A Cozy Christmas Decorating Ideas Tour – Foyer And Family Room

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A cozy Christmas decorating ideas tour of our foyer and family room with updated traditional holiday decor inspiration that you can implement in your own home.

If you think about it, the Christmas decorations that we add to our homes are really a series of moments. No matter your style or whether you are a minimalist, a maximalist or are somewhere in between, your home is filled with the moments that make up Christmas for you and your family.

blue and red plaid wrapped Christmas gift beside tree and fireplacePin

When taken as a whole, all those moments fill our rooms with personality and our overall decorating style and Christmas theme.

Today I’d like to invite you into Worthing Court to see how I’ve woven those special moments throughout my foyer and family room this year in what I’m calling a cozy cottage theme.


Before we get started, I’d like to welcome you to the 2021 Christmas Tour, hosted by Marty at A Stroll Thru Life. Marty has gathered a group of 35 bloggers who are all sharing Christmas inspiration from their homes this entire week!

If you’re coming over from Whispering Pine Homestead, welcome to Worthing Court! Anita’s home is filled with vintage charm. I’m sure you’ll love visiting there as much as I do.

I’ve split the tour into two parts since I’d like to show you around several rooms of my house and I don’t want this post to be too long.

Come on into the foyer, where I’ve done a couple of things differently this year, starting with the garland that I added to our staircase. This is a first for me, but it goes a long way toward adding to the cozy factor in this space.

chair in foyer in front of handrail with Christmas garland with red and blue decorPin

The base of the garland is a simple pre-lit evergreen one that I attached to the rail with black zip ties and then added flocked pine and red berry picks to.

chair in foyer in front of handrail with Christmas garland with red and blue decorPin

I decided to mix in blue with all of my red decor this year, and the beautiful blue, red and green striped silk ribbon is perfect for pulling all of the colors together.

Christmas garland on stair rail with blue, red and green striped ribbonPin

If you’ve been following me for a while, you may remember that I normally have two small benches on the wall on the opposite side of the foyer, that flank the opening into our office. I built them especially to fit this tight little spot. I decided to remove the benches for the Christmas season and replace them with something a little different.

On one side of the office opening, I added a coat rack filled with all sorts of Christmas’y goodies – my red coat, a tartan plaid scarf, a Merry Christmas sign, a wreath and a long basket filled with Christmas greenery and berries. A tall basket filled with more greenery and berries helps to fill the empty space.


On the other side of the opening, I added a pretty, slim flocked tree that I decorated very simply only using blue and white origami stars, red cardinals and a few blue velvet picks in the topper.


My whole idea for placing the tree in this spot, is to help carry your eye from the front door straight through to the family room and to help tie all of the colors together.

I removed the stand from the tree and placed it in a basket to take away the need for a tree skirt, which would have taken up too much floor space in the doorway. The tree is held upright by all of the beach towels that I stuffed down around it. Shhh – don’t tell!


My husband thought I was wrong to place a tree in this corner, but I actually love how it draws you right into the family room.

view through foyer of 2 Christmas treesPin

The tree in the family room is a continuation of the same color scheme that I used in the foyer – blue and white with pops of red.

blue white and red decorations on a flocked Christmas treePin

My biggest worry with this color scheme was that my decor would look like it was meant for July 4th instead of Christmas, but I believe I was able to avoid that by keeping the red to a bit of a minimum.

blue white and red decorations on a flocked Christmas treePin

blue white and red decorations on a flocked Christmas treePin

As you can see, the tree sits right beside the fireplace, so I feel like its decor needs to be tied directly to the tree.

Fireplace decorated for Christmas with a garland and blue, red and white decorations sitting beside Christmas treePin

Fireplace decorated for Christmas with a garland and blue, red and white decorationsPin

The same blue, red and green striped ribbon makes another appearance here, along with a ginormous red ornament and a fun pair of blue and white candlesticks to keep Santa company.

Fireplace decorated for Christmas with a garland and blue, red and white decorationsPin

A favorite place for cuddling up with a good book on a chilly evening is in the recliner right here beside the fireplace. It’s a cozy spot during the day too as the sun streams right through the French doors.

neutral colored recliner in front on windows surrounded with blue and red Christmas decorPin

I almost always give the hubs dibs on the recliner though, because my favorite spot to sit is on the couch, which is located directly across from the fireplace.

upholstered coffee table in front of neutral couch with red and blue pillows and throw blanketsPin

It’s the best spot to view both the fireplace and the television and that’s a win win for me on chilly winter nights!

Christmas tree with red and blue decorations beside white entertainment centerPin

I hope you enjoyed this little tour of my cozy Christmas cottage foyer and family room!

Next up on the tour is Sarah from Grace In My Space. And then you’ll want to be sure to visit all of the other homes on the tour. You’re bound to come away with loads of Christmas ideas!

Monday Dec 6th


A Stroll Thru LifeUp To Date InteriorsOur Southern HomeSouthern Hospitality


This Is Our Bliss Southern State of MindThis Is Our Bliss

Tuesday December 7th


Making it in the MountainsDecor to AdorePink Peppermint DesignThrifty And Chic


Cuckoo4DesignWhite Arrows HomeHymns and Verses

Wednesday December 8th


StoneGableWhispering Pines HomesteadWorthing Court Grace In My Space


DIY BeautifyRemodelando la CasaLeCultivateur

Thursday December 9th


Designing VibesThe Stonybrook House A Pretty LifeCalypso in the Country


Clean and Scentsible 11 Magnolia LaneChalking Up Success

Friday December 10th


Fox Hollow CottageFollow The Yellow Brick HomeCasa Watkins LivingQuarters One


Noting GraceCitrineLivingCounty Road 407

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  1. Julia@Cuckoo4Design says:

    Love the blues and reds. Thanks so much for the beautiful tour and Merry Christmas!

  2. Rebecca Riede says:

    I absolutely love your Christmas decor! You did an amazing job. Thanks for sharing. On a side note, I would like to ask where did you purchase the blue lamp in your foyer? I need two of those! LOL!

    1. Thank you so much! I’m sorry, but I’ve had that lamp for years and don’t remember where it came from. 🙁

  3. As always, stunning. You always create the most amazing trees, and this year is no exception. I love the addition of the coat rack and tree in the foyer, so pretty, and that garland on the stairs is beautiful. Your family room is so beautifully decorated too. I especially love how you decorated the mantel this year. Thanks so much for joining the tour again this season, always such a treat to see your home.

  4. I absolutely adore all of the plaid touched with red. The line of trees is spectacular. Such a joy to be on tour with you!

  5. Your Christmas decor is absolutely stunning! And my first thought wasn’t that it looked like 4th of July, it was the beauty! And I’d love to know about your recliner. I need exactly that one. Thank you for sharing your lovely decor and many holiday blessings to you!

  6. I don’t think I have the words to convey how stunning this is! So beautiful!

  7. Gail Prowant says:

    So beautiful! I love you the colors you used. Could you please share where you got the fabulous colorful striped ribbon? It is gorgeous. Merry Christmas!

  8. You continue to amaze me with your beautiful decor. I think you’ve outdone yourself this year! Love the bright plaids and blues mixed in. I also use those colors in my home and think they are perfect for tweaking year round. Thank you for sharing! That is a lot of work!

  9. I am in love with your tree! I love the ribbon you used and the touches of red and blue throughout! Your entryway is gorgeous too, I wish I could make a swag like that, mine never turns out how I imagine it should so I usually don’t add one at all!

  10. Jacqueline Jones says:

    Oh my goodness gracious, this is absolutely gorgeous. Love the combination of vibrant colors! This home tour made me so happy!

  11. Suzy I loved your tour! The mix of colors and Christmas abundance feels so merry! Thanks for the great idea to use a wooden horse under the tree…I have a rocking horse in my attic! So fun to tour with you today! Merry Christmas!

  12. Suzy,
    I just love all the color you chose this year. The Ribbon is beyond exquisite; it made the staircase with all that garland and I love the garland this year. You have worked so hard for Christmas in your home and I hope your family really notices it this year. It is beyond anything I believe you have done before. All your decorating is beautiful and you are truly a caring and giving person on how you show us projects you do (paining the bedroom) putting vignettes together, I noticed the little Red BIrd at the top of the tree; we have used Red birds on our Christmas tree for all our married life. I was wondered where you purchase the big tree in the family room, the white cache pot on the blue table in the Foyer and on the floor of the family room and the 2 baskets in the foyer. They look like Willow baskets but I remember the 2 bench’s you have year-round; I like the change. There is so much to talk about, I can’t imagine what you have Christmasfied for the kitchen and Dining Room???? I can hardly wait to see it. Oh, by the way, your Home doesn’t look like The Fourth of July!!!!! It’s Christmas in July maybe???? The ribbon with the Blue, Red, Green just brought everything together and you have such a way of decorating little vignettes together. I’ve wrote toooo much but wanted you to know that I Appreciate all that you have created to show us your Home for Christmas and it’s Beauty. Merry Christmas Suzy

    1. Hi Jean. I just wanted to thank you for all of the sweet, sweet comments that you take the time to leave. They mean more than you know. Merry Christmas!

      1. In love with this Xmas Decor. I’m sure you got this question a lot but here I go….were can I find that beautiful blue, red and green striped silk ribbon? Thanks!

  13. So lovely. I agree with many other comments about that red, blue, and green striped ribbon….very unusual but works very well in the scheme (and theme) of things; I really like it. So your hubby thought you shouldn’t put the slender tree there? Sounds like my hubby when it comes to decor….I love him to the moon and back but I smile and tell him all his (decor) taste is in his mouth!! Thanks for sharing, and a blessed Merry Christmas!

  14. Hi Suzy! I love how different the blue looks! You did it very well. It looks so much fun and whimsical. I love that wooden rocking horse. Happy to join the tour this year!
    Merry Christmas!
    Blessings, Lori

  15. Suzy you are such a master tree decorator!!! Every single one I’ve seen is stunning and these were no exception. The blue this year turned out amazing and I love how you carried the colors through starting in the foyer! The little wooden trees that you bought when we shopped here look so cute behind the sofa…I was wondering where I would see them!

  16. Calypso in the Country says:

    Suzy, your Christmas decor is stunning! I love the tree and how you used red and blue. I decorated with those colors as well and I had to laugh when you mentioned you didn’t want it to look like the 4th of July. I thought the exact thing when decorating my home. Well, I can tell you, your home does not look like the 4th of July – it’s festive Christmas all the way! Wishing you a wonderful holiday!

  17. Your home is beautiful! What color is the painted blue/grey chest under the stairway? The color is so pretty..

    1. Thank you! The chest is painted with Sherwin Williams Network Gray.

  18. Wow! Your red and blue Christmas decor is stunning and definitely not patriotic. I love the plaid and chinoiserie patterns together so much. This belongs in magazines!

  19. What a beautiful tour. I love each container with all of the greenery. And I actually think it’s a great idea to stuff beach towels into the basket! I always have a hard time with that. You always have great ideas. Loved it all. Happy to hop with you this week. Hope your season is off to a merry start.

  20. Prettiest Christmas house I’ve ever seen!