I’m continuing with the virtual tour of my decked halls. If you’re seeking Christmas decorating ideas and you’ve not seen my Christmas Home Tour (Part I) you might want to check that post out, too. In today’s tour, we’re visiting the keeping room, the breakfast nook and mudroom. Let’s get started, shall we?
CHRISTMAS DECORATING IDEAS | FAMILY ROOM
I’ve mentioned before that our home has what, here in Alabama, is called a “keeping room”. It’s a cozy little corner just off the kitchen where the kids frequently can be found curled up on the sectional sofa with a book or parked in front of the fireplace soaking up the warmth.
This is probably the coziest room in our home. The sectional makes it extra comfortable for lounging and so I play up that aspect by adding layers of throw pillows and blankets. Isn’t that furry blanket dreamy? Mine is from World Market, but this faux fur throw blanket from Amazon is similar if you don’t have a World Market near you.
This also happens to be the most neutral room in our home. In implementing my Christmas decorating ideas this year, I opted to stick with almost all white in the keeping room.
The only real contrast to the white are the touches of dark, earthy colors brought in by faux trees and seasonal floral stems.
When this room has a fire roaring, it’s definitely the most toasty room in the house.
Next up on our home tour is the breakfast nook. Let’s peek in now.
CHRISTMAS DECORATING IDEAS | BREAKFAST NOOK
Our kitchen opens to the keeping room and a quaint little breakfast nook where we eat most of our meals. I opt for minimal holiday decorations in my kitchen because the space has to remain functional.
Last year, I created a hot chocolate tray on one of the kitchen counters. This year, I upgraded to a full-fledged hot chocolate beverage station on the sidetable in our breakfast nook.
When it comes to Christmas decorating ideas, whoever came up with the beverage station deserves a prize. I love it because it’s both cute and functional. My 11-year-old son loves this part of our holiday home decor. And I don’t blame him.
In spite of having a designated dining room, when it’s just the four of us at home we eat in the breakfast nook. We have a quaint little round table in there. And during this time of year, I pull out the special Disney Christmas plates that were a thoughtful gift from my sister-in-law several years ago.
I used a simple and traditional lantern as a centerpiece with evergreen picks circled around the base.
The final space I want to share with you today is the mudroom.
CHRISTMAS DECORATING IDEAS | MUDROOM
Confession: I hid away the kids’ shoes, coats and backpacks in order to present a more festive space. We use this room too much to leave it styled all the time, but if you are lucky enough to have an underused mudroom or entryway, this would be a cute way to leave it decorated throughout the season.
I hope you’ve enjoyed your tour of my home. Wishing you and yours the merriest of Christmases.
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