Welcome to my favorite Coastal Christmas room in our home!
We call this the Keeping Room. It is a small room with a gorgeous brick fireplace right off the kitchen. There are no electronic devices in this room, and that may be my favorite part. You can come into this room alone with a book and lose yourself for a while. It is also the perfect place to enjoy a cup of coffee and conversation with a friend or two.
Coastal Christmas Mantle and Keeping Room
I kept the overall decor neutral in this room to highlight all the seashells and starfish.
We had the wing chairs recovered over 25 years ago. I liked blues and grays back then, and still do! The walls in this room are painted Sherwin Williams Essential Gray. I plan to get neutral slipcovers for the wing chairs in the summer, but I like the soft color they bring to the room for the colder months.
Throw Pillow Covers
To keep the cost down on throw pillows, I use the same pillow inserts year ’round but change the pillow covers seasonally. If you order them several weeks in advance, you can get some amazing deals on pillow covers on Amazon. I ordered this Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas pillow cover in October. It took about 6 weeks to arrive, but it was under $3, so it was worth the wait!
Coastal Christmas Mantle
The Coastal Christmas Mantle is my favorite!
On the left side a silver Christmas tree adds a little sparkle. It’s accompanied by two gray, distressed candlesticks from Decor Steals.
The third candlestick from that set is on the right side of the mantle with 2 Seashell Christmas trees. I’ll be posting directions on how to make these!
In the center of the mantle is a print to remind us of the true reason we celebrate Christmas. You can print one HERE. The white picture frame and mercury glass votives were a few more bargains I picked up at Walmart.
In our previous home this large lighted wreath was an outside decoration. This year I dressed it up with a starfish garland and brought it inside.
Below the mantle there are more lights, more starfish garland, our neutral stockings from Pottery Barn, and some beaded seashell garland.
There are also two hurricane vases filled with salt and seashells. The Christmas lights look so pretty reflected in them!
Seashell Christmas Tree
To the left of the fireplace is a 7.5 feet tall pencil tree.
It wasn’t quite tall enough, so I elevated it by placing it on a small bench. The tree skirt covers it nicely.
This tree is decorated with burlap ribbon garland and seashell ornaments.
Antique Buffet Vignette
The last decorated space in the Keeping Room is the antique buffet that sits against this large wall opposite the french doors.
More seashells in glass to reflect the Christmas lights!
I love this nativity scene! It is a handmade item I purchased on Etsy made with driftwood and seashells.
Above the buffet is a black mirror with a small boxwood wreath (from Decor Steals) to dress it up for the holidays. I found these classic Christmas hymns on Flickr by raidensgrammy21. I resized them to fit in 8×10 black frames. Here are links to print them.
Altogether they create a pretty Coastal Christmas vignette.
It only gets prettier at night!
Thank you for visiting our Coastal Christmas home!
If you haven’t seen the other rooms, you’ll find more Coastal Christmas decor by following the links below.
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