Cottage Holiday Home Tour — Front Porch and Entryway Decorating. Easy ways to bring color to your cottage or farmhouse home for the holidays!
Cottage Holiday Home Tour
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I’m Jen and I’ve been blogging at tatertots and jello for almost 13 years. I love sharing easy ways to make your life easier and more beautiful!!
Hi! Welcome to our home! I love Krista’s #SeasonalSimplicity tour week and look forward to it each year! I am excited to share our boho cottage front porch and entryway. But I also have a few other spaces in our home that I am sharing too! I love this time of year!
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Decorating a Vintage Home for the Holidays
This is our second year in our #1891AvenuesCottage home. Last year we hadn’t started our remodel so it was hard to find things to share. This year we are in the middle of the remodel but we have gotten so much accomplished in the past 9 months!
Cottage Holiday Front Porch Decorating
Let’s start with our front porch! I love cottage style – it’s homey, warm and comforting. I like to add a little bit of a bohemian look too! This year I added this with our boho lighted tree, decorating our modern egg chair and our boho porch swing!
Cottage Holiday Egg Chair
I added some red and white pillows, a cozy throw and fresh garland. The fresh garland looks so festive at the top of the chair. I tied it onto the chair with some green pipe cleaners.
Cottage Boho Porch Swing
Our porch swing is one of my favorite things! We love sitting on our porch when it’s warm, but we also have been sitting out there while it’s been chillier. I added a soft faux fur throw and some cozy pillows. It’s the perfect spot to sit with a cup of warm hot cocoa and enjoy our downtown neighborhood!
Boho Wicker Tree
Isn’t this wicker tree so fun? The Wicker tree is from Ikea and loved the simplicity of the design. I think the wicker goes so well with the woods in our egg chair and porch swing. I added lights to the inside of the tree and it sparkles at night!!
Color Changing Porch Lights
We love our color-changing lights. During the holidays I love to set them to “white and red” and they make our house look like a candy cane cottage!!
Cottage Holiday Entryway Decorating
One of the sweetest parts of our 1891 is the little entry room. It’s small but so cute. Our home has very high ceilings and I love the dimensions of this room. I added a little DIY bench I made and hung my @SincerelyUsShop sign over the bench. I added some colorful pillows to the bench and some woven holiday rugs too! Fresh garland adds the finishing touch!
Cottage Holiday Decorating Ideas
I have a few other rooms I want to share that are decorated for the holidays!
Cottage Holiday Office Decor
I spend most of my days in my office so I wanted to make it festive for Christmas! I decorated my office nook with some fresh greens and a holiday sign.
Decorated Dream Box
I keep my craft supplies in my Create Room DreamBox. It was so fun to add some festivity to the DreamBox. The thing I love about my DreamBox is it looks like fine furniture that fits in with my home. The main part looks like a pretty shelving unit and is so fun to decorate!
I added some bells, ornaments and little trees. It’s so pretty!
1891 Vintage Fireplace Holiday Decor
Last year I redid the original fireplace for under $200. I added peel-and-stick floor tile on the hearth. And on the surround I used black peel and stick tile which camouflaged the fact that the fireplace insert was off-center. I added some simple garlands and white village houses. I love the lights.
Colorful Snowflake Art
DIY Snowflake art adds some BRIGHT art to our family room and ties in with our bright holiday tree. I am going to write up a tutorial on how to make these. They would be fun to leave up all winter.
I also set up our family nativity set, which is so meaningful for the holidays.
Cottage Holiday Dining Room
Plaid is perfect for the holidays. I used my MacKenzie-Childs plaid throws, ornaments, Flower Market serving pieces to add some scottish flare for the holidays.
My favorite item this year is this GORGEOUS MacKenzie-Childs holiday wreath. Look at the details.
This wreath is so magical and charming. I love the way it looks above our dining room table!
We also celebrated my daughter’s birthday last weekend so our holiday dining room has doubled as a festive birthday space which has been fun!
I also added a few touches to this new cabinet we added in our kitchen! I filed the back of the cabinet with cement tile that Mathew our new pantry!
Cottage Holiday Bathroom Touches
I did a little bathroom refresh a couple of weeks on our main floor half bathroom. I painted the walls white and added black board and batten. As a temporary fix I used the same peel-and-stick tile that I used on my mantel hearth and I love the way it turned out! I will share more on that room soon!
Be sure to head over to Jennifer Maune next. You will LOVE Jennifer’s gorgeous home!
And be sure to POP over to all of the holiday homes this week. There are so many simple ways to make your home festive for Christmas!!
Holiday Home Tours
This week I'm joining some of my talented blogging friends for the Christmas Seasonal Simplicity Series home tour week! We're all sharing part of our home decked out for Christmas. Be sure to check out these fabulous Christmas decor ideas by clicking on the links below each image.
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