Cozy Christmas Decor Tour (Our Living Areas)

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Hey there! How is your week starting off? We had a great weekend full of crafting, entertaining, and even some snowfall Sunday night! In between the crafting, I finished putting out our Christmas decor around our living room and kitchen. If you’re interested in our little abode, come take a look! It’s not HGTV perfect, but everything is well-loved and well…. just fits into our home.

Our Living Room Christmas decor this year is nice and cozy, with plenty of warm colors


One of the biggest issues I came across this winter was picking through what I owned and what I really liked. Makes no sense? Yea, me either. Jordan & I love a great sale, so we aren’t always consistent in a certain style when we pick up items. The theory was that we were always trying to fill this house, which was great. But now… I’ve become selective and therefore decorating with a bit less than usual (the rest is in totes!) in order to find things that I really enjoy.

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Our Cozy Christmas Foyer Decor

Our foyer is decorated with cozy Christmas decor, including a poinsettia wreath

Pointsettia Wreath | Vase Greenery | Gold Ornaments | Vase | Mini Wood Tree


Our cozy Christmas decor is warmed up with festive Christmas greenery and ornaments




Our Cozy Christmas Living Room

This is probably the simplest I’ve ever done our entertainment center. I still haven’t figured out how to make it look fabulous without going super overboard. Right now, this works and fits the budget.

A simple pine garland and some Christmas ornaments was an easy way to decorate our media console

6′  Burlap Garland | Lanterns (Target Dollar Spot) | Ceramic Holder (similar) | Family Sign | Entertainment Center (similar)


This faux pine garland with burlap ribbon and pinecones is a simple way to add a festive Christmas touch to your home.

Story behind this little ornament tree? I found one I really liked from Pottery Barn, but couldn’t justify the cost. Knowing this, Jordan found it at Target after Christmas (total steal!) and made my day.


Our ornament tree is one of our favorite cozy Christmas decorations!


So real life in this house means we don’t have a mantle….. yet. Someday we’ll get there (or so says Jordan). We’ve been in this house for 2+ years and it’s always been a to-do. But Jordan wants to DIY a stack stone fireplace up 18 feet and then add a mantle. I just want somewhere to hang stockings.

For our first Christmas in this house, he found an IKEA shelf and hung it up so that his 5 month hormonal pregnant wife would have a home for the stockings. Pretty cheesy, right?  But hey, it’s bought him some time. 😀 😀


Our makeshift mantel is a simple Ikea shelf donned with candlesticks and our family stockings

Stocking Holders | Mercury Glass Globes| 15″ Wreaths | Candle Holders (Gift)

See those wreaths behind my pallet project? They were a dollar apiece! I think this faux mantle needs some extra sparkle. So anything that sparkles go here 🙂 And that pretty frame? Wedding gift and re-homed from the foyer to the mantle for Christmas.

And can we talk about our stockings? They were made by Jordan’s mom. She’s made both of her son’s and their families. Aubrey loves pointing out her name and telling us that “Grandma Julie made this!” I can’t imagine how old Jordan’s stocking is ( 😉 ), mine has been around for years and as the kids are born, they receive one in time for their first Christmas.


If you don't have a fireplace mantle, you can simply hang a shelf and decorate it with your family stockings


And these old pillows? They are soft and comfy and well-loved. So well-loved that two of them are probably seeing their final years. What you don’t see is tufting coming out of the snowman and then of course the well-loved presents. Every item is fair game, here.

These Christmas throw pillows are family favorites that add a cozy Christmas touch to our home every year


Decorating a Kitchen Island for Christmas

I’m embarrassed to admit. This isn’t my doing. Jordan was annoyed that I bought too much stuff at several unmentionable stores (*cough cough* Michael’s, Jo-Anns, & Dollar Tree). Confession… I have a small hoard of Christmas stuff in the closet (it’s all gone now, promise!). He was tired of moving the bags out of the way when he opened the door and decided to do something about it. Boom. Insta-vignette and nicely done.

For some cozy Christmas decor in our kitchen, we filled this wood serving tray with some pinecones and candles

Wood Tray | Wreath | Candles | Pinecones

This wood serving tray has festive pinecones, candles, and some Christmas greenery for simple Christmas kitchen decor.


This picture makes me smile. Although I had to turn off football in order to keep it from being too distracting. What? You thought we live in a perfectly cleaned kitchen and home? Nope, only when the kids are napping. 🙂


The view from our kitchen--a festive pinecone and candle centerpiece with a glowing Christmas tree in the background

After reading this, I’ve realized I owe a big thank you to Jordan for helping me accumulate all of these things over the years. Even after being picky, we still have a lot of things to be thankful for this year.


Our Cozy Christmas Hearth Room

This space is so lived in. We love to cook and the kids love to be nearby. So sure, everything is straightened up, but it’s so lived in and enjoyed by the four of us.

This lovely red dresser is perfect for Christmas--we just added a few Christmas pieces to complete the look!

Poinsettia Stems | Growth Chart | Merry Christmas DecorAll Other Decor from Jo-Ann Fabrics


Can you tell I’m having a thing for greenery this year? Is it a classic? Because I’d like for it to stay around for awhile.

Greenery is the theme of this simple, cozy Christmas decor--with simple wreaths and Christmas signs

Wreath (similar) | Bell Door Hanger | Burlap Curtains | Burlap Sign (Craft Show) | Snowman (Craft Show)

I love this Holly Jolly wood sign by our front door--perfect for a little Christmas cheer!


I scored this adorable wood snowman at a craft show, and I love bringing him out every Christmas!


Thanks for stopping by for a few minutes! I hope that you find enjoyment in your Christmas home decor this year, too!


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How to Decorate Cozy for Christmas: Simple Family Christmas Decor

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