Home for the Holidays Blog Tour

home for the holidays: inspired Christmas decor for your home

We make inspired Christmas decor easy with budget-friendly decorating tips. Keep reading for creative ideas to transform your home into a cozy and festive winter wonderland.

Season’s Greetings and welcome friends, to our first home for the holidays Blog Tour. This year I took a different approach to decorating for Christmas. I drew inspiration from different design elements all around me: interior decor, fashion and details in my everyday life that were appealing to me. These ideas helped me create an inspired Christmas decor theme and design my own personally inspired Christmas. Here are some good reasons to create your own inspired Christmas decor.

inspired Christmas decor fireplace

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How to Create Inspired Christmas Decor

 1. Focus to Create Your Vision

With so many gorgeous Christmas decor ideas out there, it is very easy to get distracted, confused and spend a lot of money. White Glam, Silver & Gold, Pink Modern, Silver Blue, Neutral Rustic, Old Fashion Vintage. Okay, you get the idea. Each one of these decor themes is stunning. If you head out shopping without a clear vision of what you want to create, you are likely to get lured into buying a little bit of everything because they are all so alluring. Defining your decor theme early on can stop you from buying items that won’t fit your theme and will save you a lot of money. Trust me.

2. Simplify

I’m sure if you’re like most families, you have accumulated a monster collection of Christmas decor over time. Once you pick your theme, you have a very systematic and justified reason to sort through what you own and put half of it back in storage. Seriously, you have my permission and you don’t have to feel guilty.

3. Planning Creates Cohesion

Honestly, with just a bit of focus, inspiration and planning, you will be able to create a more cohesive and beautiful outcome.

Confession: Ok, believe it or not, this is the first year I have decorated for Christmas with a “theme” in mind. In the past, I haven’t given my decor very much thought besides just opening up the boxes and spreading out whatever I discovered inside. I knew I was going to need to put some more thought and planning into it this year. And I’m so glad I did for all of the reasons listed above. In the end, I saved a lot of money, was able to keep things simple, and love the end result. And, I hope you will too.

My Inspired Christmas Decor

inspired Christmas decor with cozy seating and Christmas tree

Plaid: Essential to My Inspired Christmas Decor

Everywhere I looked, I was really drawn to all things plaid. I was collecting plaid shirts and plaid blanket scarves for several years. I never focused much on plaid in my decor until this fall. Additionally, I never used plaid in my Christmas décor. This was good. “New” was good, and I knew I was headed in the right direction. Shop this pillow and throw from Pottery Barn.

unique inspiring Christmas decor with bird cage and mini trees

Rustic & Natural: Key to My Inspired Christmas Decor

Rustic and neutral is not new for me. I love to decorate with neutrals year-round and have a very casual style, so natural with a bit of rustic thrown in fit perfectly with what I love. I had never applied this idea to my Christmas decor, so this would be a new take on Christmas. Who knew I was going to interpret it for Christmas, but it was a start.

inspiring Christmas decor ideas mantlepiece with banner and wreath

My neutral theme started to come together when I found these birch candles from Pottery Barn and this handmade birch banner. Shop these candles from Pottery Barn.

Choose Your Colors for Inspired Christmas Decor

I chose a tradition color palette with red and green. I wanted to create something I hadn’t ever seen before, but how would I make “traditional” feel new? And then it happened, that epiphany that comes around every so often, when you really put thought into something, and it all came down to this wreath. And how special since this wreath was hand made for me from my friend Erin at her Etsy shop, Peaches and Polish. 

It was a fall wreath that was still hanging on my fireplace. I didn’t think I would be keeping it up for Christmas. And then I saw how beautiful it would look to incorporate the creams and the same greens I had been loving for fall. In a flurry of excitement, I started pulling greens from the fall decor vignettes which were scattered around the house. I began sticking them in the tree. Yes, sometimes decorating can be crazy, fun, spontaneous and totally random. I also found wheat pieces and stuck those in there too. I started filling the tree will all kinds of different textures and shades of green. Finally, my Christmas decor was off and running.

Vintage pieces.

I wanted to incorporate some vintage treasures I recently found. Specifically, I wanted to highlight an antique silver punch bowl, some silver trays, a vintage plaid blanket, some pewter dishes and an antique step ladder. These elements, coupled with my colors, helped me imagine the overall picture.

My Inspired Christmas Decor Elements:

  • Plaid
  • Rustic, Natural/Neutral
  • Colors of red and soft green
  • Vintage pieces

Let’s Begin the Tour

The Tree and Fireplace

traditional rustic inspired Christmas decor Jodie decorating the tree


Inspired Christmas decor tree view

Can we talk for a minute about my tree? And I don’t mean the decor, just the tree. I got my tree this year from King of Christmas and I couldn’t be happier. We’ve always had a real tree, and this is a first for us. I honestly love it so much I don’t know if we’ll ever go back. What I love? How easy and quick it was to put up. I single-handedly put up the whole tree in less than 15 minutes. And, it came pre-lit, so I was ready to start decorating in no time. I also love how realistic it looks. Even up close the branches look so real.

coffee mug with tree and rustic decor

Using different elements like metal, wood, cloth and glass all add to the interest of the decor.

Holiday botanicals, magnolias and berries, pinecones and evergreens are beautiful, natural decor and rainboots as decor


Antique red chippy sled and vintage ice skates are fun and festive.


holiday table decor with traditional red and green color palette

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traditional fireplace inspiring Christmas decor with garlands and stockings

The Dining Room

Antler centerpiece mixed with farmhouse details for holiday table


The dining room decor theme was inspired by an antique silver punch bowl and three antique silver trays that I found at yes, an antique vintage market. I wanted the decor to feature these new special treasures and everything fell into place after that. The trays provided the perfect balance for my tobacco baskets. Check out my blog post about How to Create a Plate Wall or in this case, trays, using simple items you have in your home.

Creating Balance in My Inspired Christmas Decor

I wanted my dining room to flow with the rest of my Christmas theme, but I also prefer to keep it a little more formal and elegant. Therefore, I kept the decor to a minimum and chose not to incorporate any plaid. Finding a balance between rustic and elegant: sliver platters next to old chippy farmhouse windows. The chandelier adds elegance, but the antler candelabra says rustic. Finally, this beautiful farmhouse linen runner balances these contrasting styles effortlessly.

I kept things very simple adding faux evergreens around the antlers and the punch bowl. Next, I filled the punch bowl with faux flowers I found around the house. And lastly, two little table-top pine trees add symmetry to the buffet.

antler centerpiece inspired Christmas decor


Dining room floral centerpiece with antique farmhouse table runner


vintage ornaments decorate table top in glass canister

The Kitchen Table

inspired Christmas decor table

This kitchen area is connected to the Great Room so it’s all about family, kids and casual living. Decorating the kitchen table fell into place using a plaid scarf I found at Target. I reused some favorite neutral placements that are all about adding texture. I employed vintage pewter plates recently acquired at an Antique Market as well as my Grandmother’s silver (my grandmother would be so happy). A couple of small wreaths and greens tied to the chandelier with gingham ribbon add the final touches.

Festive Christmas table decor with rustic chandelier


inspired Christmas decor kitchen view

The Family Room

inspired Christmas decor family room with holiday pillows

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The family room (or Great Room) is the heart of our home and the center of my decorating focus. I love how light and bright it is in here year-round. With two black labs and two young boys I like to keep things very casual, especially in here. But, the basics of my inspired Christmas decor theme stayed the same.

Let’s review the elements:

  • Plaids
  • Neutral/Natural elements
  • Rustic decor
  • Traditional reds and greens

Inspired holiday decor with pillows and vintage finds


Hall table with festive holiday vignette


Holiday vignette with felt ball garland and pops of red


Decorate three tiered tray for Christmas


Christmas pillows and pompom throw with xmas tree


inspired Christmas decor with plaid throws and joy pillows

I love mixing family photos with personalized wood rounds and seasonal details. The rustic wood ladder is fun to decorate. I added a vintage plaid throw because, well, my obsession with plaid is real. Shop Target for these fun JOY pillows.

industrial pipe shelves for christmas

My Industrial pipe shelves are a fun mix of rustic and urban styles. Read our DIY Industrial Pipe blog post to see how you can build your own shelves with simple pipes and wood from your local hardware store. Then, have fun every season changing up the decor like I do.

The Master Bedroom

holiday bedroom decor with evergreen and rustic details

Christmas decor in the bedroom is so special because it feels very personal. No one is likely to see it, it’s just for your own enjoyment. You don’t have to do anything in your bedroom, so simple touches make a big impact. All I did was add this garland of greens over my headboard and immediately the whole room felt updated and festive. Adding a few Christmas farmhouse pillows was easy. Then, I pulled in a few seasonal items to add detail on a tray. I kept to my traditional rustic theme by adding natural elements such as the birch candle, antlers and wire basket. Even the little burlap wrapped tree fits the mood.

The master bedroom came together when I added the garland. I chose a garland that didn’t scream Christmas but was more of a seasonally neutral variety so I can use it year-round. It also helped the decor feel more natural.

inspired Christmas bedroom decorr

The Guest Bedroom

inspired Christmas bedroom decor

I recently found the perfect frame for my magnolia wreath. From the moment I saw it, I had a vision of exactly where it would go. Remember my inspired Christmas decor theme? Plaid, rustic, natural/neutral colors of red and soft green, and vintage pieces. Check, check and triple check.

guest bedroom with country cozy rustic holiday decor

Be sure to visit all our friends’ homes for more incredible holiday decor ideas and more chances to win.

Home for the Holidays Blog Tour

Crazy Chic Design  |  Styled With Lace  |  2 Ladies & A Chair  |  Happy Happy Nester

Lindsay Hill Interiors  |  Maison de Cinq  |  Designs by Laila  |  Oscar Bravo Home

She Leaves a Little Sparkle  |  Too Chic for Words  | I Don’t Know How She Does It

Meme Hill  |  Home and Fabulous  |  The Shabby Creek Cottage

We have partnered with King of Christmas and received products in exchange for this post. 

All expressed opinions are 100% ours.

jodie & julie

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  1. kim says:

    Beautiful home ~ I am on the hunt for the afghan with pom poms 🙂

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Hi Kim,

      Thank you for your visit and for your feedback. I have added the afghan with pompoms that is featured in my post…it is at the bottom of the post where it says “Shop the Post”….if you scroll through those pics you will see the item appear. You can click on that and it will bring you straight to the purchase link! It is a very high quality soft luxurious throw. I absolutely love it!

      With thanks and blessings,

      Jodie & Julie

  2. Beautiful traditional decor! Love how the table that you showed on your IG stories, end up looking! Have a merry Christmas!

    • jjdesigntwins says:


      Thank you so much! Your feedback and opinion means so much! Julie and I feel so honored to have been included in this blog tour with such talented stylists like you!….still working on my tablescapes but it’s a start. Again, I appreciate your encouragement so much!

      With love and blessings,

      Jodie & Julie

      • Denise Cosgrove says:

        Your beautiful heart and spirit is so evident in your home! Every room shouts a happy welcome, come sit for a spell, and I am so glad you’re here feeling! Merry Christmas!

        • jjdesigntwins says:


          Ohhh!!! What a wonderful complement! I love that! Thank you so much. That means EVERYTHING to me!

          And thank you for taking the time to visit our blog. Julie and I are so happy to have you here.

          With love and blessings, and happy holiday wishes,

          Jodie & Julie

  3. Rhonda says:

    Wow!!! This is incredible. I love the layout. The flow and all the gorgeous details!!
    Keep up the great work.
    Love Rhonda

    • jjdesigntwins says:


      Where would we be without your love and support?? Probably wallowing around somewhere still searching for direction….But seriously! You mean everything to us. Thank you for your feedback! It means the world!

      Sending you the warmest of holiday wishes and blessings to you and your whole family,

      Jodie & Julie

  4. Maria Keating says:

    Your home looks beautiful and so festive! I love your touches of plaid!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Hi Marie,

      Thanks so much for stopping by! So fun to “see” you over here! It makes our blog feel personal and cozy when are friends are here! We cherish your friendship, your support and your feedback so much! By the way….did you see the post about my favorite online fitness sites? I was thinking of you when I wrote it. I also updated the first workout with a free printable. You may still have questions about the exact exercises so I still need to work on getting video or at least photos to show the exercises. Maybe when Julie visits in December we can work on that!

      Sending our warmest holiday wishes and blessings to you and yours this season!

      Jodie & Julie

  5. Marcy says:

    Wow! Such a lovely tour! I felt as if I were walking through the different rooms with you! I love the simplistic feel with the right amount of elegance. Thank you for opening up your gorgeous home! One of the many things that caught my eye was the antique Christmas balls on the dining room table! I may have to incorporate that into my home!
    Thank you again,
    Love and Blessings✨✨

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Oh Marcy,

      You always know just the right thing to say! You are really so special! You are gifted with your words and your sensitive, intuitive caring way! Thank you for your feedback. I hope you know what you have come to mean to both Julie and I. Listening to your feedback helps us to know that we are on the right track, that we have chosen the right path…and that it is all worth it.

      Sending love and holiday blessings to you and yours….always,

      Jodie & Julie

  6. Monique Lynn says:

    Oh my goodness! I just loved this tour! Everything is beautiful, Jodie!

    • jjdesigntwins says:


      You are so sweet! Thank you for visiting our tour!! (I know it was so long!! Eeek!) But thank you for coming over, taking the time and effort and for your feedback. Julie and I appreciate your support so much!

      Sending blessings and holiday cheer,

      Jodie & Julie

  7. Phyllis says:

    Fantastic blog! Liked the explanation on how a theme was chosen for your Christmas decor and what elements helped you choose the plaid. Everything is absolutely beautiful but I love your King of Christmas tree the most!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Hi Phyllis,

      I am so glad!! Thank you so much for sharing your feedback with me! I really wondered if I should even bother with the explanation of the “theme” because I knew people would mostly just be interested in the pictures. So it truly makes me happy that you got something out of it!! As I mentioned, I have never given my Christmas decor much thought so doing it for the first time gave me some insight into some unexpected benefits and why others might want to give it a try….

      Thanks again for your visit, for your support, and for sharing your thoughts with us!

      Sending the warmest of holiday wishes to you and your family!
      God Bless,

      Jodie & Julie

  8. Everything is just beautiful Jodie!!! Your home is so warm and welcoming! Love all your decorations and all your sweet touches!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Hi Sam,

      So sweet of you to visit and share your feedback with us. We are so blessed to have met you on IG and get the chance to connect across continents with you! We value your friendship and support. You are a constant wealth of creativity and inspiration for us! Thank you!

      Sending the warmest of holiday greetings and blessings to you and yours,

      Jodie & Julie

  9. Kathy Beltran says:

    So pretty! You both are so talented! Love the look of a classic Christmas!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Hi Kathy,

      Thank you for visiting and for your feedback on our Christmas Blog Tour. It means so much to us!

      We wish you the warmest of holidays and blessings to your and yours,

      Jodie & Julie

  10. Christina says:

    The plaids add the perfect touch! I would never have thought of adding grapes to the tree but I love them. I also love your duvet cover!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Hi Chris,

      What a fun treat to see you over here! (I love seeing IG friends that make their way over!) I’m delighted to hear your feedback! Yes…my obsession with plaid is real, but it could be worse, right? I’m glad you appreciate it! And yes, a few unexpected items in the tree this year made it new and fresh for me. I have always done a totally “classic” Christmas so even though the theme is still tradition the new small details made it special. And….I just realized that you are good friends with my dear friend Rachel Rae!! Yeah!! Any friend of Rachel’s is a friend of mine! So happy to be connecting and getting to know each other even better!

      With loving thanks and holiday blessings,

      Jodie & Julie

  11. Kristin McCullough says:

    I lived the tour! Thanks for opening up your home.

    • jjdesigntwins says:


      Thank YOU so much for taking the tour and for giving us your feedback. Your kind words mean so much to us!

      We hope you have a blessed holiday season. Wishing you the merriest of Christmases,

      Jodie & Julie

  12. Patrice Aparicio says:

    loved touring your home. Everything looks beautiful but still very approachable ??❤️️?

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Hi Patrice,

      Thank you! I love when people say that. While I love elegant, luxurious and glamorous….that’s just not me. I wear jeans, and plaid and boots every day! (when I’m not in my workout gear!) And my home is a refection of my very casual lifestyle. Thank you for taking the time to visit us and for your feedback. It means so much to Julie and me.

      With warm wishes and holiday blessings,

      Jodie & Julie

  13. Teri says:

    Lovely decorations. Thanks for the giveaway!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Hi Teri,

      Thanks for taking the time to visit and give us your feedback. We really appreciate it! Good luck on the giveaway!

      Sending holiday blessings to you and yours,

      Jodie & Julie

  14. Mary says:

    I love your comfortable farmhouse style.

    • jjdesigntwins says:


      Thank you so much for you sweet comment! I’m so glad you like it. You are right…it’s very cozy around here. Nothing fancy. But with kids and dogs and a small budget it is very liveable! Thanks again for your feedback and your visit.

      Sending holiday blessings to you and your family,

      Jodie & Julie

  15. Patti says:

    Gorgeous! I love the plaid! I don’t have much plaid in my Christmas decor so I’ll need to add some. Thanks for the inspiration!

    • jjdesigntwins says:


      Yeah! I’m so glad you got a chance to check out the post! We appreciate it so much! And I’m super happy that you took away a bit of inspiration. I think it’s so fun to at least add one new element to your holiday decor each year to keep it new and fresh! Plaid is my favorite!

      Sending holiday blessings to you and yours,

      Jodie & Julie

  16. Regina Williams says:

    I am so inspired by all of your lovely decor! You both are such talented ladies. Merry Christmas!!!

    • jjdesigntwins says:


      That means so much! Thank you for you kind words and for your support. We feel blessed by each and every one of our followers and are so happy to connect with you here!

      Sending Christmas wishes to you and your family,

      Jodie & Julie

  17. Deb says:

    I adore your theme! I’ve been drawn to this
    decor for years but unfortunately my decor is a mixed bag. I’m going to take your advice and put away most if it or give to someone that needs some Christmas cheer. Then set my mind to formulate my vision for what inspires me most and work toward that goal! Thanks for every word written and your home is beautiful!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Hi Deb,

      Thank you SO much for sharing your story and giving me this feedback. I really wondered if anyone would read this and if it would make a difference. I realize that most people are probably mostly interested in the pictures. But I am so glad I did. Just to know that I connected with one person, with you, and helped you consider a new and “inspired” way to decorate makes it all worth while. I was exactly like you before this year so I totally know where you are coming from. My thought is that you don’t need to get rid of the decor you don’t use, but year to year as you decide on your theme you can simply pick and choose which items you will use and which items you will save for next year! Have fun decorating and enjoy!!!

      With love and Christmas blessings to you and your family,

      Jodie & Julie

  18. Deborah Sosa says:

    I absolutely love your style! I had never thought about choosing a theme for my Christmas decorating. I’m glad I popped over to visit your blog. Great decor and great tips. Thank you!

    • jjdesigntwins says:


      Thank you so much for your sweet comment! Since I had never chosen a theme before I thought I would walk folks through the process. I never would have thought about it either if it hadn’t been for this blog tour. And when I finally did give it some thought I realized there were benefits that I hadn’t foreseen. That’s why I decided to share! And I’m really glad I did if it helped give you some ideas! Thanks for coming to visit! Julie and I appreciate it so much!

      Wishing you love and blessings this Holiday season!

      Jodie & Julie

  19. Shirlee says:

    Your home is beautiful! Love all the ideas that
    are rustic yet elegant:)

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Hi Shirlee,

      I’m so glad you liked it! It was our very first Christmas tour so even though we put in the extra effort we were a little insecure about how it would turn out. Thanks so much for your visit, for your support and your kind words! I haven’t checked the subscriptions yet but remember you can add 2 additional entries (for the @kingofchristmas tree giveaway) if you subscribe!

      With love and blessings,
      Jodie & Julie

  20. JoeyfromSC says:

    I love it all!! The rustic, homey charm rocks. I really adore those bottle brush trees lol
    Thanks for the chance to win the awesome tree. I’m also an email subscriber!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Thank you Joey (from SC),

      We really appreciate your visit, your comments, and your support! I also have a minor obsession with bottle brush trees….old, new, large and small….I am drawn to them for some reason!! I wish you luck in the tree giveaway! Those @kingofchristmas trees are really quite amazing so I have my fingers crossed for you!

      Happy Holidays and God bless,
      Jodie & Julie

  21. Sheila Irwin says:

    I absolutely LOVE the plaid and rustic elements! They look amazing, traditional, and fresh, all at the same time. The tree is decorated perfectly, too! This scene looks like it belongs in Country Living magazine!

    I also want to say thank you for all your support and encouragement. It’s been a pleasure to work with you on this tour!

    Merry Christmas to you both!


    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Awww! You are so dear and special to us. I can’t really express how much this means! Getting to work together on this blog hop has been a sheer pleasure and an honor! Thank YOU for your words of encouragement!

      Happy Holidays and God Bless you and your family this holiday season and always!
      Love, Jodie & Julie

  22. Joan says:

    Wow!!! Julie and Jodie what an inspirational Christmas home tour! Every detail is perfection. I love it! I also picked up some great ideas! Merry Christmas

    • jjdesigntwins says:


      Wow!! That totally makes my day to hear that I may have provided inspiration to you!! I admire you sophisticated and creative style SO much! I feel blessed to be in your company 🙂 Thanks for the sweet comment and for taking the time to visit!
      Wishing you the merriest of holiday celebrations at your house!!
      With love and blessings, Jodie & Julie

  23. Heather says:

    ABSOLUTELY gorgeous, Jodie! I love it all! You have such great tips, too! I might use one of my plaid scarves for a tablecloth like you did. Plaid is my fave! Love this post!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Thank you so much for taking the time to come and visit! And for your super sweet comments. It truly makes my day when I hear that I have provided inspiration to someone to help them create something new in their space! Redecorating my space brings me such joy so I am so happy to pass a little of that on to someone else….like you! Happy holidays and God bless!
      With love, Jodie & Julie

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Thank you so much Heather! Your feedback means so much! I’m so glad you were able to get inspiration for something that you are excited to use in your own decorating. That makes me so happy.

      Sending love and blessings for a wonderful holiday season,

      Jodie & Julie

  24. Summer says:

    Oh my goodness I don’t even know where to begin! Every detail is perfect and I love the tips about simplifying and picking a theme and sticking to certain elements. Jodie, you are the CUTEST wearing your plaid and matching your decor! I’m obsessed!!! There isn’t one thing you haven’t thought of and I love how beautifully decorated even your bedrooms are for the season. I love all of the vintage items and Hunter boots and that Pottery Barn plaid pillow it’s just divine! I need a space I can do in my home where I can add a lot of red because now I’m craving it!!! So so beautiful and magical this has been! Love both of you girls so much! Wishing you both a Merry merry Christmas!! ???❤️️???

    • jjdesigntwins says:


      Ohmygosh! Could you be any sweeter? Now I don’t even know where to begin! hahah! Thank you so much! That is how I felt after reading yours! And I showed my boys some of your pics and how beautiful and I said see….this is how we could decorate one year….all in white and silver and gold. And they agreed it was beautiful but when I said see, this is how pretty it could look without red, and they said “NO!” that they would miss the red. So….I will just have to lust after your decor for now. Thank you for your kindness, your complements and all your ongoing support! It is EVERYTHING!

      Sending love and blessings and Merry Christmas wishes,

      Jodie & Julie

  25. Janine says:

    What a fabulous holiday tour! Your home is utter perfection and I enjoyed looking at all your decor in every photo! You did a spectacular job and you should be so proud! Thanks for all your great friendship and for being a part of our holiday tour!

    • jjdesigntwins says:


      You are so super sweet. A complement from you is worth the world to me! Your support and encouragement has helped me so much in this wonderful blogging journey!So glad we are friends!

      Love and blessings,

  26. Jeannie. Buechele says:

    Julie and Jodie, I just love the amazing Christmas home design inspiration you have given me on this home tour and enjoy reading your blog and can’t wait to incorporate your design in my home. Your King of Christmas tree is absolutely gorgeous and my loves, you are both just so precious to us in the Instagram world. Thank you both so much.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Oh Jeannie,

      You are the sweetest! Jeannie. You have become such a special and treasured friend to Julie and me. Your gift of friendship has blessed us more than you can know! Thank you for your on-going support and love!

      With love and gratitude…sending the warmest of holiday blessings to you and yours,

      Jodie & Julie

  27. You have created such a cozy, warm and inviting space! I just want to curl up and drink hot cocoa in there lol. Well done J&J!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Hi Oscar,

      Thank you so much! You are a constant source of inspiration for us both so that means a lot! And…that invitation for hot cocoa is open any time!!

      Warmest of holiday blessing to you and yours,

      Jodie & Julie

  28. jjdesigntwins says:


    Thanks so much for stopping by! We are so honored to be in this tour together!

    Sending you the warmest of holiday greetings,
    God Bless,

    Jodie & Julie

  29. Kathleen says:

    What a beautiful, beautiful tour! I loved all the special details you included, but I think my absolute favorite room was the guest bedroom – so charming and cozy and inviting! Exactly what a guest room should be! I’d like to book my visit, please! 😉

    Fabulous job!



    • jjdesigntwins says:


      You’re so sweet! Thank you for your feedback and for your complements. I am really trying to “take them in” as my mom would say, because it boots my confidence and just makes me so happy! Thank you for taking the time to go through my tour…and I heading over to do the same soon! You inspire me so much so it feels so good to be surrounded by such support and love!

      Wishing you the warmest of holiday blessings,


  30. Susana says:

    What a spectacular tour, Jodie!! Love your classy red and plaid Christmas and how organized and truly educational your post is. Bravo! ?? ??

    Merry Christmas to you and your family!


    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Hi Susana,

      I really appreciate your feedback. Thanks so much to take the tour and actually read through. I commend you because it was SUPER long! …..I am still so new that my insecurities sometimes get the best of me. But I can’t help adding a bit of the “how to” part. I guess once a teacher, always a teacher! Haha!

      Wishing you all the joys of the season! Blessings to you and yours,


  31. Delina says:

    Your home is just beautiful and how you incorporated everything together is amazing! I am also a lover of anything plaid and your Christmas tree looks so pretty, big and full. I keep hearing about the trees from Kings of Christmas and have to say I must get one. Thank you for sharing!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Yes, I’m kinda obsessed with plaid too, as you can see! Thanks for your kind words. It means a lot to both Julie and me!

      Our warmest wishes for a wonderful holiday!

      Jodie & Julie

  32. Delina says:

    Your have styled your home so beautiful! I also love anything plaid and can I say your Christmas tree looks so full. I have been seeing King of Christmas trees all over IG and the quality looks spectacular and really need to get one to replace my artificial tree that I have had for several yrs. Thank you for sharing!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Hi Delina,

      Thank you so much for your feedback and for your thoughts. Yes, the King of Christmas trees are really high quality. Good luck on the giveaway! Maybe you’ll win a new one for yourself!

      With love and blessings,

      Jodie & Julie

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Delina, Your comments are so appreciated. Thank you for stopping by, taking the time to read, and especially, for taking the time to leave your kind comments! It means a lot to Jodie and me. The King of Christmas trees are honestly amazing quality. Jodie has always had real trees and didn’t feel like she was compromising at all. I have always had artificial trees, and these are far superior in quality. We would say worth the investment for sure. We are grateful for your support and hope you will come back often and continue to enjoy our variety of articles. Blessings to you for a wonderful holiday season. With love, Julie & Jodie

  33. Everything looks so festive, just beautiful!! One of my fav pics was with you in it 🙂 Happy Holidays!! xoxo

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback! We all have such different styles but it sure is fun to appreciate all the differences. Haha! Thanks! It’s one of the first times I set up a tripod and tried out the self-timer mode on my phone. Hee hee!
      Happy Holidays to you too!

      With love and blessings, Jodie & Julie

  34. Lisa says:

    Your home is beautiful and loved the decor!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Oh Lisa! Thank you so much sweetheart! If you loved this post we hope you will stop by again tomorrow when Julie will be showcasing her home for a different wonderful Christmas Home Tour. All the homes will have a farmhouse style theme, which is so fun and festive…we know you’ll enjoy. We really appreciate your sweet support and hope to see you again here on our blog. With blessings and fond wishes for a wonderful holiday season. XO ~ Julie & Jodie

  35. Kathleen Grace says:

    I love the use of the traditional bright red and shades of green but with a more modern look. The best of old and new. Thanks for the chance to win a tree too! I have never had one, but I think I’m ready. Fingers crossed 😉 Merry Christmas!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Thank you so much for your kind reply! You are so sweet with you compliments. The King of Christmas trees really are incredible. We wish you the best of luck in winning. We hope you will stop back often and that you will continue to enjoy our variety of blog topics. In the meantime we are wishing you a magical holiday season. With gratitude, Julie & Jodie

  36. Vickie says:

    Your home is gorgeous and oh, so cozy!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Dear Vickie, Thank you ever so much! Firstly, we are grateful that you stopped by our blog. Secondly, we appreciate your taking the time to leave a kind comment. It makes all we do worthwhile to hear back from people who enjoy what we post. We hope you will sign up (if you haven’t already) and stop by often. With much love and best wishes for a happy happy holiday season. XO ~ Jodie & Julie

  37. Tammy Shaw says:

    I love everything about your Christmas decor! It helped me understand how you can start with a neutral pallet and go in whatever direction you decide. It’s just gorgeous and thank you for sharing it with us!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Tammy, We are so glad you found the tour helpful. It really makes it all worthwhile to know our work is appreciated. We hope you will stop back often and become a “regular” on our blog. In the meantime, we wish you a glorious holiday season! With love and gratitude, Jodie & Julie

  38. Not sure what inspires me more – your positive spiritual messages or your classic interior decorating. Thank YOU for serving as such an inspiration!!!! I saw your post on the plaid pillow and off I went – 4 visits later to Pier 1 – and my family room is looking simply special. I am a neutral kind of girl, LOVE THE WHITE, but in this instance your inspiration is making me smile.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Kathleen, Wow, 4 trips to Pier One! You were inspired! HaHa! We are so glad we could supply that inspiration. We truly appreciate your sweet support. It means the world to us. We hope you will visit us often for all kinds of ideas throughout the New Year. We hope you have a wonderful holiday season. With blessings and gratitude, Jodie & Julie

  39. Amy says:

    Hi ladies!

    Your tour is absolute perfection!! Move over Chip and Joanna…Julie and Jodie are in town!! Seriously, I just love everything. xoxo

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Amy, You are awesome! Your kind praise means the world to us. From someone as talented as you are it’s music to our ears. Thank you for your kindness and your friendship throughout this journey. We just adore being connected to you! With love, Jodie & Julie

  40. Eszter says:

    Hello Jodie, this is amazing!! Such a beautiful Christmas spirit that you have in your home!!! 🙂 I am in love…

    Love and blessings to both of you!!!

    xx Eszter

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Eszter, Thank you my sweet, sweet friend. To have a piece of yours in my home is so very special. To know it comes from your hand and your heart makes me and my family treasure it all the more. Julie and I are so grateful that IG and blogging has connected us with truly special hearts. You are one of these people sent by God to bless our journey. We hope that 2017 draws us closer. With love and gratitude, Jodie & Julie

  41. Beckie Biedebach says:

    Such beautiful taste and Holiday selections ! In the last photo of the Family room there is a slight photo of a white knitted throw/blanket – is that the same one shown with the Pom pom’s or is that a different one ? So inspiring, I want to throw all my decor out and start over ! Do you ever do any desert decor ? I live in Palm Desert and have more of a chubby chic look…anxious to see what is next ! Thank you for putting all this on your site and have a very Merry Christmas !

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Hi Beckie, You are such a sweetheart! Thank you for your great comments. We appreciate your taking the time! The last photo you are speaking about where the pipe shelves are featured there is a corner of a blanket shown. This throw is not the pom pom one. It is the arm knit chunky throw that I knit and which is featured in the arm knitting blog post. Hope that helps. Julie and I thank you again for your sweet support. Wishing you the happiest of holidays, Jodie & Julie

  42. Alicia says:


    You have done such a wonderful job with every room…..your home is so inviting and charming….I can even smell some yummy hot chocolate in the background. Thank you for being an inspiration to us all.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Oh Alicia,

      Kind words from you are like a warm hug! Thank you for all you support and love. Thank you for taking the time to hop on over and visit us here! Happy holidays to you and your family.

      With love and blessings,
      Jodie & Julie

  43. Iris Nacole says:

    What a gorgeous tour this is, and filled with wise words for all to hear! Wishing you ladies a wonderful holiday season!

    • jjdesigntwins says:


      Thank you so much! So happy you were able to come and visit! Heading to your site now for a little look-see!! Happy holidays and blessings to you and your family!
      Jodie & Julie

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Iris, You are always so kind. We really appreciate your opinion. We’ve long admired your talents so your kind praise means a lot. We hope you can relax and enjoy your holiday season and all the beauty that surrounds us. With love and blessings, Julie & Jodie

  44. Shannon says:

    Popped over to take a peek at your beautiful tour!!
    I love the mantel so much. Wow. You really outdid yourself!!
    Merry Christmas.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Hi Shannon, It’s Julie here. I’ll accept your sweet compliment on behalf of my sis (hee hee)! I just 10 seconds ago watched your instastory and had all kinds of war,m happy feelings about you! I love your voice and I was thinking to myself, she is a keeper. I can just feel your heart…and then low and behold your message popped up on my computer! Love it when the universe talks to me! Thank you, Sweetheart, for taking the time to come on over here, read and leave your kind reply. It really does mean so much to us. We appreciate your support more than you know. Blessings to you and happy, happy holidays. With love, Julie (& Jodie)

  45. Vicky says:

    Really beautiful home. Our artificial
    Tree is on its last legs-would love to win one!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Oh Vicky, I don’t blame you! Believe it or not our artificial tree was 18 years old! It was falling apart! My King of Christmas Tree arrived just in time. The quality is so amazing, and they are so much faster to set up. It’s night and day vs. my old tree. I would say definitely worth the investment. I wish you luck in the drawing. We certainly appreciate your kind support and are so glad the giveaway brought you to visit our blog. We hope you will come back to visit. Wishing you happiest of holidays, Julie & Jodie

  46. Lynell Mishoe says:

    Your home is gorgeous! Love the tree from @kingofchristmas. Thanks for sharing!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Lynell, You are so sweet for saying so. Thank you for stopping by and leaving your kind reply. Julie & I appreciate your kindness and support. We wish you luck in the tree drawing. Hoping you’ll stop back often and become a regular on our blog. We look forward to sharing so much more in the New Year. Blessings and Happy Holidays, Jodie & Julie

  47. Lauren H says:

    Your decor makes me feel at home.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Lauren, You are so sweet! Thank you so much for stopping by our blog and taking the time to leave a kind reply. Your support means so much to us. We hope you will stop back regularly and enjoy all the inspiration we have planned for the new year. In the meantime we wish you the happiest of holiday seasons. Blessings, Jodie & Julie

  48. Kim Hazel says:

    Jodie! Wow, wow, wow!! You hit it out of the park with this amazing tour!! love your cozy rustic style and how everything just flows! The red plaid is such a cute touch along with all the natural elements, it is all so well done! Lacey and I are thrilled to have teamed up with you on this holiday tour and hope for many more to come!!

    Kim and Lacey

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Aw Kim, You are the best! Julie & I feel the exact same way. Thank you for your generous kindness always. We are overjoyed to be connected with you girls via Instagram and now our blog. We are grateful for your praise and friendship. With love, Jodie & Julie

  49. Sherry Cloven says:

    Very pretty ?

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Sherry, You are so kind! Thank you very much for stopping by, reading, and leaving a sweet reply. We appreciate it very much. We hope you come back and visit often for more inspiration. Happy Holidays, Jodie & Julie

  50. cheryl says:

    I love the natural colors with just a pop of red and green.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Dear Cheryl, Thank you! We appreciate your reply. Yes, I was going for a traditional feel but a modern take on traditions. I think I achieved my goal. I never know how it’s going to turn out when I begin. Thank you again for stopping by. We hope you’ll come back regularly. With blessings and wishes for a very Happy Holiday, Jodie & Julie

  51. Amie Freling says:

    I just can’t get enough of your homes! There’s just so much spaces to decorate and I cannot imagine that you put half of it away! I look forward to more tours with you beautiful girls. Merry Christmas and many blessing to my sweet, beautiful and loving friends. xo

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Amie, You are such pure delight, for both Jodie and me. We adore you! We love and admire your creativity, but your kindness has us truly smitten. Thank you, Doll, for all your love and generosity. We hope to continue to grow our friendship through the New Year. Happiest of Holidays to you and your beautiful family. With gratitude, Julie & Jodie

  52. Jewell Bozman says:

    Your decorating is so intentional. Looking at your home is providing true inspiration. Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Dear Jewell, Well, thank you, Sweet Friend, for such kind compliments. I appreciate that so much! I am not a professional decorator, but I am passionate about it so I guess it’s paying off. We are so glad you hopped onto our blog. We hope you will stop back often for lots of inspiration throughout 2017. We wish you a very Happy Holiday. With gratitude, Jodie & Julie

  53. Sandra Williams says:

    I am a painter and I love color and plants! I have been following you on Instagram for quiet a while. Enjoy you so much. This is the first time I have read your blog but could spend hours lost in it!

    • jjdesigntwins says:


      You’re so sweet! Thank you for following! And thank you for coming over from Instagram to visit us here. It means so much to Julie and I! As you know, we are new to blogging so your feedback means the world to us!!

      With blessings and thanks,

      Jodie & Julie

  54. SdotD Gold Dust says:

    Thanks for the great tips. I really enjoyed your beautiful home tour as your home seems so warm and cozy! Merry Christmas!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Thanks so much for your kind words! We’re so happy you stopped by!
      Have a very Merry Christmas!

      Love and blessings,

      Jodie & Julie

  55. Gwen says:

    Very nice! I love the design flow , each room a little different and all cohesive. Plaid is so popular, and you have incorporated it into your Christmas decor flawlessly!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Oh Thanks Gwen! Julie and I are so happy you came to visit our blog! We really appreciate you taking the time to give us your feedback on the holiday tour. Your comments are so sweet! Thank you so much! I’m obsessed with plaid! 🙂

      Happy Holidays to you and your!

      Jodie & Julie

  56. Phyllis Brewer says:

    I love to see that you change your decor throughout the season and switch things up from season to season. I, too, have fallen in love with plaid. I am particularly fond of black and red buffalo plaid. You’ve given me ideas for how to work in other plaids.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Phyllis, Thank you for your sweet reply. We love hearing from you. Your feedback is so much for us to read and makes us feel that you are part of our journey. We hope you will continue to enjoy, be inspired and share in the fun. From both Jodie and myself we wish you the Happiest of Holidays and a joyful New Year! With blessings and gratitude, Julie & Jodie

  57. kjz says:

    hi there…..all the rooms are flowing & fabulous. would love to know where the “guest bedroom” bedding is from?
    merry christmas!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Wow! What a great compliment. Julie & I are thrilled that you are enjoying the blog. Thank you so much for taking the time to reply. It it special for us every time we hear from our readers. The bedspread with the pom poms is from TJMaxx and was a clearance item from summer that I found this fall. I hope you find it…so many people loved it. We hope you will visit us here often! Wishing you all the best this holiday season and beyond, Jodie & Julie

  58. Kate says:

    I am in the process of starting my holiday decorating. I know call me crazy it isn’t even Halloween yet. That’s just how I work though. I have been looking for throw pillows just like yours in your great room. Will you let me know where you found those. I would be so greatful!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Hi Kate,
      Well, we don’t think you’re crazy since it’s beginning over here too 🙂 High five! Anyway, about the throw pillows…all the fun Christmas ones you see are from our friend Kendra @linenandivory. Visit her on IG and connect to her website through her page. We appreciate if you tell her Julie & Jodie sent you. Have fun decorating! With gratitude, Julie & Jodie

  59. Dianne Dawes says:

    Hi Jodie!
    I loved your Christmas home tour, the decor is warm and welcoming and very relaxed! Every room was a delight! Your tree is fabulous with its check and plaid decorations, I love the plaid you have incorporated throughout your decor, traditional and rustic elements. The pops of red and soft green are a lovely addition!
    Wishing you and Julie a Happy Christmas! XX

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Dianne, So excited that you enjoyed the tour. It sure was a lot of fun to create and share. When it’s this much fun it doesn’t feel like work 🙂 Many blessings to you, Jodie & Julie

  60. Louise Murr says:

    Such a beautiful home.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Thank you Louise, Both Jodie and I really appreciate your visiting our blog and taking the time to leave a kind reply. We love to hear your generous appraisal. It means a lot. We sincerely hope you will continue to visit and enjoy. Blessings for a Happy Holiday and a Joyous New Year! Your friends, Julie & Jodie

  61. Shannon says:

    I have to know where you got the three tiered tray that has decorative aluminum trim. LOVVVEE IT

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Hi Shannon, Thank you so much for reading and your kind reply. Jodie’s tray is a vintage one of a kind piece she found at a local vintage boutique. Even if you went to the same boutique there was just one. But our advice is to visit your local shops and vintage markets…you’re on the hunt 🙂 Blessings, Julie & Jodie

  62. Kalia Floors says:

    Excellent work. a very inspiring decoration for Christmas. thank you for sharing this wonderful piece of information.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      We are so glad you enjoyed the holiday post. Such a fun time to decorate and share ideas to enjoy year after year. All the best, Julie & Jodie

  63. Thank you so much for sharing this post with us, It’s very inspiring when you are thinking you need to remodel your home 🙂

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Of course sweet friend! We are so glad you enjoyed this post and we love inspiring people like you to reach your goals!
      Lots of love,
      Jodie & Julie

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      Thank you so much friend! We are so glad you found this post helpful. Merry Christmas to you as well.
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      Lots of love,
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