Christmas Home Tour

by - December 20, 2017

Only 5 days till Christmas!! Can you believe it?! I've had this week off work leading up to Christmas, so I've finally gotten a chance to clean our apartment and snap a few photos to share all our decorations this year! Want to take a peek with me?!

The focal point, of course, is the tree. I debated for a long time what colors to incorporate in our Christmas decor and in typical Nina fashion decided on all of them ;) Well not quite all of them, but pink, red, blue, lime green, gold and black and white accents. Logan feels strongly that Christmas = red and green, but since we basically have nothing red or green anywhere else in our home, I wanted something that would go better with our existing decor. 

I bought some striped and some white sparkly ribbon to use as garland, and I love how it turned out! I used solid colored ornaments to pull in the color scheme, and then filled the rest of the tree with our more meaningful ornaments.

Ever since I was a kid, my parents have given us one ornament each Christmas Eve. My mom always tried to find one that related to something we did or an interest we had that last year. I have a whole collection of cute ornaments that represent my different hobbies over the years!

After the tree, I think my most favorite part of every Christmas is the gifts under the tree! I love picking out wrapping paper and all of the trimmings! The best trick I've found over the years is to have at least three different, but coordinating papers. And my favorite thing to use as trimming is tulle! You can get it on a big roll around Christmas time at Hobby Lobby. It's so much cheaper than ribbon, and is a lot easier to work with!

On the coffee table, I have a super simple centerpiece with a big impact! I took a wooden tray from TJ Maxx, put a Bath and Body Works candle in the middle, and filled in the rest with ornaments! Seriously takes 3 minutes to put it all together and I am crazy about how it turned out! With the candle lit, it's just so glowy! 

Next year I think I'll find some Christmas pillows. Don't you think that's just what our couch needs?!

This is the view from "my side" of the couch. I spend a lot of time here in the evenings and weekends! Eating, watching netflix, writing, it all happens right here, so I had to make sure it was festive!

I got these signs from Gordman's for only $10 a piece! And the nutcrackers below were from the Dollar Store - I just gave them a good couple coats of gold to spice them up a bit :)

I used some more of the solid colored ornaments on a cheap garland from Hobby Lobby to bring some color over to the TV stand as well!

I use this candle holder year round, but didn't have a candle in a color I liked for Christmas... But I did have extra ornaments on hand (somehow!) and I think it's just adorable!

This candle holder is from the Hearth and Hand line at Target. Most of the Magnolia stuff was a little too rustic for me, but this piece was one I really loved! It transitions so well to a more traditional/contemporary decor theme, and I can't wait to figure out what to fill it with when the holiday season is over!

This white and gold table runner is another peice from Target. I love that it didn't scream "Christmas!" and I could use it year round.

I made this banner with some vinyl and cardstock with the help of my Silhouette Cameo! Isn't it adorable?! I thought "Joy to the World" was perfect for the map! And of course, it needed a little color too :)

I am crazy about our furry stockings! They are so soft and fun! And in case you were wondering, the third is for our fur baby, Zuko. No surprise pregnancy announcement here :P They stockings are from Hobby Lobby, as are the porcelain trees. The sign is from Michaels and the stocking hangers are from Walmart and Target.

I got these trees on a great sale from Hobby Lobby ($20 for all three!) I love how simple and classic they are. I know they're something I will use and love for lots of Christmases (and color schemes) to come!

There it is! Our 2017 Christmas decorations! I am so happy with how they turned out. So cheery and festive and very me! If you missed our front door decorations, be sure to check out my DIY Ornament Wreath Tutorial from last week!

This Christmas season has been so, so sweet so far. Things have been difficult on a lot of fronts lately, and Christmas has given me something happy and fun to focus on during a time I really needed something light. I finished wrapping all our gifts this week and was just admiring them all under our tree. We have so much to be grateful for! So many loved ones, so many presents to give, knowing we'll be getting so many in return. For people who don't live very lavish lives, getting to celebrate Christmas with this much giving and this much love feels so lavish. I feel spoiled already and Christmas hasn't even come yet!

And just one last reminder - if you haven't finished your shopping yet, there's always Amazon Prime! I put together an Amazon Gift Guide for Him and for Her with 100 total ideas, perfect for anyone who may be left on your list! Merry Christmas!

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  1. I love your decor!! It's so pretty and so bright! I also love Magnolia's decor line at Target! They're items are so pretty!

    1. Thank you! I love a bunch of the Magnolia stuff at Target, but so much of it just didn't fit in my home. This piece is perfect though!! I love it

  2. I love those mini white trees! We have the same ornament tradition, except we try to buy ours sometime in November, so we can have it on our tree that year!

    1. Aren't they adorable?! I know I'll love those white trees forever! And that's a fun way to do the ornaments!

  3. Your decor is so cute and colorful! I love your centerpiece with the ornaments and candle!