I am so excited about decorating my home for the holidays this year. I love decorating for the holidays and find great joy in transforming my home into a magical Christmas oasis, but this year I feel like I have finally found my style and I am so in love with my glam metallic farmhouse inspired Christmas decor. You too can create a welcoming home this holiday season with our chic Farmhouse Christmas Decorating ideas.
I recently read The Magnolia Story and was inspired, not only by their story of success, but by their passion for creating a life and home that is a true reflection of the people who live in them. I consider myself to be a fairly creative person, but for some reason decorating our new house has been a challenge. We have lived here for almost 3 years and I still have blank walls, curtain-less windows and hundreds of other projects that need to be done. When it comes to decorating I feel paralyzed by decisions about what to do and how to do it. I don’t want to make the wrong choice, I want it to be perfect, I want it to look like those beautiful homes you see on Fixer Upper or scroll past on social media. But, after reading The Magnolia Story I’ve realized that the idea of a picture-perfect home is far less important than the memories we make in our home and how it make US feel.
This year I decided to take the plunge and incorporate the traditional farmhouse elements that I love into my own home, but I also decided to quit worrying about making it look like the perfect homes I see on TV, and embrace the unique elements and colors that speak to my soul. After searching for ideas I discovered that most of the typical farmhouse Christmas decorations are rustic and neutral with the occasional pop of red. I love the simplicity of the neutral color palette but I need a little color in my life and when it comes to Christmas I love things that sparkle and shine! This year I decided on a metallic color pallet with pops of aqua and white to create our dreamy farmhouse Christmas decor.
My Glam Metallic Farmhouse Christmas Tree incorporated copper and shimmery gold metallics, along with copper magnolia blooms, vintage ornaments, white owls, and handmade copper leaf ornaments.
I used vintage olive buckets filled with birch logs and snow covered pine branches to bring in elements of the traditional farmhouse decor.
Our mantle is quite possibly one of my favorite parts of our new Christmas decor. The decorations are simple, but really makes me swoon is the DIY shiplap wall that my husband I installed this past summer. This once boring 20 foot wall is now a focal point that makes our living room feel cozy. We were a little hesitant to install the shiplap, after all it is a trend and who knows how long it will be popular or look good, but I couldn’t be happier with our decision. Trendy or not, this wall makes me happy!
I used tall birch logs, a beautiful snowy garland filled with pine cones and copper magnolia blooms to dress up my gorgeous shiplap wall. I added a few owls and a pop of color with my DIY Painted Copper Leaf Christmas Ornament decor.
This year’s Christmas decor feels much simpler than what I have done in the past, but it is by far my favorite. I love that it is truly a reflection of my style. A little bit of simplicity, mixed with a tiny bit of color and lots and lots of sparkle!
I am so glad I read The Magnolia Story and honed in on the message of inspiration and pursuing what makes you feel content and at home in your own space. It encouraged me to stop worrying about creating that “perfect” look in our home. It inspired me to stop comparing our house to other homes and to instead focus on creating an extraordinary space that works for us, starting with these Farmhouse Christmas Decorating Ideas. The windows may not have curtains on them, but we are working on creating a home where memories can be made one shiplapped wall at a time.
If you are looking for a great book to read this holiday season I highly recommend grabbing a copy of The Magnolia Story (affiliate). This would also make a great holiday gift for Fixer Upper fans!
I’d love to hear your thoughts on The Magnolia Story. Have you read it yet?
This post was inspired by The Magnolia Story by Chip and Joanna Gaines. I was given the book in order to facilitate this review but all opinions are my own.