I still love the scene from The Grinch where all the Whos from Whoville are preparation for the holiday. It really is the most wonderful time of the year for decor lovers! You will transform your space with greenery and cheerful bubbles.
Today I’m sharing our 2022 cottage decor and a little background on how I decided to decorate this year. Enjoy!
Our 2022 holiday home decor
Last year I ended up feeling a little overwhelmed with the amount of cottage decor I put up, so I went a little easier this year. I chose two trees (instead of last year’s fiveincluding the basement) and kept the festive elements for the most used rooms in our house at this time of year.
This is where we hang out with friends and family in the winter. The garden looks fantastic in the snow and the peach color goes so beautifully with all the green indoors. This year I just did one tree in the corner (instead of two) and piled garland super high on the mantel. Lots of candles, brass accents and velvet ribbons complete the look. I think this is my favorite holiday decor setup yet.
We watch movies and have fun as a family in this room. The kids are always having a little play while we hang out in here, so I wanted them to feel included in the decor decisions. Inspired by my mother’s section 56 villages, I added a village setup on the mantel and shelves with it Concordville line at Terrain (not pictured here, but more on this coming soon!). I also picked up some dollhouse accessories (like packages for Santa) and the kids have loved playing with them.
For the tree, we piled on all kinds of ornaments that hold lots of happy memories, but in no way match! The children have loved looking at them and remembering when they made certain ornaments. They have also looked at us in awe when we tell them how old some of the ornaments are (“Thirty-nine years is like a grandmother!”).
What I’m most excited about this holiday season
I am looking forward to seeing the holidays through my children’s eyes this year. They are young enough to truly embrace the magic and old enough to make memories. Most of my efforts will go into making sure I have time to use them! I will most likely spend less time in the kitchen and more time doing activities that include them.