I live in a beautiful town, filled with gorgeous old homes. Many of these homes are professionally decorated for Christmas. Some are not. I thought it would be fun to take a virtual “Christmas Home Tour” throughout my neighborhood. Maybe you will pick up some good ideas for your house? I’ve already stole a few ideas for mine! Enjoy!
The homes that stood out to me as I drove around were usually the more traditionally decorated. I love the crisp red bows against the natural greens. It looks so cheery when the weather isn’t! But, even if someone went non-traditional, what made a home stand out to me was when they used real greens to decorate their home. Don’t get me wrong. I am not an artificial tree snob. I have had a fantastic artificial tree for years (mainly because it would cost a bazillion dollars to purchase a tree as big as we would need – we’ve got high ceilings!)
The gorgeousness of the real deal garlands on the outside of the home is just worth it. You don’t have to buy much. Just a little bit on your front door and maybe edging the door frame and you are golden! Plop a big red bow here and there and your house will look like a million bucks. This year, I found a great deal on fresh garlands and our door wreath at Menards. The wreath was only $5 for a fresh 14″! I added some pinecones and the red bow to make it look better. The garlands were only $7 for 24′! Crazy great prices!
So, here is my run-down on how to decorate any style home with fresh garlands or greens for Christmas. Maybe you might want to cozy up with a nice piping cup of hot cocoa and marshmallows while you peruse. 😉
Be prepared to drool. These houses look awesome!
The Victorian: I love the urns! Those are so fantastically designed, but would be easy to replicate. All you need are long, red branches, short white twigs, red winterberries, and a variety of greens. The burlap and wine bow is also a sharp combination which goes so well with the color of the home. I adore the window box and the swags on the front gate. So pretty!
The Prominent Garage: What a beautiful way to decorate a prominent garage! Just a thick garland accented with the red bows. (And, isn’t the garage and front door so gorgeous!?)
The Traditional: Again, I love the planters. The use of the fresh greens and the thick birch branches. I love that they didn’t overly decorate. They simple filled their two planters, edged the charming front porch and added a simple wreath. Easy, but it is all this pretty home needs.
The White Charmer: This is a such a charming little house. They played up the crisp white brick with the greenery and the long red bows. The red bows in the front planters are super cute, as well. I don’t know where they found that ribbon, but it is awesome.
Understated Class: I think this house may be my favorite. And, I really don’t know why. I guess I am a little obsessed with white painted brick. I just loved that they used real garland and arched it over the door frame. And the little stone urns are adorable with a small amount of greenery and tiny red bows. It’s so simple, it’s just perfect. Love!
Prettiest Front Door: And the award for the prettiest front door goes to this home! How gorgeous is that door? All their decorations just served to highlight the beauty already there. Beautiful fresh garland, fresh wreath and red bows. You can’t get any more classic or more beautiful than this.
I hope you enjoyed the Christmas Home Tour! I think sometimes we overcomplicate our decorations, so I wanted to inspire you with some simple and natural Christmas home decorating.
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