Well, friends. This just might be one of my favorite days here on IBC. Not only am I sharing my Holiday Home Tour 2016 and my Christmas Decorations with you, but today marks the official beginning of 12 Days of Christmas!

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Now, if that’s not exciting enough, I’m also honored to be participating in Jennifer Rizzo’s Holiday Housewalk. I’ve watched with wonder as she has hosted this tour for several years now. When I received an email from her asking me to join the seasonal fun, I was filled with holiday cheer. This year, more than 30 bloggers are sharing their Christmas decorations! . Each blogger has a unique style so it’s inspiring to check out all of the homes and their festive decor.

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If you’re currently on the tour and coming over from Ella Claire, welcome to Inspired by Charm (or IBC as we call it around here). Kristen of Ella Claire is amazingly talented, so it’s an honor to follow her on this tour. Wasn’t her home stunning? Check it out here if you missed it.

How Do You Decorate Your House for Christmas:

Okay, now that we’ve taken care of the preliminaries, let’s get on with the tour! (I recommend listening to one of my holiday playlists to set the mood while browsing. You can find them here.) We’ll start in the living room.

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Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

As you might have noticed, thanks to a new rug, this space has a different look. Last year I celebrated the holidays with cool blues, teals, and greens. This year, things are feeling warm and cozy.

Before we go any further – I know how much many of you liked my previous rug. I loved it, too. However, I was ready for a change, and this rug from RugsUSA offered me just what I needed.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

With the new rug in place, I opted for traditional reds and greens to create a warm and cozy space that’s ideal for enjoying a Christmas movie on the couch with a big cup of hot cocoa in hand.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

I also managed to squeeze a tree into this space. I found this slim flocked pencil tree that fit perfectly next to my couch. Decorated in hues to match the room, it’s the perfect festive accessory.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

The star of my mantel this year is this pair of elk antlers that I scored at a local thrift shop. I actually live in Elk County, PA so the antlers are quite fitting. In fact, one of largest roaming elk herds is about 30 minutes from my house.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Adorned with fresh greens, copper ornaments, and acorns, my mantel is dressed for the season.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

My DIY wood stockings also made a return this year. You can learn how to make those here.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Side note: Be sure to check out Shop IBC if you’re looking for product links. I’ll try and link up most things there to make it easy to find and shop for products.

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Since I eliminated the aqua from this area, I also picked up a new lamp to better suit the space. I also couldn’t resist this #naughty pillow from Grandin Road.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Now, let’s turn on those twinkle lights. I tucked a dimmable strand of LED wire lights into the greenery around my mantel. They are awesome. You can find them here.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

My tree adds such a magical glow to this space. I’m so happy I was able to finally have one in this room. Those adorable wood ornaments are from Tree Hopper Toys.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Colorful Christmas Decorations for your Home:

Okay, let’s head over to the office.

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If you’re new to IBC, my house layout is a bit weird because it used to be a bed and breakfast. At one point this living room / office space combo was sectioned off by a bathroom. Then it became a gift shop. At this point it’s just a big fun space for me.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

This is where the blog magic happens.

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Over by my desk, things are looking the same. However, I found a new home for my printer (It’s in my closet thanks to wifi printing.), so I had a bit of extra space for decorating.

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These trees LED candles from Grandin Road look great on a wood tray embellished with fresh pine. The geometric himmeli wreath over my Stendig Calendar was a HomeGoods find! I love it.

In this room I added yet another tree next to my office table.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

I create a entire post on this Fun, Festive, and Flocked Christmas Tree. It actually has a little surprise to it. If you want to check out it’s secret, you can do that here.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

This tree is mostly decked out in ornaments from the allen + roth collection at Lowe’s. They are carrying these beautiful geometric ornaments this year, and I just couldn’t get enough of them. That beautiful plaid ribbon was a HomeGoods find! It’s perfection!

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

I also baked up this beautiful gingerbread village with a cake mold I found at HomeGoods. That’s another little sneak peek at things to come during this years 12 Days of Christmas! (So many things to look forward to, right? I’m such a tease!)

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My favorite nutcrackers returned to my perfectly pink dresser. Paired with the newest Elf print from Lindsay Letters, it couldn’t get more perfect. “Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

As we move into the dinning room, you’ll notice I filled a white vase in my entryway with fresh winterberry. This stuff is just gorgeous. I want to put it everywhere. This is the first year I’ve used fresh pine and berries in my home. I’m not sure I can go back to faux!

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I also picked up two of these gold peace signs from CB2. Given the state of the world these days, I couldn’t imagine a better way to greet my guests than with a sign of peace.

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I tied them up with black satin ribbon and more fresh pine.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Christmas Decorations for your Dining Room:

Over in the dining room I opted for metallics, black, and just a touch of green.

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Going with mostly blacks and golds made me a little nervous since black isn’t a traditional Christmas color. However, with lots of sparkle, it came together better than I could have hoped.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

A few years ago, I never would have mixed gold, silver, and copper. This year, I broke the rules and just went for it.

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The inspiration came from various sources, but it all started with this Designer Lit tree from Grandin Road. It’s unique in that it’s lit with over 6,000 tiny LED lights. That’s not a typo. It really has 6,720 lights to be exact. (Unfortunately, it’s currently sold out for the year.)

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

I’m not an expert at beautifully capturing Christmas tree lights (The the dreary gray weather wasn’t helping either.), but this is a stunner.

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Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Pure magic!

It’s definitely not traditional, but when you’re decorating with gold and black, tradition kind of goes out the window.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Along with lots of glimmering metallics, this tree has gold sequined unicorns, faux fur ribbon, and an owl tree topper. I’m so lucky I get to experiment with new trees every year. I honestly never expected a tree like this, but I couldn’t be more excited to celebrate around it.

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Over in the opposite corner of the room, I upgraded my $5 thrift store bar cart to something a bit more refined and larger for serving up holiday cocktails. (More about that soon! I’m trying to get one to giveaway!)

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

I’ve set the table with a variety of things I found at HomeGoods. From the big mercury glass trees to the faux fur table runner to the dinnerware, black, white, and metallic never looked so chic. I’ll be posting more about this tablescape in the coming weeks over on the HomeGoods Design Happy blog.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

I’ll also probably pop back in to talk more about this tree. There’s just so much holiday cheer. I can’t fit it all in one post. I did tuck a few presents under the tree topped with my free printable gift tags and DIY concrete ornaments.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Last, but certainly not least, I wanted to try something totally new this year.

Rainbow-Inspired Christmas Decorations:

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

I decided to style my staircase banister with garland. This is something I’ve always wanted to do, and I’m crazy in love with it. I chose the soft pine garland from Grandin Road which has battery operated LED lights, complete with timer. Set it and forget it. (I’m sad to report that this garland is currently sold out for the year. However, you can check out some of their other garlands HERE.)

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With the green garland in place, I simply wrapped it with another garland of Christmas balls. (You might remember that I used it on my flocked tree a few years ago.)

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Two simple steps yielded this dramatic, colorful, and festive garland. If you come and visit me, you might find me sitting on the stairs gazing at it. (Please bring me a cocktail because I’m not moving.)

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

I’d say my first staircase garland was a success.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

And that’s a wrap for my Holiday Home Tour 2016! I have a couple dedicated posts coming up where I’ll show you around my kitchen and take you upstairs, so please stop by in the coming weeks. The festive fun continues!

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Now, don’t forget to continue on the Holiday Housewalk. Next up is The Yellow Cap Cod. Sarah is such a talented decorator. You’re going to love how she’s decked her halls for the season. Head on over and check it out.

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Holiday Home Tour | inspiredbycharm.com

Thank you so much for joining me for all the festive fun today. If you want to see more of my home or how I decorate for other seasons, you can find all of my home tours here. If you’re on the hunt for more holiday inspiration and christmas decorations, click here for those posts.

Happy Holidays to my friends both old and new!

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  • Kelly Elko at

    Wow Michael you brought it this year! I LOVE the led tree and need one in my life and your bannister is stunning! So many good things – you’re officially off the #naughty list!!

  • Amanda Taylor at

    You make the best Christmas trees! Love the garland too 🙂

  • Charlene Fledderman at

    Wonderful – love it all – Christmas time is my favorite time of year- love to decorate, wrap, and enjoy family and friends!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Charlene!!! Thanks so much for stopping by! So glad you enjoyed the tour!

      xo Michael

  • liz at

    I am simply amazed at how you manage to create totally different trees every year – your creativity genes must be working in overdrive! Your home is so beautiful, and I am in love with the staircase garland. So happy you kept the pink dresser as it is one of my favorite pieces. A wonderful home tour with lots of great ideas!

  • Jenna at Wife in Progress at

    Oh Michael! It’s all SO pretty! The flocked tree seems to be the thing this year (I have one too) and it just adds that perfect soft element. I ADORE your staircase garland too, the colors are so fun and festive!

  • Brenda at

    I love your style!!! I always get excited when I see you post something new!!! I love the peace sign hanging from your barn doors, I have barn doors and would love to get some like that. Where did you buy them from?

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      I found them at CB2.com. However, it looks like they are currently sold out.

      xo Michael

  • Gina M at

    I love your photos and styling of your house for Christmas. I must say that the stair garland is my very favorite. I love all of the bright colors. I saw the wreath you decorated in the rainbow hues that I love as well!

  • Delores Clark at

    Love the flocked trees!!

  • Kari Judd at

    I really Love all the Holiday Decorations!

  • Judy at

    Will you come and decorate my house? Beautiful. We have the same style and taste.

  • Lisa Walnock at

    Could you please tell me where you got the knitted turrets!!! Love!!!

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Lisa, you’ll have to help me. What do you mean by knitted turrets? I THINK you mean the poufs on the floor in my living room. You can find them on my shop page (towards the bottom): https://inspiredbycharm.com/shop

      xo Michael

      • Ealine at

        I think the reader means “tuffets” as in the old nursery rhyme “Little Miss Muffet sat on her tuffet eating her curds and whey ….”.

      • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

        Thanks Ealine. I figured it out. Turns out it was a friend of my Mom that asked the question. We had a good laugh.

        xo Michael

    • Elaine at

      I think you mean “tuffets”, right? Just guessing!

  • Loni at StyleLyfe at

    Aww, I LOVED your old rug. Your home looks beautiful. I hope you didn’t get rid of the old rug though! 😉

  • Nat at

    Love love love the classic style you went with this year. Absolutely gorgeous!

  • Valerie Hill at

    I so enjoyed scrolling through your holiday images. I feel like I could connect with each space for various reasons. You have captured elegance, current trends as well as a comfortable and approachable vibe. Well done!

  • Susan Abney at

    I think you have outdone yourself! This is the most beautiful decorating I might have ever seen. All that sounds like exaggeration, but It’s just stunning. I wish I had a home with your pieces and color schemes … just breathtaking really. Love isn’t a strong enough word and there is so much inspiration here!

  • Pat Schwab at

    Loving your merry home. Pat S

  • Diane@InMyOwnStyle at

    Hi Michael – you never disappoint, especially at Christmas time. Can I come join you and sit on your staircase? It is simply fabulous. All those colors make my heart go pitter patter.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Diane, you are welcome here ANY TIME!!! 🙂 Thank you so much.

      xo Michael

  • Jodi at

    Everything looks AMAZING! I especially love the banister. So good!!

  • Connie Thompson at

    Love Love Love the colorful staircase garland

  • cathy claus at

    i have never seen a home decorated for the holidays where my head was spinning trying to take it all in, not wanting to miss a trinket! You outdid yourself this year! and there’s more! oyyyyyy everything is perfect! Gorgeous and impeccable taste!

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