Neutral Farmhouse Christmas Decor With A Vintage Twist (Front Living Room Tour 2020)
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Well, it's about that time to post about Christmas! Yay! I know, I know...it's before Thanksgiving. Technically, I've had my Christmas decor up for 3 weeks now. Yep! So, I could have started sharing a lot earlier, but life got ahold of me and kept me from doing so. It's been quite the crazy year hasn't it? I'm so ready for Christmas...clearly! ha! Today I'm sharing with you my front living room. I've been so excited to decorate in here for Christmas ever since I finished the board and batten on my walls. I was super excited to see how all my decor just popped!
Rustic Wooden Desk Drawer Organizer/Printer's Cabinet:link Side Table: Target White Slipcover Couch/Bed: Ikea Rug: Rugs USA Storage Bench: Link Textured White Pillows; link Box X Lamp: link Wood sunburst mirror: Tutorial
Woods and whites are my favorite go-to decor for any season...along with green. You may notice a few more vintage-y type pieces in my decor this year. I've been wanting to add a little more story to my home. This side table is a perfect place to add a vignette full of farmhouse and vintage charm. I have a new printer's cabinet in here from DecorSteals. I also added some vintage amber bottles. These have been super fun scavenging for at the antique stores. There's a "vintage" book in the back behind the bottles. You'll have to wait on how I did that in the upcoming months when they get featured in Country Sampler magazine :) To tie in my little Christmas trees, I placed them in vintage terracotta pots.
Rustic Wooden Desk Drawer Organizer/Printer's Cabinet:link
Here's a good view of my little white box, or so my husband calls this room. When I painted everything white earlier this year, I had plans to use red for Christmas. I knew it would pop beautifully. But isn't it funny how visions change? I had lots of red in here last year and just wasn't feeling it this go around. I did opted for lots of creams and brown though!
I'm pretty sure my grandmother's antique mirror is what chose the decor in here for me. It just didn't feel right putting red everywhere. I went with it's vintage feel and decorated around it. I chose lots of candles, vintage books and a simple tree.
Chandelier: World Market
I found this antique elm bench at an antique store on vacation a few months ago and couldn't leave without it. I seriously have no place to put it, but I knew I would use it in front of one of my Christmas trees. This may or may not be the last time you see it until next Christmas :)
I've curated these "matching" candlesticks over the years and put them in my faux fireplace. When they are lit, this room is magical! You'll have to check out my social media accounts for a nighttime picture :)
The past two years I haven't hung any stockings on this mantel because I didn't want to take away from it's ornate beauty. I decided to add just two in the corner...because well, it's Christmas 2020 :) It definitely softened the look. I also added some more amber bottles with melty dripping candles. My go-to items to decorate a mantel: books, candlesticks, candles, garland, bookends and something big behind it all..in this case, a mirror.
White Vintage Corbel Bookends: link.
Amber bottles: Link
$30 shiplap tutorial
This Christmas tree usually only ever gets ball ornaments on it. I try to keep it a little more simple in here. I used brown, gold and pearl ornaments to tie in with the mantel colors and the glow of the candlelight. The smaller tree next to it just stays naked.
Cable Knit Throw: Link
These books are my favorite project lately. Once again, you'll have to wait to see the how-to on them until next year! But I love the character they bring. I made a few stacks so you will see them throughout my home during my upcoming Christmas tours next week.
I filled my dough bowl, also from DecorSteals, with lots and lots of pinecones. One can never go wrong with too many pinecones :) I added two small flocked trees in the middle for height.
European Dough Bowl: link
This isn't a view I really ever show. It was always dark and dismal before I painted the wall. Now it's so cheery!
Cable Knit Throw: Link Storage Bench: Link Textured White Pillows; link Wood sunburst mirror: Tutorial
I feel like this room has changed so much since last year...or even three years ago! It's amazing what happens when you think you are done changing things...and then you look back three years and realize just how much you have changed.
I would never have thought I would use brown as one of the main colors for my Christmas decor, but I love how it turned out in here. I feel like it's simple and let's the other things speak for themselves.
I'm excited to start sharing more of my Christmas home with you, finally! I have more tours coming next week so be sure to check back! And when I get more time on my hands, I have three awesome projects to share with you: diy window seat with builtins in my daughter's room, diy large corner armoire, and a cute and easy printers cabinet you can make for under $20! There's still lots going on over here even if I don't post as often as I used to! Be sure to join me on social media for lots of sneak peaks and behind the scenes :)
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