• Mansa Krishnamurthy

Blogger's Best - Holiday Home Tour

Updated: Dec 3, 2020

Hello friends and welcome to the first part of my holiday home tour! This year, I am partaking in the Blogger's Best - Holiday Home Tour with some of my favorite blogger friends. Our tours are filled with holiday decor tips and tricks that are sure to leave you inspired. We all have unique styles of decorating - so there is something for everyone during this week long blog hop! Be sure to check out everyone on the tour at the very end of this post.

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If you are joining me from Lora's home from Lora B Create and Ponder, I'm absolutely thrilled to have you stop by! If you have been following along for a while and you are coming back for more - I appreciate you being here as well! My home tour this year is literally brimming with holiday goodness that I am so excited to share with you. I've come up with some new themes and color schemes - so without further ado, grab a cup of hot cocoa, tea or coffee and let's jump right into it!

As you enter my home, you will see our study on the right. This room is very near and dear to my heart, because I made it over for my very first One Room Challenge (before I even had a blog!) and it also houses some of my most precious memories in the form of a travel gallery wall! You can see how I created this gallery wall in this blog post here.

Because the rest of our home is all decked and styled, I decided to keep things pretty simple in the study. I LOVE twinkle lights and so this year I placed three twinkle light trees in front of the large window in our study. For a quick festive touch, I tied red velvet ribbon on the very tops of these trees.

These trees add the perfect glow both day and night, and I love catching a glimpse of them from all angles of my home.

Right across from our study is a music room/library that was just completed for the One Room Challenge. This room makeover was a huge undertaking, but I am so please with how it turned out. You can catch the room reveal here.

This room is filled with red, gold and rich greenery! I wanted a classic Christmas look. The tree in this room is from King of Christmas and is 7 feet tall. I wanted a more traditional tree in this room - and the King Noble Fir totally fit the bill! This tree is filled with tiny lights that look like fireflies!

On the tree I added red and white ornaments, gold garland, red velvet ribbon and even some cardinals for a touch of whimsy. The ornaments are actually a quick DIY using silver glitter glue and red paint. You can see more of the DIY ornament tutorial here.

I continued the red and white theme in this room by adding a faux cedar garland studded with red picks to the top of my bookshelf. I mixed both frosted and regular red picks to create some visual interest.

In keeping with the red, white and green theme, I added red picks to all of the vases on the bookshelf.

Before we head into the dining room, I want to show you a look back into the study where you can see those gorgeous twinkle light trees. I hope you can appreciate how beautiful and delicate these trees look!

Now lets head over to the dining room! My dining room is the first thing you see as you walk in from the garage - so it's always nice to be greeted by a Christmas tree.

This year, I placed a plump 7.5 foot Christmas tree from Balsam Hill in my dining room and I am loving the look!

This tree is brimming with champagne, pearl and olive green ornaments. I also used lunaria and pearl stems along with some champagne berry picks and some neutral picks left over from my fall decor. This color combination is different than what I've ever done before and really, this tree was decorated with ornaments that were leftover from years prior.

You may notice that I have weaved in a lot of ribbon. I love to change the look of a tree by simply changing out the ribbon (here's a secret: its the most inexpensive way to completely change the look of your tree!). I like to use different ribbon with various finishes to create interest in my tree, and I also use different weave patterns from simple billows to twirls to bow ties in the tree. You may have noticed all three styles on the tour today!

The holidays are an expensive time of year, and this year especially, I wanted to be thoughtful about where I spent my money. I didn't want to overspend, so shopping my home and using what I have in a unique way was the key to my decorating. There are several tricks I use to make sure I stay on budget for the holidays, and I shared these tips in a blog post. I have linked that blog post here.

To complement the shimmery Christmas tree, I put together a tablescape using eucalyptus garland (always my go to), white floral stems (I have used these for every season for the past 2 years!) and a gold leaf twinkle lights from Lights.com.

I finished off the table with plates and glasses from Finn Style and my favorite modern cutlery set.

Here are a few more views of my dining room.

The best thing about the holidays is enjoying the lights at night. Here's a look at some night views of my home.

Thank you all so much for stopping in and visiting me on the Blogger's Best Holiday Home Tour! I had a lot of fun putting this together! Up next on this tour is Kim from Shiplap and Shells. Her home is beautifully decorated, so you don't want to miss out on her tour!

There are more fun holiday home ideas on the way, so be sure to subscribe to my site be the first to know! If you noticed something on today's tour that you are curious about, or if you want to know more I would love to hear from you! Leave me a comment below or email me. Feel free to share this tour on Pinterest by pinning any of the images in this post or come say hello on Instagram @thisissimplicite. Before you leave here today, be sure to check out all the holiday home tours linked below!


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