It’s hard to believe that Christmas is just a few days away! To round out my holiday posts this season, I am excited to be joining with some of my talented blog friends to bring you the Christmas Nights Tour, hosted my dear friend Rachel at Maison de Pax!
If you’re popping over from Sonya’s place, At Home With the Barkers, welcome! Isn’t her home lovely?!
There is just something so enchanting about twinkling lights in the dark! (I think it’s also fun because it’s a different way to see homes– we almost always just show them in the day when the lighting is good! 🙂 )
I decided to focus in on the two decorated trees we have in our downstairs area for this tour. Our main tree is in our sunroom, which is easily one of my favorite rooms in our home!
During the day this room has a beautiful view of the rolling hills and farmland behind our house, but even at night when the view is not visible, it is a cozy little spot where our family loves to sit and spend time together.
Rather than put our tree in front of our living room built-ins, we opted to put it in the sunroom this year, and I am looking forward to spending Christmas morning in this space, with the boys excitedly digging into their gifts!
I have to give a little shout out to my friend Kristy from Klover House blog and her talented mama! They recently recovered the cushions on our sunroom furniture for me, and I am absolutely smitten! The cushions used to be a yellow-ish off-white, but I think the blue ticking stripes suit them so much better.
If you read my whole crazy debacle in my daylight Christmas tour, you know that it’s kind of a miracle that our tree is up, lit, decorated, and has curtains behind it in the first place… it was a much bigger challenge than I had expected it to be this year! 😉
But now that all of the craziness has ended (I hope!), we have definitely been able to sit back and enjoy our home, our time together, and most importantly, preparing for the true meaning of the season, celebrating the birth of Christ! <3
I ended up not using red for our Christmas decor this year, which I was a little nervous about, but I think it was the right decision, at least for this year. I think it makes our house feel so much more relaxing and peaceful without it… is it possible for a color stress me out? Is that a thing? Lol.
I’m sure I’ll get the itch to add it back in sometime in the future, but we are enjoying all of the neutrals for now!
If you stand in just the right spot in the sunroom, you can see a peek of our other downstairs tree in the dining room!
I found this cutie on major sale at Hobby Lobby, and I am so thrilled with it! It is nice and thick and full, and it ended up being the perfect size for our little dining room corner.
I had the idea to put our Willow Tree nativity scene in my little terrarium this year so that it would look a bit like a stable, and I am just tickled with how it turned out! I even had some shredded brown paper from a package that I had received to use as “hay”!
It doesn’t take much to get me excited, if you couldn’t tell… 😉
Well that brings us to the end of my tour, but don’t forget to hop around and visit my amazingly talented blog friends, because I know their homes are looking gorgeous all lit up at night! Janet from Shabbyfufu is up next, and you can catch the rest of the crew below!
Be sure to visit all the gorgeous homes lit up for the holidays!
And if that wasn’t enough inspiration for you, you can catch our night tours from previous years below!
Thank you so much for following along! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and a wonderful holiday season!