RUSTIC NATURAL DECOR LOG HOME LIVING ROOM DECORATED FOR CHRISTMAS WITH BUFFALO CHECK, GALVANIZED BUCKETS, PINECONES, PINE BRANCHES, DEER ANTLERS, AND POPS OF RED!
I can’t believe this is the last room I have to share with you this Christmas. I didn’t do as much decorating as I normally do, but I was proud of myself for working with the things I already had in storage. It’s so nice to have everything done and be able to sit back and enjoy it all. One of my favorite times is first thing in the morning, between 5-6 am, when I plug in the tree lights, make a cup of Chai tea, fire up my iPad and read a book while watching the glow from the tree lights. It’s such a relaxing picture for me, and I always enjoy my alone time before the day gets started.
This years Living Room Christmas tree didn’t even get any ornaments. It’s a pre-lit tree so all I had to do was assemble it and stand back to admire. I always used to fight with my Mom when I was at home about the trees decor. One of my favorite looks is a Charlie Brown tree, I like them straggly, with only white lights on it. The rest of my family liked the colored lights with lots of mix matched ornaments. It was always to busy for me but I was out voted every years, so some years with my own tree I just add lights and call it good.
I live in a home with all men so they don’t care what I do with the tree or even care if we have a tree for that matter. When the kids were younger going out to cut down a tree was a fun family time but it’s not on their to do list anymore. So I’m fine with putting up my faux tree and decorating it just the way I like all by myself. I do have to admit all that Christmas stuff sure attracts the dust and it’s hard to clean around it all. I’ll be ready to give the house a good once over as soon as things are back in order again. I’m planning on getting new furniture after Christmas so it will be a good time to give the place a deep cleaning.
Our current furniture is slipcovered pieces for JÇPenney and I think I’m going to go with slipcovered pieces again. I just love the idea of throwing them in the wash when a spot appears, and also being able to change the color out when I get tired of what’s there. We actually never use our living room so I’ll be able to go with cheaper furniture than what’s in it right now. I’m leaning toward Ikea pieces, but that may change once I get down and dirty looking again. I’d love to find some remakes of the old lodge side chairs that had the wooden arms and rocked.
I don’t know if you remember what I’m talking about, but I remember those arm chairs being so comfortable back in the day. It’s hard to find furniture that isn’t over stuffed and huge these days, I think they make it that way to suit all the oversized Americans, lol. It seems to me that type of furniture breaks down much faster too. Maybe all that stuffing just packs down and makes the piece look horrible. I’m not real fond of furniture that swallows you up the minute you sit down anyway.
If I’m not back before Christmas, have a wonderful day filled with family and friends!