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Farmhouse Christmas Living Room That Will Make You Want to Cozy Up

In this post, I’m sharing our traditional red, green and white modern farmhouse Christmas living room. It may just make you want to cozy up and dream of your own Christmas decor! 


As a designer and blogger, I often feel like I need to completely change our decor with each passing season. Like y’all will stop following us or reading the blog if we use the same things over and over. But, friends, there just isn’t the budget to do that all the time, you know?

So, this year, despite my doubts about what you’ll think, I’m reusing pretty much everything I’ve used for the last few years…some of it in the same spots even.

Here is our farmhouse Christmas living room all decked out for the holidays as part of the Canadian Blogger’s Christmas Tour. Each year, my friend Christina from The DIY Mommy and I get to host this lovely group of talented Canadian bloggers and we couldn’t be more thrilled to share their homes with you. Scroll down to see all the tours.  

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Farmhouse Christmas Living Room That Will Make You Want to Cozy Up

So, like I said, I am reusing all of our Christmas decor from previous years. This is partly because there was no need or budget to buy new things and partly because I really LOVE what we already have. It’s all been collected over time from various places. And even though I adore neutrals, and tire very quickly of all the color,  I really do love the red in here for Christmas.  

HML Shannon Christmas Living Room

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You may notice the lighting is a little mixed in these pics. I decided to take most of the photos with the lights and candles on because it’s just so darn cozy! Especially with the new black shiplap wall. But some were taken with just the natural light, like I usually use. 

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bookshelves and dresser for christmas

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corner of the couch hallway

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It’s our turn once again to host this year. (I’ve mentioned before that we take turns hosting with my sister.) Over the holidays we have Dean’s parents and one of his sister’s visiting. My sister and her family are coming to stay for a few days. We just found out that our oldest nephew will be here with his family too. And we’re hosting a Christmas party early this month. With all of that and a couple of online tours happening, I really like to fill the house with all the Christmas decor! (I’m SO NOT a minimalist!)

snowy rustic Christmas tree

Sadly, when we pulled out our big, prelit tree this year, Dean discovered that one of the wires was spliced and a good chunk of the light didn’t work. So, we had to spend about $80 to get just enough string lights to gently light the tree. Gotta love unplanned expenses. Also, does anyone else not love the supposedly ‘warm white’ of the LED Christmas lights? It’s so not warm?! 

modern farmhouse Christmas tree detail and ornaments

The only other things we spent money on were a few more string lights, including the ones on the mantel, a few more white twig and berry stems to tuck into the tree and two buffalo check pillows from Michaels. 

farmhouse christmas living room

We reused ornaments, feather dusters as snow on the tree branches(a genius idea from my friend Lucy from Craftberry Bush), and the tree skirt. 

modern farmhouse christmas tree

We already had the dough bowl, faux greens and Willow Tree Nativity set. The candles, throw pillows and faux sheepskin on the coffee table were also all from previous years. 

dough bowl with candles and greenery

black shiplap wall paper scroll scripture art

candles on coffee table

farmhouse style Christmas tree black shiplap wall

Modern Farmhouse Christmas Living Room Video Tour

You can see a short video tour below. I love this little walk through because it gives you a full view of the space and how it all actually works together. 

Visit the Other Tours

For more fun Christmas home tours, visit my Canadian blog friends below:

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 Monday – Friday this week to get beautiful Christmas decor inspiration from my Canadian blogging friends.

Monday

Home Made Lovely | The Creek Line House | Lemon Thistle | Love Create Celebrate | So Much Better With Age

Tuesday

Woman in Real Life | Clean and Scentsible | A Pop of Pretty | Making it in the Mountains | The Learner Observer

Wednesday

PMQ for Two | Joy in Our Home | Amidst the Chaos | One House 2 Barns | The Dreamhouse Project

Thursday

The DIY Mommy | Life is a Party | Satori Design for Living | Rambling Renovators | This Mamas Dance

Friday

Fynes Designs | A Pretty Life | Emmett’s ABCs | Harlow & Thistle | Northern Style Exposure
 

Come back next week for more of our house decorated for the Holidays. I’m hoping to share the dining room, entry, guest room and master bedroom. If I can swing it all in time!

modern farmhouse Christmas living room

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Comments

    • Shannon Acheson says

      Aw, thank you, Lindi. Once upon a time, our trees didn’t look quite as pretty. Like when our kids were small! Lol. And yes! I was just curled up on the couch for a post-lunch shut-eye. Lol. It’s very comfy!

  1. Kristi Mercer says

    Everything about this beautiful space looks so cozy and inviting! I am head over heels in love with that gorgeous shiplap wall and what a brilliant idea with those feather dusters! Just beautiful my friend!

  2. Gwen says

    Entire home is beautiful! Don’t ever feel like you must go out and purchase more. Who wants to do that! Most of us in the “real world” use the same decorations year after year and many of those things have sentimental value and some things have been passed down from parents or even grandparents. And a side note – the gray/black shiplap wall is amazing! Merry Christmas and enjoy every minute with your visitors.

  3. Kendra | www.joyinourhome.com says

    Your living room is so cozy and beautiful, Shannon! And I love that you used most of the same decor… I find I can relate so much better to people who decorate like that, rather than going out to buy all new! Thanks for organizing this tour!

  4. This Mamas Dance says

    It is so cozy and Christmasy Shannon! You have done so much to make this home “you.” Just beautiful. Merry Christmas!

  5. Jo-Anna says

    I felt the same way as you about using the same decorations this year, but it’s just the way it is…I love what I have and don’t want to change everything year after year…my family loves it this way. I think your home looks so festive and cozy…I especially love what you’ve done with your tree, and your black feature wall is amazing!

  6. Jean says

    The room looks beautiful!!! Sometimes, less is the BEST!!!!! It’s hard to buy something new all the time. Where does someone keep all the Christmas décor they keep adding to? I love your Living room Very cozy and home!!! Merry Christmas and will be looking for more of your house tour.
    jean

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