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Saturday, December 17, 2016

Living Large In Small Spaces - 30 Rooms Filled with the Spirit of Christmas

We woke up this morning to a startling temperature of -17. However, it's warm and cozy in our little cottage and I'm all geared up to share with you 30 of my favorite small spaces decorated for Christmas. 

The home seems to radiate warmth in every space, no matter the chilly snow drfits outside. In the living room and throughout the house, the homeowners worked with designer Deborah Farrand to restore the home responsibly, using salvageable architectural ma


Welcome to the eighty-fifth post in the series
"Living Large in Small Spaces".



Truthfully, whether this is a small space or not, I'm including it because I have a crush on the chair.  The rest of the decor is stunning, too, but that chair (sigh).
Dreamy Christmas Living Room Decor Ideas



I'm partial to weathered natural wood with white. Throw in a plaid (just a tad faded) throw, and you've got me hooked.



No doubt about the season in this traditional red and white room. The tree is loaded with ornaments. Sometimes more is just. . .more
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Too much? Okay, then how about this minimalist look?
Space Saving Christmas Trees For Small Spaces
Source: DigDigs.com


You knew you'd find a traditional English cottage in my collection, right?
Living room
Source:Ideal Home, UK






Calm, serene, and altogether lovely. Very nappable. (Is nappable a word? No? Okay, it is now.)




How can you go wrong with a charming room that starts with curved ceilings and shuttered window and door? The Christmas tree is decorated with little birdhouses. 
Modern Christmas Decorations for Inspiring Winter Holidays (14)



So cheery. I love the scripture verse on the wall.
Modern Christmas Decorations for Inspiring Winter Holidays (29)



Very cozy. Nice symmetry in this dining room.
Stunning Christmas Dining Room Decor Ideas



A yellow and red Christmas? Why not? The black grounds it nicely.
Cozy Christmas Kitchen Decor Ideas



Evergreen and ornaments hanging from rustic beams. I'll take it. (The table runner, too.)
Stunning Christmas Dining Room Decor Ideas



Oh, yes, here's another dining room with evergreen and ornaments hanging from a beamed ceiling. Remember last week I mentioned I'd like to start a star collection? Here are two I'd add.
Cozy Christmas Kitchen Decor Ideas



So romantic. Many years ago I owned a trestle table. I love this one painted white and paired with chairs and a bench.
Cozy Christmas Kitchen Decor Ideas



For all my banner-loving friends, this one's for you.
Cozy Christmas Kitchen Decor Ideas



French-inspired table setting. Cute chair covers. 
Cozy Christmas Kitchen Decor Ideas



I'm pretty sure I've shared this kitchen before. It's definitely a favorite of mine. Imagine descending the stairs in the morning. (By the way, this kitchen belongs to the beach cottage in the first photo.)
The adorably cozy kitchen, with its simple white cabinetry and walls (and tiny stove and hood!), is home to cookie-making in the winter and lobster boils in the summer. A simple garland studded with local shells adorns with banister, which is fashioned fr



Vintage cuteness. I seriously doubt my husband would understand hanging aprons on the window, though. 

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Who says there's no room for a Christmas tree in a small home? Maybe next year I'll try this charming look. I own lots of flower pots and have plenty of white paint.

Cozy Christmas Kitchen Decor Ideas




So much character in this room. Notice the shabby chic frame with the hanging ornaments?
M&S Christmas 2014



Very sweet. This speaks to my love of fabric and patterns.

Cute how to decorate small room with queen bed And also inspiration bedroom women cozy bedroom decorating ideas with queen




Okay, this is a bedroom where I'd like to spend the season. Rustic - check. Pretty - check. Comfy/cozy - check. Bring in the hot chocolate and a boatload of magazines. I'm ready to snuggle down and wait for spring.
Sophisticated glamour meets cozy-cabin charm in the delightful Aspen Cove collection. Which piece is on your wish list for Christmas décor?:




Seriously, why is this cat not entangled in those lights?
Space Saving Christmas Trees For Small Spaces
Source: DigsDigs.com



This child's room is so sweet. I love everything about it and could absolutely see this as a guest room with a bigger bed. Even the owl pillow -- which I personally believe is the best owl pillow I've ever seen. Maybe it's the pale blue that I like so much.
Cool And Fun Christmas Decor Ideas For Kids Rooms



Here's another kids' room I like. 
Cool And Fun Christmas Decor Ideas For Kids Rooms



This one was found in the "kids" category, but would make such a charming guest room.

Cool And Fun Christmas Decor Ideas For Kids Rooms



A kids' treehouse all decked out for Christmas. Adorable.





Glamping anyone? This vintage Christmas camper is dressed to the nines. Click on the Source link to see the rest of it, AFTER you finish this post, of course. :)



Too cold to go glamping? How about creating a cozy indoor glamping spot like this one?
What’s Santa Glamping, you ask? It’s glamour, meets camping, meets Santa’s big night. Pitch a cozy comforter, toss in some Christmas pillows, string some lights and grab some goodies to eat. Fill it with some mischievous kids waiting to catch Santa in the



Or maybe just bundle up and enjoy your favorite hot beverage in front of an outdoor fireplace like this. Oh, those chairs!
montana christmas home snowy outdoor fireplace
Source: Elle Decor


Hey, for more Christmas decorating inspiration check out my "Christmas" board on Pinterest here.

Thanks for joining me today. May your days be merry and bright.


Join me next Saturday for another post in the special series


Living Large in Small Spaces

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33 comments:

  1. I found something to love in every single one of those pictures. I am remembering so many Christmases we spent together....special memories of our favorite friends. Love you, friend, Merry Christmas! Ellen

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    1. Remember the times we made homemade tamales together for Christmas Eve (it was Christmas Eve and not New Year's Eve right? I think you always made clam chowder on New Year's Eve.) Oh my goodness, those were the days. We had so much fun together, didn't we? Miss you, sweet friend. Hugs.

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    2. Yep, tamales for Christmas (that was too much work, so we switched to Enchiladas as we gained more kids. We still do Enchiladas every Christmas Eve!) We still do clam chowder for New Year's Eve, too. Some traditions are hard to give up! Miss you, too!

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  2. I think my very favorite was the minimalist Christmas tree.
    And hey, what on earth is that huge white dangling thing in the photo of the bedroom with the shabby chic frame and hanging ornaments?

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    1. I'm going to go out on a limb and say it's an exposed structural element. Can't swear to it, though.

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  3. Looking at all these rooms was like a mini vacation! Restful and inspirational. Well done!

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  4. hi drae friend!!! que linda sellecion de habotaciones todas bellamente decoradas para esta navidad . espero que tengas un bendecido domingo
    cariños

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    1. Hola Angélica! Así que me alegro de que disfrutaron. Feliz Navidad!

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  5. All wonderful choices with each speaking to my heart in different ways. Thank you for the Christmas beauty.
    xo,
    Vera

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  6. Wonderful post, Nancy! What fun to see so much Christmas inspiration. I am of the mind that more is more when decorating the tree. The more ornaments dripping from it, the better :) Have a great week and a happy holiday!

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    1. Julie, I think it takes a special talent to pull off "more is more", and you are blessed with that gift.

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  7. Dear Nancy

    It is snowing here. It is very cold. We are enjoying our evening cup of coffee with homemade brownies just out of the oven. We are warm and cosy inside. This was the perfect time to quietly sit down and see the different ways of sprucing up for the Christmas Season. I love the simple sprucing up the best. Each one had certain things that I loved. As I scrolled down the page, I love the ones with red. I must say that if I chose my very favorite, it would be the sweet little kitchen with the with red and white gingham walls, the cute cupboards with the red glassware, the little old fashioned refrigerator and the window over the kitchen sink. I think that the little aprons made into curtains are cute, but I am sure that my hubby would think that to be rather strange as well.

    Thank you for sharing.

    Wishing you both a very Merry Christmas.

    Hugs ♥ Teri

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  8. Ahhhhh Nancy just swooning over all of these pictures. There is something in each one that grabs my heart. Beautiful. Have a great rest of this wonderful weekend.
    Hugs,
    Kris

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  9. Your entertaining little description with each picture was so fun to read, I love how you pick out the most amazing details of each one. I couldn't pick a favorite, except maybe the kitchen with the stairs, I love that too. And that cat with all those lights, lol! No, that would not be happening in the real world, not mine anyhow! LOL... enjoyed this post so much Nancy, love your pictures of inspiration :) Merry Christmas to you!

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  10. Oh my, oh my, oh my . . .
    I could spend hours!
    The knit, woven rug in the picture with your favorite chair . . .
    HAD ME . . .
    Loved this collection . . . now I go back for more "looks!"
    Merry Christmas Nancy . . .

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  11. you've done it again ...
    created a blog post of everything i'd choose
    and more. swOoning over every picture. golly.

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  12. I love all these rooms! The vintage kitchen has stole my heart though :)

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  13. I love every.single.one!!! Oh, to be brave enough to try some of the Christmas décor in these pictures and deviate just a little from the same old every year. I guess we call it tradition!

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  14. Nancy, this was so much fun. So many beautiful ways to express Christmas . . . I enjoyed every single photo. Thanks :)

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  15. All the pictures very beautiful.. I love the kid's treehouse most, I wish I could have gotten back my childhood.. :)

    Please visit: http://from-a-girls-mind.blogspot.com

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  16. Like Krisha, I love the kids' treehouse, and would move in a minute! Nancy, I am LOL at your comment about the cat not being entangled in lights. Have a 5-month-old kitten that can't leave anything alone!

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    1. I know. Cats like to play with lights, for heaven sakes. I'll bet anything as soon as the photographer put down the camera that kitty pounced on those lights. You just know he/she did!

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  17. Very cozy Christmas rooms Nancy. I was amazed at all the total white decor. I lean more towards traditional Christmas colors when I decorate. Although one year I did a small tree with beach decor and blue and white with silver accents. Maybe next year I will decorate my new home. Have a blessed week.

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  18. Love all the beautiful Christmas rooms and love them all - so much inspiration.
    Many thanks for your kind visit and for looking at my daughters video.
    Enjoy the week
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  19. Ah...swoon, sigh, gasp, WANT! I have picked up a few tricks along the way this winter from ideas as such: fur throws and pillows, the Scandinavian wreath chandelier (I need to finish making it) and natural elements around the house. What a difference it makes to give an authentic, woodland feel! Oh Nancy, your choices are marvelous and yes, you must always include an English cottage! I am so glad you are back! KEEP WARM!

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  20. What lovely rooms, sweetly decorated.

    Thanks for sharing.

    Happy Christmas week and day ~ FlowerLady

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  21. thank you for enriching the eyes with such wonderful ideas of Christmas decorations
    have a wonderful Christmas ahead dear!

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  22. Oh WOW, such beautiful spaces Nancy. I think nappable is a very good word, I adore the chandelier in that room. The curved ceiling room reminds me of a hobbit home :-) The green and red berries and baubles hanging from the rustic beam is gorgeous, and I too would love to curl up for the whole winter in that exquisite bedroom.

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  23. Merry Christmas Nancy,
    I like how the aprons are displayed. That is a fun idea. My husband's aunt gave us Jeremy's grandma's aprons. I am trying to think of a way to display them, I like that idea.
    Carla

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  24. These are wonderful! I could move right into any of these rooms. Yes, napable is a word. I think!
    ~Adrienne~

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  25. Oh my! Thank you for taking the time to unearth all these photos of such charming places to share with us! Each one is special in a different way, but all are filled with charm. I need to go back and look again...


    Merry Christmas!

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  26. Many great inspiration pictures! My favourite is the first one, simple and cosy.

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  27. Love them all Nancy....thanks for sharing! Haven't been blogging for awhile. Hope all is well with you. God bless!

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