Did you ever have a day where you didn’t want to read so much but just be like a kid and look at pictures? Well, today is for you! Grab a cup of cocoa, sit back, and I’ll give you the tour of my rustic glam Christmas home, rustic charm a little sparkle, without a lot of fuss!
Rustic | Farmhouse | Modern Farmhouse = Rustic Glam
Rustic Glam is sort of a new trend in farmhouse decor – it’s a fun combination of the imperfect natural look of rustic decor, mixed with some cozy farmhouse, a sprinkle of some of the bright sparkle and cleanness from modern farmhouse.
In my opinion, rustic glam decor is perfect for the holiday season because it mixes in comfy and cozy with a little bit of Christmas bling. I’m generally not a “bling” sorta gal, but I love fusing into holiday decor. A little sparkle and magic is definitely a Christmas vibe.
Christmas Home Tour and Decor Ideas
I’ve recently started sharing some home tours because, if I’m totally honest, when I’m looking for ideas, I want to see the whole look, how it’s carried out through an entire house. If you’d like to see my 2019 Christmas Home Tour, take a look here. Here is 2021 Christmas Tour and 2022 Christmas Tour (they are all really different, lol).
I incorporated a lot of ideas from my budget-friendly Christmas decorating tips, which you can look at in a little more detail right here!
FARMHOUSE CHRISTMAS HOME TOUR
If you happen to know me in real life or follow me on Facebook or Instagram, you know we are not a fancy family. That’s part of the reason why I’ve landed at (mostly) rustic decor for our home: the flaws and imperfections bring character and almost look like they are on purpose.
Full Disclosure: Today it’s November 9, 2021. I’m just starting my Christmas decorating now, so everything you see here is from my home in 2020. I didn’t get a chance to create a post last year, so I figured I’d just wait til this year. But to be honest, I really loved how things came out an I’ll probably do something similar in 2021.
Rustic Glam Christmas Decorating Tips
I always think it’s smart to have an idea for what you want your home to look like – the color schemes, the feel – so it’s not just a lot of random decorations strewn through your home (but it’s totally fine if you like that! It’s YOUR house).
If you feel like that’s totally new to you, I suggest strolling Hobby Lobby. In all of their center aisle displays, each one has its own coordinated look – from rustic to glam to cute. That’s a great way to start narrowing down the type of look you want. Many of their aisles are also arranged by style.
Rustic Christmas Decorations
When pulling together rustic Christmas decor ideas, you’ll want your traditional rustic items: earthy woods and greens, red berries, neutral colors, natural materials, cozy fabrics, distressed and imperfect pieces, chunky blankets. (If you want more details about rustic decor, I outline it more extensively in this post!)
Glam Christmas Decor
When adding the glam in, you’ll can put some sparkly candles or silvery ornaments, shiny stars, sleek and shiny metals (think: candelabras. votives, lanterns, icicle stems or garland, etc.). Glam is also a little modern, so think of adding in some black or dark grey, some crisp and clean contrasts, some modern script in prints and designs.
As you’ll see, I went with a more neutral theme. I didn’t add a lot of red in my decor – a little here or there – but my colors were mostly green, white, black, grey/silver, and woods. Last year in 2019, I added in a lot of orange slices (you can see that in the 2019 home tour), but I just didn’t’ have time this year. However, I think it will make a comeback in 2021!
You don’t need to buy all brand new to create a rustic glam Christmas style. Repurposed and upcycled items are a hallmark of vintage decor. And you can add a little sparkly bling to some of those decorations to bring in some of the magical feel. Some passed-down items from family members are some of my most cherished Christmas decorations. All combined, you’ll get an amazing rustic look with a modern touch.
Ok – so let me share our space with you. We will start with the porch and work our way in:
Rustic Glam Christmas Home Tour
As you can see, there are a lot of rustic elements here: the branch with the greens and pine cones draped around it, the wood slices, the flocked trees, the vintage window with the wreaths. Even the NOEL sign is made from the old wood of a picket fence. These all work together for a wonderful farmhouse Christmas feel.
The shiny jingle bells on all the wreaths, on the wooden sign, the red lantern give it a little sparkle. At night, the lights on the ceiling are lit up, as well as icicle lights, which is instant glam. The pampas grass is a perfect way to add a little unexpected modern glam to the rustic scene.
Rustic Glam Christmas Entry Way Wall
I don’t have a real entry way area that gets decorated – more like a corridor as you enter. However, as you walk, this wall is the first thing you’ll see.
I used a mix of real cypress and juniper branches with some faux ones. The striped ribbon really add a vintage feel to it. The black prints (all prints are in my Etsy shop!) along with the black candle holders add a modern look to cozy rustic feeling. You can see my shiny and sparkly ornaments in the bottom basket to add some of that glam feel.
Right next to this rustic bench, there’s a full length mirror and 2 floating shelves. You’ll see I added some red berries in this area – still coordinating with a whole rustic feel. The lit-up star adds warmth and some shiny brightness.
Here’s the entire wall together:
Rustic Glam Living Room for Christmas
As you enter the living room, if you’re facing this wall above, there’s a TV, shelf (which was my mantel before I had a real mantel) and a cube cabinet to the right, and a coffee table and couch to the left. Behind me would be the dining area.
So, let’s take you through the living room.
You can see that I used the same feel through the rest of the living room. There are the icicle branches mixed with the greens for some shiny bling. The black ribbon and even the black pillows in the background give it a more modern, glam feeling. The coffee table basket it an easy DIY!
Below is what you’d see immediately to my right. This is more rustic than glam, but the black pieces instantly add a sleek, modern touch.
Just about everything in the pictures are upcycles, DIYs (the mason jars candle holders and the stamped books are 2 of my favorites!), and the prints are all also in the Etsy shop as printables!
This is a cube cabinet lines that same wall. You’ll see some faux rhinestone garland hanging from a manzanita tree. That was actually a centerpiece from my wedding, but I love it and keep it out all year. The concrete trees add a bit of the modern touch as well.
Here’s a final look at the entire living room before we head to the kitchen/dining areas and fireplace room:
Rustic Glam Christmas Dining Area
Directly behind this view is where we eat. We don’t have a separate eat-in kitchen or dining room, so I tried to keep the look consistent.
You’ll see the same green/black/white/silver color scheme on the dining room table. The charger plates have a little shine, but this is where you could add in some bling. I used the same shiny and sparkly ornaments in my dough bowl to mix rustic and glam.
Here are just a few pictures of the kitchen area. I didn’t decorate that too much this year – but I did need to make more orange slices for other projects, so I hung those up in the window with some greens.
Family Room/Den Decorated Rustic Glam for Christmas
This was my first year with a real mantel for our fireplace. I had just white-washed it as well, so I was super-excited to decorate it this year. You can see all the greens and wood decor pieces; mixed in is the shiny NOEL stocking holders along with the bells hanging across the mantel.
Wrapping gifts in fun and kind of glamorous ways is another way to add bling! I have post where you can learn all 30 different ways to fancy up Christmas gifts to use them as decor!
The tree is our family tree, so it’s not necessarily a rustic Christmas tree, there are some rustic Christmas ornaments on there, mixed with shiny, sparkly snowflake ribbon draped around it for a little magic.
Rustic Glam Coffee Bar and Tier Tray
This is another fun way to mix up rustic glam! You can add in some fun or trendy mugs. I didn’t use a whole lot of red in my decor through the house, but I honestly couldn’t resist using these shiny red ornaments in an abundant way here, mixed with the oversized sparkly jingle bells. I really love the effect even though I’m generally not a fan of red for Christmas!
Any kind of hook is always a fun way to add some sparkly bling too! Those stars light up which adds cozy and fun.
The Whole Rustic Glam Christmas Look
So there you have it my friends, from my house to yours!
Real talk here, though: My home doesn’t look like this for long. Because I have twin 6 year old boys, my home usually looks like a Legos or Hot Wheels factory.
Generally, I push all the toys out of the way to take a few pictures, which is what you’ve see today. But trust me, about 5 minutes after I’m done, it’s back to little boy chaos. Still, my house is a home for ALL of us, the little mess-makers included, and I’m grateful to God for it!
If you’re feeling like your home isn’t anything special and it’s not like all the glam home scroll stoppers on Instagram, friend, take the pressure off yourself. The point of decorating your home for any season is to create a space you love and to enjoy your family in.
It doesn’t need to – and it shouldn’t! – look like anyone else’s home! Put your own special touches on it, and it’s perfect!
More Christmas Decor Inspiration
I have so many more posts on Christmas decorating and DIY – actually, about ALL of the Christmas things. In fact, so many, I decided to create one giant post with ALL of them! Be sure to check out the Ultimate Christmas Guide right here- decor ideas, DIYs and crafts, recipes for holiday treats, gift guides – it’s all there!
I hope I offered some inspiration today! I’d love to see what you come up with! Please comment on Pinterest with a photo or tag me on Instagram @100affections.
Thoughts? I’d love to hear them! Leave a comment below!