Simple and Neutral Christmas Home Tour

Simple and Neutral Decor

First, let’s talk about what neutral holiday decor is. For me, it’s various tones of whites mixed with natural elements like woods and greenery with metallics mixed in for texture.

This season, I am keeping my decor simple and neutral. I am all about bringing in nature and practicing intention in my home. I remind myself that less can be more. So far, it feels soothing and perfect at this point in our life. As Empty Nesters, we’ll celebrate this Christmas at our Lake Home with company coming in and out for over two weeks. The less fuss, the better. So welcome, let’s start with the Primary Bedroom.

Primary Bedroom

Do you decorate your bedroom for the holidays? I started a few years ago, and I must to say I love it. It feels cozy and romantic. I prefer to keep it simple with a soft color palette and lots of textures. I used a fluffy throw for the tree skirt and placed a basket with pillows off to the side for even more texture. The neon peace sign is especially pretty at night.

A simple Christmas Tree adorned simply with neutrals colors and a neon peace sign.

I use white bedding year-round, and it makes it easy to add holiday touches.

Primary bedroom decorated for Christmas in neutrals.
Basket full of Holiday Pillows in neutrals.

I love to add touches of greens and fresh flowers throughout the house. They smell wonderful and add a festive touch. I often make arrangements from grocery store flowers and place them around the house. Here is one of my favorites.

Sprig of Christmas greens in brown bottle on dresser.

Neutral Living Space

Moving into the main living space and our main tree. Which is always a live tree. My husband made the wooden tree box the first year we were married, and I can’t imagine our tree without it.

Live Christmas Tree featuring simple and neutral decorations and Holiday wall art that says "Joyful"

Even as I have scaled back a bit, I have to keep up with our traditions. This Angel has been on our tree for years after I dropped the 80’s Angel that lit up under her skirt that we also had for years. My girls saw this one day and said, “Mama, she looks like you.” I was never sure if it was the hair (??) or what it was, but as weird as she is….we love her. Another tradition is making our own ornaments. This is one of my favorite crafts for the holidays.

Metallic Angel Christmas Tree Topper.

Last year, I was looking for a new way to display stockings, and I put a few on this ladder until I could figure out what I wanted to do with them. I ended up liking it so much I kept them there.

Christmas stocking hanging from a wooden ladder in a living room.

Moving on to the Den

Our den serves as our TV watching, book reading, and extra sleeping space that we all congregate towards. There is not a ton of space, so I decorate in small ways.

Cream chair with a red pillow that says "PEACE".

Scented candles are my love language. This time of year, they are usually scents that remind me of baked goods. This one is Sugar Cookie.

Simple wooden tray with a lit candle and small boxwood wreath.

Simple Tablescape

Our dining table is small and only fits six, so we actually serve buffet-style this time of year. But when we have a smaller crowd, I love to set a more whimsical table setting, even during the holidays. I love these plates I found a few years ago at Anthropologie.

Rustic Christmas TableScape featuring animal plates on woven placemats.

The pretty plates, some texture, and a little greenery add a bit of a whimsical feel.

Tablescape featuring animal plates on a woven placemat for the Holidays.

Our Breakfast nook is across from our dining area, and its beautiful shelves almost make up for not having a mantle to decorate this time of year!

Bookshelves decked out for Christmas with a lighted believe sign.

Even our bathrooms are decked out with small, festive touches this time of year.

Bathroom Holiday wall art.
Bath tub tray with Christmas greens

Today is a very special day for me. My friend, Eileen from Sand Dollar Lane has invited me, along with some super AMAZING blogging friends, to share our holiday with you today. If you are not quite feeling the spirit of Christmas yet, I think this may do it. We have Christmas home tours, DIY gifts to share (or keep for yourself if you can’t bear to part with them), and some gorgeous holiday table settings. So settle in, turn on some Harry Connick Jr., pour yourself a cup of holiday cheer, light a Gingerbread candle, and enjoy! Before we start, a big hello if you are visiting from Sarabeth’s The February Fox, hello, and thank you for stopping by!! Cheers to the Holidays! Now, let’s get started on my simple and neutral Christmas Home Tour.

That’s it for my simple and neutral Christmas Home tour. Thank you so much for stopping by. Next up in our Holiday hop is my friend Julie from @myweeabode who is sharing a lovely Christmas DIY. Stop over and tell her hello from me. Don’t forget to visit all the other marvelous bloggers. All this Christmas decor is sure to put you in a holiday mood.

Sand Dollar Lane  //  Aratari at Home  //  Postcards From the Ridge  //  Sweet Pea

Worthing Court  //  Atta Girl Says  //  Sonya Burgess  //  Kippi at Home

White Arrows Home  //  Cribbs Style  //  Dabbling & Decorating  //  One House 2 Barns

My Family Thyme  //  The February Fox  //  A Life Unfolding

My Wee Abode  //  The Tattered Pew  //  Thistlewood Farms

Artsy Chicks Rule  //  2 Bees in a Pod  //  Zucchini Sisters (not shown)  //  The Little by Little Home

The French Blue Cottage  //  Elizabeth Joan Designs  //  Joy in Our Home

Thistle Key Lane  //  Noting Grace

Celebrate Christmas Home Tour
Celebrate Christmas Home Tour

Celebrate Christmas Home Tour

Until next time,



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  1. Lindsay Aratari says:

    I love all the peace signs! Your home is so beautiful!

  2. I enjoyed touring your home and it looks festive for Christmas. Lighting up the peace sign for Christmas is a great touch. I’m headed to our lake house this weekend and I’m looking forward to seeing some lights there.

  3. Your plates are precious! Such a great idea to add stockings to your ladder.

    • Libbie Burling says:


      Thank you, I love my little woodland plates! I wish they were still avaiable as I have broken two so am now using them as serving plates.

      Thank you for stopping by, this hop was so nice as I have met some lovely new blogging friends. 🙂



  4. Carrie says:

    I enjoyed your Christmas house tour. I especially like your beautiful Christmas tree in the wooden box and your quirky, whimsical angel:)

  5. Your home looks lovely, as always, Libbie. I love your ladder idea for stockings… I just may steal that! And those bells are beautiful, too! Where did you get those? Pinned!

    • Libbie Burling says:

      Thank you my friend! Necissity is the mother of invention (I have no mantle and that blanket ladder is always around!).

      The bells are from Hearth and Hand at Target (Last year) and they are a very nice quality for the price. Not sure they have them again but I nice pick up if they do!

      Merry Christmas!

  6. Laura@onehouse2barns says:

    I can’t even describe properly how much I love this. It’s so festive but simple and all the whimsical touches are my favourite! I just love it!

  7. Oh my goodness, I love the peace sign garland on your tree. That is so awesome. You have come up with some great ways to carry a decorating theme through your bedroom and I just love it all Libbie! Peace baby!

    • Libbie Burling says:


      Thank you! I do love running with a theme and this year it’s a calm, quiet one that just feels right.

      Peace and Love,

  8. Leen says:

    As always, your lake house looks amazing! I really love the stockings on the ladder!
    I don’t see the resemblance with you and the angel but that is a sweet memory 😘

    • Libbie Burling says:


      Thank you my friend. She is a special angel for sure!!!

      I’ve loved being with all these amazing bloggers so once again THANK YOU for pulling this together. So much gorgeous inspo and I’m still working my what through all of the posts.



  9. Ann says:

    Libbie your peace signs on your tree are amazing. I also have a peace sign I made out of an old wagon wheel lit up with white lights for Christmas. Shoot, wish I had thought of a Peace Tree!!

    • Libbie Burling says:


      Your wagon wheel sounds beautiful. I love the theme and plan on bringing it back again next year.



  10. Sonya says:

    Libbie I just love your peace sign and those plates on your table. Your Christmas decor is cozy. Wishing you a Merry Christmas.

  11. Erin says:

    Your home is so beautifully decorated! I love all of the peace signs that you incorporated!!!

    • Libbie Burling says:


      That is so sweet of you. I truly loved the beautiful tour and meeting so many wonderful new friends!


  12. Mel says:

    Hi Libbie, I enjoyed your Christmas house tour! Your home echoes the warmth of the Christmas holidays. 🥰

  13. HIL says:

    OMG you go to such trouble. What a beautiful home and such gorgeous decorations. It must take forever to put up all those. xx

  14. Jess says:

    Wow, such gorgeous decor! I love the ladder with the stockings! I may need some of these ideas. Our decor for Christmas is "woodland" with animals and pinecones, wood trees etc. I need to do a post on my decor – I love the wrreath over the bed too. Very special!
    jess xx

  15. Everything looks just beautiful!! Cheers! xo

  16. Lynne My Family Thyme says:

    Your home is lovely, Libby! Everything looks so beautiful! I love the idea of decorating your bedroom. This is something that I would like to do in the future! Happy Holidays to you!

  17. Robin says:

    I love your home decorated for the holidays!
    I have never decorated my bedroom for Christmas but my bathrooms do get some holiday cheer in them!

    Merry Christmas!

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