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Our Modern Classic Christmas Home Tour


Take a tour of our home decorated for Christmas! See how we decorated our home with our modern classic style. Get inspiration for decorating your own home for the holidays in this post!

Want to see more Christmas decorating inspiration? Check out my Christmas Night Lights Home Tour, this DIY Pine and Eucalyptus Christmas Garland, and this festive Christmas Kitchen Tour

Our Modern Classic Christmas Home Tour

Welcome to our Modern Classic Christmas Home Tour! Today I’m sharing our home all decorated for Christmas. 

Before we start, I have to confess to one thing. These photos are from last year! 

That’s right, I took all of these photos last year at Christmas and I never got the chance to share them on the blog. 

Thankfully, this worked out pretty well for me. That’s because in November of this year, we welcomed our first baby! 

You can see my pregnancy announcement here

We’re so excited to now be a family of three. But, we’re still in the newborn stage and in the middle of the holiday season. And that means there’s not really time for Christmas home tour photos. 

To keep things simple this year, I decided to decorate the house exactly the same as last year. I absolutely loved how everything was set up last year, so it was not a hard decision to keep things the same.

Having these photos made it so much easier to quickly get our decorations up and ready for the holidays.

So now that you know my secret, I want to invite you in to take a virtual tour of our modern classic home all decked out for Christmas. 

Come on in!

Our Modern Classic Christmas Home Tour

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Christmas in our home is all about traditions. I’ve never been one to go with the latest Christmas color trends or decor. I like to stick with my tried and true favorites year after year.

I try to mix red and green traditional colors with modern textures and accents. The two styles balance each other well and create a fresh take on holiday decor.

One of our traditions each year is to get a real Christmas tree. We love putting the tree in the nook right when you come up the stairs to the living room. 

Red and white Christmas bell garland in front of tree
Modern classic Christmas living room home tour

This year, we had a new bookshelf in that area. So, we temporarily relocated the shelves and one of our accent chairs to make room for the tree. 

Christmas living room tour modern classic home

To make the shelves a little more festive, I swapped out a few of the normal decorative pieces for some Christmas items. 

Christmas decorated shelves with nativity

This nativity was a wedding present that we got from a family member. I love putting it out each year. 

traditional nativity scene on shelf for Christmas

I also added some of my favorite Polar Express pieces. This hot chocolate mug is the perfect place for some colorful ornaments. 

Colorful Christmas ornaments in hot chocolate mug

And you can find the train ticket and bell gift box on the lower shelf. That book is one of my favorites at Christmas. 

accent shelves decorated for Christmas

I swapped out our pillow covers for some traditional reds and greens. And I mixed in a few modern patterns with some stripes. 

Christmas living room with gray sectional couch

I love the rich texture that the green velvet pillows have. They look so pretty next to my red plaid pillows and make the couch extra cozy. 

Christmas throw pillows modern classic decor

On the end tables, I kept the decor simple. The wooden “joy” decoration is one of my favorite finds that I picked up at Homegoods years ago. I love that it’s a mix of traditional and modern. It’s just perfect!

Christmas living room accent chair and table

If you look around our home, you’ll notice that I have a thing for decorative trees at the holidays. I just can’t seem to pass up a good tree decoration. 

This wooden one was a unique find from a local plant nursery. Ben spotted it and I just loved it!

Wooden Christmas tree accent decor on end table

We don’t have a fireplace or a mantle in our townhome. So Ben built this wooden ladder a few years ago to hold our stockings. 

Christmas stocking ladder and accent chair decor

I like to add seasonal decor to the top of our media center

modern Christmas wooden sign black and white

This year, I decorated with my new wooden sign that I made using my Cricut! You can make this sign for your home too. Check out the full tutorial here – it’s such an easy project. 

Pinecone Christmas tree decor and small wooden houses

And of course, I added some more decorative trees! That modern white tree is another one of my absolute favorite decor pieces. 

Merry Christmas modern wooden sign on media center

The focal point of the room is our traditional Christmas tree. I love having the tree right in the middle of our home because you can see it from all of the different rooms. It’s so beautiful with the twinkly lights.

fresh Christmas tree in living room Christmas home tour

Every year, we decorate the tree with Christmas lights and ornaments that we’ve collected through the years. 

Many of the ornaments are from when we were growing up. We’ve also collected new ones since we’ve been married and continued to add to our collection. 

close up of fresh Christmas tree with family ornaments

I love having a traditional tree because it brings back memories. It’s so fun to bring out the ornaments each year and decorate. Each ornament has a story or memory from the past. 

Fresh Christmas tree with family ornaments in modern classic home

Under the tree, Ben has a little train set that we put up each year. We always had a train under the tree growing up and I love that we can continue the tradition in our family. 

Traditional Fresh Christmas tree with family ornaments

Did you have a train under your tree when you were growing up? How about now? Are you a train under the tree family or no train under the tree family?

golden bells Christmas decor in living room

It may not be the trendiest or most color-coordinated tree, but we love it! There’s something about the classic decorations that makes the holiday season special. 

Traditional fresh Christmas tree in living room

It’s not Christmas in our home without the garland on our staircase!

faux greenery Christmas garland on staircase
faux greenery Christmas garland with eucalyptus and gold bells

I invested in some beautiful faux greenery garland with battery-powered lights a few years ago. Each year, I add some faux eucalyptus to make the garland look more natural and full. 

Gold bell Christmas decor on garland on staircase

You can read all about how I created this beautiful garland look here. 

This year I found these gorgeous, festive gold bells. They layered perfectly with the garland. And nothing says Christmas like bells!

faux eucalyptus greenery with gold Christmas bells
golden bells Christmas decor on staircase

On the other side of the stairs in the dining room, I kept things simple. I decorated our console table with a cute little flocked tree and some other festive decorations. 

Modern classic Christmas home tour townhome open concept home
Modern console table decorated for Christmas home tour

This view of our home decorated for Christmas is my absolute favorite! It’s why I love the holidays so much. 

Modern Classic Christmas home tour open concept townhome with festive decorations

If only I had a reason to keep the decorations up all year. But, that’s what makes the holidays so special. It’s something we look forward to each year. 

I hope you enjoyed this tour of our home for Christmas! Our family is wishing you a wonderful and relaxing holiday season. 

Christmas living room modern classic decor

Merry Christmas!

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  1. Everything is just stunning. I just love your home and it is especially pretty decorated for Christmas.

    1. Christene Holder says:

      Thanks so much Sophie! That’s so sweet of you to say. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas 🙂

      >> Christene

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