Simple Farmhouse Holiday Decor
I can’t believe the year has already come to an end. It was one of peaks and valleys, and as it wrapped up I found myself needing to slow down. With the kitchen renovation being finished on the heels of Thanksgiving there wasn’t much time to catch our breath before jumping into the busy holiday season. So I decided to let myself off the hook a bit and stick to Simple Farmhouse Holiday Decor.
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Simple Holiday Decor
I’ve spoken about my love of simplicity in home decor for years. Personally I need home to be a peaceful cozy sanctuary from the chaotic overstimulating world. This is also true during the holidays, especially following months of our home being a messy construction zone! 😉
I only put up one tree this year and decorated it minimally. I hung our stockings and brought out a vintage green wooden box as a coffee table centerpiece and called the living room done.
While I do enjoy trends I find myself drawn to classic holiday decor in this chapter of life. I’m investing in quality timeless pieces I can pull out year after year as part of our tradition. For example I would love to have a cedar wreath for every big window on our main floor. So this year I got 2 for the kitchen from Pottery Barn and are very realistic and beautiful!
I also got the long awaited garland from Afloral for the staircase. Since I added this winter greenery to the kitchen I decided to switch out the wreath above the oven for a snowman inspired plate wall 😉
And that was it, and it was lovely. Despite it being minimal, it was my favorite Christmas here to date.
Our Holiday Season
I wanted the holidays to be easy and as stress free as possible. I mentioned needing this time to rest, reset, and enjoy our home and hard work, but we’ve also been grieving. Our dog Scout unexpectedly passed away following an emergency exploratory surgery almost four weeks ago. She was a four year old White German Shepherd who was my constant companion, and a deeply loved member of our family. Needless to say we are heartbroken and are still processing this loss.
On a more positive note I’ve also spent time doing my own self creative workshop of sorts. I needed some time to think, research, plan, and make space for ideas. Winter is a natural time of the year for rest, reflection, decluttering, and planning. I’m feeling hopeful and looking forward to the amazing things I know this year will hold 🙂
Simple Farmhouse Holiday Decor
As for a resolution or “word” for the new year, I don’t really have one per say. I’ll be continuing to take better care of myself in all the ways that one can. But I am setting the intention to have as much fun as possible, and to keep trusting my intuition and divine timing 🙂
I’m also working on something to help me stay on top of my daily goals, including health related ones. Hopefully it’s something you’ll find helpful too. More on this and our upcoming plans for the new year coming soon!
Sending love and light your way in this new year!