Neutral Farmhouse Style Christmas Tree
Neutral, Hygge, Farmhouse.
That is what I think of when I see my most recent farmhouse style Christmas tree. Hi there! I am so glad you are here. If you are visiting from The Little Red Brick House, wasn’t that Scandi-inspired tree something amazing?
I am so excited to be taking part in Casa Watkins Living’s– My Home Style Christmas Tree Series! Where we each decorate our tree and break it down, and make it easy for you to obtain if you are inspired to decorate in a similar style. I chose my neutral farmhouse style Christmas tree. It is definitely a departure from some of my other trees. In all reality, my most favorite Christmas tree is a naked tree, but what kind of post would that be! I love the look of a naked Christmas tree in my home, mainly because the simple look of the tree, where the focal point is the beauty of the tree is so farmhouse its not even funny.
Alas, my kids just wont go for that, and so I wanted to create something different this year. Since I kind of traveled away from the traditional Christmas colors in my living room, I knew I needed to create a Christmas tree that was an asset to the space, and also beautiful.
Neutral, Hygge, Farmhouse…..that is what I wanted. I was recently persuing Miss Mustard Seeds blog, and fell in love with her dining room Christmas decor and the super sweet Christmas tree in it.
If you are new to Hygge and are wondering why I am putting odd words in my post, let me explain. Hygge is a danish term, simply defined as surrounding yourself with the simple and cozy things in life. That is like my mantra.
I think there is plenty of Hygge in my farmhouse style Christmas tree, as well as my whole living room. I chose to be very specific and strategic in choosing only things that I love, things that I would surround myself in my daily life.
Ticking stripe, mercury glass, popcorn garland, wood inspired ornaments and rustic jingle bells. Its earthy, soft, full of texture, and hearkens back to those times when we sat around the fire stringing popcorn garland for the tree.
I’d say that qualifies as the simple and cozy things in life.
Every year my little family goes out and cuts down our own Christmas tree. It is one of our most favorite traditions. The one constant aspect about this being that the tree will never be perfect. But that is just how I like them.
An imperfect tree can be a bit difficult to decorate, especially if you want it to look like a designer tree, because, well, to put it simply, its got a lot more going on, and you often have holes in the tree, its definitely not symmetrical, but that all adds to the charm of the tree. And this tree had plenty of charm!
So, to hide some of those “holes” I wanted to add ribbon or a large garland of some kind. I have a large stockpile of ticking stripe fabric that I use for so many things. I draped the fabric around the tree, adjusting as I went.
I then added a thinner ribbon that looked like linen. I layered that around the ticking stripe fabric. The last part of my garland was the popcorn garland. I sat watching Netflix and made a bunch. I am so glad I did! I love the combination of the three. So much texture!
I like to add my garland before I add ornaments. I alternated my wood inspired snowflake glass ornaments, mercury glass ornaments, rustic bells, and clear glass icicle ornaments….all from Target.
I loved the combination of the rustic with the delicate. I often use this method in my home.
I think that the use of the ticking stripe fabric will either be a hit or a miss for most people. For me, it was a hit. It pulled the tree together. It filled in some of those holes, and it warmed up the decor.
The last thing I did was add an old set of skis that I found at a salvage yard. The wear and tear on these is perfect, and the flaking paint and worn look next to the delicate and beautiful pieces is perfect.
Neutral, Hygge, Farmhouse.
Yep, neutral does not have to be boring, not when you can use so many interesting textures. I think this years neutral farmhouse style Christmas tree is my favorite.
I hope you found some inspiration in my tree as well. You can use anything you want. There are no rules! Do whatever inspires you! Thanks so much for stopping by! Up next is..Julie from Redhead Can Decorate!
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This is so stunning! Nice work!
Really love your tree and the idea of putting the striped fabric around the tree. Love the skis too.
Hi Sara! There is nothing more beautiful than a real Christmas tree! I bet it gives off a beautiful scent. Your style is simply gorgeous!! Merry Christmas, from Michigan~ Julie
I’m a huge sucker for ticking, so I adore this tree! Love it’s casual, simple, and timeless design.
Your tree is simple perfection! The ticking stripe, the beauty of a fresh tree, and those amazing skis all tie together beautifully!
Thank you so much Cindy! Have a great Christmas!
What a beauitulf tree. I love the fabric ribbons, the perfect touch!
Thank you Leslie!
It’s so beautiful and creative! I love how chunky the ticking “garland” is and the texture of the popcorn is perfect. Beautiful choice of ornaments. Can’t wait to go back to Target! Merry Christmas!
Your tree is absolute perfection for your home style, Sara! I have to admit, I saw it and went, “Oh, I have to know where she bought this artificial one! It looks so perfect!” and of course it doesn’t get any more beautiful than one you cut down yourself! 😀 I also love that your strung your own popcorn garland!!!
Oh wow! Thank you so much! I have a really hard time decorating these live trees, because they have so many interesting nuances about them, and you just made my day!
Not only am I in love with your tree, but all the beautiful styling additions around it. I love the sled! Your entire tree creates such a Christmas ambience that is super cozy and welcoming. Beautiful tree!!
Thank you Stephanie! This has been a wonderful bloghop! Cant wait to check out all the rest of the trees!
Ya know, I have not seen a legit popcorn garland in years. Love it! I’m also crushing on your large striped ribbon.
Happy holidays friend.
Thanks Ariel! Yes I wanted a legit popcorn garland! Had to be real! Thanks for stopping by!
Beautiful tree! I love all the natural touches and how you’ve used some out of the box ideas you don’t see every day!
Here it is after Christmas, but I’m still poring over many Christmas Blog Tours! I’ve paused because I love your tree and everything about it ~ so much. What talent you have …
Your paintings are also lovely, and your sweet words have inspired me to pick up my own brushes soon, and begin to paint again! I have been so overwhelmed with the “busy-ness” of my own hectic seasonal “shows” and Christmas gift buying for our large family, that I haven’t allowed myself the time. Your simple encouragement is something I’ve needed. There are prepared canvases propped nearby, new paints waiting to be opened … and finally I’m inspired!
Thank you, Sara!
Thank you so much Kathleen!
I’m swooning over this tree! Would love to try to do it myself. Just curious, about how much fabric did you use on the ticking garland?
What style tree is this
It is a fir type of pine tree. We cut it down in the woods near our home