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This is on the later side, but I’m so excited to show you our Christmas home tour for 2017!
This is the first year that I’ve really taken the time to decorate for Christmas. In the past we were concerned about where we would store all the Christmas decorations because we live in a smaller space. But as our little guy gets older and is really appreciating Christmas, I just can’t hold back anymore!
That said, you’ll see a lot of decorating solutions here that minimize how much we’ll have to store when Christmas is over. So if you’re looking for small space Christmas decorating inspiration, you’ve come to the right place!
Alright, let’s start with our home during the day:
Our living room gets plenty of natural light, making our fresh Christmas greenery stand out!
Behind our couch we designed a basic gallery wall. We will keep the frames (which currently hold pictures from our son’s Christmas photo shoot this year) up after Christmas rather than taking them down and storing them.
We don’t have a fireplace, so we had to get creative with our stockings. The gold hooks that hold our stockings are simply command hooks that I had on hand and spray painted gold to match the rest of the gallery pieces.
On the opposite wall of the gallery wall stands our entertainment shelves. Here, we used decorative gift boxes to add to the holiday spirit…and hold some of the decor that normally sits on the shelves. Once The season is over, we can stack the boxes inside each other and replace our old decor in a breeze!
The fish bowls I found at our local craft store and simply filled with baubles whose tops broke off. It’s a great way to still use them and add a pop of color to the shelves!
We kept our master bedroom Christmas decor simple. We hung our DIY Pine cone wreath above the bed and added oversized plaid throw pillows to set the mood. And a basic plaid throw completes the look and adds some good holiday spirit!
Our master bathroom also has minimal decor. I simply took extras from my DIY Christmas pine cone wreath and filled a vase with them. Two LED candles stand on the side of it and make great night lights too!
Here’s an up close of the centerpiece:
At night our living space comes alive with lights! The warm white lights contrast beautifully with our navy blue walls:
This is the view of the living room when you first enter the condo. Isn’t it pretty?
Even the gallery wall lights up! But even with all these lights, the living room still feels relaxed with the dark background.
We can’t forget Santa and the reindeer! At night we put out fresh baked cookies, a glass of milk, and local carrots that we get from our farm-to-table program. Until Christmas eve, our family will be test-tasting the cookies for Santa, but we’ll be sure to refill the bowl when the night comes 😉
You’ll see more upcycling in our tablescape. We simply used our everyday plates and spruced them up with neatly folded napkins. And underneath the crate are cut pieces from the Christmas tree that we saved when we trimmed it:
I love candles, but with two mischievous cats and a toddler around, real candles aren’t a safe option for us. Fortunately LED candles make a great alternative, and many look real!
A straight view of our living room from the dining table means the Christmas tree is never too far!
Around the holidays I always take out our real silverware passed down to me by my grandparents. The simple tablescape means they can stand out, even though they’re tucked into the folded napkins:
Sprinkling fresh cranberries around the tablescape adds a final touch and pop of color!
Unfortunately, those same cranberries often become a favorite toy for our cat Luisa…
Our cat Linus seems to want in on the cranberry action too…
But after a long day of cranberry soccer, nothing beats a good nap by the Christmas tree!
There you have our Christmas home tour 2017! Did this tour inspire you? How would you decorate this space? Let us know in the comments!
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