Favorite Festive Christmas Decorating Ideas

What’s better than house peeping into beautifully decorated homes? House peeping into beautifully decorated Christmas homes! I’ve come across so many gorgeous homes that are filled with Christmas ribbon eye candy and I’m sharing my favorite joy sparking, festive Christmas decorating ideas. So if you’re tired of every house looking exactly the same and need some fresh decorating inspiration, you are in the right place!

Dannyelle has been permanently placed on Santa’s nice list thanks to her Christmas decorating skills. It was hard to choose just one photo but I love this hanging branch she clipped from her yard.

Natural Christmas Home – Life is a Party

Festive Christmas Decorating Ideas - love the real tree branch hung from the ceiling #christmas #farmhousechristmas #christmasdecor #naturalchristmas

These are a few of my favorite things … little Christmas houses, a chalkboard and color! If you love color, fun, and whimsy, don’t miss this home!

Colorful Christmas Home – The Handmade Home

Love this colorful Christmas mantel and chalkboard Advent calendar #colorfulchristmas #christmasdecor #christmasmantel #adventcalendar #chalkart #christmaschalkart

Speaking of color, it’s amazing what one string of colorful lights can do for a porch and how cute is that pom pom wreath.

Colorful Farmhouse Christmas – Modern Glam

Festive and colorful Christmas porch with pink door #christmas #christmasdecor #christmasporch #pinkdoor #christmasgarland #christmaslights

Those marquee numbers say it all and I love the simplicity of the thrifted brass candlesticks. Don’t miss Jen’s genius idea of using wrapping paper on her walls to give them some holiday flair.

Very Vintage Christmas – Jennifer Rizzo

Vintage Sign Christmas Mantel with cedar garland #christmas #christmasmantel #vintagechristmas #christmasdecor #christmasdecorating #christmasstocking #farmhousechristmas

This was a toss up between Shannon’s mantel and the ladder draped in pine cone covered garland hung over her dining table, but I can’t resist a good chalkboard and thought it was so creative to combine one with a wood sign.

Merry and Bright Christmas – Fox Hollow Cottage

Love the combination of a Christmas sign paired with a chalkboard #christmasdecor #christmasdecorating #christmasmantel #christmaschalkboard #chalkart #christmasgarland #diychristmas #fireplace #shiplap

This gallery wall of vintage inspired botanical Christmas trees is stunning and the best part is they are free!

Christmas Home Tour – Bless’er House

Free Vintage Christmas Tree Art Prints Here

Free beautiful vintage inspired botanical Christmas tree prints #printables #freeprintables #freeart #christmasart #gallerywall #christmasdecor #christmasentry #christmsadecorating #vintagechristmas #farmhousechristmas

I love this idea of wrapping gifts in fabric. Bonus points if its vintage French linen with Moroccan bells, feathers and sprigs of pine.

Simply Vintage Christmas – Jeanne Oliver

Vintage linen gift wrap #giftwrap #vintagechristmas #christmasgift

There’s something about a red mixer that screams, “let’s bake Christmas cookies!” I love the way Krista created a mini tree farm on her open kitchen shelves.

Cheery Christmas Home – The Happy Housie

Love this cheery Christmas kitchen #christmasdecor #christmaskitchen #kitchenshelves #subwaytile #kitchenbacksplash #openshelves

Did you know doilies make the prettiest snowflakes? Diane does and she even shares templates so we can get the look! I love the way the flakes look covering her tree.

DIY Doily Snowflakes – In My Own Style

How to make paper snowflakes from doilies #christmas #christmascrafts #christmastree #christmasdecor #christmasornaments #diychristmas #kidschristmas #kidscrafts #papercrafts

She had me at vintage skates and I love the weathered and worn brown leather. I was rolling on the floor when I saw the tiny little silhouette of Santa and his reindeer flying across a HUGE moon. Cassie failed to read the fine print when she placed her order and didn’t realize it would be so small! Also, don’t miss the gorgeous brass farmhouse sink in her newly renovated kitchen.

Skating into Christmas Home – Cassie Bustamante

Festive Christmas Decorating Ideas - love these antique ice skates instead of a wreath #vintagechristmas #iceskates #christmaswreath #christmasdecor

Jen’s only been in her gorgeous old home a few months but she’s managed to bring on the Christmas spirit. Don’t miss her buffalo check walls and her festive kitchen!

Antique Cottage Christmas Home – Tatortots & Jello

Festive Christmas Decorating Ideas - love this antique fireplace mantel with fresh garland and pom poms #christmas #christmasmantel #christmasdecor #vintagechristmas #christmastrees #fireplace #antiquemantel

Sheila’s entire Christmas store is absolutely stunning and I love all the little details like this blue velvet ribbon tied around paper whites.

French Inspired Christmas Home – Maison de Cinq

Love the ribbon wrapped around these paper whites #paperwhites #christmasdecor #vintagechristmas

I love how a simple swag of garland can give a room some Christmas spirit and I love that Susan sprinkles red throughout her whole home.

Festive Red Christmas Home – Saw Nail and Paint

Festive Christmas Decorating Ideas - love this sprig of garland with pinecones and berries #garland #christmasdecor #christmaskitchen #whitekitchen #cottagekitchen #christmasdecorations

Lucy combined a few different types of greenery to create a show stopping garland for her bannister.

Evergreen Christmas Home – Craftberry Bush

Festive Christmas Decorating Ideas - love the different types of greenery combined to create this gorgeous garland #christmas #christmasdiy #diychristmas #christmasgarland #bannister #christmasdecor

A plaid throw inspired Laura’s color palette this year and I love the way she brought those colors onto her stunning Christmas tree!

Mad About Plaid Christmas Home – Duke Manor Farm

Festive Christmas Decorating Ideas - love this huge tree decked out in red, whites and blue #christmastree #christmasornaments #christmasdecor #realchristmastree #plaid

This home is straight out of a Hallmark Christmas movie! Tami shared her friends stunning Victorian all dolled up in vintage sleigh bells, brass horns and fresh greens.

Victorian Christmas Home – Tidbits

Tour this stunning Victorian home all decked out for Christmas #victorian #snowfall #porch #farmhouse #christmasdecor

Last but hopefully not least, this is my favorite pic from my home tour.

Please Come Home for Christmas Tour

Festive Christmas Decorating Ideas - love this whimsical mantel with vintage firetruck pedal car and red stockings kellyelko.com #christmas #christmasdecor #christmasmantel #christmasstockings #vintagechristmas #feathertrees #fireplace #kellyelko

Do you have a favorite Christmas home tour you’ve seen this year?

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  1. So much Christmas cheer here – I love it!! And thank you SO much for featuring me with these other fabulous ladies!

    Happy holidays Kelly!


  2. There are so many fantastic home tours this year. It’s so hard to choose my favs. I really love your countdown tree and your dining trees this year. Thanks for sharing your favs.

  3. Everyone did a really good job of decorating and gave me lots of ideas and because i knew i wouldn’t remember i pinned what i liked. I loved your shiny brite tree and mantle.

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