Struggling to select the perfect color palette for this holiday season? Look no further than the charm of a classic green and white Christmas decor theme. I’ll share a tour of my holiday home and ideas on how to use this timeless pair to create a festive space.
The combination of lush greenery and crisp white accents creates a sense of classic elegance and the magic of a winter wonderland.
Whether your style is more traditional or has a modern twist, the classic color palette of green and white will help you create a beautiful and harmonious holiday ambiance.
Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours 2023
I’m joining 29 amazing and inspiring bloggers today for the Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours where we will all be sharing our beautifully decorated homes with you this week. Each day, Monday through Friday, 6 bloggers will share their individual tours and holiday styles.
Prepare to be inspired!
I want to thank our host, Kelly, at the Tattered Pew for putting this entire holiday tour blog hop together. Her blue and green home tour is so charming.
If you are coming over from Rachel at the Ponds Farmhouse, welcome! Didn’t you love her amazing vintage Christmas home tour?
Be sure to scroll to the bottom and visit the other bloggers sharing their festive holiday homes today. Don’t forget to return on Thursday and Friday to get more inspiration from the remaining homes.
My Beach Cottage Decorating Style
If this is the first time you’ve been to my blog, thank you for taking the time to be here. You can find out more on my “Meet Kim” page.
My decorating approach is simple. My beach house is decorated with more of a cottage style while mixing both new and vintage decor pieces.
You could call my home “lived in”, casual and cozy. My passion is bringing the outdoor elements inside to enjoy and appreciate, no matter what the season.
Past Home Tours for You to Enjoy
Take a look at my “Home for the Holidays” blog page with some of my favorite Christmas decor pictures of our home. Here are some of the other holiday home tours from past years linked below:
Green and White Christmas Decor Living Room Tour
Today I’m sharing my living room space, all decked out for the Christmas season.
For those of you who remember my Christmas living room last year, my color scheme was still very neutral like this year. The difference was that I had a blue and green Christmas tree.
Green and white are quite common when it comes to Christmas colors. From what I’ve read, green represents evergreen trees, which remain vibrant and full of life even in the coldest months, symbolizing renewal and hope.
White, on the other hand, represents the purity of freshly fallen snow, adding a touch of serenity and magic to the holiday spirit.
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Christmas Tree Choices for a Small Space
Our home is 1600 square feet and quite small.
When we first moved into our cottage, built in 1920, we would buy a large fresh tree, just like we had always done. But it took over the entire living room.
Now I’m more strategic. I’ve figured out which types of Christmas trees work for smaller spaces. Now I have many smaller trees throughout the room and decorate each one differently.
Our Green and White Cottage Christmas Tree
I’m all about the faux pencil trees for this space. I have two 7 ft. trees in the living room at separate ends of the room.
The first tree I’m sharing is what I am calling simply, “The Green and White Christmas Tree”. Brilliant, right?
It’s a flocked tree and looks taller than it is because we created a DIY shelf that sits inside the wicker tree collar.
I love having a white Christmas tree. It’s my first one and I’m thinking of adding another one to our home next year. This was a prelit tree so I didn’t have to worry about wrapping around the Christmas lights (my least favorite part).
Starting with the tree decorations, I carefully placed last year’s neutral-colored pom pom garlands on the Christmas tree.
I added the new green ornaments I bought in early November at a few Poulsbo stores during their holiday open houses. The color green pops on the Christmas tree and the different shades make it even more fun and festive.
The Christmas tree still needed more color so I tied a green velvet ribbon here and there throughout until I felt like there was enough color.
Then something amazing happened! I found some dried hydrangeas in a vase with all the fall decor. The green shade looked perfect with the rest of the Christmas decorations. The icing on the cake…for sure!
Wrapped gifts in green and white Christmas colors look great under the tree. These are all boxes I store away every year until the Christmas decorations go up.
Then I wrap the empty gift boxes in the color scheme I choose for the year. This is such a smart way to add color and interest to your Christmas decor.
The Christmas Hydrangea Tree
Many of you know that I am a lover of hydrangeas.
I’ve always dried hydrangeas in the late summer, and early fall and used them throughout our cottage as the prominent autumn decor.
And then it clicked. Wouldn’t dried hydrangeas look beautiful on a Christmas tree during the holiday season? I love this decoration idea!
What an ideal way to take a boring green Christmas tree and give it a makeover. I added a rust-colored velvet ribbon and gold Christmas decor to finish up.
Have you ever used blankets as your tree skirt? It’s so easy.
Christmas Tree in the Hanging Basket
I bought this vintage hanging basket at Red Plantation a few years ago and it is such a fabulous focal point in the living room.
For Christmas, I added one of my mini trees to the basket and hung some fairy lights. Smaller white and mercury glass ornaments and soft brown colored ribbon with cream border were all this sweet little tree needed.
Christmas Ornaments: Perfect Green and White Christmas Decor
What do you do when you have too many large Christmas ornaments that won’t fit on the tree?
One of my favorite ways to show them off is to place them in bowls with fresh greenery and pine cones. They make the perfect table centerpiece.
I use my vintage dough bowl to show off my fabric and glass ornaments each year. It’s oversized so I initially fill the bowl with anything I can to add some height so I don’t have to use as many ornaments.
You can use bubble wrap, towels, and paper bags. Be creative with whatever you have lying around the house.
Holiday Pillows and Throws for a Cozy Feel
Let’s talk about one of my favorite holiday decoration ideas… Christmas pillows and throws!
What a fabulous way to decorate for the holidays. And what an easy way to get that warm and cozy feel you’re looking for during the holidays.
One or two festive pillows on the sofa mixed with more neutral options may be all you need to achieve the look you’re hoping for.
I’m loving this “Joy” pillow from Pottery Barn. It has the perfect shade of green for my green and white Christmas decor theme this year. Sadly, it looks like it’s sold out but this Love Patchwork Lumbar Pillow is pretty sweet.
I spend my money on just a pillow or two each season and reuse the other neutrals I already have. It keeps the Christmas decor fresh without having to buy all new pillows.
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Christmas Vignettes and Festive Decorations
Whether you display them on your coffee table, fireplace mantels, or on top of a console table or cabinet, vignettes are such an important part of your Christmas decorating.
I’m a sucker for mixing vintage items in with newer decor.
Here are just a couple of vintage must-haves for the holiday season. A vintage wicker basket, suitcase, shutter and a stoneware crock to hold one of my many mini Christmas trees look great on my old copper top sideboard.
I love incorporating several different textures and sizes of mini trees together. Bottlebrush trees come in many different colors these days so it’s fun to mix and match throughout your living space.
Festive Christmas Decorations
This wooden horse decoration was found at HomeGoods. I’ve always wanted a vintage horse for the holidays, but this reproduction will do just fine until I find the perfect old-fashioned version.
The green patterned bow, some fresh greens, and a few little bells liven things up a bit.
Christmas stockings and wreaths are festive holiday decorations that make a strong statement.
This winter white textured wreath with a green bow and some mini bells is another perfect Christmas decor piece. I love its floral details and use it for both fall and winter. They are sold out but here are some similar wreaths: Curled Wood Winter Wreath | Bleached Fleur De Sel Wreath | Faux White Ilex Berry Wreath 30″
The cream-colored knit stockings are dressed up with gold Christmas bells, pops of faux greens, and green ribbon to tie them to the cabinet handle.
The touch of green around the cloche handle is a napkin ring. I’ve used these rings throughout the room, including the pendant light in the center of the living room. These have sold out but here are some similar rings that may work, and here are more napkin rings.
Whether it’s a wreath hung on the front door, seasonal flowers and greenery in a vase, or a rustic reindeer head displayed with your favorite scarf, holiday decor is not only festive and joyful, but it can also be simple.
Sometimes the small things make the biggest statements.
More of My Holiday Decor Tour To Come
I hope you’ve enjoyed my holiday tour with this year’s green and white Christmas decor theme. It’s such a refreshing color choice and has all the cozy feels in a calm and peaceful setting.
Make sure you check back on Monday for a tour of this year’s Christmas kitchen. I can’t wait to show you.
Are you ready for even more Christmas inspiration? My friends, AnnMarie and Anne from Simply 2 Moms are next on the holiday home tour. You are going to love their festive home tour. They always have so many great ideas.
The links for the other blogger’s home tours are all featured below for even more inspiration!
Until next time,
Merry Christmas and Happy Holiday Decorating!
Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours
This week I am joining some of my blogging friends for the Bloggers’ Best 2023 Holiday Home Tours. Thirty talented and creative women will be opening their homes up for you to tour all week long. You can visit each home tour by clicking the links below. Enjoy!
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