Welcome to my Christmas Home Tour. Despite our little home here in the Netherlands being on the small side I do like to try and decorate our home for every season.
Of all the seasons, Christmas is my favourite. After all who can resist using all those beautiful glittery gold and silver home decor accents during the holiday period?
Christmas Home Tour 2016
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I am always a little late with getting the Christmas decs up. My other half won’t allow me to get stuck in until the old man (Sinterklaas) is on his steamboat back to Spain on the 6th of December.
But me being me, not wanting to leave everything until last minute, I start sneakily introducing a few winter touches here and there.
(it is actually part of my Christmas décor but I assured my hubby they were just winter touches – shhhh! 😉 )
Anyway on with the Christmas home tour …
I love decorating with red and green during the holiday period and used some of the DIY Paper Rosettes (click to see tutorial) I made in my previous post to brighten up our home.
As you can see I have a thing about candles and love the atmosphere they create when they are lit.
Next to the fire I store the firewood in a big white basket (it was an old one that I re-sprayed with white paint).
Again I used the paper fans to decorate the mantel (this time with brown paper).
As you can see I have added poinsettias throughout the room to add lovely pops of bright red to the decor.
In addition to the poinsettias, I also love to use Amaryllis flowers to decorate during the winter.
When using forced amaryllis bulbs it can be a bit hit and miss as to when they actually bloom so I brought a few bulbs in the house and started forcing them at different times.
(I will be adding post on decorating and caring for Amaryllis bulbs/flowers and how to get them to bloom again – sign up for the email NEWSLETTER to make sure you don’t miss it).
Here is the side table in our hallway where I have used Amaryllis flowers again.
This time I have used cut white flowers which I picked up at our local supermarket for an instant décor update.
I think the big bold stylish blooms look great and really cheer up your home even when the Christmas decorations are long gone.
Again I will add tips about decorating with Amaryllis flowers in a post I will be sharing in the next week or so.
I found this fab galvanised metal Galvanised Metal 3-Tier Tray in the kringloop (charity / goodwill shop) a month or two ago.
I knew instantly what I was going to do with it.
With a few candles, white washed pine-cones and mini baubles I think it looks lovely!
On the other side of the table I have a few candle votives from Action (a discount store here in the Netherlands) and a white deer ornament.
I think these Frosted Mercury Glass Votives look stunning when they are lit up with candles in the evening.
The picture above is actually from the previous year where it was filled with oversized seed pods and lights.
The bowl was also a charity shop find that I spayed gold and added pine-cones and Resin Antlers.
We do actually have our tree up now and a few more Chrismassy bits and bobs here and there. The great thing about these little seasonal touches is that they still look great even when Christmas is over and don’t look out of place for the rest of the Winter season.
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