Traditional Red Cozy Christmas Decor (morning room and kitchen)
Cozy Christmas decor in traditional reds creates a warm, nostalgic and welcoming space! Simple ideas to create a holiday space you’ll love!
Hello, my beautiful friends!
As promised, I am back today sharing Christmas tour #3 with you all. This one is my traditional red, and oh so cozy, decor.
All of our 2019 holiday home tours, here:
- White Christmas Decor Ideas – Dining Room & Foyer
- Blue & Gold Christmas Decor Ideas – Family Room & Laundry Room
- Nighttime Home Tour
UPDATE: I recorded a live tour (walk-thru) of our holiday home over on Instagram. Those stories only last 24 hours but I made its own tab to stay. You can see it, here. (click the circle that says “Home Tour”)
I’ll also be sharing a nighttime tour like I did last year. (you can see last year’s, here) I haven’t taken the photos for that yet but I’m thinking I will share it sometime next week.
I love a nighttime tour because it gives a completely different look and feel than regular daytime photos.
I am also going to do a video tour and share it over on Instagram. (I may save it and share it here too)
Yesterday I stepped way out of my comfort zone and turned the camera around to talk to y’all over on Instagram. I took you shopping with me! I am planning to do more and more of that but it’s a bit nerve-wracking coming out from behind this blogging curtain! lol It’s safe and cozy back here but I know I need to push myself to do things like that, so I’m trying hard.
So…if you are interested in seeing more of that, and all the other random I share over there, be sure to follow along with me here>>> My Instagram.
Hopefully, it will lead to more than just me turning the camera around to talk to y’all, but also me feeling comfortable enough with it so that it may lead to doing other crafty, fun things live, etc. Sort of like the blog here. I remember when I was almost as scared to take that first leap too.
And here I am! :)
Now let’s talk red, cozy Christmas decor!
Traditional Red Cozy Christmas Decor Ideas
We’ll start in the kitchen…
This is looking in from the family room. You can see all the way through to the morning room.
There is the Dollar Store wreath I made and shared here on the blog. I love it in the kitchen on this window.
The colors are perfect for the decor in here.
On the right of the window sil is a Christmas card that I just loved and so I framed it. I gave some other ideas of using old cards in decor, here.
The mini wreaths hanging on the cabinets were SO simple to make, you can find those, here.
Little touches, like holiday hand towels hanging from the oven and dishwasher add to the coziness of the space.
I took down the “Grateful, Thankful, Blessed” sign I usually have here and replaced it with the “Believe” sign, which can be found, here.
You can find the tray and salt and pepper shakers on my “Shop Our Home” page.
I simply added a red plaid towel here.
Over the big mirror on this side of the kitchen, I hung a red berry wreath. I believe I picked that up from TJ Maxx last year.
The metal letters were in our laundry room for the last 2 years.
I decided to put them here this year.
And this rug was also in the laundry room last year. I love using it in the kitchen this year instead. (I got it at Target but it looks like most sizes are mostly sold out now)
It makes the space feel so festive.
From there we head into the morning room.
I moved the couch and took one of the side tables and lamps out of the room so that I could put the tree in the corner this year.
Lots of red and oh so cozy. We are enjoying this room so much. As a matter of fact, all of the presents are under this tree. We will have a super cozy Christmas morning right here this year.
To the left is our “hot cocoa/coffee bar” (tea for me! ;) ).
The Hot Cocoa sign can be found, here.
Candy canes, frosty pine cones, red berries all make for cozy Christmas decor.
And this dresser is another of my favorites! I just love the pretty paint technique I did on this one.
You can read all about it and the other changes we made to it, here.
Looking back into the kitchen. I love how much more open, bright and airy this house it now, then when we moved in.
Looking in from the dining room. (if you’ve missed our kitchen makeover post, you can find it, here)
I hung a simple garland over the artwork along with a wreath. The Santa hat on the corner is one of my favorite things to do. One year I think I had Santa hats on 3 different things inside and several on our porch outside! haha
It feels so welcoming here to me. I love to just come in and sit.
This little reindeer sign was on my tiered tray I gave a makeover to last year.
I didn’t put it up this year but it was so darn cute last year! You can see it, here.
Up close of the tree.
A few of the ornaments on the tree are ones I made out of old cards a few years ago.
I wrote an entire post on 3 or so different ways you can use old cards and that was one of them.
You can see the rest of them, here.
And all that snow.
I added varying things on each of my trees to get a “snowy” look. This one got dusters from the Dollar Store. Want to see my other ideas? Check out this post here where I gathered several other inexpensive and simple ways too! >>> Create a Snow Covered Tree (5 simple tips & ideas!)
And oh yes, I took another photo of this room with my brand new sign up there. (if you missed it on Tuesday, you can see it, here)
I put it up over this window using 3m strips. (so easy that way!)
With the red writing and the feel of the sign, I just felt it would go in this room best.
That tree skirt is actually just a blanket I’ve wrapped around the base. Works great!
So you get a little bit of something different from one room to the next. The “white” dining room and foyer, the “blue & gold” family room and the “traditional cozy red” in the morning room and kitchen. I love them all for different reasons. They all call to me! So it’s hard for me to do just one theme.
I love that I have the 3 trees and can do a little something different in each room. But next year, I think I might do something different…as in all the same! ;) We’ll see. That’s a year away and I’m sure I’ll change my mind 10 times before then. hee hee
I hope you enjoyed touring our kitchen and morning room today. I’ll be sharing another tour next week, this time, nighttime. :)
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Have a wonderful weekend!!
Everything looks so awesome Nancy!!
Thank you, Aunt Jo!! xoxo
So fun! What do you use to hang your wreaths on windows, mirrors, and pictures?
OH, so simple but works so well! Fishing line! :)
Nancy, your home is understated elegance! Truly warm, welcoming and gorgeous! Great job!
Thank you so much, Christina! They are my favorite rooms to be in this Christmas! xoxo
I love your site and what you can do to upgrade old/cheap/ugly furniture or decor!! Keep up the amazing work! 🙂
Aw, thanks so much Rachel! :) xo
Merry Merry Christmas! Your house is beautiful! I like the different color themes in each room. I’m sure it’s fun to decorate each one individually. Can’t wait to see your Instagram video! XOXO
Merry Christmas, Cecilia! Thank you so much. Yes, the different themes in each room are fun. :) xoxo
Your home is beautiful, love the trees. Could you tell me the color of your wall in you entry way, it a gorgeous color.
I’ve enjoyed your blog so much Nancy and seeing all the things you do! Your home looks so very pretty and comfortable! Have a wonderful Christmas! 🎄
Thank you, Celia! I’m so happy to have you here following along with me. :) I hope you have a wonderful Christmas as well! xoxo
Thank you, Linda! Yep, it is Sherwin Williams, Sea Salt. Love this color! I have it in several places in our home. :)xo
I love the traditional red! I also love that you get to try three different Christmas decorating styles with the different colors in each room! I wonder what the previous owners would say if they could see your house now! It is so gorgeous! XOXO
Me too! :) I wonder that sometimes too!! It looks SO different now! Thank you, Christy!! xoxo
It all looks so pretty Nancy! Your tree looks gorgeous and I love all of your pretty holiday touches!
Thank you so much, Shanna! xoxo
Whoo Hoo! Shopping together!! Anxiously awaiting THAT video! :-)
Haha! Aw, Robyn, I hope to do one of those soon! I did take y’all “shopping” with me the other day on Instagram stories but I wasn’t brave enough to video talking to y’all in the store, photos only…one day! I did do a little video talk at the beginning and end though. ;) I am going to try to video our house, a walkthrough tour of our home and decor though. :) xoxo
What a beautiful home and so many fabulous decorating and craft ideas you have! I am sooo glad I found you!!!! Can you tell me where you purchased your livingroom area rug? It works so well in your space. Thank you!
Thank you so much, Linda! I am so glad you found me too! :) Yes, that rug is awesome! It came from Amazon, I have a direct link to it in this post >>> https://www.artsychicksrule.com/blue-and-gold-christmas-decor/ Just scroll down about halfway and you’ll see it. (it doesn’t break the bank, either!) xoxo
Very Nice!!!! Very festive!!! I too, hate to throw out cards. I love the bookmarks and who doesn’t need one? The ornaments are nicely done. I think I will have to dig out my old cards and get busy. It is nice to go back and read what was written years ago. What do you do with birthday cards?…besides bookmarks???
Thank you, Addie! I love festive! And yes, making things out of all those old cards is fun. (so it reading what was written) You know, I haven’t done anything with old birthday cards. (but I keep all of them too! I have boxes…) I need to see what I can come up with. :) xoxo
Nancy, I have followed your remodel closely and think that your home turned out beautifully. With such a wonderful home to decorate how can you go wrong. Your trees are outstanding. I’ve used some of your ideas on my tree. Can’t wait for the night time tour with the lights.
Thank you so much, Dinah! It has been a labor of love, for sure. :) Will see you next week with the nighttime tour! xoxo
Love everything, but could you tell me where to find the soft white chair. I’ve been looking for one just like it for so long. Thank you, Cristina
Thank you, Cristina! That chair actually came from IKEA. It is the Ektorp line. :) xo
Hi Nancy, I’ve just spent a few minutes having my post-school-run cuppa and looking through your past and present Christmas blog entries.
I now feel quite Christmasy – despite being in a wind-swept, overcast Somerset, England, with one child dropped off at school, one upstairs doing her lessons on Zoom due to Covid at her school, and my Forces husband driving away this morning.
Thanks for sharing your beautiful home and fantastic ideas. Sherin
I am so happy you enjoyed my older Christman posts and feeling Christmas-y now! :) England! At the top of my bucket list to visit someday! Can not wait. Thank you for popping in with your sweet message, Sherin, and I hope you have a wonderful day! xoxo