I am over the moon excited to be bringing you my simple and cozy Christmas home tour! I am sharing all of my Christmas decor with you here today and as a special treat, I’ll be sharing the links to a few other Christmas home tours as well!
This year I took a whole different direction with our Christmas decor. I donated and sold all of the decor that I wasn’t loving anymore and took on a much more simple and neutral farmhouse Christmas decor look.
For this tour, I will be sharing photos and links to my favorite pieces I have found this year. I have written a few other blog posts on this years Farmhouse Christmas Decor. You can find my Neutral Fireplace Christmas Decor here, and my Favorite Holiday Decor here.
Let’s get started!
A Simple Entry
Our entry stairs have always begged for a lighted garland to drape over them at Christmastime. This was the year for it. The lights twinkle ever so softly in the evening and cast such a warm and welcoming glow on our foyer. I attached the garland with zip ties and it was really simple. I wrote all about my tips on how to hang garland in this post.
In keeping with the theme of simplicity, I swapped out our fall sign for this Cottonwood Shanty Scroll. The scroll was so easy to hang. If you’ve never used a monkey hook to hang anything, you’re surely missing out. That’s another post for another day.
Setting the Table
This year I went with natural live greenery to spruce up our formal dining room. Greenery is a great way to add a little something special to your holiday decor. It looks amazing, it smells even better, and its really affordable.
After I used the garland on the table as the centerpiece, I still had quite a bit of extra garland. I used the extra garland to decorate the chandeliers.
This beautiful tablescape is thanks to my friends at Tabletop in a Box. They are bringing back the art of hosting and making it ever so easy for anyone to do. Not only are Mallory and Elizabeth two incredibly talented interior decorators, they have an amazing ability to provide more than just the decor for your table. Entertaining isn’t just one dimensional, it’s entirely an experience. These girls provide the tools you’ll need to create a memorable experience for your guests!
Like I said, I have kept everything very simple this year. I used neutral stoneware from Hearth and Hand Magnolia, my favorite paper table runner from Pink Antlers Studio, and topped it all off with live garland draped down the center of the table.
Farmhouse Christmas Decor with a Neutral Palette
Most of the decor I changed out this year was so that I could create a more cohesive and neutral look. I wanted to really bring everything back to the basics and keep it very simple. I was tired of pulling out my Christmas decor every year and dreading it. That’s not what’s supposed to happen! I was using it because I felt obligated to because I already had it and it was what I had always used. I chose to incorporate a mixture of textures as a way to bring in character to our living space.
Christmas in the Kitchen
I hung these cabinet wreaths for the first time last year and I chose a simple ribbon with a red pinstripe pattern. I love how these kitchen cabinet wreaths are so easy to hang and bring the Christmas spirit to the kitchen.
When I am choosing a greenery, I tend to go with something more long and wispy and a little less traditional. I especially like the berries on these wreaths.
If you’re curious about how to hang these wreaths, I have a blog post coming soon on the steps of the “how to” do this!
Since I have two of these chandeliers and I quite obviously bought way too much evergreen garland, I was able to cover the second chandelier with the garland I bought at Lowes.
Keeping it Functional and Practical for our Family
I’m going to get real authentic with you for a moment, mmkay?
My children are monkeys and they will climb and walk all over this island of ours. I know some of you are cringing at the thought, but its the best I can do not to pull my hair out and lose my voice asking them to get down and stay off.
I say all of that to say, this is why the kitchen island has this functional Magnolia scale. It’s heavy duty, and I know they can’t really hurt anything. I know the kids are going to want to be up there and I may as well eliminate one more battle.
This year I found a beautiful cypress garland and wanted to dress up our kitchen window a bit. I used two command hooks to hang it in place over our kitchen window. This garland will likely stay up for a few weeks post-Christmas since it is more neutral and winter-themed.
Christmas Decor in the Master
I used the same cypress garland from the kitchen to drape over our headboard in the master bedroom. I honestly didn’t attach it with anything, it was easy enough to play with a bit and it hasn’t fallen (yet)!
I didn’t want to have too much decor in here so going with this simple greenery is the perfect touch of Christmas.
Did you spy my little Christmas tree over here? I bought a live one to swap out with our snake plant for the season. Changing out plants for seasonal pieces is a subtle and simple way to decorate for the season.
I’m feeling much more at home with the simple and cozy Christmas home decor this year. I hope you’ve found our home to be as warm and welcoming as we feel it is!
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