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A Very Simple Christmas – House Tour

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This year I decided to keep Christmas very simple and I’m so glad I did. It’s less stressful, more enjoyable, and still feels cozy and Christmas-y without all the fuss. Each year, my decor gets more and more simple. I’ve definitely learned to live with less and it really works for our home.

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Starting at the front door, it is all about the black and white Christmas. I shared our Christmas porch last week with all the details. Β If we had some white snow on the ground, then it would be perfect. But I will settle for this and the warmer weather. πŸ™‚

 

 

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Inside, right in the entryway, our black and white Christmas tree sits. I am seriously obsessed with this tree and its simplicity. I call it our Charlie Brown tree and love the oversized bulbs. Β I continued, the black and white theme here with ornaments and decor as well.

 

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Continuing into the dining room, I kept it light and airy. I was inspired by a Scandinavian Christmas, and it’s such an easy style. In years past, the dining room has had its own Christmas tree, but this year I decided to just have some simple garland.

 

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I spay painted some old metal cake stands to use as display for my white village. Since I am short on shelf and display space in our home, I was worried I wouldn’t have a village this year. Luckily, I remembered these cake stands and now they have a whole new purpose!

 

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A Very Simple Christmas | helloallisonblog.com

 

A Very Simple Christmas | helloallisonblog.com

 

 

On the dining bench I kept the pillows simple with black and white, green, and a little holiday pillow. All of my pillows are down filled, and I am always switching them up with covers from H&M. Pillow covers are so much more affordable and take up less storage space!

 

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In the bedroom, it is still white and bright just how I like it. We also usually have a small tree in here too, but this year none of my trees worked when I pulled them out of storage. Wamp, wamp. I was disappointed, but used garland instead to bring out the festive touches.

 

 

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If you follow along on Instagram, I shared I was looking for faux garland that looked very real. I remembered I had some I had bought last year from Grandin Road that I loved. So, I purchased more this year and love that it comes pre-lit and is battery operated. The perfect combo!

 

A Very Simple Christmas | helloallisonblog.com

 

A Very Simple Christmas | helloallisonblog.com

 

This sign from Down Grace Lane is one of my favorites and I have had it for years. It seemed like the perfect fit above our headboard. Our white linen duvet is still one of my favorites and I embrace all the wrinkles. Plus its just so comfy! A simple pillow from Danielle Oakey Shop was all I needed to complete the look.

 

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A Very Simple Christmas | helloallisonblog.com

 

On the night stands, I kept it simple again with some vases and faux greenery. Both were from Target’s Dollar Spot a few years ago. On one side, I added these miniature stockings that I’ve had for years for another festive touch. Hopefully, Santa brings me a present Christmas morning. πŸ™‚

 

This year I have been taking it slow and enjoying the season. Watching movies, baking cookies, and sipping hot cocoa. Usually this time of year, I am so stressed I can’t even think straight and I vowed not to do that this year. A very simple Christmas is totally worth it.

 

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