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6 Ways to Create a Cozy Christmas Atmosphere

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There is nothing like creating a cozy Christmas atmosphere for the holidays! I know I always enjoy snuggling in when the season changes. Christmas should feel especially cozy, so I’ve rounded up 6 easy ways to create the feeling of coziness in your home.

6 Ways to Create a Cozy Christmas Atmosphere

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30 Christmas Home Tours

Before I begin sharing how I create a cozy Christmas atmosphere, I wanted to share my sweet friends that I’m partnering with today! Throughout this week 30 talented bloggers are sharing their Christmas home tours! Marty from A Stroll Thru Life does such a fabulous job organizing this each year.

30 Christmas Home Tours

If you’re joining me from Laura’s home at Inspiration for Moms, thanks for stopping by! After you’re done with my tour, make sure to head next to Shayna’s home at The Wood Grain Cottage to continue the tour.

6 Ways to Create a Cozy Christmas

Christmas is my favorite time of year. I’m not personally a big fan of winter, but Christmas makes up for the cold months. It is a time to settle in and invest in creating a cozy atmosphere for my family.

As I was decorating this year I realized that all I really wanted was to create the feeling of coziness. A few years back the hygge movement began, encouraging people to focus on creating a cozy environment through the different senses.

I think that sight plays a large role in feeling cozy, along with smell and touch. So I set out to tickle the senses this season to design my cozy Christmas atmosphere. Here are the 6 ways I focused on doing this!

1. Cozy Christmas Glow

This year, I am ALL about the glow. Earlier this month, I wrote an article sharing 5 ways to use battery operated twinkle lights because the glow of Christmas just feels so cozy.

Glowing Christmas tree

I used twinkle lights and Christmas lights throughout the house this year. Normally, I only light the tree, but this year it felt like I needed that extra light. In a year like 2020, we all need to be reminded of the Light of the World as we celebrate Christmas.

Cozy Christmas glow

You can see more of my Christmas living room decor in this article where I share how to decorate for Christmas with mid century modern furnishings.

2. Add Layers with Window Hangings

Another way I like to create a hygge Christmas is by adding layers in unexpected places.

Cozy window hangings.

I’ve never put garland across my windows before, but it adds so much coziness to the room. Layering your Christmas decor is a very simple way to make the size of a room feel more compact and cozier. I also included simple hoop wreaths to create visual interest without blocking the view outside.

Next, I did a similar look in the kitchen. Using clear cord, I hung neutral ornaments with alternating wreaths across our windows. I love how simple it is, while adding a touch of cozy!

Christmas kitchen decor

3. Cozy Candles

One of the coziest elements of decor is fire. Whether it is in an actual fireplace or with simply lit candles, that flickering flame immediately sets the tone for a cozy atmosphere.

Cozy Christmas table settings.

You can also get the same feeling from battery operated candles if you prefer! You can see the step by step tutorial for how I created this Christmas tablescape in this article.

4. Simple Groupings of Multiples

Another way to create a cozy Christmas atmosphere is to group multiples. If you have a special collection, this time of year is the perfect opportunity to group them in one spot for a bigger impact.

Bowl of Christmas ornaments

This can be something as elaborate as a collection of Santas to a simple bowl of ornaments, like I’ve done here.

I also enjoy doing a simple bowl of beads layered with winter decor to bring warmth to a space. Wood tones always warm up a room!

Bowl of wood beads.

5. Create a Cozy Christmas Display

I don’t normally do huge elaborate displays in my home. However, this year I added this star display in my entryway and it has quickly become a favorite.

Star display in the entryway

The heavy garland and twinkling stars provide a cozy backdrop to our main living area. Sometimes all you need is one statement maker to enjoy and then the rest of your home can be decorated simply for the seasons.

Cozy Christmas living room

6. Add Nostalgia

My last tip for creating a cozy Christmas atmosphere is to include something nostalgic. This is going to be something that will be personal to you and your family.

Bread boards in a kitchen.

I created this wall of bread boards to add warmth to my mostly white kitchen. Then, I layered my mom’s painting of pie. I love pie. Plus, my mom painted it for me, so it is the perfect nostalgic touch!

You can see more of my kitchen in this article on three ways to decorate your kitchen for Christmas!

And, if you’re looking for an easy DIY project, you can see how I made this hairpin leg bench as well!

Stay Connected

Thanks so much for stopping by the blog today! I hope that these 6 simple tips for unconventional ways to add coziness to your home have been helpful!

Make sure to visit the other bloggers on this tour via the links below.

Monday December 7th

A Stroll Thru LifeWorthington Court Clean and Scentsible StoneGablePink Peppermint DesignDecor To Adore 

Tuesday December 8th

Modern GlamIt All Started With PaintTown and Country LivingHymns and VersesMaking It In The MountainsLife On Cedar Lane 

Wednesday December 9th

Designing VibesInspiration For MomsGrace In My SpaceThe Wood Grain CottageWhispering Pines Homestead Remodelando la Casa

Thursday December 10th

CitrineLivingOur Southern HomeSouthern State Of MindDuke Manor Farm White Arrows HomeThrifty and Chic 

Friday December 11th

11 Magnolia Lane Follow The Yellow Brick Home Delightful OrderSouthern HospitalityCassie Bustamante

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6 Ways to Create a Cozy Christmas Atmosphere


  1. I love your blog and the way you decorate for Christmas. I enjoy seeing you on Instagram and reading the scripture you post.
    I agree with your ways to get a cozy feeling. We live in Florida but we’re from Kentucky so coziness reminds us of home even though it could be 85 degrees outside on Christmas Day.😀

  2. All six ideas are so perfect. I love how you’ve layered the wreaths and garlands in your decor this year, so pretty. The star display in the entry is stunning, make such an inviting statement. Your kitchen is always such a favorite of mine and your shelves are especially pretty for Christmas. Thanks so much for joining the tours again this season, your home is always filled with wonderful tips and decor ideas.

  3. I love the hygge style, as well, although I fail dismally at recreating it in my own home! Yours looks perfect—I especially love your entryway. Thanks for pointing us to Jesus; however would we have made it through this year without Him?!

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