Cozy Christmas Home 2023

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Welcome to our cozy Christmas home! Festively decorated but less is really more this year!

Hello and happy Friday, dear friends!

The holidays are fast approaching so I thought I’d share our holiday home with you. It really snuck up on me this year and I ended up keeping it simple. Probably the very most simple I have in quite a few years!

Most years I do multiple trees, all with different colors, etc. All white, blue and gold, red and white, etc. This year I did only one…red and white.
I was really feeling the festive red this year so that is what I used most of. I do think I may switch it up next year though! I think a soft white, gold, silver, and blue holiday-decorated home, minus the red, would be just beautiful. I’ve done that in rooms but never the whole house before. Will have to see how that goes!

Anyway, welcome to our home!


front door with red berry wreath

front porch white rockers red pillows

white rockers red pillows little table decorated for Christmas in the middle

white bench with red blanket and holiday pillows

red blanket white pillow with ho ho ho

Love all the happy holiday red out here!

white table on porch with white box and star, vase with tree limbs and ornaments

It’s the only time I ever use red in my decor.

Baby Jesus flag

I love this sweet flag I found last year.


This is the perfect example of what I mean. Greenery, silvers, gold, and whites for next year’s holiday decorating might be a fun new challenge!
I do love this look.

foyer table with white clothed santa, greenery over mirror

I got this “Sassy” Santa some years back now and I still just love him so much.

white robed santa in front of mirror

I have placed him in various places over the years but for the last few he has been right here. This is my favorite spot for him to be as he can greet everyone coming in the door! hah!

pine cones in white bowl

Simple additions to the shell bowl, snow-flocked pine cones, and a snowflake. (one of the ones I made when I did this project>>> Christmas Box )


wood starburst mirror with merry and bright sign hanging on it

I made this sign a few weeks ago. You can see the project here >>> Merry & Bright Printable and Sign

dining table gold light fixture with snowflakes

In case you missed it, I created the gold snowflakes on the light fixture from a Dollar Store find.
You can see it here.

wood tray with white trees decorative balls and red and white decorative square

This sign is one I made many years ago! Here’s the post for that if you want to check it out>>> Most Wonderful Time of the Year Sign

bookcases with decor, baskets and the most wonderful time of the year sign


I did keep most of the decor simple and white in here.

white couch with greenery above

Fluffy white sweater pillow covers, white throws, etc.

white chair, white pillow, white throw

hot cocoa sign on shelf at coffee bar

I always use this sign here during the holidays. It’s the perfect spot for it!
You can see more here >> Hot Cocoa & Cookies Sign


mirror with wreath and tin letters below that spell merry

Merry, merry!

I did re-use my mini wreaths this year. I don’t think I used them in the last couple of years.

greenery over window with mirrored star and mini green wreaths hanging on cabinet doors

You can read how I made them here >>> Easy DIY Mini Wreaths

gold snowflakes on gold light fixture

And Mr. Countdown to Christmas Santa…got him at the thrift store many years back.

santa holding numbers

This is the perfect spot and always where he is every year. Tiny little ledge in our kitchen.


christmas tree with rope and starfish on top

red and white berry wreath on window with shelves and red rug in laundry room

Festive red rug, wreath, and Christmas “Believe” sign.

believe sign over decorated shelves in laundry room

guest bath with greenery on mirror

Still loving this peel-and-stick wallpaper so much!! Did you miss this project? If you did you can see it here >>> How To Hang Peel and Stick Wallpaper

wood shelves in bathroom with decor and gold christmas trees


red and white christmas tree in living room

Lots of festive red!

red and white christmas tree up close

red and white santa face sign

I still love my holly, jolly Santa sign.

tv over mantel with stockings with santa sign on tv

And two new stockings (and stocking holders) for Ryder and Piper.

pink and gray puppy stockings hanging from pawprint stocking holders

Don’t forget you can download and use these holiday screensavers too!

fireplace and mantel with tv over and stockings

You can find our rug here.

merry and bright graphic on tv over mantel

Here’s the post with all of them >>> 9 Free Christmas Art TV Screensavers

tiny miniature skis with gold reindeer

red berry bunch in aqua vase, red lantern on dresser in living room

red and white joy pillow on couch

red believe pillow and red and white check pillow

I just got the Buffalo check covers this year. This color is out of stock but you can find the other colors here.

living room sectional couch with red and white pillows and throws

We’ve had this Nativity set since very early in our marriage. I have always loved it.

nativity scene

merry christmas framed printable on ottoman

Merry Christmas free printable in my tray here.

red and white tree with couch in living room

Last but not least, Piper checking me out while I’m photographing everything. (Ryder was lying at the top of the stairs keeping an eye on things, lol)

black and white tiny puppy in living room

I hope you enjoyed a little Christmas tour around our home today. It’s certainly not as decorated (at all) as it usually is but it’s nice to do a little less and focus more on enjoying the season instead!

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend!



  1. What a beautiful, cozy Christmas you create for you family :). I love seeing so many fun past projects. Happiest of Holidays Nancy!

  2. It’s so festive it makes me want to live there! Your laundry room has more decor than my entire house! :). It’s so plain to see love what you do. A Very Merry Christmas!
    No need to reply Nancy, I’m sure you have more than you share of work. Kiss the puppies!


  3. Oh, Nancy! Your home looks wonderfully festive! I love all your perfect touches throughout.

    And that Piper – that look – boy she’s a cutie. Hope you have a fantastic season. Hugs.

  4. Lovely! I’m in a keep it simple mood this year as well! I think it comes with age, lol! I also told myself I wouldn’t purchase any new decor this year, and so far so good. However, I do like to go antiquing this time of year to see all the vintage Christmas pretties, so I may come home with something! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

    1. Thank you, Vicki!! And, haha, you are absolutely right about that!! Also, I don’t think finding vintage things counts as purchasing new decor! ;) We’ll just say so anyway! lol Merry Christmas!! xo

  5. I was wondering if the little photo bomber was going to show up!!!! Cutie pie for sure!!!
    I LOVE a red and green cheery Christmas decor!!! I could never not have it.
    All looks good and have a good one!!!! addie xoxo

  6. Love your tree and wreathes, very pretty, you may have mentioned this in the past but love your slipcovers where did you get them? Have a wonderful holiday!

  7. Nancy your home always looks beautiful for Christmas. I love all your decor and your printed signs and your tree is so pretty! For my entire life I have stayed with the traditional type tree that I grew up with. I often still use tinsel lol. I do love it as most of the ornaments I have, I had in my childhood. They were my moms and grandmothers and others that I’ve collected over the years. But, every year I see your trees and others and say next year I’m going to change the look. But then I don’t lol. Maybe one year. Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and hugs and smooches to Ryder and Piper!

    1. Thank you, Debra! The main tree I put up (in our living room) has our children’s special ornaments and things like that. So I totally get it! I always have a special tree for those. Then the others are just decorated with pretty ornaments, etc. And I also get thinking you’ll change it up and then don’t!! haha! I hope you have a wonderful Christmas as well!! Thank you for the puppy kisses!! xo

  8. Beautiful. I like to do more holiday theme than all Santa’s etc. Then I can rationalize leaving it up til the end of January!!
    Question! Where did you get your sectional? Exactly the style I am looking for.
    Thank you and Happy New Year!

    1. Thank you, Laura! I like your thinking! I sometimes leave the greenery and “snowy” things up for a wintery look after Christmas. The sectional is from IKEA. It is discontinued, unfortunately! (Ektorp model) Such a shame because it is hard to find this size anywhere. I know, I’ve looked before getting this one! We actually have the same one in our beach condo. (found that one used and luckily I had bought two covers when we got the one for our home here) Check out FB Marketplace for “Ektorp Sectional” and covers. You never know, might get lucky and find one!

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