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Green and White Christmas Decor Ideas For Your Holiday Home

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.

Green and white Christmas decor: Christmas ornaments and greenery in wooden doughbowl

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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.

Green and white Christmas decor: living room decorated for the holidays

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.

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:

hydrangea Christmas tree

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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Green and white Christmas decor: Christmas tree and dog lying on the window seat

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.

green and white Christmas tree and wicker tree collar with gifts

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.

Green and white Christmas decor: up close picture of Christmas tree

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.

green hydrangea, white berries, white bird and burlap poinsettias on Christmas tree

Off-white faux berries, white birds, burlap poinsettias, and feathered white ornaments went on the tree next.

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 under the Christmas tree

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.

Green and white Christmas decor: hydrangea Christmas tree in living room

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!

hydrangea Christmas tree and black dish cabinet

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.

wrapped Christmas gifts on top of vintage wicker picnic basket and pair of white ice skates

Have you ever used blankets as your tree skirt? It’s so easy.

A pair of vintage ice skates were tucked under the tree along with a wicker picnic basket and a few wrapped gifts with the green and white Christmas decor theme.

Green and white Christmas decor: leather sofa and pillows next to hanging wicker basket and tree

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.

small decorated flocked tree inside vintage hanging wicker basket on green corner windows

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.

Green and white Christmas decor: ornaments in wooden dough bowl and couch with Joy pillow

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.

knit and mercury glass Christmas ornaments, with greenery and pine cones in a rustic dough bowl

White ornaments, mercury glass, silver ornaments, knit balls…the mixture of different metallics and textures make the holiday display even more beautiful.

Green and white Christmas decor: living room decorated for Christmas

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.

wicker hanging basket with Christmas tree, reindeer head sign, and Christmas vignettes

Ceramic bowls, galvanized buckets, and enamel pots all make a great container for your extra Christmas ornaments.

Green and white Christmas decor: leather couch with Joy pillow

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.

Joy decorative pillow and neutral throws

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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Green and white Christmas decor: white vintage sideboard with copper top and vintage Christmas decor

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.

You can create a holiday vignette in 5 minutes.

white vintage sideboard with copper top and vintage Christmas decor and ornaments in a bowl

Tiny trees, like this faux Nordic pine, branches, pinecones, faux snow, and green garland are just some of the classic items you can use for a holiday vignette.

Green and white Christmas decor: vintage wicker picnic basket and suitcase with sone crock with Norfolk pine tree

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.

vintage wicker picnic basket and suitcase with bottle brush trees and textured tree

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.

holiday rocking horse decor with greenery and green ribbon

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.

Green and white Christmas decor: white reindeer under glass cloche and white wooden Santa, and cream pom pom garland

Here is another Christmas vignette with white decor and green accents. A wooden carved Santa, a white deer inside a glass cloche, and a cream pom pom garland certainly add to the holiday spirit.

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.

rustic reindeer head with cream scarf, bells and greens

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.

Green and white Christmas decor: hydrangea Christmas tree overlooking the kitchen

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.

kitchen decorated for Christmas

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!

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!

Monday’s Tours

Bloggers' Best Holiday Home Tour Monday

The Tattered Pew // StoneGable // Worthing Court Blog

Southern Home and Hospitality // Our Crafty Mom // My Thrift Store Addiction

Tuesday’s Tours

A Life Unfolding // Living Large In a Small House // Cottage On Bunker Hill

Bricks ‘n Blooms // Cottage In the Mitten

Wednesday’s Tours

Bloggers' Best Holiday Home Tour Wednesday

WM Design House // The Ponds Farmhouse // Shiplap and Shells

Simply 2 Moms // Robyn’s French Nest // Amy Sadler Designs

Thursday’s Tours

Midwest Life and Style // White Arrows Home // White Lilac Farmhouse

DIY Beautify // Thistle Key Lane

Friday’s Tours

She Gave It a Go // Pasha Is Home // This Is Simplicite

Decor to Adore // Le cultivateur // Peacock Ridge Farm

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  1. Kim, your Christmas decor is so charming! You’re tempting me to go neutral next year! I love that you have multiple trees, even in your small space, and love the variety! That hanging one in the basket is my favorite! thanks for all the inspiration, I was Pinning like crazy, lol! Merry Christmas xx

  2. Kim, you had me at the Hydrangea Christmas tree. Oh my word, it is gorgeous. There were so many beautiful things to look at in your beautifully decorated home.

  3. Kim,
    Your home is lovely decked out for the holidays! I love the pretty green and white theme. Very festive!

    Happy hopping with you this week. Happy Hopping with you this week. xx

  4. Kim your dried hydrangeas are simply gorgeous and so are the burlap poinsettias. Love your trees and all the pretty holiday vignettes you have created in your cozy cottage. Beautiful tour Kim! I’m going back to pin and study each photo!

  5. Kim, your Christmas decor always looks amazing and so inviting. I remember that beautiful basket, and I am still swooning over it. I really enjoyed seeing some of your past trees as well. I just love the hydrangea tree, so fitting. Thank you for sharing your cozy cottage with us.

  6. Kim – Your home is beautiful. I love the natural elements that you’ve brought into your holiday theme. The trees are beautiful.

  7. Always love seeing your home tours, especially at Christmas time! It all looks absolutely stunning, I especially love the hydrangeas styled in the Christmas tree. So unique, and absolutely beautiful!

  8. I LOVE your tour, Kim! The green and white are so pretty and classic. I love how you added dried hydranges to your tree too. SO creative and a great way for you to enjoy some of your beautiful gardens during the cold winter months.

    Happy to be touring with you, friend. Pinned!

  9. Green and white for the win! I love how you don’t change out everything but enhance what you use on a daily basis. It gives me great inspiration! Everything is stunning and those trees. Well, there are no words to give them the description they deserve. All I can say is magnificent. Hope you have a magical holiday season. Merry Christmas!

  10. Kim, as always, your beautiful home epitomizes cottage charm, and I am absolutely smitten with your tree decorated with pink hydrangeas and green velvet ribbon–pinned! GORGEOUS! It is a pleasure to tour with you again and I wish you a joyous Christmas, Cecilia @ My Thrift Store Addiction

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