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How To Style Your Living, Bedroom and Bathroom Areas for This Christmas Season

With Thanksgiving behind us, we are well on our way to Christmas, the most wonderful time of the year! There are so many festive options for decorating your home, and today I want to shed some light on all the corners of Christmas in my home. You’ll be able to tell right away how much I love this season, ¬†so let me show you how I deck the halls for this magical holiday.

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Christmas Home

Sometimes Jax gets the spotlight. And sometimes….. (keep scrolling)

Christmas Home

…Rocky steals the show. ūüėČ

Christmas Home

Holiday Bedroom

Your bedroom might be the last place you think to decorate for Christmas, but hopefully, I can change your mind about that! *wink* Do you have a Christmas tree in your bedroom? Y’all, one of my favorite things to do during the Christmas season is to sleep in my cozy bed and leave the tree lights on. It revives nostalgia and brings back the magic of Christmas I felt as a child. This North Pole Trading Co. Flannel Sheet Set is this cozy bedding base. The next step is choosing a comforter/duvet, and I love this adorable Holiday Dogs 3-Pc Comforter Set or North Pole Trading Co. Holiday Stripe Quilt Set. Lastly, you know me… always going crazy with the throw pillows! *face palm* You can never have too many! These North Pole Trading Co. Square Throw Pillows or North Pole Trading Co. Lumbar Pillows are great options. Finally, I needed to add a centerpiece that matched the holiday spirit, and I chose to create a gallery wall with these Holiday Lane Wreaths.

Bedroom From Christmas Past

Each year, I usually only make small changes here and there. Updating your bedding is a game changer; it can elevate the feel of Christmas in your room. In the first picture, I used a similar Flannel Duvet Cover for my bedding and love how it turned out. It matches my wrapping paper!  I added a flocked Christmas tree in the corner that lights up beautifully. The last small detail is this Wood Bead Garland I have draped over the canvas above my bed. After decorating elsewhere in my house, I had some extra lying around and thought this was the perfect spot.

My room on the right is very simple and elegant and is from a few years ago (right after I moved in my cottage). If you are not into all the reds and bright colors of the holidays, this is a simpler design that can work in your home. I used my beige comforter and added touches of greenery throughout my room. I didn’t want to add a grand tree in here since the rest of the space is so simple, so I went a simple tree like this¬†Rock Pine Artificial Christmas Tree. It has lots of empty space in between the branches, which works well here. Last but not least, I added a tin tub similar to this adorable Tin Christmas Tree Collar.¬†

And PS: If you are a super sleuth, you’ll note my photography (and photoshop) skills got better over the years! *ROFL*

Christmas Home

Christmas Style Sitting Room

This was staged for my Christmas photoshoot with Cottages and Bungalows and actually appeared on the 2020 Christmas cover!!!  I am so pleased with how this space turned out, and I would keep it up year-round if that were acceptable. Above the mantle, I have this scroll from Cottonwood Shanty, which I love! I highly recommend checking her out for any season.  She has SO many cute scrolls.  I got this one back in 2019, but I found this similar O Holy Night Christmas Scroll. I also included the cutest monogrammed throw pillows from Nest of Petals! Rosanna has so many unique holiday collections! My mom and I actually made the magnolia garland and arrangement.  My cutie patootie spectacular tree is from Hammacher Schlemmer.  Those adorable stockings are from an Etsy seller that appears to have gone offline, but here are some that are similar.

Christmas Home

Here is a peak from a previous year without the tree in this room. Still just as fabulous and simple, with some simple throw pillows and garland above the mantle. Even with a little less, this space is still just as cozy and perfect for cuddling up and reading Christmas stories with the family.

Christmas Bathroom

The last stop on this holiday home tour is the bathroom! It didn’t take much to make to turn this space into a Christmas wonderland. All you need is a few matching towel bath sets that are Christmas-themed, such as these Christmas in the Country Guest Towels. I added a few personal touches with this Emibele Christmas Tree Lotion Dispenser because it matches the towels! I added a few plants here to highlight the red and green colors, which turned out perfectly. Last but not least, (and you might have noticed by now *wink*), but I like to add a wreath to almost every room to top it off.¬†

This is a special time of the year to celebrate with friends and family; celebrating is always more fun in a festive home. I always re-use pieces I have collected over the years and try and switch up the styles to see what I come up with. My biggest tip for Christmas decor shopping is to find more significant pieces that stand out in a room; this is not the holiday to be subtle! Stay tuned for holiday tablescape post and also a tour of my Christmas porches. ¬†If we aren’t already email friends, click HERE to subscribe so you don’t miss a minute. Tell me your favorite holiday decor item in the comments below. If you loved any of the items I mentioned today, you could find them here:

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  1. JudyCopeland says:

    Beautiful! Well done! Merry Christmas to you and the very best for 2023!

  2. Janet says:

    So beautiful Sara. Excited for all the many blessings you have received and those to come. Merry Christmas and God Bless.

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