I absolutely love decorating my parents’ house for Christmas! I’ve been doing it for years now and really look forward to it every year. This was my first time being away, so I flew back this past weekend to decorate and spend time with my family since I won’t see them for Thanksgiving. (You can check out the rest of my weekend here) I blasted some Christmas music and got most of the house finished. Once I was done, I loved waking up and having my coffee by the tree every morning.
One of my favorite decorations is my mom’s Santa collection. She’s been collecting since I was born, and this year I found a similar one for my apartment. Quality Santa’s are pretty hard to find, but one day I hope to have a collection of my own.
My mom also has a collection of snowmen that we keep in the window sill by the kitchen sink. We usually leave these up until the end of winter.
The stairs are one of my favorite looking decorations, but they’re so hard to do! It’s hard to get the spacing right on the garland, especially when I have to connect two pieces. I love the way this looks at night, it’s really pretty with the lights.
We also put garland and a few larger ornaments on the balcony by my bedroom. This overlooks the family room, so we could always see if Santa came on Christmas morning.
We have two trees in our house, a pretty one that my mom decorates in the living room, and a family tree in the family room. The family room one has ornaments from the years that we’ve made as kids or have special meanings, and a mix of things. The tree is huge but it looks so nice!
In the breakfast nook area I hung some garland on the light and we have these cute plates.
I hope you all enjoyed this Christmas home tour. My apartment is all decorated for Christmas and I’ll be posting some pictures soon 🙂