I wanted to share some homes with simple and lovely Christmas decor–basically, to me, these houses are decorated in the Cozy Minimalist style–could they put a bunch more decor/seasonal stuff out? Yes, of course they could and that would be just fine, but they choose not to and it’s amazing the beautiful statement that is made with just a few choice items.

Like Anissa’s Christmas Home Tour in the photo above.

Notice how every item in her home has a voice? Each piece has room to make an impact–hello plaid throw over the chair, hello wreaths with the red bows.


Merry Christmas – Welcome to Our Home // Paige Knudsen

Paige’s home is a great example of collections groped together to make an impact but not over done, and signature pieces (hello chalkboard) there are still places to sit a coffee mug, and it’s beautifully styled without being over the top. There’s nothing wrong with over the top decorating at Christmas, but it’s not the only way to make a home Christmasty, and often times I feel like it’s the over-the-top pretty homes that get all the attention this time of year.

If you need some simple inspiration, these home are for you, especially if you don’t want to store away or invest in tons of seasonal decor.


How to Decorate for the Holidays Without Punching Someone in the Face// The Lazy Genius Collective

Huge YES. Kendra explains this in one post better than I can in three years of blogging–pretty good from someone who claims they are ‘Zero percent decorating expert”. If you are still struggling with decorating for Christmas, read this post now.

fixer upper

Off the Christmas topic but, season three of Fixer Upper premiered this week. I recorded it so I haven’t watched it yet, but from just looking at the photos, this might be my favorite design yet. I have a soft spot for dueling sofas–and leather chesterfields? Yes please.  There’s a recap on Joanna’s blog with lots of photos. And, this is hysterical: 49 Thoughts you have every time you watch Fixer Upper

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