Friday, December 1, 2017

Farmhouse Christmas Home Tour and Giveaway!

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It's Christmas time! I have to admit something, I had Christmas decorations up in my house a week before Halloween :) Yep. I took them down for the day of Halloween because I didn't want to seem like a crazy lady with the trick or treaters, but it was put right back up afterwards. Every year, I sneak my Christmas decorations earlier and earlier into our house. My husband hates it, but luckily I have a blog I need to do it for  :) But, up until Thanksgiving, my front room is the only room in the house that's allowed to have Christmas glitter and fake snow all over it. Everything else is reserved for after Thanksgiving....according to my husband :) Along with the music, movies, etc. Ba-humbug. haha. I did talk him into letting me put up our main tree the day before Thanksgiving this year, so I consider that a win. Now you know, that only opens the gates to put that up and everything else earlier and earlier? Don't tell him I said that. :) 

Well, today I am sharing our front room...that has been decorated since Halloween...with you all! I've joined 30 other bloggers for the Merry Christmas Home Tours hosted by the lovely Carrie from Lovely, Etc.  Be sure to check out the awesome $300 giveaway at the bottom of the post along with all the other lovely home tours this week! 

Let's get started! This is the entrance into our front room from our entry way. You'll notice that throughout this tour and the other room tours to follow next week, I kept with a very neutral theme. I usually try to add in red, but I wasn't feeling it this year. I kept my pallet as neutral as my home usually is...and of course, I love how it turned out :) 
Farmhouse Christmas home tour. Neutral Christmas decor and decorating ideas. Fixer upper Christmas ideas.
(Barn Doors: Tutorial      Barn Doors Hardware: Amazon) 

Farmhouse Christmas home tour. Neutral Christmas decor and decorating ideas. Fixer upper Christmas ideas.
 This room is multi-functional. Not only does it function as a living room/sitting room, it's also a guest room. Just fold out that couch, shut the barn doors, and it's a cute and cozy guest retreat. This room is also a play room. That bench houses an enormous amount of kitchen and play toys. And in the other corner of this room that isn't in this tour is a cute little white play kitchen and hutch. Oh yes, another function of this room is my coat closet. I don't have any other closets in our house besides our clothing closets, so I had to make room in here to put a large hutch to fit all my coats :)
Farmhouse Christmas home tour. Neutral Christmas decor and decorating ideas. Fixer upper Christmas ideas.
 (Side Table: Target      White Slipcover Couch/Bed: Ikea      Rug: Rugs USA    Storage Bench: Target     Jute Pillows: Target      Farmhouse ladder: Tutorial)

Farmhouse Christmas home tour. Neutral Christmas decor and decorating ideas. Fixer upper Christmas ideas.
  (Cotton Wreath: Tutorial)

Farmhouse Christmas home tour. Neutral Christmas decor and decorating ideas. Fixer upper Christmas ideas.
  (Candle Sticks: Hobby Lobby)

Farmhouse Christmas home tour. Neutral Christmas decor and decorating ideas. Fixer upper Christmas ideas.
(Faux Fireplace: Tutorial      Stockings (similar):Target      Flocked Trees: Target     Galvanized Buckets: Hobby Lobby     Blanket: BHG Walmart      Wood Clock Advent Calendar: Tutorial 

This advent calendar that I made last year was a big hit! I love it, and so do my kids. Can't wait to start counting down! 
Farmhouse Christmas home tour. Neutral Christmas decor and decorating ideas. Fixer upper Christmas ideas.
  (Sweater and Wood Trees: Tutorial)

Farmhouse Christmas home tour. Neutral Christmas decor and decorating ideas. Fixer upper Christmas ideas.


Farmhouse Christmas home tour. Neutral Christmas decor and decorating ideas. Fixer upper Christmas ideas.

I wasn't planning on doing this whole book thing until the last minute. I have a ton of books stashed in the corner under the ladder and wanted to bring them out. I had them by the chairs and they slowly made their way under the tree. I'm digging the look. A little quirky, but just my style!
Farmhouse Christmas home tour. Neutral Christmas decor and decorating ideas. Fixer upper Christmas ideas.
 If you all only knew how long it took me to find a tree that I envisioned for this space. I knew I wanted at least 7 footer. Last year's tree was just too small. I searched online and in stores everywhere last year after Christmas for a deal on a tree. Didn't find one. Then time came to decorate in here for this year, and I started the search again. I couldn't find any at a decent price. I wanted it to be under $200. I didn't care if it was lit, only flocked. I had 5 trees in the line up. Three online and two in store. I grabbed a $200 one from a store and it was beautiful. But...completely messy. Like, the whole thing just dripped it's faux icicles or crystals or whatever all of the floor. Cleaning it all up was a beast. I still step on some after vacuuming five times and steam cleaning. I returned that quickly. Enter my $109 tree that was on sale. Yep. Flocked, pre-lit, 7.5, check. Love how it fits this space!
Farmhouse Christmas home tour. Neutral Christmas decor and decorating ideas. Fixer upper Christmas ideas.
    (Christmas Tree: Walmart)


Farmhouse Christmas home tour. Neutral Christmas decor and decorating ideas. Fixer upper Christmas ideas.


Farmhouse Christmas home tour. Neutral Christmas decor and decorating ideas. Fixer upper Christmas ideas.
(Bench: Target)

Here's a good view of most of the room and what you see when you walk in. It's just super cozy this time of year!
Farmhouse Christmas home tour. Neutral Christmas decor and decorating ideas. Fixer upper Christmas ideas.
And of course, I have to sneak in this cute little pic of my pup. It'll be his first Christmas. So far, he has yet to pee on any of the trees, and has only managed to chew up one faux snow stem branch. I'm pretty impressed...although now that I said it, I'm sure things will change :) #knockonwood
Farmhouse Christmas home tour. Neutral Christmas decor and decorating ideas. Fixer upper Christmas ideas.
Be sure to enter this giveaway! I wish I could, so you better do it! :)

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And be sure to check out all these other amazing tours for some great inspiration!

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6 comments:

  1. So cozy! Love your home and your Christmas decor! Dreamy!

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  2. Girl!! I would have never thought to do an all-white tree but I'm IN LOVE with it!! Seriously, I may have to copy for next year!

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  3. The flocked tree is gorgeous! Wow! And the entire room just feels so cozy - I love that it feels so festive and still feels calming, too. And that advent above the mantel - SO CUTE.

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  4. Just gorgeous Alicia! Love all your beautiful Christmas trees!

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  5. Gorgeous! You do neutral so well Alicia!

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  6. Beautiful. I would love to see the wardrobe and little kitchen too. I am always looking on ways to keep my house decorated the way I want it with having large toys around too.

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