Holiday Home Tour – A Natural Christmas


Welcome to my Holiday Home Tour! I absolutely love this time of year and I’m thrilled to be joining 15 wonderful blogger friends to share our holiday home inspiration with you. If you’re joining me from Jackie’s beautiful home at Finding Lovely, welcome! Her home is looking absolutely gorgeous for the holidays!! Can’t wait to show you all the Christmas touches I’ve been busy working on, so come on in!



Christmas is such a special time of year and I love creating a space that both the family feels comfortable in and I’m happy to entertain in. Even though our living room is our more formal living area, it’s also the first thing the kids see when they come downstairs Christmas morning. It’s magical…for them and me!

I like my Christmas decor to complement my existing decor rather than take over. In the living and dining room, I’ve added a mixture of faux and fresh greenery and some extra brass and gold details to give it a festive and slightly glamorous look.  On the mantel, I started with a faux boxwood wreath and peonies, and added in fresh eucalyptus from the garden centre. The eucalyptus will dry nicely and the mantel will look great all through the holidays. The taller two brass candlesticks were brought over from England by my grandparents many years ago. I love incorporating family heirlooms especially during the holidays.



A festive pillow, some cozy textures and these sweet gold mercury glass vases add a simple, elegant touch.



Classic white bottle brush trees add a little bit of whimsy to the coffee table, while white roses get dressed up for the holidays with some sprigs of fresh greens. I’m thinking at this point you might be starting to wonder where my Christmas tree is?!? Since we like a real tree in here, I won’t be sharing that until a bit closer to Christmas. It’s definitely a challenge to make it feel festive without a tree, which is another reason I like to use a lot of greenery.  This flocked wreath and the fresh garland on the railing really do help though.




Let’s celebrate!! In the dining room, my sideboard is the perfect place to pour a holiday drink while friends and family mingle and my milk glass collection makes the perfect vessel for more greenery atop my china cabinet.  On the table, this pretty beaded garland is a sweet reminder of what the holidays are all about.




In the kitchen, I’m using more fresh greenery and adding white and black accents like these enamel look mugs and antler print. You’ll find me in here a lot over the holidays as I love Christmas baking with the kids. This year I found the perfect apron too!!




Our upstairs landing table gets decked out with an assortment of trees, a pretty snow globe and some string lights.  It’s the perfect place to store extra blankets and pillows to cozy up in the cooler months.  Love how the eucalyptus print ties in nicely too!






Thank you so much joining me today! I hope you enjoyed my holiday home tour and found some inspiration for your home this holiday season.  Next stop on the tour is Amy at Crazy Chic Design, so head over and see all the lovely ideas she has in store for you! And be sure to visit all 16 amazing bloggers on the tour below!


Happy Holidays!


Judy xo



Make sure to visit our Christmas Home Tours!


Amie @ Memehill | Gloribell @ Know How She Does It

Ashley @ Modern Glam | Kathleen @ Lindsay Hill Interiors

Sheila @ Maison de Cinq | Julie & Jodie @ The Design Twins

Kim & Lacey @ Styled with Lace | Janine @ Happy Happy Nester

Oscar @ Oscar Bravo Home | Mysha @ Remington Avenue

Martha @ Simple Cozy Charm | Joan @ 2 Ladies and a Chair |

Jackie @ Finding Lovely | Summer @ Summer Adams

Judy @ Life is Better at Home | Amy @ Crazy Chic Design

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  1. Donna Nance
    November 28, 2017 / 2:19 pm

    All of the little details in your decor are just exquisite. I will have to revisit this post in case I missed something!

    • lifeisbetterathome
      November 28, 2017 / 9:31 pm

      That is so kind of you to say Donna 🙂 Thank you and Happy Holidays!

  2. November 28, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    Judy, I love all your Christmas touches. What a beautiful home you have!

    • lifeisbetterathome
      November 28, 2017 / 9:32 pm

      Thank you so much Ashley!! Christmas decor is extra fun right?!? xo

  3. November 29, 2017 / 1:01 am

    Your white Christmas is fabulous. I just love your milk glass collection filled with branches

    • lifeisbetterathome
      November 29, 2017 / 3:54 am

      Thank you so much Mysha! Happy Holidays to you xo

  4. November 29, 2017 / 3:41 am

    I love all of your beautiful natural touches Judy. Your home looks serene and peaceful – gorgeous!

    • lifeisbetterathome
      November 29, 2017 / 3:56 am

      Thank you so much Kathleen! At least part of my house is peaceful 😉 Happy Holidays to you love! xo

  5. November 29, 2017 / 3:58 am

    Judy what a beautiful tour! Your home is decorated beautifully. I love all the greens you have used, so pretty!

    • lifeisbetterathome
      December 4, 2017 / 6:26 am

      Thank you so much Joan! Happy Holidays to you love xox

  6. November 30, 2017 / 12:05 am

    Love the greenery and your stylish approach to neutrals!

    • lifeisbetterathome
      December 4, 2017 / 6:27 am

      Thank you so much Gloribell! So grateful to have joined this fabulous group! Happy Holidays to you xo

  7. November 30, 2017 / 3:10 am

    Everything is just STUNNING! Love your stairway garland!

    • lifeisbetterathome
      December 4, 2017 / 6:29 am

      Thanks babe!! I dreamed of a staircase like this so it’s so fun to decorate 🙂 Love ya! xx

  8. November 30, 2017 / 5:34 am

    I love you white and green…and gold! Every inch is beautiful, inspired and elegant! Thanks for giving us the tour! Oh….and your stairway garland was amazing!!

    xoxo Jodie & Julie

    • lifeisbetterathome
      December 4, 2017 / 6:31 am

      Thank you gals for all of your encouragement!! Grateful to be part of this amazing group too. Happy Holidays!xo

  9. December 1, 2017 / 3:59 am

    OK you are just darling and I love that apron! You know how much I love your mantel and every touch of Christmas is just stunning! You did a beautiful job… Merry Christmas my friend!

    • lifeisbetterathome
      December 4, 2017 / 6:32 am

      Thank you so much Summer! I love Erin’s apron too!!! Happy Holidays to you and your sweet family xox

  10. December 4, 2017 / 5:22 am

    Judy, this is so gorgeous my friend! You know you and I are similar in our neutrals and our natural Christmas style so this is right up my alley!! I absolutely love your mantel (especially the Noel sign!)and the stockings are adorable.

    So nice to be “hopping” with you again!


    • lifeisbetterathome
      December 4, 2017 / 6:35 am

      Sheila thank you!!! I know you get me! haha So grateful to be a part of this amazing group! Happy Holidays xo

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