Welcome to another installment of our new Cozy Living series! In November I shared how to use candles and blankets to make your home warm and fuzzy. Today I’m sharing my cozy corner by the Christmas tree. My cozy blogging friends have ideas for making your home cozy, too. Their links are at the end of this post and I know they all have great inspiration to share with you.
When I was a little girl I’d run home from school, turn on the Christmas tree lights, and just sit there and gaze at the tree. In the evening after dinner, Christmas music played while I’d enjoy my spot by the tree and fireplace.
A nine to ten-foot real flocked live tree graced my childhood living room. The tree stand rotated and played music, slowly spinning the Christmas tree, and I was mesmerized by the magical experience.
Today I still feel the same way about Christmas trees – much like Kevin in Home Alone. Christmas just wouldn’t be Christmas without a twinkling tree.
And so this year I created a cozy corner by the Christmas tree just for me.
A new lantern casts a cozy glow while I sit in this spot and read, or just gaze at the tree and daydream.
A Christmas throw provides warmth on chilly evenings while a holiday wreath pillow adds a little comfort. Small touches make a big difference when creating a comfortable home that you love.
Miniature wood and paper houses line the windowsills near the tree.
Pretty holiday boxes are strewn about waiting to be opened on Christmas morning.
As a child I would beg to sleep in the living room by the tree on Christmas Eve. I never believed in Santa Claus. My mother felt the fantasy of old Kris Kringle robbed the holiday of its true meaning – the birth of Christ. I wasn’t waiting for Santa’s arrival; I just wanted to be near the beauty of our tree.
Do you have a cozy corner by the Christmas tree? A big comfy chair is a great place to unwind and de-stress from the hustle and bustle of the holidays.
Visit this year’s Christmas home tour.
Grab a cup of coffee and then visit my Cozy Living friends below!