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25 Neutral Christmas Decor Ideas for a Cozy Christmas

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Do you love neutral Christmas decor? I’m a neutral decor kinda gal and that definitely extends to my holiday decorating. Today, I’m sharing 25 ideas for how to decorate for Christmas with neutral decor, plus my holiday home tour!

Glowing candles in front of a neutral Christmas tree.

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Christmas Home Tours 2021

Today I’m excited to share my second Christmas home tour as we discuss neutral Christmas decor! Joining me are so many talented bloggers each sharing their own holiday home tours, hosted by Marty from A Stroll Thru Life. Make sure to visit them via the links at the end of this post!

If you’re joining me from Worthing Court Blog, thanks for stopping by!

Can neutral Christmas decor be cozy?

First of all, let’s talk about the age-old debate. Can neutral decor be cozy?

So many people find neutral colors to feel cold and sterile. So they cannot imagine using them to create a cozy environment for Christmas.

Neutral Christmas mantel garland.

However, I find neutrals to be the coziest because they are so peaceful and calming. So let’s quickly define what I mean when I say neutral.

What Are Neutral Christmas Colors?

Your first thought when you think of a neutral color may be, white.

Plain Jane. Boring. Lifeless. Sterile. White.

While white is a neutral color, it doesn’t have to be the main neutral color you use. Here are neutral Christmas colors that will create a cozy environment.

  • White/Cream/Ivory
  • Beige/Tan
  • Grey/Taupe
  • Brown/Black
  • Metallics: Copper, Gold, Silver, Champagne, Brass
  • Various shades of green
  • Sometimes blue

If you’re looking to create a neutral look, stay away from red, orange, purple, and yellow.

How do you Make a Cozy Christmas Tree Using Neutral Colors?

With those colors in mind, let’s talk about the focal point of most homes at Christmastime: The Christmas tree.

Christmas front porch.

This year, I used a full size Christmas tree as my front porch decor. You can see how it all came together in this YouTube video.

This particular Christmas tree is faux with flocked branches. I used a very sparing amount of neutral Christmas ornaments and let the glow be the focal point.

While we waited to get our real tree, I ended up moving the tree inside. I love how cozy it looks at night, in particular, as the glow lights up the frosted ornaments and glittery white garland.

Christmas tree next to a fireplace mantel.

Then, when we got our real tree I moved this flocked one to the living room. We basically did a round of musical trees.

Family ornament Christmas tree.

But, one of our favorite family traditions each year is cutting down the most perfectly imperfect real tree and decorating it with family ornaments.

Family Christmas tree with lights.

This tree has a smattering of pops of color, but is overall fairly neutral. I place it in a vintage basket as the tree collar for an extra touch of coziness.

The trick to getting an extra cozy neutral Christmas tree is the lighting. In this YouTube video I share how I get my trees to absolutely glow from the inside out. It makes all the difference!

25 Neutral Christmas Decor Ideas

With that said, here’s a quick list of 25 neutral decor ideas for Christmas. You can use any or all of these to decorate to create a beautiful and classic look.

25 Neutral Christmas Decor Ideas for a Cozy Christmas
  1. Cream, white, metallic, and natural bottle brush trees
  2. Wood Christmas trees
  3. Bells
  4. Wreaths
  5. Woven baskets
  6. White garland
  7. Neutral Signs
  8. Creamy knit stockings
  9. Candles
  10. Neutral ornaments
  11. Pillows
  12. Blankets
  13. Star garland
  14. Beaded garland
  15. Ceramic houses
  16. Knit poufs
  17. Braided yarn garland
  18. Painted traditional decor (ex: nutcrackers, reindeer or Santas painted in neutral colors)
  19. Natural hued gift wrap
  20. Neutral table settings
  21. Flocked trees
  22. White poinsettia or paper whites
  23. Birch logs
  24. Black and white artwork (winter scenes)
  25. Star display (which you can see in my bedroom this year!)

I’ve used all of these over the years and always love how they look. You can see examples of this as I share my neutral Christmas home tour next!

Annual Christmas Home Tour

If you missed my first home tour, make sure to check it out here. I’m sharing 21 ways to get the organic modern look for Christmas.

Next, let’s tour my neutral home! Click the links provided for more details on each room.

Christmas Living Room

Our main living room turned out to be my favorite this year. It is extremely simple.

Neutral Christmas living room decor.

I used my flocked tree as the focal point and then just added some very simple seasonal touches.

A Christmas sign is the main artwork. And a few simple additions of greenery make the room feel festive.

You can see more details of my living room in this article.

Opposite the living room is my double sided fireplace.

Double sided fireplace mantel with Christmas garland.

Elegant Neutral Christmas Mantel

This year’s mantel may be my favorite so far of the 4 years we’ve lived in this house.

Neutral Christmas mantel.
Christmas mantel decor.

You can see how I created this mantel garland in this article (with video tutorial!).

This is a great example of how metallics and greenery can feel neutral, peaceful and calm.

Kitchen Christmas Decor

Next, let’s head into the kitchen.

Kitchen island centerpiece.

I like to keep my kitchen fairly basic so there isn’t too much clutter.

Kitchen decorated for Christmas.

My Isaiah sign from Joyfully Said (use code GRACEINMYSPACE for 15% off) is the main focal point and a great example of how one statement piece can be enough.

You can find more details of my Christmas kitchen and decor sources in this post.

Christmas Dining Room

Lastly, my dining room was set for Christmas using all neutral table decor.

Christmas tablescape in a dining room.

I had fun putting together this neutral tablescape with a beautiful white garland.

Gold centerpiece.

The metallic centerpiece steals the show but creates a very simple focal point.

Neutral Christmas decor on a buffet.

You can find more details on my Christmas dining room in this article.

Stay Connected

Thanks so much for joining me for my Christmas home tour this year! It’s always such a joy to share my home, especially for the holidays.

Holiday centerpiece.

Make sure to sign up for my newsletters, and follow along with me on YouTube and Instagram for daily inspiration!

Have a very Merry Christmas,

Sarah Signature

More Holiday Home Tours

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13 Comments

  1. Such great ideas and tips. I am obsessed with your mantel. Your home looks beautiful. Merry Christmas!

  2. What a great post with so many wonderful decor ideas. Love your home and those trees are gorgeous. I love the amazing garland on the fireplace too, plus your tablescape in the dining room is stunning. Thanks for sharing so many ideas for neutral and stunning decor. Thanks also for joining the tour again this season, your home is always a favorite.

  3. I was just saying to my husband today that we need to get a second tree to use until our real one turns up. We get our tree so late that it usually doesn’t feature in my home tours at all – until this year! It was so tight though, we got the tree yesterday and I decorated and photographed it today for my tour tomorrow! It’s not perfect because it was such a rush but at least I have a tree! I think next year I might follow your lead and get a faux tree too. Your Christmas home was a joy to tour, thank you and Merry Christmas!

  4. Hi Sarah! I love the neutrals! What a beautiful Christmasy home. My favorite is the mantel with the greens and bells. Happy to join the tour this year.
    Merry Christmas!
    Blessings, Lori

  5. Your home is beautiful! I always think I want color but I see a lovely home like yours and suddenly I’m craving neutrals. Great tips and ideas too! Great hopping with you!
    Shelley

  6. I am a neutral loving girl as well and this Christmas is only the second time I didn’t go crazy with red. But goodness me, I love it. I think it’s because of all the years I had to spend with ugly gold walls. Neutrals are quite the breath of fresh air after that!

    Love all of your beautiful trees and spaces as well. Each one is so inviting with all of the added greenery and metallic pieces. It’s just magical. I bet you have great conversations at your dining table too. And I imagine your neighbors love seeing your front porch – Wowza! Enjoyed your tour so much and hopping with you this week. Merry Christmas!

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