Welcome to my holiday home tour, where my old house's halls are decked in my…
Hi friends and happy holidays!
Today I’m sharing a little girl’s Christmas bedroom, which is my daughter Cora’s. Her bedroom is my favorite in our home. It has bay windows and even a fireplace, making it the perfect spot to decorate especially at Christmas time.
Since my kids have gotten older (as of writing this they are 5 and 7), it’s finally fun to decorate with them – even if they do put all the ornaments on the same spot on the tree 🙂
They still believe in all the magic of the season and I love making memories with them these brief weeks of the year.
This week some friends and I are doing a holiday home tour so be sure to check the info at the bottom of this post to see all of their gorgeous homes decorated inside and out!
Here is Cora’s room. It’s kind of like a sugarplum fairy garden. Her walls are light pink, the fireplace is white and she has colorful curtains and white accessories.
While these aren’t traditional holiday colors, it’s fun to do something new and use pink, purple, and black to create a festive space for her to enjoy.
Decorating with new colors gives you more ideas of how to create a festive atmosphere with things you wouldn’t normally use! It’s always fun (and free) to take things from around your home and use them in new places. We did that here with the stools, and some pillows.
A couple of notes about this room:
I found the head and footboards at the thift store for $15. I stripped off one layer of paint then sanded it down and sprayed on a white enamel paint (in a spray tent in our basement during the winter of all times of the year). I love it and she was so excited to get her big girl bed for her birthday a couple of years ago.
This black chair is a recent makeover. I rescued it from the curb at the neighbor’s house and have it 2 coats of Coal Black Fusion Mineral paint. Then I pinned up new fabric and sewed the gray cushion covers. Cora is going to love reading in that chair. The Christmas countdown pillow is a HomeGoods find. And a great way for the kids to understand when the holidays are coming, since they ask daily when Santa will be here!
The fireplace is cracked from (what we assume) is the house settling years ago. When we moved in, it was raw brick but I painted it. First time I did that! Our house was built in 120 so we do have some quirks like this, but we love it.
Here are more of my holiday decorating ideas and projects:
- Gift Ideas for Modern Moms
- How to Decorate a Blue Christmas Tree
- Modern Holiday Home Tour
- Simple and Sparkly Tablescape
- Easy and Elegant Holiday Home Decor
- Five Steps to Beautiful Holiday Wreaths
- DIY Outdoor Holiday Plywood Trees
- Spray Painted Holiday Wreaths
- New Years Eve Countdown Champagne Glasses
I’ve made all of those trees in the fireplace over the years. Some have fur, feathers, trim, paint, ribbon and other items on them. They are an easy craft, read about how to make Christmas trees here.
We get creative over the seasons and put different things in the firebox, since it’s a non-working fireplace.
Since there are lots of colors going on in this room, I don’t go overboard in making things match. I let the colorful curtains guide things and also make sure the items are things Cora wants. I love getting her involved in what her own space is like.
Now that this room is styled, it’s off to Cole’s room because he’s asked me for LOTS of holiday decor in his space 🙂
Share your best tips for decorating with kids in the comments below, and be sure to grab our holiday planner in the shop! It’s the perfect set of printables to have a festive, organized holiday season.
Here are all of the homes you can visit on the holiday home tour. Thanks to the hostesses for organizing this and allowing me to share my home with you this year!
Please go visit Marty at A Stroll Through Life to see her holiday decor.
Holiday Home Tour Line Up!
Monday, November 29th (Front Porch/Outdoor Spaces) Southern Hospitality | A Blissful Nest | Most Lovely Things | Cindy Hattersley Design | Shine Your Light Tuesday, November 30th (Entries/Dining Rooms) 11 Magnolia Lane | Sincerely Marie Designs | The Pink Clutch Blog | Summer Adams | Home by Heidi | Classic Casual Home Wednesday, December 1st (Living Rooms/Dens) Sincerely Marie Designs | 11 Magnolia Lane | Sincerely Sara D | This is Our Bliss | Thrifty Decor Chick | Dimples and Tangles Thursday, December 2nd (Kitchens/Laundry Rooms/Misc.) Evolution of Style | Sincerely Marie Designs | A Stroll Thru Life | Pink Peppermint Design | Setting for Four | Citrine Living Friday, December 3rd (Master Bedroom/Kid’s Rooms) Quarters One | Just a Girl | Postcards from the Ridge | Decor Adventures | A Stroll Thru Life | County Road 407