Cozy Candlelight Christmas Home Tour

There’s nothing like an evening by the fire at Christmas-time. This tour is different than most in that all the photos were taken at night, revealing the magic of a cozy candlelight Christmas at home.

Today’s tour is a special one, and different than anything else I do all year. Today I’m joining some friends for the Christmas Nights Tour hosted by Rachel of Maison de Pax

The glow of Christmas lights, a roaring fire, candlelight…. they all convey a feeling of warmth and coziness. And for me, they are some of my most favorite things about this magical season.

So grab a cup of tea or a glass of wine and take in the magic of the season. I’ve lit the fire and all the candles, and want to welcome you into our home. If you’ve come here from French Country Cottage or one of the other homes on the tour, I’m glad you’re here! Welcome…


front door porch Christmas holiday decor lit garland wreaths and lanterns

The porch is definitely a favorite place to decorate. And this year, with fewer friends and neighbors coming inside, it seems more important than ever for spreading holiday cheer! Outside I use natural greens, with two wreaths and garland around the door.

Lanterns bring warmth and add a festive touch, too.


gorgeous French farmhouse living room cozy candlelight Christmas tour

If you’re not a regular reader, this year’s decor is definitely simpler and more pared down than in year’s past. I’ve used neutrals and lots of greenery for a slightly European take on the holiday.


cozy candlelight Christmas by the fire garland and tree twinkle lights

little tree with twinkle lights by the fire garland French country decor

This little tree is one of my few new purchases this year and I just love it! I bought two and have one in here, and one in the family room hung with dried oranges. You can see that tour here.


gorgeous tree and garland Christmas holiday decor lights at night

I’ve spent many evenings by our fire sitting by the tree either reading or working, something I almost never do the rest of the year! 


garland with twinkle lights holiday decorating ideas

The garland is a mix of 3 different types for texture and variation, as well as pinecones, white berries and dried oranges added. You can see a video with details on how I put it together here.


holiday decorating ideas gorgeous French farmhouse vignette with urn and trees under glass cloche

On the coffee table I have three little bottle brush trees under a glass cloche for a pretty vignette. Tonight I added the fairy lights for more sparkle and I’m loving it! I think I should do this every year!


cozy candlelight Christmas tree with white lights French chair side table

cozy candlelight Christmas tour bottle brush tree on table behind twinkle lights on tree

gorgeous French antique urn with greenery twinkle lights Christmas decor

One way to add more of that sparkle is to add twinkle or fairy lights all over. They are relatively inexpensive and can be added to little trees, garland, or to a simple bowl of ornaments.


Gorgeous Christmas tree with white and neutral ornaments twinkle lights star French country living room

To see our living room Christmas decor in the daylight, take a peek at my Neutral French Christmas Living Room tour.


outdoor Christmas decor lit wreath and garland in window

Thanks so much for stopping by! And if you’re a subscriber, a very special thank you! 

You’ve made the season extra special with all of your support, comments, questions and emails. My hope is that my holiday decor serves as a source of inspiration for your own decorating. And I hope this view of my cozy candlelight Christmas tour has inspired just a little of this magical season for you.

 I wish you all the very happiest of holidays. This strange year has brought uncertainty, pain, and sadness to many. But I truly hope you can salvage some joy during this special season.

I’ll be back on December 29th with a special post reviewing the home projects I’ve done this year, as well as the ones I hope to accomplish in 2021. Hope to see you then!

Merry Christmas!


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Cozy Candlelight Christmas Tour Graphic Maison de Cinq



I hope you’ll visit the next stop on the tour, The Wood Grain Cottage, and then onto some of the other homes participating!

So many beautiful homes decorated with Christmas lights!

Maison de Pax | Inspired by Charm | French Country Cottage | Shabbyfufu


Magical Christmas home tours at night!

Maison de Cinq | Thistlewood Farms | Finding Silver Pennies | Happy Happy Nester


Christmas home tours with nighttime twinkle lights!

Nina Hendrick | The Wood Grain Cottage | Julie Blanner | Bless’er House


Christmas Nights Tour: holiday home tours all lit up at night!

Two Twenty One | Ella Claire & Co. | At Home with The Barkers | hosted by Maison de Pax


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  1. Michele M. says:

    Absolutely stunning. You have created a beautiful Christmas home.

    Best wishes for a very Merry Christmas and peaceful, hopeful and healthy New Year.

    1. Thank you so much Michele! Merry Christmas to you as well!


  2. I love all your gorgeous holiday decorating! Your porch is stunning, and your tree in our living room is absolutely perfect! What a wonderful night tour.

    1. Thanks so much Janine! Loved yours too! 😉


  3. Sheila, your home looks so very beautiful at night. Love all your soft touches. It’s so cozy. Wishing you a wonderful Christmas xx

    1. Thank you Danielle! Merry Christmas to you too!


  4. Love it all! Thank you for making all my mornings a bit brighter this crazy year. Hope someone gets to use that mistletoe hidden above that entry way you have. Too cute!
    Cheers to a better 2021.

    1. Aww what a lovely comment – thank you so much Lori!

      Happy holidays to you!

  5. Home is perfect. Love all the decoration and the way you display everything. Have a great holiday and also have a great New Year .Waiting to see more of everything you do.

    1. What a wonderful comment – thanks so much Linda! Happy Holidays to you and I’m so glad you’re here!


  6. Sue Mellette says:

    Hi, Sheila! You have a lovely home. I love seeing all the beautiful details that you use in your posts. Thanks so much for sharing!

  7. I’m just redoing my house from a Tuscan look to French farmhouse. You have been so helpful and an inspiration to me. Thank you.

    1. Aww that is the loveliest thing to say! Thank you so much Jackie! Happy Holidays!


  8. It is unfortunate that when trying to view some of these tours, their ads to sign up for their blog completely obliterates the entire post. I even tried several times to finish viewing the Wood Grain Cottage to no avail, unless I signed up as a subscriber to her blog. Is this how this is supposed to work? Not very inviting.

    1. Oh gosh I’m sorry to hear that Margo. Normally you can X out of those pop ups.

      Hope you enjoyed the tour!


  9. So many beautiful details, Sheila! I especially love your front porch – so charming. Merry Christmas, my friend!! xx

    1. Thank you so much Rachel! I always love this tour and am so happy to be joining you again!

      Thanks for organizing and including me. 😉

      Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!