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Pretty Elegant Christmas Tour

Welcome back to my home! I hope you are enjoying the Christmas season! It took me a long time to get our home decorated for Christmas this year. Between the kiddos schedules and trying to keep us all well, it was slow going.

I kept my Christmas decor very simple this year. I was craving less…and have been for the past year really. Our home feels so much more peaceful to me when it isn’t cluttered and it’s also so much easier to keep clean! Anyway, that along with the lack of time really helped me to be mindful of what I decorated this season.

I really wanted to use lots of sage greens and silvers with a touch of dusty blue, so I kept that color palette throughout our home.

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Christmas Entryway

I kept my mudroom and entryway very simple. On the front porch, I tucked two small frosted trees into the corner and then added a frosted wreath to the front door.

For the mudroom, I changed out the flowers in my french tote for a cream and tan plaid blanket and hung a wreath on the hooks. These green Better Homes and Gardens block print pillows from Walmart added a pretty pattern to the bench.

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I hung a large cypress and juniper wreath on the mirror that hangs above the buffet in my entry hall. Below it I filled a vintage dough bowl full or mercury glass ornaments.

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Kitchen Christmas Decor

A Christmas vignette sits on the corner of my kitchen island. I placed one of the DIY Christmas Tree Urns and a few of the DIY Velvet Christmas Trees on an old wooden riser. A few blue books and an old world Santa pulled this vignette together.

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Dining Room Christmas Decor

For the dining room, I wanted a simple, elegant look that pulled in the mirrors and mercury glass from my Christmas tree. I used wrapping paper as my runner and then layered an old mirrored shutter on top of it to anchor my centerpiece. The floral arrangements are made from blue and white hydrangeas, seeded eucalyptus, lambs ear, and Christmas greens. I love how this table setting came together and you can see the full blog post Elegant Winter Table Setting here.

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For the place settings, I made the sweet sheep salad plates using A Maker’s Studio stencils and etching cream. The DIY place cards are made from one of their stencils as well. I paired the stencil with the Metallic Silver Chalk Art for this elegant look. For all the supplies and full tutorial click here.

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Pretty Elegant Christmas Tree

They King of Christmas King Noble Fir that was in my bedroom last year, moved to our living room this year. It has a sparse look to it, which I love. (You can view last years Christmas home tour here.) Ornaments hang beautifully on it and I think it has an elegant, simple look to it.

I filled it with some DIY handmade shatterproof mercury glass ornaments, some antique mirrored glass ornaments, and some etched mercury glass ornaments from Pottery barn.

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Adding ribbon is one of my favorite ways to add color and movement to a Christmas tree. I used varying styles and colors of ribbon and weaved it in and out of the tree. Then I tied a few large droopy bows and added to a few of the outermost branches.

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My star topper was the same one I used last year that is from Anthropologie. But I decided to give it a little makeover. I started by spray painting it a champagne color and then I applied glitter glass all over it using Mod Podge to secure it. Once it was completely dry, I sprayed a clear coat on top to help keep the glitter intact.

My wrapping paper is a mix from Target and JSH Home Essentials. I like adding velvet ribbon and embellishments to some of the packages. I didn’t get to as many as I would have liked this year, but I have a blog post, Photo Print Christmas Crafts sharing a few ideas.

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Pretty Elegant Christmas Bedroom

This year I put a flocked King Noble Fir Christmas tree from King of Christmas in our bedroom. This was the first flocked tree I’ve ever had, and I LOVE it! The tree is so pretty and it would be beautiful just how it is right out of the box. I almost didn’t add any ornaments to it, but I decided on a few simple glass ornaments and some thing velvet ribbon draped over a few of the branches.

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A few wrapped gifts were tucked in at the base of the tree next to some of my DIY French Urn Christmas Trees.

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I made a few of these cute little bottle brush trees this year using old spindles. You can read the blog post, DIY Wooden Spindle Trees here.

I found this green velvet bedding from Macy’s and it was a black friday deal. I loved the color and texture and wanted something green for winter so I snagged it. The dainty green stripe lumbar pillow is from a small Etsy shop called WeandCoDesigns. It’s the same shop that I purchased the pillow covers for our sectional.

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The Joyeux Noel Sign above the bed is one I made last year. The wood panel is from Hobby Lobby and I made the stencil using my Cricut Explore Air 2.

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The two cute little wreaths hanging on this bookcase are from Floral Treasure. I love their seasonal wreaths, especially for the fall and winter.

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Pretty Elegant Christmas Tour

I’d love for you to say hello down below and let me know what you think! And if we’re not friends over on Facebook or Instagram, what are you waiting for?! ☺️

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Blessings,
Kayla C.

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