green Garland with Red Berries and White Stockings

Sources: Fireplace Screen | Brass Party Bucket | Large Stoneware Vase | Magnolia Stems (7 stems in this arrangement) | Stockings (mix and match)

Mix and Match Fur Stockings on Christmas Fireplace with Garland

I wrote a tutorial on how I hang and embellish my garland last year, HERE.

Christmas Mantel and Fireplace Garland Decor

And. yep, more faux magnolia stems! There are seven in this arrangement.

Magnolia Leaf Vase Arrangement on Christmas Fireplace Hearth

I’ve continued to use my big brass beverage tub for chopped logs — if I was using it exclusively for entertaining, I would have to keep it in the basement. I love that it’s functional 24/7 this way.

Fireplace Hearth Christmas Decor with Logs

Brass Party Bucket

I switched up very little of my regular everyday decor — I added a holiday accent here and there but when it came to my shelves, especially, I wanted to keep them on the “cleaner” side — especially because the tree is kind of… a lot, haha.

2021 Christmas Home Tour -- Living Room with Red Accents and Fireplace Focal Point

Sources: Chandelier | Rug (8 x 10′) | Wooden Wall Art | SofaCoffee Table | Coffee Table Tray | Coasters | Wooden Beads | Redwood Linen Pillow | Map Art | Brass Party Tub on Hearth | Fireplace Screen | Large Stoneware Vase on Hearth | Faux Magnolia Branches| Built In Cabinet Knobs

I did carry just a touch of red over to the bookshelves with my balls-in-a-bowl-go-to. And as I’ve mentioned throughout the tour in other spaces, arranging the shiny balls in a raw wood bowl keeps everything balanced since I didn’t want to go full glam.

Easy Decor Ideas -- Bowl of Red Balls on Built-In Bookshelf

I kept the side and coffee table areas simple and “kid friendly”. Eliza has been amazing about not getting curious with the trees. She was really excited about the ornaments the first day or two but after a few reminders (FYI, our trees started going up over a month ago), she hasn’t tried to touch them since. We live and play in our house hard, but decor isn’t new to her. She doesn’t get too enamored with anything because she’s used to it.

Muted Red and Neutral Christmas Living Room Decor

Sources: Wall Art | Side Table | Tissue Box Holder

The living room doesn’t “match” with the conversation room (peep to the back left), but it coordinates. All of my rooms are styled differently but I try to keep the rooms that connect to each other from feeling like the house is totally disjointed.

2021 Christmas Home Tour -- Red Pillows with Green Garland

The shallow bowl tray from last year made another appearance this year. Eliza loves pulling books from here and putting them back so it’s great she can have a “hands-on” area. Also, just in case it has to be said, I don’t leave lit candles down low when she’s home 😉

Simple Christmas Coffee Table Decor with Kids Christmas Books

Sources: Black Woven Tray | Spiced Cider Candle | Coasters | Simplicity Coffee Table Book | Wooden Beads | Sleigh Bells on Handle (similar)

While I added red berries to the garland on the banister facing the living room, I didn’t add red berries to the opposite banister facing the entry. They both have the same champagne ribbon and while they are the same, each strand best fits the decor in each respective space — no red on one side, but red on the other.

Simple Christmas Living Room Console Table Decor

Our holiday cards from years past are displayed on the console table (do you save a card for yourself to do that?!) and while I still had the stock photo in this year’s frame when I took these photos, our 2021 cards just arrived so I’ve already added our latest to the mix!

2021 Christmas Home Tour -- Sideboard Decor with Framed Christmas Cards

There’s definitely some shine from the glass balls and beaded picks, but I kept glitter at a minimum in here this year. I wanted the living room to feel “fancier” than normal, but wanted to keep it kind of “flat” and natural, too. Using lots of my regular woven textures instead of lots of reflective metals helped keep the glitz down a bit.

I may say this and I definitely think this each year, but I think this year’s main tree — our red and gold Christmas tree — may be my favorite we’ve done.

White Living Room Decorated for Christmas -- Red and Gold Decor

The Bedroom

The bedroom has been… a journey. After the flood early in the year, this room became crammed with lots of plastic makeshift drawers, vanities, etc. While we still have some of that going on behind the camera, this is the most “normal” our room has felt in a long time. Our Bathroom still isn’t finished (we’re waiting on a backorder piece for our shower!) but I feel I can finally breathe in our room again! And, just in time because ready or not, those twinkles were coming in 😉

Also never shared because our room has been a wreck all year — we updated the chandelier (HERE) several months ago and I’m totally smitten over this fixture that’s been on my wishlist for years.

2021 Christmas Home Tour -- Cozy Bedroom Decor

Sources: Bed | Bench | Rug | Chandelier | Belgian Flax Linen Quilt (white) | Belgian Flax Linen Duvet Cover & Euro Shams (white) | Barefoot Dreams Throw Blanket | Teddy Throw | Fringed Throw | Bronze Linen Pillow | Teddy PillowNightstands | Table Lamps | Sheets (700 CT)

With a gold on gold on gold tree, I went with neutrals and brown tones — again, I’ve used these pillows in pillow schemes in the living room during other months of the year!

2021 Christmas Home Tour -- Cozy Bedroom Decor

This tree was so fun to create because like the dining room Christmas tree, I approached it with a simpler construction. It’s made of gold tinsel (from Martha.com) and there’s no ribbon — just loads of different sized gold ball ornaments and gold and pearl beaded clamp-style sprays.

Gold Christmas Tree in Bedroom

Sources: Lidded Baskets (set of 2) | Side Table (similar) | Birds on a Wire Art 1 | Birds on a Wire Art 2 | Rug| White and Gold Gift Box

I hope I get around to sharing what it looks like at night because that’s my favorite 😉

2021 Christmas Home Tour -- Gold Christmas Tree in the Bedroom

Eliza’s Room

And lastly… the nursery.

Eliza’s first year, I went all out. I literally spent several days, just working on her nursery Christmas decor. Were you here for that? Last year, I simplified a little and this year, I brought the difficulty level and time consumption way down! Instead of decking her entire room, I focused on a tree. I used coordinating crib sheets she already had and swapped in some neutral and patterned pillows from our arsenal.

For her last year with a nursery, before she graduates to a big girl room this coming year, I just went for fun. She is so into colors, so… I just gave them all to her.

Colorful Toddler Bedroom Christmas Tree

Sources: White Cane Crib | Macrame Crib Skirt | Gingham Crib Sheet | Nursery Rocker | Fringed Throw | Flamingo | Rabbit | Monkey

And look — another tree topper 😉

Fun, Colorful Kids Bedroom Christmas Tree

I layered in stripes and big dots and small dots and it reminds me of this ruffle ribbon shirt from my childhood that we got from a local church Christmas crafts bazaar. One of those “you just had to be there” things, but if you were, you’d totally agree.

Colorful Kids Christmas Tree

We use smart plugs (HERE) so each morning when I wake her up, she looks forward to “Echo, turn on Eliza’s tree”.

Fun Kids Christmas Decor in Bedroom

Sources: White Cane Crib | Macrame Crib Skirt | Gingham Crib Sheet | Nursery Rocker | Fringed Throw | Flamingo | Rabbit | Elephant | Girl Fawn | Christmas Tree Topper

She also has a little bottlebrush forest — mixed from former bottlebrush tree collections — and a nativity on her bookshelf.

Colorful Kids Christmas Bedroom Decor

Sources: Bookshelf | Batik Forest Framed Print | Letter Board

Aaaannnd… that’s a wrap on our holiday home, 2021! Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and my wheels are already turning for next year. We have a lot of fun projects coming in early 2022 — from the playroom to (finally), the bathroom we’ve been working on all year, to the kitchen, to Eliza’s “big girl” bedroom. And, we aren’t quite done just yet for 2021! I hope you’ll stick around and if you aren’t already, you can subscribe to emails at the bottom of the post to get all the latest updates as they happen!

Have you started decorating yet? Are you planning anything different this year? How many trees to you set up — one? two? five?

I hope you each have a wonderful holiday season and here’s to loving your own Christmas-decked, cozy spaces all season long!

Sources by Room

Entryway

Jute Rug (3’x5′) | Vase | Magnolia StemsLanternChest | Mirror

Conversation Room

Sources: Chandelier | Sconces (similar) | Rug (8 x 10)| Bird Art Print Pair | Coffee Table | Black Carved Tray | Wooden Beads | Coffee Table Seagrass Planter (similar)| Cane Arm Chair | Lumbar Pillow | Faux Olive Tree | Olive Tree Pot (large) | Framed Landscape Canvas | Black Ceramic Vase | White Stoneware Vase | Loveseat  (mine is slope arm) | Apricot Belgian Flax Linen Pillow Covers | Curtain Rod | Curtain Rings | Curtains — Linen Weave Vanilla Bean | Black End Table | Matte Black Capri Blue Candle | Large Cement Vase | Smaller Cement Vase | Black Curio Cabinet (similar) | Black Seagrass Basket

Dining Room

Dining Chairs (similar) | Rug (natural; 8’x10′) | ChandelierLamps | Framed Art Print | Curtain Rod (120″-240″) | Curtain Rings | Dining Table – RH (similar) | Sideboard — RH (similar)

Kitchen

Woven Backless Counter StoolsVase | Jute Runner | Round Marble and Wood Cheeseboard | Rectangular Wooden Cheese BoardOlivewood Salt Keeper | Small Olivewood Cheeseboard | Olive Oil Dispenser | Windsor Desk Chair  | Apple Art | Pear Art | Framed Wall Art Print | Kitchen Faucet |  Marble Tray (similar) | Cabinet Pulls | Backsplash Tile

Breakfast Nook

Beaded Chandelier | Light Pendants | Woven Bar Stools | Braided Jute Rug | Dining Chairs | Glass Top Dining Table | Black Bowl | Sideboard (similar) | Large White Vase | Round Mirror | Faux Olive Tree | Gallery Wall Frames | Curtains | Curtain Rod

Living Room

Chandelier | Rug (8 x 10′) | Wooden Wall Art | Sofa | Wingback Chair | Coffee Table | Coffee Table Tray | Coasters | Wooden Beads | Leather X Bench | Redwood Linen Pillow | Teddy Bear Throw | Map Art | Brass Party Tub on Hearth | Fireplace Screen | Large Vase on Hearth | Faux Magnolia Branches| Built In Cabinet Knobs | Cream Tassel Throw | Side Table | Floor Lamp | Wall Art | Woven Box | Woven Tissue Box Holder | Console Table | White Ceramic Garden Stool | Large Tall Vase | Bud Vase | Small White Glazed Vase | Woven Look Planter | Blue Gingko Art Print | Beyond the Trail Art Print

Master Bedroom

Bed | Bench | Rug | Chandelier | Belgian Flax Linen Quilt (white) | Belgian Flax Linen Duvet Cover & Euro Shams (white) | Barefoot Dreams Throw BlanketNightstands | Table Lamps | Sheets (700 TC)

Eliza’s Nursery

Cane Sided Crib | Floor Lamp | Macrame Crib Skirt | Brass Frames (16″x20″) | Rocking Chair | Sherpa Bear Rocker | Striped Crib Sheet | Antelope Print Pillow | Boho Rocking Chair Pillow |  Pouf | Sheepskin (SIMILAR) | Tassel Throw Blanket (Vanilla) | Song Lyrics (SIMILAR)

Christmas 2021

Jingle Bells on Stick | Honeycomb Stocking | Faux Fur Stocking | Stocking Hanger | Brown Kraft Paper | Alexa Smart Plugs | Sugar Paper Square Box | Deep Red and White Wrapping Paper | Smudge Red Wrapping Paper | Reversible Plaid/Polka Dot Wrapping Paper | Wooden Star Cut Outs | Gold Paint Marker Pen | Jute Twine | Velvet Ribbon | Lit White Bottle Brush Trees — set of 3 | Wire Lights |

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76 Comments

  1. 11.16.21
    Emily said:

    Wow!! Everything is a absolutely beautiful!! Thanks so much for the tour and inspiration. I love the tree toppers too. Happy Holidays to you and your family. Love the idea to frame past Xmas photos. Both of my girls are in college this year-so I won’t be doing cards but will definitely display them!!

    • 11.16.21

      Emily, Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. I appreciate your kind comments and hope you have a wonderful Christmas season!

  2. 11.16.21
    Happy Haute Home said:

    Thank you for the amazing tour Kelley, your home and decor are beautiful! Love all your new touches and the moody dining room is spectacular.

    • 11.16.21

      Hi Denise, You are the sweetest for taking the time to tour my Christmas home. I was so excited to put the dining room together with its new look. I hope you and yours have a fabulous Christmas season. xoxo

  3. 11.16.21
    Ann said:

    Absolutely stunning! On top of that, you have to be the most insanely organized person to have it all carefully explained and sourced. You are such an inspiration Kelley!

    • 11.16.21

      Ann, Thank you so much for your sweet note. I am so glad to be able to finally share our Christmas home and to have all of the decorating done. Let the magic begin and I hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  4. 11.16.21
    Carol Heartfelt Whimsies said:

    Kelley: All I can say is : STUNNING!! Every room, every detail. I can’t imagine the hours involved in creating these incredible Christmas spaces. I hope you can now kick back a bit and relax. Enjoy your beautifully appointed, cozy, Christmasy home!! Bravo!

    • 11.16.21

      Oh Carol, Thank you for always being the sweetest supporter! I am so happy to be “officially” done with the decorating and yes, we will now be able to enjoy the most magical time of year. I hope you and yours have a wonderful and beautiful Christmas! xoxo

  5. 11.16.21
    Sara said:

    Just gorgeous as usual. I really look forward to your blogs! Your style and knowing how to pull it all together is wonderful! Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas!

    • 11.16.21

      Sara, Thank you! I appreciate your kind words so much and hope you have a wonderful Thanksgiving and a very Merry Christmas!

  6. 11.16.21
    Kathryn said:

    I look forward to this post every year! You are the total inspiration for all of my trees in my home! I am curious… how many ornaments would you estimate that you have on your red and gold tree and how many rolls of ribbon? You should write a book solely on how to properly decorate trees and garland!!!

    • 11.16.21

      Hi Kathryn, Thank you for taking the time to visit and for leaving your sweet note. I wish I had kept track of how many ornaments and how much ribbon I used on that tree. I used a blend of old ornaments, along with some new ones. I always “over buy” what I think I may need…just in case! I will say that once I thought the tree was finished, I couldn’t resist adding additional ornaments and picks. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

  7. 11.16.21
    Brenda Cullen said:

    Kelley you have outdone yourself …AGAIN!!! I look forward to your Christmas tour each year and I must say I absolutely LOVE your beautiful Christmas home this season😍 With all of the changes you have made to your home since last Christmas, the results really shine! Your dining room is stunning!! The whimsical tree in the conversation room captures my heart ❤️ I love trees in bedrooms, so much fun!! And the focal point of your beautiful red and gold main tree …. well, no words are necessary, just wow! Everything has that inviting feel and now you can sit back and enjoy the holidays!! Much love to you and your family this holiday season and have the Merriest Christmas ever!❤️
    *** Brenda

    • 11.16.21

      Hi Brenda, Thank you, thank you, for always being the best supporter and for following along with us. I am so happy to share our Christmas home and I was so excited to decorate the “new” spaces. We are off to a great start in enjoying this magical season. I know the upcoming year will be incredibly special for you and hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas! xoxo

  8. 11.16.21
    Barb said:

    Kelley- Absolutely stunning home!! I look forward to your post all year. That dining room is my favorite, although red is my favorite color. Your transformation of the dining room just sets the mood for your home. Elegance!! Your home looks like it was ripped from the designer magazines. Now, come do my home! ❤️

    • 11.16.21

      Barb, Thank you so much for taking the time to visit! I must say, this year’s dining room is my favorite Christmas dining room ever. I was so excited to implement its plan and decorate. I hope you have fun decorating and have a magical Christmas!

  9. 11.16.21
    Katie said:

    Everything is just so beautiful — you have provided so much inspiration, thank you!

    • 11.16.21

      Katie, Thank you for taking the time to leave this sweet note. I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas season!

  10. 11.16.21
    Corine said:

    Just wowza!

    • 11.16.21

      Corine, Thanks so much for taking the time to visit our Christmas home. I love your comment! xoxo

  11. 11.16.21
    Kim lombardo said:

    I really enjoyed looking at your 2021 holiday home❤️ You never disappoint, it is so beautiful, you are so talented. I have been a long time admirer. Way before your sweet baby girl. I’m one of those that hardly ever comment but I wanted to say hi and tell you how beautiful your home and family is! I’m a grandma of 2 baby girls 2.5 yrs and almost 4 months. I have 4 grown children❤️ So I totally enjoy your baby pictures and I’m so happy for you😘

    • 11.16.21

      Kim, Thank you for taking the time to visit and for your kind note. I bet your Christmas will be magical with those grand babies and your children. Merry Merry Christmas to you and thank you for following along with us!

  12. 11.16.21
    Cathy said:

    Simply gorgeous, Kelley.

    • 11.16.21

      Cathy, Thank you so much for taking the tour of our Christmas home. I hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas! xoxo

  13. 11.16.21
    Angela Shellington said:

    Absolutely beautiful. Your house looks so beautiful and sophisticated. I love that you didn’t go too glam or with too much of a theme. Every room has its own personality and there are special touches throughout. Your home is definitely my favorite. I hope you and your beautiful family have a wonderful Christmas. Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring me.❤

    • 11.16.21

      Angela, Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. I appreciate your special note very much! I hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas! xoxo

  14. 11.16.21
    Kristie said:

    Just breathtaking….every detail perfect! What a wonderful, warm family Christmas home!

    • 11.17.21

      Kristie, Thank you for taking the time to tour our Christmas home and I so appreciate your kind note!

  15. 11.16.21
    Marjorie said:

    Kelley, WOW! Just absolutely stunning. Each year I think it can’t get any better than the year before but it does! Would you mind sharing the tree info for your Costco tree. Thanks. Wish I could transplant you here for a month or so to decorate!

    • 11.17.21

      Hi Marjorie, Thank you so much for your sweet note! Our living room tree is 9′ tall and the conversation room tree is 7.5′ tall. They are both pre-lit Radiant LED trees. I can’t say enough about how much we love them!

  16. 11.16.21
    Irene Kimball said:

    Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. Overwhelming amount of work to put this all together, I would guess. So many ideas, so little time!

    • 11.17.21

      Irene, Thank you so much for visiting. I so appreciate your sweet note. We started early so there would be time to complete and enjoy the season. I hope yours is grand!

  17. 11.16.21
    Cassie Adolphson said:

    Beautiful! You are amazing.

    • 11.17.21

      Cassie, Thank you so so much! I am so happy you took the time to tour our Christmas home.

  18. 11.16.21
    Jennifer said:

    Wow wow wow! Kelly you never disappoint! That red and gold tree is absolutely scrumptious! Your attention to detail and love that goes into each room is so beautifully evident! Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring us all once again! Merry Christmas to you and your family! Xxoo

    • 11.17.21

      Jennifer, Thank you so much for taking the time to visit. I am so happy to know that you like the red and gold tree. I think it’s my favorite of all time. I hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas!

  19. 11.16.21
    Christine Perella said:

    This is just beautiful! I could not wait to sit down with a cup of coffee and read through your post! You are AMAZING! I just love the bold red with your white walls! You have totally inspired me and I can’t wait to start decorating our home!!! THANK YOU!

    • 11.17.21

      Christine, Thank you for taking the time to visit. You are such a sweet supporter! I am so flattered that you found some inspiration and hope you have fun decorating.

  20. 11.16.21
    pam said:

    Kelley,
    Wow! Just stunning in every room! I can’t imagine how many hours went into decorating and blogging. I just took down Halloween decorations,haha, and have to get through Thanksgiving before even think of Christmas. Sometimes I feel like bloggers do this too early and it doesn’t get the appreciation it deserves because a lot of us just aren’t ready yet. Anyway, congrats on a beautiful holiday design for your home!

    • 11.17.21

      Hi Pam, Thank you so much for taking the time to visit! Yes, it was an early start for me and I am so happy that it’s done and we can enjoy the magic. I’ve said it’s our new tradition to have our Thanksgiving dinner with the Christmas trees lit! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season.

  21. 11.16.21
    Lisa Smith said:

    Absolutely beautiful! I love it all!! I used your ribbon technique last year for my first dining room tree and will try it again. I love how you change things up each year! Thank you for sharing!

    • 11.17.21

      Hi Lisa, Thank you for visiting our Christmas home. I am so happy to know that you like my ribbon technique. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

  22. 11.16.21
    Jamie said:

    I love all of it, but the red is just WOW.
    I started following you a few years ago after finding your ribbon tutorial. Each year I get a little better at adding the ribbons my three trees. Ha!

    • 11.17.21

      Hi Jamie, Thank you so much for being HERE and I’m so glad you found me. Yay you, for mastering the ribbon technique. The more you do it, the easier it gets. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

  23. 11.17.21
    Wendy said:

    Amazing as always Kelley. I love your home tours, I still have your last Christmas one saved😉. Every tree is unique and beautiful, I love how you decorated each one. The garlands are fabulous, I added faux eucalyptus and berries to mine last year and it made such a difference it was definitely my favourite thing to do. Looking forward to seeing all your renovations next year especially Elizas big girls room.

    • 11.17.21

      Hi Wendy, Thank you so much for taking the time to visit and for your kind note! As you know, I love to embellish my garlands too, and kept adding and adding to this year’s versions. 😉 Thank you so much for your support as we tackle the new projects in the new year!

  24. 11.17.21
    Deb said:

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful home and decorating ideas. You inspire me to get going and use what I’ve got in different ways. I truly love every space!

    • 11.17.21

      Hi Deb, Thank you so much for your sweet note! I hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday season!

  25. 11.17.21
    Sharon said:

    Kelley: I look forward to your Christmas reveal all year long! You are THE MASTER at making each room look FULL OF CHRISTMAS without overdoing or overwhelming! Serene, lovely and full of the Christmas spirit. Thank you, as always, for sharing your lovely — and loving — home with us. You are a true inspiration.

    • 11.17.21

      Sharon, Thank you so much for taking the time to visit! Your kind message is so appreciated and I hope you have a very Merry Christmas season. xoxo

  26. 11.17.21
    Ann said:

    Wow, Kelley! I don’t have words to express how incredible this is! Every room and every detail are just perfect. Thank you for an early Christmas present.

    • 11.18.21

      Ann, Thank you so much for taking the time to visit our Christmas home. Your kind note is very appreciated! I hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas season!

  27. 11.17.21
    Susan said:

    Kelly, wow wow WOW… it is beautiful and yet feels so approachable, just draws me in! Now relax and enjoy all the blessings of the seasons!

    • 11.18.21

      Susan, Thank you for taking the tie to visit and I appreciate your kind note so much. I hope you have and wonderful and magical holiday season!

  28. 11.17.21
    Caralee Moore said:

    I’ve been a long time follower and your work always impresses me. Each year, I think that you can’t possibly top yourself with the Christmas Tour, but yet, here you are killing it again! Everything looks beautiful and thank you for the continued inspiration!

    • 11.18.21

      Caralee, Thank you so much for your kind note. I so appreciate your sweet support and hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

  29. 11.17.21
    Sally said:

    Everything looks beautiful! Also lots of work.I’m down to one “pencil” tree at my age!!

    • 11.18.21

      Hi Sally, Thank you so much for taking the time to visit! I love pencil trees and I bet yours is grand. Merry Christmas! xoxo

  30. 11.17.21
    Trudy said:

    Kelley… your talent is amazing!! My favorite room is the conversation room, love the simplicity this year, trying to do the same😆. Also Elizas room is so whimsical. Your whole house is a Christmas dream. On a side I secretly wish you had a boy too, because you show the most adorable girl outfits and accessories and I have a grandson that I need ideas for☺️
    Merry Christmas to you, Dave, Eliza and GrandNan🎄🎅🏽😍

    • 11.18.21

      Hi Trudy, You are the sweetest and I thank you so much for taking the time to visit! We are really enjoying our nostalgia tree this year and Eliza loves having all the colors in her room. I do have several items in my gift guides that are good for boys, but I definitely do know more about little girls. 😉 I hope you and yours have a very Merry Christmas season!

  31. 11.17.21
    Tricia said:

    Oh my gosh! Your home is perfection. Everything is gorgeous but my favorite is your dining room. The black walls and ceiling is just beautiful!

    • 11.18.21

      Tricia, Thank you so much for visiting and taking the time to leave your sweet note. It was fun to have a new color palette in the dining room this year. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

  32. 11.18.21
    Cathy said:

    Thank you for sharing your beautiful home.
    With dogs and a toddler I don’t know how you do it. My puppy chewed up our living room rug. I have been looking for a inexpensive replacement. When I saw your conversation room rug, I jumped to the link and purchased right away. It said there are 8 in stock of my size 9 x 12 but after I purchased it say’s it’s back ordered. My question, will it be worth the wait? Do you still love yours? I purchased the ivory/ beige. What other colors are in it?

    • 11.18.21

      Hi Cathy, Thank you for taking the time to visit. We’ve also had “chewing” issues in the past. 😉 I still love the rug in our conversation room and its quality has been great. It is ivory, but I also see greenish/grey, which works so well in that room. I hope you love yours too!

  33. 11.18.21
    Deborah said:

    Thank you for sharing your house decked out for Christmas!
    I look forward to seeing your Christmas tour each year! I love how you decorated your dining room and conversation room this year with the dramatic color changes you brought to these rooms. Eliza’s tree is so fun! Your red and gold living room tree is beyond words!
    I want to thank you for the tutorial you put out on how to tuck ribbon into the tree, it definitely helped me step up my tree. I have one question though, while my ribbon looks perfect, my tree still doesn’t look as amazing as yours. I think the issue is I am not using enough ornaments. How many ornaments and picks would you use on a 7.5’ tree?

    • 11.18.21

      Deborah, Thank you so much for your sweet note. I so appreciate you taking the time to visit our Christmas home. I bet your tree is gorgeous! I wish I could give you a number of how many ornaments and picks that I use, but I typically blend new with what I already have…and then add more! I can say that the 7′ tree in my bedroom has 225 ornaments and 36 of the pearl spray picks. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

  34. 11.20.21
    Heather Taylor said:

    You are the Queen of Christmas trees, IMHO. I can’t wait to see them every year. I absolutely love your style! The redwood linen pillow covers are so perfect in the room. Your home is stunning. Have a wonderful holiday season with your gorgeous family!

    • 11.21.21

      Heather, Thank you so much for taking the time to visit our Christmas home. I appreciate your kind note and hope you have a very Merry Christmas season! xoxo

  35. 11.23.21
    Karen said:

    Thank you for this beautiful and thorough post. Eliza’s Tree is a whimsical dream!

    • 11.29.21

      Karen, Thank you for taking the time to stop by and visit. Eliza is so interested in colors this year and that inspired her tree. I hope you and yours have a wonderful Christmas season!

  36. 11.28.21
    Mandy said:

    Beautiful !! What do you have on the top of your big tree?

    • 11.29.21

      Hi Mandy, Thank you for your note! I simply put a concentration of various floral picks at the top of our living room tree. I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

  37. 11.29.21
    Cathy said:

    I purchased your conversion room rug. I love
    it!

    • 11.29.21

      Hi Cathy, Yay! I am still in love with mine and I am so happy to know you love yours, too!

  38. 12.2.21
    Libbe said:

    Oh, I love it all! This just inspired me to go work on my Christmas decor, which STILL isn’t all done! Last year, I beefed up my mantel garland because of you and my kids and I were thrilled with how it looked! Hopefully, I can make it look as good this year.

    • 12.3.21

      Hi Libbe, Thank you so much for your kind note. I am so happy to know that my mantel garland tutorial was a help to you. I bet your holiday decor will be wonderful this year. Merry Christmas!

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