This year I turned my living room into a cozy winter woodland for Christmas. I used lots of wood and natural elements with a little sparkle thrown in!
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Holiday Home Tours
This week is the Bloggers’ Best 2021 Holiday Home Tours… every day this week a group of bloggers will be sharing their homes all decked out for the holidays. The seasonal Bloggers’ Best tours are hosted by sweet Kelly from The Tattered Pew.
If you are visiting from Jordan from A Blue Nest doesn’t she have the coolest style? I love how she incorporates vintage pieces to create a curated look for her home.
For newcomers to Cottage On Bunker Hill… Hello, I’m Jennifer! I live in the seacoast region of New Hampshire with my husband and boys. NH is such a beautiful state and I have the ocean, mountains, and lakes all within a short drive.
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Creating a Winter Woodland Themed Christmas
If you live in New England then you know what an unusually warm Fall we had…I mean I just changed over my closet a few weeks ago!! For my warm-weather friends the “changing over of the closet” ritual happens in late Spring and then again in the Fall. One day you wake up in a chilly house and know you have to pack away all your cute sandals for another year and drag out the bin of sweaters and boots…there has to be at least one thing in your bin from L.L Bean…it’s a requirement for living in New England!! Now that it’s getting cold out I was ready to make my living room cozier for the winter.
Easy Living Room Updates for Winter
When I’m doing a room makeover or even a quick update there is usually one thing that sparks the idea for everything else in the space.
For my cozy winter living room, it was the area rug that I bought myself for my birthday last month!! (You can find the same rug on a few different sites but Home Depot is about $100 less for the 9×12 right now!!). I was ready to add some richer, warmer colors into my space…and I’m crushing on coppery colors this season!!
I love my other softer blue rug and moved it into my bedroom (well technically dragged it).
The next thing I did was to find throw pillow covers that complimented the teal and coppery colors of my rug. One way to do a quick update in your living room without spending a fortune is to simply buy throw pillow covers instead of buying entirely new pillows!
I found all the covers on Amazon too!
On my end table, I used my Pottery Barn Dupe Vase and filled it with fresh magnolia leaves and white hypericum berries from Trader Joe’s. Trader Joe’s is my go-to spot for all the things…they always have the most affordable selection of fresh greens, dried pods, & flowers.
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Behind my sectional, I have a super narrow console table. For a winter woodland touch, I added a set of chunky candlesticks (I’ve had them for at least a decade!) added a wood slice and topped it with a pretty pinecone.
To get my snowy pinecone look all you need to do is lightly brush white paint along the edges of a big pine cone then sprinkle iridescent glitter over the cone while the paint is still wet.
One snowy stem in a tall vase and a houseplant in a copper planter completed my console table.
I also changed out my summery gallery wall prints (you can see how that easy makeover here) and popped in a few winter prints (also from the Poster Store)
On the other side of my living room, I have a wall of my Better Homes & Gardens cube organizers…I just love these things for easy storage!! They are the perfect thing for small space storage solutions…these are packed with toys!
On the wall above the cube organizers, I switched out my artwork and added an old window frame. I draped it with a garland and hung up the jingle bell wreath I made a few weeks ago.
A few other seasonal touches like a silver tray filled with faux mercury glass ornaments and greenery and real wood trees that I’ve had for years (they were from craftoutlet.com)
You definitely don’t need to run out and get new things for decorating every year…reuse the things you love!! I always love opening my storage bins and seeing my favorite things every year!!
Like that snowy pinecone tree, I think I bought it 10 years ago at Marshall’s and bring it every Christmas…the cones have been hot glued back more times than I can remember!!
We have a smallish home so no grand entryways to be found here!! My front door is set between my kitchen and living room.
I do have a pretty entryway table that I love. You can see it from the kitchen and living room so I always like to have it decorated with seasonal decor.
I have the Christmas Village that I DIY’d for this Christmas.
On the bottom shelf, I added a couple of lanterns that I had just used on my Fall front porch (the one thing the squirrels and chipmunks didn’t eat out there!!) and a vintage picnic basket that I filled with seasonal touches
Winter Woodland Christmas Tree
This year I went all-in on the winter woodland theme for my Christmas tree! I saw the felted pom-pom garland on the Walmart site back in October (it’s sold out…like everything else this Christmas!!!).
Although I just checked and my pretty faux fur tree skirt is still in stock on Amazon with 2-day delivery and is only $25.(This was a dupe of an expensive Pottery Barn one that I loved!)
I also filled the tree with cute owls. Even my tree topper is an owl.
One super simple DIY I did. over on my TV console cabinet..I’m not even sure you can call it a DIY…is to add metallic silver and gold cord around a plain grapevine tree (Hobby Lobby). It just added the perfect amount of sparkle to the otherwise simple tree.
I made quite a few ornaments for my winter woodland-themed Christmas tree. I will be bringing you all the DIY tutorials later this week.
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On top of my coffee table, I filled up a big wooden tray with all kinds of winter goodies! Mini trees, pine cones, candles, and I added a pretty framed picture of my grandparents. The holidays always make me miss my grandparents.
Thank you for stopping by and coming on a tour of my cozy winter woodland Christmas!! Next up on our Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours is my friend Alyia of Open Doors Open Hearts. Go give her some Christmas love!!
Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours
This week my friends and I are sharing our homes all dressed up for the holidays. We hope you will have fun visiting each of the tours below!
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This looks great! Such a perfect idea for the winter! Pinned.
Don’t say winter…don’t say winter…LOL!!
I LOVE your tree! How beuatiful it looks iwht all of the natural elements and neutral textures. Pinned!
I LOVE your winter woodland theme, Jen! It all looks so beautiful and is perfect for our New England winters! This is all so cozy and welcoming. Your Christmas village came out great. You are so creative and talented!! Merry Christmas to you and your family, my friend!
Merry Christmas to you too!! Talk after the holidays!!
When I came through the front door, I’d be running around like a chicken with its head cut off trying to decide which way to go to see all the fun decor! I loved each room and all the thought you put into each one. The colors are gorgeous which are totally different and just fantastic for Christmas and how unique to add decor inside the cubbie shelves. Wish my brain thought like yours. So fun. Glad to have hopped with you this week. Merry Christmas and enjoy those beautiful spaces. pinned
Everything is so cozy and charming!
Ok Jennifer are you seriously up every morning at 4? Wow. I’m so I Impressed! Love your woodland home tour neighbor😉 Happy holidays😃
Love your beautiful cozy woodland Christmas tour, Jennifer! So fun to see all your DIY projects tucked in here and there, and my texture-loving eyes are so happy:) Thanks for the wonderful tour!
Jennifer your home looks so pretty all decked out for the holidays. Your diys are so cool!! xo
Awww, thanks Stacy!! I may have burned off my fingerprints with all of the hot glue…
Jen – everything looks so welcoming and cozy!! I love all the inspo in this post! And those DIY houses are impressive ;)! It was fun hopping with you today!
I’m loving your winter woodland Christmas Jennifer! And that village is so beautiful. You are the DIY queen for sure.
I’m the queen of something…. Thanks so much, friend!!!
Jen what a beautiful tour! I love your new birthday rug and your owls are so fun too! You home is so cozy! Thanks for joining me this week and Merry Christmas!
It was so funny when the FedEx truck pulled up with my rug and Chuck asked “what’s coming now” and I was like “Oh, that’s the birthday present you all got me!!”
Jennifer your home is so pretty all decorated for the holidays. Just love the winter wonderland theme…it’s so very cozy and inviting. The Christmas village you created is gorgeous. So fun touring together this week. Pinned!
Thanks so much, friends!!
Thank you for sharing your Winter Woodland Holiday Home Tour. I just love all of the natural elements in your Christmas decor. Your home looks beautiful my friend.
Thank you, Tammy!!
Your tour is beautiful. I love the woodland theme. I did that in my loft this year and its so fun. Glad to be doing these together.
Oh, I bet your loft looked adorable!! I love that space in your house!!
Jen, the Christmas village and trees are simply gorgeous and I just love the overall theme of your decorations this year. Your home is so inviting and I just want to linger to look at every little detail. Pinning!
Thank you, Michelle!! I loved yours too!
Your nature filled tree is gorgeous! I love the tree skirt you found for it. I am off to see if it’s still available as my daughter is looking for one for her tree! It’s been lovely hopping with you! xx, Libbie
Thanks Libbie!! Yes, I think it’s one of the last Christmas items in stock in the country!!! Thanks so much!!
Everything is absolutely stunning, friend! Thank you so much for sharing, pinned on my Christmas board.
Thanks so much Brendt!!
Your home looks beautiful! I’m loving the ornaments you made for your tree and those little owls are my favorite! The jingle bell wreath is the perfect addition to your window pane! Nice job, friend!!
I love the fuzzy owls too!! Thanks, friend!!
I love the winter woodland theme, Jennifer. It’s so peaceful and serene. Those little houses you made are my favorite. So happy to be joining you this week for the tour. Pinned!
Aww, thanks! I think they are my favorite DIY so far this Christmas!
You’ve added such beautiful details and colour this holiday season. What a lovely, cozy home you have! Enjoy the holidays.
Thank you so much!! I try to take advantage of every nook of my little house!!
Jennifer, stunning and I am so in love with the jingle bell wreath you made. The houses are so pretty. Gorgeous home tour. It’s fun to be touring with you again!
You should make one Cindy!! It would look so pretty with your decor this Christmas!
Your winter woodland-themed Christmas decor is stunning! I so much enjoyed every picture that you shared.
Thanks so much Paula!! You are the best!!
Jen!! Your winter woodland Christmas is amazing!! YOU’RE AMAZING!! I love all your DIYs!!! The Christmas village is my favorite!!! XoXo
You are the sweetest!! I’m really happy with how that village came out…sometimes you never know when you start a DIY if it will come out how you picture it!!