Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Coastal Christmas Cottage Decor

Hi, Everyone!
Here we are, almost halfway through December and I am WAY behind in my holiday decorating. Lots of things happening here at Cairn Cottage and I've just not had time or motivation to get things done. I have several projects that are in progress and I hope to be sharing them soon. Till then, I've been finding all kinds of sweet "Coastal Christmas Cottage" decorating ideas.(Mostly from Pinterest) Thought I would share some of my favorites. 

For us, decorating the outside of the house can be just as fun and challenging as decorating the inside. I love red berries and would like to find a nice wreath like this to hang outside.
Cottage Coastal Store Inc. ~ A Beach Style Christmas :)
The wreath and starfish below also caught my eye, as well as the beachy garland around the door.Sally Lee by the Sea: {Coastal Christmas - Day 14} Beachy Exterior Door         
 Love this display of berries, greenery, and oars.

Love this relaxing spot, with a touch of red.
Candle lanterns with sand, shells, and starfish...I would also add colored Christmas balls.
 Love this coastal themed Christmas wreath!
 A garland of shell/starfish are perfect for Christmas!
 Words are great to display at Christmas...add shells and it's got that beachy feel!
We are thinking about buying a small potted tree this year. It will fit better with our small living area in the cottage.(Plus, we can plant it in the ground, come spring.)
potted mini Christmas tree with coastal ornaments
 Another potted tree. I also love the green hanging wreaths in the windows.

 Love this simple kitchen setting of red and white.  IMG_1395
 Decorating the bedroom can be simple, as well. Hanging a few stockings, displaying a tabletop tree, and adding holiday pillows and comforters are great ways to add Christmas cheer.
 Here is another nicely decorated bedroom.
 Beachy decor displayed on shelves and mantels are a perfect touch. A starfish wreath and shell tree add seasonal touches.

I love signs!! The ones below are cute ways to bring more fun to making beach/coastal decor festive.
Have yourself a sandy little Christmas, beach Christmas sign! 
And my favorite...
Beach Cottage Life | Keep Calm & Have a Coastal Christmas! Make your own poster @ 
What kind of Christmas decor do you like the best?

“Better joy in a cottage than sorrow in a palace” Spanish Proverb
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  1. What beautiful photos Anne. I love the warm feeling they relay. Lovely. thanks for sharing at Thursday Favorite Things Blog Hop.

    1. Thank you for stopping by, Angel, and for co-hosting your blog party! I always enjoy finding so many unique ideas and making new blogger friends!

  2. Those are all wonderful ideas, because I love the simplicity. Well, I love the coastal look the best, but I live in the desert. :)


    1. Actually, I live on a lake, so I'm not near a coast or beach, either. But there's just something about the look....definitely the simplicity is one of those things I love! Thanks for stopping in!

  3. This year I changed my color scheme for my Christmas decorations! For the past 10 years, I've been decorating with burnt orange and burgundy. But, since I truly love a more rustic/cabin like feel, I went more traditional this go around! In our living room, I have a table top tree that is decorated with red and gold ornaments and red plaid ribbon! Then, the garland over the mantle is greenery that I added red berries (from the craft store) and pinecones that I collected! Then, in our family/TV room I have my woodland scene which features three small fake trees decorated with "snow", wooden ornaments and twine bows! (Yes, twine!) Oh, and our stockings are hung with iron holders that say "J-O-Y"! Just looking around at everything makes me smile, even though the decorations are just for us this year.

    I love all the "beachy" decorations you have in this post (and am looking forward to seeing what you do!!). I like the bedroom with decorations, too. The other day, I went "crazy" and ordered a bunch of new bedding. I was so tired of the cold/boring ice-blue spread. Anyway, the new spread comes today and I'm so is red and brown plaid!! It's going to look great for Christmas all year round!

    Blessings, Joan

    1. Wow, Joan, The changes you have made to your Christmas decor sound amazing! I love the red plaid (tartan) look and red berries! And your new bedding sounds so pretty, too. You should post some pics on either your Facebook or Pinterest pages. I hope to be posting mine in the next few days. I have literally hundreds of seashells and can't wait to show you all the neat things I'm doing with them! Thanks for stopping by and sharing!

    2. Hi! Here I am again! I've got some Christmas pics up from a few days ago...but I'll add the new bedspread someplace soon. It was delivered and I re-made the bed and it looks GREAT!! I'm so excited about it. Now all I need is a little country house or log cabin to live in! lol

  4. This is so cozy and charming! I would love to spend one Christmas at the coast! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

  5. Such lovely inspirations! I love the red berry wreaths especially with the star fish....beautiful images! Thanks for sharing with us! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Hugs, Poppy


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