Christmas Ranch Home Tour | Farmhouse Style

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Christmas Modern Ranch Home Tour 2022
Christmas Ranch Home Tour | Farmhouse Style

Hey, y’all! Merry Christmas! I can’t wait to share our very first Christmas Ranch Home Tour. I’ve been dreaming of this all year, and now December is finally here. 

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Welcome To Our Christmas Ranch Home Tour

I’m so excited you’re here! Come on in! I’d offer you a cup of hot cocoa, but it’s 70 degrees here in Texas. Maybe iced tea would be more appropriate?

I’ve been having a lot of fun decorating our home for Christmas and adding my farmhouse style. Since this is our first year in our (new to us) ranch-style home, I’ve had to “feel this space out” for better words. A new home can be challenging.

The house is a traditional, modern ranch, but I’m adding a twist of farmhouse style. Does that make sense? I struggle with what to call it. It’s all over the place. I’ll just call it mine!

But here’s what I have come to learn over the years when decorating. Styles and tastes in styles change, and it’s taken me all my life to get there. This is where I am comfortable and the happiest! 

Entryway Into The Living Room

Actually, there is no entryway. With this home, you get it ALL IN YOUR FACE at once. You open the door, and BAM.

The first time I walked through the front door, I was taken back a bit. The high ceilings, fireplace with the rock wall, and all that wood honestly scared me. I’d never lived in a space of this size or with so much wood, and I wondered in the back of my mind if I could ever get used to it and do I have enough Christmas decorations. LOL, silly, I know, but we homemakers think this way. Am I wrong?  

The good news is, YES, I can and DID get used to it. What was I thinking? 

Also, my minimal decorating style worked out perfectly. I even had leftover decorations. 

Ranch Home Christmas Decorations

Ranch Home Christmas Decorations

I’d love to call this space the great room, but the whole downstairs, except for the master bedroom, is all open-concept. The highest point of the vaulted ceiling is 28 feet. It feels so grand when you walk through the front door. It echoes when I shout, “honey, I’m hooooome.” 

Ummmm, next year, I will have a taller tree. It’s on Santa’s list. 😁

And if you don’t have The Frame TV, put it on your list. It’s a TV that doubles as wall art. You can upload your favorite photos or purchase art for a few dollars. THIS settled the lifelong argument about the TV being over the fireplace. CLICK HERE for the link to purchase.

Ranch Style Home Interior Christmas

Christmas Home Tours Do Dodson Designs

Christmas Trees | Woodlands Theme

Our home is nestled in the trees, and I don’t think I’ll ever get tired of the scenic view from the windows. I took down all the blinds during the remodel. So, I decided that I’d decorate with trees this year and give our home a woodland feel.

Big and little trees are sprinkled throughout our home. My favorite is the tall skinny trees with white lights. I’m a neutral lover. 

You may notice that our Christmas trees are bare—no Christmas balls or ornaments. I wanted to keep the inside as simple as possible, not to take away from the grandness of our home. 

Sometimes, I tend to get carried away with decorating for Christmas, but this year the simplicity of it all feels right. Like the organic textures with wicker baskets, soft pillows, and a chunky throw to curl up with on cold nights. With concrete floors, it can get a bit chilly.

Do Dodson Designs Rustic Christmas Home Tour

The stairway is modestly decorated with garland and tiny white berries. I love how the greenery adds warmth to the banister. It makes the staircase look even grander, if that’s possible. 

 simple greenery garland on a banister

Nothing Says Christmas Like A Farmhouse Ranch Kitchen

This is where it will all begin on Christmas day. Well, maybe a few days before.

FOOD! Hey, I have four boys, and all that follows with them. Four daughters in laws and seven grandchildren.

The kitchen is what sold me (the wood sold the hubby) on this house, so decorating it for Christmas had to happen. I love to cook, and my family loves to eat. It was a match made in heaven.

And check out that HUGE island… you won’t believe what I did, and I didn’t think twice about it.

Christmas Farmhouse Kitchen

I used my Grandmother’s antique wood door as the centerpiece. The same door that she taught me how to paint on when I was a small child. It has layers and layers of paint. Oh, the memories. I know she’s looking down and smiling. The kitchen was everything to her, and she taught me all I know about cooking and preparing meals and even her sense of using what you have to decorate with and making it beautiful.

In addition, I hung small wreaths from the cabinet and pantry doors.

It’s eclectic and quirky, and I LOVE it so much. It’s Grandma. Farmhousey!

Christmas Kitchen Island Décor Ideas

This is the perfect spot for our Grandchildren. Our home is filled with giggles from the littles when they are here. Along with the occasional bickering about who said what and, “Grandma, he touched me.”It’s like music to our ears.

Now I know how my Grandma felt. LOL, she never complained.

Modern Farmhouse Bar Stools

A Farmhouse Dining Room With A View

It’s the dining room of all dining rooms with a killer view!  Sometimes I sit with my morning coffee and just stare to try to take it all in. How could I be so lucky to be in this spot at this very moment?

I am truly grateful and blessed and look forward to many Christmas dinners at this table with my family and friends.

Christmas Dining Room Table Ideas

Once again, I used tiny trees and mini wreaths to add warmth to the table. 

When I decorate, I hear my Grandmother’s voice saying, ” Use what you have. 

Christmas Farmhouse Table Scape

It’s difficult not to drive to Hobby Lobby or HomeGoods when looking for the perfect holiday decorations. So, I pulled out my Grandma’s ceramic chickens, dropped a tiny wreath over them, and said, “that’s what Grandma would do.”

How To Decorate A Table For Christmas

And you can’t have too many Christmas throw blankets. They’re perfect for wrapping up on those chilly mornings and cold nights, and your guests and family will be grateful.

Christmas Throw Blanket

Do You Decorate Your Bathroom For Christmas?

This bathroom has a story; if you did my first renovation home tour, you know what I’m talking about. If you don’t, CLICK HERE to see the before and afters.  

After all, was said and done, I loved this little bathroom. BLACK bathtub and all.

Christmas Bathroom Décor

Nothing fancy, just a simple wood Santa and a wood shim Christmas tree nestled in the corner of the sink.

DIY Christmas Home Decor Ideas

Why can’t it be Christmas all year round?

Do Dodson Designs Christmas Modern Ranch Home Tour

We always enjoy having company and sharing our home with others, even if it’s virtual.

I felt you here in my heart, but I won’t truly know until you drop me a hello or share your favorite part of this Christmas Ranch Home Tour in the comment section below. I always enjoy hearing from you.

From our house to yours, we wish you and yours all the love this holiday season can bring. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year.

Until the next project… xo, Do



  1. Thanks for sharing your home Do, it’s absolutely gorgeous all decked out for the holidays! πŸŽ„πŸ€Άβ˜ƒοΈ

  2. Your home is beautiful, love the simple CHRISTMAS touches. Wished I had half of your imagination and creativity. Merry Christmas!!

    1. Thank you for saying that, Jennifer.
      I think a lot of us struggle in that department. Less can be more. Simple decorating can make a big statement.
      It means a lot to hear from my readers. Merry Christmas! xo πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you, Barbara! THAT is on my list of to-dos. A dream come true! And you know I’ll let you know when and if it happens. Merry Christmas! πŸ™‚ xo

  3. Ugh, tried to watch your video but the repeating ads were unbearable…same ad over & over. I wanted to watch the video but just couldn’t take the interruptions again and again…whew. No thanks.

    1. I’m so sorry, Sherry! The ads can be annoying. I’ll take a look and see if there is something I can do. Thanks for letting me know. Merry Christmas! πŸ™‚ xo

  4. Thanks for sharing. I love what you did with your home. The view IS beautiful. The sentiment of using your Grandmother’s antique door is incredible. Merry Christmas

    1. Thank you, Cathy! That door is precious for so many reasons. She was undoubtedly a big influence on what I do and share. Merry Christmas! πŸ™‚ xo

    1. I appreciate the kind words, Robert. I do love using things that have a special meaning. The challenge is how to use them stylishly. Merry Christmas. πŸ™‚

  5. I LOVE using your grandma’s door! I would totally do that. Your home is very inviting! Merry Christmas from Missouri!

    1. Hi Michele! Isn’t it funny how we find purpose in these old things? It’s like a piece of them with us. She would be pleased knowing I’m thrifting. Merry Christmas to you and yours. πŸ™‚ xo

  6. Omgoodness, I want to jump on a plane and come right over, sit at your gorgeous dining table with hot chocolate or coffee, take in the view and have a good ole’ fashioned conversation with you Do! Drooling over the images will have to do for now! My fave is the door as your centerpiece on the island! I’m going to try something similar on my island this year but with a smaller door! Merry Christmas my friend! Pinning!

    1. You are always welcome here in Texas. How fun would that be for us to just sit (and not create) and talk? Hmmm, I wonder what the subject would be? LOL Merry Christmas, sweet friend. πŸ™‚ xo

  7. I love it all Do! How could I pick a favorite πŸ™‚ But if I had to choose, I would say the view into the dining room is my favorite. What a welcoming scene! Happy decorating! πŸŽ„ Pinned!

  8. I know I already left a comment last year but this is worth a double whammy! Your ranch is absolutely gorgeous and so festive all decked out for the holidays. I can’t wait to see what you do this year! XOXO

    1. Hey Denise,
      I’m struggling to mix it up a little different than last year. You know how we creatives are. Thanks for stopping by for the double whammy. LOL πŸ™‚

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