While other bloggers are currently busy generating magazine-worthy Halloween imagery, I am over here (sitting in sheet-rock dust) feeling like a major loser.
Essentially, all of our home improvement projects (new flooring install, sheet-rock finishing, etc) came to a halt when a freak accident occurred a few weeks ago…
My sweet husband, the man who bravely executes all of the major DIY projects in this household, ripped a tendon in his bicep and had to have surgery to repair it. So …until he is cleared by his doctor to resume normal activities, we are living in a messy construction zone, and there is not a damn thing I can do about it.
Given all of my Halloween home styling dreams have been flushed down the sh*tter, I have decided to move my attention to a more hopeful future- the holidays.
Today, I have rounded up some great (not to mention affordable) decor staples for achieving a Modern Farmhouse Christmas. Be sure to click on the item of interest to be directed to the affiliate link for purchase.
Modern Farmhouse Christmas Decor on the Cheap:
As you can probably infer from my curation of holiday decor above, a color palette of black and white is what puts the “Modern” in Modern Farmhouse. To break up the monotony, you can then inject pops of greenery, metallics and earthy textures.
Obviously a Christmas tree will inject some rustic greenery into the mix (the Christmas tree that I included in the round-up is also photographed in my home directly below)…
(Click here for the Christmas tree I have in my living room.)
Beyond Christmas trees and garland, cedar wreaths and bottlebrush trees are more manageable ways to incorporate rustic, holiday cheer….
To keep the high-contrast palette less harsh, wood beads and pops of gold will do the trick. Not only do these warmer hues provide more interest, they keep the minimal color scheme from feeling too stark.
Now that we have a modern yet classic color palette along with some layers of rustic texture and warmth, it is time to add a bit of pattern..
As you know by now, plaid, stripes and buffalo check are all patterns synonymous with farmhouse style. So..why not select stockings, door mats, table runners and tree skirts with this same motif?
If plaid or buffalo check is not really your cup of tea, mudcloth designs are another great (and more boho ) option. I actually found these mudcloth stockings online, and I am absolutely obsessed.
While I am sad to say that the stockings photographed above are no longer sold, I was able to find some similar stockings here on Amazon.
So there you have it. By following these basic guidelines, you too can achieve the Modern Farmhouse holiday feel.
And for those of you who are rolling your eyes at me for totally skimming over Halloween and Thanksgiving, I am truly sorry I failed you this year (there is always 2020..right?).
Now get out there and design some good vibes (along with a fabulous life).
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