Bright and Festive Farmhouse Christmas Tour

Welcome to my home! Come on in and let me show you how I've created a bright and festive Christmas wonderland in my farmhouse! I would love to inspire you!

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Farmhouse style is a popular way to decorate and create a warm, welcoming home! Kelly of North Country Nest has put a team of bloggers together to share our Farmhouse Homes on this Christmas tour! You'll find our styles range from rustic to modern and everything in between! All the links will be in one place at the end of my home tour!

I've always enjoyed the holidays and decorating for Christmas, but never more so than this year! Why? I had never really defined my style and I was often influenced by what others were doing or what was on sale at the stores!

I think once you accept what you love, it doesn't really matter what others are doing. Just embrace YOUR style and go for it!

So what is my style?? I've defined it as modern farmhouse shabby cottage! I love a home that is filled with collected treasures, I love creating an inviting and welcoming, cozy atmosphere...and I really love white! But guess what? Your style will evolve over time, and that is okay!

My Farmhouse Home Tour

Normally my home is quite neutral, so for the holidays it is so much fun to decorate with reds and greens! I love a classic farmhouse feel for Christmas, so that's what I've done this year, except in my dining room where it's all about the blue and white!

The farmhouse welcome begins at the front door! Creating a bright and festive front porch gives friends a taste of what they'll find inside! You can see more details of my porch tour here. When decorating your porch, consider making it an extension of your home. Add furniture and a warm throw and even pillows! I have loved every single pillow cover I have from Returning Grace.

My dining room is filled with my collected blue and white transferware, so rather than do something different for the holidays, I decided to enhance the blue and white theme! I added a slim flocked tree to one corner and then decorated it with teacups, saucers, small ironstone pitchers and handmade ornaments! You can read more about my French farmhouse tree here, and find tutorials for creating the chippy spindles here and the blue Sharpie ornaments here. I also shared a video tour of my dining room and this tree on Instagram. It's saved to my highlights.

I've had this tree up since before Thanksgiving, and it was so easy to make the transition from Fall to Christmas! I exchanged burnt orange and pumpkins for red and green!

A collection of mercury glass ornaments hung from red striped ribbon is an easy way to make the chandelier festive!

Let's move into the kitchen. The Christmas decor was kept to a minimum in here, just a few splashes of red to add a festive feel.

My kitchen is small, but I was able to add farmhouse Christmas charm with a buffalo check throw, adding a red ribbon to my DIY topiary, and some festive pillows.

My Christmas Rae Dunn mugs get pride of place on my repurposed craft cubby!

And there are always scented candles burning! I am loving this Magnolia one, as well as the Christmas scented soy candles from 320 Sycamore Candles. My absolute faves are the Balsam Fir and Peppermint Vanilla scents!! They smell so amazing, I may not even have to bake any goodies this year...oh, who am I kidding? 😂

When we moved into this home a couple years ago, this built-in cabinet was dark oak and it totally overwhelmed the small space! You can read about its transformation and see the before pictures  here. The breakfast nook is now a cohesive little corner tucked into our kitchen, and I love it! You can find the white bench here, the chairs here, the striped curtains here, but the rest of it was thrifted and DIYed.

The kitchen opens up into our large living room, now a bright and light space! When we moved into the house, this was the one room that made me cringe! It was so dark and dated, with oak paneling and dark built-ins, oh and let's not forget the dark, dirty fireplace! You can see those ugly before pictures here and find out how I transformed my fireplace here!

This room now feels like home! We have worked hard this year to make it more livable, including tearing out the shaggy carpet and installing beautiful, affordable  farmhouse floors. You can read about that process here (we did it all ourselves, and it was a great way to put the teens to work do something together as a family!)

I really love the look of the painted paneling.

More pillows, throws and candles = more cozy! Just what I crave at Christmas!

The living room opens up into our sunroom, which is one of our favorite spots in our home! It's full of windows, so lots of light floods in, and the cozy daybed is a great place to read or take a nap!

I put our large tree in the sunroom this year and love that it's out of the way of foot traffic, but still visible! In fact, you can see it when you walk in the front door!

The sunroom has new wood floors, we also added peel and stick reclaimed wood to the two end walls, and I love the rustic cottage vibe it has! 

Christmas Tree FAQ  

I've received so many questions about where I purchased the ribbon for this tree. The large plaid ribbon was a HomeGoods find but you can find similar ribbon here  here and here.

The other ribbon was mostly found at Hobby Lobby and is 2 or 2-1/2" wide. Here are links to the exact ribbons I used: burlap linen and white stripe ribbon, the black check ribbon, the stitch edge red ribbon and the ticking stripe ribbon.

The sunroom often acts as a spare bedroom when we have guests! I recently share my top 5 tips to create a welcoming guest space here.

The last tree I set up this year is in my office/Santa's workshop! One corner is clean and one is completely cluttered! Guess which one I'm showing you today? Check my Instagram highlights for a video close up and explanation of my tree and DIY ornaments that are hanging on it!

This room has been Santa's little workshop for awhile now, so the clutter is unavoidable! This is the first time I've decorated my office for Christmas, but I loved it! You can read about this farmhouse office makeover here.

If you follow me on Instagram, I've shared close up "tours" of each of my trees, with some explanation of the DIY ornaments I did for each one! You can follow me on Instagram for lots of sneak peeks like that!

As promised, here are the links for this week of farmhouse home tours! Enjoy!


Tomorrow is Thrifty Style Team, so if you enjoy thrifty, affordable projects and home decor ideas, you won't want to miss it!

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  1. Everything looks so cozy and inviting! I love the pops of bright red and blue!

  2. What a transformation your home has gone through! You've done an amazing job of updating it and also of decorating for Christmas.

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  4. Gosh! This is all so beautiful! I love your trees..especially the blue one with the plates on it! Your home is just gorgeous.

    1. Thanks Amanda, that is so sweet! Hope you have a very merry Christmas!

  5. Cindy you’re very creative! You are an inspiration to improve our homes. Thank you for sharing. I do have a question about the color scheme you have in you dining room. I love the wall color, would you share with us? Thank you! Espy

    1. Thank you so much Espy, I truly appreciate that! I've used Repose Gray by Benjamin Moore for nearly all the walls in this home! It's a beautiful, soft gray that works with everything!


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