Today at STYLEanthropy, I’d like to share a Christmas Home Tour with you! You know how I love Christmas so much because it’s my actual birthday. So, welcome to our home and I hope you like the little touches of Christmas I’ve put into it!
Christmas Home Tour with STYLEanthropy
I’ve been wanting to share with you these photos for awhile. You’ll see that the Christmas tree has been updated with bigger ornaments in some of the photos. The night shots at the bottom are the latest. I was hoping to have published this last Monday, but I’ve been sick the past two days. I’ve only been able to work on it a little bit at a time, whenever I could get out of bed while the meds are working. Hope you like this little Christmas Home Tour!
You just don’t know how much I’ve been wanting to get a white Christmas tree for years! If you know me well, then you know my home is clad in a lot of white – from the sofa, TV rack, shelves, faux fur throws, chair pads, bed sheets, office desk and chair, and more. Anyway, there are so many nice white trees out there like this and this. But I know I didn’t want to spend over a hundred because there’s a good chance this is a temp tree. So I found a pre-lit 6.5′ one for $39 at Walmart… and I’m shocked that it’s now on clearance for a little under $30!
Before it arrived, I was skeptical. But since I knew it was a temp tree for our temporary apartment, I was ready to deal with whatever! Safe to say, I was so pleased with my white Christmas tree and the savings! Sure, it’s not as fluffy as the more expensive ones. But I knew I can add more Christmas picks to make it look full. It’s actually not bad. But adding picks made it look fantastic!
Now if you know me too well, you know I love gold and metallic colors! I’ve got my gold mugs (currently on sale), gold flatware, decor, and of course, about 99% of my jewelry/accessories are in gold. But I also love to mix up gold with silver. So I ended up with a silver and gold theme for my white Christmas tree!
The star Christmas tree topper is a souvenir from MoMa in New York. The “Merry Christmas” ribbon was from Michael’s, and I used it as a garland around the tree. The “Joy” ribbons in the Christmas gifts are from there as well. If you noticed the white poinsettia picks scattered around the tree, that’s from Michael’s too. You’ll see it closer later below because it’s also what I used above our mirror. I also got the glittered initial ornaments with the brown cardboard, snow picks and pearl picks from Michael’s. Thankful they had their daily Christmas deals, that I got everything for 60-70% off. I’m pretty sure I didn’t pay more than $40 for all those!
The gold initial ornaments are from Target. I couldn’t find them online but these are looking pretty fine too. These ones are pretty cheap and I used them for the stockings you’ll see later. I also got the silver and gold color block ornaments from there, as well as these gold bells that I also used to decorate the kids’ gifts. I couldn’t find the color block ornaments online but these are nice alternatives. The white and gold snowflakes were old, but you can find them anywhere including at Target. The gold peacock was from an ornament exchange gift with fellow bloggers. The giant silver ornaments are from Bed, Bath & Beyond!
My favorite pillow cover is from H&M. It has since sold out but this and this are great alternatives. The black white and gold gift tags, gold stripe wrapping paper, and the white and silver dots wrapping paper are from T.J. Maxx.
Above and below, you can see clearly the Christmas picks I was talking about. How pretty is the white poinsettia arrangement with the white pearl picks? My white faux fur mini stockings are from Target, and were only $5 bucks each! They have the regular 20″ ones for $13. I wanted the mini ones because I was hanging them on our mirror. So guys, if you don’t have a fireplace or mantel, you can still have stockings! Find a large rectangular mirror or a tall console table to hang them on. For a console table, you can still use a stockings holder. But for a mirror like this, can you see what I used? It’s actually a shower curtain hook, guys! Haha.
Since I wanted to have our initials on our stockings but couldn’t find exactly what I like, I decided to use these Target initial gift toppers instead. I actually LOVE how it turned out and wouldn’t have it any other way.
Next to our Christmas tree, I placed a white Ikea desk with legs that I spray-painted gold. It’s where I put some candles, chocolates in an apothecary jar for guests, and a tray with some bar essentials. But right now, it’s also holding the gifts that were sent to me. I didn’t want to mix them with the gifts I wrapped under the Christmas tree.
Below are more photos of our Christmas Home Tour …
Silver joy letters, Christmas tree, gold reindeer, snow flake table runner, arch floor lamp, clear cake stand, large marble cheeseboard, orchid, Oliver Gal Prada Marfa art, ghost chairs with arm rest, ghost side chairs.
Here are more recent/updated photos taken at night. So you can see the effect when it’s dark!
STYLEanthropists, hope you enjoyed this Christmas Home Tour. I know it’s a bit late, but I hope it has inspired you to perhaps add more touches of Christmas at your home. And if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask in the comments below. And if you’d love to share your Christmas theme this year, share away. I’d love to hear them. I’m always looking for ideas for the next Christmas and would love to hear what you have in mind. Happy Holidays! Xo.