Woodland Christmas Home Tour With Muted Colors. I’m so happy to be sharing our family room and surrounding areas today to kick off our Christmas home tour. I hope you will enjoy taking a look around to view how I’m decorating with garlands, bottle brush trees, table top decor and greenery. You’ll also see what inspired the muted color scheme I’m carrying through our holiday decorations.
This week I’m joining my friends for the Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours, hosted by my sweet friend Kelly of The Tattered Pew. This is a five day tour with a new group of bloggers joining in each day, sharing their beautiful homes and festive decorations.
I’m jumping into the tours on day four, following my friend Cindy of DIY Beautify. If you just happen to be stopping by or sent by Cindy, welcome to Thistle Key Lane. What did you think of Cindy’s holiday decor? I’m loving her cheerful old fashioned Christmas home tour!
You’ll find links for all five days of home tours at the end of my post.
Woodland Christmas Home Tour With Muted Colors
Here’s a little of what you’ll be seeing on the tour.
- bottle brush trees in muted colors
- real and faux greenery
- berry picks, birch twigs and pine cones
- woodland animal ornaments
- cozy throws and pillows
- dried orange slices
In the family room the muted colors on the mantel set the mood for this year’s woodland theme. Bottle brush trees of all sizes, range in shades from soft cream, terra cotta and rusty browns, to woodsy forest greens.
For mantel greenery this year, I have two faux cypress garlands layered for fullness. This is where those Command hooks come in handy and easily hold the garlands in place.
To finish the mantel, green velvet ribbons create a swag of bells on one side. I’m loving these ceramic bells with their simple design, and how they blend in with our Christmas decor.
Woodland Christmas Tree
We continue and will forever have an everything tree with a variety of new and vintage ornaments. Every year I remind myself to decorate the tree for the whole family, because we have decorations they remember and look forward to seeing.
Of course that doesn’t mean that I can’t augment the tree with what is inspiring me. So to create a woodland feel to our tree I’m taking many of those same muted colors from the mantel.
I’m starting with dark brown berry picks and birch twigs sticking out a few inches from the branches. Berry picks and twigs not only look interesting, but add more dimension to the shape of this 7.5′ Alpine fir slim tree.
Natural pine cones dot the branches as well as lots of dried oranges slices. Can you believe these orange slices still look just as good as they did last year when I made them? Click on my post How To Dry Orange Slices For Holiday Decorating for the tutorial.
Woodland felt animal ornaments continue the theme with bears, birds, owls, deer and foxes. To see how to make your own click on my post, Simple Felt Woodland Animal Christmas Ornaments.
The velvet ribbons highlight the tree pulling in more of those the bottle brush tree colors. Instead of bows, the ribbons are simply tied to the end of the branches to hang loose.
Pillows And Tabletop Decor
Green is such an easy color to decorate with in the family room, because it pairs so well with our brown leather sofa and dark wood floors. Even though some of the green shades vary, they all seem to blend together just like the green bottle brush trees on the mantel.
On the coffee table I have a green candle that fills the room with pine and spruce scents. A white bowl holds fresh greenery and mini wooden trees painted to look like terra cotta. The vintage lantern with a relaxed bow holds pine cones and moss balls.
By the way this is the same green and white ribbon I’m using to hang small wreaths on the arched windows. This is a new look for the windows that I’m really loving.
Wall Plate Rack and Kitchen Table
Instead of decorating the kitchen counters I’m adding some holiday frills to the wall plate rack and the kitchen table. I’ve been imagining how this plate rack would look decorated for Christmas since last summer LOL!
White ironstone and blue transferware dishes are my everyday favorites, so I’m decorating around them. At the top nestling in the Norfolk pine garland is an old sign in the shape of a rocking horse. I love it because it once belonged to my dad.
More of my dried orange slices are making an appearance here too. It’s so hard to restrain myself from adding orange slices everywhere.
For a closer look at my kitchen table arrangement click on How To Create A Soup Tureen Christmas Centerpiece. We have enjoyed this arrangement so much the last few weeks, and I’m about ready to freshen up the flowers. I think I will keep the same look with the muted shades of pink, but with a lot more evergreens.
Be sure to follow Thistle Key Lane on Pinterest, where the boards are up to date with decorating ideas you can use right now!
Now I’m going to send you over to Midwest Life and Style. I know you’re going to love Jen’s cozy home and her charming rustic Christmas decor.
Thank you so much for visiting today for our Woodland Christmas home tour. Please enjoying clicking through all the links below, and don’t forget to come back tomorrow for Friday’s tours!
Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours
This week I am joining some of my blogging friends for the Bloggers’ Best 2023 Holiday Home Tours. Thirty talented and creative women will be opening their homes up for you to tour all week long. You can visit each home tour by clicking the links below. Enjoy!
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