When you think Christmas decor, is red and green one of the first things that pops into your head? Traditional, right? Christmas or Holiday decor can be so much more! This holiday season, I’m “dreaming of a White Christmas,” so I’m sharing some inspiration for using white in your decorating this season. And the bonus? Because white doesn’t scream “CHRISTMAS!!” your decor can stick around through January!
If you’re decorating for Christmas, odds are you’ll have a tree, so let’s start there, shall we? Totally white Christmas trees have seen a resurgence in the past few years, but if you choose to go with a white tree, it doesn’t have to be retro. A flocked white tree can be thoroughly modern when dressed with non-traditional decorations in colors like peacock blue or sea-foam green, like this beautiful tree from Southern Living. A white tree looks great with gold and brown accents as well! If you already have an artificial green tree, consider all white and silver decorations for a beautiful, sophisticated look.
For your table and throughout the house, think snow! Mimic the crisp look by using white and silver (glitter too!) throughout with snowflakes, fresh flowers, stockings, stars, candles, reindeer. Here are some ideas to get you started.
Here’s another treasure trove of White Christmas decor ideas. White can be vintage, modern, sophisticated, or simple — it’s so versatile that decorating can be done very easily! If you have kids in the house, involve them in the decorating and keep them busy making paper snowflakes. You can keep it simple with white paper or grab some decorative papers at your local craft store for something fancier.
Whether you choose traditional red and green, white, modern blue and silver, or gold for your holiday decorating this year, I wish you a wonderful season of peace, joy and beauty.
Melanie Langford, CT Interior Designer of All About Interiors