Holiday Apartment Tour

I love seeing how other people have decorated their homes for Christmas, so I thought it would be fun to do a holiday apartment tour today!

Holiday Apartment Tour | Hello Little HomeMy apartment is pretty tiny, so I didn’t go crazy, but every decoration makes a big impact.

Let’s start at the front door!

Holiday Apartment Tour: Silver & Gold Wreath | Hello Little HomeI was inspired by Made In A Day to make a square wreath. It was definitely one of those super simple, yet very satisfying DIYs!

To make it, I simply bent the wire frame from a round wreath into a square and moved the branches around to perfect the shape. Then, I hot glued a bunch of silver and gold sparkly stars to the wreath and tied on a gold bow. Super easy!

The entry way is next.Holiday Apartment Tour: Gallery Wall | Hello Little HomeI updated my gallery wall with some DIY holiday artwork.

Holiday Apartment Tour: DIY Holiday Art | Hello Little HomeHoliday Apartment Tour: DIY Holiday Art | Hello Little HomeThe artwork was simple to create from vintage clip art that I found online. It’s a fun holiday update to the gallery wall!

I also added my Noel sign to the closet doors in the entry.

Holiday Apartment Tour: Noel Sign on Closet Door | Hello Little HomeNext, let’s head into the kitchen, where I updated my DIY chalkboard with a Christmas message.

Holiday Apartment Tour: Joy to the World Chalkboard | Hello Little HomeMy kitchen is super small (I’ll share pictures soon), so the chalkboard is the only holiday decoration in there!

I did the most decorating in the living room.

Holiday Apartment Tour: Side Table with Deck the Halls Print | Hello Little HomeI started by topping a small side table with a framed Deck the Halls print from I Heart Hands-On. Isn’t it cute?

I also added my birds and one of my favorite Christmas books, Scared of Santa: Scenes of Terror in Toyland. Have you seen this book? It is hilarious and would make a great stocking stuffer.

Here’s one of my favorite pages.

Holiday Apartment Tour: Scared of Santa Book | Hello Little HomeI also added a “Ho Ho Ho” sign on the window sill.

Holiday Apartment Tour: "Ho Ho Ho" Sign | Hello Little HomeI’ve shared a few sneak peeks of my Christmas village here and on Facebook already, but here is the finished product.

Holiday Apartment Tour: Christmas Village | Hello Little HomeI’m so happy with how it turned out! The houses were somewhat time-consuming to make, but I plan to add more over time.

Here are a few more pictures of the village.

Holiday Apartment Tour: Christmas Village | Hello Little HomeHoliday Apartment Tour: Christmas Village | Hello Little HomeHoliday Apartment Tour: Christmas Village - Closeup of Houses | Hello Little HomeI made my own patterns for the houses, but I got a lot of inspiration from Martha’s Winter Village. To build the village, I put a layer of Eco Snow on my coffee table (over books for varying heights), arranged the houses, added a small mirror for a pond, and then sprinkled everything with Buffalo Snow. It’s really sparkly and soft looking. I love it!

Finally, there is the tree.

Holiday Apartment Tour: Christmas Tree | Hello Little HomeI set my tree on top of a box for a little more height. There really isn’t a theme; I just used a mix of my favorite ornaments and added a vintage glass tree topper.

When it comes to decorating a tree, my philosophy is to squeeze on as many ornaments as possible! It really looks festive and helps to fill out a sparse tree.

Here are a few of my favorite ornaments from my childhood. That poodle cracks me up!

Holiday Apartment Tour: Vintage Christmas Ornaments | Hello Little HomeI collect bird ornaments. They are just so quirky! This is just the beginning of my collection.

Holiday Apartment Tour: Bird Christmas Ornaments | Hello Little HomeMy husband and I also collect ornaments from our travels and places we’ve lived.

Holiday Apartment Tour: Christmas Ornaments from My Travels | Hello Little HomeHere are a few more of my favorites.

Holiday Apartment Tour: Favorite Christmas Ornaments | Hello Little HomeI hide that pickle ornament on the tree every year, and then my husband has to find it. It’s a lot more challenging with a real tree. He spotted it right away this year!

I took some creative shots of the tree with bokeh, too.

Holiday Apartment Tour: Christmas Tree with Bokeh | Hello Little HomeHoliday Apartment Tour: Christmas Village with Bokeh | Hello Little HomeI’m still hoping to add a few more decorations (our stockings seem to have disappeared in our move), but this may be it for this year. I hope you enjoyed my tour!

How do you like to decorate for the holidays?

I’m linking up with Embracing Change’s Creative Inspirations, Live Laugh Rowe, No Minimalist Here’s Open House Blog Party, Sweet Bella Roos’ Pin It Thursday, Link’n Blogs, Coastal Charm’s Christmas Home Tour Party, Craft Frenzy Friday, French Country Cottage’s Feathered Nest Friday, Chic on a Shoestring’s Flaunt It Friday, Liz Marie Blog’s Inspire Me Please, Redoux Interiors, The Stitchin’ Mommy’s Get Crafty Fridays, Remodelaholic’s Anonymous, I Heart Hands-On’s Show Off Friday, The Pinworthy Projects Party, Funky Junk Interiors’ Party Junk, Showstopper Saturday, Live Love Create’s Craft Create Inspire, Too Much Time on My Hand’s Get Schooled Saturday, Twigg Studios’ Sunday Show Off, Craft-O-Maniac Monday, Give Me the Goods Monday, and 52 Mantels’ Thursdays Are Your Days.

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Looks great, your mother-in-law and I were checking it out 🙂 Very pretty! She is always bragging you up, well deserved 🙂

It looks cute and cozy. The village is my favorite part I think.

If you hadn’t told me that you live in a small apartment, I would never have known it because you have so many beautiful, thoughtful touches throughout! Thanks for the wonderful tour and merry Christmas!

So pretty! I love your gallery wall with the framed sheet music! Thanks for sharing!

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