The leaves are off the trees and we’re just about ready to get fully into the Christmas spirit around here. I thought it might be fun to share a little peek at what this year’s Christmas decor plan looks like so far.
Flocked Christmas tree | White tree ornaments | Vintage style brass bells | Black ribbon for tree | Matte black tree collar | Kraft paper roll | White berry picks | Black lanterns | Faux noble fir garland
I thought it might be fun to share a little about my plans for our Christmas decor around the house this year and what I’ve been collecting over the last few months to help bring Christmas to life around here. I have to start out by saying that I’m actually really excited about this year’s Christmas decor although I didn’t have the easiest time finding certain items that really inspire me this year. And when I look at everything assembled in that little collage I created at the top of today’s post it all looks kind of… basic. And it is, but I think that’s a good thing. What I ended up deciding to do this year is build off of last year’s Christmas decor, which I really loved, and focus on adding classic, foundational pieces that will be in my collection for years to come and will work with any colour scheme I decide on year to year. So here’s this year’s Christmas decor plan in neutral colors. 🙂
Neutral Christmas Decor Foundational Pieces
Here’s a quick look at what our black and white Christmas decor looked like last year.
There are a few things that I’ve had for years that I’m excited to reuse, which I think is important when it comes to decorating for Christmas. It’s just so nice to bring out those favorite items again that everyone remembers from years past. I have this set of grapevine cone trees that I got about seven years ago that I’ve used all over the place, inside and out that never fail to make a statement even though they require absolutely no effort at all. Here’s similar set if you’re looking to add some grapevine trees to your collection. I’m also really excited about the super affordable amazon knit stockings that I ordered this summer. The cream coloured cable knit looks great on its own, but I can add a little ribbon to tie them into whatever color scheme I want to use in future years. These brass stocking hooks also hold stockings so beautifully and elegantly without being too distracting. I used these brass bells as the foundation for my front door swag last year and I think I’ll definitely be doing that again this year because it worked so well.
Flocked Christmas tree | We always get a real Christmas tree that goes in the kitchen, but we also got a flocked tree a few years ago and it’s just so fun to decorate. Everything looks so good on that snowy backdrop.
White tree ornaments | I always use a base of white, cream, and mercury glass ornaments for my tree so I’m adding some more to my collection this year.
Vintage style brass bells | These little bells are just so handy to have. Tie them to presents, to garlands, or to your tree as ornaments.
Black ribbon for tree | I used a little bit of black ribbon last year and I just loved how it looked. This year, I couldn’t really find a ribbon that I loved, so I decided to go back to black again.
Matte black tree collar | I have a rattan tree collar from a few years ago that I still love, but unfortunately the cat loves it too and it’s quite thoroughly shredded now. This simple black tree collar will be striking and durable. 🙂
Kraft paper roll | Is there anything more classic than brown paper packages tied up with string (or, in this case, ribbon)? I love using wrapped boxes, either empty or with gifts in them, here and there throughout your decor as well as under the tree.
White berry picks | I use these every year no matter what color scheme I use! A little bit of white is a good idea in any design to keep things feeling fresh. Sometimes I pair them with red berries, sometimes blue, and sometimes I just use them all on their own like I’m going to do this year.
Black lanterns | I promised myself last Christmas that this year I would buy myself some lanterns for the front porch that I could use year after year. I just love the classic, old fashioned look of these and they can used in so many different ways, either inside or outside.
Faux greenery garland | Honestly, when it comes to faux greenery for Christmas, I think it’s best to go with something of decent quality and to stick with something in a basic evergreen like pine or fir, rather than going trendy and getting something with faux eucalyptus or berries mixed in. You can add the extra elements as you see fit by either using real or faux picks and then your garland will be useful for years to come and won’t start to feel outdated next Christmas.
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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.