stockings / mantel hooks / similar brass bowl / candle and cloche / wreaths, pinecones, berry stems from Trader Joe’s
I feel like I finally hit my stride this year with neutral holiday decor—we’ve collected just enough new items and family heirlooms to make decorating a cinch. The holiday “look” we love as a family is simple yet put together, pretty but not glam, and mostly neutral with a touch of gold (similar to my fashion style).
After sharing my mantel tutorial, I got so many requests for holiday decor sources. In this post, I’m rounding up everything I used for our Christmas tree and other knick knacks that will help make your house feel special throughout the holiday season.
What’s on Our Christmas Tree & How-To
1 / Set up the tree stand and trim uneven branches
2 / Add flocking spray (wait 10 min. to dry)
3 / String lights top to bottom, reaching the tree’s center for a “lit from within” look
4 / Add wide ribbon, starting at the base and “zig zagging” horizontally upward
5 / Place jumbo mercury glass ornaments mostly at bottom
6 / Place medium silver crackle ornaments and small gold ornaments in the middle and top
7 / Fill in holes with birch stars
8 / Fold cut velvet ribbon (similar here) into loops and distribute
9 / Add poinsettia picks where needed
10 / Vacuum, then add faux fur tree skirt
Neutral Holiday Decor for the Rest of the House
I try to carry the theme of the tree throughout the house to make it feel even cozier. We have touches of gold-year round, but I’ll add a holiday candle (my candle and cloche is on sale) and a faux fur blanket for Christmas movies on the sofa. I just ordered this vintage Night Before Christmas book—it’s fun knowing we can use it when we have kids one day, too.
My scented pinecones, wreaths, swag, and berry branches are all from Trader Joe’s.
I can’t wait to relax and spend time with family here. There’s truly nothing more special than being home for the holidays. For more holiday content, don’t miss my list of Raleigh holiday activities or these holiday party outfit ideas.