Welcome my friends to my cozy, imperfect, and simple Christmas Home. I’ve had a few people ask for some cozy Christmas styling tips and so I thought I would share how I’m decorating this year.
Disclaimer, my home is far from perfect but it’s full of love and memories. If you look closely you might see pine needles on the floor, wrinkled cushions, or dust on the cabinets. My hope is that by sharing my home in it’s every day, lived in state you will be encouraged that creating a beautiful home is attainable.
Let Nature Be Your Guide:
My number one tip for a cozy Christmas home is to use what God has given us. Bring the beauty and color of nature inside your home. Adding evergreen garland, a few pinecones, or branches of winterberry are a simple way to spruce up your home without spending a lot of money.
I look forward to my traditional Winterberry Hunt each November. This year’s harvest was smaller than years past, so I’m treasuring the branches that I do have and putting them on display proudly. As a bonus, getting outside on a sunny Winter day can be invigorating and inspiring. If you can’t find Winterberry near you, check out your backyard (or a friends…just ask permission first) and gather a basket of pinecones, evergreen, dogwood, dried flowers or whatever looks lovely to you!
Create A Cozy Hosting Station:
I’m convinced that everything is better with a hot drink in hand. This month while out adventuring, I discovered a sign I just “had” to have that states my sentiments exactly
“Would you like an adventure now, or would you rather have tea first”J.M. Barry
Creating a cozy drink or hosting station in your home is a great way to not only bring some festive cheer to your every day rituals, but be ready for those last minute visitors.
I have a quirky little cabinet that I store linens, cookbooks, baking supplies, and my mug collection. This year I gave it a holiday make over popping my nespresso capsules in a red tin, adding Christmas cookie books, stocking it with a tin of Swedish Pepparkor, gathering dried oranges to add to mulled cider, & purchasing some festive cocktail napkins.
Shop Your Home:
There was a time when I would hit up the Target dollar section each holiday season and buy them out. I would stock up on all things trendy and fill my cart with items that were cheaply made and honestly just didn’t bring me joy. These days, I tend to make a few wise choices from local shops or small businesses and walk quickly past the “dollar spot” or holiday isle at Hobby Lobby.
Each year I look for ways to repurpose an item and use it in a different way. This year I’m hanging a felt wreath on my chalkboard. Last year I used the same chalkboard and decorated it with a German Glass Glitter Garland.
Do a quick walk through of your home. Is there a plaid blanket scarf you could repurpose as a table cloth. Do you have a pair of old ice skates you can place by the fireside? Is there a treasured ornament you can display on a beloved cake stand?
By finding new ways to use what we already have, there is less stress and more JOY to decorating for the Season.
When in Doubt, Add Twinkle Lights
To be honest, this is my true Christmas Decorating style…twinkle lights everywhere. I love the coziness of reading by the Christmas tree or the extra sparkle of lights on a shelf or in a mason jar. My favorite twinkle lights are relatively inexpensive and bring so much joy.
There you go friends, a few ideas to spark a simple and beautiful holiday home. May your Christmas by Cozy and Bright!