Welcome to our 120-ish year-old farmhouse! It’s Christmas and we’ve decked the halls so we can share a few of our favourite farmhouse style Christmas decor ideas for this year with you!
It’s time for another edition of the Canadian bloggers home tours! I’m teaming up with a few of my Canadian blogger friends to share some holiday decorating inspiration with you today so make sure you check out the links to visit the other bloggers’ homes once you get to the bottom of my post on farmhouse style Christmas decor ideas! Thanks again to Shannon and Christina for organizing this for us! I always love the tours with this particular group because everyone you’ll see on this tour has such a different and unique sense of style. I always find so many interesting ideas for making my house feel a little more like home that I never would have thought of on my own.
If you’re new around here, welcome! I’m Courtenay and I live with my husband Chris and our two kids in rural Southwestern Ontario, surrounded by farmers’ fields as far as the eye can see. We bought our 120-ish year old fixer upper farmhouse a few years ago and Chris and I have been working on whipping it into shape and sharing the progress on this blog. We’ve decorated a few of the “done” parts of our house in anticipation of your arrival today, but don’t worry, there are still plenty of scary areas left to be fixed up in this old place. It keeps things fun, especially at Christmas, because we always have new brand new spaces to decorate every year!
Farmhouse Style Christmas Ideas for the Porch
This year we added a new mudroom onto our home, as well as a porch leading up to that mudroom. This was definitely the biggest project that we’ve tackled in this house so far and I can’t even come close to saying enough about how much having these two new spaces has impacted our everyday lives.
This is our new side porch, which basically serves as our main entryway since this is where we come into the house 99% of the time.
We have a huge cedar hedge on the other side of our house, so I went a little nuts with the fresh greenery. I was pretty thrilled to learn that real cedar garlands are actually super easy to make. (I’m going to try to share a tutorial for those soon, so keep an eye out for that!)
You can’t really beat the look of fresh cedar in my opinion, and it was free! Yay free!
I love the simple, kind of nordic-y look of just a single length of garland here and there. OK, I love the big full bushy ones too and I’ll take fresh greenery anyway I can get it, but simple seems to look right out here in this rural setting.
Farmhouse Style Christmas Ideas for the Entryway
When you step through the door, you come into our mudroom.
This is where we kick off our snowy boots and the kids throw their snowsuits, hats, and mittens all over the place.
Those long benches are usually covered in jackets and backpacks, but I cleaned up a little bit today, just for you. 🙂
It’s been honestly so much fun for me to finally have enough space to store all of our winter gear and not have it slowly taking over our kitchen like it has been for the last 7 years!
This little console table keeps things festive-ish in here, even when all of the other decorations are covered up with all of our everyday stuff.
Um, did I mention I’m really into fresh greenery? 🙂 I also have a budding pinecone obsession, for the record.
Farmhouse Style Christmas Ideas in the Kitchen
When you come through the green French door in the mudroom, you arrive in our kitchen. We did a quicky cheap-n-cheerful update in here a few years ago that mostly involved paint and lots of IKEA and we ended up loving it. Our latest project is these open shelves that we just finished installing a few weeks ago.
We’ll chat more about that project in a future post, but for now let’s just say that I had a lot of fun having the extra space to decorate in here.
The reindeer cookie jar is looking extra sassy this year because she broke her antler and I needed the ribbon to cover up the glue where I fixed it!
I like to cook and bake a lot so the rest of the kitchen is pretty simple. I like to keep my counters mostly pretty clear.
So that’s how things are looking around here this Christmas season! If you’d like to see a little more of how things look around here, come join me over on Instagram! I post over there almost everyday and on Instagram stories throughout the day in between other posts!
You can also check out a few of my past years’ Christmas home tour posts here:
And don’t forget to check out the rest of the Canadian Bloggers Home Tours going on all week! No shortage of Christmas inspiration here!
Now it’s time to tour all of the other beautiful homes in the Christmas Canadian Bloggers Home Tour hop this season!
Click on the links below from Tuesday – Friday this week to get beautiful Christmas decor inspiration from my Canadian blogging friends.
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