Cozy Minimalist Christmas Home Decor Guide

I’ve had lots of questions about this photo when I posted it on Instagram so I thought I’d share a few available resources.

Scroll down to see where to find these items and more…

 

wood hoop

I have the 24″ hoop inside on our hearth, and outside we have the 36″ hoop. I love the simplicity and how it shows off the texture and beauty of the wood. Bonus, in our rooms that can easily be filled with straight lines, it’s nice to balance it all with a circle full of wood.

 

c9 string lights

I like the white ceramic bulbs because from far away they look larger than the clear bulbs. I only need two strands of these on my tree (instead of like 10 strands of twinkle lights). I love the vintage look and now lighting up the tree isn’t a big chore. I’ve also been curious to try these.

 

tufted ottoman with metal base

I’ve had this for a few years and it’s so versatile. Normally we keep it in the bay window area, but every winter we pull it out in front of the fireplace. It’s perfect paired with::

 

 

faux sheepskin rug

 

This rug will transform your ottoman or bench, table, sideboard or back of chair into the coziest winter spot. See how I have it draped over the ottoman in the first photo when you scroll to the top? Since it’s a rug with a suede backing, it will stay in place. Everyone in our house, including the cats enjoys sitting on it in front of the fire.

straight black taper candles

 

black pillar candles

Paired with metal, wood or white candle sticks, black candles make a statement and look great light.

 

pair of knit stockings

or another cute style in a 4 pack 

I’ve collected a mixture of neutral stockings. Did you know there’s not a rule against changing out your stockings? You don’t have to keep the same ones you picked out 13 years ago. I like to mix in one or two splurge stockings with the less expensive ones to keep things interesting — Anthropologie always has some statement stockings.

 

bolster pillow (most similar)

bolsters in lots of colors (less expensive)

I found my single bolster at a thrift store. A single bolster on one side of the ottoman reminds me of those fancy high-class benches you see on Instagram.

Our tree is a live Noble Fir from Pike’s Nursery. It’s been pruned at a young age on the farm, I think they called it “layered”. We’ve also had a Silver Tip Fir that was similar with even more drastic layering and I liked it even more than the Noble. I love the simplicity and the fact that you can see the ornaments and frankly, it requires a lot less decor to fill it up. Two boxes of ornaments and two strands of C9s and we’re done!

Here are a few faux first that are similar:

Faux Silvertip Fir

Faux Noble Fir

Alpine Balsam Fir

 

And another photo of my house…

 

The chair (also on the cover of my book) is from Curations Home (although I think they have stopped manufacturing it).

sideboard (out of stock but cheaper)

in stock but more expensive

 

I have three pieces from this collection and I LOVE the simple yet sturdy style. They’ve held up great and are shipped fully assembled.  Amazon carries it the entire collection here.

 

this is folded over the chair in the photo above

It’s a table runner and I love using table runners over ottomans, chairs, as wall hanging and of course as table runners.

lindsay letters // the art bar

Instead of using lots of small Christmas decor that has to be carefully packed away in bins, I love adding Christmas art to our home. It makes a big statement and at the end of the season I just hang it on a nail in the basement closet.

 

printable/canvas

 

All the photos above are very much my style, and maybe it’s your style too or maybe it’s not.

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Two Timeless Tips for a Simple, Cozy, Christmasy Home

When it comes time to pull out those red and green bins (or maybe the time has already come for you) I hope you face the task with joy, enthusiasm and excitement.

Wouldn’t it be nice to look forward to Cozying up your home for Christmas without dreading unpacking it all and hauling back into storage?

Too often we get stuck in the same forever routine of thinking we have to use everything we always have because that’s the way we’ve always done it. We become our own taskmaster, all in the name of creating a holiday home.

If the idea of cracking open a bunch of packed away bins full of stuff and adding that stuff to the already mildly overwhelmed surfaces makes you secretly want to fast-forward to January, I say; solidarity, sister.

If you can relate (please tell me I’m not alone here) I’ve got two sanity saving tips for you that won’t have you sacrificing that Cozy Christmas home that you long to create.

1. Edit out, then add in.

Before you set out anything, take a few minutes in each room and remove a few extra items that you don’t really need.

They could be items, like the magazine basket full of last year’s reads that hasn’t been touched in a while, the extra clock sitting on your mantle, the stack of decorative books on the coffee table. Whatever it is, aim to make some space.

This will give your home some breathing room so it’s ready to handle a few choice Christmas and winter decorations.

via The Art Bar // Lindsay Letters

2.  A few bigs are better than lots of smalls.

This is a decorating truth I come back to again and again.

I talk about it in-depth in the Cozy Minimalist Home book where I show examples of how I used to try to decorate my house with one million tiny items only to end up with a home that felt cluttered and disjointed.

It’s better to spend that same money I would have spent on 11 tiny items on one large statement item.

Trading out lots of small items for a few big items brought presence and style to my home with less stuff.

More style with less stuff is a gift we give to ourselves because it frees us from tending to our home so much, especially during the holidays.

The same applies to holiday decor.

Instead of trying to display eight different 5 x 7 Christmas quotes, consider finally ordering that one lovely Christmas canvas you’ve had your eye on.

Hot tip–storing large flat artwork and canvases (canvi?) is SO easy–just hammer a nail into your closet or attic wall and hang it until next year! No plastic bins required.

Instead of setting out the Christmas salt and pepper shakers, the little Christmas candy dish and the Christmas village full of 29 houses that have to be spread around three rooms because they’ve outgrown the original surface, focus on one large statement piece like a large live wreath for over your fireplace (bonus, you can throw it away at the end of the season and not have to store it!) Praises!

Or if you do love your Christmas village but it’s getting out of hand, boss it by choosing some self-imposed limits. Maybe decide to only allow what will fill the top of the sideboard and nothing more.

You get to make the rules.

If you don’t create some boundaries and priorities, you might find that creating a Christmasy home feels like a burden instead of a gift. And that is the worst.

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Having the holiday home you’ve always wanted doesn’t have to start in the holiday aisle of your favorite store. It starts right now, in your home with what you have.

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