Rich textures and traditional plaids come together to create a nostalgic + cozy family room.
If you caught our holiday home tour this year, you’ll already know that this year we found ourselves looking to create a cozy, more nostalgic feel. Though the decor is still largely neutral, I managed to work in some more traditional Christmas colour with some holiday greens and few touches of traditional plaid.
Our bedroom and porch were more of the same with a mix of greenery, plaid and a few pops of red.
And now, with just one week left until Christmas Eve, I thought I’d share one the coziest rooms in our home – our family room.
This is where I sip my coffee each morning in front of a roaring fire, where we cuddle in to watch Christmas movies (as you may have noticed on Instagram), where Carson practices piano and where we spread out the puzzles and board games.
It’s the space we gather as a family.
And so, it only makes sense that all of our most special Christmas treasures end up right here.
This is the tree with all those nostalgic ornaments – the handmade gifts, the family ornaments passed down (or borrowed) from Christmases passed. The Santa topper from my childhood tree and the tree skirt my Mom made so many years ago.
Every year Carson and I pick out a new tree ornament that represents something special that happened that year. This is what he chose for 2019 – the year Miss Charley joined our family.
Cozy pillows and blankets make this sofa oh so comfy to snuggle into.
Holiday puzzles and games take over our tv cabinet and an old handmade advent calendar from when I was growing up hangs on the sliding door, ready for Carson to put up a new ornament each morning.
Though I absolutely love how cozy our whole home feels through the holiday season, this, above all others, is the room where all of the nostalgia of Christmases past and present live.
Wishing you SUCH a lovely day!
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