Farmhouse Style Christmas Decor {Home for the Holidays Tour}

It’s official.  Christmas decorating is in full swing at my house and I’ll be sharing all of it with you over the next several days.

Today, I’m excited to be kicking things off with so many talented bloggers for the Home for the Holidays Christmas tour.  


Home for the Holidays blog tour

Thank you to the sweet Sondra Lyn from Sondra Lyn at Home for coordinating this great event!

Each day a handful of blogs will be focusing on different aspects of the holidays — decorating, crafts, recipes, and more.  There will be a lot of ideas and inspiration so you’ll be sure to want to visit as many of the blogs as you can.  More details and links are at the end of this post.

Today, I’m showing you our “new” room off the kitchen.  This past spring, I updated this room from a craft/computer/workout room to a cozy den for watching TV and listening to music.  My husband bought a huge television and a new stereo system to make this a little “grown-ups getaway.”  It is furnished mostly with furniture we already owned.  However, I painted the walls, we had new carpet installed and I decorated it just a little.  All the details are in this post.  

To be perfectly honest, this room still isn’t complete because my original choices just didn’t feel like me.  So, I’ve been tweaking it a bit and now that it’s Christmas time I’m adding more farmhouse style Christmas touches to make it feel cozy.

Farmhouse Style Christmas decor / Lilacs and Longhorns

I am adding lots of red and green and I love it.

Christmas cow with scarf farmhouse style

Although I admire other colors in Christmas decorating I can’t live without the traditional red and green in my home.  I have tried going more neutral and then I inevitably add in the pops of color and I feel like myself again.

boxwood wreath with plaid / Lilacs and Longhorns

red truck with Christmas wreath and Christmas trees / Lilacs and Longhorns

My other favorite thing at Christmas (and really any time of year) is plaid.  I just cannot resist it.

I love these green plaid pillows on the couch.  I love the way the green looks with the brown leather.

farmhouse Christmas decor / Lilacs and Longhorns


My other favorite thing at Christmas?  Fresh greenery.  

I snipped some branches from the bottom of our fresh tree that’s in the living room.  It’s a great alternative to having a tree in this small room.

green plaid pillows and fresh evergreen

I clipped a few more tree boughs and put them in a basket that I set on top of the armoire.  They are not in water so they will be dry and brittle by the end of the season but they should keep their color.  And, since they won’t get touched way up high I shouldn’t notice any needles dropping.

armoire with Christmas decor

This room is so simple yet it has quickly become our favorite space in our home (aside from our kitchen).

It is small and cozy and the perfect space for getting away from the open spaces of our main living area.

Merry Christmas pillow

nutcracker with plaid coat and Christmas tree


  leather couch and plaid pillows Christmas decor
Now I hope you’ll stick with us for the rest of the tour!


Welcome to the 2nd annual Home for the Holidays Blog Tour hosted by Sondra Lyn at Home. Wow, do we ever have a great week of holiday celebration ideas lined up for you!

Join us each day for inspiration from nearly 30 of the today’s finest blogs!

Home for the Holidays 2015 - Sondra Lyn at Home You’ll see everything from gorgeous decor to yummy holiday recipes… and everything in between! Here’s a look at what’s coming up this week:

Monday – Holiday Decor


Just a Girl and Her Blog | Lilacs & Longhorns | What Meegan Makes

Windgate Lane | Worthing Court

Tuesday – Holiday Recipes


Duke Manor Farm | Graceful Order | Rhubarb and Honey

Snappy Gourmet | The Happier Homemaker | Two Thirty-Five Designs

Wednesday – Mantles and Tablescapes


Dandelion Patina | {Home-ology} modern vintage | Organize and Decorate Everything

Sondra Lyn at Home | StoneGable | The Everyday Home

Thursday – Holiday Crafts


An Extraordinary Day | Cottage at the Crossroads | Making it in the Mountains

Our Southern Home | 2 Bees in a Pod | Two Purple Couches

Friday – Gifts and Wrapping


Addison Meadows Lane | DIY180 | Domestically Speaking

My Creative Days | Southern State of Mind | unOriginal Mom

Be sure to check back every day this week to enjoy all the goodies we’ll be sharing with you! Each day’s links will be posted that day and will go live at 7am EST/6am CST, so don’t miss a single day!

Cause we all know…

there’s no place like…

Home for the Holidays!

Monday – Holiday Decor


Tuesday – Holiday Recipes 



Wednesday – Holiday Mantels and Tablescapes


Thursday – Holiday Crafts 



Friday – Holiday Gifts and Wrapping


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32 Responses to Farmhouse Style Christmas Decor {Home for the Holidays Tour}

  1. Bee says:

    So cute!! I love that little truck so much!

  2. I love your cozy room – and your touches of plaid! Thanks so much for participating in this year’s HFTH blog tour!!

  3. Meegan says:

    What a perfect way to style for Christmas. All the touches of plaid, red and green are so well balanced. SO happy to be on the Home for The Holidays tour with you, Julie.
    Merry Christmas. xo

  4. Such a cozy room! That cow!!! I am the same way, I love to see all white or neutral colors but I have to have poops of red and green at Christmas. It’s all very festive and welcoming. Good job! xxii

  5. I love all your holiday decor! That wreath is beautiful. I need to buck up and get one of those! They always look so great! It is fun touring with you this week!

  6. Vanessa says:

    Your Christmas decor is lovely. I love your nutcracker Santa.

  7. Beautiful farmhouse Christmas touches… like the little vignettes – so pretty!

  8. hey julie- I love the adult ‘time out’ room. It seems like the perfect space to get away when necessary and chill.Happy Holidays!

  9. I love the plaid in your space and how it ties everything together. Great choice! I have to admit I’m feeling a little “jelly” over your adult space… With the five g’babies in the family now, our home has become baby central once again. (And I thought that was a one-time deal… Ha!)

  10. Leanne says:

    I love all your special little touches for Christmas! Plaid is my favorite this year. That cow is incredible!

  11. I love all your decor! Where did you find that darling little boxwood wreath? It is adorable.

    • Julie Julie says:

      Thank you, Maria! The wreath is from Decor Steals. It came with a different ribbon, but I took that one off and added my own for Christmas. You can also find these little boxwoods at Target with the Smith & Hawken things. 🙂

  12. We love your Christmas decor. You have wonderful personal style and eye for detail! And that cow…so adorable! Your vignettes are perfection! So happy we are touring with you this week!

  13. Melissa says:

    It’s gorgeous-I love everything!

  14. Lisa Huff says:

    Wow! Fabulous ideas! That cow with the bow is adorable! Never thought about putting ribbons on things I already had around. Such an easy and great idea!

  15. Kimberly says:

    Oh my goodness, Julie … I am loving this farmhouse holiday decor so much! That cow! That truck! Those pillows! It’s all perfect … can’t wait to use the inspiration you’ve given me as I begin decorating for the holidays!

  16. Kim says:

    What can I say. I love the red and green, the cut nutcracker in plaid and the cow may go missing. 🙂

  17. Pamela says:

    Everything looks beautiful Julie!

  18. Botanic Bleu says:

    You have inspired me to use fresh greens in my blue striped crock. Like everyone else, I love that black cow with her caught-by-the-camera look. Makes me wonder what she’s been up to. Is the new TV hiding in the white armoire? Great room!


  19. Your house is beautifully decorated for the holiday; and your photography is really awesome.

  20. This looks like the perfect space to curl up with a blanket and a book! I feel the same way about Christmas decor – whenever I try to stay neutral, pops of red always work their way in!

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  22. Julia Scott says:

    Love your blog! Where oh where did you find the black milk cow??? One like it would be perfect in my house! Merry Christmas to you, Dear!

    • Julie Julie says:

      Thank you, Julia! I found that cow a couple of years ago at Hobby Lobby. I hope they still have it!
      Merry Christmas to you, too!

      • Julia Scott says:

        Well Nertz! I tried and they don’t have it listed. Well, if you ever want to sell your cow for a profit, be sure and let me know, OK? Thanks so much for getting back to me. Your blog is a treat!

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