The Most Beautiful Christmas Cottage Decor Ideas

by Dagmar Bleasdale on November 30, 2015

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I started decorating for the holidays, but before I show you my Christmas Home Tour, here are some beautiful Christmas cottage decor ideas I have been inspired by.

This Christmas, I want to go for a simpler style — I can usually not help myself to use every last ornament we have on our Christmas tree.

Well, I don’t have it in my heart to stop Landon from hanging every last ornament on the tree, because he loves trimming the tree so much. So we usually end up with a very colorful tree.

My goal for this year is to decorated more sparingly first, take the pictures for the Home Tour, and then let him go to town. We’ll see how that works out.

But to be fair, the rest of the Blue Cottage usually also overflows with Christmas decor, and that is all my doing.

This is how I decorated our living room for Christmas last year.

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I’ve been very inspired by the following images Christmas cottage decor, and they all have one thing in common — they are not dripping with Christmas sweetness.

I already decided on a theme for this year and can’t wait to reveal it, but first, I hope you will enjoy these photos.

Beautiful Christmas Cottage Decor

The tiles of this fireplace are a bit too modern for my taste, but the Christmas decor is just perfect.

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This example shows you how just adding a bit of greenery can make for simple and lovely Christmas cottage decor.

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What a sweet kitchen, right? I like the idea of the mirror on the counter, with the string and clothespins for holiday cards.

I love everything about this look: all that white, the stunning chandelier, and the naked Christmas tree with the chunky throw as a tree skirt.

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Here is another picture from Dreamy Whites: I love this little tree in a bottle and crate. It’s so simple and looks so cute, and you can decorate it in any style you like.

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I created a similar tiny “Christmas tree” using greenery and a mason jar two years ago for our bedroom.

Blue Cottage Christmas House TourAnd last year I made a little tree for our kitchen, with just one ornament:

Blue Cottage Christmas Home Tour 2014This is an elegant idea my friend Yvonne created in her Stone Gable kitchen.

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Now, isn’t this cute? Anyone can replicate this little tree in a bowl — and I just might with my milk glass collection.

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Here is another idea I might use: replacing the apples I usually have on my vintage scale with greenery and tree ornaments.

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Less is more sometimes, right? I’m trying to keep that in mind this year.

I also like this idea: paint a cheap plate with chalk paint and draw mistletoe on it. If you are not a great artist, check out Pinterest for something easy you can copy, like this image of Christmas trees.

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I hope you’ll come back soon to check out the Blue Cottage Christmas Home Tour of this year!

Which one of these Christmas cottage decor ideas do you like the most?

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Clarita - Skies of Parchment December 15, 2015 at 5:55 PM

I’m honored to be included in this beautiful lineup! Happy Christmas!


Dagmar Bleasdale December 22, 2015 at 3:12 AM

Clarita — I adore your beautiful kitchen! Happy holidays and a blessed New Year to you!


kristin December 7, 2015 at 6:33 PM

SO very pretty, thank you for linking up to Inspire Me Monday!


Dagmar Bleasdale December 8, 2015 at 1:39 AM

Thanks for coming by, Kristin!


Carlie December 1, 2015 at 6:46 PM

I love this fresh, clean Christmas style…kind of farm kitchen meets Scandinavian holiday. I keep pinning things like this and then end up leaning over into kind of chintzy style classic. Blargh. Every little bit of change helps. I might do a tiny, naked tree for the porch this year. :)


Dagmar Bleasdale December 2, 2015 at 1:45 AM

Hi Carlie, I’m decorating our house right now and am editing so much this year! Anything that has a lot of color is out. Come back to see if I was successful :)


Stacey November 30, 2015 at 11:22 AM

You found some beautiful examples of cottage Christmas. I love all of them!


Dagmar Bleasdale November 30, 2015 at 9:25 PM

Thank you, Stacey!


antoinette November 30, 2015 at 2:18 AM



Dagmar Bleasdale November 30, 2015 at 9:25 PM

Hi Antoinette, thank you!


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