How to Create A Classic White Christmas Home

As the holiday season approaches, there’s an excitement in the air. It’s that time of year when homes are adorned with twinkling lights, festive decorations, and the warmth of family gatherings.

Each year I pick a new theme to transform our living space. I’m so excited to take you on a tour of our home decked out in this year’s white Christmas theme. 

corner of the living room fireplace mantel showing the details of the frame tv, brass candle sticks and faux flocked greenery

Today is the Blogger’s Home Tour hosted by Kelly from The Tattered Pew. As a special treat, you will be getting a sneak peek into more holiday delight of almost 30 amazing bloggers’ homes every day this week. At the bottom of this post, you find all the homes, including those that are open today.

If you came from Libbie at A Life Unfolding, I’m sure that you enjoyed her beautiful home.

Thank you Kelly for choosing me to share my home with all of these talented ladies.

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Welcome to my White Christmas Through the Front Door

The front porch has some good old-fashioned Christmas charm. A vintage bench welcomes guests with a plaid blanket and Christmas pillow. It’s the only place that you will find red in my house. A fresh greenery wreath adorned with jingle bells hangs proudly, setting the tone for the festive decor within. We’ve added white Christmas lights to the front porch, creating a warm and inviting glow that beckons visitors to step inside.

Moving into the home, our entryway table and entry cabinet are adorned with an eclectic mix of holiday elements. From ironstone pieces enhanced with vintage ornaments, each piece contributes to the overall theme. The small slim tree glowing with white lights and white birds hanging on the branches add a touch of magic, setting the stage for what’s to come in the rest of the house.

The entryway is just steps away from our great room, the heart of our home. This open space encompasses our kitchen, living area, and dining space. I’m so anxious to share my Christmas House Tour with you. 

​Decorating the Living Space of our Great Room

This space is where we come together to create lasting memories during the Christmas season. We have a great room concept in our small house so our family room, dining room, and kitchen are all open to each other. 

To set the stage, I opted for a winter-inspired color scheme, embracing shades of white, silver, and gold. The centerpiece of our living room transformation is the stunning 7′ King Noble flocked tree, gifted to me by King of Christmas. It’s adorned with white ornaments, a little sparkle from glass icicles, my signature white snowflakes, and a tree topper that adds the perfect finishing touch. My ceiling is high so I was able to make the tree appear much taller by placing it on a wooden box that “Handy” made for the tree. Once covered with a tree skirt you would never know the box was there and it actually provides more space for presents to be tucked under the tree. 

The fireplace mantle garland is the focal point of our space and I bought a beautiful white flocked garland from Nell Hills when I was passing through Kansas City on a recent trip to Texas. It’s the only major new thing that I purchased this year. It is definitely my statement piece that inspired the rest of the house. The garland was only the length of the mantel so I used flocked faux greenery picks that I already had in stock to make the garland cascade over the sides. I also added some to create more fullness to the display. I added two brass candle holders to each side along with cascading white ribbons.

The Frame TV above the fireplace mantel has a white-themed piece of art with just a little bit of color to create the perfect winter wonderland look. 

On my coffee table, I kept it really simple by putting a Santa, Christmas tree, faux snow, and twinkly lights into a glass cloche on top of a pedestal which is one of my favorite vintage finds. I wanted to have space for guests to set their holiday cheer as we are hosting a few holiday events. 

Having white furniture allows me to change the pillow cover on all the pillows each season. This year the white pillow covers I already had in stock were perfect for this simple color palette.

Decorating the Dining Space of our Great Room

In the dining room, our table is a vision of holiday elegance. A simple garland made of faux greenery runs down the center, adorned with a white ironstone bowl filled with white roses.  The dining room table is not only a place for festive meals but also a canvas for expressing our love for the season.

For the first time, I put a Christmas tree in the dining room. It’s the artificial tree that my family lovingly refers to as my “Charlie Brown” tree and possibly my favorite tree. I spray-painted some wood ornaments white and added those to the tree along with simple white balls, my signature white snowflakes, and another first, I draped the tips of the branches with silver tinsel.

​Decorating the Kitchen

My kitchen is a space that gets used three times a day so I keep the decorating to a minimum. I put a faux greenery garland with lights on my stove vent hood. Small faux wreaths are hanging on my upper cabinets that have glass insert fronts.

I have a small flocked Christmas tree in a crock in the corner of my kitchen and that’s pretty much. Keeping my countertops clutter-free makes holiday entertaining easier. We use the uncluttered space for serving drinks and appetizers. 

Decorating the Office/Den/Guest Room

Last fall we renovated this room during the One Room Challenge. I put a 7.5′ Yorkshire Fir Slim Artificial Christmas tree from King of Christmas in the space and this tree while adorned with my white snowflakes and white flocked greenery picks, also has blue ornaments and ribbon to go with the French Country Cottage theme of the room. 

When I was at the Round Top Texas Antique Fair this fall, I purchased a large dough ball. I filled it with faux snow and then sprinkled it with bottle brush trees. I placed it on my grandmother’s trunk and it made this space even more festive. 

Decorating the Primary Bedroom

Last year I put a Christmas Tree on the balcony outside our primary bedroom and I liked it so much, that I repeated that placement again this year.

When we painted our wood floors this summer, we also moved our faux fireplace. The new spot in a cozy corner allowed me to try something new with the mantel. I added a rose gold string of lights to a faux pinecone and green garland. This string of lights is simply magical. 


The Magic of Christmas Trees and Family Traditions

In our home, the Christmas tree holds a special place in our hearts. Each year, I pick a theme that reflects the season of our family’s life and the spirit of the season. Loving Christmas trees is why I have 5 of them decorated in our small house. No matter which room you are in, you can enjoy the magic of a Christmas tree. I even have a tree in my greenhouse outside. 

While some people have the same Christmas tree decor every year and that is part of their Christmas traditions, the idea of changing my trees every year is my tradition. My trees were up and glowing when we made our family’s traditional potato sausage last weekend. This is a tradition that has been passed down through the generations on my parent’s side. While we shared the event with my youngest brother and his family, my other siblings carried on the same tradition with their families in other parts of the country. 

Wrapping Up the Tour

As I reach the end of this post, I want to express my gratitude for the joy that the holiday season brings. Decorating our home for the holidays brings such joy to my heart and I have so much fun sharing it with all of you. From the cozy living room to the elegant dining area, every corner of our home reflects the magic and wonder of this special time.

As we wrap up our Christmas home tour, we hope you’ve found inspiration in the little things that make the holiday season so special. Whether it’s the sparkle of white lights, the warmth of hot cocoa by the fireplace, or the joy of decorating gingerbread houses with loved ones, these moments create a very merry Christmas.

Wishing you and your family a happy holiday season filled with love, laughter, and the magic of a White Christmas! Until next year, when we embark on new decorating adventures, may your days be merry and bright.

The next home on the tour today is Jennifer’s from Cottage On Bunker Hill. Prepared to be amazed.

Peace and Love,

Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours

This week I am joining some of my blogging friends for the Bloggers’ Best 2023 Holiday Home Tours. Thirty talented and creative women will be opening their homes up for you to tour all week long. You can visit each home tour by clicking the links below. Enjoy!

Monday’s Tours

Bloggers' Best Holiday Home Tour Monday

The Tattered Pew // StoneGable // Worthing Court Blog

Southern Home and Hospitality // Our Crafty Mom // My Thrift Store Addiction

Tuesday’s Tours

A Life Unfolding // Living Large In a Small House // Cottage On Bunker Hill

Bricks ‘n Blooms // Cottage In the Mitten

Wednesday’s Tours

Bloggers' Best Holiday Home Tour Wednesday

WM Design House // The Ponds Farmhouse // Shiplap and Shells

Simply 2 Moms // Robyn’s French Nest // Amy Sadler Designs

Thursday’s Tours

Midwest Life and Style // White Arrows Home // White Lilac Farmhouse

DIY Beautify // Thistle Key Lane

Friday’s Tours

She Gave It a Go // Pasha Is Home // This Is Simplicite

Decor to Adore // Le Cultivateur // Peacock Ridge Farm

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  1. Lynn I loved touring your beautiful home and seeing all of your trees! You do white Christmas so beautifully! Thank you for joining me this week and Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    1. Hi Kelly – Thank you so much for your kind words. I appreciate you asking me to join all of these talented bloggers. I hope you have the very best holiday season!

  2. Lynn, your white Christmas decor is gorgeous! I especially love your tree and the view of your porch. Wishing you a joyous Christmas season, Cecilia @ My Thrift Store Addiction

    1. Thank you Cecilia – I’m loving the simplicity of the white. It just sparkles at night. Happy Holidays to you!

  3. Libbie Burling says:


    The house looks beautiful decked out in white! Happy to be hopping with you this week. Happy Holidays and I can’t wait to see some pics of that grand baby! xx

    1. Thank You Libbie for visiting my home. Happy to be hopping with you too. Loved visiting your house too.

  4. Everything is just beautiful, Lynn. I love the wintry white. So pretty and elegant. Happy to be touring with you this week. Pinned!

    1. Jen – Thank you so much! Happy touring with you too!

  5. AnnMarie | Simply2Moms says:

    Lynn your home looks amazing! I love the way your mantle was decorated so vibrant. Happy Holidays!!

    1. Thank you ladies – I’m having so much fun visiting everyones homes on this tour.

  6. Your home is adorable!! I just love it so much!

  7. Laura Ingalls Gunn says:

    So many lovely and enchanting touches. I love the wonderland you have created. So happy to be on tour with you!

    1. Thank you so much Laura! This tour is so full of wonderful inspiration.

  8. Everything looks so nice. Thanks for the video tour. It really helps to get a feel for all the spaces. Love the white snowy look. Have a wonderful holiday!

  9. Wendy McMonigle says:

    Lynn, your home looks picture-perfect for the holidays. I love the all-white theme that you have carried throughout the house. And the tree on the balcony is so sweet. Wishing you and your family a beautiful Christmas.

    1. Thank you my sweet friend! I wish the Merriest Christmas to you and your family as well.

  10. Cindy@CountyRoad407 says:

    Hi Lynn! Your home looks like a winter wonderland that I’d love to sit and enjoy. I’d be the guest that never left. lol. Hope you have a magical holiday season. Merry Christmas!

    1. Cindy – I would love to have you as my guest! I may actually be in Dallas for Christmas. My daughter is due to have a baby soon. Hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

  11. Michelle | Thistle Key Lane says:

    Lynn your white decorations are just gorgeous! I can’t believe how many trees you have and their all so beautiful. What a fun Christmas tour!

    1. Thank you Michelle – My tree obsession is a bit over the top but I do love having a tree in all the rooms where I live and work:)

  12. RACHEL HARPER says:

    I love you white theme. It’s like a winter wonderland and it’s stunning. So fun touring with you.

    1. Hi Rachel – It is so much fun visiting everyones homes. So much wonderful inspirtion.

  13. Kim | Shiplap and Shells says:

    Your holiday tour is so gorgeous Lynn. I’m so in love with your wintery whites. You’ve inspired me to try this theme one of these seasons. You did such a beautiful
    job . Thank you for the tour. Happy holidays!

    1. Thank you Kim – Your home is also inspiring. It’s so fun to be touring with so many talented ladies.

  14. Your home is lovely, Lynn. I love the all white. Stunning! Merry Christmas, my friend.

    1. Thank you Renae – I’m loving the white theme. I actually would be fine with just lights on my trees. That is the magical part and the white is way to keep it simple with decor.

  15. Lynn, stunning home! You have a beautiful warm and cozy home. Love all of the details.

  16. Beautiful tour, Lynn; I love how your home is laid out. We make potato sausage each year, too…well, my hubs and the kids. I’m kinda clean up crew. Great tradition!

    1. Thank you Lora – You are the first person outside of my family who I know who makes potato sausage. We’ll have to chat about it sometime.

  17. Lynn, I’ve probably scrolled through this post about three times looking at all the details. It really is stunning. I love all of your beautiful trees and the white decor is so soothing. So happy to be hopping with you this year. Happy holidays!

    1. Thank you so much Michelle – I’m so glad you are enjoying my white Christmas house. I love it so much.