A Holly Jolly Great Room - Christmas 2018

Happy December!

My absolute favorite time of year is finally here and I couldn't be more excited. If you have been following my stories on Instagram (@housebythepreserve) then you know that I've been holding back on fully decorating my home for the holiday season as we were waiting for our four season room enclosure to be completed.

I'm happy to report that as of last week, the enclosure has been completed and we have been super busy turning that space into my new office space/playroom/guestroom. We still have some finishing touches to complete, so I'll keep you waiting in suspense as we complete this space :)

For now, here’s a sneak peak at out Christmas tree in the new space:

Today, I'm going to be sharing with you our dining room and family room all decked out for Christmas. These are always my favorite spaces to decorate and just love how a few simple touches with red and green can transform the space.

Earlier this year, we added teal curtains flanking our sliders in order to show off the height and bring in some much needed color to the space. As I brainstormed what I wanted to do for Christmas, I decided that I would work with the teal instead of buying new curtains for the season. So red and teal are my colors for our great room and just love how it looks. The red helps give the perfect touch of Christmas while the teal helps reflect our Florida home.

The Dining Room

I dressed up my IKEA hack console table by adding a beautiful faux garland that I dressed up with Dollar Tree faux flowers. It's the perfect touch to help bring some holiday cheer to this space. I added a few white ceramic Christmas trees that I bought years ago at Target to help bring height while working in my usual blue and white vases on the opposite side.

Another sneak peak at the Christmas tree!

On the dining table I kept things simple as this is the table we eat at regularly and added a Target dollar spot Christmas tree from last year and placed it inside a gold, metal flower pot from IKEA. Another Target dollar spot find was the classic red truck with a Christmas tree on the back that I placed inside a cheese dome and added some faux snow on the bottom. My son loves to stare at this little scene and I love seeing the look on his face.

The Family Room

I usually place our Christmas tree in this space, but since we’re excited about our four season room, we've decided to relocate the big tree to that room. That meant that I had to think of ways to add a little Christmas to our family hang out area. One of the easiest way to bring in Christmas decor to any room is by updating the throw pillows. I kept my teal ones and added red ones to tie in my colors together. 

I then dressed up our red console table with this adorable stocking holder from Target. As someone who doesn't have a fireplace or a mantle to take advantage of, I've always struggled to find ways to display our stockings. So happy that I found this stocking holder this year and the idea of transforming this little area into our stocking display was created.

On the TV console I decided to display all those white Target dollar spot ceramic houses that I got last year. It was the perfect little spot to create our Christmas village. I added a little bit of color with some pine cones that I spray painted gold and silver several years ago and they are still going strong! I always seem to find different ways to reuse them year after year.

Behind the couch, we created a new little sitting area facing our new four season room. I love sitting here in the morning , enjoying a cup of coffee while I watch my little one play in his new play room. The half circle chairs were hand me down's from my mom while the table in the middle used to live in our master bedroom. I've toyed with the idea of painting the chairs and table but for now they are staying as is as I can't seem to make up my mind. What do you think?

Send me your ideas as I would love to hear from you!

It's important to note that when creating both these spaces, I only used decorations that I already owned. Nothing new was purchased to create these looks. I love finding new ways to use my same Christmas decor and you can see from my previous Christmas reveal how I've used all of these decor items in previous years. Go check the out for even more inspiration!

Holly Jolly Great Room 2016

Jingle Bells Christmas Tablescape

Tips from Christmas Past

The Master Bedroom all Decked out for Christmas

A Warm and Welcoming Entryway all Decked out for Christmas

Master Bedroom Christmas Decor

Merry Kitchen to You!

Happy Decorating!