Classic Christmas Home Tour

Take our classic Christmas home tour, with a traditional red and green color scheme making our home to feel cozy and festive for the holiday season!

A Classic Christmas Home Tour

Welcome, welcome! I’m so excited that you’ve popped over to take our Christmas home tour this year!

Welcome to Our Classic Christmas Home Tour!

Christmas Exterior

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If you’re new around here, I’m Abby from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and I always seem to be doing some sort of organizing or decorating project in the craftsman style home that we built a little over four years ago now.

One of our most recent projects was adding landscape lighting to the front of our house, just in time to highlight our holiday decorations!

Ryan Homes Palermo Craftsman Style Home with Christmas Decor
Christmas Porch on a Ryan Homes Palermo

Our house is a Palermo by Ryan Homes, so it started out very “cookie cutter.” But we’ve spent the past 4+ years putting our mark on every single room and really making it our own.

Now that we’ve officially met, I’d love for you to come on in and take the rest of the grand tour!

Front Door with Christmas Decor

Classic Christmas Living Room

For the past few years I’ve put up the tree in our sunroom, but this year I decided to put it in our main living area. I wasn’t sure how it would look with our entertainment unit behind it, but I actually kind of like the decorated shelves peeking out! (And it doesn’t block the TV, which was Donnie’s main concern. 😉 )

Christmas Living Room with Red and White Tree and IKEA BESTA Entertainment Center

Speaking of our entertainment unit, it is one of the pieces in our home that I get the most questions about! We made it with pieces from IKEA’s BESTA system and added our own trim work to make it look more custom. (You can get the details in this post.) I LOVE decorating the shelves for each season!.

IKEA BESTA Entertainment Center Decorated for Christmas

It’s been quite a few years since I’ve done traditional colors for our Christmas decor, but this year it felt like it was time to bring them back. There’s just something so nostalgic and comforting about them. And after the 2020 we’ve had, it seemed appropriate to evoke those feelings! 🙂

Decorating a Classic Christmas Tree in a Living Room

Last year was my first year using a flocked tree, and I love it! (We have this one.) I tend toward a “light and bright” aesthetic anyway, so I really like how the flocking gives a nice clean background for our ornaments and other tree decorations.

Red and White Classic Christmas Tree and Beautiful Shelf Decor

It may look like I’m on top of my game with gifts already wrapped, but confession time: those are empty boxes, lol. I wouldn’t want to give my two boys any clues as to what they’ll be receiving this year, so I use the fake presents until we put the real ones out after the boys go to bed on Christmas Eve.

Wrapped Christmas Gifts Under the Tree

I really like our tree during the day…

Full Red and White Christmas Tree with Wrapped Gifts

…but I love it even more at night! There’s just something about the twinkle lights that make it feel a little bit magical.

Our Christmas Tree at Night

Christmas Tree at Night with Wrapped Gifts
Classic Christmas Tree Details at Night

I created a centerpiece for our coffee table inside a tray I picked up at Magnolia Market. I like it because when we want to use the coffee table to play a game or the boys are doing schoolwork, it’s easy to just pick up the entire thing and move it out of the way. No fuss!

Christmas Centerpiece on the Coffee Table

Our living room is actually one big space with the sunroom (off to the left there) and the kitchen.

Christmas Living Room and Kitchen in a Ryan Homes Palermo

Simple Classic Christmas Kitchen

I didn’t go too crazy with Christmas decor in the kitchen this year, but I did put up a few little vignettes to make it look festive!

Classic Christmas Kitchen

My favorite is this tiered tray. With candles, ornaments, some glassware, and a little bit of faux greenery, it easily becomes a Christmas-y centerpiece.

Styled Tiered Tray Decorated for Christmas

Christmas in the Dining Room

One final stop I wanted to make on our tour is our dining room! I didn’t do an all-out table setting since we won’t be hosting any extended family this year. But I did put up a little pencil tree and decked out the hutch for Christmas.

Cottage Style Christmas Dining Room

Whenever I add any red to this room, I feel like it automatically takes on a cottage-y vibe because of the aqua walls (painted Sherwin Williams Rainwashed). And I am totally okay with that!

Christmas Pencil Tree in Dining Room Corner

This china cabinet was my grandmother’s, and it is one of my most treasured pieces of furniture on our home. I love to add seasonal touches to the shelves throughout the year. (That little red lantern on the bottom shelf was Donnie’s as a kid– another special piece to me!)

White China Cabinet Decorated for Christmas

So that is our classic Christmas home tour this year! Thank you so much for coming to visit!

If you saw any ideas or inspiration that you’d like to remember, be sure to pin the image below so you can get back to this post easily!

Classic Christmas Home Tour

If you’re looking for even more Christmas inspiration, these posts can help with that:

How to Hang Christmas Wreaths on Exterior Windows

How to Hang a Christmas Garland Around the Front Door

Pastel Christmas Mudroom

Pastel Christmas Sunroom

Thank you so much for following along! Have a wonderful day!

This post contains affiliate links. For more information, see my disclosures here.


  1. Julia@Cuckoo4Design says:

    So much curb appeal! Love your home inside too. Merry Christmas

    1. Abby Lawson says:

      Thanks so much, Julia! Merry Christmas to you! <3

      ~Abby =)

  2. Caroline L says:

    Wow, everything looks gorgeous, Abby! I love the pops of red everywhere. Nice job!

    1. Abby Lawson says:

      Thanks so much, Caroline! Have a great week! <3

      ~Abby =)

  3. Cassie Bustamante says:

    your home looks beautiful and i love how the red is so vibrant!

    1. Abby Lawson says:

      Aw, thanks so much, Cassie! Hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season! <3

      ~Abby =)

  4. Love your traditional red and white decorating, Abby xx

    1. Abby Lawson says:

      Thanks so much, Danielle! Have a great week! <3

      ~Abby =)

  5. Christine says:

    OMG gorgeous! I love you living room colors. These are the ones I’ll looking into for my life in room and kitchen. I love Christmas. It’s my favourite time of year. Your Home looks so inviting. Christmas eve party for us?

    1. Abby Lawson says:

      Thanks so much, Christine! Have a great week! <3

      ~Abby =)

  6. Kelly Radcliff says:

    Abby your home is so lovely and your tree is my favorite! Lovely tour..pinned!

    1. Abby Lawson says:

      Thanks so much, Kelly! Hope you’re having a wonderful holiday season! <3

      ~Abby =)

  7. Erika Peterson says:

    Wow, your tree is gorgeous! I love how you have little pops of red in your decor. You always do such an amazing job with your decorating! Happy Holidays to you and your family.

    1. Abby Lawson says:

      Thanks so much, Erika! Hope you have a wonderful holiday as well! <3

      ~Abby =)

  8. Elizabeth says:

    Abby, I am so happy to discover that you share videos and current project information here on your blog. This was such a fun tour to take of your beautiful home. Wishing you health and continues success in the New Year. Elizabeth

    1. Abby Lawson says:

      Aw, thanks so much for taking the tour, Elizabeth! Hope your year is off to a great start!

      ~Abby =)

  9. Savana Gockerell says:

    I know I am late to the party, but can you do a tree decorating tutorial next year? You always have such gorgeous Christmas trees!!

    1. Abby Lawson says:

      You are too sweet, Savana! Thank you… I will try to make that happen! 🙂 Hope you’re having a great week!

      ~Abby =)

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