Come On In! Christmas Home Tour 2014

This time of year means a lot of walking local neighborhoods and looking at Christmas lights for us.  But I’m one of those nosey people who really want to know what is going on with the decorations inside each house.  Am I the only one?

So since I know you are eager to snoop just as much as me, I’m inviting you in today for a peek around at my Christmas decorations!  And once you’re done here, you’ll be able to snoop around more blogger’s homes.  In fact, all this week more and more of the links at the bottom will be live and ready for you to take a look, so be sure to come back for more!

I’ve got 2 themes going again this year, winter wonderland, and a more kid friendly theme with fun colors!

So come on in!

Christmas Home Tour 2014 - TinySidekick.com

Let’s start in the room where we spend the most time, our living room.

My little girl wanted to use some really fun colors this year.  Last year we stuck to the traditional red and green Christmas colors, but this year with just a few tweaks we were able to add pink and blue and make it really fun!

Fun and colorful Christmas mantle

We don’t have a fireplace, so we like to use the shelf over our television as if it were a mantle.  I was able to add a ton of color with some wrapped boxes and a few fun decorations.  My favorite is definitely the nutcracker!How to decorate with wrapping paper

To fill in some of the visual space I hung these plastic ornaments that look like Christmas lights at different lengths from the ceiling.

Easy Christmas shelf styling

I hung 2 stockings on each side of the wall unit and love the color that they add along with more packages on the top shelves.

easy living room Christmas decor with wrapping paper

Here is the full view for ya.

Kitchen Christmas decor

The living room opens up to the kitchen so I continued with just a few decorations in there.

Christmas shelf decorations

Most of the Christmas decorations in the kitchen are on the floating shelves.  My kids love these wine holders that I picked up a few years back at Michaels.  I’ve never actually used them for wine cause they make such cute decorations!

Displaying kid's art at Christmas

And of course the Christmas decorations wouldn’t be complete without some of the art that my kids have made.  This giant elf that my little lady made last year is my favorite.  He hangs right near the table where we eat breakfast.

If you walk toward the front of the house you’ll find our more formal dining room and family room where I like to keep the Christmas decorations a bit more formal too.  I loved the winter wonderland theme that I did last year and with just a few new additions and using my decorations in new ways I was able to create a pretty and wintery room again!

Winter Wonderland Christmas Decorations - TinySidekick.com

Instead of using this white fluffy garland for a garland Christmas tree like I did last year, I took it apart and swagged it up my staircase, which I’m loving.

Then I used the lights that were on the stairs last year above the window.

winter wonderland social media

My mom picked up these really awesome and sparkly trees for me at Walmart at the end of the season last year and I couldn’t wait to put them up!  I love how tall they are cause that corner definitely needed something since I killed yet another house plant.  #blackthumb

dining room Christmas decorations

winter wonderland living room

The dining room and this family room are actually one big room so the winter wonderland theme continues.

I’ve been talking about having a tree in our front window since we moved into this house and I finally found an amazing deal that I couldn’t pass up.  It’s a tradition to go out and get a real tree, which we haven’t done yet, but when we do it will go in the other room where we spend Christmas morning and it will have all of the fun ornaments on it that the kiddos love so much.

blue and white Christmas decor

So that leaves this one to me, which is so much fun!  I kept with the blue and white Christmas decorations for the tree too using white lights, blue ornaments, and white paper snowflakes.  Can I just tell you how pretty it looks from the street at night!

 

Christmas shelves

Everything on the shelves in this room is stuff I already had except for this one new addition, and one of my only Christmas crafts this year.  These gold glitter block letters spell out one of my favorite Christmas words, noel.

blue and white christmas decorations

As I walk you out, take a look at the last little display of winter wonderland on my entry table.  I kept it pretty simple here with some white light up trees from Ikea, some white glittery deer, and of course my new friend up on the wall, who has yet to be named.  Any suggestions?

Thanks so much for coming by.  It was so great to have you over to help me welcome my favorite time of year.

I know you are probably itching to get more snooping in, so head on down the list and see what other bloggers have going on in their homes this year, but keep in mind that each group goes live on a different day throughout the week.  So be sure to come back!

Happy Holidays!
Monday Christmas Home Tour Collage

Monday, December 1st

A House Full of Sunshine

Lovely Etc.

Bigger Than The Three of Us

May Richer Fuller Be

Paper and Fox

Delineate Your Dwelling

 

Tuesday home tour collage

Tuesday, December 2nd

All Things With Purpose

Tiny Sidekick

A Prudent Life

Life on Virginia Street

Place of My Taste

Restless Arrow

House by Hoff

 

wednesday home tour collage

Wednesday, December 3rd

3 Little Greenwoods

Thrifty and Chic

Gingerly Made

Blue I Style

Southern State of Mind

Addicted to DIY

 

 

Thursday Christmas home tour collage

Thursday, December 4th

View From The Fridge

My Creative Days

Michelle Lea Designs

Mandy and Such

Friday christmas home tour collage

Friday, December 5th

Little House of Four

Boxy Colonial

Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body

Flip Flops and Snow Boots

Sypsie Designs

Chic California

The Blue Eyed Dove

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About Corey

Corey is the creative behind Hey There, Home where she shares easy-to-follow and beautiful home decor and entertaining ideas. Her mission? To make home decor accessible to everyone, even if you don't consider yourself crafty, and to empower people to decorate their homes in a way that they can actually be lived in, not just looked at.

38 thoughts on “Come On In! Christmas Home Tour 2014

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  2. Tammy Rhodes says:

    Beautiful Christmas tour!

  3. I love the use of turquoise throughout your home for Christmas and love love love the gold glitter noel.

  4. Love your holiday decor! Your home is always so bright and colorful, but even more so at this time of year! It’s so cheerful! Love all of it! 🙂

    1. Thanks so much Nicole! It is fun to make it super festive for my little ones ya know?

  5. Your house looks great! I love the tv stand display.

    1. Thanks so much Gretchen. I was getting mantle envy so I had to figure out a way! Hope you are having a fabulous holiday season 🙂

  6. It is so much fun peeking into everyone’s home to spy on their Christmas decor! My favorite piece are the red bows on your kitchen lights. Such a cute touch!

    I would love for you to share this post {and others} at my Show Me Saturday linky party this weekend. My readers would love your decor!

    ~ Ashley

    1. Thanks Betsy! I agree…my favorite little touches are the things that she has made. So sweet 🙂

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  8. You did the two themes really well! I tried it, but it looks a bit disorganized! ha. Really love the hanging ornaments and the wreath on the mirror.

    1. Thanks Ashley. I was able to get away with it because they are 2 completely separate rooms. This was a really fun tour/ hop! Well done!

  9. Everything is so pretty and a bit whimsical — love that, especially when children are in the mix! The pops of color and sparkle makes it all so very special!

    1. Thanks Carol. I agree, you’ve got to make it magical for the kiddos. The look on my little girl’s face when she is looking at all of the decorations is priceless.

  10. Love all of the colors you used! What a great home to spend the holidays in! Great your 🙂

  11. Your whole house looks so beautiful! I love the bows on top of the lights in your kitchen. They look like ornaments!

    1. That is exactly what my little lady said! Thanks for stopping by Katie! Happy December 🙂

  12. This is so pretty! I love the colors you used. …and I’m obsessing over those white light up trees from Ikea and your ‘little friend’. Looks beautiful!

    1. Thanks Alicia! Those trees are pretty fun and my favorite part is that they aren’t breakable! Thanks for coming by. I was just over looking at your beautiful tour too!

  13. I love your style!! It’s so fun. I especially love the whites and blues together. Beautiful!

  14. I love that Christmassy gallery wall, and those gold glitter letters are perfect! And GOODNESS ME your kitchen is gorgeous – I just love how you added a cute bow to each pendant to make them look like glass baubles! So clever! xoxo

  15. How did I miss those garland trees last year?? What an awesome project. Your home looks fantastic, Corey!( We have the same kitchen- but my cabinets are medium brown:-( wish for white now) Love your mantel idea above the TV too. Great tour!Hugs Friend!

    1. Thanks Aniko. The tradition of getting my house ready for Christmas is such a fun one! Thanks for peeking around!

  16. Love all of the pops of sparkle and color, Cori! Always love your tours!

    1. Thanks so much April! That means so much coming from you. Hope you are enjoying the holidays so far!

  17. Really nice colors. They’ll make the holidays colorful. And those sparkly trees are begging for attention. Lovely.

  18. Love it! Your Christmas decor is so bright and happy! Enjoy the holidays!

    1. You too Lauren! Thanks for coming by 🙂

  19. Loved it, Corey! Your kitchen is gorgeous by the way, loved that you even added red bows to the lights in there. Also adored your entry table setup.

    1. Thank you Amy. Now I just need a really good name for my deer head. 🙂

  20. You have a lovely home Corey. I love your kitchen and the bows on the lights are a nice touch. Decorating the shelf like a mantle is pretty clever too.

    1. Thanks Carmody. I guess it’s what you have to do when you don’t have a fireplace right? I also had to come up with a good explanation of how Santa gets in our house. My 4 year old asks some really tough questions!

  21. You are definitely not the only one that wants to see INSIDE all the houses! I love all the white touches throughout the house and those sparkly trees are amazing!

    1. Ha! Glad I’m not the only one 🙂 My husband says it is a bit odd, but then again I’m pretty sure that is what he loves about me right?

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  23. SO fun to see all that colour and I’m totally crushing on those sparkly trees in your dining room!!!

    1. They are so cool! My mom and I were so impressed with how they pack down to almost nothing too, which makes the hubs happy 🙂

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