Whether you're ready or not, Christmas is right around the corner. I still have some shopping to do, but at least I FINALLY finished decorating our house, just in time for the Very Merry Christmas home tour. A huge thank you to Carrie from Lovely Etc. for inviting me to share my home alongside some very talented bloggers.
Also, since Christmas is a time for giving, we joined together to offer one lucky reader $500 in Paypal cash! You can find all the details on the giveaway and links to the rest of the tours at the end of the post.
In years past, I decorated my home for Christmas using blues and greens, which matched our everyday decor. Now that my home is more neutral, I was able to go a bit overboard with the traditional Christmas colors of red and green.
This is the first year I created a Christmas gallery wall and I have to say, I LOVE it!
It cost next to nothing to decorate thanks to a free printable, inexpensive flannel, shopping my home and DIY'ing a few projects.
We do get a real tree every year, but it's definitely not show stopping. My kids do a lot of the decorating and it's full of many vintage ornaments (from my grandparents) as well as a lot of ornaments handmade by my kids. It's more about the meaning and not as much as the appearance.
I even added a few touches of Christmas to our bathroom. Please excuse Lena our elf. She was in the bathroom and we all know you are not allowed to touch the elf :)
Let's move onto the dining room.
I created a super easy centerpiece using a piece of flannel, greenery from our tree and vintage glass ornaments that were once my grandparents.
DIY felt trees, a super cheap Christmas tree sign (found at HomeGoods) and a simple wreath that I hung from the window.
I added more greenery, a wrapped present and a free chalkboard printable to complete this space.
Don't forget to enter the rafflecopter giveaway below and visit the rest of the homes on the tour - there are some amazing homes here! Catch a sneak peak from the photos below and follow the links to see everyone's homes.
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