A rustic Christmas home tour with simple farmhouse-style decor ideas that you can copy in your home this Christmas!
I’m so happy to be adding my rustic Christmas home tour to the Canadian Bloggers Home Tour again this Christmas! We did one recently in the Fall and I just think they get better and better every time. We really have such a great mix of homes and decorating styles from all around the country and these tours really do a great job of representing Canadian style. I’m thrilled to be a part of it. 🙂 Once again, this tour is being graciously hosted by Shannon from AKA design and Christina from The DIY Mommy.
Today’s tour will be pretty simple because things have been crazy around here. Do I say that every time? 🙂 Well, maybe it’s always true. We’ve been busy with the mud room renovation, which of course turned out to be a pretty intense experience. Long story short: Our house was pretty much crumbling in several spots, so Chris has painstakingly fixed all that and created a completely level, solid space for us now. Our house is 120 years old though, so there are of course surprises around every turn and even the tiniest detail takes 10 times as long as we think it’s going to.
Another reason that our home tour is a little less extensive this year is that I really kind of went all out on the tree. I had an idea and I just had to bring it to life!
My Rustic Christmas Home’s Christmas Tree
I just love our annual trip to the Christmas tree farm so I decided to create a tree farm-inspired tree. If you’ve been around here forever, then you may remember that I also did a tree farm sign wall in our old mudroom a few years ago. What can I say? I love tree farms! 🙂
I started out with this fun Christmas trailer and used that as my topper. (Here’s a similar trailer only this one is musical!) I felt like that might be something that you would see at an old tree farm. Like, maybe you’d go into the trailer to pay after you were done picking out your tree.
We have our tree train up again this year, but of course I had to tie a little bottle brush tree to the top as if it’s bringing home a tree as well. 🙂
I created these flags with other features that you might find a tree farm wanting to call its customers’ attention to. You might find a flag pointing you to where the hay rides are, where you can buy hot chocolate, where you can warm up by the fire, where to find Santa, and other things like that. I used upholstery webbing for these and also for a garland around the tree and I love the rustic vibe those things add to the otherwise fairly sparkly tree.
I added just a few other tree farm-y ornaments to the tree on top of my usual basic red ornaments and red berries.
Little trucks bringing home this year’s tree. (similar)
The cozy sweater you might wear to the tree farm. (similar ornament)
An owl you might see there as well if you went at night…? (similar ornament)
OK, I was stretching for some of these a little, but I still think they all work together and create the classic tree farm-y feel I was going for.
Our tree is sitting in this DIY tree collar we created a few weeks ago, which you can read about here, which really ties things together.
Did you catch those old saws we hung on the wall too? I was definitely fully committed to the theme this year. 🙂
Elsewhere in the House
We have a tray on our new plaid coffee table/ottoman that we use for holding drinks and snacks. As you can see, I’ve also elegantly decorated it with our finest dancing Santa. I’m so glad we have a place of honour for him in our home now, right front and centre. 🙂
Next to the living room, you can see we have a bit more going on in the dining room, which I’ll be sharing tomorrow, so make sure to check back for that!
Chris just installed a new door in here (where we hang our advent calendar every year) and really beautiful new trim and the cats have pretty much destroyed it already as you might be able to see. That’s life with pets!
I have a little tradition of going out to the back yard to clip some greenery to use in the house at Christmastime. I used to make a huge mess, but I’m getting better at knowing what types of greenery are better for which types of applications now and I’ll be talking about that a bit tomorrow as well so make sure you come back to see me tomorrow morning if that’s something you’d like to know a little more about.
So that’s our rustic Christmas home tour for this year!
Make sure you follow the links at the bottom of this post to the tours going on today and check back with the tour every day this week for more inspiration!
You can also find some more of my best Christmas blog posts here:
- 5 Reasons Why Your Christmas Decor Doesn’t Look Quite Right
- How to do an Unquestionably Good Job of Wrapping Your Christmas Gifts
- Christmas Home Tour 2015
- Christmas in my Kitchen
- How to Make Those Amazing Paper Snowflakes
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.