Julie’s Farmhouse Christmas Tour

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Welcome to Julie’s farmhouse Christmas tour with a modern mix of traditional, rustic, festive details. Keep reading for a unique home tour to inspire your own holiday decorating.

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Welcome to “A Very Farmhouse Christmas Tour.” We are so happy you are here. We’ve got tons of Christmas decorating ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Our goals are to inspire you and motivate you to create your own festive holiday home to enjoy with family and friends. We hope you find plenty of take away tips and ideas as you tour my holiday home.

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Farmhouse Christmas: Let’s Decorate

There’s no better time of year to decorate than at Christmas time. Even before I became a decorator and lived, breathed, dreamed décor, I would “rev up” and put forth my best efforts for the holidays. Let’s just say it’s a big deal. I’ve hosted my extended family for Christmas for the past 15 years, so I have had a bit of practice. I pride myself on never creating the same display twice. Every year, even if I am working with basically the same décor elements I create something fresh and new by mixing it all up.

The Importance of Inspiration

Whether you have a big budget or a non-existent one, I know one thing for sure. You can create magic by simply using your creativity. That’s why time spent getting inspired is so worthwhile; it’s like money in the bank. I hope this tour gives you some new ideas and inspires you to step outside your tried and true decorating.

Your surroundings should add joy to all your holiday celebrations. I hope this post motivates your own holiday decorating. Let’s begin my Farmhouse Christmas Tour.

A Christmas Tour with fabulous festive ideas from The Design Twins: Welcome to Julie's Home

Farmhouse Christmas: Front Entryway

As you step through the double doors, you enter a wide hallway that I like to decorate in vignettes. You can see the tree just beyond the staircase inviting guests to join us in celebrating the season.

farmhouse Style Entry with rustic details for holidays

Lots of fun farmhouse Christmas touches create a warm, rustic feel amidst the more classic details of our home. The casual farmhouse ambiance says relax and stay awhile.

Holiday Decorating: Home Tour with festive farmhouse sign with wooden trees and metal deer for creative vignette

The Entrance Chest

I really have so much fun decorating this front entrance chest. My decorating began with this special farmhouse Christmas sign from Denise @deveniedesigns that is my favorite Christmas song, “Fall on Your Knees.”

Honestly, I might not be able to put this away after the holidays. I find myself singing it all the time now.

In addition, I used this rustic farmhouse galvanized oval tray and wooden trees, adding some holiday stars, and finished it off with white glitter pine cones for a bit of sparkle.

Next, evergreen/boxwood items add a pop of color and give it an organic feel. Symmetry was created adding two evergreen topiaries and two similar (but not matching) metal deer. Aren’t they cool?

Family room decorated for Christmas with traditional, modern farmhouse elements

Family Room Farmhouse Christmas

Let’s move into the heart of the home, our family room.

A wall of glass sliding doors allows plenty of light and a beautiful year-round evergreen view of  our golf course.

This view influences my desire to bring the natural feel indoors. Therefore, I chose to decorate the family room with traditional reds, holidays evergreen, magnolia, and elements of farmhouse and rustic décor.

Fur pillows mix with bright red ones to add a punch of color against the sea of neutrality. My Pottery Barn Cable Knit Throw and Luxurious Faux Fur Throw add a cozy winter feel to this family gathering spot.

Country Cozy Cottage christmas Home Tour

Farmhouse elements mix with cozy Christmas reds, whites and evergreens to create a welcome and relaxed holiday vibe.

Rustic elements add warmth and a country cabin feel: an antler candle holder, a rustic twig nest, evergreen accents, pine cones and candles. A farmhouse mood is achieved using a reclaimed wood tray, farmhouse red-stripe cotton runner, rustic basket, and old books tied in string. Want all the details on how I put this coffee table together? I share a step-by-step tutorial to create a masterful coffee table for any season or occasion.

Rustic Farmhouse elements create a cozy Christmas feel in this holiday home tour

Pops of red and green peek out of the neutral decor to add the right touch of holiday without overwhelming the relaxed feel of this family room. Lit candles and a mix of surprising textures add finishing touches to this coffee table display.

Ready for Holiday Entertaining in this cozy Christmas Home Tour

Farmhouse Christmas: Get Cozy

All my choices here are meant to invite everyone to settle in and get comfortable.

Lots of pillows provide comfort, not just cute décor.

Three different throws punctuate the large, wrapping sectional, so everyone gets their own.

Since this is the main TV watching venue I’m always careful to not put anything too tall on the coffee table.

Plenty of candles are lit all around that add to the cozy, as well as aromatic atmosphere.

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Holiday decorating with rustic farmhouse details add warmth to traditional family room decor with red, white and green accents

Antlers, Trees, Throws for family room holiday decorating

Furniture Scramble

Does anyone else play the game of “furniture scramble” when the Christmas tree displaces furniture? This happened this year. I like the changes so much I might keep them. This is one area where both the chair and table had to move to make way for the tree.

In addition to their new home in the family room, I updated their look with Christmas details. Shop the look with similar items at the end of this post or click here to go to our shop.

cozy warm inviting fireplace with pillows and throw

There is nothing better when the weather gets nippy than cozying up next to a warm fireplace with your favorite book and a soft fur throw.

Farmhouse Christmas Details: Master Bedroom

Confession time. This is the very first year I’ve ever decorated my master bedroom. I’m not sure why. I’m especially surprised since now I realize how easy it is.

In addition, I’m probably enjoying my master bedroom holiday décor more than any other room. When you see how easy it is, you might be motivated to do a little holiday makeover in your room too.

Country Christmas Bedroom decor with traditional farmhouse style

My Farmhouse Christmas Bed

I began with new white bedding. The center pillow is from Pottery Barn and is the Denver Plaid. My deep red pillows in back are from Target and are regular size pillow cases (that I propped up so they would look bigger). This festive Merry Christmas “throw” is actually a table runner from a company called Mud Pie, which I love.

Framing the four poster pencil bed is some faux garland strands of red bells and holly.

Finally, hung in front of the creamy  linen curtains is a rustic hand painted wood sign “Wishing you a merry, merry Christmas.”

farmhouse rustic country cozy bedroom look for the holidays

Decorate a Bench for Christmas

I swapped out my usual elegant gold tray on the bench for this reclaimed wood one to add the perfect rustic country touch. I left room on either side because my husband likes to have a place to sit to put on his socks. When my decor functions as well as looks good the result is a happy home.

holiday reds and tartan add to master bedroom Christmas makeover

My day to day neutral decor is the perfect backdrop for some pops of merry red and tartan. This farmhouse side chair gets a makeover by trading out its usual creamy throw for a gorgeous tartan throw (that doubles as a scarf or shawl) and a bright Merry Pillow from Target.

Cozy Farmhouse cottage decor added to Master Bedroom Retreat

The Bedside Table

On the bedroom side table a pair of winter doves, a faux evergreen bough and a pine Christmas candle add a soft holiday update. A red buffalo plaid pillow peaks out from below. The look is understated country charm.

master bedroom gets updated for holidays with charm

The angel wings look quite on point for Christmas, even though they stay year round. A new boxwood topiary adds a bit of holiday green to the otherwise neutral vignette.

Master bedroom decor is holiday ready with traditional reds, pillows and tartan

The Reading Nook

A Christmas tartan throw from Pottery Barn, and a cute Christmas pillow turn this normally neutral reading nook into a festive corner. The regular tray is swapped out for a country rustic basket and filled with another fringed red plaid throw. One can never have too many throws, or apparently, too much plaid.

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Holiday cozy bedroom vignette with holiday mugs


cozy country cottage bedroom decorated for holidays


Flocked King of Christmas Tree is gorgeously decorated with ribbon and traditional elements

The Farmhouse Christmas Tree

This year I have a new artificial Christmas tree from King of Christmas. I’ve owned artificial trees since the 1990’s, but I’ve never had a tree of this quality. This is the “King” tree of theirs. The tree is nine feet tall, is beautifully flocked, and comes pre-lit. It’s my first flocked tree, and I always worried that the flocking would make a mess.

So far, there is no mess. I love how easy it was to incorporate my Farmhouse Christmas theme using this flocked look. It would look equally beautiful if you were going for glam or almost any theme. No wonder flocking seems to be so in right now. It’s magical.

For all the details on how I decorated this tree, including step-by-step instructions for how to make these bows head over to my post Easy Christmas Tree Decorating Tips.

Keep Everything in Perspective

If you are anything like me part of you really enjoys seeing all the creativity. When I look at other people’s homes, (whether it’s in person, on a blog, or in a magazine) I get very inspired and excited to go home and work my own magic. Another part of me gets slightly overwhelmed, even discouraged. That “grass is always greener” mentality or just a bit of insecurity can set it. I want to offer my advice in this department.

My hope is that you will take inspiration but not feel pressure from it. I’m right there with you honestly trying to take my own advice. Especially during the holidays when our to do lists seem never ending I hope my tour and the others you look at will add to your joy and excitement without adding stress.

Avoid Stress: Prioritize Joy

With my blogging and Instagram responsibilities compounding my list of obligations this year I decided to focus my efforts on certain areas of my home. Before I began decorating, I decided which areas of my home to focus on and which areas to skip. You can do this too. This is a no-guilt, smart solution to holiday decorating that I highly recommend. Because my family is spending the holidays at my sister Jodie’s, I chose to do just one tree and skip my outdoor lights. I also “skipped” the entire second level of my home. This allowed me to focus my efforts better and really helped my stress level.

Farmhouse Christmas: Set Limits

Limiting my task list helps me enjoy the process. When this mama is less stressed the whole family feels less stress. I know it is the same in most households. For more strategies on how to manage stress read my recent blog post devoted to this all-important topic, Avoid Holiday Stress: 5 Strategies.

Being proactive in managing potential stress is a great way to have more time, energy, and joy during the holidays. So, pick and choose your priorities, my friends, and enjoy. After all, this time of year should be focused on traditions, family, and celebrating the birth of Our Savior.

From Jodie and me, we wish you a blessed, peaceful and joyous holiday season.

With love and gratitude,

jodie & julie

Please continue the inspiration by following “A Very Farmhouse Christmas Tour” from our other talented bloggers:

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Enjoy our Farmhouse Christmas blog Tour for all your holiday decorating inspiration!

Now that you’ve seen my house, continue on to my dear friend Christina of  Christina’s Adventures to see her beautiful Christmas house tour.


Christina’s Adventures

A House and a Dog

Postcards From the Ridge

The Design Twins


MisDIY Blog

My Life on Kaydeross Creek

Unexpected Elegance


The Rustic Life

Seeking Lavender Lane

Lehman Lane

Craftivity Designs


The Hamby Home

Nesting Blissfully Interiors

Twelve on Main

Honey Bear Lane

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  1. Angela says:

    Everything is so festive and beautiful!! Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Angela, Thank you so much for stopping by our blog and leaving such a sweet reply. Jodie and I appreciate it so much. We can’t wait to see your Christmas Tour as well. With blessings from our home to yours for a very special Christmas Season. Fondly, Julie & Jodie

  2. Your house is just lovely, Julie! I adore natural, rustic elements and the cozy farmhouse decor. And I definitely know what you mean about the furniture scramble. Happens every year, but is totally worth it. Have a merry Christmas! ~ Angie

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Dear Angie,
      Thank you so much for your sweet support! It means so much to us. I was at your blog last night signing up and I couldn’t wait to have more to time to read, read, read. Your blog looks full of great ideas that I am looking forward to exploring! It’s so wonderful to have this opportunity to be connected via our tour. Thank you again and we look forward to becoming real friends in 2017. Happy Holidays, Julie & Jodie

  3. Christina says:

    Your home is just stunning as always! I love every inch of your beautiful spaces you’ve decorated – but I also truly love the wisdom you shared at the end of the post. Thank you so much for sharing our home!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Christina, You are the best! Thank you so much for organizing this fabulous group. We are honored to be a part of it! I’ve already seen a ton of great inspiration and am looking forward to the week. I’ll probably want to start all over haha! Thank you for your sweet support. With blessings and love, Julie & Jodie

  4. Courtney says:

    AHH JULIE – this all looks incredible!!! I am pinning literally everything! So many great ideas!!! Your home looks beautiful friend!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Oh Courtney, You are too sweet! So great to be connected to you with this tour! We just feel so blessed. We can’t wait to see all your beautiful creations on your tour. Happiest of Holidays to you, Julie & Jodie

  5. Patrice Aparicio says:

    Everything looks effortlessly beautiful! Your home is already so pretty the Christmas decor makes it that much more charming ❤️?❤️️ P.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Patrice, That is the greatest compliment! Thank you so much…for stopping by AND for taking the time to leave kindness behind! Your sweet support is everything to us. From our homes to yours we wish you the very happiest of holidays and a peaceful and joyous New Year! With love, Julie & Jodie

  6. Julia Domogalla says:

    Oh Julie, everything is absolute perfection!!! I’m just over here like… WOW!!!! Your home is so beautiful and I feel so grateful to be doing this home tour alongside such fabulous and creative people! XOXO

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Oh My Gosh, Julia! You are too kind! Seriously, I feel the same way. But your comment really made me feel good. With so much talent I think we all get intimidated. I certainly do! Thank you for stopping by and leaving such a sweet reply. I am feeling blessed and honored to be among all of you. Happiest of holidays to you and your family, Julie & Jodie

  7. Lora says:

    I love your family room. The light is soooo nice for a family room. Our family room has great natural light, too. It just draws us into that space! The pillows, blankets and rustic texture feels so warm and inviting.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Lora, You are so kind! Thank you for the sweetest reply. We are honored to be connected with you via our farmhouse Christmas tour. What a blessing to make new friends and find new inspiring talents in this way. Wishing you the happiest of holidays. With gratitude, your friends, Julie & Jodie

  8. Lisa Bonanno ( @cottagestyle) says:

    Every little detail in both of your homes is spot on! I looked these pictures over and over – getting ideas for my home! Wow! Thank you for sharing your beautiful Christmas home tour with all of us!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Hi Lisa,
      Thank you for taking the time to visit and to leave such a heartfelt sweet comment! We both appreciate your words and your enthusiasm!
      Wishing you and your family a very blessed holiday,
      Julie & Jodie

  9. It’s all so inviting. I’m such pillow addict I’m in love with all yours. We have similar lanterns and I adore yours. Well done!!!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Sanda, You are so sweet. I love that we are connected on this Holiday Tour. Thank you so much for stopping by and reading my post. And of course, your kind comment means a lot. Happiest of holidays to you and yours. With gratitude, Julie & Jodie

  10. Deb says:

    Wow, what a gorgeous home! That tree in the entrance is WOW! Love it all!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Dear Deb, Aw, you are too kind! Thank you so much for reading and taking the time to leave your generous reply. I love that our tour brings us together. There’s so much inspiration in our group! Thank you again and blessings to you for a wonderful holiday season. Gratefully, Julie & Jodie

  11. Colleen says:

    Your home is just stunning! It’s so inspiring and I LOVE every detail! I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Dear Colleen, Thank you, Sweetheart! You just made my day! Jodie and I are so happy to be teamed with you and all the other amazing talents, and to hear your kind praise really means a lot. We hope this is just the beginning of our friendship and sweet connections on our blogs. Many blessings this holiday season and beyond. With gratitude, Julie & Jodie

  12. What a beautiful farmhouse tour Julie! Your family room looks incredibly cozy and I love your Christmas tree!!! Merry Christmas!!!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Tara, You are so kind! Thank you for stopping by our blog, reading, and for taking the time to leave such a generous comment. Jodie and I are thrilled to be connected to you via our fun Farmhouse Christmas Tour. We hope to have the opportunity to connect again in 2017. Many blessings to you for a gorgeous Holiday with your family & friends. With gratitude, Julie & Jodie

  13. Sara says:

    Gah! I love the placement of your dough bowl! And, umm, furniture scramble is so real in my home. I am still moving things around. I love to do it though, it allows some deep cleaning, and freshening up!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Aw, thank you so much, Sarah! I’m so glad you made it over to our blog. Your support means so much to us both. Jodie and I appreciate your friendship and are just thrilled to be connected with you here on the blog. Thank you again for your sweet words. We wish you all God’s blessing for you and your family this holiday season and all year long. With love, Julie & Jodie

  14. Pearl Moore says:

    I love all of it! A beautiful display of a perfect winter wonderland!!!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Pearl, You are too kind! We are so glad you love the Holiday Home Tour. Did you read and enjoy our second tour “Home for the Holidays” which is Jodie’s home? If you didn’t we are sure you would enjoy as well. Thank you so much for spending time with us on our blog. We hope you will visit us often and always say hello. It makes it all worth it for us to hear from you. Many blessings at Christmas and always. Your friends, Julie & Jodie

  15. Sameer says:

    I loved the FRONT ENTRYWAY design and MASTER BEDROOM design as well really great fancy look and wish my name was on that mug , haha

  16. Patti Aparicio says:

    I know it’s a long while before Christmas, but I really do think I’ve read every post and some twice ???? Not only did I read the Christmas tour, but your fall tour as well???????? I love the harvest centerpiece! I believe it could be used year round and it has inspired me to do something similar!
    Thanks for the inspiration and MARCH MADDNESS
    Patti ????

  17. sameer khan says:

    Hey , thanks for sharing this , wish i could seen it before , any ways its never too late , thanks again

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Thank you Sameer, Well, as you say, it’s never too late. Always ideas for next season. And now you’re connected with us. We hope you will subscribe so you don’t miss any of our future posts and inspirations. Most kindly, Julie & Jodie

  18. Sumit Shinde says:

    Great blog on home decorating lists. It was very informative for me thanks for sharing this amazing article with us.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Sumit, Well, that is a great compliment. Thank you so much for visiting our blog and for the kind reply. We hope you will visit often and sign up (if you haven’t yet) so you don’t miss any of the fun & inspiration. Julie & Jodie

  19. Henry Walker says:

    Awesome blogs for home decoration ideas, I loved to read this blog and ideas, Thanks for sharing us. Keep posting like this!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Henry, So glad you found our blog inspiring. Don’t worry, we plan to keep posting plenty of home decor and DIY inspiration so definitely stay tuned. All the best, Julie & Jodie

  20. This is amazing and so well put. I’ve been diving into learning how to decorate my house, and realize that I’ve never really thought about it very much! Those ideas are very useful!

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Daniela, Well, we are sure glad we’ve put some ideas into your head. Have fun learning and evolving in your decorating! That’s what it’s all about! Hope you’ll come back soon…Jodie will have her entire home tour up tomorrow 🙂 Blessings throughout this holiday season and the new year! With gratitude, Julie & Jodie

  21. Sherry Belle says:

    Love to read this article, It’s great 🙂 thank you so much for sharing this post.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Sherry, So glad you enjoyed. Hope you continue to benefit from our blog posts. All the best, Julie & Jodie

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  24. Sherry Svoboda says:

    Gorgeous Tree beautifully decorated and your farmhouse look is to die for. Love your
    blog. My first time visit. Happy Holidays and thanks for your beautiful photos and ideas.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Thank you so much Sherry! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed visiting our blog and we sincerely hope you’ll continue to enjoy. All the best, Julie & Jodie

  25. Hi!

    I like the Christmas tree because it is so big and touched the ceiling of your house. From top to bottom it looks so good. The decoration is good. The 2nd thing which I loved is the coffee table.


    • jjdesigntwins says:

      We are glad to hear you enjoyed this post Christine. Thank you for the sweet words. So nice to hear from you!
      Lots of love,
      Jodie & Julie

  26. Reena Bansal says:

    I already planning my home Christmas decoration on weekends. and this is such a great ideas for home Christmas decor. It will help me a lot, you gave me the best ideas. Will definitely check this out.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      Wow you are ahead of the game! That’s awesome that you are already planning for the holidays. We are so glad you enjoyed this blog post. It means the world to us. Thank you for the kind comment and we hope to hear from you again in the future!
      Lots of love,
      Jodie & Julie

  27. E.Thomas says:

    Thank you for sharing good ideas and “ho to’s” without overdoing the personal “this is what I ate for breakfast” minutia that too many bloggers put into their posts. Your post was practical and inspirational. I especially appreciate the gentle reminder to seek balance and be fine with it when your life is too busy to decorate every inch of your home. I’m also glad to see that you felt it was important to share the true reason for celebrating Christmas, the birth of our Savior. It’s easy to fall into the commercial trappings of the holiday and feel compelled to “do it all” and keep up with what we see on our screens. Christmas can be beautifully celebrated while still focusing on the true reason for the season. I will look forward to your future posts!

    • jjdesigntwins says:


      We are so glad you enjoyed this blog post. It makes us so happy to hear you connecting with our content. Well said my friend. So excited to see you on the blog in the future!

      Lots of love,
      Jodie & Julie

  28. rakesh says:

    Amazing! Didn’t have any dill but added celery. My new favorite lunch.

    • jjdesigntwins says:

      We are glad you found this recipe helpful. Thanks for taking the time to read our blog!
      Lots of love,
      Jodie & Julie

  29. hari says:

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  30. hari says:

    thanks for sharing amazing ideas.

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  32. Pushpa K. says:

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  34. Holley says:

    Always come back here annually for inspiration!

  35. Karim says:

    Thank you for sharing such useful insights!

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