Welcome to my 2020 Christmas Home Tour. I know this will be a different Christmas for many depending on where you live in the country or the in world, and many people even wondered if they should even bother to decorate the house because "Who will see it?". I have always decorated my home from top to bottom for years, and the only people who ever really see it is my own nuclear family and all of my blog readers, so nothings really changed for me. Plus, I believe that no matter what politicians may say, we follow The "Who's" down in "Whoville" and say nothing "Will Stop Christmas From Coming" in the Johnson household. Christ was still born on Christmas Day and his birth will be celebrated no matter what!
Now on to the Christmas Decor! In last year's Christmas Home Tour I did my living room tree in white and gold and I mentioned in that post that the following year I would like to do it in either red and white or white and teal. I ended up buying ornaments in both colors at Hobby Lobby for 75% off after Christmas. This year I decided to try the trendy "frosty teal". It turned out ok. I felt the teal never really showed up in the tree as much as I would have liked. Perhaps I had too much white in the tree or I need a teal ribbon in the tree (I went back to Hobby Lobby this year for some teal ribbon and they did not have any). So I decided to try and pull the teal out of the tree by wrapping my presents in white Kraft paper and an assortment of teal ribbon and handmade blue/teal snowflake tags (more on that in next week's craft post).
You can see the frosty mint/teal much better in the close ups. I bought two types of mint bulbs and then some frosty mint foliage (Lamb's Ear, bottom of photo).
The staircase I did almost exactly the same as last year except I removed the gold bows and ornaments and used strictly white ribbon and bows.
View of the tree as seen from the dining room. Swags are above each doorway.
This is the dining room looking into the office with a far away view of the family room. I hung garland around the doorway and decorated it with soft gold bows and ornaments. Christmas plates are placed on the plate rail all around the room. On the piano I have my usual photo collage to match the season and my decorated tiered tray.
I bought this photo collage frame at Walmart a few years ago. I change the photos with the seasons. I love that there is no glass, and just clips. It makes it so easy to change out the photos and with the grandkids growing and changing so fast, I need to change the photos out often. These pictures are from my Christmas Photo Shoot with the grand kids.
On the left of the piano sits my tiered tray decorated for Christmas. I did it exactly the same as I did last year. You can see more details in THIS POST.
For the buffet, I placed white candles and greenery decorated in white and gold.
The chandelier is decorated with green boughs and white and gold accents. The dining room centerpiece has to be kid friendly so I just filled a decorative bowl full of shatterproof ornaments.
Now this room is very different than last year because after last Christmas this room was renovated. It use to be our family room, but because we needed an extra guest room for our growing family, it was renovated into a master bedroom suite. We still use it as our main tv room when the whole family is together but mostly it is used as by husband and I for our "little getaway" when the kids are over. We let the kids and grandkids take the entire third floor to sleep in, and then we sleep down here. The grey curtains you see in the foreground provide privacy if needed.
I draped the entry into this room with garland and burgundy bows.
At the top of the garland I hung a banner.
We started renovating this room before the pandemic and barely got most of the construction done when the pandemic hit. It was perfect timing because our kids sheltered in place with us for three months until the lockdowns were lifted. After the kids moved out, it was spring and we started building our vegetable garden and got so busy we never really finished this room. We were going to put in new carpeting, varnish the doors, and hang pictures. But that never happened and hopefully can be done this winter unless there is some big economic recession. You can read more about the renovation of this room HERE.
We wanted to create some sort of enclosure to the bedroom portion of the room, but we didn't want to block out the light, so we used sliding glass doors. Privacy is not really an issue unless we have company, and then we just pull the curtain shut seen in the first doorway.
On the entrance to the guest bedroom I hung garland with gold lights and put a mix of bells and bows on top.
I could not fit a tree into this room like I have in previous years, so I hung a very large wreath on the wall instead.
I decorated the wreath in red and gold and hung Christmas bells and a "Merry Christmas" banner on it.
To both the right and the left of the bed I placed miniature trees decorated with red florals and gold bulbs and ribbon.
Large gold bells hang in the garland on either side of the bed.
The garland above the bed is what I'm most proud of. I wanted this room to be a romantic Christmas retreat for my husband and I so I draped the area above the head board with greenery and gold lights. I filled the greenery with gold ribbon and florals and topped it with a large red bow and red poinsettias.
On the bed I placed two embroidered Christmas pillows.
On the left side of the bedroom I placed a floral arrangement on the dresser.
I picked up this birch candle holder at Hobby Lobby for 90% at an after Christmas sale. After Christmas, especially WAY AFTER Christmas is the best time to pick up Christmas decor. The stores are practically giving it away! I decorated the greenery surrounding the birch candle holder with red poinsettias and berries.
On the right side of the bed are some bookshelves. I simply added more greenery decorated with red flowers and berries, and then I displayed a Christmas book and a snow globe. On the bed I laid a Christmas throw.
The sunroom is almost exactly the same as last years, except I didn't do as much. I simply hung a wreath in every window and created a small swag on each post of the staircase.
A large wreath hangs above the door at the base of the stair case.
There are three posts on the staircase. I hung some greenery and a big red bow on each post.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my 2020 Christmas Home Tour! I have certainly enjoyed seeing all of your Christmas decor.
Have A Great Day! Amy
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