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Hey guys! I hope you and yours are having a happy holiday season!
I finally got some Christmas decor up in my family room! I love decorating this room for the holidays as it’s the room where we spend most of our time.
The wreaths and garland are from the Brooklyn Pine line by CraftMore which I purchased on Amazon. I love CraftMore products as they are very high quality and worth every penny! The wreaths are thick, heavy and made of high quality materials. I purchased most of it last year to decorate this room when we hosted Christmas for our family. I didn’t have time to take pictures for the blog when I decorated last year, so I’m happy that I could share it with you this year!
My hubs and I love our big TV! When I’m taking pictures for the blog in this room, I try to find a picture or video that I can have up on the screen that will fit the current holiday and season. This snowy forest I found on YouTube was perfect!
The entertainment center is a vintage dresser that I repurposed. The wood beam over the TV came from my in-law’s barn on the farm they used to own.
See the box on the left of the entertainment center? My hubs built it out of old canning crates to cover the sound woofer. The box has three sides and is open in the bottom and back as to not interfere with the sound. There is a sound bar on the entertainment center in front of the TV that you can’t see right now because of the garland in front of it.
I found an easy way to decorate my tree this year that I’m sure other people have known about for years. But it’s new to me so I’m excited about it! What is this easy way you ask? I used pine (floral) picks! They were perfect for filling in gaps in the tree with different types of foliage which added a lot of depth and interest to an otherwise plain faux tree.
I added pine cones that I whitewashed to tie it in with the rest of the decorations in the room.
I love hutches and have several in our house, but this one that I made over last year is my favorite!
Normally I have a the chair that you see in the picture before this one in front of the hutch, but I moved the chair so you can see the the whole hutch.
I got the garland, wreaths and pine picks you see from Amazon. I also put fairy lights in my vintage lanterns to give them a little more oomph. They look so pretty in the evening! I provided the Amazon shopping links below!
I didn’t put garland across our wood stove mantle because we use our wood stove to heat the house in winter. We don’t have to use it because we have a central heater, but the heat from a wood stove feels so much better. If you use a fireplace or wood stove to heat your home you know exactly what I’m talking about! The heat from a central heater will keep your house warm, but a fireplace or wood stove warms you through to your bones.
I love my little galvanized houses! I bought them from Amazon a couple of years ago. They don’t carry them anymore, but I found some that are similar that I shared in the shopping list below. I have battery tea lights that are remote controlled – makes them a breeze to turn on and off instead of having to open the bottom of each house to turn them off manually. I have them in the shopping list below as well!
A galvanized tray, a set of candle pillars, some battery and remote controlled candles and some more pine picks and pine cones made for the perfect centerpiece!
I put the centerpiece on our ottoman for pictures, but we use our ottoman daily (and if we don’t, our cats do!). I usually keep the centerpiece on the hall tree below.
This hall tree is on the wall across from our family room. This is roughly the center spot of our downstairs, so it’s pretty much our “catch all” area for jackets, purses, shoes and whatever else happens to land on it.
I always say that decor doesn’t have to be complex to be beautiful! This is just a basket that I hung on the wall with a frame and added a couple pine picks.
I knew people would ask what the heck this is sitting on top of our old radio. This is a vintage wood planer. I think it’s totally cute decorated up for the holidays.
Last but not least, here’s two of our 11 cats Chance (above) and Bub enjoying the heat from our wood stove.
Here’s the Amazon shopping list for everything above!
I hope you enjoyed a galvanized and birch Christmas in my family room!
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!
Christine Derrick says
You’re inside my head, I swear. That’s exactly what and how I would decorate. Christmas decor is the absolute best. Wish I could see the rest of your house. Love the country feel, warm and cozy and inviting.
Thank you so much Christine! I’m so happy that you liked it! Merry Christmas!
Waynell Nall says
The green painted trees on top of the big hutch – did you make those or purchase them. I love them!
Hello Waynell! I got them from Decor Steals. Aren’t they just perfect? I love them!
Mary formerly of the boondocks says
This is my idea of rustic holiday perfection Michelle. Merry Christmas my friend.
Thank you so much Mary! Merry Christmas to you too my friend!
I finally got over here to see your Christmas decor and oh my golly it’s fantastic! I love the theme and how everything is so well coordinated. I swear, you need to sell tickets for in-person tours. Well at least to me. I’m Covid free and would pay big bucks to see it all! You have so many great ideas and holy guacamole! I need your hubs to make me a canning cover sub-woofer cover!!! That is so cute and so genius! I hate ours! Merry Christmas.
Thank you so much Cindy! You’re too kind my friend! The sub woofer cover is so easy to make – I should have done a blog post on it! Would it be crazy to take it apart and reassemble it to do so? My hubs would kill me! 🙂 Merry Christmas!
Your home is so warm and cozy! And it is so nice to see a big tv! I’m beginning to think that most people don’t have them in their homes. It is a challenge to decorate around our TVs. Thank you for sharing with us.
You’re very welcome Bonnie! I’m guessing you don’t see big TVs on most decor blogs because like you said they are challenging to decorate around. I just decorate, find a video appropriate for the season on YouTube and I’m good to go! 🙂 Happy Holidays!