Coastal Christmas Home Tour 2016

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Good Morning Friends!

I’m sharing part 1 of my Coastal Christmas Home Tour today.
There will be 3 parts that I’ll be sharing this week and finishing up next week.

I kept it mostly simple this year and more traditional.
There’s just something about the traditional red and white.
I don’t have much green except teal and aqua though. :)
The new white slip covered furniture ended up looking so great with all of the red decor.
It makes me want to keep it year round! ;)

If you follow along on Instagram, you’ve already been seeing little bits of my Christmas decor already.
I’ve been sharing over there for a couple weeks already. If you don’t follow, I’d love to connect with you over there!
Follow along and say hello so I know you are from the blog. :) You can find me here >>> Instagram

Anyway, as I said, I had to split it up into 3 parts to be able to share it all without being photo heavy in the posts.

Today I’m sharing my family room. I’ll be sharing my kitchen and dining room on Thursday.
I’ll finish up next week with my study, foyer and snippets of our porch.

Here’s our “red & white” Coastal Christmas Home (family room)….

Coastal Christmas Home Tour 2016

We decided to forgo a live tree this year. It’s the first time we’ve not had a real tree since we were married. (that would be 25 years :) )
But I wanted to keep things simple this year and that meant one tree was enough.
Soo….this beauty I picked up at the thrift store, and gave a flocking to last year, won. :)
You can read all the details on that here >>> “DIY Flocked Tree

Do you see the little “side table” there beside the chair?
That is actually a crate from 1933 and I found it when my husband and I went to a street market a few weeks ago.
I LOVE it! I wasn’t sure what I’d do with it and then sat it beside the chair and loved it there.
I especially love having it to the open side and filled with magazines for reading.
They fit perfectly!

And who doesn’t love plaid for Christmas? I adore this throw I picked up at TJ Maxx recently.

Coastal Christmas Home Tour 2016

I think the red goes so nicely as it brings the red/coral colors out of the curtains.
You can find the curtains here >>> (they are no-sew!) “How to Make No Sew Curtains with Grommets

Coastal Christmas Home Tour 2016

The red pillows came from Michael’s a year or so ago.

Coastal Christmas Home Tour 2016

That red and white, sigh, I just love it.

Coastal Christmas Home Tour 2016

I painted the “Santa Believe” sign up there on the shelf a few years ago.
You can find the tutorial here >>> “Santa Believe Sign

Coastal Christmas Home Tour 2016
I love moving things around from year to year.
I’ll be linking up last year’s Christmas Tour if you’d like to see how I used all of these things then.

The ladder is also new. I’m so excited about it and will be sharing the super, simple DIY in the new year.

Coastal Christmas Home Tour 2016

The little white Santa figurine was also a thrift store find a few years ago. He was colorful but I sprayed him white and have used him every year since….in several different places and ways. See my old home tours for ideas, Home Tours. :)

Coastal Christmas Home Tour 2016

Coastal Christmas Home Tour 2016

Ryder wanted in on the action.
Well, maybe or maybe not. ;) He was just such a good boy to stay so I could take his photo.
And of course I had to get him a red bandanna so he could be red and white too!

A little more close up of the tree….

Coastal Christmas Home Tour 2016

It actually held up quite well to storing and putting back up.
I did lose a little flocking but not enough that I needed to re-do.
I can see that maybe after a few uses I may want to touch up here and there but nothing is needed yet.

Coastal Christmas Home Tour 2016

I kept the red, white and blue theme on the tree as well.

And some Shiny Brites I found at TJ Maxx also….

Coastal Christmas Home Tour 2016

Blue! Perfect for my decor this year. (and anytime really)
You can see the flocking on the tree better in this photo.

The fireplace got a little makeover too.
I removed the candle stand and candles that had been there for years. (and years!)

Coastal Christmas Home Tour 2016

In it’s place I put a grate and some birch logs.
(They came from Amazon, I’ll include my affiliate links at the bottom of this post for many of the items in these photos. You can see my disclosure here.)

The “naughty” pillow is one I painted a few years ago.
You can find it here (and see the other side)>>> “Naughty or Nice? Thrifty Pillow Makeover
And I figured I was “nice” last year, so this year it should say “naughty” even if I wasn’t. Because I surely was not. ;)

You might have noticed, and will notice, I added lots of red berries throughout my home.
It was an easy and inexpensive way to create a festive holiday feel and add little pops of color.

Coastal Christmas Home Tour 2016

Two different kinds here.
The long stemmed ones were added to jars, antique blue bottles, wreaths and more.
The little one you see there I laid in dishes, etc.
Both are from Michael’s and were 50% and 75% off. Can’t beat that!

I thought the reflection in the TV was neat….

Coastal Christmas Home Tour 2016

The stocking hangers were all found at the thrift store over the years.

And these little guys live here all year round….

Coastal Christmas Home Tour 2016

If you were around last year, you might remember “Sassy Santa”. :)

Coastal Christmas Home Tour 2016

He is so much fun.
As well as adding red berries around the house, I also added these little peppermint sticks here and there.
They came from the dollar store and add such a fun, festive touch.
The votive candle holder was a perfect fit for them.

Coastal Christmas Home Tour 2016

I added white berries to this wreath and an ornament in the middle.
I added berries of some sort to all of my “year round” wreaths.
It really makes it so much easier than replacing (and storing) bunches of different wreaths.
I cut the berries off at the stem (3-5 berries are in each) and just stick them in and around the wreath.
When Christmas is over, I’ll just remove them, stick them in a ziploc bag and reuse next year!

The “shutters” on each side of the french doors got these little thrift store wreaths again.
And a sweet little red and white stocking on the cabinet.
You can find the “shutters” here >>> “Repurposed Bi-Fold Doors
You can find the armoire and paint details here >>> “Armoire Transformed

Coastal Christmas Home Tour 2016

Looking back towards the other wall…

Coastal Christmas Home Tour 2016

I hung one of the wreaths I flocked last year over the artwork again.
The red snowflake throw also came from TJ Maxx.
It’s white and shaggy on the other side just like the pillow in the chair. Love it!

You may notice I found some lamps I could live with also! ;)
If you’re not sure what I’m talking about, visit this post here >>> “DIY Tiled Frame Criss Cross End Tables

Coastal Christmas Home Tour 2016


Coastal Christmas Home Tour 2016

I added a few small Shiny Brites, a red ornament and a hang tag to this bowl.
The hang tag was on a box of “the best ever” shortbread cookies that my daughter made and brought to Thanksgiving.
I will have to share it over on my food blog for you guys. (
They were AMAZING!

And yep, the lamps are winners……except I’m going to dry brush a bit of pale aqua over them.
Then they’ll be perfect. ;)
I’ll be sharing them in the new year too.

Coastal Christmas Home Tour 2016

Isn’t that crate fabulous? I know it’s probably not everyone’s choice in decor but it makes me so happy.
I love that it’s old and the wood color is a nice contrast to the white furniture.
Plus, what better way to store magazines? They are a perfect fit.

And had to show you “Ryder’s place”. :)
He’s not allowed on the white furniture but we do allow him to get on the ottoman.
He loves it and jumps right up and hangs out there.
Hopefully he’s done growing or he won’t fit!

Coastal Christmas Home Tour 2016

How could you ever say no to that sweet face???

Coastal Christmas Home Tour 2016

Well that’s it for today’s tour.
Ryder and I thank you for coming over to visit. :)

Coastal Christmas Home Tour 2016
Check back later this week for Part 2 (kitchen, study and dining room).
Plus my decorating enthusiast friends are sharing some fun Christmas related posts too.

PIN this for later for Coastal Christmas Home Decor inspiration and ideas!

Lots of Budget Friendly Ideas!! Coastal Christmas Home Tour 2016

Until then, hop on over to last year’s tour for inspiration and ideas. (and to see where I had all this stuff then! ;) )

Christmas Tour 2015

See you Thursday! :) (Updated to add Coastal Christmas Home Tour Part 2 >>> right here)



Here’s some of and similar items to those I’ve shared above:

White art paper (what I used for the “wrapping” paper)


  1. I love the red and white. Not sure why just the contrast between the colors is so vibrant to me. I even have a white Christmas tree and just red ornaments and almost all (90%) of my other decorations around the house are all red and white also. So you know I love this!!
    Have a great day!

    1. Aw thanks Christy! Just something about that white….looks like snow I think! Are you saying I (or you) also cringe when you look back at my ugly tan leather? Hahahah….I agree!! ;) The white absolutely makes a difference in my home and yours! Sooo much better. And yes, Ryder is for sure the show stealer! Funny you say that because I have decided to make that our Christmas Card this year! :) xoxo

  2. It is better than a magazine layout of a perfect Christmas room, beautiful white dog included. Love, love, love the colors and the new and old accents in the room! You really have a gift!

    1. Thanks! It’s actually a large white roll from Amazon. I use it to line my island when I’m doing crafts in the kitchen. ;) I thought it would work nicely for the presents…and it did! Although it’s a bit see through on some. I will look it up and edit the post under “materials list”. Try back in a bit for the link to it there.

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