Hello, friends! It’s been a busy month with new challenges, projects, and a new normal over here. While the boys and I are still enjoying the Christmas season traditions of movies and lights, my holiday decor has been decidedly more minimal than usual. And I am completely good with it! I’m enjoying the simple, festive touches and am excited to share them with you in my holiday home decor tour!
Only a few presents under the tree so far! Just like my holiday decorating, I like my gift giving to be minimal and intentional as well. Check out my post for Best Home Gift Ideas with plenty of gift giving ideas!
Holiday Home Decor
As with previous years, I decorate mostly with fresh greenery. I like to use rosemary, cedar, and fir from our property. Here, in our entryway, I casually draped a cedar garland on our railing and used the clippings to make a Modern Minimal Hoop Wreath.
Pete is clearly very much involved!
We spend most of our evenings cuddled up in this family room so I keep it cozy and simple. I added a little faux tree, which I placed inside a planter to make it feel a little more modern (it had burlap wrap).
With a glass of wine & a holiday movie, I wrapped our gifts here using repurposed decor (check out this gift wrap post for all my ideas!)
Kitchen Holiday Decor
Overall, when decorating, I like to use what I’ve already got on hand. The kitchen is no different!
I added more rosemary sprigs in vases and tied cedar to a cutting board. Not shown here, but I also added Mini Wreaths to doorknobs and cabinets – they are really cute DIY Christmas Ornaments I made last year!
In addition to a few Christmas specific items, I like to pull in things that just feel more winterish, like this green hued tree print, “Meadow,” from Juniper Print Shop.
For shelf styling and other touches around the house I’ve gathered up some of my very favorite Amazon Christmas Decorations.
Because I really prefer to repurpose items than use traditional store bought decor (who wants to store all that anyway?!), I’ve found that many items seem festive when they’re grouped together.
A bit of winter greenery, a pinecone and my favorite cozy candle completes this simple little collection.
One of my favorite aspects of decorating for the holidays is pulling out those memory filled treasures! When my oldest son was a toddler, he loved nutcrackers. We happened upon this cowboy one at the craft store and he just loved it.
Although I was on a tight budget, I splurged and still love seeing my son’s smile every year we bring him out (which is now over a decade!)
Ours is a one off, but I found this cowboy nutcracker, which is pretty similar!
Bathroom Holiday Home Decor
Gotta keep the greenery going in here too!
You can probably tell how much I love these hoop wreaths. So much, in fact, I made another one for the bathroom! I mean, they seriously take about 10 minutes, so why not?!
Thank you for checking out my holiday home decor tour! Be sure to follow along over on Instagram too for more videos and ideas!