Let’s Stay Home for Christmas Home Tour

Let’s stay home for Christmas and welcome to my 7th annual Christmas home tour!

I’ve kept things much more simple this year and this may very well be my favorite Christmas tour ever.

Once again I’m part of Jennifer Rizzo’s Holiday Housewalk which means all week long you can hop from blog to blog to see some amazing homes all decked out in their holiday finery. The tour begins at Jen’s house so don’t miss it.

Jennifer Rizzo Holiday House Walk kellyelko.com

Full source list at the end of this post!

Don’t miss the tour before mine from Shades of Blue Interiors.

Holiday House Walk Shades of Blue Interiors

Enough chit chat, come on in!

Christmas Decorating Home Tour - tons of creative decorating ideas kellyelko.com

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It’s fun to get creative with a new mantel every year.

Christmas Home Tour - love the Scandinavian style mantel kellyelko.com

I’m in love with my Scandinavian inspired mantel that includes a little gnome (it’s a cookie jar!) in a snowy forest.

Christmas Home Tour - love this Scandinavian style mantel with huge chalkboard and pom pom stockings kellyelko.com

Christmas Home Tour - love this mantel with gnome and pom pom stockings kellyelko.com

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Christmas Home Tour - love this little feather tree kellyelko.com

The key to creating the perfect fairy jar are these battery operated copper fairy lights! Hide the battery pack under some snow (salt) and use the remote to turn on and off plus I love the 8 settings so I can have them twinkle, fade, etc. You’ll notice them sprinkled throughout my house (even on the mantel).

Christmas Home Tour - love this snowy scene in a jar of fairy lights kellyelko.com

I wanted to go simple and the thought of lugging up bins and bins of ornaments was exhausting so I just wrapped some pom pom ribbon I found at HomeGoods around the tree and called it a day …

that is until one of my daughter’s demanded we hang our family ornaments so it looks like those bins will be coming out after all.

A furry throw makes the perfect snowy tree skirt.

Christmas Home Tour - love this tree with pom pom garland and fur tree skirt kellyelko.com

Christmas Home Tour - love this cute little Santa kellyelko.com

Because it’s all about the pom pom. I layered two of these cute pom pom garlands over regular faux garland.

Christmas Home Tour - love this banister with pom pom garland kellyelko.com
Christmas Home Tour - love this foyer with pom pom garland kellyelko.com

Christmas Home Tour - love these cute mercury glass snowmen kellyelko.com

Christmas Home Tour - love this festive foyer with mercury glass snowmen kellyelko.com

My girls old ice skates they’ve long since outgrown (sob).

Christmas Home Tour - love this basket filled with ice skates kellyelko.com

Christmas Home Tour - what a gorgeous tree filled with vintage ornaments kellyelko.com

I found these amazing faux Christmas trees that have room between the branches for showing off my vintage collection of Shiny Brites.

Christmas Home Tour - love the pair of Christmas trees in the dining room kellyelko.com

Christmas Home Tour - love the wall of paper snowflakes kellyelko.com

These cedar placemats make the table and I love them paired with my black and white plates.

Christmas Home Tour - love these cedar placemats! kellyelko.com

Christmas Home Tour - love this table setting with cedar placemats! kellyelko.com

Christmas Home Tour - love these trees with vintage Shiny Brite ornaments kellyelko.com

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This is where the magic happens. By magic, I mean this is where we binge watch the Hallmark Christmas channel while propping our feet on my favorite leather ottoman from Article.

Christmas Home Tour - love this sectional sofa with fun pillows and the paper star in the window kellyelko.com

More fairy lights light up a jar of vintage Christmas bulbs.

Christmas Home Tour - love the jar of vintage bulbs with copper fairy lights kellyelko.com

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Christmas in the Kitchen kellyelko.com

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See more of my Christmas kitchen HERE.

Christmas Home Tour - love these mini trees in bowls! kellyelko.com

I’ll be back to share more of my Christmas home soon.

Next stop on the Holiday House Walk is Dear Lillie.

Dear Lillie Holiday House Walk Christmas Tour

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Source List

Living Room 
Gnome Cookie Jar
Wooden Trees on Mantel
Capiz Shell Chandelier
Blue Sofa – Article
Teddy Bear Chair
Blue Velvet Chair – vintage
Rug – Sisal Rugs Direct
Christmas Tree – Balsam Hill
HomeGoods – Feather Trees, Red Throw,

Pom Pom Garland
HomeGoods – Mercury Glass Snowmen

Dining Room
Rope Chairs
Pieced Cowhide Rug
Cedar Placemats
Black and White Christmas Plates
Paper Snowflakes
Christmas Trees
HomeGoods – Red Polka Dot Plates, Tree Skirts (tablecloths), Napkins

Family Room
Sectional Sofa
Ottoman – Article
Dog Pillow
HomeGoods – Rug, Red and Gray Pillows, Tray on Ottoman, Bowls

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  1. Kelly, you always have such a whimsical and beautiful Christmas home. I would love to spend the holiday at your house – it’s the perfect gathering place. Two trees in the dining room? Love it! All your details – like the letter to Santa in the typewriter – are so charming and creative. Thanks for another beautiful and fun tour. I know I’m always going to see something different in your holiday tour.

  2. Oh my gosh, where do I begin? I am in love with your dining room – those trees and vintage ornaments, the table settings – wow, I love every bit of it. All of your charming details – letter in the typewriter, fairy lights under cloches, trees in measuring cups, just make your home absolutely delightful for Christmas!

  3. Looks fabulous! My boxes have made it out of the attic and into the garage – progress! My house gets cleaned tomorrow (spoiled!) and THEN I’ll decorate. I bought two of those gnomes thanks to you! – one for me and one for my sister.

  4. Kelley, I look forward to this tour every year and this year did not disappoint one bit! Your colorful Christmas decor and mix of old new really speaks to me! Everything looks gorgeous!

  5. Love it all, Kelly – as usual! The Shiny Brite trees are just perfect!
    But where is Sushi’s stocking this year? She’s been a good girl!

  6. Well you did simple its justice, i love it all. Must have the white tree skirt, the pom poms!!!!, and the silver snowmen. Please. And my daughter collects gnomes. Right now all I’ve got to trade are tickets to Disney World for tomorrow, but you could also buy a small island with the price of those.

  7. Love the Christmas trees in the dining room. The link isn’t working for some reason, can you just let me know which store and I’ll search for it? Thanks!! Love the tour!

  8. Time and time again, your home is filled with inspiration for my cute Christmas decorations! Love it all Kelly and I agree your dining room is just fantastic this year! Love all the details and the simplicity of your trees too! So laid-back this year without compromising style!

  9. I love your white lights and pom pom ribbon tree, it’s so magical in its thoughtful simplicity. I have been having the very same weary feelings about not wanting to carry the huge bins of ornaments upstairs! I’d love to do something like your tree, but I would NEVER get away with it; my husband loves Christmas decorations more than a 5-year-old. Your red and white pom pom garland is perfect with all of your other red, white and shiny decor. Those two silver snowmen are CHARMING!

  10. Once again I love your holiday decor! I purchased the faux greenery place mats last year after seeing them on your holiday table. Love them! Would you mind sharing the paint color in your living room? Our house was built in 1895 and it would be perfect in our living room.

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