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.
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.
I use white bedding year-round, and it makes it easy to add holiday touches.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The pretty plates, some texture, and a little greenery add a bit of a whimsical feel.
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!
Even our bathrooms are decked out with small, festive touches this time of year.
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.
Until next time,