Christmas in July Home Tour: A Winter Woodland Look

Jul 25th 2023

Hey there friends! Are you ready for a unique Christmas experience? Join us as we take you on a tour of a charming farmhouse-inspired home decked out for Christmas in July with our friends, Shelby and Michelle from Farmhouse Living! Get ready to immerse yourself in the warmth of the holiday season with rustic touches, a Woodland-themed Christmas tree, and elegant real touch Norfolk garland throughout the house.

Shelby and Michelle from Farmhouse Living

Each year our design team immerses themselves in the experience of curating our beautiful Christmas tree bundles. If you are not familiar, these are complete designer packages that take all the guesswork out of the equation. Simply choose the size of your tree, and we ship all the decor needed to decorate the tree straight to your front door (tree and skirt not included). We supplement the purchase with a tutorial video to teach you exactly how to use the pieces! Yes, it really is that easy!

Setting the Stage for Christmas in July

As our team started planning and designing our Winter Woodland bundle, we knew we wanted to shoot photography in a home that was warm and inviting and embraced a neutral, earthy feel. We fell in love with Michelle’s home and became fast friends! We were so excited when she invited us into her home to stage it for Christmas (in July). Now we are so excited to showcase it to you and hopefully inspire you with some fun decorating tips and tricks! It may be 107 degrees here in Texas, but Christmas in July is the perfect opportunity to get a head start on your holiday planning, beat the holiday crowds and assure that you get the best selection of products!

Creating a Cozy Christmas Aesthetic

In the heart of the home, the living room invites us to unwind and enjoy the festive atmosphere. Plush sofas adorned with knitted throws and fur pillows create an inviting space to snuggle up and relax. The room emanates a sense of warmth and comfort, perfect for spending quality time with loved ones.

Creating a Cozy Christmas Aesthetic

Adding Christmas Greenery: Norfolk Pine Garland and More

For her mantle, we knew we wanted a simplistic design that captured the earthy and organic feel. A hot trend for 2023 is the use of natural greenery. The Norfolk pine garland took the internet by storm last year and was by and large one of our best-selling items. Here we incorporated our 72” Real Touch Norfolk Garland with our Real Touch Norfolk, Juniper Spruce garland. We combined the two garlands by using zip ties to keep them together and secured them to the mantle using small finishing nails.

Pro Designer Tips: For more information on how we did this, be sure to watch our tutorial video on layering greenery as Kristin shows us how to do this. Utilize individual stems to fill in any spaces or hide the end pieces.

we added a Norfolk wreath to the mirror

In addition to the lush greenery garland, we added a Norfolk wreath to the mirror and used a magic adhesive to hold it in place. (These things are amazing!) We love the cohesive feel of the garland and wreath together.

a Norfolk wreath on the mirror

Stunning Winter Woodland Christmas Tree Bundle Design

In the corner stands the star of the show - a fully decorated Woodland themed Christmas tree. The tree blends rustic charm with woodland elements, featuring natural greenery, earthy berries in brown tones, oversized pinecones, frosted elements, tweed poinsettias and rich hunter green plaid ribbon. This tree is our Winter Woodland Christmas tree bundle design and it’s giving us all the feelings of a luxe lodge at Christmas time. If you love the look, you can purchase the whole tree decor package here.

fully decorated Woodland themed Christmas tree

We added a few more pops of Christmas charm throughout the room, including the use of our oversized galvanized jingle bells and this adorable rocking horse.

And of course we couldn’t leave any surfaces untouched. We added real touch greenery to the coffee table and are smitten with the way it looks.

Dining Room Christmas Decor

Next up, we find ourselves in the dining area, radiating rustic charm. A long, weathered wood table takes center stage ready to invite guests in and feel the warmth of Christmas. The table is beautifully dressed with real touch cedar garland, embellished with oversized stems that were cut from outdoors and grounded with the most perfect resin deer-a simple yet elegant centerpiece. Dining Room Christmas Decor

Dining Room Christmas

Michelle’s home really embraces the feelings of family and gathering. This warm and intimate setup beckons family and friends to come together and enjoy the holiday spirit. We fell in love with this space — the piano holds so much vintage charm and the collected plates center the whole look!

The use of this teardrop artfully placed on the piano is perfect. It’s simplistic, while bringing in just the right touch of Christmas charm.

Here are some of our favorite other ways to incorporate natural Christmas greenery throughout the home to create a cohesive feel.

As we conclude our Christmas in July home tour, the memories and inspiration will stay with us throughout the year! The blend of farmhouse charm and festive decor proves that the spirit of Christmas is not confined to December alone.

We want to thank Shelby & Michelle for allowing us to come into their home to decorate for Christmas and allowing us the opportunity to share it with you. Be sure to check out their video where they take you along for their experience of decorating for Christmas in July and also a sneak peek of the store! Also be sure to follow them on Instagram to see regular peeks into some stunning houses with a Farmhouse feel.

As we look forward to the Christmas season, we want to encourage you to embrace the spirit of Christmas all year round! Let your home be a place where the spirit of connecting and family thrives, spreading love and cheer to all who enter. We’re wishing you a Merry Christmas in July — until next time, keep the holiday spirit alive!