She Gave It a Go

Christmas Home Tour 2020

Holidays | December 8, 2020


I am so excited to share with you all my 2020 Christmas home tour! I enjoyed using farmhouse style Christmas decor with lots of festive signs,  faux pre-lit greenery, splashes of red, and cozy twinkle lights. I hope you enjoy this cozy Christmas tour of our entryway, kitchen, dining room, and bedroom.

Santa mug in the kitchen

Merry Christmas friends, and welcome to our 2020 Christmas home! If you are coming from my friend Jennifer’s Holiday home tour at Jennifer Maune, thanks so much for stopping by. Wasn’t her tour just lovely?! This tour is part of the Seasonal Simplicity Series hosted by Krista over at The Happy Housie. It is such a joy to be a part of this tour. Now, let’s get started!


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Welcoming Christmas Entryway

Christmas entryway view

Welcome to our home! We recently got new floors and painted all of our walls the same white throughout our entire home.  You can read more about this paint makeover here. I am enjoying all of the lighter and brighter feels of our home now.

Pre-lit small tree by the bench in our entryway

You may walk into a store and feel a bit overwhelmed by all the holiday/Christmas decor they have on display. Where do you start? What will make the most impact on my home without breaking my budget? Or maybe you have several Christmas bins that need sorting through: keep, give away, and trash. What do you keep that will provide use year after year?

Festive Christmas Living Room

I am sharing five things for a lovely Christmas home year after year here. Plus, if you are learning how to trim your tree, you can read how I did mine here.

Merry Christmas pillow in living room

I enjoyed adding splashes of red with pillows and garland this year. This cute Merry Christmas pillow and this red stripe pillow help spread red from the mantel and tree across to the sofas.

Christmas mantel

Festive signs like this “Joy To The World” sign ring in the true meaning of Christmas.  While we enjoy placing nativity sets around our home, having signs that proclaim His birth is a great way to add the message to your home too.  You can find this sign here.

Joy To The World sign in the dining room

Warm Christmas Dining Room

Reindeer on the dining table

The Christmas tree in our dining room is holding the Balsam Hill ornaments we received last year and are enjoying so much again this year. You can take a full tour of our Christmas home from 2019 here. And placing a standing deer (here) atop a Christmas runner with a lantern makes for an easy dining room Christmas centerpiece.

Christmas tree in dining room

Our new dining room chairs (you can find them here) are all dressed up with small wreaths tied on to them by looping a wire ribbon through the back of each. A simple red/black check bow was easily tied into a bow.

Up close of tree ornaments

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 inside of a basket for some great texture.

Up close of Christmas tree

Now, we will move from our dining room and living room area and go into our kitchen.  This is another fun Christmas pillow paired with a chunky textured pillow found here.

Christmas pillows

These double barn doors are new to our kitchen from Rustica USA. We love them! They help add texture and contrast to our white kitchen.

Barn doors in kitchen

White And Bright Christmas Kitchen

We also replaced our kitchen cabinets with these Shaker style white cabinets and are really enjoying them.  We chose this cabinet hardware here. We also replaced our countertops, we went from black quartz to Sereno Bianco Honed Quartz white countertops.

Kitchen view

I simply leaned this sign behind our stovetop.  I had a few people ask me if I moved in when I cooked, and the answer is yes haha! Then I just put it back.  I also leaned a wreath against our hood for a touch of greenery.

Christmas kitchen sink area

I choose a very different kitchen faucet from our old one, and I am loving the look and functionality of this new one.

Reindeer, candle, and bowl of Christmas ornaments

Using trays and/or risers similar to the one here, is a great way to “corral” Christmas items for display.  I simply used a rocking reindeer, a candle, and this black/white check bowl with red ornaments for our island centerpiece.

Farmhouse sink with lit garland.

A great and easy way to add greenery across your kitchen is above your kitchen sink.  I simply used two finishing nails that I hammered into the top of the wood trim.  Then, I draped two flocked garlands above our sink and added some battery powered fairy lights for an added sparkle!

Glass jars with lids and sprigs of evergreen

A free way to add some Christmas touches to your kitchen countertop canisters is with sprigs of real or faux greenery.  We have two evergreen shrubs on our front porch. I simply cut a sprig for each canister and tied it on with baker’s twine for an easy, free holiday look.

Christmas vignette on the kitchen countertop

Another way to corral a Christmas display is by using cutting boards. This happens to be my favorite cutting board here. The little snowman paired with another candle and a stack of dishes completes the look.

Kitchen view at Christmas time

We are loving the colors that this vintage-inspired runner is bringing into our otherwise neutral kitchen.

Kitchen countertops and sink view

Neutral And Cozy Christmas Bedroom

Master Bedroom decorated for Christmas

To read all about our neutral and cozy bedroom, you can head here. This year I wanted to have a bedroom decorated with neutral colors (for the most part haha!) to enjoy through the Christmas season.

Master bedroom with Christmas pillows

By adding in cozy textures, meaningful art, and greenery, our bedroom is ready for the holidays.  You can find the Nativity painting that is over our dresser here.

I hope you enjoyed my Christmas home tour 2020, I am so thrilled you stopped by! I hope that you and yours have a very Merry Christmas.

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Now, head on over to my good friend Jennifer at Clean And Scentsible to see her Christmas living room decor tour.  I just know you are doing to love it!


This week I’m joining some of my talented blogging friends for the Christmas Seasonal Simplicity Series home tour week! We’re all sharing part of our home decked out for Christmas. Be sure to check out these fabulous Christmas decor ideas by clicking on the links below each image.

Sharing with me today…


Cassie Bustamante / Cuckoo4Design / Lemon Thistle / Love Create Celebrate

tatertots & jello / Jennifer Maune / She Gave it a Go / Clean & Scentsible

And sharing the rest of the week…


The Happy Housie / Inspiration for Moms / Maison de Cinq / This is Simplicite

Chrissy Marie Blog / Modern Glam / Nick & Alicia


The Handmade Home / Finding Silver Pennies / Joanna Anastasia / Amber Tysl

The DIY Mommy / My Sweet Savannah / Dans le Lakehouse / Fynes Designs


Two Twenty One / Cherished Bliss / Life is Better at Home / All Things With Purpose

This is Our Bliss / Home Made Lovely / Place of My Taste


The Tattered Pew / Life is a Party / Rambling Renovators / House by Hoff

Deeply Southern Home / Grace in My Space /
Taryn Whiteaker Designs / Just a Girl and Her Blog



  1. Julia@Cuckoo4Design says:

    Such festive and beautiful holiday decor. I love your barn doors too and actually sent them to my friend who’s looking for the same ones you have. Merry Christmas

    • Brendt Blanks says:

      Thank you so very much, Julia! And I am so happy you were able to pass along the barn doors to a friend who’s looking for some. We are loving these.
      Christmas blessings to you and yours,

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  3. Lindi says:

    You have a beautiful home! I love the cozy simplicity of the decorations everywhere, and I love the bedroom decor! Merry Christmas!

    • Brendt Blanks says:

      Hi Lindi!
      Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind words. I truly appreciate you and wish you and yours a very merry Christmas!

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  7. MaryK says:

    One of the prettiest on the tour! We have similar taste. Thank you and Merry Christmas!

    • Brendt Blanks says:

      Hi Mary K!
      Thank you so much for stopping by and for your kind words. I appreciate you so very much.
      Wishing you and yours a very blessed Christmas,

  8. Jenn says:

    What a beautiful tour! I love all of your Christmas signs – especially that one in your kitchen! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    • Brendt Blanks says:

      Hi Jenn!
      Thank you so much friend, that is so kind!
      I loved being on this tour with you and seeing your beautiful home too!!
      A very blessed Christmas to you and yours,

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  12. Danielle says:

    Your home is gorgeous! I love the new wood floors and the white paint. I love the traditional colors you’ve used in your Christmas decor. Merry Christmas xx

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  18. Krista says:

    Looks beautiful, Brendt! So welcoming and cozy and cute Christmas’y touches! Thanks for being part of this tour series:)

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