20 Nov Our Christmas Home Tour
Welcome to our home – a place I rarely photograph because I rarely have time to decorate it how I would like to. With our new family of three (plus Nixon 😉), I have a new motivation to make sure our home has a cozy Christmas feel. Pinterest does a great job of showing us what our houses can look like around the holidays if we have an unlimited budget, but rarely do you find posts on how to decorate for Christmas on a smaller budget. I’m here to change that for not only myself, but for you as well because let’s face it – money gets tight around the holidays!
Marrying a finance major definitely has its pros and cons. Pro – he keeps us from going broke and makes sure we invest our money properly. Con – we live by our monthly budgets, which leaves little room for new Christmas décor 😉
This year I worked super hard to incorporate my “hand me down” Christmas decorations and incorporate some new funky finds from my local favorites, all while staying on my very small “décor” budget. I’ve linked all my favorite finds below so they’re easy to find if you want to do some Christmas re-decorating with me!
First things first, Christmas pillows can turn any boring old couch into a cozy Christmas spot to curl up on. I found these festive throw pillows at both Home Sense and Wal-Mart. Ranging from $20-40 each, these pillows added just the right pop of color on our beige couches. The antique rug adds some depth to the neural backsplash and the hanging stockings cost me less than $20 total! Purchased at Michaels for $7 each, I strung them to our curtain rod with some leftover ribbon I had from last season to create the perfect focal point for our living room.
Although cooking is not one of my strong suites, decorating the Christmas table sure is! The furry white sheepskin throws were purchased for less than $20 each from Ikea (Home Sense & Jysk have something very similar.) I love how they add a modern touch to my plaid theme running throughout the table decor. The miscellaneous coffee mugs were purchased from Home Sense and local thrift stores, and hang beautifully from my Magnolia Market iron rack. The chandelier hanging above our table was purchased from a garage sale. I had Brad spray paint it black for me and hung some acorns and faux light bulbs (purchased from Home Sense) to make it a table focal point. The puppy plates are my favorite because I am a diehard dog lover (purchased at Pier One). Add a few Christmas berries and greenery, and your table is set!
Not breaking the bank on Christmas décor can be tricky, but with a little creative thinking you can create the perfect cozy atmosphere for you and your family this holiday season! Make sure to stop by our Christmas on Coy event December 9th & 10th (1-4pm) (1943 Coy Ave) to see The Everlee DECKED OUT with Christmas Decor. I can promise you will leave feeling inspired to spruce up your Christmas décor at home 🙂
White Sheepskin Rugs – http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/30229077/
Red Berry Napkin Rings (hanging on iron mug holder) – https://www.pier1.ca/shop/wintery-red-berry-napkin-ring/3233321.html?cgid=napkin-rings#nav=left&start=1
Garland Wreaths (hanging on window & door) – Dollar Store for $3 each! Add a bow and BAM!
Place mats – http://www.ikea.com/ca/en/catalog/products/40082536/
Special thank you to Miranda Hoffman from Hoffman House Photography & Design for doing all of the lovely photos for my blogs. Miranda is a local photographer in Saskatoon, SK.