Embrace Christmas in July With These 7 Festive Cottages

Hallmark Christmas movies are happening.

Christmas in July is a real thing—it’s like this blissful burst of Christmas spirit that provides just enough oomph to push through until the real deal. Some might choose to ignore it altogether, and that’s perfectly understandable. Some, on the other hand, may or may not have spent the past few weeknights watching Hallmark Christmas movies. Whether you could take or leave this mid-year celebration, you’ll find beautiful decorating ideas from the twinkling trees and rustic wreaths in these cheerful holiday homes.

Country Christmas Dream

Christmas lights on farmhouse exterior
Photography by Robert Radifera, Styling by Charlotte Safavi


Subtly Festive Farmhouse

Christmas farmhouse dining room
Photography by Robert Radifera

Though picturesque year-round, the crisp white cottage is especially idyllic when festooned with natural greenery and berries around Christmas. “When trimming the tree and decorating for the season, I like to forage our land, sourcing fresh, natural elements,” says homeowner Anne Marie.

French Style Meets Contemporary Christmas

Christmas tree in French-style contemporary living room
Photography by Mac Jamieson

The Yeagers designed the house around their travels to reflect the places they’d been while abroad. The home’s French Country architecture adds a uniquely European flair that the homeowners marry with modern elements to create a space that feels both fresh and casual.

Chesapeake Bay Christmas Cottage

Chesapeake Bay Christmas Cottage
Photography by Robert Radifera


Monica Lavin’s Holiday Home

Lavin Label Blog - Christmas trees
Photography by Kelli Boyd


Christmas cottage kitchen with skylight
Photography by Marcy Black Simpson, Styling by Yukie McLean

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Christmas dining room with blue accents
Photography by Marcy Black Simpson


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