2013 Christmas Home Tour

I really enjoyed decorating for Christmas this year.  This is the first year I’ve actually put effort into my Christmas decor and went with a specific theme.  It was fun thinking up ideas and bringing them to life!

And the best part is that I didn’t have to spend a ton of money to do so!  I used what I had that fit the theme, made a few things, and added fresh greens cut from my in-laws’ property to add a more realistic look to my decor.  

I’m sharing my Christmas home tour here this year, too!


Okay, let’s get started!

My tree was so fun to put together!

Neutral Christmas Tree with Pops of Navy and Black

I had so much fun making the garland and tag ornaments.

Neutral and Navy Christmas Tree with Spool and Fabric Garland

Deer Silhouette on Christmas Tree

I also coordinated my gift wrap by using kraft paper, left over fabric, and twine.

Neutral and Navy Gift Wrap with Kraft Paper, Fabric, and Twine

Next to the Christmas tree is the couch where I display my wreath pillow.  It’s kind of festive without being too over-the-top-Christmas!

Faux Boxwood Wreath Pillow

Faux Boxwood Wreath Pillow

Across the living room is my pallet wall display.  I kept the pallet pretty simple with a couple printables and wire hangers.  (More on the Merry & Bright printable here!)

Rustic Pallet Christmas Decor

Merry and Bright Printable

I kept with my theme by bringing in some more fresh greens and vintage books.

Navy, White, and Green Christmas Decor

Rustic Christmas Decor

And in the bedroom, I just added a simple navy bow to our boxwood wreath.

Christmas Boxwood Wreath

Another favorite area in the house is my “fake” mantel.  The chalkboard art took a bit of trial and error, but it was totally worth the work! 

Christmas Chalkboard Art : My (Fake) Christmas Mantel

Christmas Mantel

Christmas Chalkboard Art : My (Fake) Christmas Mantel

This was my first time ever doing a tablescape.  I kept with the theme of neutrals and fresh greens.  

Christmas tablescape

Miniature Evergreen Christmas Centerpiece

Christmas tablescape : white, gray, green, and blue

Christmas tablescape

And I got to show off my new plates!  :)

Christmas tablescape

Thanks for stopping by my Christmas home tour!  I hope you’ll come back later this week for a couple more last minute Christmas crafts!

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  1. Anne Anderson says

    You come up with the cutest ideas—you’re so good at pulling a look together, with colors and patterns. Love it!

  2. Katie says

    Allison I love all your decorating! It looks so Christmasy and wintery. Where did you get that grey chair/couch? I’ve been looking for a comfy grey chair or couch!!

    • Allison @ The Golden Sycamore says

      Thanks Katie! It is the Ektorp couch from Ikea. We have the dark gray slip cover, but they have several other colors. We’ve had it for about a year and love it! Oh, and they do have the same model in a chair and love seat, too, I believe! :)

    • Allison @ The Golden Sycamore says

      That put such a huge smile on my face, Melissa! So glad I could brighten your holidays just a bit! Thanks for stopping by! <3

  3. says

    Absolutely beautiful, Allison! I love your pallet wall art with the hangers – such a creative idea! Also love love love your wreath pillow – just darling!

  4. Debbie says

    Beautiful home tour! Love your mantle and tablescape.
    Can you tell me what dishes you have? I’m searching for some this year.


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