With Christmas a week away I thought this was a great time to share our Cozy Christmas home tour with you. Come on in and make yourself at home.
Every year I change my holiday decor up just a bit, but this year I wanted to focus on simplicity with wreaths on the windows and fresh clippings from the yard. I focused on using a lot of green, white and blue with touches of velvet. Here is a peak into our cozy Christmas home tour for the season.
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There is always a struggle to find a balance between cozy and inviting, while avoiding the stuffiness that comes when it is overdone. My only regret was not hanging garland from the stair railings.
On my list is to get some lovely faux garland early next year. In years past I’ve used fresh cedar and I love it, but could no longer handle the mess. By the time I went to find nice faux garland it was all sold out so just went without this year. But I miss the garland but return next year for a Christmas home tour with garland on the railings.
Although I took the holiday bins out of the attic in mid-November, I took a while to decide what I wanted to use. We’ve been married going on 18 years and we’ve had much of the same Christmas decor. I wanted to use some of what I had without going out and buying all new decor so I mixed and matched old and some new.
This room is not used very often but this is what I call my “peaceful space” and sit in here from time to time to read or talk on the phone. It’s just quiet and comfortable.
I had several boxes of glass ornaments and used the majority of those. Then added these lovely brass jingle bell garland and finished it off with navy blue velvet ribbon.
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Growing up ceramic, light up Christmas villages were all the rage. Many had and probably still have huge collections of those houses, but I prefer these simple, white ceramic houses that have a space for a candle. The minimal look of these is perfect; give me simple.
This is our second Christmas with our faux tree and I love it because it means it can be set up early and come down a little later. With a real tree you are locked into a time crunch with putting it up and getting it out to the trash before all the needles fall off. I love a faux tree for sure!
This is our hangout room; from watching TV, to taking a nap to eating takeout while watching a movie. We live in this space all the time! I love how it is right off the open kitchen.
We love these comfy sofas and our custom slipcovers that can be taken off and washed. If you have kids, a dog, a hubby and sometimes eat on the sofa I can’t recommend these sofas and these covers enough. We have loved them.
Up until last year we only had one tree which was in the front sitting room, but we never really saw it since we don’t use that room much. Last year I found this great 9ft pre-lit tree from the thrift store for $90 and snatched it up. It’s perfect for this space! Next year I need to figure out ornaments for this tree.
Ivory, neutral stockings, faux garland, brass candlesticks and a vintage framed winter print was all this mantel needed to update the space for Christmas. These knit cable knit stockings just makes the face feel cozy with the strand of brass bells.
I love a formal dining room. We don’t eat in here often but when we have company it’s a great space for a lovely sit down meal. We try and host dinners often such as my annual Friendsgivings or dinner with our family and friends. Today’s culture has lost the formality of sitting down around a table and it’s something I hope to continue to do.
Wreaths on the windows with velvet ribbon and greenery in a vase has this room ready for the season.
Adding a little decor to the kitchen for Christmas is actually my favorite and it doesn’t take much. Kitchen decor is not to be forgotten about, but decor to the kitchen should be simple and not over crowded.
Fresh greenery, fruit, wooden trays – keep it simple so you don’t have to move items around just to use the space.
Wreaths on the windows, a cookie jar, vintage art, little white ceramic house, wooden trays; all these items are simple but bring the Christmas season to your kitchen. Think about having some useable decor for this room.
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This is the first year I’ve really decorated our room for Christmas except for pillows or a little greenery, but this year I added more decor to create a cozy space in our room. I still kept with the green, navy and velvet theme.
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Well, that is a tour of the main areas of our home and how we have decorated each space for the season.