Design Ideas for Cozy, Neutral Christmas Decorating

Hi you guys! I’m so happy to be sharing our family room decorated for Christmas with you all today! I don’t often share this room, mostly because it is where my family spends the majority of our time and is rarely ever “photo worthy”, but I wanted to give you a few design ideas for some cozy, neutral Christmas decorating that would work in any home.

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This is a space that we spend A LOT of time in, so it was important to me that the Christmas decor not be too overpowering. I wanted a soft, neutral palette that we could enjoy throughout the holiday season, without getting tired of it. I also wanted it to be super cozy and feel as though we could spend the day snuggled up with a good book by the fire.

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I didn’t originally plan to have two trees in here, but I had an extra, slim 7’ tree from TARGET and figured I would see if I could make it work. I set the slimmer tree on a box slightly behind the fuller tree and ended up loving how it looked.

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For the tree decorations, I decided to stick with creamy whites mixed with different sized pine cones.

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I used frosted pinecones on floral picks and they were super easy to place all over the tree. I made sure they were tucked in so they looked as if they were growing naturally on the tree.

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I also got larger stems with bunches of mini pinecones at my local Michael’s Store and placed them throughout the tree. This gave the trees a super neutral and natural look that I love.

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I then added a creamy toned, wired ribbon and some matte and glossy white ornaments. Finally, I used a couple of chunky knit blankets wrapped around the bases as tree skirts. I think the overall look was really dramatic, but still neutral and warm.

Above the fireplace, I used a mixture of fresh cedar garland and faux, frosted garland to create a full look, but still keep the colors neutral. (I consider any greenery a neutral color) I also added a couple of small, faux pine trees in natural wood containers on one side of the hearth.

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I tied a frosted wreath to the fireplace screen and stacked some birchwood logs inside the fireplace. With three kids and three dogs we need a lot of Christmas stockings around the fireplace, so I hung ours on the mantle and the pups on a rustic ladder leaning against the fireplace.

My absolute favorite stockings are these creamy, cable knit ones that I got last year. I love how they look against the darker stone of the fireplace and they are just so darn cozy.

A copper bucket filled with oversized pinecones is the perfect neutral accent by a simple linen chair or on the fireplace hearth.

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As we make our way through the holiday season, we will spend many days and nights gathered together in this room with family and friends. I will enjoy the glow of our twin Christmas trees, the yummy softness of our chunky knit stockings and blankets and the warmth of a crackling fire.

Christmas Decorating with Neutral Colors

I love this time of year and hope you have found some inspiration for decorating with some simple, neutral tones in your home. Happy Holidays my Friends!

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