It’s one of my favorite days of the year – Christmas home tour day! I always look forward to this day so much because, despite not loving winter, I love Christmas decor. Today, I’m sharing our coastal Christmas home tour with a bit of citrus vibes mixed throughout!
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Simplicity was the name of the game this year. We still have a bit of unpacking/organizing to do since the move the last week of August. And with us traveling to see family for both Thanksgiving and Christmas, I didn’t want to spend more time decorating the house than actually enjoying the decorated house! I tried to use as many things as possible that we already owned with only a few purchases here and there. Let’s start the tour!
Coastal Christmas Entryway
I’ve shared a peek at our entryway previously, but have since wrapped the garland all the way to the upstairs. Since the time I took this photo last week, I’ve replaced the photos with our nativity scene and love the addition here!
I reused the exact bows I used on the staircase for last year’s tour, but then added in these fun white starburst ornaments to the garland.
The stars tie in well to the giant star chandelier we have in our entryway. It’s hard to capture the full view here but with the wide angle lens you can almost see it all from my office doorway!
The chandelier awas one of my major lighting budget splurges when we built this house, but with it being 25 feet in the air, I knew whatever I picked had to stay forever. It’s hard to capture the scale, but it comes in around 4′ by nearly 5′. The star chandelier feels even more perfect here this time of year! The mercury glass literally glows when the sun shines through our little lighthouse tower here!
ENTRYWAY SOURCES: Cedar Garland | Norfolk Pine Garland (also here) | Blue Velvet Ribbon | Green Velvet Ribbon | Blue Console Table | Rustic Wood Trees | Small Ceramic Tree | Medium Ceramic Tree | Large Ceramic Tree | Wicker Picture Frame Set | Medium Potted Tree | Large Potted Tree | White Starburst Ornaments | Star Chandelier (smaller sizes here) | Double Sconce Lights
Coastal Christmas Kitchen
Moving through the entryway, you’ll see our kitchen and beyond that, our living room.
I always like to keep our kitchen decorated simply, and this year was no exception. I always love a wreath on the range hood and a vase filled with seasonal greens, and that’s about all I did this year! I propped the wreath on the hood trim and then used a small 3M hook to secure it at the top.
I really love the injection of color the faux oranges and light blue velvet ribbon add to our kitchen!
KITCHEN SOURCES: Faux Soft Cedar Wreath | Blue Velvet Ribbon (similar here) | Vase | Pre-Lit Birch Stems | Faux Orange Stems | Faux Pine Stems | Woven Shade (color: Bonaire Flaxen) | Herringbone Runner Rug | Cabinet Knobs | Cabinet Bin Pulls | Woven Chandeliers | Faucet | Marble Tray | Swivel Counter Stools | Wall & Trim Color: Sherwin Williams Snowbound
Coastal Christmas Living Room
I previously shared a peek at our living room decor, when I shared some ideas on citrus Christmas decor. As I mentioned, my goal here was to use as many items we already owned that I could. I love that I can then use the citrus stems again in my summer decor! Without a basement, we’re having to get creative on storage – and overall just have less seasonal decor and things in general!
These chunky Cableknit Throw Pillow Cover are one of my favorite finds of the season. I love that I can use them all winter, not just until Christmas. They have a winter vibe but don’t feel too out of place in coastal Florida!
Here you can see a peek at the long and narrow console table we have tucked behind our sofa to hold the lamps. I’ll share a better view once the Christmas decor is all taken down.
I filled this little cane rattan box with ornaments to add some color to our coffee table.
Aside from Henley constantly sitting on the back cushion of one, we’re still very happy with these gorgeous armchairs!
LIVING ROOM SOURCES: Sofa (read my full review here) | Chairs | Coffee Table | Indoor/Outdoor Striped Rug | Rattan Box Set | Christmas Tree | Blue Velvet Ribbon (similar here) | Light Blue Orb Ornaments | Orange Orb Ornaments | Faux Orange Stems | Oyster Shell Ornaments: purchased locally at the Acton Academy of 30A kids fair | Cableknit Throw Pillow Cover | Striped Pillow Cover | Velvet Pillow Cover | Lamps | Ceramic Houses | Console Table | Woven Roman Shades | Frame TV
Coastal Christmas Dining Room
Our dining room sits off to the side of our living room and kitchen. It, along with Kurtis’ office next door, were meant to be a side screened-in porch. We knew we’d likely never use it that way so we had the builder close it in to add the two additional rooms and we’re so glad we did!
Admittedly, not much is happening in our dining room currently. With the big gingerbread house party over the weekend, we actually cleared this room out entirely until Sunday night. So, here’s how it stands today. I plan to have it wallpapered in the New Year and add some drapes which will definitely bring it to life! But for now, I wanted to share it as it currently looks.
I took down the art that usually hangs here and replaced it with these woven stars for a bit of texture. I’ll still likely move this set of trees outside (so ignore the cords) but we used them here for the party and I love the added glow they provide to this space in the evenings!
Man, I just love twinkling lights and pretty velvet bows!
DINING ROOM SOURCES: Dining Chairs (larger version here) | Dining Table | Rug (also here) | Set of Woven Stars | Set of Trees | Mini Wreaths: Old from Target (similar here and here) | Blue Velvet Ribbon (similar here) | Prelit Trees
Coastal Christmas Home Office
As we head back to the entryway, my office sits just around the corner from the front door. You may recall, this room was intended to be the primary bedroom, but neither of us loved the idea of our room being just off the entryway and with five windows wrapping the front porch. So, we moved our bedroom upstairs and the change has been working out great!
Admittedly, the room is a total disaster, but I did clean up this half of the room so that the view from my desk isn’t quite as chaotic. The “Deck The Halls” and “Fa La La” couldn’t be more perfect in here! Continuing with the simplicity theme, I filled the melamine bowl with some leftover ornaments and called it a day!
Coastal Christmas Bathroom
So with the layout changes mentioned above, our bathroom where we get ready and closet are just off my office. We were worried it would be odd not connected to our bedroom, but it has actually worked out really well for us. Especially on those mornings where one of us has to get up much earlier than the other! I thought it would be fun to include this space in the tour because I haven’t shown much of it in the past.
I added a few simple festive touches here by tying some velvet bows on the pendant lights and stealing the arrangement from the kitchen 😉
The Woven Cone Pendants were one of the lighting options I ordered outside of the builder and lighting store to save on budget. We’ve been so happy with them! I know they look low in pictures here, but our ceilings are 12′ tall on the main floor, so these even clear Kurtis’ 6’2″ head by 8-10″. I love that they (and their reflection) help to warm up all the gray marble tones in here!
BATHROOM SOURCES: Woven Cone Pendants (small size) | Blue Velvet Ribbon (similar here) | Vase | Pre-Lit Birch Stems | Faux Orange Stems | Faux Pine Stems | Cabinet Knobs | Cabinet Bin Pulls | Reversible Pine Tree Towel | Citrus & Sage Hand Soap | Bath Mats | Faucets
Coastal Christmas Loft Living Room
Moving up stairs, you’ll find our loft living room at the top of the stairs. It’s a cozy little spot that serves as a second TV room or reading spot for me. We just reused old furniture here that didn’t have a home elsewhere so you’ll probably recognize most of the pieces from other spots in our prior homes. I kept the tree naked up here (and honestly it still needs a little fluffing still), but I really just wanted the glow from the lights this year!
Here you can see how the space relates to the entryway. The cats’ “bedroom” is off to the right and then our bedroom and a small guest bedroom are off to the left.
Literally one of the easiest decorating ideas you can re-create is to fill a giant clam shell, dough bowl, or bowl in general with ornaments. If you want to get extra fancy you could also throw in a few greenery stems or clippings. But this takes seconds to achieve and still feels so festive!
LOFT SOURCES: Sectional | Console Table | Woven Shades | Rattan Cabinet | Footed Bowl | Similar Moss Balls | Blue Bottle Brush Tree Set | Green Bottle Brush Tree Set | Scalloped Stockings |Faux Greenery Stems with Pinecones | Frame TV | Lamps | Baskets | Similar Rug | Green Corduroy Pillow Covers | Striped Pillow Cover: Serena & Lily – no longer available | Plaid Pillow Cover: Serena & Lily – no longer available | Giant Clam Shell | Green Ornaments | Christmas Tree
Coastal Christmas Bedroom
Moving down the hallway is the last stop on our tour – our bedroom! Although this room has a relatively small footprint, the vaulted ceiling helps it to feel much more grand! I have big plans for this room some day, but our new blue linen bed (look for less here) makes me so happy that I don’t even care about the rest for now! Fun fact: up until I ordered this bed, Kurtis and I had used the same bed for nearly fifteen years. It was definitely time for an upgrade!
I added this cozy washed velvet bedding and a wreath above the bed for a festive touch. It’s been so cold in the mornings over the past week or so, I’m glad we have this added layer! We’re still refusing to turn on the heat in our house!
I’ve had these camp stools for years in the navy lido stripe, but recently found out you can purchase new fabric pieces for them! I found two on clearance last year and this buffalo check works perfectly in here for Christmas! It’s the perfect little stool for the cats, too, when they want to hop up on the bed.
SOURCES: Bead Chandelier | Blue Linen Bed (look for less here) | Nightstands | Lamps | Cane Wrapped Vase | Brass Frame | Wreath | Blue Velvet Ribbon (similar here) | Washed Velvet Pillow Shams | Waffle Knit Blanket | Woven Rug | Buffalo Check Stools
And that concludes this year’s coastal Christmas home tour! I hope you enjoyed it!
Additional Christmas Home Tours
Looking for even more Christmas decor inspiration? Be sure to check out these tours of our home from prior years.
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