Home for the Holidays: Our Christmas Home Tour

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In this post: Home for the Holidays Christmas Home Tour. A simple home in the midwest gets decked with berries, boughs, and festive pops of red. 

fabulous christmas porch blue door with evergreen wreath

Welcome to the final installment of Home for the Holidays…our 2018 Christmas home tour. I don’t always decorate our whole house for Christmas. This isn’t a complete home tour, but I’ve included every bit of our Christmas decor, so you are seeing it all. This year I kept things simple. I used pops of red to provide that cozy, Christmas feeling and I sprinkled fresh greens (from our front yard) in every room. As always, let’s start on the front porch.

The Front Porch

I love decorating our front porch. It’s small, so it can be done quickly and on a budget. This year, our Christmas porch is a mix of things I already had and a few new pieces. I hope you get a new idea or two!

To see the front door wreath, click {HERE.}

To see the rest of the front porch, click {HERE.}

fabulous christmas porch rocker front door

The Entry

Our entry is another small space and this year I splurged on a new garland for the stairway. You can see more and read all about it {HERE.}

home for the holidays christmas entry

The Dining Room

To see our Christmas tablescape, click {HERE.}

simple classic christmas tablescape dining room table

The Living Room

Our living room doubles as my office…so when it’s decorated for the seasons, I get to enjoy it all day, every day. It’s where I spend most of my time, so the Christmas decor is simple but colorful. Like the rest of the house, I used red accessories, fresh greens, and added texture with cozy throws and pillows.

home for the holidays christmas home tour living room

home for the holidays christmas home tour living room with christmas decor

home for the holidays christmas home tour coffee table arrangement

Make the coffee table arrangement pictured above in no time at all. Simply begin with a low, large bowl. Add a layer of fresh or faux greenery. Top the greenery with festive and colorful ball ornaments.

home for the holidays christmas home tour red joy pillow on couch

home for the holidays christmas home tour chair in living room

home for the holidays christmas home tour tabletop christmas tree

tabletop christmas tree on dresser in living room

home for the holidays christmas home tour blanket ladder with red blankets

home for the holidays christmas home tour shelves

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Christmas Home Tour Source & Shop

berry pillow covers | grain sack Christmas trees | tabletop tree information | joy and peace pillows & gingham bucket set no longer available | blanket basket ladder | red fringed throw blankets | red velvet pillow covers | blue slipper chairs | living room rug in beige/ivory |

home for the holidays christmas home tour schnauzer on couch

The week before Christmas can be many things…but I hope yours is more restful than stressful. I’ll be back in a few days with some last minute ideas that are super easy and the only shopping you need to do can be done at the grocery. Until then…

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  1. Susan McKim says:

    Such a wonderful post today. Thank you for taking the time to compile and share all your ideas, projects and recipes for this holiday season. Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Such a wonderfully decorated home. Thanks for all the ideas, tips, tricks! Keep it up. So appreciate your sharing your home!

  3. Jane Stevens says:

    Your home looks just stunning! Modern, yet really cozy. Thank you for taking us on this tour.

  4. Laura Miller says:

    Dear Ann,
    I get excited every time I open your e mails. Love your style and you have a lovely home.
    I’ve made lots of your recipes and decorating ideas so I thank you !
    Hope you take time to rest over the holidays.
    Wishing you and your family all the very best for 2019!
    From Calgary, Alberta, Canada
    Laura Miller

  5. Katarina - Sukhirugs.com says:

    Love the pop of cheerful colors, textures and layers! Throws and pillows are the inevitable part in any home that strives to be cozy, relaxed and peaceful. It’s wonderful that you’ve decided to go with bold colors here. From your front porch to the living room, I’m head over hills for every part of your holiday home. Thank you for sharing this blog post!

  6. Donna Koch says:

    This is probably a crazy question based on your Christmas Home tour, but I have been looking for a tight-back sofa for a long time and I LOVE yours!! Can you tell me what brand it is and where you purchased it at? Is it hard to keep it clean and what type of fabric did you get for the upholstering? Thanks! (I do love your decorating style and your printables as well! Thank you so much for sharing!)

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Donna! The sofa and chairs are from Artvan. They are a chain with stores in the Midwest. I included links towards the end of the post. The fabric is some sort of synthetic and is not at all hard to keep clean. It’s worn very well. I have a little dog and keep a blanket on the sofa but other than that, I don’t do anything special. I hope this helps!

      1. Thank you so much for the info and posting the link. Checking it out now!!

  7. Rosalie Ching says:

    Hi, Ann! I always love your decorating style and opening your website does not disappoint every time. You are such a talented person. Thank you for sharing your decorating ideas to us. May I ask how you did the living room center table centerpiece? I love it. Wishing you and your family a very merry Christmas!

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Rosalie! All I did for the coffee table arrangement is layer fresh greens in a large, low bowl. I topped the greens with red balls and that’s it!

  8. Lovely, calm and peaceful ! Look forward to your posts, always!
    Merry Christmas & a Peaceful New Year,
    Cindy N.

  9. Elizabeth L says:

    Ann, your home decor is simple yet elegant. Thank you for sharing your ideas to us. Have a happy holidays!!!

  10. So beautiful & festive Ann. Wishing you a lovely Christmas & New Year.

  11. Elizabeth Bender says:

    Hi Ann – you certainly have ‘the touch’! Beautiful decorating … always look forward to your e-mails! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours.

  12. Thank you so much for all the lovely photos and ideas. I love the clean, bright decorating you have used for Christmas and thank you for sharing your home with us! Have a wonderful Christmas!

  13. Love the red accents in your home. The red looks pretty with the blue spread through your home. Merry Christmas. Jean

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Merry Christmas to you too Jean…and thank you for all of your kind comments!

  14. Love your home! Have a very merry Christmas.

  15. Melissa Bonser says:

    Thank you Ann, love your Blog and style! I look forward to your posts and have especially enjoyed all your Christmas posts this year. what perfect timing your article on a table top tree was. Your articles are full of beautiful ideas and inspiration and are soothing to the soul.
    Thank you so much, wishing you every good thing now and into the New Year!

  16. Melinda Socci says:

    Ann….how lovely…your blog is one of my very favorite. Please post another list of “What you are watching and reading” love those. Special Christmas blessings to you

  17. Rebecca M says:

    Ann, what I like about your decor is it feels, fresh, clean, uncluttered and most of all, inviting. Well done! Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  18. Your home looks beautiful.Love the addition of the natural greens inside and outside.

  19. Ann, I have enjoyed
    every post all year.
    Merry Christmas to you and yours .

  20. Donna Marie says:

    Lovely, just lovely!!!

  21. Your front porch is stunning!! Your taste is mine all the way.
    Do you make a winter wreath for your front door or do you leave up your present one? Looking for winter ideas for my door.

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Janice! I usually leave my Christmas wreath up for the month of January…and then I switch to a heart wreath or sometimes an early spring wreath. Merry Christmas!

  22. I don’t often comment but wanted to let you know how I love your site. Full of fun, helpful information and ideas and relaxing to read. Thank you for always sharing . . . as neighbors would. Merry Christmas !

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Thank you for taking the time to comment…and Merry Christmas!

  23. Karen Mary says:

    So fresh but cozy, too! Thanks for the inspiration, and have a merry!

  24. Jeanette Duke says:

    Your Christmas decor is so beautiful! I love all the touches of red and most of all I love your fur baby on the sofa! Enjoy your holidays with your family.

  25. Simply lovely..thank you for sharing. Have a Blessed Chritmas !

  26. Ann-you have such a refined sense of style! I adore your home as well as your blog. So many wonderful ideas!
    Merry Christmas 🎄🎁

  27. Ann-love your design and style. Stumbled across your blog a long time ago and now look forward to it each week! Where did you get the joy and peace pillows?

    1. Ann Drake says:

      Hi Michelle…the joy and peace pillows came from T.J. Maxx a few years ago so I don’t have a source. Happy Holidays!

  28. Beautiful, Ann! I love your style.

  29. Maureen A. Provost Ryan says:

    Merry Christmas to you and yours, Ann! Your home looks fresh and energetic for the season! Thank you for the fun and information you shared in 2018 — you influenced many style choices I made throughout the year — and the recipes! What a resource you’ve become!

  30. Merry Christmas Ann, and gratitude for brightening many ordinary days.

  31. Ann, I love the way your pitcher collection looks with the greens & red balls placed between them!

  32. Always look forward to what you are sharing. LIve the home tour

    Merry Christmas