It’s that time of year again… our annual Christmas Home Tour! Not only will I be sharing my own Modern, Copper and Bronze Christmas Home Tour, but I’ll be sharing several of my friends Christmas homes too – located at the end of this post!
Celebrating Jesus’ birth, family gatherings, the smell of cider and fresh-baked cookies are the things I treasure most this time of year!
I’d like to invite you to sit back, relax and enjoy our home dressed for the holidays.
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This year’s inspiration came from a beautiful combination of copper, beige and bronze velvet ribbons. I always start with a color or theme in mind and then pull together things that go together or relate to each other in some way.
Let’s start in the main living area because it’s the most enjoyed space in our home. This is the main tv/media room and is the first thing you see when you walk through the front door.
Our 9 ft faux noble fir tree was decorated with bronze balls, mercury glass, glass glitter accented ornaments, wooden snowflakes, faux magnolia flowers and bronze velvet ribbon.
I love my mercury glass ornaments and simply add a new color ball to my collection each year at Christmastime. The mercury glass serves as a nice neutral base and matches any tree I decorate. My biggest advice when decorating trees is to invest in the foundational pieces that you will keep and use year after year – and for me that was the mercury glass! Then use less expensive ornaments, ribbon or decor for anything trendy or to change the look of the tree each year.
Here’s my past couple of year’s trees, so you can see what I mean:
Copper works perfectly with brown tones, wood and all natural tones. Copper and bronze bring balance when paired with white, neutrals and especially green tones. These rich, glorious, warm metallics help create a magical mood in your home.
… even with the packages under the tree!
I bought a few dried copper flowers and these copper ornament stars from Hobby Lobby (at 40% off) and sprinkled them throughout the house. My minimalist, frugal side typically spends less than $100 each year to decorate our home for Christmas. It’s amazing what you can do with a colored ball, ribbon and a few inexpensive accent pieces!
Ornaments in bowls or baskets are any easy, inexpensive way to add cohesiveness to several spaces in your home.
In the background, we have a huge console (that my husband built) to “hide” all of the electronics/speakers. I laid 15 feet of real touch Norfolk pine garland (from Afloral) across the entire top. And this year I’m featuring the “Park in Winter” print by Collection Prints.
On the right side of the console is a cute vignette of items I’ve had; the cardboard church and house were bought at Michael’s years ago, the cute paper accordion trees were from West Elm (actually ornaments purchased after season) and the tall tree came from Hobby Lobby (every year in October, Hobby Lobby offers their Christmas décor at 40-50% off – so mark your calendars and shop while items are on sale).
On the left side of the console contains this wooden polar bear and wooden trees from Hobby Lobby – plus this wreath that I bought years ago from Target. I’m all about recycling/reusing what you already have!
I LOVE DIY projects and each year I try to do one or two of them. This year I bought a $40 (ugly, beat up, brown) dresser then repaired, painted and built a new maple top for it. This beauty now sits in our entryway with this year’s stockings!
Here she is in all of her Benjamin Moore ‘Midnight’ paint glory…
I hung this Studio McGee olive/eucalyptus leaf with berries wreath to a framed board (that gets used and moved throughout my home year after year), added this gorgeous Winter Red Barn print (print download was less than $6 + printed via Costco photo for $3.99 = 12×18 gorgeous print for less than $10!)
I wrapped two inexpensive garlands together (which makes it look fuller and not cheap, haha) and added a couple of décor items that correlate with this years’ colors.
Don’t you just love this copper, bronze, beige velvet ribbon combination on the cream knit stockings? This is where the modern, copper and bronze Christmas home tour got its inspirational start!
Let’s move onto our simple, elegant Christmas tablescape…
I designed our gathering table – it’s 96” long, with a standard table width of 38” – so it takes two garlands to cover the length + overhang. Besides the dresser console, my other DIY this year was this knit table runner!
I had seen a gorgeous knit table runner at West Elm for over $150 and I thought, “That’s crazy, I’ll knit my own!” Well guess what? I didn’t know how to knit. So– I watched a YouTube video on knitting, bought some yarn (a 2-pack Bernat Blanket yarn from Michaels for $9.99), needles and made this knit runner for less than $20.
Place your table runner, lay down some garland, add a few pinecones + these 3 modern gold candlestick holders for symmetry and height (without blocking your guests view). I also used gold chargers (from the Dollar Store) under my everyday white plates. And just like that you’ve got yourself a simple, elegant Christmas tablescape that your friends and family will love!
Next up is the kitchen! There is something about the kitchen and Christmas that go hand in hand. Probably my love for holiday baking, scented candles, and friends and family that tend to gather around the kitchen hub!
I keep the Christmas décor minimal in the kitchen, since it’s a functional space that’s meant to be kept clean and clear for baking and cooking on the daily!
I always decorate our bar stools with a wreath and this year was no exception. One day while out with my girlfriends, we visited a local business called Ivy and Sage. When I saw these handmade wreaths that perfectly matched my modern, copper and bronze Christmas home vibe, I had to get them. And I’m so glad I did!
Here’s another great print I found and downloaded from an Etsy shop called Olive & Oak Collective. This print is called Vintage Winter. It reminded me of my youth, snowmobiling and skiing up at Mount Baker (the local mountain, where I grew up in Ferndale, WA).
Here’s another one of those dried copper flowers I told you about earlier.
And another West Elm accordion tree, gold bells and a bowl full of bronze balls and pinecones to bring the entire color scheme throughout my home cohesively together.
It doesn’t take much to sprinkle your home with a little extra Christmas cheer!
Last year was the first year I dried some oranges and added them to my kitchen window garland – which I loved! And even though I knew the dried oranges would go perfectly with this years colors, I wasn’t going to do a repeat.
Well– I placed some pinecones and gold sprigs to the garland and called it a day. BUT after a chat with our daughter, we decided to add some dried oranges again this year.
I hope you enjoyed my Modern, Copper and Bronze Christmas Home Tour! If you want to shop many of the items seen in this post… scroll below. xo
And be sure to check out all the other Christmas Home Tours below!