Are you looking for some natural and rustic Christmas decorating ideas? This year we decorated our home with a natural rustic cozy cabin feel and today I’m sharing a little tour of the space we will be living in this holiday season.
There is no doubt about it.
Christmas is going to look and feel pretty different this year.
We’re living in a lakefront 1/2 duplex cabin while we build our new home, so the holiday decorating has definitely been downsized and simplified from years past (see last year’s tour here). In addition, as I’m sure is the case with so many of us, our extended family won’t be visiting from out of town and there aren’t any Christmas parties or big gatherings scheduled.
But despite all the things that will be different, the most important aspects of Christmas are not canceled. Things like Christmas morning at home with our boys. Christmas dinner even if it’s with our much smaller family group. Time to celebrate and relax together in our cozy (cabin) home. The true meaning of Christmas is never canceled and I personally believe that it’s even more important to focus and reflect upon all that we are grateful for this craziest of years.
So, this year, as I decorated and prepared our temporary home for the upcoming holidays, I tried to keep things simple. Welcome to our rustic, natural, cozy cabin all decorated for Christmas…
This week I’m joined by some of my blogging friends who are sharing their Christmas home tours for the Seasonal Simplicity Christmas Home Tour week. You’ll find all kinds of beautiful inspiration being shared all week long!
There are definitely a lot of things in storage that I will enjoy bringing out next year, but for now the things we’ve chosen to use suit our cabin perfectly and we are truly enjoying our cozy evenings at home with the glow of the holidays lights and tree. What more can you ask for these days?
I shared all the details on our Christmas tree in this post, but recently added a little bit of red to it to tie together with the red stockings hanging on our mantel. I’d planned to go totally neutral, but the white fur stockings from last Christmas seem to be missing (or at least we couldn’t find them in our storage unit!), so red plaid it was. I’m actually loving the little pop of red…
The tree ornaments definitely have that cabin’y feel to them – lots of antlers, deer, ice skates, wood bead ornaments, skis, and signs…
I often tune our smart TV to snowy scenes with Christmas music while I’m hanging out in the kitchen area that adjoins our cabin great room. We’re also loving the gas fireplace – it adds so much cozy to our evenings!
When we brought in the Christmas tree we ran out of space for the bookcases either side of the TV, so I moved them to the storage space at our cabin complex. They’ll come back in again once the tree is gone.
The mantel with it’s pops of red, inspired by the red plaid stockings and my little Peace on Earth sign. I shared the DIY on this pine cone and pom pom garland a few years back – it might be one of my most used DIY projects.
Because we have a loft style walkway in front of the upstairs bedrooms, you can get a totally different perspective on the cabin from the second floor. It’s kind of fun looking down on our cozy great room space from upstairs…
I think we’ve made the best of fitting a lot of function into this small space – the great room combines our living room/TV area, kitchen, dining room, and entry/mud room. I confess it’s hard to keep it all organized, tidy, and functional but we’re getting used to it after a few months of living here. I’ve never lived into a totally open great room/kitchen/dining space before and it absolutely takes some getting used to.
My youngest also loves to light the Christmas candles that we have around the house. He loves being cozy and comfortable; maybe his Scandinavian background has given him some innate sense of Hygge.
Our table can become a magnet for “stuff” as we enter the house, but I work hard to keep it cleared off and clean with just a simple white pottery vase full of flocked pine branches. The rustic wooden bowl full of pine cones and a holiday candle round it out for a simple holiday ‘centrepiece’ that adds a natural rustic feel to our Christmas decor.
This week I’m joining some of my talented blogging friends for the Christmas Seasonal Simplicity Series home tour week! We’re all sharing part of our home decked out for Christmas. Be sure to check out these fabulous Christmas decor ideas by clicking on the links below each image.
Sharing with me today…
And sharing the rest of the week…