It’s officially the holiday season and whether you’re in the festive spirit or not, it’s time to get out those colourful lights and winter decorations and exchanging gifts with loved ones… in The Sims, at least! To kick off this holly jolly winter season, we’ve built a cozy cottage all decked out for the holidays! This house is perfect for a grandparent who can’t wait to have all the kids and grandkids over for Winterfest dinner! And all the hard work of decorating is already done for you.
So let’s take a tour!
As we take a stroll through the village of Finchwick in Henford-on-Bagley, we come across a warm and inviting cottage beckoning us to step inside. With traditional tudor-style stone and wood panels dressed up in hanging icicle lights, garlands, and wreaths galore, it looks like the perfect place to spend the holidays with loved ones. There’s even reindeer on the roof and a friendly snowman under a light-covered tree to welcome you!
The front foyer is just as festive as the outside. Accent table with holiday tablecloths display nutcrackers, garlands, and a lovely glass snowflake structure. The walls are adorned with garlands and wreaths, even the archways leading to the rest of the house!
As we step into the kitchen, the festive cheer continues. A long dining table seating a large family of six is decorated with garlands and green plaid tablecloth with candles and holly in the centre. Seasonal cards are strung from the kitchen cabinets and little bell garlands decorate the backsplash. A nutcracker watches the festivities from the corner of the countertop.
Of course, the living room is the main place where everyone gathers for gift exchanges and good conversation so we now enter a spacious but comfortable sitting room with a fireplace adorned in garland and bows. Above it, a cheery wreath welcomes everybody around the hearth. A beautiful holiday tree with piles of lovingly wrapped presents beneath it steals your attention right away when you enter. An old-fashioned record player makes it easy to listen to your favourite Winter Holiday tunes while opening gifts and snuggling up by the fire with a mug of hot cocoa; extra marshmallows, please!
If you’re wondering whether the upstairs has been decorated, worry not! Every square metre of this home looks like a scene out of a holiday movie! The bedroom has red plaid bedcovers and garlands adorning the walls with a wreath over the headboard. An extra pile of presents hidden from the nosiest of the grandkids is kept safe in the corner of the room. Even the bathroom has gotten the holiday treatment, with a snowflake-patterned bathmat and pinecones and holly hanging above the mirror.
Yes, this quaint little cottage home is truly the place for a tight-knit family to spend the holidays together. It might be a little crowded but that’s okay; it just means the whole family is even closer together for the festive season. If you’re celebrating with loved ones this year, we hope our holiday cottage will help you experience all that joy in the game. And if you’re struggling this holiday season because you’re missing loved ones you can’t be with, you’re not alone. We hope our holiday build brings you some comfort and puts a smile on your face even if just for a little while.
Happy holidays, everyone!