Classic Christmas Decor: Christmas Home Tour 2023

Welcome to our Christmas Home Tour! See how classic Christmas decor brings timeless elegance and festive charm to our home for the holidays.

Christmas balls in dough bowl and blue and white ginger jar

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Welcome to our home! I’m so glad you stopped by today. One of my favorite things to share for the whole year is our home all decked out for the holidays!

I absolutely adore decorating our home for Christmas. The sparkles, the colors, and the magic of Christmas lights all work together to create a festive atmosphere for the holiday season.

As a classic girl at heart, you will certainly find plenty of classic Christmas touches in our home in every room.

A Room-By-Room Christmas Tour

So let’s take a little tour, room by room, and I’ll share some of my favorite ways you can create a classic look in your home, year after year, for Christmas.

A Festive Front Porch

You’ll be greeted on our front porch with lots of Christmas greenery and bright red bows.

Classic Christmas Front Porch

For me, nothing is more classic than red, particularly red bows on wreaths and greenery around our front door and on our front windows. At night, our house is lit with beautiful Christmas lights, making the red bows just glow.

Class Christmas decor home tour of living room

A Welcoming Entryway Sets the Tone

In our foyer, the Fontanini nativity set on our foyer table sets the tone and importance of the season.

Classic Christmas Foyer decor with nativity and Vintage ornament tabletop tree
Nativity scene on foyer table

All the Christmas decorations are lovely, but if the focus isn’t Jesus, the season doesn’t have meaning.

Add Vintage Ornaments

A few years ago, I started collecting vintage Christmas ornaments. I love the nostalgia, the color, the classic look, and the history intrinsic in each lovely Christmas ball.

Classic Christmas Foyer decor with nativity and Vintage ornament tabletop tree
Christmas tour with nativity and Vintage ornament tabletop tree

I decorated a tiny little Christmas tree with a few of our vintage ornaments, placing it in a silver pedestal bowl, and filled with extra ornaments. The colorful ornaments look so pretty and festive next to our nativity scene.

Stairwell and banisters with greenery and bows for Christmas

Evergreen garland and crimson velvet bows create a festive touch on our banisters.

Christmas in the Living Room

The centerpiece of our living room is our Christmas tree, a 7.5 foot Queen Flock tree from King of Christmas, decked out in dark crimson and blue, and featuring my favorite blue plaid and velvet ribbons cascading down.

Class Christmas decor home tour of living room
Classic Christmas Tour Living room flocked tree

This year I made folded paper glittered Christmas stars, which give our tree a vintage feel set against the flocked branches. You can read more about our Christmas tree decor and get all the details for creating the folded Christmas star ornaments in this post.

King of Christmas Queen flock tree with glittered star ornaments.

Classic Mantle Decor

On our mantle, I added Norfolk pine garland with lights and a few Christmas balls.

Christmas fireplace decor with garland

For a unique DIY ornament, I added Napoleon Blue chalk paint to an old plastic ornament and created a velvety look by adding cornstarch to the wet paint.

Once dry, I brushed off all the excess cornstarch to reveal a lovely surprise. This project created a crackled marble look on the ornament — a fortunate mistake probably due to a chemical reaction that added unique beauty to our mantle.

We hung clusters of the blue ornaments, small mercury glass ornaments, and crimson ornaments along the mantle, and added dark red velvet ribbon on the ends cascading over our creamy cozy stockings.

Don’t Forget the Fireplace Hearth

The My Texas House line at Walmart had the most beautiful large wooden jingle bell ornaments this year!

I filled a basket with faux branches, large pinecones, and these gorgeous wooden jingle bells and added it to our fireplace hearth for a cozy look.

Class Christmas decor home tour of living room

A Simple and Classic Coffee Table

Our coffee table is simply decorated with Cyprus greenery (my favorite), a blue and white ginger jar, white pillar candles in hurricane vases, and a collection of red and green ornaments in a dough bowl.

Pillar candles in hurricane vases with greenery
Coffee table decorated for Christmas with garland, candles, Christmas balls in dough bowl and blue and white ginger jar

It’s a simple yet festive and inviting look — especially on cold evenings when the candles are glowing.

Willow Tree nativity on sofa table

Our sweet Willow Tree nativity has been a Christmas favorite for years!

Built-in shelves in living room decorated for Christmas

I added a little Christmas village of ceramic houses and wooden trees to our built-in living room shelves.

Classic Christmas decor home tour

Dining Room Christmas Tour

Our dining room had some fun touches this year.

Christmas wreath with red velvet bow on dining room Mirror

I found a realistic-looking wreath from Walmart. Isn’t this the prettiest wreath? It came with a large red velvet bow, to which I added a little darker crimson velvet ribbon for an elevated look.

Classic Christmas Decor in the Dining room in Christmas home tour

On our table, I kept it simple with a large round rattan bowl full of greenery, a large hurricane vase and candle, pinecones, festive Christmas balls, and velvet ribbon. I’m using our simple jute runner and added a couple of wooden taper candle holders. It’s such a simple look that works for all the events of the season.

Classic Christmas Decor in the Dining room in Christmas home tour

I love using a low profile centerpiece to accommodate all the wonderful dinner conversations.

Vintage gold Christmas balls in glass bowl on buffet

A crystal bowl full of vintage gold ornaments and our favorite Santos angel on the sideboard create a perfect decoration.

Dining room greenery arrangement lighted.

We love this simple addition to our dining room decor. I filled a large DIY hand-painted urn with greenery stems, white branches, and pinecones, then added a strand of small white globe lights. It adds a lovely soft glow that brightens a dark corner of our dining room.

Christmas wreaths with Tartan plaid bows on kitchen cabinets

In the Kitchen

Our kitchen theme this year featured miniature Christmas houses.

Classic Christmas Decor Kitchen Tree
Classic Christmas Kitchen decor

A small tree, decorated with tartan plaid ribbon and small wooden gingerbread houses, complements the red berry wreath above the window.

Little Paper Christmas Houses

I created these adorable little paper Christmas houses for our kitchen buffet.

Handmade Christmas Village Display on Kitchen buffet

I can’t tell you just how much fun I had with this little DIY. It wasn’t a quick project, but it was oh, so enjoyable! And I absolutely love how they turned out! I’ll definitely be creating more of these!

Christmas Village Display on Kitchen buffet

I shared all the detailed instructions in this post along with free printable templates which you can access below.

Classic Christmas decor home tour

I created a very simple centerpiece of greenery surrounding a hurricane candle for our kitchen table. Sometimes simple is best, and this simple yet elegant arrangement proves that point!

A Hot Chocolate Bar Is Always a Favorite!

Our kitchen Christmas decor wouldn’t be complete without a hot chocolate bar!

Hot Cocoa Bar with Santa mugs
Hot Cocoa Bar

Santa mugs and other Christmas mug favorites arranged on a white three-tier tray are ready for our favorite hot chocolate and peppermint sprinkles.

Kitchen counter Christmas decor with topiary, Christmas plate, and apples

A Cozy Screened-in Porch

Just outside our kitchen door, the screened-in porch looks cozy for Christmas! Red tartan plaid pillow covers and baskets full of greenery, ribbon, and jingle bells create an inviting and festive look!

Screened porch Christmas decor with Tartan plaid and jingle bells.

It’s even cozier at night with the string lights on!

Classic Christmas tour mantel decor
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Top 10 Tips for Classic Christmas Decor

You can create a classic look in your home for the holidays with some of my favorite Christmas decor tips!

  1. Embrace Traditional Colors: Stick to a timeless color palette of reds, greens, and golds to create a festive and warm atmosphere.
  2. Incorporate Plaid Patterns: Plaid ribbons, pillows, or throws add a traditional and cozy touch, perfect for creating a classic Christmas feel.
  3. Utilize Natural Greenery: Decorate with fresh or faux pine garlands, wreaths, and other greenery for a touch of nature.
  4. Use What You Love: Decorate with items that have personal meaning or evoke fond memories to make your decor more personal and heartfelt.
  5. Adapt Year-Round Decor: Incorporate everyday items like large vases or bowls into your Christmas decor. Fill them with seasonal items like ornaments or greenery for a festive touch.
  6. Vintage Ornament Collection: Include vintage or heirloom ornaments to add character and a sense of history to your Christmas theme.
  7. DIY Decor Touches: Add unique and personal flair to your classic decor with handcrafted elements like paper crafts or custom ornaments.
  8. Layered Lighting: Use a combination of string lights, candles, and lanterns to create a warm and inviting ambiance, essential for a classic Christmas atmosphere. I love using battery-powered faux moving wick candles in our decor!
  9. Seasonal Throw Pillow Covers: Switch out your regular throw pillow covers with seasonal ones. This is an easy and space-efficient way to add holiday cheer without the need for storing bulky items year-round.
  10. Collect Neutral Christmas Ornaments: Build a base of neutral ornaments such as mercury glass or subtle gold balls. These versatile decorations work beautifully year after year and can complement changing color schemes.

These tips will help you effortlessly create a classic Christmas look that is both timeless and adaptable, blending tradition with personal style for a festive and elegant holiday atmosphere.

Front porch decorated for Christmas with garland and red velvet ribbon

Thank you so much for stopping by our home for our Christmas Home Tour! I hope you found inspiration and enjoyment in all the details that come together to create a classic Christmas home!

Merry Christmas!!


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