Cozy Cottage Winter Living Room Decorating Ideas
I’m writing this on a super stormy, blustery day, that makes our living room feel even more Winter perfect! I write about this every year, but if you are new here, I’ll catch you up. Winter in the Pacific Northwest can be mixed with some glorious days, and lots of big storms, with lots of rain. Basically, when we aren’t having a sublime “feels like Summer” day we get rain until our actual real Summer hits, which happens here much later than it does in the rest of the country. I like to honor Winter by not rushing into a Spring (our wettest, dreariest time of year) that I don’t particularly relish. I love to wrap our home in snugly comfort with all the classics, like lots of throw blankets. A decor norm for sure, and something I not only toss in baskets and on the sofa & chair because they are pretty. We use them. All.
In fact, if you follow me on Instagram you’ll know I was bundled up under 3 at once the other night!!
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After the holiday festivities, all my signs and decor that were blatantly Christmas were unceremoniously shoved into my decor storage room (more on that later). I deleted all my very holiday specific items except for my tree forest. And I was going to take it down the other day, and changed my mind. It’ll stand just a bit longer.
We hosted a New Years Eve party so I definitely wanted the sparkle of the tree lights, and my Cottonball Lights too! Mr Fox is enjoying being in the spotlight.
Welcome to our cozy cottage living room, and my Winter decorating ideas! Quickly and casually photographed to share with you.
My flocked trees that were on the coffee table were traded out for the bare, Wintry bottle brush trees and the little wood houses from the Hearth & Hand collection.
My pom-pom & jingle bell garland stayed put, because I love it, and it feels more Winter than expressly Christmas. The soft tones and warm wood are a calm respite after a bustling holiday season.
I plan to enjoy my B&W buffalo check for awhile longer, with no desire to rush my decor into Spring. Unless I get the urge and can’t wait. You never do know. I’m not really a planner. I like to decorate as the inspiration hits.
I DO know… that the chalk art needs to be updated.
I chalked “The best is yet to come” for our party… and I’d like to do something new, but as of yet, I’m undecided just what that might be.
I am always open to your suggestions!! So feel free to share your ideas with me in the comments. I’d love that.
I figured a snowman was Wintry so I kinda kept our favorite little guy out too.
He just got moved from center-stage.
And before you ask, I found him out junking and I can’t even remember where? I’ve had him a few years now. I wish I could tell you where you could find one because I know so many of you love him.
My Birch tree snowglobe features a gentleman Fox and a young man Fox, and I bought these dapper bow-tied cuties because they made me think of my boys. Even though Austin is full-grown man sized now. And neither wear bow ties. It makes me happy.
You guys liked my crock filled tree forest so much, that I’ll admit I kept them up a bit longer for you too! I figured I’d snap a few pictures and share them one last time for the year.
Honestly… the whole “tree thing” just feels natural for us. After all, we are in Oregon. We are surrounded by trees. We live in a forest of Evergreens and it looks like Christmas 365 days a year.
The Winter months are December, January & February… so technically, we are smack dab in the middle of Winter. I’m just not ready to drape my home in a Spring that is still far off. And for those of you getting snow, with more to come… maybe you are more content to dwell in the current season with me. I’ve really slowed down the rush-rush of the blogging world and I’ve been trying to do projects a bit more on a “normal” schedule. Not to say there is anything wrong with getting excited about the next season, I’m just talking about myself.
Brands tend to work ahead, just like retail, so if it’s for a specific post I will happily oblige. But while I can, I’ll be lingering in this season just a bit longer.
Wishing you a happy-cozy Winter from our home to yours!! xo Shannon
PS: We’ve got a bit going on behind the scenes with some changes that are going to keep us extra busy so projects might be a bit light the next several weeks. Come March, we should be full steam ahead and catching up on lots of tutorials and fresh projects to share with you!! I’ve got some big plans for 2018.
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- Chalkboard Signs: Tutorial coming soon
- DIY Wall Ledge Shelves: Click Here
- Coffee Table: We promise a full build tutorial, hopefully in March
- Coffee Table Makeover: Click Here
- Rug: Click Here & Scroll Down
- Tree Info: Click Here
- Crocks: vintage, thrifted, junking finds.
- Bottle Brush Trees: Target (after Christmas clearance)
- Sparkly Bottle Brush Tree: Target (after Christmas clearance)
- Hearth & Hand Magnolia Wood Houses: Target
- Pom-Pom Bell Garland: Target (a few years ago)
- Coffee Table Baskets: HomeGoods
- Gold Accent Tasseled Rug: HomeGoods
- Faux Fur Pillows: HomeGoods
- Buffalo Check Lamp Shades: HomeGoods
- Buffalo Check Faux Fur Throw: HomeGoods
- Buffalo Check/Sherpa Throw: Click Here
- Doe Print Throw: Better Homes & Gardens at Walmart
- Buffalo Check Pillow Covers: Click Here & Scroll Down
- Buffalo Check Candle: Ross
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