Christmas decorating should be fun and festive. Check out these Christmas decorating ideas for the whole house, including the foyer, living room, dining room and more!
I love Christmas decorating, in case you couldn’t tell from all of the Christmas blog posts lately!
I’ve been sharing different parts of our house all decked out for Christmas over the past couple of weeks. I know some readers love when everything is all together in one post, so today I wanted to share a few pictures of each room all dressed up for Christmas in one place.
Today’s post is part of a week-long Home for the Holidays Christmas home tour series hosted by my friend Jenna from Wife in Progress. There is a great group of talented bloggers sharing their homes, all are linked at the bottom of this blog post so be sure to hop around!
If you’re coming over from Flat Creek Farmhouse or one of the other bloggers on the Christmas home tour, welcome! I’m glad you’re here! You can learn more about me and my blog here or tour our house here.
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Christmas mudroom/back foyer
Maybe this is funny, but let’s start in the mudroom/back foyer, because that’s the door we always use AND it’s one of my fave spots in the whole house.
It’s actually just an empty wall in our kitchen that we turned into a little back foyer area, and I just love it.
Okay, want to see the real foyer? Ha! It was pale yellow when we moved in, and we haven’t quite gotten around to decorating it for everyday yet, but that didn’t stop me from adding some Christmas touches.
I love having a big foyer, although honestly the only thing we really use this door for is grabbing all the Christmas packages off the front porch. 🙂
You can see the Christmas tree in the dining room, which we’ll head to in a bit.
I started hanging our boxwood wreath on the inside of our door last year for Christmas, and I love it! It’s fun to walk by every day. I love it with the red truck inside. You might notice throughout this Christmas home tour that I have a thing for red pickup trucks with Christmas trees – I just can’t get enough!
Christmas living room
Our Christmas pieces are a mix of things I’ve bought from home decor and thrift stores, pieces my grandparents used to decorate with and some DIY projects. Plus I use a lot of everyday pieces as Christmas decor – you can read about that here – it’s easy! I love mixing it up each year and using pieces in new ways.
Like turning these lanterns into mini Christmas villages. They’re one of my favorite decorations this year. What is it about miniature decor that’s so cute?!
I have a slight pillow obsession, and I had to get this one this year since it looks like our dog Oakley driving.
I’ve been playing around with the Christmas mantel. Here’s the traditional Christmas mantel …
I love these wall crates we turned into shelves, and that white chippy farmhouse chest was a quick furniture makeover earlier this year. It used to be black, but I wanted to lighten it up.
Our first Christmas tree is in the living room. It’s filled with ornaments from vacations, football games, special memories and a few DIYs like these icicles we made with a heat gun or that little Christmas tree made from wine corks.
Oh and a few more red pickup trucks with Christmas trees, of course! I’m addicted.
Christmas dining room
We JUST finished building a farmhouse dining table (the tutorial for building a table is here), and we are IN LOVE with it. I can’t stop starring at it and setting it up for Christmas dinners (for the two of us, ha!). I’ve played around a few times and ended up with a plaid Christmas tablescape and a blue and copper Christmas tablescape.
Also a few things to note, we painted this room (it was red!), but we’re still working on a new light fixture, a rug, benches (that we’re building) and chairs for the heads of the table, so this room is really a work in progress. You can see the coastal farmhouse design plans for the dining room here.
I used a vintage toolbox, old wine bottles, berries and ornaments for a simple but festive centerpiece.
I love how if you stand here you can see both Christmas trees!
And for Christmas tablescape #2 …
Since our dining table is so new, we don’t have much in terms of placemats or table runners, but this scarf works just perfectly, don’t you think?! Easy decorating at its best.
My absolute favorite Christmas decor piece I bought this year is this GORGEOUS vintage sled I found for only $45!! I still can’t believe it.
We set up our Christmas village in the big window box, and it’s like it was made for this space! It fits perfectly.
The upstairs has been painted and … not much else, ha! But I did add some Christmas cheer to this little landing.
That chair was an estate sale find, I gave it a makeover with some clay paint. That cool old phone nook got a few Christmas pieces for the season.
Remember to hop around to see all of the other bloggers’ sharing their beautiful Christmas home tours. I’ve been following along all week and they’re gorgeous! Atta Girl Says is next on the hop.
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