Is it too early to be thinking about Christmas decor? You may be experiencing record heat, living in your swimming pool, or tending to the flowers in the garden. But I have just the thing to cool you off and get you in the holiday spirit, and don’t we all deserve some holiday spirit these days? I am excited to share a little cottage Christmas inspiration in July.
I am joining some of my fabulous friends for a Christmas in July blog hop. Make sure you visit each of these blogs listed at the end. I love the fact that we each have a different decor style, so I know you will be sure to find some Christmas inspiration.
The Cottage Greenhouse
The greenhouse came alive after decorating it for Christmas! Mini Christmas trees and garland were an important part of the greenhouse decorating process. Vintage decor is a must for the greenhouse!
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The Cottage Living Room
I decorate for the holiday using more blues, roses, creams, grays and silvers, rather than the traditional green and red color scheme. These colors seem to coordinate better with the more bold beach color palette I have chosen here. We don’t have a fireplace, so I try to create the same type of feel of a mantle above my glass cabinet, where I house all my quilts.
Our cottage is small, so by putting up a large Christmas tree, it overtakes the living room. Because of this, I add mini Christmas trees throughout my home. I usually place the trees on stools, in order to give the illusion that they are bigger.
I thought I would be creative, and threw Christmas lights all over the window seat. This presented a wonderful photo opportunity! Jax didn’t seem to mind. Adding decorative pillows and throws to this window seat creates a cozy place to hang out.
The Cottage Kitchen
Festive holiday touches such as garland, berries and wreaths were added to our cottage kitchen.
Open shelving is the perfect place to display Christmas decor in a cottage kitchen. I brought in the Santa Claus Lane sign to add a pop of red to the room. Food is always a great source of decor, such as pomegranates, candy canes and baked goods.
Add a festive touch by placing a wreath on the range hood! Fresh rosemary not only looks pretty in the kitchen, but smells amazing! In water, it lasts for weeks.
For a more festive look, I added bay leaf garland around the windows. The centerpiece is an old vintage chicken feeder, filled with rustic ornaments, berries and greens. The greenery was both faux and fresh from the yard.
The Cottage Bedroom
Because our bedroom is quite small, I try not to add too much decor at Christmas time. I do always fit in a Christmas tree or two though! My bedroom color schemes were blues, pinks, creams and some greenery.
Candles and a throw are an essential part of making this cottage style bedroom Christmas decor worthy! I truly believe there is no such thing as too many pillows in a cottage bedroom! Are you with me?
I hope you’ve gotten a bit of inspiration after seeing my cottage Christmas in July! Make sure you visit the bloggers below for some additional Christmas decor ideas.
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