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Christmas 2023: A Cozy Home Tour

Holidays | December 1, 2023

Welcome to my home, friend! As we kick off the Bloggers’ Best Series, join me on my cozy Christmas Home Tour for 2023 featuring our entryway, living room, and dining room. Scroll down to start my Christmas 2023 tour + 34 others!


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I am excited to share my 2023 Christmas home tour with you!  This is a modern farmhouse-style Christmas decor tour with a twist of Christmas classics. I hope you enjoy this magical tour of our entryway, living room, and dining room.  



Merry Christmas, friend, and welcome to our 2023 Christmas home! This Christmas home tour is the first of a two-part series that I will be sharing this year. Stay tuned for our Christmas kitchen and bedroom, coming soon!  


If you are coming from my dear friend Renae’s at Peacock Ridge Farm home tour, wasn’t it magical? She is the sweetest, and does an excellent job with timeless, vintage Christmas decorating tips.

You have hopped on the Bloggers’ Best Home Tour, which is hosted by my dear friend Kelly of The Tattered Pew. Thanks to this amazingly talented lady for organizing this holiday tour.

There are over 35 remarkable Christmas home tours.



A Cozy Christmas Home Tour 2023: Entryway, Living Room, and Dining Room


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Christmas 2023 Entryway


Our painted blue bench has been tried and true for many years here in our entryway. To make it holiday ready, I just added some cozy plaid pillows, including one with a charming tree accent.  

Above the bench, three faux wreaths decorated with velvet bows add that perfect finishing touch. Loving the simplicity of this space this year.  


entryway with wreaths and blue bench and christmas pillows

Christmas entryway


Dig Deeper: Create a festive and lovely look for family and friends as they enter your home this 2023 holiday season. These nine best 10 Best Christmas front porch and entryway decor ideas include front porches, front doors, and foyer areas.  


nutcrackers in entryway

Nutcrackers in our entryway

My absolute entrway favorite? The nutcrackers! Towering at 48″ tall, they’re the ultimate festive welcome. Paired with a red poinsettia pre-lit garland, it’s the coziest greeting for the holidays.  


garland on the ground with bottle brush trees

Christmas Home Tours Of Years Past:

Protip: Shop all my favorite outdoor and indoor Christmas decorations on my Amazon storefront here. Also, I’ve included several handpicked 2023 top gift guides for you to check out here.  

cozy cabin painting layered in front of the gold mirror  

Wrapping up with this area with our antique dresser holding a favorite small shop painting (cozy cabin HERE-use code SHEGAVEITAGO for a discount) and this gold mirror.

Pro tip: Layering vertical wall decor pieces adds a touch of interest to your home! Don’t forget to layer garland around those pairings for a complete look.  


Shop our Christmas entryway by tapping on the images below:



Christmas 2023 Living Room

  full view of Christmas 2023 living room

Got all the lights, ribbons, ornaments, and the tree, but every year it feels like your tree’s just not hitting that extraordinary mark? I hear you! Let’s turn that around with a simple 5-step process to give your Christmas tree that wow factor!  

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Protip: Use floral wire to attach your ornaments close to the branch and secure them in place.



Easy coffee table decor for the holidays? Grab a wicker basket to hold some small glass trees, books, and holiday scented candles. The basket will nicely contain decorative items and add great texture.  

Protip: Discover stress-free shopping with my curated Christmas gift guides. Knock out your list and make this season merrier.



Recreate our coffee table look below:



Another sign that I love is this new one, “Let Your Heart Be Light,” that is hanging above our living room cabinet. Hanging artwork above furniture looks amazing and gives the visual aesthetic of taller ceilings too.  



Use code SHEGAVEITAGO for a discount on this sign.

Shop our Christmas Tree and Living Room by tapping on the images below:


Christmas 2023 Mantel and Fireplace

“The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, in hopes that Saint Nick would soon be here…” stockings are a timeless Christmas mantel decor item, aren’t they?  



The mantel and fireplace are some of the most beloved places to decorate for Christmas. Whether you are sitting by a warm fire or enjoying a cup of a warm coffee, gazing at these holiday-infused spaces just feels warm and cozy for the holiday season.  

Shop my stockings HERE.

Shop my garland HERE.



Protip: I share with you five Christmas mantel decor items and fireplace surroundings ideas for even more inspiration here.

Frame TVs are a game-changer! They show Christmas art when off and still let you enjoy TV on cozy nights by the fire.

Shop my Frame TV here.

It’s always a lovely idea to incorporate greenery into your Christmas mantel decor, right?! But what you choose to use is up to you! Faux or real?  


Simple, draped garland or thick strands of garland with oversized jingle bells tied to them is exactly what I did this year. I finished it off with red velvet ribbon.

Proptip: Use large hooks to secure your garland to the mantel top and ties to keep garland strands together for a perfect look. 

Grab the ones I used below!



You can shop our mantel and fireplace by tapping on the images below:


As we are moving from my Christmas living room to the dining room, you can also check out several of these items on my recorded Amazon Live Streams here.  



Christmas 2023 Dining Room


Our dining room table is simple yet festive this year! A fun mix of greenery, santa planter (similiar one HERE), and a lovely table runner.  

And, we are absolutely LOVING this new chairs from Amazon. You can shop them HERE.



We love hosting a cardboard gingerbread house party each year, where we build our houses and decorate them with (lots) of candy. Access our family’s gingerbread house template HERE, and enjoy this fun family tradition during the holidays.  



New paintings are hung by our dining room windows, capturing holiday nostalgia with painted lit candles. Get the “Flicker in the Hallway” painiting at a discount with code SHEGAVEITAGO!  

I love the simple, layered window look in these main rooms that feature woven wooden shades plus white linen panels (favorite ones are here on Amazon). It provides functionality and a timeless look.


Garland in hallway

Above our vintage console table, new wall art “Gloria” displays the cherished words, “Gloria in excelsis Deo!” Use code SHEGAVEITAGO for a discount on this piece as well.  

Do you spy the garland hanging in the doorway? Go HERE to learn more about this garland hanging hack I tried this year!

I know you’ll love giving it a go too.



Layering garland, candlesticks, and Christmas houses keeps this tabletop simple but festive.

You can shop my dining room below:


Christmas 2023 Christmas Tree Protip

Looking for a free tree skirt idea? Take a blanket or quilt and wrap it around the base of your tree. And for the smaller trees, place them inside a basket for some great texture, as I did in our dining room this year.  



I hope you enjoyed this Christmas home tour. I loved having you stop by. Now, I cannot wait for you to check out my dear friend Pasha’s of Pasha is Home blog Christmas tour. You are going to love how festive her home decorating is for the holidays!


Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours

This week I am joining some of my blogging friends for the Bloggers’ Best 2023 Holiday Home Tours. Thirty talented and creative women will be opening their homes up for you to tour all week long. You can visit each home tour by clicking the links below. Enjoy!

Monday’s Tours

Bloggers' Best Holiday Home Tour Monday

The Tattered Pew // StoneGable // Worthing Court Blog

Southern Home and Hospitality // Our Crafty Mom // My Thrift Store Addiction

Tuesday’s Tours

A Life Unfolding // Living Large In a Small House // Cottage On Bunker Hill

Bricks ‘n Blooms // Cottage In the Mitten

Wednesday’s Tours

Bloggers' Best Holiday Home Tour Wednesday

WM Design House // The Ponds Farmhouse // Shiplap and Shells

Simply 2 Moms // Robyn’s French Nest // Amy Sadler Designs

Thursday’s Tours

Midwest Life and Style // White Arrows Home // White Lilac Farmhouse

DIY Beautify // Thistle Key Lane

Friday’s Tours

She Gave It a Go // Pasha Is Home // This Is Simplicite

Decor to Adore // Le Cultivateur // Peacock Ridge Farm


  1. What an absolutely stunning tour! I adore how you made the traditional color palette feel fresh with the addition of a touch of black. The glass gingham trees are amazing. Bravo!

    • Brendt Blanks says:

      Aww, Laura, I’m thrilled to hear that you enjoyed it. Thank you for being so encouraging.

  2. I’m loving all your pops of red in your Christmas decor this year! Everything looks fresh and cheerful! Happy Christmas!

  3. Stacy Ling says:

    Obsessed with your tree!

    • Brendt Blanks says:

      Thank you, sweet Stacy! I appreciate you so much. Merriest Christmas to you and yours!
      Warm wishes,

  4. Cecilia says:

    Brendt, your cozy Christmas decor is beautiful and I LOVE those nutcrackers! Wishing you a joyous holiday season, Cecilia @ My Thrift Store Addiction

  5. Renae Frey says:

    Oh my goodness! Your home is so lovely. Your tree is stunning. Hugs and blessings to you, sweet friend. You are a true treasure.

  6. Tammy says:

    Brendt, your home is stunning! The pops of red throughout is so beautiful. Love the black and white mixed in. Happy holidays!

  7. Jen says:

    Oh wow, friend. Everything is beyond stunning. I love the classic red with the accents of black and cream. So timeless. And those nutcrackers are amazing! I want some.

    Happy to be touring with you. Merry Christmas!

  8. Brendt I truly enjoyed your cozy Christmas tour! It was just so fun to look at all the decor you chose this year. I loved the piping red! And your mantel garland is just so dreamy! Beautiful and so thankful for you joining us! Merry Christmas!

    • Brendt Blanks says:

      Sweet dear friend, thank you! Your kind and encouraging words mean more than you know. I am so grateful for you!! Hugs, Brendt

  9. Brendt your home looks wonderful! I love the use of greenery on your mantle it adds such a nice touch. Happy Holidays!!

  10. Merry Christmas, Brendt!! Lovely as always.

  11. Your Christmas tour is so gorgeous Brendt and your Christmas tree is stunning! The mantel garland and those nutcrackers are the perfect details for the holidays. Wishing you a happy holiday season.

    • Brendt Blanks says:

      Aww, thank you, Kim! Your visit and kind words mean the world to me. Wishing you and yours the merriest Christmas!
      Warm regards,

  12. Brendt – I love those fun tall nutcrackers in your entryway! What a way to welcome people into your home! and that Santa planter on your table is so adorable ;)!

    • Brendt Blanks says:

      Pasha, aren’t the nutcrackers so fun? Thanks a bunch for your kind words and for stopping by. Grateful for you, my friend, and wishing you the happiest Christmas!
      Warm wishes,

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