Join me on a Christmas home tour! Take a peek inside our New England cottage-farmhouse style home decorated for the holidays.
Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays! This is the first “official” Eleanor Rose Home holiday home tour, and I am so excited to open our home to you, to share how we’ve styled it for Christmas. I love getting a peek inside other peoples’ home, especially around the holidays, and so I hope you enjoy this tour of our home!
If you’ve been here for any length of time, you know that I use the same design philosophies no matter the season or the holiday. And Christmas is no different. I like to decorate our home simply & beautifully utilizing new, old, & everyday pieces, with a touch nature & neutral colors. Nostalgia is an important part of how I keep our home as well. I love when a smell or a sound brings me back to a found childhood memory of Christmas’ past, don’t you? My hope is that I am cultivating some of those memories for my children in our home. For me, creating a cozy, warm, and comforting home for my family at Christmastime or anytime is essential.
Christmas Home Tour Blog Hop
I am joining 25+ blogger friends all week long for Christmas home tours. This Christmas home tour blog hop is hosted by Marty Oravetz of A Stroll Through Life. You can find links to the other Christmas home tours at the end of this post.
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Christmas Home Tour: The Entryway
The first stop on our Christmas home tour is the entryway.
Looking out of the entryway you will notice the woodline. We live on on about 2.5 acres of land on the south coast of Massachusetts, with woods surrounding our entire property. It may not look like much now, but when the trees are full of foliage, it’s gorgeous! We love the natural beauty that surrounds our home, and the privacy too.
We updated our entryway a few years ago by adding beadboard and hooks to the right of the front door. The farmhouse style hooks are a great place to for guests to hang jackets & coats when entering our home. Our entryway is small, so utilizing every square inch of space is key to keeping a neat & tidy entrance.
This past fall, we updated the entryway again by adding Morris & Co. wallpaper, which you can read about more in this blog post.
My favorite part of the entryway (besides the wallpaper), is the shelf! This is one of my favorite spaces to decorate in our home. It’s one of the first things people see when they enter our home, so I always make sure it looks welcoming & inviting.
To style our entryway for Christmas, I hung a faux cedar garland from the shelf with an orange garland layered over top. And, on top of the shelf, I simply placed three ceramic houses. (These ceramic houses are no longer available but you can shop other similar houses I’ve found, here.)
I hung a group of vintage looking bells from ribbon on one of the farmhouse hooks, and added a vintage sled to complete the space. Our entryway feels warm & cozy, and I think the décor will easily transition into winter once Christmas is over.
Shop our entryway, here.
Right off the entryway is our downstairs bathroom. In all honesty, our bathrooms do not receive much seasonal décor. I usually just like to change out the hand towels along with a few fresh florals, and that is about the extent of the seasonal decorating in our bathrooms.
Here, I just added a Christmas hand towel, and a small mercury glass vase filled with cream colored roses and a few pine boughs for a Christmassy touch.
Christmas Home Tour: The Kitchen
Right off the entryway, you enter our kitchen.
The kitchen is truly the heart of our home during the holidays. From baking Christmas cookies to preparing for holiday gatherings, the kitchen is always in a hustle & bustle this time of year.
This was the first year I hung wreaths to our counter stools (shop our stools here, use code eleanorrose10 at checkout for 10% off your purchase), and let me tell you…it will not be the last!!!
I took these 15″ faux pine wreaths and hung them with my favorite Noel Christmas ribbon. Floppy ribbon is my favorite, so the bows I made with the ribbon are long to flop down onto the wreath. I kept the tails of the ribbon fairly long (make sure to finish the ribbon ends by cutting an upside down “V”) for a more dramatic effect.
I love how the simple addition of the wreaths gave our kitchen a festive, cozy feeling!
This hot cocoa station was something fun I put together for our family a few weeks ago. The hot cocoa was warm & comforting and everyone enjoyed adding assorted toppings to their cups of hot cocoa. You can read more about how to recreate this hot cocoa station and grab my decadent crockpot hot cocoa recipe, here.
Grab your free printable tags that I used to label the jars of hot cocoa toppings, here.
Our kitchen is one of the only places in our home where you will find pops of red for Christmas (I know, I know, what can I say…I’m a lover of neutral colors!).
On our open kitchen shelf, you will find pops of red from our small collection of Santa mugs! I adore Santa mugs and cannot bear to keep them in the cabinet this time of year. They are just too cute!
Since our Santa mug collection is small, I brought out other neutral colored mugs to style on the shelves as well. This is a actually great tip for decorating your home on a budget. Decorate with everyday items! Bring out your mugs, plates, bowls from the cabinet and use them as shelf décor.
This corner of our kitchen is very dark, especially now that the days are shorter and the nights longer. So, adding a lamp to the counter made our kitchen not only appear brighter but feel cozier too.
Want to up the cozy factor even more? Tie a ribbon to your lamp!
On our kitchen island, I recently added this rosemary tree centerpiece. I filled a long basket with three rosemary trees (I found mine at Trader Joe’s), and added some mercury glass baubles to fill in the basket around the trees. Then, I placed a small plate with a candle surrounded by fresh cranberries next to the basket. This centerpiece was so refreshing and festive!
Christmas Home Tour: The Living Room
Next stop on our home tour, the living room. Besides the kitchen, this is the space that we typically spend most of our time.
We love gathering as a family in the living room after a long day to watch Christmas movies! This is the one time of year where all four of us can agree on what to watch. You can see the list of our favorite Christmas movies, here.
Throw pillows and blankets are a must in our home when watching movies, especially during the cold months of winter. I change out our pillow & blankets seasonally adding thicker textured blankets for winter, and lighter, breathable ones for summer.
Eleanor can never resist a warm cozy blanket on the couch!
This year, I really didn’t do much updating to our bookshelves for Christmas. By adding a couple of seasonal throw pillow to the window seats, and candles & greenery to the shelves, I was able to easily update our bookshelves from fall to the holidays.
The focal point of our living room at Christmastime…the Christmas tree! Our Christmas tree is decorated with neutral glass baubles, glittery houses, beaded acorns, dried orange slices, ribbon, and small battery operated candles.
The twinkling lights of the Christmas tree at night makes our living room feel warm & inviting, and I almost wish we could keep the Christmas tree up all year long.
Don’t forget to decorate underneath the tree too! Use your wrapped Christmas gifts as décor. I love gifting our friends & family beautifully wrapped gifts. There is something magical when handing someone a beautifully wrapped gift, it makes the inside of the package even more special.
I typically like to choose between 3-4 coordinating wrapping papers to wrap our Christmas gifts, along with coordinating ribbon and various embellishments. I wrap gifts as I buy them for a couple of reasons. One, doing a little wrapping at a time is less stressful. And two, I love to admire the wrapped gifts under the tree all season long!
Shop our living room, here.
Christmas Home Tour: Master Bedroom
The final stop on this Christmas home tour is our master bedroom.
There is not a whole lot of decorating I do in our bedroom, and I think you can see why. The large floral wallpaper on the wall behind our bed is truly the star of the room! Because the wallpaper is so bold, the rest of the décor in our bedroom is simple yet beautiful.
Our bedding is not necessarily “Christmassy” but it is warm & cozy for winter nonetheless. Layers are essential for a cozy bed along with a mix of textures. On our bed we have floral flannel sheets, a blue velvet blanket, topped with a cotton gingham checked duvet. I love crawling into our cozy bed after a long day!
Do you have a Christmas tree in your bedroom? If not, I highly suggest you add one! It adds the perfect glow to our room.
I had every intention of decorating our bedroom Christmas tree but it is still naked. In all honesty, I am kind of loving it. The flocking of the tree is beautiful all on it’s own, however the real reason I think I’m loving it naked? I won’t have to un-decorate it after Christmas!
Even though I didn’t decorate our bedroom Christmas tree, I did manage to find some cute houses to add underneath the tree! The colors of these little cardboard houses match perfectly with the floral wallpaper, so I thought they looked so cute here. I found these at our local Target Dollar Spot, so if you like these, check out a Target near you.
Shop our bedroom, here.
Christmas Home Tour 2022
That concludes the first annual Eleanor Rose Home Christmas home tour! I hope you enjoyed this tour of our home as much as I enjoyed putting it together for you. I look forward to making this an annual holiday tradition for many years to come.
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Christmas Home Tours 2022
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