Black and White Christmas Decor Home Tour -Rustic Scandinavian Black and White Christmas decor with fresh greens and natural elements.
I’m so excited to be sharing my black and white Christmas decor home tour with you today for the Canadian Bloggers Christmas Home Tour Series. This is one of my favourite tours of the year.
If you’re stopping by from one of the other houses, welcome! My name is Dannyelle and I live just outside of Toronto with my husband and two girls, aged 10 and 13. This year my Christmas decor is all about black and white Christmas decorations, nature, a rustic Scandinavian feel, and buffalo check.
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The Front Porch
Let’s start outside, at the front door. There’s a collection of foraged greens and stumps to welcome guests. Inspired by a rustic winter wonderland, and farmhouse style, I used some vintage containers for the fresh greens. Cutting fresh pine, cedar, and fur branches from the forest behind our house is one of the inexpensive ways to add festive look. And outside, the greens will last all season long in the cold.
I wanted a cozy feel too, so I used my pom pom garland and yarn wrapped twigs -see how I made them here. I even added some faux snow to my lanterns with candles with a snowy look.
Now, come on inside where it’s warmer, and have a look at our black and white color scheme for this holiday season.
This big mirror is in our entrance way and its reflection offers a glimpse of what’s inside.
Black and White Christmas Decor in the Dining Room
This year in the dining room, I decided to add a little drama and turn white walls into a buffalo check feature wall. I worked with Para on this project. You can find a full tutorial on how to paint a buffalo check feature wall here.
I love the buffalo check wall, and it really wasn’t too hard to create either.
Just inside the door is this little console table, and I’ve added my vintage white tool box full of real tiny trees. I love how simple it is. And of course, my racoon is looking pretty at-home in this little forest! This time of year I love adding lots of fresh greens to my home. It’s the easiest holiday decor to add to your own home, and feels instantly like the holidays.
Christmas Bar Cart
And over on my little bar cart, another pretty real green tree. This one is nestled into my vintage silver ice bucket. There are lots of vintage treasures on the bar cart.
I love collecting at antique fairs, and stores, and thrift shops. The trophy is a recent acquisition, and it couldn’t be cuter holding a bottle brush tree. Sometimes the easiest way to add a Christmas feel to your space is to pop a little bottle brush tree or some ornaments amongst your regular decor.
I had fun decorating the dining table with some brass candlesticks I’ve collected.
They’ve had a bit of a makeover with a paint dip effect –see how I did it here. I love the addition of the black and white colors for a modern feel.
The table runner is just a piece of buffalo check fabric, I didn’t even finish the edges because I kind of liked the rustic feel, and think it will only look better as the edges fray more.
Check out how I dressed up the table for Christmas dinner here.
Especially around Christmas, I love the idea of bringing the outdoors in and a woodland theme. This year I added in a pretty birch branch to my feature wall with a few pretty Christmas lights from the dollar store and some homemade black and white tassels.
My favourite part just might be the little forest of Christmas trees.
I cut one papa tree, one mamma tree, and one baby tree. The vintage galvanized tubs are hiding the tree stands. I love their rustic charm.
I’ve decorated them in black and white Christmas tree decorations, with some metallic and I love how simple and Charlie Brown they are. I also love that they’re grouped between the dining room and the living room, so we can enjoy them from both rooms. They’re draped with some simple black and white ribbon as a garland. And the black and white candy canes were the perfect finishing touch.
And under the trees there’s a few pretty lanterns, and lots of Christmas gift boxes. The buffalo check wrapping paper was perfect, tied with simple black ribbon.
Black and White Christmas Decor in the Living Room
In the living room I’ve continued the black and white Christmas decorating ideas and I love it.
I’m excited to be decorating for Christmas in the living room and kitchen for the first time since their makeovers in the last two One Room Challenges -see the living room before and after here, and the kitchen before and after here. I kept the fireplace really simple.
You can find a tutorial for how I made the macrame garland here. I made the simple hoop wreath out of…a spray painted hula hoop. I was clearing out the garage from summer toys, getting it ready for winter and I saw this hula hoop. It was in the donate bin but then I thought that with a little gold spray paint it would be the perfect big hoop wreath -haha. Upcycling at it’s best. ;). I wired on some fresh greens and pine cones, and finished it with some black and white buffalo check ribbons.
I think my favourite part of this black and white colour scheme was finding all the perfect decorative pillows for the couch. I love the mix of textures, and prints all brought together by the simple Christmas color palette of black and white. And since I love black and white home decor all year round, these won’t have to be put away after the Christmas season.
For a touch of holiday on the coffee table bench, I added more natural elements like birch and fresh greens, and some candles on a vintage black and white enamelware tray. And this classic decoration combination is updated a little with the addition of a cute light up clay house.
My little sidekick Oscar wanted in on the fun, and it felt like he was posing for this picture. He’s our adorable Havanese puppy, just 1 1/2 years old and an amazing addition to the family.
This room feels so cozy. Although black and white might not be your traditional Christmas colours, they really do feel so relaxed and easy to live with. And all the greens definitely make it feel Christmas-y. The key to not making this color scheme feel cold is lots and lots of cozy layers, and interesting textures and unique vintage pieces mixed in to all the black and white decorations.
The stairs are dressed with simple evergreen boughs. I normally make garland for the stairs, but these are whole branches. They were perfect since they were growing in this downward way. And I love all the pinecones that were already attached to them.
The living room leads into the kitchen. I’m so excited since we just finished redoing it a few weeks ago and I love cooking in it. We’ve started our Christmas baking and it’s a pleasure to cook in.
Black and White Christmas Decor in the Kitchen
I’ve added some greens and a few little Christmas touches to my open shelves.
Kitchen Dining Area
And our little eating area got dressed up for Christmas too.
On the table is my little Christmas fairy garden along with a couple pretty copper house lanterns from last year with some fairy mushrooms in them.
You can find a tutorial on how to make a Christmas fairy garden like this one here. It just makes me smile. 😉
I love all the little details.
Black and White Hot Chocolate Bar
And on the little side cabinet we set up a sweet hot chocolate bar.
My 10 year old daughter did the pretty Merry Christmas sign on the chalkboard. The hot chocolate bar is stocked with all the essentials, including more the perfect black and white candy canes.
Thanks so much for joining me for a little tour of my main floor all decorated for Christmas. With a black and white Christmas, life really is a party!
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You might also enjoy our Christmas Home Tour 2019 here.
I’m joining a whole group of Canadian bloggers who are sharing their homes all dressed up for Christmas, so be sure to come back and check out their beautiful homes everyday this week. Special thanks to Shannon from AkaDesgin, and Christina from The DIY Mommy for hosting this tour. Look for more pics on Instagram #cbhometour