It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmasssss everywhere you gooooo. Especially everywhere in my house. It’s no secret that Christmas is my favorite holiday. I used to pack every space I could in our tiny apartment with Christmas decor and it would magically turn from “ugly” to pretty, warm and cozy in my mind.
So this year, when I realized I got to decorate an ENTIRE HOUSE I honestly got so excited! I decided I wanted to add little touches of Christmas throughout our entire home. But in true Savannah fashion, I decided more was more and couldn’t help myself. I kind of, sort of, let Christmas explode on our main floor and I couldn’t be happier with the results!
My goal was to bring coziness and nostalgia to our home this Christmastime. Using a mix of old and new decor and special pieces passed down from family members, we’ve managed to create the coziest space this holiday season! So cozy that we don’t every want to take down our Christmas decor!
So today, I’m opening my doors to you! Come on in and check out our Christmas decor. If you were here in person, I’d give you a big hug, hand you some cocoa, and make you watch at least three Hallmark Christmas movies with me!
I hope my decor inspires you to create some Christmas magic in your own home! Or least to want to drink some hot cocoa 🙂
Let’s start off in our entryway! We’re still in the process of finishing this space (you can see what we’re working on here!) I loveeeeee this scroll sign that I made last year! Can you even believe that this DIY only cost me $1 to make?!!!! Find the DIY here! If you’re looking for a last minute project to spruce up your home, this one is it! It’s so simple and so beautiful! (I don’t love the bow I made last year, but it’s good enough for now! I’m planning to redo it next year.)
I think the thing I was most excited about was to put garland on our stairs for Christmas! I have literally hundreds of pins saved on Pinterest of garland on stairs and have always dreamed of the day I would have pretty stairs to decorate at for the holidays! I love love love love this garland so much! So much so that I carried it around the store, trying to convince myself I didn’t need it because it was still expensive (IMO) with the discount. I put it back, left, came home and was agonizing over how I didn’t buy it and already regretted it! There were only two left in the store and I was so upset with myself for not bringing one home with me. So Trev told me to go back and I did. Well, thankfully, they were up too high that I had set the one I was carrying around under the other garlands because I couldn’t reach it. So when I went back, the “hidden” one was still there! The other was gone, and I had never seen Hobby Lobby so busy! As I walked to the front of the store with my garland EIGHT people stopped me to ask where I found it. I’m so happy that I splurged and brought this beauty home for Christmas. It really made our staircase the staircase of my dreams! (Please ignore the unfinished wall and stairs… we’re working on ’em!)
We don’t have too much decor in our living room, mostly because it’s the space we use the most in our house. I’m a big believer in not over decorating our most used spaces because then we constantly have to move it! I threw on a few extra pillows and a cozy throw to bring in a few pops of Christmas color! I’m also displaying a my vintage Christmas tree!
Next is my favorite view in our whole house!
The garland hanging around our entryway into our kitchen is SO FREAKIN’ PRETTY. I had imagined having it hang lower and hanging Christmas cards around it, originally. But when I was wandering in Kirklands and saw these bells, I changed my mind! I love how they bring a nostalgic, old time Christmas vibe to my decor without screaming FARMHOUSE or MOUNTAIN LODGE or WINTER WONDERLAND or any other Christmas-y theme. They’re just pretty, and so perfect for any decor style!
Next up is our dining room! I’ve switched out our wedding canvas with my favorite painting ever! It’s by a local artist from my home town. The first time I saw the painting I almost cried. It felt like home and I loved it more than anything. It was the one thing I asked for for my birthday! I love it so much and wish I could keep it out all year long! It’s a painting of a snowy River Street (our main downtown street) decorated for Christmas. I’ve also switched out our centerpiece for a pretty Christmas one! I need a new table runner but still haven’t found one I liked just yet… maybe next year!
And now into our den! Which is arguably the most festive spot in our home! Anddddd because I can’t choose just one angle, I’m sharing entirely too many.
Anddddd in case you’re wondering what our house smells like this Christmas season…
I wish I could have you all over for real-skees. Maybe next year…
How have you decorated for Christmas?! Are you decorating in a certain style or theme? Or are you like me and just throwing memories anywhere and everywhere along with some glitter and faux greenery?!
I’ve loved decorating our home for Christmas so much! I’m really sad that it’ll be time to take down our decorations in a few weeks. Maybe I can convince Trev that we should keep them up until March…
Have the best rest of your Monday my loves! I’ve got a busy few days ahead of me, so fingers crossed I actually get my posts up for you!
I’ll hopefully be back tomorrow!