Christmas Home Tour 2013

It’s beginning to feel a lot like Christmas around here and I’m thrilled to be sharing my Christmas decorations with you along with 24 other fabulous bloggers.

Come take a peek around my home and see how I was able to decorate for Christmas with both a Winter Wonderland theme & Traditional Red and Green for my kids! heytherehome.com

I’m all about budget friendly Christmas decorations and this year I found a way to do both glam winter wonderland decorations and some traditional red and green fun decorations.

Whether you are new here or back for more, I hope you enjoy the tour, and a first real peek at my home.   Feel free to pin images as you go by hovering over any photo in the top left corner so you can find inspiration later and share with your friends!

Let’s start with the first rooms you see when you step inside… my formal living room and dining room.

I’ve been working hard to get these two rooms completely finished, and still have a ways to go, but that made adding Christmas decorations to the pretty much blank walls really easy.  In this part of my house I wanted to do a more grown up version of Christmas with lots of white, blue, and silver….sort of a winter wonderland feel.

living room Come take a peek around my home and see how I was able to decorate for Christmas with both a Winter Wonderland theme & Traditional Red and Green for my kids! heytherehome.com

Come take a peek around my home and see how I was able to decorate for Christmas with both a Winter Wonderland theme & Traditional Red and Green for my kids! heytherehome.com

 I started by hanging these 3 large silver glitter stars that I got at the end of the season for a steal a few years back and added my new reindeer that I picked up at Michael’s last week.  Then to cozy up the space, I borrowed a large basket from my little mister’s nursery and filled it with a cozy blanket and some pillows.

Come take a peek around my home and see how I was able to decorate for Christmas with both a Winter Wonderland theme & Traditional Red and Green for my kids! heytherehome.com

And finally to add some height, I made this  easy and inexpensive tinsel garland tree.

Come take a peek around my home and see how I was able to decorate for Christmas with both a Winter Wonderland theme & Traditional Red and Green for my kids! heytherehome.com

Come take a peek around my home and see how I was able to decorate for Christmas with both a Winter Wonderland theme & Traditional Red and Green for my kids! heytherehome.com

Come take a peek around my home and see how I was able to decorate for Christmas with both a Winter Wonderland theme & Traditional Red and Green for my kids! heytherehome.com

A simple (and inexpensive) way to add pops of color and sparkle, is to add colorful ornaments to vases that you already own.  I went through my house and borrowed items from other rooms or from my kitchen cabinets.

Come take a peek around my home and see how I was able to decorate for Christmas with both a Winter Wonderland theme & Traditional Red and Green for my kids! heytherehome.com

Come take a peek around my home and see how I was able to decorate for Christmas with both a Winter Wonderland theme & Traditional Red and Green for my kids! heytherehome.com

 My mom let me borrow this beautiful reindeer that my grandmother gave her.  It is beautiful and the perfect amount of sparkle.

Come take a peek around my home and see how I was able to decorate for Christmas with both a Winter Wonderland theme & Traditional Red and Green for my kids! heytherehome.com

My home has a modern vibe and so flanking the windows with wreaths gives it symmetry.  I bought the wreaths a few years ago and I love that each year I can easily make them different than the year before by switching out the ornaments and ribbon.

Come take a peek around my home and see how I was able to decorate for Christmas with both a Winter Wonderland theme & Traditional Red and Green for my kids! heytherehome.com

My entry table completes this area with some sparkly lit garland and these nut crackers that I found recently at Home Goods.

Come take a peek around my home and see how I was able to decorate for Christmas with both a Winter Wonderland theme & Traditional Red and Green for my kids! heytherehome.com

I added some sparkle and pattern by cutting some pretty wrapping paper and using it as a table runner, a definite money saving trick.

Ok.  So I told you this room was one gigantic space that also includes my dining room, which is also in a transition.

Come take a peek around my home and see how I was able to decorate for Christmas with both a Winter Wonderland theme & Traditional Red and Green for my kids! heytherehome.com

Come take a peek around my home and see how I was able to decorate for Christmas with both a Winter Wonderland theme & Traditional Red and Green for my kids! heytherehome.com

On my dining table I switched up my Fall Table Centerpiece to easily make it work for my winter theme.

Come take a peek around my home and see how I was able to decorate for Christmas with both a Winter Wonderland theme & Traditional Red and Green for my kids! heytherehome.com

And on the buffet I added some more wrapping paper, sparkly ornaments and raided the kitchen for some blue martini glasses.  It all sparkles from the light of my light up trees that I found at Ikea last year.

All the blue, white, and silver definitely make this a grown up space.  It feels light and glam and fulfilled my need to decorate for me!

But… I have kids too!  And one of the duties I take quite seriously as a mom is to make Christmas time fun and magical.  So for the room that we spend the most time in, I wanted it to be fun and full of Christmas colors.  Red and Green are a must right?

Come take a peek around my home and see how I was able to decorate for Christmas with both a Winter Wonderland theme & Traditional Red and Green for my kids! heytherehome.com

We always have a real tree.  I grew up with the tradition of a family day going out and getting our tree and then decorating it together.  My husband loves traditions like this so we make a big deal out of the whole thing.  My daughter loves it and the little mister will too, I’m sure.  We put on Christmas music, make cider, and put the ornaments on together.

Come take a peek around my home and see how I was able to decorate for Christmas with both a Winter Wonderland theme & Traditional Red and Green for my kids! heytherehome.com

To add some Christmas to the windows I strung a string of fake garland from the dollar store and hung mini ornaments on it.  Then I added some fun red and white sparkly bows to the top.  This is the first year I have done this and I love it.  It helps bring the greenery up and around the room with just this little touch of garland.

Come take a peek around my home and see how I was able to decorate for Christmas with both a Winter Wonderland theme & Traditional Red and Green for my kids! heytherehome.com

On the opposite wall, we have a large wall of built ins that are perfect for displaying family photos and Christmas decorations.  The key is to put away a lot of the things that you usually have out so that when you add your Christmas decorations, it doesn’t look too crowded.  (And my mom wanted to make sure that you all knew she taught me this…Hi Mom!) I chose a few shelves to make christmassey and left the others alone.

Come take a peek around my home and see how I was able to decorate for Christmas with both a Winter Wonderland theme & Traditional Red and Green for my kids! heytherehome.comI decked out the top shelf with my paint chip garland, some wrapping paper inside of frames, and Christmas items.

Come take a peek around my home and see how I was able to decorate for Christmas with both a Winter Wonderland theme & Traditional Red and Green for my kids! heytherehome.comAnd then chose one shelf on each side and hung our handmade stockings which added a ton of color.  And added lot of pattern and color by simply wrapping pictures in Christmas wrapping.

Come take a peek around my home and see how I was able to decorate for Christmas with both a Winter Wonderland theme & Traditional Red and Green for my kids! heytherehome.comThen added ribbon to some large photos of my kiddos to bring the red and green all the way around the room.

Come take a peek around my home and see how I was able to decorate for Christmas with both a Winter Wonderland theme & Traditional Red and Green for my kids! heytherehome.com

Come take a peek around my home and see how I was able to decorate for Christmas with both a Winter Wonderland theme & Traditional Red and Green for my kids! heytherehome.comAnd finally I added a pop of color in the middle of the coffee table with this tea towel and some plants with more ornaments! We’ll see how long it takes the little mister to yank it off the table.  I was joking with my mom that people without kids always have such pretty things on their coffee tables.

We are definitely ready for Christmas and my family and I have been enjoying our tree.  Here it is lit in the evening.

Come take a peek around my home and see how I was able to decorate for Christmas with both a Winter Wonderland theme & Traditional Red and Green for my kids! heytherehome.com

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There is plenty more, so be sure to visit the 23 other blogs below!
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This is part of the Christmas Party Tour of Homes that is taking place all this week- 24 bloggers are sharing their Christmas homes over 4 days…

Tuesday, December 3rd

Christmas Party Tour of Homes Tuesday December 3rd

1) Krista from The Happy Housie 2) Laura from The Turquoise Home

3) Amy from Commona My House 4) Abby from Just a Girl and Her Blog

5) April from House by Hoff 6) Shayna from The Wood Grain Cottage

Wednesday, December 4th

Christmas Party Tour Wednesday

1) Jenna from Rain on a Tin Roof 2) Jen from Migonis Home

3) Rachel from Maison de Pax 4) Jamie from So Much Better With Age

5) Molly from The Poor Sophisticate 6)Tanya from Twelve O Eight

Thursday, December 5th

Christmas Party Tour of Homes Thursday December 5th option 2

1) Amy from The Blissful Bee 2) Heather from The Southern State of Mind

3) Candace of Vintage News Junkie 4) Lauren from The Thinking Closet

5) Amber from Averie Lane 6) Sarah from Life on Virginia Street

Friday, December 6th

Christmas Party Tour of Homes Friday December 6th

1) Chelsea from Making Home Base 2) Aniko from Place of My Taste

3) Christy from Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer 4) Corey from Tiny Sidekick

5) Patricia from Little Cottage on the Pond 6) Emily from Two Purple Couches

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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.

37 thoughts on “Christmas Home Tour 2013

  1. […] Base 2) Aniko from Place of My Taste 3) Christy from Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer 4) Corey from Tiny Sidekick 5) Patricia from Little Cottage on the Pond 6) Emily from Two Purple […]

  2. […] from Place of My Taste 3) Christy from Confessions of a Serial Do-It-Yourselfer 4) Corey from Tiny Sidekick 5) Patricia from Little Cottage on the Pond 6) Emily from Two Purple […]

  3. Wow, this post is pleasant, my sister is analyzing such things,
    therefore I am going to tell her.

  4. so fabulous! featuring you tonight on the blog – thanks so much for linking up!

    1. Thanks for stopping by Stephanie. The light fixture is new! I had been eyeing it for awhile and love it!

  5. Your home looks so sparkly! The blues, whites and silvers really make everything glisten; and I love how you threaded lights along the base of your staircase – what a beautiful effect!

    1. Thanks Emily! I wanted lights up the staircase, but with a toddler the railing has to be usable so putting them at the base of the railing worked out well. A win-win!

  6. I just love your style and your home is just so lovely!! It is like an icy winter wonderland! Perfect!! Thank you for sharing your creativity!

    1. Thanks so much Molly! I’m glad you enjoyed it. Hope you are having a fabulous week.

  7. Allison says:

    I love what you’ve done with that front room and these holiday accents are very clever! This is my favorite post yet!

  8. Everything is so pretty, Corey! The silver & blue decor is so refreshing this time of year. Sharing on my FB page today 😉
    Hugs,
    Jamie

    1. Thanks so much Jamie! It was so much fun to be part of this tour.

  9. Your home is beautiful Corey, and I absolutely love all of your Christmas Decor-Pinning!! xo

  10. Corey, your house is gorgeous and I love how you created both a winter wonderland and traditional Christmas feel! So many great tips in here and your family is beautiful 🙂
    ~Katie @ Upcycled Treasures

  11. Hi Corey! What a lovely home you have. I love all the silver& white with a touch of blue.I adore your centerpiece,looks great on your table!Thanks for sharing your tour with us.Have a wonderful weekend!Xoxo

    1. Thanks Aniko. It was fun to be part of the tour. Thanks for stopping by.

  12. Amazing! I love the blue, white and silver combo – so fresh and festive. I am still not brave enough to put anything on my coffee table. For quite some time the only decoration on it is a pile of coloring books and scattered crayons.

    1. Believe it or not the tea towel and plant are still there! I’m in shock. But don’t worry there are now coloring books and crayons all around it. Wouldn’t be normal without those. Ha! Thanks for stopping by.

  13. Such a gorgeous tour! I love the blue touches incorporated with the traditional red and green! So fun! Thanks for sharing your home with us, Corey!

    ~Abby =)

    1. Funny you should say that, because I’ve been re-doing that room and thought I was going to paint the table white, but now I’m sorta liking the pops of black too. Thanks for stopping by!

  14. Everything looks great, Corey! I really, really love that tinsel tree. And the wrapped up photos. So cute! And I know it’s not part of your “Christmas house,” but I’m kind of crazy about the light in your dining room! LOVE it.

    1. Thanks Alexis! I just posted the tutorial for the tinsel tree yesterday. It was super simple. I’m in love with the light too 🙂

  15. Your house is super fun! I love the blue, white and silver and the pops of color in the family room! And SERIOUSLY that wall in your front room!? Subtle, but crazy awesome! Did you do it yourself? Also totally agree about people without kids being able to style coffee tables…I don’t even have one because of kids…same goes for book shelves…! Maybe they lock their kids in cages or something? So exciting to get to be a part of this tour with you!

  16. Corey, your home looks amazing! I just sitting here with two kid’s of my own thinking, HOW does she have so little in her home!??! You must be a master hider and an artful minimalist! I love it all. And side note, is your wall wallpaper or painted with the hex pattern on it. Stunning! I love how all the colors work together in each room. So many wonderful DIYs and totally noticed your gorgeous new dining room chandelier!

  17. great work, corey! the lights going up the stairs much make it so cheery to eat dinner in the dining room and i love the sweater knits on the outside of the candle holders. 🙂

  18. Hi Corey!! First off, your blog is looking amazing! and so does your holiday decorated home! I love all the blue, it just meshes so nicely with your everyday decor while still being festive. Everything looks wonderful! So happy to be on this tour with you!! xo

    1. Thanks so much Chelsea! I feel like I might be close to hitting my stride…hahaha.

  19. I love your Christmas home Corey- both the winter wonderland silver, white, and blue living room/dining room and the more traditional pops of colour in your family room. I love how clean and crisp it all feels done up for the holidays- still modern and young and not overstuffed!!

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