It’s starting to look like Christmas more and more in our little farmhouse, and this week I focused on getting the living room done and our big tree finished! I love the soothing, neutral colors in here, and I kept the decor nice and simple: a couple little trees, some greenery, cozy blankets and pillows, and lots of candles! Step inside and take a peek, my friends…
I love this artificial tree we got last year because of its more sparse, realistic branches and the softer green color of the needles. It really is stunning even right out of the box, and I originally wanted to decorate it as minimally as possible. I started with large white bulbs and a soft knit garland that makes the whole tree instantly cozy. I got the garland here and have had SO many questions on Instagram the last few weeks about where I buy my big white bulbs, so I thought I’d share that here too. Hobby Lobby is the least expensive place that I’ve found for plain, large bulbs. I believe you can get a pack of 4 in the largest size for $11.99, making it less than $6 when they are on sale for 50% off. The other place I’ve purchased bulbs is from Balsam Hill, and even though they are more expensive, they are much nicer and better constructed. I like to use both matte/pearl and glossy bulbs to add a little dimension to the tree, especially since I use a monochromatic color scheme.
I strung a few pieces of the large pearl garland I used in my bedroom last year for some added detail and finished with the battery-operated clip-on candle lights that I got last year also from Balsam Hill. They come with a remote and can be changed from warm light, cool light, changing color light, or even flickering light to mimic a real candle. My goal was to keep everything on the tree the same color for a really simple, cohesive look, and I’m pretty happy with the way it turned out. Part of me wants to see what the tree would look like with less bulbs spaced out a little more and maybe eliminating the pearls to allow the natural beauty of the tree to shine through a little more. It’s so easy to get carried away adding more and more to your tree, but I love the simplicity of this!
We spend so much time in this space, especially in the evenings, enjoying the beautiful twinkling lights before Christmas. I think Remy agrees that it is pretty cozy in here! I see us having many nights curled up together, drinking hot chocolate and watching our favorite Christmas movies.
I shared our Christmas dining room last week and have a few more spaces I’m working on to share with you soon! I just love this time of year and hope by sharing our home and some simple decorating ideas you feel inspired to bring some holiday magic into your home too. Thank you so much for visiting us today, sweet friends!!
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sectional sofa: Wayfair
coffee table: Wayfair
round wood tray: Wayfair
birch log candle holders: HomeGoods
white trees: Hobby Lobby
joy pillow: HomeGoods
large white pillow: Target (out of stock)
crochet edge pillow: Heritage Lace
knit throw blanket: Wayfair
braided oval rug: Wayfair
curtain: World Market
bamboo shade: Home Depot
Christmas tree: Balsam Hill
tree skirt: Balsam Hill
white plates on wall: Target
large candle lantern: At Home
white bulb ornaments: Balsam Hill & Hobby Lobby
knit garland: Crate & Barrel
pearl garland: Hobby Lobby
candle lights: Balsam Hill
antique or handmade: stockings, wooden chair, hutch, mirror