Cozy Rustic White Christmas Home Tour (2017)

Until a couple years ago I was decorating my mom’s whole house for Christmas. I’ve been passionate about Christmas decor since I can remember. Some of my decorations {maybe most of them} were handmade, other she already got and some we bought so I could finish the ideas I had.  Even though she’s a bit Grinchy {although she seems to start showing some enthusiasm for Christmas lately}, she never stopped me from letting my love for Christmas flow. Last year I moved to a new country and one of my top priorities was to decorate my own place. How exciting is that, right? After a few years with such a hard time for me and my family, I was so desiring this moment so badly. Our home, our decor and our Christmas. This year I’m living in a place I feel like my home because every bit of it has been started from scratch so I’m pleased to share with you our Cozy Rustic White Christmas Home Tour 2017.

Cozy Rustic White Christmas Home Tour 2017

Cozy Rustic White Christmas Home Tour 2017

Ok so, As I’ve mentioned before, I moved to a new country and I had to start from scratch last year. I can’t decorate every corner of my apartment as I would love to, so I focused on specific places like front door, entryway table and living room. A few months ago I moved to a new apartment since last year’s was more like a transitional one. This one is the one I feel home and love.

Probably the coming years I will expand the decor to my office and even why not, my bedroom. Christmas is my favorite time of the year and I enjoy every second of it even though this year has been a bit hectic and it’s been hard for me to enjoy as much as I would have wanted to. I feel like if I blink too long I might be taking down Christmas already.

It’s hard to believe, it’s almost Christmas. This year went by so fast. In some ways I’m thankful for that because I’m ready to let go of things and so ready for new positive ones. I’m thankful for everything I’ve accomplished this year. I’ve learned so many positive things and I’m ready to move on from everything negative to embrace a pretty and productive new year!

My decoration is not like huge or anything but it’s special because I made myself most ornaments and decorations. Some are already posted as tutorials so you can check them out. Others I’ll give tips of how I made them here and will post soon enough… hopefully.

So, wanna see my humble new home? Hope so! my apartment is really small, very European style mixed with a bit of modern, but it’s our home now and most importantly it’s ours!

Let’s start you the Cozy Rustic White Christmas Home Tour 2017

Welcome to our new HOME!

This is our front door.

I made the wreath out of a pool noodle and used a lot of burlap ribbon to make some pretty ruffles LOL. If you like it you can check it out HERE.

Then you have my entryway table. Not showing the whole entry way because it’s not all ready, remember I moved here a few months ago.

I used a furry fabric {is that even called fabric?} to cover the table so it would look more like winter wonderland. The same fur I used for my Christmas Tree skirt.

Placed a DIY Pallet board {which is not actually pallet but looks kist like it}. I hung a white twig wreath with a welcome sing on it. Right at the bottom of the board I put a Christmas tree garland with some pinecones. Then placed my candle holders on both sides of the pallet board decorated with white pompoms and brush trees.

One of my favorite element is this cute wooden house which is for candles but I decided to fill it with tiny pretty pinecones I picked myself from a park. I’m sure people were thinking I completely lost my mind along with my mother in law LOL.

Finally my always-there wood mini crate where we put our keys {until I make our key holder} is right in the middle decorated with a pretty white-red plaid ribbon bow.

I finished it all just spreading some Christmas balls and pinecones all over the table. Cute?

Now let’s go to The Living Room and Dining Room

As I said it’s small so I had a hard time arranging furniture so it would look cozy and homey as well as functional LOL. I’ve been trying to add rustic to my decoration but having a tight budget I’ve bought a few second hand furniture like my sofa and the dining table. What I love about our dining table is that it can be extended and reaches double the size you see. It’s great for when we have family over but it’s small in our day-to-day living.

Anyway, one of the first things people see when they come in is the Homemade TV console {Tutorial coming soon} and the Christmas Tree which is mostly handmade, rustic and white decorated {I must add that where the Christmas tree is right now is where my office used to be before Christmas started. This being said you have an idea of how important Christmas is to me}. 

As you walk into the room you see my huge gorgeous window and the dining area. 

As you walk into the room you see my huge gorgeous window and the dining area. If you look at your right you will find the living room are which faces the TV console. The window was decorated with a Christmas greenery Garland. I used plaid ribbon and battery-powered twinkling lights along it all and reused some rustic ornaments from last year. I just prep the ribbons by twisting an eight inch piece of wire around the ribbon every 8-10 inches alternating plaid and burlap. Put the lights making sure that the battery case would end hidden among the branches. Then added all of the cute ornaments. In the middle I put a pretty rustic bow.

I’ve decorated the dining table with a tray filled with Christmas tree Springs, pinecones and candles. I decorated the candle on the candle holder with a big plaid ribbon bow and a jingle bell.

The living room area is small but I tried to make the most of it. It’s not quite done yet as you can see there’s no wall arts or frames, it’s not painted but as for Christmas is concern is perfect.

On the sofa we threw a super cozy throw that is furry on one side and snowflake decorated on the other. Then we put our beloved pillows {using also the reindeer rustic pillowcases and other handmade pillowcases too}.

Right next to the sofa you can see some shelves {all homemade as well, tutorial soon to come}.

I mixed rustic decor with frames and last year’s Christmas decor set as those two cute fellas on stairs. I love them and they were on sale so it’ was a win. Also used my Twine Christmas Ornaments hung from the shelf brackets.

I turned some non-Christmas elements into Christmas by adding bows or cranberry springs.

I had that cute swirly wood frame for a long time so I hung a wood star on the center and added a super cute plaid ribbon bow at the top. Also re-used last year’s rustic bells and brush trees.

Behind the Sofa there is also DIY table {tutorial coming too} where I put some frames with meaningful photos.

On both ends I added a fake Christmas plant and a cute lantern. The Christmas plant had a really ugly pot so I wrapped it with jute and tied it with twine. The lantern was decorated with my beloved plaid ribbon and a cute bow with a jingle bell.

My coffee table is not actually a coffee table. I pilled up 2 pallets still not treated but that’s coming, don’t worry. Since I didn’t use my Christmas tree skirt underneath our tree, I put strategically on the coffee table and hid the hole with my music centrepiece. LOL. Please don’t laugh. My plan is to turn those pallets into an actual coffee table.

Right next to the left side of the sofa on the floor I put a basked that I found next to a trash bin last year. It was perfect, not sure why would someone throw that away but good because I found it! Anyway, I used it to put our blankets there. If you see the living room you will notice that I’m a bit obsessed with those cozy delicious fleece blankets so I’ve got quite some though the years and never let them behind. Example is the Rustic blanket ladder on the other side of the sofa LOL.

Let’s not forget my deeply beloved bamboo arrangement. I absolutely LOVE it and when it’s not on my desk it’s right there next to me on the sofa. I love the energy it brings to the home.

Our {kind of} Mantel

Right in front of the sofa is the TV console and what I like to call my mantel. Since I don’t have a fireplace here, I’ll just pretend I have atlas the mantel to decorate with each season theme.

Right in front of the sofa is the TV console and what I like to call my mantel. Since I don’t have a fireplace here, I’ll just pretend I have atlas the mantel to decorate with each season theme.

On the Tv console I put a wooden candle holder on each side decorated with a plaid bow and a Santa hat. I put eatery-powered candles inside and that’s it.

I also filled with pinecones, Christmas tree springs and balls my super cute Christmas lantern. Last year I made a pretty Lantern centerpiece with it and it ROCKED! This year Love the look of it there in the crate from the base of the console.

On my Mantel there is a Christmas greenery on the front edge decorated with light burlap ribbon, battery powered lights, some of my flocked pinecones, Christmas balls, cranberry springs and other rustic ornaments. 

Right behind it I placed some candle holders, 2 wooden eatery-powered Christmas trees and my pretty framed Christmas Printable from last year. This one was created for my subscribers but you can find other I made really pretty and download it if you like it HERE. This year my mantel is simple but full of love.

And look how it looks at night when I turn on the wooden Christmas tree’s lights!!!

Cool right???

Right underneath it I hung our Christmas stockings. I would have loved to hang them in front of the mantel but some people might have complained not being able to watch TV LOL.

Between the tv console and the Christmas tree I put a chair with a very Christmasy blanket and a pillow. Sadly it didn’t last long since we used the blanket… and the pillow…. And lastly the chair but at least the intention was pretty, wasn’t it?

And there is my gorgeous rustic white Christmas Tree with the Nativity underneath it, most of the ornaments handmade and so FULL of love.

Well that’s it! That’s my home decoration this year. Hope you like our Cozy Rustic white Christmas Home Tour 2017 and that some of the things I made gave you some inspiration. I know it’s a late post but I couldn’t get it done any sooner. Maybe a few last minute ideas might come from my home tour, right?

Well I’ll leave you with some more photos from my Cozy Rustic White Christmas home decoration during the day and at night.

Look how pretty our home looks at night!

I particularly LOVE this photo with Em looking at the tree. She so loved it.

If you liked it I would lo appreciate if you could share the love. And if you have any ideas I would also love to hear them in comments!

Thanks for visiting me!

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  1. WOW, so pretty and inviting. My favorite parts are the entry table and mantel over the tv. Emma in front of the tree is so precious, you should frame that photo!