When it comes to almost anything, simple is best and Christmas decor is no exception! Here are my favourite simple Christmas decor ideas that use things you probably already have around the house!
I really did kind of go all-out on our blue and white living room Christmas tree this year, which I shared in my last post, and I definitely love it. The layered effect of all of the different elements come together to create something that feels really special and magical to me. The truth is though, that my favourite little decor moments are the simplest ones. They’re the ones in my own home that make me the happiest and they’re the ones that most immediately catch my eye as I’m scrolling through Instagram. I thought it would be fun today to dedicate today’s blog post to simple ideas like that. I hope you find one or two that you want to copy immediately in your own home, and if I did this right, you should be able to because these are all items that a lot of us have in our homes already! 🙂
A Bow on a Plant
I tied a cute bow onto my faux olive plant as well as around the pot of my preserved boxwood topiary on my bookshelf. These are things I keep out year-round, but now they’re festive and Christmassy. That beautiful deep navy ribbon actually came from the dollar store a couple of year ago.
A Basic Vase Filled With Pinecones
These are just pinecones from our yard. If you have a clear glass vase that’s a little on the modern side, it creates a really neat effect, but a more traditionally shaped vase will work too. I tied another bow here for good measure.
Wrapped Boxes With Ribbon
Another idea, another opportunity for a bow! These are just empty boxes, I believe from cereal and granola bars, wrapped with Kraft paper and tied with ribbon to match my decor.
Torn Fabric Ribbon
But what if you don’t have any ribbon that will work with your decor? A few strips of torn fabric from your fabric stash make a great impromptu ribbon as well!
Pitcher with Greenery
To me, there’s nothing that says “classic farmhouse Christmas” more than a simple pitcher used as a vase for some fresh greenery. Of course a simple little bow tied on the handle helps to make it feel festive!
Christmas Ornaments in an Apothecary Jar
So easy, so sparkly!
Ribbon Napkin Ring
This is a super easy way to bring a bit of Christmas color to your table setting. No need to commit to buying a whole set of new napkin rings! Just use ribbon!
Greenery in a Galvanized Pail
Such a simple but effective rustic porch decoration. This is extra easy if you happen to have some evergreens growing in your yard that you can clip from!
A Bow and Bells on a Doorknob
I’m noticing a theme here: My ideas seem to be very bow-centric this year, but I’m definitely enjoying it thoroughly. A few brass bells or jingle bells topped with a bow are so classic and charming.
A Nature Inspired Porch Tree
Pinecones and dried hydrangeas from the yard were the main focal points of this porch tree we put together. We added a few faux berries for color, as well as some different types of fresh greenery.
Do you have any super simple Christmas touches like these that you add to your home? Which one is your favourite?
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Courtenay Hartford is the author of creeklinehouse.com, a blog based on her adventures renovating a 120-year-old farmhouse in rural Ontario, Canada. On her blog, Courtenay shares interior design tips based on her own farmhouse and her work as founder and stylist of the interior photography firm Art & Spaces. She also writes about her farmhouse garden, plant-based recipes, family travel, and homekeeping best practices. Courtenay is the author of the book The Cleaning Ninja and has been featured in numerous magazines including Country Sampler Farmhouse Style, Better Homes and Gardens, Parents Magazine, Real Simple, and Our Homes.