Welcome to the Living Large in A Small House Christmas House Tour.
I’m so happy that you are here!
Grab a cup of hot chocolate and join me.
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The Christmas House Tour
Let’s start out this Christmas Home Tour of our Small House in the great room.
Our living room, dining room, and kitchen are in one open space and this is the heart of our home.
I’m keeping things very simple this year with a woodland theme.
We aren’t going to be home for Christmas so I wanted to keep things minimal and also something that can carry through into the winter months since we won’t be home to enjoy it, until the end of December.
The Living Room/Family Room
The focal point of the room is our fireplace with the Frame TV above it. I just love the artwork that I purchased for the holidays from Etsy.
My Christmas mantel is layered with a simple evergreen and another eucalyptus garland. Once I had them in place, I put my Vintage Post Candle holders and my favorite brass candle sticks in place. Using flocked Christmas greenery stems, I was able to add fullness in just the right spots. The final touch was two strands of battery-powered twinkle lights that are on a timer.
One of my favorite things in the living room is the coffee table. I placed a vintage tray in the center and I have a candle and a reindeer on the tray. But the cutest thing of all is my antique pick-up truck with a very teeny tiny wreath that I made and fastened to the grill of the truck.
I’m a Hallmark Movie nut and so there had to be a vintage truck!
The flocked tree that “Handy” calls my Charlie Brown tree is nestled in the corner with very simple ornaments. wood snowflakes, twine bows, plain white balls, and crystal icicles are the only thing on this tree. The tree lends itself to the less is more theory.
Last year I added plaid ribbon to this tree and it just wasn’t right. Just too fancy for my sparse Alpine Tree.
The Dining Room
I shared my woodland tablescape last month in another post.
You can see all the photos and details of my Woodland Tablescape HERE
What you didn’t see in that post was the addition of some holiday decor to the open shelves in my dining area.
Because I use my kitchen almost every day for preparing meals, I don’t have much in the way of decor cluttering up my kitchen.
When you walk into our front entryway, you are almost into my kitchen so I have a small tree in the entry and I add holiday decor to this space to welcome you into our home.
It says Merry Christmas before you get into the kitchen.
I do have a lighted garland on my oven hood and a few evergreen stems on some open shelves and next to my sink but that is the extent of it.
The Den/Office/Guest Bedroom
As you head down the hall you will find my den/office/guest bedroom that just got a make-over in the One Room Challenge.
This entire room just makes me happy. We gave this multi-purpose space new life. You can read more about the transformation HERE.
It’s all decked out for the Christmas Season with the tree that was gifted to me from the King of Christmas.
The tree in our bedroom is usually inside our room but I decided to open the french doors that lead to the balcony that overlooks our great room and put the tree on the balcony.
“Handy” and I are both enjoying it because you can see the tree from the living area as well as the sofa Christmas light glow in our bedroom.
There is a faux fireplace in our room and I have tucked some greenery into the vintage windows that are on the mantel. I tied a small wreath to one of the frames and added some pine cone lights to finish the look.
Wrapping up the Tour
It’s hard to believe that in this little space I have four full-size trees and to keep the woodland theme alive, I have actually hundreds of trees around the house if you include all of the small Christmas trees and bottle brush trees.
Small wreaths are also scattered around the house, it’s one of the simple ways to add cheer during the holiday season.
However, my absolute favorite part of Christmas and this season is the soft glow of the twinkly lights on the trees and garlands. The warm flickering flame of the candles and the crackle of the fire in the fireplace.
Next year we will be decking the halls a bit more as we will be here to enjoy it.
Thank you for visiting my Christmas House Tour at my absolute favorite time of year.
Peace and Love,
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living large podcast
“Handy” joined me on the podcast this week and we talked about our One Room Challenge Room. We also talked about the big project we are doing between Christmas and the New Year. I also shared with him (for the very first time) what new home improvement project I want to tackle in 2023.