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Home for the Holidays Home Tour 2017

Holiday Home Tour

‘Tis the season to be jolly and ’tis the season to decorate!  Seriously… who doesn’t love decorating their home for the holidays?  There’s just something about a home filled with beautiful decorations that makes me feel like a kid again.  The Christmas nostalgia is real!

I’m so excited to let y’all know that I’ve teamed up with a fabulous set of lady bloggers to bring you a Home for the Holidays Blog Hop.  There’s so much beautiful holiday inspo going on in this group of gals.  I hope that you’re able to gather a number of ideas for your Christmas decor.  Also, be sure to pin and share your favorite ideas along the way!  If you scroll down to the bottom of this post, you can find a list of all the participating bloggers.

And now, welcome to The Holtz House: Holiday Edition…


Holiday Entryway

Believe it or not, I actually started dreaming up my theme for this year’s Christmas decor this past summer.  I know… it sounds totally crazy!  But- summer flea markets are a great place to snag some awesome items to incorporate within your holiday decorating.  When I stumbled upon this green tackle box pictured above, it served as my inspiration.  This year, I decided to go with a traditional red and green theme with vintage touches.  No sparkle and bling… just neutral colors and natural woods.

Christmas Sled

When I attended the Urban Farmgirl Main Street Market in September, I stumbled upon this gorgeous vintage sled and knew that it had to be mine.  It was perfection once I added the ice skates and decorative Christmas swag.  I originally wanted to add this to our front porch decor, but I liked it so much that I decided I would get to look at it a whole lot more indoors.  😉

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Living Room

Farmhouse Christmas Living Room

I just love decorating our fireplace for each season.  It serves as the focal point for our open concept living space, so I feel that it always sets the tone for the rest of the living room, kitchen and dining areas.  Most of my new holiday decor was purchased from Target.  Between the Dollar Spot and the new Hearth and Hand by Magnolia line, there was so much to choose from.  The white ceramic items on my mantel are all from the Dollar Spot including the houses, trees and star stocking holders.

After taking these photos, I debated leaving my tree “naked” for the season.  I just love the simple look!  I’ve since changed my mind, and opted for a white and woods tree for this year.  You’ll have to check back to see the completed look.

Christmas Fireplace Decor

Christmas Pillows

If there’s one thing I know for sure… it’s not the holiday season without a bunch of Christmas pillows.  You must have an abundance of pillows, because it creates such comfy/cozy living room space.  I’m a little pillow-obsessed.  I’m not sure my husband shares my enthusiasm as he’s always tossing them on the floor.  Haha!

Christmas Decor Farmhouse

Of course, it wouldn’t be a home tour of The Holtz House without including our pup, Nilla.  She’s such a little photo bomber… always doing her best to jump in all my photos.  It definitely makes photo shoot day very interesting!

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White Christmas Kitchen

Next we’ll be working our way into my favorite room in our house, the kitchen!  This year, I loved the idea of creating mini wreaths to tie to the back of all of our chairs in both the kitchen and dining nook.  If you’re looking to create your own, I’ve got the easiest tutorial here using garland found in the Target Dollar Spot.  Would you believe it?

Mini Christmas Wreaths

No holiday kitchen would be complete without a Hot Cocoa/Coffee Bar for the season!  Once I saw the Christmas decor hit the shelves at Michael’s, and saw this adorable little sign, I knew it would be a perfect fit.

Hot Cocoa Bar

I also incorporated my Rae Dunn holiday mug collection, a few candy canes and a little red cake stand that I picked up from the Target Dollar Spot last year.  There’s nothing like warming up with a nice, hot beverage by the fireplace during cold, Illinois winters.

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Dining Nook

Holiday Square Table

In our open-concept home, we have less of an actual dining room and instead call it a dining nook since it’s just off our kitchen.  Over the summer, I had purchased these vintage enamelware plates to set the table.  So I used them as my starting point, and built the entire tablescape look around them.

Holiday Pipe Shelves

I always have so much fun styling our open pipe shelves for each season.  I carried the traditional red and green elements and even threw in a few Rae Dunn accents.  These shelves are one of my favorite DIY projects to date, and you’ll be shocked how easy it is to build your own.  They completely transform a boring empty wall!

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Master Bedroom

White Christmas Bedroom

For the grand finale of our tour, I wanted to do something completely different in our Master Bedroom than the rest of the house.  I had the idea to do a white, Winter Wonderland theme for our room.  I just fell in love with this dreamy, fluffy, faux fur coverlet set that I found on sale at Target this fall.  Then I knew I had to go for it.  This was my first time decorating my bedroom for the holiday season.  It was a lot of fun, and I definitely plan on doing it each year.  I just love having a fully-decorated holiday home.

I also purchased this mini 4 ft flocked tree from Wal-mart.  This was my first time setting up a flocked tree, and I will say it was a very messy process.  However, it turned out beautiful.  I love the look of it, and it really doesn’t need ornaments.   However, I definitely need to find a mini tree skirt to go with it.

I think someone also approves of decorating the bedroom for the holiday season. 😉  She’s definitely digging the new bedding.

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And that’s all folks for the Home for the Holidays Home Tour at The Holtz House.  I can guarantee I’ll be changing some of this around, and swaping some around, because I’m a compulsive re-decorator like that.  haha!  I hope you got some new holiday inspiration that you can use in your own home this year.  If you have any questions about any of the decor pictured, leave a comment below.  I love hearing from y’all!  From our family to yours, we’d like to wish you a very happy holiday and a fantastic New Year!  Cheers friends!



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Links to Beautiful Homes Decked Out For the Holidays

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  • Reply
    Jen@ Jenron Designs
    December 1, 2017 at 8:10 am

    Lauren, I am totally crushing on your fantastic farmhouse Christmas decor. It is all so beautiful, I love the vintage sled, with the skates 😉 It is great the sweet Nilla joined in the pictures too, she steals the show! Thanks for joining us for the Holiday Home tour, I know everyone will love your beautiful pictures!!!!

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      The Holtz House
      December 1, 2017 at 10:53 am

      Thanks Jen! We’re totally feeling the same vibes with the sled and skates! LOVE IT! Yes, Nilla is such a little ham. She loves being in front of the camera. hehe. Loved being a part of this amazing home tour! Thanks for asking me!

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    Samantha Regan
    December 1, 2017 at 8:25 am

    Beautiful home Lauren!! I love the greenery on the light fixture. And your pup is just the cutest! Happy Holidays!

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      The Holtz House
      December 1, 2017 at 10:54 am

      Thank you, Samantha! So sweet of you to say. I love that you included your pup too. So cute! How can we not have them in the home tour? 🙂

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    Keki Cannon
    December 1, 2017 at 8:58 am

    this is fantastic! I love your home and jealous of your holiday pillows! Fa La La, need that

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      The Holtz House
      December 1, 2017 at 10:55 am

      Thank you, Keki! I definitely have a “pillow problem”. So addicting! lol

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    Tina Bousu
    December 1, 2017 at 10:03 am

    Love the wreaths on the barstools! What a clever idea! Cozy holiday decor, fabulous job!

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    December 1, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    Lauren your home is lovely!! I love all the natural decor and that sled is really special!! I saw a tree once that was left bare of any ornaments for Christmas and I loved the way it looked, but when I tried to do it was an epic fail, lol!! I can’t wait to see your tree all decorated, I am sure it will be just as wonderful as the rest of your home! Have a very Merry Christmas!!

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    December 2, 2017 at 8:58 am

    Your puppy is the cutest! I love your home! That tackle box looks so cute!

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    December 3, 2017 at 4:40 pm

    Gorgeous home as always Lauren! Love your decor and all your fun vintage finds…and of course, your adorable pup! Thank you for sharing your home with us!

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    December 4, 2017 at 1:47 pm

    Your home is beautifully styled for the holidays, Lauren! I love all of the vintage touches you added to your decor!! And little Nilla is too sweet! Wishing you a Merry Christmas, my friend!

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    December 6, 2017 at 8:26 am

    Lauren I just love that you decorated your master bedroom. I always want to but just fall short of doing it. I love what you did in there. Your home is so pretty and I love that you added the skates to the vintage sled! What a great idea.

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      The Holtz House
      December 11, 2017 at 10:31 am

      Thanks so much Wendy! This was my first time decorating the bedroom this year, and it was so much fun. I didn’t go too crazy, just a few touches. But next year I’m already planning more! HAHA!

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    December 11, 2017 at 3:40 pm

    Your home is gorgeous! And your pup, is she for real?! She looks so pretty! The perfect accessory to any home!

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      The Holtz House
      December 14, 2017 at 4:15 pm

      Thank you so very much, Sarah. Haha– yes, very real! I get asked that quite often actually. She’s a bit of a crazy pup, but she comes off very sweet and innocent in photos.

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      The Holtz House
      January 2, 2018 at 1:37 pm

      awww… thank you so much! Haha– she definitely looks like a perfect home decor accent item.

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