I’m back today with a video and photo tour of my personal favorite Christmas room of the lot – our den. This room just makes me SO happy, and I spend as much time as possible here during the Christmas season. For good measure, I’m also throwing in a peek at the (very hard to photograph) powder room.
Family Room Classic Christmas Decor
Along with the kitchen, our den and office are the most used rooms of the house. I love to make them as merry and festive as possible.
First things first, my video tour:
And now, back to the photos!
I’ve had most of my holiday decor for years, and only add or change a couple of things from year to year. I mostly stick to very traditional greenery and colors throughout our home at the holidays.
The tree in our family room holds all of our favorite ornaments. From little snowmen crafted by tiny hands to ornaments carried home from special vacations, this tree is loaded with memories. It is always a joy to unbox them at the start of each Christmas season! This year we added ornaments from Vermont, New Hampshire, Maine, New Jersey and Utah.
Over at the fireplace, the stockings are collected from Ballard Designs over the years as our family grew. Little Anna Dasher got her stocking added this year. We all keep marveling over the fact that it is her first Christmas with us. The wood monograms on the stockings are from Build A Cross Canton. I mentioned on the tour already that I simplified some elements that drove me crazy in the past. One was the garland on the mantle!
One of my favorite Christmas things is the magic light wand that is set up to turn on our den tree and garland. I have given them as gifts a few times and the recipients always, always love them. <3 All of my other trees are on this Remote Tree Switch. It is one of the best investments I’ve ever made!!
The coffee table always gets a festive flower arrangement, a bowl of candy, a fragrant candle, the boy’s Santa photo and seasonal magazines. Find my favorite Christmas candle HERE. I’ve used this scent for three years now and love it! I bought a new candle at Target this year and it cannot even compare. Not worth the few dollars I saved.
As I unpack my Christmas decor, I repack the boxes with decorative items I use the rest of the year. I love to swap out our framed photos with the boy’s Santa pictures from over the years. Get all of my tips and tricks for arranging flowers in THIS VIDEO!
My plaid pillows were all collected over the years at Homegoods. The tree pillows are from Everyday Occasions and the Pendleton blanket was my souvenir from Alaska, made especially for the McKinley Lodge at Denali National Park!
Like Mother, I love tucking holiday books all over the house. I have spent many Christmas holidays snuggled by the fire reading one of her many Christmas stories. These sit on the garden stool at the end of the sofa.
You can see more Santa pictures on the pie crust table, as well as some fun glasses we brought home from Disney years ago that change Christmas lights into things like reindeer and snowmen! The photo snow globes were made with friends during a craft day two different years.
Just like at Halloween, the banquette gets a puzzle for Christmas too! This one is from the Disney Store. Mother made the boys’ silhouette pillows years ago. They move around the house frequently.
I had our Christmas card picture printed onto a board a couple of years ago (Shutterfly) and absolutely love it displayed here.
The mugs were from my etsy shop a few years ago. I love to find special holiday treats to use all season long – Trader Joe’s and WalMart usually have great choices.
Over on the TV wall the antlers really work this time of year, although they are a permanent fixture in the room. :-)
This year I have my grandma’s shiny brites in one of Mother’s old siver trays. I love seeing them here and that they aren’t just lost on the tree. I bought the fun dice game for John’s Sweet Sixteen last year and we continue to enjoy it.
I had a bunch of santa and elf hats, headbands and other gear also from John’s Sweet Sixteen . I put them in a basket for when inspiration strikes. :-) Somehow the puppies haven’t discovered it.
The last little piece of the den is over on the wall next to the kitchen. This precious nativity was from the BlessedMommaToBabyGirls Instagram sale two years ago.
I am still just so happy with our kitchen update. Leveling out the peninsula gives me this beautiful view all the way from the kitchen straight through the den.
Powder Room Classic Christmas Decor
Finally, a quick peek at the powder room. This room is tiny and extremely hard to photograph! You can actually see it better in this video.
I added a small wreath (Hobby Lobby) to the mirror with a red velvet bow.
Holiday soaps, monogrammed guest towels and red roses keep things easy and festive.
I’ll continue the tour later this week! In the mean time, I have a fun little soiree to share.
Dixie Delights Classic Christmas Home Tour 2022
video tour | exterior lighting | exterior + entry | living room + office
den + powder room | kitchen, dining + mudroom
bedrooms | porch + pool
Christmas Decor Shopping List
Remote Tree Switch | Monogram Guest Towels | Magic Light Wand
Balsam & Cedar Candle | North Pole Pillow
1″ Red Velvet Ribbon | 3″ Double Face Satin Red Ribbon
Record Player | Elf soundtrack vinyl | Battery Tree Candles
Holiday DIY Video Series
How to Make Christmas Bows | How to Spruce Up a Basic Wreath
How to Make a Greenery Bouquet | Easy Flower Arranging Tips + Tricks
2 Ways to Tie the Perfect Bow | Candy Cane Calzone
Other Holiday DIY
2 Easy Ways to Hang Christmas Wreaths | Paper Bow DIY
Painted Lamp Shades | Reindeer Kid Art | Tinsel Trees
All Holiday & Seasonal Decor | All things Christmas
DIXIE DELIGHTS DELIVERED