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Christmas Home Tour. Decorations and Ideas for an open floor plan.

Welcome! :) I am so excited to share a Christmas tour of our home with you today. I love this time of year. All the holidays, the lights, the music, the merriment, the fun decorations, seeing family, parties with friends, and baking cookies for neighbors. Especially baking. ;)

Christmas Home Tour. Decorations and Ideas for an open floor plan.

Here’s a peek at our Christmas dining room table. It’s the first thing you see when you come in.

Christmas Home Tour. Decorations and Ideas for an open floor plan.

I started with these fun candy cane striped napkins from Pier One. Love them!

Christmas Home Tour. Decorations and Ideas for an open floor plan.

To turn our Fall Dining Room Table in to a Christmas table, all I changed out were the napkins and center foliage, then I added two red candles, and swapped the pumpkins for mini red sleds.

Christmas Home Tour. Decorations and Ideas for an open floor plan.

I re-used the versatile neutral pieces from our fall table like the place mats, chargers, napkin rings, table runners, vases, and candle holders. So easy to go from Fall to Christmas!

Christmas Home Tour. Decorations and Ideas for an open floor plan.

Cutest little mini red sled, from Hobby Lobby. :)

Christmas Home Tour. Decorations and Ideas for an open floor plan.

Here’s a view of the centerpiece vases and the staircase from the table.

Christmas Home Tour. Decorations and Ideas for an open floor plan.

And another view of the staircase and gallery wall. We tied on the garland and Kevin strung the lights.

Christmas Home Tour. Decorations and Ideas for an open floor plan.

We have this big blank, empty wall in the living room that I’ve been trying to decide what to do with. For now, it’s all decked out for Christmas. When I saw these vintage skis and frames at our local antique store, I knew they’d be perfect here. I wish I could leave them up year round!

Christmas Home Tour. Decorations and Ideas for an open floor plan.

It’s definitely inspired me to get something up on this wall. It’s going to feel so lonely when they have to come down!

Christmas Home Tour. Decorations and Ideas for an open floor plan.

No, this is the cutest little red sled. :) And a quirky bicycle clock. :)

Christmas Home Tour. Decorations and Ideas for an open floor plan.

And finally the tree! :) When we first moved in Kevin was so excited at the vaulted ceilings. One of first things we bought was the biggest Christmas tree he could find, lol! :) Decorating the tree while watching a Christmas movie is one of our favorite holiday traditions. :)

Christmas Home Tour. Decorations and Ideas for an open floor plan.

 

More Details and Room Makeovers

More details about each room and a source list (like paint colors, or where we bought certain things) can be found below:

The Office / Scrapbook Room
Fall Dining Room Table
Dining Room
Photo Gallery Wall
Pantry Makeover
Foyer Makeover

Source List

Living Room Paint Color — Sherwin Williams Virtual Taupe
Mini trees on top of cabinets — Pier One
Candy Cane Striped Napkins — Pier One
Green Napkins — Pier One
Center Foliage — Hobby Lobby
Mini Red Sleds — Hobby Lobby
Red Candles — Pier One (but now I want these! :))
Garland on Staircase — Pier One
Vintage Skis — University Pickers
Frames with wreaths — University Pickers
Sled with wreath — University Pickers
Giant Floor Candle Holders and 3×6 pillar candles — Pottery Barn (just saw these at Pier One too)
Bicycle Clock — World Market
12-foot Pre-Lit Christmas Tree — Hobby Lobby
Outdoor wreath — Target (last year)
Jingle bell wreath hook — Target (this year)
Lighted Porch Mini Trees — Lowes
Monogrammed Door Mat — Pottery Barn

Check the Room Makeovers links above for anything not listed here.

 

Thanks so much for looking!! Come back soon!! :)

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36 Responses
  1. Lisa

    Love your home! We are thinking about Van Dyke Brown for our shakers on the exterior of our house. Does this color look a little green in some lights? Our house body color will be Virtual Taupe so we thought the Van Dyke would look nice. 

  2. Libby Walker

    Hi Amanda,

    I’m the production assistant for HouseLogic.com, an editorial site for homeowners published by the National Association for Realtors.

    Would you consider letting us feature one of your great photos from this post in an article about holiday home prep? Email me at libby@houselogic.com for the details. Thanks!

    Libby Walker

  3. Carolyn

    Amanda ~

    What is the color/brand of the paint you have in your living room? I tried searching it out, but was not successful.

    Thanks for your time!

    C

    1. Amanda

      Hi Carolyn! It’s the very first thing in the source list at the bottom of the post. Hope this helps!! :)

  4. erica

    I am so excited to find your blog! I love it. I am also from Alabama so that is exciting to see. I found the striped Christmas napkins today at a Pier One that is an hour 1/2 away and I drove today to get them!!! Cant wait to catch up on your post. ericasrunningjourney.blogspot.com

    1. Amanda

      Thank you! :) I got the snowflakes at Target last year after Christmas. They were on sale for 10 cents a piece, so I stocked up :)

  5. Amy

    You have such a beautiful home! Thanks for sharing where you get your great finds…perhaps a trip to both Pier One and Hobby Lobby is in my near future. : )

  6. Heather

    It all looks so beautiful! I love the way you wrapped the garland around your railings going up the stairs! It is all just perfect!

  7. Theresa

    Beautiful home! I think leaving those gorgeous skis up all winter would be perfect. I think I remember reading that you and your Dad like to ski, so you could accompany them with a few skiing photos. BTW, congrats on your SEC championship. I was rooting for my Mizzou Tigers, but happy they just made it to the championship game their second year in the conference.

  8. Katy

    Amanda your home is beautiful and I really appreciate you opening it up to our local blogger group and allowing us to have a private tour. I haven’t heard about University Pickers now I want to run over and check them out.

  9. Cathy Owen

    Thanks for sharing your lovely home.

    One thought about the empty wall in the living room where you put the frames and the antique skis: You could use the frames to constantly reflect the seasons, changing out the decor within. It reminded me of Ahni & Zoe’s magnetic display frames. Check it out on my website for a decorating option. You can use the magnetic display frames to show pictures of your recent travels, your dogs’ latest escapades, etc.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours.

    Cathy

  10. Pam Stiles

    Your home is absolutely beautiful. I really enjoyed looking at the pictures. My favorite things are the candy cane napkins. Hope you have a wonderful Christmas and thank you for all your wonderful posts. I always enjoy reading about your travels. I live in a small town in Osceola, Arkansas.

  11. Angie | Big Bear's Wife

    Oh Amanda!! It looks like something right out of a magazine! Everything is beautiful! You’re eye for decorating is amazing!

  12. Holly Waterfall

    Amanda, Your home is just so beautiful! I love watching it come together for every season. I especially love your TALL tree!

  13. Jenna

    Will you come decorate my home…….love seeing what you do. I think the skis could stay up year round but that because I live in Colorado.

  14. Jodi

    So pretty! I just love seeing what you are doing with your new home. You have such a talent for decorating. Love the table arrangement, and the tree is gorgeous. Merry Christmas to you and Kevin and your critters too!

  15. Anele @ Success Along the Weigh

    Your home looks so beautiful! I almost grabbed some antique skis over the summer and I didn’t and you’re making me regret that decision! Yours look awesome!

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