Yesterday, I shared a home tour of our farmhouse all decked out with its Christmas decor. Today, I’ve got a holiday home tour of the 70’s Landing Pad and it’s pretty different from the farmhouse…
While both are filled with decorations full of memories and many vintage, this one is quite a bit more colorful. I love both equally.
If you’re coming over from Carmel at Our Fifth House, welcome! Carmel has been of my favorite bloggers for a while now. I’ve always admired her knack for creating such beautiful spaces that echo her and her family’s personalities. And also, a big thanks to Marti from A Stroll Thru Life for hosting this home tour blog hop – be sure to take a peek at her holiday home tour filled with some gorgeous touches of gold.
Like I said in my post yesterday, stress and I were BFFs when it came to Christmas decorating this year – until I finally realized how stupid being stressed about decorating for the holidays was. After that, I decided to go simple. For the most part, I used all the decorations I already had and just threw ’em around. 😉 I hope you enjoy my take on Christmas decorating this year…
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A Colorful Christmas Home Tour
The Living Room
Last year was our first year in the 70’s Landing Pad and while I love, love, love my black walls, I was worried that the Christmas decorations wouldn’t mesh too well with them. Well, I was wrong – they were perfect, in my opinion anyway. I loved how all the colors just bounced off the walls and this year was no exception.
Elvis always has to make an appearance in my Christmas home tour every year. This little bust is one of my favorite finds ever. This year, he is nestled beside some vintage glass ornaments and my DIY glass ornament tree.
I used a few of my ornament clusters together in the middle of the bar. You’ll also see lots of wrapped gifts popping up everywhere. Around here, our gifts also double as decor!
Brass Unicorn (similar ones)
I created the ornament drink stirrers just like I did with the skull drink stirrers from Halloween – I love the added pop of color from them and the fun they add to this area.
Vintage Santas are probably my favorite vintage decorating item. I like to scatter them all around.
Our tree is filled with ornaments that are special to us. They don’t match, but they make us smile.
Last year, I had hung little wrapped gifts over each of the cabinet doors. I wasn’t super crazy about them, so this year I cut up some faux greenery, added in glittery faux leaves, a ribbon and ornament and used those for the cabinet doors.
I like how the black cabinet doors make them pop.
I also added in a few more touches of a light pink color around the house in our Christmas decor. The color had that vintage pink look I see on lots of vintage glass ornaments and those are always my favorite color there, so I thought why not incorporate it in more. Who says pink can’t be used during Christmastime?
And of course, we had to have at least one thing sporting my go-to-never-fail holiday decorating method of filling things with glass ornaments. 😉
The Dining Room
I love how this bar cart turned out all decorated. The metallics that were already on it play perfectly with all the color from the decorations.
My DIY lamp tassels also managed to fit perfectly into the mix.
I kept the dining room table super super simple by just using a gold table runner, filling a silver platter with ornaments and flanking it with greenery.
I did come up with a quick idea for displaying Christmas cards this year…
I used some ribbon to string up a Christmas tree on the wall and then used paper clips to put on the cards. I’m not 100% sold on it yet – what do you think?
Last year, we didn’t have a Christmas tree in the den. That is where Santa comes though and I really wanted to get one in there this year. The budget wouldn’t allow for spending too much on one though. I went with this white one that was only $40 (now on sale for $26!) and I was so pleasantly surprised at how good it looked!
The Circus really wanted colored lights on this tree and I was totally on board with that. To maximize that fun, colorful effect even more, we pulled lots of our more colorful ornaments to use for this tree.
I think this room has an overall playful Christmas feel and I think that’s perfect for this space since the Circus spends so much time here.
Our character stocking holders are of course making a comeback this year – these are too fun not to use!
And of course, we must have a copy of the The Night Before Christmas somewhere around here to read – vintage copies preferred. 😉
That’s it for our colorful Christmas tour! I shared all the Christmas decor from the farm yesterday, which you can see here if you like!
I’m the last stop on the tour today; up next tomorrow is Heather from Setting for Four. She always has some gorgeous glam style going on.