Welcome to my Christmas tour! I am excited to take part in this home tour with nine other bloggers. If you are following the tour you just came from Belle Amour Blog. Stephanie has such a wonderful tour and I am so glad to have you come over to mine. I know you will find so much inspiration for Christmas along this tour. Be sure to follow the links at the bottom of this post to see all the tours.
It is time for Christmas! I can not believe how fast this year has gone by. I guess that is what happens when you have a baby. Everything is going by so fast and I just want it to slow down so I can soak in every moment. I know that one day I will wake up and my kids will be grown. I want to try to enjoy every moment I have with them. I really love the holiday season that comes at the end of the year. So many good holidays right in a row. The perfect time to be together as a family.
This year I had such a hard time figuring out what color scheme I wanted to go with for Christmas. Last year I kept it completely neutral with champagne, white, and silver. That is pretty much my jam, leaving things neutral. I love the simple clean look of having things neutral. However, I wanted to mix it up this year. All the red and green had me really considering doing classic. It is so easy to find decor in red and green as well. I was soooo close to doing red and green but I then decided to do black and white. So, off to the store, I went to find some black to add into all the white Christmas decor I already had.
You would not believe how hard it is to find black Christmas decor. I found tons of inspiration on Pinterest and had the perfect look in my head. I was extremely disappointed when I went to THREE different stores to find black Christmas ornaments. I found ONE small box of black ornaments that were not what I had in mind at all. They were not cute and didn’t fit the style I wanted. Who knew that black would be so hard? As I was standing in my fourth store roaming the isles, a new light bulb turned on in my brain. I went down an aisle with light pink decorations. I instantly thought about how well it would blend with the champagne and white Christmas decor I already had. I would just have to add some small touches of pink. It would be a lot less expensive than a whole new color scheme. Best of all, I really liked the soft subtle color of pink that would transition into Valentines as well.
That is right friends, I am going to be able to get two holidays out of this color. I grabbed some pink ornaments and decor to get home and start. This year, I also chose not to put up decorations in every single room. I want to start simplifying things. I only decorated the rooms we use the most on the main floor. The kitchen got a few sprinkles of pink Christmas as well as our dining table, living room, entry, and front room.
I chose to put the Christmas tree in our front room, right off the entry. It is centered on our front porch window. I wanted to do a different topper this year. I grabbed some angel wings out of the Halloween Costume section last year. I brought them out of the basement and tied some pink bows onto the wings. I was pleasantly surprised how much I liked it when I got it on top of the tree. I mostly used all my white and champagne ornaments and decorations for the tree. I then took my new pink ornaments and sprinkled them into the tree. I found a cute pink faux mohair blanket at Home Goods. I thought this was perfect for the tree skirt.
The piano got a few decoration in this room as well. Using the same decor you already have can feel new each year if you just switch it up. Put it in new places and arrangments around your house. I had these items in completely different places last year. Grouping them together here makes it feel totally different and new. The entry table got another cute pink blanket from Home Goods. I was able to snag this one for only $10 on clearance because of an ink pen mark. I took alcohol and was able to blot the ink out of the blanket. A total bargain to add a pop of pink to the entry.
I really love this pink and silver Christmas ornament garland I found at Michaels Stores. It was the perfect touch to add pink to the mantel. I also found these pink pillow covers at IKEA last year for Valentines. I simply layered the pink pillows behind my white sweater pillows from IKEA to give a subtle touch. The dining table got a few pink trees I found at At Home. I added these pink houses from At Home to the kitchen counter. That is about all the kitchen got. Again, this year I wanted to keep things simple. Less decor means more time and less clean up.
I hope you have enjoyed this look into my pink Christmas. I am loving the feminine touch of this color popped around our house. I am also loving that I will be able to keep some of the pink decor up for Valentines as well. Be sure to visit Farmhouse on Boone for the next stop on the tour as well as the other blogger’s home tours below. Merry Christmas!