And Pee Wee is usually the first to greet our guests, so he wanted to greet you today, too. Isn't he dapper?
I typically only decorate our living room and dining room, and this year I opted to keep the same black, white and gold color scheme as last year but I added in touches of red. The Sephora catalog was my inspiration. Overall, I really didn't buy much decor this year, which is GREAT considering I am doing the KonMari method of tidying up in about two weeks.
Let's start off in the living room. This room is long and narrow, which I hate 11 months out of the year, but for the holidays I stuff it full of decor and it feels oh so cozy!
Last Friday I decided to finally reupholster my tufted ottoman (it was ripped in like five places), and I love the way it looks now with some striped fabric from IKEA. It brightens up the space and is striking, but best of all the whole upholstery job cost me under $20. Replacing the rug is next on my wish list, but I cannot seem to find a rug I absolutely love.
On top of the ottoman is my fave acrylic tray (clearance find at Hobby Lobby) filled with some presents, a HomeGoods candle and ornaments galore.
The Christmas tree is my fave. I really piled on the ornaments and decor to make it opulent.
And now...the bar cart. I LOVE to decorate my Target bar cart (best purchase of 2014, hands down), and right now I am all about champagne cocktails (get four of my recipes here), so that was my focus. I used a cake stand to add some height and a silver tinsel tree gives it a dash of sparkle.
The addition of the $3 Target Dollar Spot "Merry Christmas" sign really makes the bar cart pop.
Another good way to use up extra ornaments is to string them all on some ribbon to create giant ornaments clusters like the one below. I believe I used about 17-19 ornaments to create it.
My mantle is very similar to last year's mantle, but this year the lit garland adds a bit of glitter and glam. It's a simple mantle, but I think it all comes together beautifully.
That "fa la la la la" garland I bought from Target last year is still one of my fave holiday buys.
The matte gold sequin stockings from World Market are so stunning! If you can snag these, you should. Timeless and a total steal at $9 each.
Decorating with various deer all over the place has become my "thing". They're so classy looking and they remind me of my dear Pee Wee.
Some $2 photo boxes from Michael's and $1 Target gift bags round out the hearth area. The main attraction is that beautiful canister from ZGallerie that was given to me by a dear friend last year.
Now, let's go on over to Pee Wee's Parlor and the dining room...another long and narrow room. My 1970's ranch home is very segmented, but we make the most of the space. It's so warm feeling in here thanks to the Christmas tree and all the metallics I used in here.
The buffet/bar desk has a few extra plates and flatware, plus some holiday decor.
I kept the tree similar to the one in the living room, but I do love how this tree has pine cones and berries built into the branches. Gives it a fuller, luxe look.
I already wrote a post showcasing my dining table holiday decor, but in case you missed it, here are a few of the highlights. I kept it all very low to help keep food, drink and conversations flowing. Plenty of candles are always a must at my dining table.
And finally, here's a cute picture of Pee Wee thoroughly exhausted after following me around all evening as I snapped photos. Too bad he can't help me edit. :)
Hope you enjoyed my holiday tour, and I thank you SO much for stopping by. Please feel free to pin and share if you'd like-- it means the world to me!
It is now my pleasure to hand you off the talented, friendly and lovely Jennifer from Decorating Delirium. She recently purchased her dream home, and I love that she and I have the same taste in bathrooms...bold black and white.
Tomorrow there will be some more tours, plus the chance for you to link up to show off YOUR home. I can't wait to browse through them all weekend. I simply love holiday decor. Be back this weekend with a last-minute gift guide featuring items under $30.