Cozy Winter Farmhouse Style

This post couldn’t have come at a better time.  When I was asked to write about how to add cozy farmhouse style to my house, I was in!  I mean, did you see my Christmas tour?  I’m all about cozy!  After Christmas, though, I was feeling a little bored with my home.  Not like snobby “I’m so bored with all my cool stuff, I’m just gonna go out and buy new stuff”.  More like “I just need to change things up now or I might go crazy looking at the same thing in the same place every single day!”  See the difference? Cozy winter farmhouse kitchen So, I was ready to change things up, but (so far) I kept it to what I had around the house.  I really didn’t want to purchase anything new, so I searched the house.  I guess that’s the joy of hoarding, I mean keeping a “small” stash of “extras” in the basement for times like these!  The biggest change came in the dining room.  I moved one of my favorite pieces ever from the living room.  (PS, you can see that transformation here!)  You see, since I put the curtains up, the corner cabinet (another favorite of mine!) just didn’t work anymore.  It was in the way.  So, sadly, I had to move it out.  But it was time for a change anyway, so I moved this beauty in and I was instantly happy with it!  To soften it up a bit and make the room feel more cozy, I added texture.  I’m loving greenery right now (maybe a little too much?!), so I added the mini olive basket/evergreen combo and a gorgeous boxwood wreath.  I love how greenery instantly adds so much life to a room.  It just brightens it up right away! Cozy winter farmhouse kitchen The table got some more cozy-ness with a drop cloth table cloth and my favorite runner hack – a folded blanket!  It’s so easy, you guys!  I absolutely love the texture the chunky, soft blanket adds! I also added a wooden crate with cotton stems inside of a glass hurricane, more greenery (win!), and I set the table with plates and easy, simple, neutral napkins.  All that texture.  All that cozy! Cozy winter farmhouse kitchen Cozy winter farmhouse kitchen Cozy winter farmhouse kitchen No, we didn’t attempt to eat at the table like this.  We almost ate on the living room floor, but I decided it would be better just to “unmake” the table! Cozy winter farmhouse kitchen I also started changing around the living room.  I have a ways to go in there since the secretary got moved to the dining room, but this is a start.  And I have a funny story to tell you about this entry way area… Cozy winter farmhouse style So, all day yesterday I was smelling things that weren’t there.  Or maybe they were?  I don’t know.  But earlier in the day I swear I smelled something burning while I was getting ready in the morning.  Maybe it’s the dryer?  Sniff, sniff.  Nope.  Okay, moving on.  Then I smelled rubbing alcohol or something like that in the car later.  Seriously.  I have no idea where it came from and I didn’t smell it later in the day when I was in the car again.  It was weird.  So, later, when I was putting this vignette together, I lit these candles.  I thought I’d just keep an eye on them because they were a little close to the wreath.  Well, I walked into the other room for two seconds and there was that darn burning smell again!  I decided this might be the real thing, and I ran to the living room and blew the candles out.  Thankfully there was no actual fire, but the bottom of the wreath did get a little singed by the heat.  It was funny and a little scary all at the same time.  I’m really glad I got in there before an actual fire did break out, though.  ‘Cause, well, that wouldn’t be funny at all!  So, maybe my nose was just preparing me for what was to come that day!  Sometimes I’m not so sure about my choices!  Needless to say, the candles are lit for only one photo! Winter farmhouse look with cotton wreath But I am in love with this cotton wreath and these cute snowy evergreens.  They are still wintery without being overly Christmasy. Cozy winter farmhouse style I think a huge part of the farmhouse style comes from texture – lots of metal, wood tones, etc. – but it can feel cold if it’s overdone.  Adding softer textures from things like baskets, blankets, and greenery, can really soften your farmhouse style and make it feel much more like home! PS – check out how some of my blogging friends added farmhouse cozy-ness to their homes this winter!

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  1. says

    That green window is gorgeous!!! It looks so nice with your cotton wreath. Glad your house didn’t go up in flames for the sake of a photo shoot :)

    • Allison @ The Golden Sycamore says

      Thanks, Pam! I love the window, too…especially since it just came this way! I didn’t have to do a single thing to it to make it look old…it really WAS old! Those are my favorite pieces!

  2. says

    Love your home! I’m so excited to be sharing in Farmhouse Fridays this year! And it’s so great to connect with you again Allison – I used to read your blog daily back when I read blogs all the time before I got too busy to read much at all! Love your style and your blog looks awesome! And that wreath! I want one now!

    • Allison @ The Golden Sycamore says

      Thanks, Jill! I know…I used to read blogs so much more when I first started. Life just gets busier every year, doesn’t it? Glad we could reconnect, too! :)

  3. says

    Hi Allison!

    I love your Farmhouse style! Can you share where you bought your cotton wreath? I live in Colorado and we have some adorable “antique” and mom and pop shops, but all of the bottom wreaths are so dinky and empty looking!!

    Thank you! :)
    Caitlin

    • Allison @ The Golden Sycamore says

      Hi Caitlin! I buy my wreaths wholesale and sell them at The Found Cottage in Hudsonville, MI. We/they will be offering shipping arrangements soon, so be sure to follow them on Facebook for any updates! Thanks for stopping by!

  4. Cynthia says

    Everything you post is so beautiful. I love the mittens and hat hanging from the rope!

    Smelling scents that aren’t there can be a symptom of a neurological problem…if it continues, I would suggest telling your doctor.

    Be well!

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