I love Christmas!
I am all about the reason for the season and that’s the birth of Jesus! The ultimate gift that I treasure so dearly. And why THIS time of year is my absolute, hands down FAVORITE time of the year to decorate our home!
This is the time of year where I love inviting friends and family into our home for wine + cozy moments by the outdoor fire pit, cookies with our morning coffees, and time to just sit and pray amidst the twinkling lights from the trees that have found a warm spot within our living room.
Today, I’m so thankful to be gathering with 14 of my blog friends, to invite you into our homes for this year’s special Christmas Home Tour!
I am so glad you are here! All of my friends will be located at the end of this post, so be sure to check them out too.
You know how I mentioned wine by the fire pit just a few moments ago? This year’s Christmas theme was inspired by an evening with friends, by the fire pit and a nice glass of burgundy wine! Haha
Like every year, I’ve kept the Christmas décor simple! I use what I have and add a new color to the mix – just to change things up and give it a whole new vibe.
Give me a colored ball (or flower), colored ribbon (which I purchase on sale), free branches from my local Lowes and I’m ready to go! I’m not about spending a bunch of money, or buying a bunch of new things – you know this frugal girl isn’t about that!
Last year it was a modern, mixed-metal and blush (you can see last year’s Christmas Home Tour HERE).
This year it’s all about having a merry little Modern Winter Wonderland Christmas with a touch of burgundy!
This year I decided to go with two heavily flocked white trees – Actually, I was originally going to do 3, to create a white forest in the living room, but after many misses and postal mishaps, I decided 2 was going to be perfect!
We have a 12 foot slider that opens up to the outside, so I placed the two trees here, mirroring each other nicely. Now when you open the slider, you’ve got the whole outside in concept and a feeling as though I’m living in the snowy forest. A girl can dream can’t she!
Along our newly completed console, I placed dried boxwood garland along the edge, then added some ‘outside’ elements like a mini wheat wreath, a modern white dove and some pussy willows in a vase.
The other side of the console I added a few ‘wood’ elements and a mini natural pine tree.
Right when you walk through our front door is our foyer. I used my entryway table console to hang the stockings (since we don’t have a fireplace here in sunny Arizona) and simply added a pretty burgundy ribbon to each.
In order to tie in the living room with the entry way, I added another wheat wreath between my winter village and modern nativity scene. Note: last year my nativity scene got lost on the living room side table, and because HE is most important to me, the first step inside became the perfect spot to display His blessed beginning.
Past our foyer is the living room, then to the right is our large gathering table, followed by the kitchen – it’s one LARGE room which sees more action than any other area of our home.
I kept the table pretty simple by adding some ‘snow’ (-er a fluffy, white tree skirt), a white polar bear and two clear trees (that I light up at night) sitting upon a round ‘iceberg’. This is a nod to my older brother that lives up in Kodiak, Alaska, who I love dearly. I like to be surrounded by thoughts and memories of people in my life – past and present.
Boxwoods are a classic, so a couple of boxwood wreaths hanging from my office doors are a nice little addition. BTW: When I snagged some branches from Lowes, I also snagged a few cut off tree trunks to add additional height to one of my table centerpiece trees!
I love how we have an open concept home with connecting living room and kitchen. So of course, my bar stools get decorated too. I made three little wreaths and tied them into place with ribbon to hang from the backs. I grew up on a small farm with a few cows in Washington State, and so these tractor seat barstools remind me of my childhood, and a time when my mother was still here on Earth. And yes, I’ve started baking already as a nod to my mother (you’ll be getting this cookie recipe – cookie seen in the background – next week, shhh)!
I placed a few of the pine branches into a vase to give that natural pine scent in the kitchen.
Took some of the pine branches and made them into a hood decoration.
Next to my kitchen sink, I added a woven basket with a few fresh sprigs dangling from the burgundy ribbon. Then simply added white candles to 3 jars (which were originally sauce jars), a few twinkly lights and a cake stand with a mini home scene (to cover our plug switch, haha).
I hope you’ve enjoyed my Modern Winter Wonderland Christmas Home Tour with a touch of burgundy.
As you can see, a few little touches here and there can go a long way, so please don’t stress yourself out or go out and buy a bunch of things.
We can’t forget the real reason for celebrating this season. Let’s take the time each day to reflect on our blessings and the sacrifice Christ made so we could be forgiven… and live in peace and contentment (#christchurchaz).
Please be sure to visit the other 14 homes (listed below) all decked out for Christmas!
Many blessings to you and yours,
Holiday Decor Inspiration
Modern Glam | Blush and Copper Christmas
My 100 Year Old Home | Kitchen Christmas Decor
The Design Twins | Christmas Home
Simple Cozy Charm | A Cozy Change
2 Ladies and a Chair | Christmas Decor Cozy Christmas Tree
Meme Hill | Traditional Christmas Red
Happy Happy Nester | Simple Ways to Add Holiday Cheer to a Bedroom
The Posh Home | Modern Christmas Decor
Life is Better at Home | Rose Gold & Blush Christmas
Your Marketing BFF | Modern Winter Wonderland Christmas Home Tour
Shining on Design | Simple Holiday Styling Whimsical
Styled with Lace | Burgundy and Blush Christmas
Designs by Laila | Tis The Season to Decorate
Love Your Abode | Joy Filled Christmas
Finding Lovely | Christmas Around the Home