Merry Christmas from The OklaHomeMaker! This is our first holiday season in our new home, and I’m so excited to share it with you! As I’ve mentioned before, I like to stick to a green/blue/grey color scheme in my main living areas. This helps me keep costs down, and reduces the amount of stuff I have to store by allowing me to simply incorporate seasonal items in alongside my year round decor. To read more about how and why I do this click here. The color scheme, exposed beams, and dark rustic wood pieces in my home blended seamlessly with the mountain lodge theme I chose to use for our Christmas decor, and I couldn’t be more happy with how it turned out!
Let’s start with this little area in our entry way. Since we don’t have a fireplace, I used this shelf with coat rack to hang my stockings, then added some fun decor in each of the storage baskets. The lantern is one of my all-time-favorite antique store finds!
Our home is a newly renovated 1964 ranch style home. The kitchen and dining area have been opened up to flow more naturally into our living room. Since this space is where we spend most of our time together cooking, watching Christmas movies or drinking hot cocoa, I decided to decorate only these two rooms this year but I’m sure I’ll add more later on!
Our home doesn’t have a fireplace so for now, the tv stand is the focal point of the room! We built this TV stand inspired by Ana White’s Rustic X Console together right after moving into our home. You can find the plans for it here.
The coffee table is well stocked with all the lazy day essentials: coasters, good reads, and a douglas spruce scented candle.
In the dining area we have our table set for Holiday guests, and a simple Nativity vignette. I always incorporate a few nativity scenes into my Christmas decor to remind us of what we’re really celebrating- the birth of our Savior.
I found this silver antler at Target this year and had a wooden bowl that happened to sit inside it just perfectly. I’ll be keeping this stocked with Holiday goodies!
The kitchen is decorated with Santa and his reindeer on top of the fridge, and an antique scale I spruced up (pun intended) with a nativity scene and handmade bow. Other than these two things, my kitchen decor is pretty simple. I like to keep as much of my precious work space free as possible!
A closer look at our Christmas tree: I added some C9 lightbulbs to make the tree extra bright, then wrapped it in burlap garland and added my pinecones and ornaments. I chose some woodland creature to compliment our mountain lodge theme!
I used a variety of papers this year, along with burlap twine, and my handmade gift tags. Template can be found here.
That wraps up my home tour for this season! I hope you’ve enjoyed it as much as I’ve enjoyed sharing it with you! Have a merry Christmas and a wonderful new year!