Hello Friends! My home is finally decorated for the holiday season, and I am so excited to share my cottage style Christmas home tour with you!
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It’s a winter wonderland here, and today I’m excited to be sharing a tour of our English cottage inspired home, all decorated for Christmas! The Christmas season is my absolute favorite time of year, and nothing says holiday cheer like the the twinkle of lights all throughout our home on dark winter evenings.
In years past I’ve broken up my tours, sharing different rooms and Christmas decorating ideas in separate blog posts. This year I thought I’d share it all at once! I have lots of Christmas inspiration for you here today!
Our home is different than last year after completing a few diy projects, such as added beams in the entry, a new stain on the original 1930’s floors as well as newly painted millwork. It was so fun to decorate with the changes, but it was a challenge at times as well!
I’m happy with how it all came together, and I hope today’s post gets you excited for Christmas decorating if you haven’t started already. So grab something warm to drink, get cozy, and let these decor ideas inspire you!
Cottage Style Christmas Tour – Entryway
Like I said before, our entryway looks a lot different than it did last year! My husband installed reclaimed beams to the ceiling as well as the wall, and I love how the character and texture welcomes you as you enter this space.
I decided to combine a cedar garland with some faux eucalyptus, and I love the old fashioned feel that it has. I hung a eucalyptus wreath along with some vintage ice skates on the number hooks, and I also set out an antique snow shovel that my husband got me for Christmas last year. Isn’t it neat?
I love using antique items that fit the season throughout my holiday decor. Another favorite item that I used in our entryway is the vintage door hanger on the closet door. This was actually my grandmothers, and I love the rusty bells and the beautiful angel tucked inside this cedar wreath. Using these passed down Christmas decorations brings back memories from my childhood and really makes the holidays special.
I continued the theme of eucalyptus and cedar in my thrifted three tiered basket by my front door, and simply tied some ribbon to give it a festive touch.
Cottage Style Christmas Tour – Living Room and Sunroom
For my fireplace mantel this year, I layered two cedar garlands together and then added this beautiful eucalyptus garland that I found on Amazon. I was skeptical when I found it at such a great price point, but when it arrived I was pleasantly surprised! I love the way it looks layered with cedar. The garland is such a beautiful centerpiece in this space!
The shelves next to my fireplace are filed with variants of vintage winter decor, from antique ice skates to leather sleigh bells. I love tucking pops of real cedar stems everywhere I can when I decorate, like the wooden scoop I have on my coffee table!
With my new living room layout, I wasn’t sure where I was going to put my Christmas tree this year. I ended up taking out my stacked vintage baskets and setting up the tree in the corner, and I think I like it here. I used a basket instead of a traditional tree skirt this year, and I’m so happy with how it turned out!
Our living room feels cozy with the chairs moved forward and thick blankets and fluffy pillow laid across them. The new layout is definitely better for conversation. When everyone in my family comes over though, we may move the chairs back into the corners for more walking room.
I kept my tree pretty simple, decorating it with pinecones that look like mercury glass and various vintage ornaments I’ve collected over the years. I added lots of ribbon as well, and I also made my own banners from paper printed with “Merry Christmas” and “Joy to the World”.
In the opposite corner of the tree, I hung my Grandfather’s Christmas artwork. I love using vintage items throughout my decor, and I thought this print went so well withe the old fashioned feel I was going for!
The sunroom is pretty similar to last year. Since our piano is out there, I added some thrifted musical instruments to the shelves with cedar tucked all around. I also decorated the sunroom tree with my DIY hymn garland, as well as some thrifted brass instruments.
Cottage Style Christmas Tour – Dining Room
As you move into the dining room from the living area, one of my favorite features in our 1930’s home is the archway that connects the two rooms. This year I decided to layer eucalyptus garland with cedar, and I love the way it looks!
For the dining space, I tucked cedar wherever I could. I love adding it to the lantern chandelier above our dining table with some pretty ribbon, as well as above our corner cupboard and my cutting board display.
I also added cedar to our DIY shelves, and I love the green pops of color with my Grandmother’s old Santa molds nestled here and there.
I also used cedar on the buffet table, along with a vintage cake mold, some ornaments and my collection of bottle brush trees. I hung some ribbon on our window mirror, along with a “Noel” banner that I made. I love all the layers and the vintage feel that the ribbon adds!
Cottage Style Christmas Tour – Kitchen
I did things a little different in our white kitchen this year for Christmas, and added some greenery around the chalkboard we have hanging in there. I mixed in some eucalyptus, and I also added some orange slices that I cut and dried.
I made a swag for the window above the sink with a mixture of real and faux greens, and simply tied it with a ribbon. I also added a few miniature Christmas trees on the countertops, and I placed them in old ironstone bowls to give them a more vintage feel.
On the far wall behind the fridge, I hung some greenery with lights strung throughout. I love the way the stone accent wall looks at night when the twinkle lights are on! I also filled the basket above the fridge with brown paper packages, all tied up with string.
On the wall above my peg rack, I decided to hang another vintage print that was my Grandfathers. I just love the beautiful blues and greens in this Santa print, it makes such a statement when you walk into the kitchen.
Well that’s it, friends! I hope you enjoyed my cozy cottage style Christmas decorations! I can’t wait to have some visitors over to share all of the holiday cheer! If you’d like to see it all on video, head to my YouTube channel for the full tour! Thank you for joining me!