Over the past year, I have really tried to hone in on my decor style. I love the modern cottage style, especially during the holidays. Most importantly, I just want my home to feel warm and inviting, cozy and comfortable. With natural elements and a fairly neutral scheme, I think it feels ‘just like home’ in my cottage style Christmas living room.
Y’all, my Christmas tree from Hammacher Schlemmer is gorgeous. I forgot how amazing it was to decorate without a flocked tree…AKA a flocking mess. Anyways, it has the most magical glow with 5 different light settings and 2500 twinkling lights. On the tree, I added cotton stems, magnolia blooms, and tiny blue and white churches. Plus, a mix of mercury glass, burlap and wood ornaments.
When I think of cottage style, I think of comfortable living with a light and airy color palette, patterned textiles, and eclectic furniture. Therefore, I lean towards neutrals with blues and greens and use a mix of old and new furniture. For example, the coffee table and dresser belonged to my husband’s grandmother, but the linen couch is custom order from a local furniture store in Waco, Texas.
My favorite combination is weathered woods mixed with lots of natural elements like lots of greenery, pinecones, and even cotton stems. However, I do like to add in a little spark with galvanized metals and vintage silver.
Above the fireplace mantle, I layered a nativity scene art and “For Snto us a Savior is Born,’ sign on a chippy blue gate with fresh garland and a Blended Bay wreath from Lynch Creek Farms. Lanterns filled with battery operated candles are placed in front of the fireplace. For this room, I really wanted the holidays to feel Christ centered.
Next, I hung blue ticking stripe stockings from Returning Grace with monogrammed wood beads from Hobby Lobby. In addition, I layered a glittery Merry Christmas garland with felt pom-poms. Mixing textures creates variety and variety is the spice of life!
Thank you for taking the tour of my cottage style Christmas in my living room. Next, my dining room decorated for Christmas is posted here. Or, you can tour my bedroom decorated in blues, here. Lastly, if you want to see more holiday inspiration or how I am updating our 1986 Tudor style home, catch me on instagram @cutertudor!