I love a festive holiday home tour to get into the holiday spirit, and love sharing our home each season.
Grab your hot cocoa or beverage of choice, and join me on a tour of our quirky 1970s home all decked out for the holidays!
The front porch
I always go big on the outside of our home and we’re usually the most festive house on the block. I’m looking forward to a good snow to photograph and share more photos of the whole exterior.
With the help of Craftcuts, I made the DIY JOLLY sign and love displaying it on the brick ledge.
The entry way
I love adding flocked garland and trees to the stairs and staircase. We will eventually replace this bannister with a more clean and modern one.
I added a few small flocked trees from the Target dollar bin and a gifted cloche from Terrain, all covered in plug-in fairy lights. I love the glow they add to this space.
Eventually I might buy 5 more trees for the rest of the stairs.
Straight ahead is my bottle brush tree table, which is one of my favorites!
The pillows are from the Target Dollar Spot last year. I love adding them to baskets with blankets.
We store shoes and other accessories under the blankets and pillows. I love hiding clutter whenever possible.
I got the cute little gold house last year at Home Goods.
Next up on the holiday home tour…the lower living room.
This room is where we spend most of our time as a family, and I go a little more gold and glam down here.
To make it easier on myself, I kept our existing artwork and accessories and aded in a few candles and more affordable bottle brush trees.
Our flocked tree is from Walmart, and we’ve had it for a few years – I love it!
I got these two vintage looking gold trees from Target after Christmas last year on clearance, and they’re my favorite. Some fairy lights were added to them for even more sparkle.
The gold wax warmer works very well and puts off the best shadows!
I keep most of our plants in this nook where they love the light, and I don’t move them for the holidays. Adding some lights and an old gold metal Christmas banner to the windows brings a touch of fun there.
You might also notice a weird face up in the ceiling woodwork. Those came with this fixer upper, and we will remove it sometime soon, ha!
Our fireplace used to have two faces on it too. It felt so good to remove those and redo the mantle.
The fixer upper corner on our holiday home tour
Another upcoming DIY project is our 1970s wet bar, which needs an update. I might just give it a mini facelift and see how that goes. Then down the road we might replace it with something more modern and spacious.
I added some gold garland, greenery springs, and retro inspired lights for a touch of festivity.
This small tree has turned into the place we display our tacky ornaments along with a vintage Pizza Hut Land Before Time1980s hand puppet. We like to keep it classy over here. Haha!
The dining room
Up the stairs you head back into the entry way, then the dining room. I added more color in this room.
The skinny tree is so affordable from Walmart this year. I spray painted old ornaments that I had on hand to get this color palette.
The Santa pillow is vintage from my childhood, the trees pillow is from Target, and the dog pillow is a gift from my mom since we just had to say goodbye to Edgar at almost 15 years old. The pillow moves all over the house from day to day.
I always love to share my curtain lights! I’ve been enjoying these for three years, and they add such amazing sparkle to our home during the holidays.
They have a lot of different light modes, and I like to change them up often.
Here’s a closer look at the curtain lights when the room is darker.
My daughter and I handmade the Fa la la banner our of felt and string. I’m hoping to do a blog tutorial soon.
Our new modern live edge table is my favorite part of this room.
I tried something new this year with my DIY holiday terrariums and I love how they all look displayed together on this vintage buffet table.
The best part about these is that most of the glass and some cars came from Goodwill – I love to thrift when I can.
The bar cart used to be where the tree is now, and moved to this corner temporarily. I added a few festive touches to it.
I got these two plastic holiday tumblers at Target for a couple bucks.
My favorite holiday decor I purchased this year are these adorable simple, modern wooden trees. They came from my favorite local store, RE.
My home office
I’ve been working form home since March, and I had loved decorating my office nook for the first time this year!
The office has a seating area and is is right off the kitchen, which we completely gutted and rebuilt ourselves a few years ago (it took us two long years from start to finish).
I love how open this space is and that it allows me to keep an eye on my daughter’s virtual school days.
The next few photos offer a closer look…
This Santa mug from always makes me smile. I wish I could remember where I got it.
I added a light up letter board and a few other decorative items on my vintage storage cabinet.
A mini gold tree with office supplies from Dollar Tree for ornaments hangs out on my desk with me.
I love this basket of cozy blankets and a cute pillow from Kohl’s next to my colorful snowman.
And a look over at the seating area. I just got this affordable modern couch to replace our old one, which was damaged beyond repair.
We’re nearing the final stops on the holiday home tour.
I added in a Target Dollar Spot tree and a snowman to a cutting board with our butter dish on it to add some festivity to our island.
The coffee corner has another Santa mug and tea towel.
Just a small festive touch!
I have quite a few small Target Dollar Spot trees throughout the house as you might have noticed.
Up the stairs we go to our guest bathroom.
I added a couple of mini trees and a snowman to the countertop and a DIY tea towel that I made with my Cricut Joy.
The final stop on the holiday home tour is our half bath and laundry room combo.
Just a couple of festive touches!
And of course more holiday TP.
What a fitting way to end the year and holiday home tour! 🙂
Thanks so much for joining me!
If you want to check out last year’s tour you can do that here.