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Our Christmas Home Tour Through the Years

I love looking back at our Christmas home tours throughout the years. Have a look at some of my favourite looks!

Today’s post is definitely bittersweet.

As we closed on the sale of our house last Friday, I had a few melancholy days remembering all the years of sweet, joyful memories we have made there as a family. Christmas being a favourite time of year, it is also a harder time to uproot and leave a place that that you have loved.

So for the first day of this year’s Seasonal Simplicity home tour series I’ve decided to share a glimpse back at the last few Christmas’ pasts in our old home. It was fun for me to look back and remember how it’s looked over the years past and to remember the holidays full of love and shared memories that we’ve had in this cozy home.

But come Friday, I’ll be back to share a glimpse of Christmas future with you, as I share the first peak at our new home all decked out for the holiday season!

Christmas Home Tour poster.

If you’ve hopped over from Tauni Everett, then welcome! I’m Krista, and I’m thrilled to be hosting the Seasonal Simplicity Christmas Home Tour Series this week. All week long over 40 bloggers are sharing beautiful and inspiration Christmas decor ideas and their holiday home tours. Don’t forget to check out all the gorgeous ideas at the bottom of this post.

As I take this walk back through our home’s Christmas past, today I’m sharing a glimpse at our home tours from 2017, 2016, and 2015. I’d love to hear which year of holiday decor you liked the most!

Our Christmas home in 2017…

Last year I went with a cabin cozy plaid style in our Christmas decor. “Ski lodge chic” I called it. Lots of greenery and Christmas garlands, and plaid, plaid everywhere.

Christmas wreaths hanging in the kitchen.

There is an evergreen garland in the dining room.

A flocked Christmas tree has pops of red.

I found these paper cutouts of houses at the dollar store!

Antlers are hanging on the wall with a plaid scarf wrapped around it.

There is a Christmas tree in the corner of the room with presents underneath it.

I definitely went a bit over the top with the Christmas tree decor; lots of oversized graphic ornaments – and some things that weren’t ornaments at all but that I turned into ornaments.

A lit Christmas tree in living room.

There is a Christmas star above the fireplace mantel.

Stockings are hung by the mantel.

Christmas throw pillows are on the white armchairs.

Lots of pop of traditional green and red I love these Christmas wreaths…

Wreaths are hanging above the couch.

Two boys are sitting in front of a large lit Christmas tree.


Our Christmas home in 2016…

I went with a similar style in 2016 using some traditional Christmas patterns, included buffalo check, mixed with my signature blues.

A light blue kitchen with pops of greenery for Christmas.

A tiered tray with a hot chocolate holiday stuff on it.

Glass cloche on the dining table decorated for Christmas.

A black and white buffalo checked blanket is on the armchair beside the fireplace.

This was the first year that I got a flocked Christmas tree, and it was my favourite one that year.

A flocked Christmas tree.

An antler is on the wall with a garland around it.

There is O'Holy Night framed and on the wall.

A red truck throw pillow is on the chair.

I decorated the big tree with lots of red and white and natural ornaments as well as a plaid ribbon.

Large Christmas tree in the living room.

A boy in front of a Christmas tree.


Our Christmas Home in 2015…

This was the year before we got our fireplace, but the first year we had our kitchen renovation completed in time for Christmas. The walls in the living and dining room were still painted Whispering Spring, and we had the Ektorp sectional sofa in the living room and no fireplace, yet. This was also the first year that I got our 9′ tree, and it had a was decked out with holiday blues and natural tones. Looking back it looks absolutely sparse compared to last year’s tree decor.

A green and red wreath hanging in the kitchen.

Clear blue glass with sprigs of evergreen in them.

A white sectional couch.

Blue and gold Christmas tree.

An A Frame window with wreaths hanging up.

There is a fire picture on the TV.

A little boy is standing in front of a large lit Christmas tree.

The decor may have changed a lot over the years, but what didn’t change was my favourite memories from the holiday season. I love the images of my boys standing in front of the tree all lit up more then any other vignette or shot I’ve ever taken.

Next up on today’s Christmas home tour hop is Jen’s beautiful blue and copper Christmas tour over at House of Wood…

A dark blue faux holiday flower.

Today I’m joined by some talented friends who are also sharing part of their Christmas home tour with you…

The Happy Housie
House of Wood
Inspiration for Moms
Town and Country Living 
In My Own Style

The Turquoise Home
Amber Tysl
Deeply Southern Home
Tauni Everett 

And the sharing continues all week long!


Sincerely, Marie Designs
Satori Design for Living
Finding Silver Pennies
Willow Street Interiors
Confessions of a Serial DIYer

Happy Happy Nester
Life is a Party
Two Twenty One
Tatertots and Jello


Lemon Thistle
So Much Better With Age
Taryn Whiteaker
Love Create Celebrate
Rambling Renovators

Clean and Scentsible
House by Hoff
A Pretty Life
Modern Glam


Rooms FOR Rent
Stacy Risenmay
Jenna Kate at Home

Sand & Sisal
Paint Me Pink
Place of My Taste
Maison de Cinq


The Happy Housie
Home Made Lovely
Maison de Pax
Just a Girl and Her Blog
Hallstrom Home

Jamie Costiglio
Sawdust 2 Stitches
The DIY Mommy
Summer Adams
All Things With Purpose




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  1. Always love seeing your home decked out for the holidays! It always looks so beautiful and inviting. Best wishes on your new home. I know selling and moving can be overwhelming especially when you are not in your new home right away.

  2. What a beautiful look back. I loved your home last year!Those three wreaths in your kitchen was so gorgeous!! Thanks for hosting us in such a busy time in your life!

  3. Krista, what a great idea to share your past Christmas home tours. Memories are most cherished when sharing them with others. I can’t wait for you to start sharing more of your new home! Happy Holidays sweet friend. xoxo -Norma

  4. Your home is so beautiful! Just loving all the plaid and all the little details that pull everything together. So So pretty.
    Have a great holiday season!!1

  5. I love this Krista! So fun to see it over the years and what changes you’ve done! They all look so crisp and festive, but I think my personal favorite is last year’s “Ski Lodge Chic”! Love the plaid!

    Thank you so much for having me on this fabulous tour! And Happy Holidays to you!


  6. Oh my, I bet this was bittersweet putting together…so many gorgeous home tours over the years. I can’t wait to see what you new home looks like…it’s going to be perfect!

  7. I love this tour of your decor through the years – always so beautiful Krista! Thanks for organizing such a wonderful group of talented bloggers! xoxo

  8. Your house was always so beautiful, Krista! I know it must be hard to look back at all those photos, but time to make new memories in your new home! Can’t wait to see it Friday! XOXO

  9. Krista, what a bittersweet time for you. I am so glad that many of your happy memories are documented by photos like these. Thanks for the look back!

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