Centerpiece with moss in a dough bowl with skinny candles.

Let Nature Sing-13 Ideas for Natural Christmas Decor

Happy almost Christmas! How is your Christmas decorating going? This year, simplicity and serenity are my jam. But who am I kidding? I’m a neutral devotee every December! And when it comes to holiday decor, the fresher, the better. So today, I am sharing 13 ideas for natural Christmas decor.

What do I mean by Natural Decor?

It’s all about embracing the beauty and textures of the natural world to create a cozy, festive atmosphere. Consider adding these organic elements to your Christmas decor:

  • Live Plants
  • Greenery
  • Fruits
  • Fresh Flowers
  • Dried Flowers
  • Moss

Live Trees

I am a fresh-cut tree girl from waaaay back. Sure, hauling a nine-foot beast into the house and wrestling it into a stand might not be everyone’s idea of holiday cheer. But for me, there’s just no substitute for the scent and the vibrant green of a fresh-cut tree.

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Potted Christmas Tree

If you are not into lugging a full-size, fresh-cut tree into your home. I hear you! For a simpler, eco-friendly option, consider a potted Norfolk pine. This tiny evergreen packs a punch in the cozy department, and you can decorate it with delicate baby’s breath (it will dry beautifully throughout the season) and natural wood garland for a simple, neutral vibe.

Small potted Norfolk Pine Tree decorated with baby's breath and a peace sign garland.

Fresh Flowers

Fresh Flowers are beautiful any time of year but can add a festive touch during the holidays. This DIY arrangement (from grocery store flowers) combines beautiful Lisanthus with cranberries.

Vase of flowers and Christmas Greenery with fresh cranberries.

Tulips, roses and simple sprigs of greenery are lovely this time of year and don’t have to be expensive. Forage your yard for greenery and your local grocery store for a bouquet of white tulips or red roses.

Small bronze bud vase with a red rose and sprigs of Christmas greenery.

While we are on the subject of fresh flowers, have you ever thought of adding fresh flowers to your Christmas tree? I decorated a Christmas tree with roses in little glass vases for a dinner a couple of years ago—still one of my all-time favorites.

Close up of fresh flowers on a Christmas tree.


Besides a fresh garland, you can add a touch of greenery to most any place to “festive up” your home.

Even the smallest sprig of greenery can add a holiday touch.

Shelves styled for the Holidays with natural touches.
Table setting with natural elements.

Plants are perfect to use for Natural Christmas Decor.

Succulent Tree

This easy DIY Succulent tree is perfect for the holidays.

DIY Succulent Christmas Trees decorated with fairy lights.

Topiary Trees

Have you seen these adorable topiary trees? I am obsessed! I use them all over the house. I’ve found them in several varieties. Below are rosemary, lavender, and a spruce. They can be found in grocery stores (I found these at Trader Joe’s), local nurseries, and even on Amazon. They add a beautiful touch of nature and smell yummy, too!

Small topiary Christmas tree in a white basket.

You can make a quick DIY centerpiece by grouping varieties of topiaries in a basket.

Woven basket filled with three mini topiary trees, moss and christmas ornaments.

Fresh Fruit

Fresh fruit is a beautiful way to add a touch of color and texture to your Christmas decor. I love a simple glass bowl of oranges (add some cloves for an amazing scent) or a bowl of pomegranates with some holiday greens for a pop of red.

Bowl of pomegranates with christmas greens and candles.

Natural Christmas Ornaments

Decorating your Christmas tree with a natural touch can be a great way to bring nature in. I DIY’D ornaments with dried flowers, moss, grapevine, and star of anise this year for a pretty, rustic vibe.


Moss is my secret to making all things better. It dresses things up just a bit. Cover your plant dirt with moss. You can see how much I love it; I used it in several of the projects here. An easy and quick candle centerpiece can be made with moss, a dough bowl, and some skinny candles.

13 ideas for Natural Christmas. Moss in a dough bowl with moss and skinny candles on a brown oval dining table.

Remember, when it comes to natural decor, let your creativity bloom! Mix and match textures, colors, and scents to create a space that reflects your unique style.

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I hope you enjoyed these 13 ideas for natural Christmas decor, and I wish you and your families the happiest of holidays!

Until next time,


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  1. Botanic Bleu says:

    I am a fresh evergreen for Christmas decorations kind of girl and love your mossy wood bowl with the skinny candles!


  2. Julie says:

    Such stunning ideas, I especially love those little succulent trees and the mossy centerpiece. Lovely ideas to pin ready for next year! Thank you for sharing them with us at Handmade Monday 🙂

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