Holiday Home Tour with Christmas Tree Tinsel Garland and Warm Colors
Welcome to our holiday home tour and be inspired to use Christmas tree tinsel garland mixed with modern and warm decor.
Greetings friends! I’m thrilled to share our Christmas Home Tour with you. I’ve been so excited to share that I’ve had the tree up and decorated for about 2 weeks now.
If you’re coming from My Life from Home, welcome! We are a military family living in Okinawa, Japan, and have even been featured in Apartment Therapy!
Since we were only allowed to bring part of our household goods, our tree consist of repurposed and new ornaments. I was especially excited to use Christmas tree tinsel garland for the first time.
It has a pretty pinkish copper tinsel garland and I love the sparkle! Some bright pink ornaments and fur balls make me smile every time I see them. My husband actually picked out the fur ornaments. When my man picks out something as trendy and cool as that, I go along with it.
You can see we have a lot of natural light and I love the contrast of the tree and piano with all of our light furnishings. We were lucky to find some cute pieces here like the pair of chairs and gorgeous walnut media stand all second hand!
Some of my repurposed ornaments were done with ribbon tape from the local dollar store, 100 Yen store. The snowflakes actually came from the Dollar Tree.
Somehow, I caught Meow Meow in the perfect pose. We found and adopted him in our neighborhood as a young kitten.
I’m trying to figure out a way to add lights outside (the only outlet outside is at the back of the house) but I did find this cute wreath for about $10 to add a festive touch to our front door. It would probably cost more to make myself so I was happy to snag it.
We have a beautiful wood staircase with open ceilings that leads to three bedrooms and a second full bathroom upstairs. In our bedroom, you might recognize Buck (the deer pillow) from my post on Styling His and Her Bedside Tables.
I also added some ornaments to the basket on the bookcase and a cute wooden deer. The beautiful wooden Asian eterge was another second-hand find for under $100. I love thrifting in Okinawa!
My sister and I went shopping and I bought a paper vintage garland while I was visiting Fort Worth and draped it on our mirror. It sits on a government-issued furniture dresser. I have found creative ways to work around the ugly furniture.
Our bathroom received a little Christmas cheer with some small ornaments and candy cane salts and lotion. The bathrooms in this house are so cute and have large windows. This one opens up to a small and private terrace.
Let’s head back downstairs. The kitchen table is decorated with a bottle brush tree, a candle holder wreath, and ornaments corralled on my cake stand. New placemats overlapping each other create a cute table runner.
The kitchen opens up to the living room and got a major refresh during the One Room Challenge.
Did you see the Japanese paint brush-inspired ornaments? I used some of them on our coffee table and tree too. I love the pop of black and white with the warm coppers and wine tones.
Another Christmas DIY are these felt scalloped trees that you can find.
Our under $1 washi wall showcases most of the Christmas decor. I hung my new DIY stockings made with recycled clothes and added a repurposed Dollar Tree nativity set, wrapped gifts, and a faux flower arrangement.
I love getting pics of our pets in my posts. Here’s our pup Misha napping while I’m snapping pictures.
One of my favorite vignettes is our sofa table. I bought a German Moravian star to celebrate advent but didn’t have a place to hang it. My husband suggested sitting it on our Okinawan pine table. I love that man! It’s a beautiful contrast. More wrapped presents make for free Christmas decor.
And that wraps up our holiday home tour!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Make sure you head on over to Elizabeth Joan Designs to see her holiday home tour. Here’s the lineup for the entire blog hop.
Monday, November 30th
Green With Decor
3 Little Greenwoods
Our House Now a Home
Tuesday, December 1st
Q-Schmitz Home Design
Our Crafty Mom
Shabby Grace Blog
Dream Design DIY
Wednesday, December 2nd
My Life from Home
Up to Date Interiors
Elizabeth Joan Designs
Thursday, December 3rd
The Deans List Blog
Craving Some Creativity
Vintage Romance Style
Friday, December 4th
Flourish & Knot
Around the Watts House
Karen’s Up on the Hill
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So pretty. Your home is so inviting and I love, love, love the tinsel garland on the tree. Beautiful tour.
Thanks Marty! Happy holidays!!
Love your tour Kathy! Your Christmas tree looks amazing! Love the colours! And your husbands fur ornaments 😉
Thanks Lindi! I’m totally keeping the fur ornaments out after Christmas for winter decor. 😉
The cat picture is perfect!! I just love your style, so clean and simple. Those DIY stockings are awesome. I just bought some shirts today to make some! Well done!
Awesome! I can’t wait to see how they turn out! That cat cracks me up. Sometimes he walks on the keys in the middle of the night. It’s a little spooky. lol
love your tree- it looks beautiful! and misha- so sweet!
Thanks Cassie! Misha is the sweetest dog and now a world traveler. 🙂
Your home is so beautiful! Love your use of color! Fabulous tour!
Thank you Emily!! I surprised myself with all of the wine tones and pink I used this year. There’s a first for everything!
Such a beautiful tour Kathy! I love how you displayed your stockings, so creative! Your tree is absolutely gorgeous. Your home looks amazing! Have a wonderful weekend and take care, Tara
Thanks Tara! I was stressed about where the stockings would go but it worked out. One day I’ll have a fireplace again. Just not on a sub-tropical island. lol Happy holidays!!
Kathy, your house is AMAZING! every thing is so stunning! You are one talented lady!
And I love how you got your animal companions in your shots!
Thanks so much Karen! The animals are the easiest to shoot. lol Happy Holidays to you too!
Thanks so much for inviting us into your home for the holidays. I loved seeing how you arranged your space and added soft touches of Christmas everywhere. I *need* that star for my coffee table!
I found it on Amazon! Thanks so much for the kind words. Merry Christmas!
Your home is really fresh and pretty, Kathy. I love the brush stroke ornaments and good on your husband for finding the perfect spot for the Moravian star. I always enjoy seeing your home–it’s always styled so well. Wishing you a Merry Christmas!
Awe! Thanks so much Sharon and for all the time you’ve spent putting the tour together!! xoxo
I love your fresh and modern twist on holiday decor. Your use of non-traditional colors is so refreshing and beautiful.
Erica- Designing Vibes
That made my day Erica! xoxo
Kathryn, I LOVE LOVE LOVE your home and how you decorated it for the holidays. You are a decorating QUEEN. The last picture with Meow Meow is priceless…It looks like it came from a cat magazine or a commercial, so cute.
You are too sweet Jess! It’s funny how I wasn’t a cat person a few months ago until we took in our stray… He pops up everywhere!
I love that you use tinsel garland and copper accents in your tree too 🙂 Your home looks so nice and bright!
Thanks Nicole! This is the home with the most natural light we have ever lived in. I love it!
I love your tree, it is beautiful!
the tree is absolutely beautiful!
LOVE LOVE all your rose-gold tree accents. Also, that white ceramic crèche (what we call a nativity). Also the tambourine. 🙂
You have such a unique AND GORGEOUS style to your home! I feel like I could look around for hours!!! So glad you participated in this Home Tour, it was an honor to be surrounded by so many amazing bloggers! Pinned! xo
Wow, thank you so much! I really enjoyed the Home Tour and feel the same way. Merry Christmas.
Love it all Kathy!! That wreath was a score for $10! It’s so unique looking! Wonderful Home! Pinning and sharing.
Thanks Steph! I love some the little home decor stores out here. 🙂 Happy New Years!
I absolutely love the pink tinted garland on your tree. I might be on an old website but I would love to know where you got them from.
Oh thank you! I was living in Japan at the time and found the garland at our military exchange if I remember correctly. I would love on Amazon for pink/copper tinsel garland! It’s so inexpensive and cute. I hope you check out this year’s tree! It’s going live tomorrow. 🙂