Cozy Christmas Home Tour Part 1

Hey there friends!! If you’re coming over from Back to the South, welcome! I’m glad you’re here! Feel free to take some time and look around! Today I’m sharing with you our family room all decked out for Christmas. In my insta-stories a couple of weeks ago (when I was decorating) I mentioned that I had intended to keep the decor simple this year. But…I just love decorating for Christmas and once I got started I couldn’t stop! It’s okay though because it’s just for a season!! And I LOVE it!!
Cozy Family Room Christmas decor
The first thing to go up every year is our tree. Usually the night of Thanksgiving when the rest of the family goes home, the tree comes down from the attic and I get to fluffing and making sure the lights work. And then, either later that night or the next day, we all decorate the tree as a family. We have a collection of ornaments that we have gathered over the years. Some from vacations, some cute personalized family ornaments, some gifts, and a lot of handmade ornaments from when the kids were younger. It is my favorite thing about decorating for Christmas. So many memories all in one place.
Christmas tree
The next thing I usually decorate is the mantel. When I bought my flocked trees from Walmart this year, I also purchased some flocked garland. I used a flocked garland a regular garland that I have strung lights on. I kind of meshed them together so you could see a little bit of each and the lights. I added a red bead garland swagged in the front and moved on. Believe it or not, this is a pretty simple mantel for me. Ha!
Glory to the newborn King Mantel decor
I decided to stick with a traditional red and green color scheme this year, with a little bit of sparkle and twinkle. The sign was an after Christmas purchase from Kirkland’s last year, and the galvanized nativity is from The Plaid Pineapple a couple of year’s ago and is one of my favorite things. (here is a similar – a little smaller, but still cute)
Simple Christmas mantel decor
Galvanized nativity scene
I really thought I was done at that point, but all that white space was making me a little crazy. I tried several different things on the mantel itself, but nothing seemed quite right. The slanted ceiling almost always gives me problems. Then I remembered something I had seen on Instagram that I wanted to try – hanging ornaments from the ceiling! Yep! That was exactly what it needed!! I hung the ornaments with fishing line and a white thumb tac stuck into the ceiling above. The ornaments look like they’re floating!
Christmas Mantel decor
Just a couple of trees, a couple of stars, and the cute packages from my tablescape to round things out.
Fireplace Christmas decor
Of course, our large nativity set always has a prominent place.
Nativity scene
A few ornaments in a wood bowl (from Magnolia market) dresses up a shelf.
Christmas ornaments in a wood bowl
And lastly, the piano. It’s almost like having another mantel to decorate! I used another flocked + regular lighted garland across the top and down the side. A couple of collection of trees, a sweet holy family, and a chalkboard, and call it good!
Piano Christmas decor
Merry and Bright Christmas decor
Merry and bright sweet holy family
I made the pillows on my new blue chairs several years ago. I love them on the chairs!! I decided to leave the table green for now. I thought it worked for the season. 🙂
Family room Christmas
I’ve joined some of my blogging buddies today to share our homes. Next on the hop is Living Large in a Small House! Be sure to “hop” on over and check out her Christmas decor!! And then, come back Thursday to see the rest our home!

Petite Haus || Raising a Farmhouse

 Virginia Sweet Pea || A Purdy Little House

From House to Home || Follow the Yellow Brick Home

Back to the South || Frazzled Joy

Living Large in a Small House || Our Crafty Mom

Lincluden Cottage Life || White Arrows Home

 

11 Comments

  1. Love the mantel! Hanging the ornaments to make them look like they were floating was so clever! I also like how you combined two garlands – it makes the garland look super thick and full!

  2. The hanging ornaments is just what your mantel needed, Denise. I love the look and I’ll bet that guests really admire it when they are visiting. Your home looks so inviting and festive for Christmas!

  3. Gorgeous living room! I love the mantel decor and I’m totally going to have to steal that idea of handing ornaments from the ceiling. It’s genius. Merry Christmas!

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