Simple Christmas Decor For a Cozy Home in 2022

This post is all about my Christmas Decor for 2022.

What makes a cozy home this time year? Typically soft lighting via string lights and and a flicker of a flame with stockings near by. While not all of us have a hearth to cozy up next to, we can still create a space that fills our homes with some Christmas cheer.

I for one broke out the Christmas decorations earlier than I typically do this year. Mainly because I wasn’t able to decorate last year and really missed it.

We have a 5ft faux Christmas tree that is actually a pre lit porch tree that my husband and I bought the first year we were married. I call it our apartment tree because it is so small but its kind of perfect for the season that we are in.

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Most of our tree ornaments are gifted, crafted, or thrifted. Actually all of my Christmas decor is. I love shopping the end of season clearance for items that I would like to add to my Christmas stash. I don’t like to go over the top with my decor so this is a great way to use what I have and utilize sales for items that I’d like to have in coming years.

One of my favorite DIY’s this year is this faux mantle. Using command hooks and fishing line really made this project an easy one. I personally love this cedar garland that I found at TJ Maxx a few years ago and mixed it with a Michael’s garland from last season.

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I also strung a strand of twinkle lights throughout. As for the stockings, my husband’s stocking is the same on he had as a kid, mine, and my son’s were a gift from my mother in-law last year. If you want to find similar ones, they are from Land’s End and they are called the Needlepoint Personalized Christmas Stockings. You can add names to them which I think is so cool.

You can also select from their fun seasonal designs. I chose the cardinals because they remind me of my grandma. She and her best friend (who is also my great aunt!) always gifted each other cardinals around the holidays which I just love. My grandma passed away when I was young so it feels like she is with me when ever I see a cardinal.

Looking for ways to DIY your Christmas decor? Check out how I used decor from the past in a few new fun ways! Speaking of decor from seasons past, I painted these ceramic trees to a more neutral tone and added them to my bookcase.

Christmas decor

A few other Christmas decor items, I incorporated on the book shelf, are a modern wreath made out of an embroidery hoop and faux greenery that I thrifted.

Christmas decor bookshelf

A countdown to Christmas that was 75% off from target last year and my DIY Aged Pottery filled with a variety of faux greenery. I also added a few candlesticks that I thrifted for my wedding that I love to bring out in my Christmas and winter decor.

I really enjoy adding greenery throughout my house especially during this season. Adding in pops of red and green make our living room feel cozy.

And that is the extent of my Christmas Decor for 2022. I love a more simple, natural look and honestly don’t have the budget for a huge Christmas scene. You don’t have to have the tallest tree or the nicest ornaments to make your home feel cozy this season.

I want to prioritize making memories each year by creating something that can be pulled out time and time again. Thats why we love the crafty school aged ornaments, they last the test of time and allow us to pause and reflect on the years gone by as well as look forward to what is to come with the people we love.

Our time is precious and so is this season and I want to encourage you to make the memories even when it’s hard. Even if this year didn’t go your way. There is joy to be found even amongst the hard days.

Merry Christmas friends!

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