Sunday, November 27, 2022

Weekend Inspiration: What's Your Favorite Christmas Style?

Today I'm sharing a post from back in 2016 that is one of my all-time most read. I thought I might "refurbish" the content, but instead just added to it a bit to include "Cottage" style which has emerged this last few years. If it feels a little dated, decor trends have shifted and redefined themselves this last couple of years. You might even find some "new to you" blogs from the last decade. I thought it would be fun just to take a quick look at some of the different "Styles of Christmas".


I believe in letting your home dictate (maybe "nudge") your style. As I've wandered through Pinterest, I thought I'd share some inspiration from a few of the trends we have in decor, now. Farmhouse is such a big trend right now; this style depends heavily on functional furniture, accessories, and usually neutrals with limited amount of color.

Little Farmstead

signs and galvanized tin and industrial pieces.

heavily textured cotton and linen 

open display shelving of everyday items.

white painted furniture and some sparkling chandies

vintage ironstone and pottery

Country Living 

wooden boxes and baskets for storage

scrubbed pine


Most of the Coastal decorating is found in homes close to the Coast, but a few people decorate with this vibe that just love all things "Beach" and appreciate the lighter colors of sand and sea. Seaside colors of pale blues and watery greens predominate in Coastal Decor. 

Sand and Sisal

Another trend in decorating which started with "Shabby Chic" and overlaps into Farmhouse and an aesthetic from the Scandinavian bloggers. Whites, neutrals and vintage pieces again form the base for this style.

French Nordic / Shabby Chic
 / White Farmhouse

Gwen Moss

Vintage Cottage

I guess I would have to say I fall into this next category somewhat. I love an English Cottage feel to my home, and even though I love vintage, French Country, white, and farmhouse elements, (with a little "Shabby" thrown in) I like and appreciate some color and diversity in my decor. I think each room should have some dark and light, different woods (some painted), paint palette, and fabrics.

from Shiplap and Shells. Kim's home is the epitome of Cottage Charm.


 If you're basically traditional you can mix other trends more easily to have a result that's unique and all your own. The use of red and green is a hallmark of the Traditional Christmas Style

For Christmas this is my go-to style.
I love the traditional colors and style that Tartan Plaid lends itself to. 

I like English Cottage, Vintage, and a little Woodsy/ Rustic for a mix.
For me it's a tribute to Ralph Lauren Style.

Plaid Traditional

And another take on Plaid
that's always fun for Christmas.

Woodsy Cabin Plaid

Of course, any style can pull from a different color palette, but I think Pastels really lend themselves to the lighter  feel of a feminine take on French Country, and Shabby.

Vintage Pastel

So what's your favorite style
 or style mix for the Holidays?

I know I've left out so many styles,
but these are my favorites in decorating for Christmas.
I've tried to give credit if a watermark was shown, if not
they all can be found in my Pinterest Boards for Christmas.

Did you catch my last post?

Hope you'll come by the link party on Monday evenings.

joining in here:

The House on Silverado,  Love Your Creativity at Life and Linda
All About Home at Common Ground and Follow the Yellow Brick Home
Inspire Me Monday at My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia 
 Met Monday at Between Naps on the Porch 
  Inspire Me Tuesday at A Stroll Thru Life  Home Imagined at the Antique Journey
Wednesday Link Party at Our Tiny Nest
 Wonderful Wednesday at Eclectic Red Barn
Turnabout Tuesday at My Wee Abode,  Centerpiece Wednesday at Karin's Kottage
Share Your Style at French Ethereal,  Vintage Charm at Our Hopeful Home,  
Thursday Favorite Things at Follow the Yellow Brick Home,  
Grace at Home at Imparting Grace
Farmhouse Friday at  County Road 407  Fabulous Friday at WM Design House 


  1. I am traditional, but live in a cottage, and so the moniker (cottage) sticks for me. I love most all styles, but will not be the one who changes from year to year. Christmas is a time to revisit all those wonderful baubles collected through the years. This was a beautiful post full of eye candy.

    1. I'm the same, I pretty much stick with my tried and true decor style. I like to switch things up a bit year to year but that's about as far as I can go. I was surprised at all the blogs that no longer publish and really love looking back thru them, especially at Christmas. Hope you're off to a good week and having fun decorating for Christmas!!

  2. What a fantastic post! You gathered up so much Christmas goodness to share with us! I'm a bit all over the place but loved the French Country and the warm whites and have always loved Scandanavian styles. Thank you! And a bonus - so many new bloggers I plan to subscribe to!

  3. We tend to have a more traditional look with our Christmas decor but if I lived closer to the beach our whole house would have coastal decor year round. I love all the pale blue and green and beige tones.

  4. Debra,
    What a lovely post. I guess I am more traditional. I love to make new decor each year to add to my stuff.

    Congratulations, you are being featured on Thursday Favorite Things. I hope you stop by.

  5. Thanks for ALL the ideas and inspo for Christmas, Debra! I'll be featuring your post at Tuesday Turn About this week! Pinned!


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