30 Neutral Christmas Decor Ideas for a Cozy Home
Looking for ways to create a cozy home? These 30 neutral Christmas decor ideas will easily give you that inviting style for the holidays! Plus, check out Part One of my 2022 Christmas Home Tour!
2022 Christmas Home Tour: Part One
In this Christmas home tour, hosted by my sweet friend Kelly from The Tattered Pew, I am excited to walk you through a few spaces in our home. Throughout the tour, you’ll see 30 neutral Christmas decor ideas that you can easily incorporate into your own cozy Christmas home!
Make sure to follow all of the Christmas Home Tours taking place in this stunning blog hop. Each so different, yet so festive, inviting, and full of the festive Christmas spirit!
To new friends who have hopped over from Pasha Is Home, welcome! There is so much Christmas joy in her home and what a treat to tour her inspiration today. Thank you for coming to visit me, as well!
To my regular readers, I am thrilled to share with you today. You’ll see some ideas that I’ve used in the past, some new ones, and some that I’ve tweaked and rearranged a bit for this year! Most of all, I hope you find lots of cozy inspiration as you prepare your own home for the holidays!
What are the Christmas trends for 2022?
Even though traditional Christmas colors of red and green will never be out of style, there are a lot of fun ways to use your existing decor and update it for 2022.
Since natural, organic elements and colors have been on trend all year, it is no surprise that the 2022 Christmas is seeing a lot of these same elements. Wood tones, mixed metals, earthy colors, hints of vintage, and clean, simple lines are popular this year.
However, if you favor the traditional red and green Christmas colors, don’t worry! Look for ways to bring in a few natural elements to mix in and you’ll be all set for cozy Christmas. Any of these neutral Christmas decor ideas could be easily mixed in with red and green Christmas favorites too!
30 Neutral Christmas Decor Ideas for a Cozy Home
Vintage brass is always part of my neutral Christmas decor ideas!
Even though I use vintage brass throughout the year and even throughout our entire home during the holiday season, it is especially a statement in our family room.
I started collecting these vintage French horns several years ago. Many of them are from thrift stores, flea markets, antique malls, and even yard sales! Once I had enough to feature them together, it has become my traditional gallery wall for the Christmas season.
No matter what colors you are decorating with for Christmas, metals are a great addition because of their reflective quality. I especially love the vintage brass for the gold touch. It feels like it adds some traditional elegance that just feels right for Christmas!
If you are focusing on neutral colors for Christmas, bring in a lot of vintage brass pieces! They will add so much to your cozy Christmas decor!
Add Christmas trees to vintage vessels for neutral Christmas decor ideas.
One of my favorite ways to decorate at Christmas is with a variety of Christmas trees. I use everything from our large family tree to small table top trees. However, no matter the size, I try to put the tree in a vintage or vintage-inspired vessel as much as possible.
Boxes, crates, baskets, bowls, stoneware, crocks, buckets, and planters are all great ideas to make your Christmas trees look more unique. At the same time, you can use your favorite vessels to make the Christmas decor fit your home and even bring a vintage look in an easy way.
You can find some of my favorite Christmas trees to decorate with in a variety of sizes HERE!
How can I decorate my house for Christmas cheaply?
Add touches of gold with thrifted finds to your neutral Christmas decor ideas.
As I said before, vintage brass can really add an elegant touch to your Christmas decor. However, mix in some other touches of gold accessories. In the family room this year, I added these chippy gold frames that I found at a flea market. They add some vintage style to the Christmas mantel decor. At the same time, I love how they tie in with the large antique gold mirrors that I found at a thrift store a few years ago!
Adding these touches to your decor doesn’t have to cost a lot! Spray paint or rub and buff are great ways to transform decor, too, and add some gold touches to your neutral Christmas decor ideas.
Gold bells also make fun decor to mix with neutrals. You can find an assortment of my favorite gold bells for Christmas HERE!
How do I make my house look like a winter wonderland at Christmas?
Cozy textures make neutral Christmas decor more interesting and add the feeling of a white winter wonderland!
Especially when decorating with neutrals, texture becomes even more important. To create a cozy Christmas home using neutral Christmas decor ideas, you can incorporate some soft textures. Chunky knit blankets and throw pillows, like THIS round one, are definitely soft and cozy. At the same time, they feel warm during the cold winter months.
Adding just a few cozy blankets and pillows will transform your living space into a Christmas retreat! When you use white and cream blankets, specifically, you can really start adding to that winter wonderland effect!
Winter greenery brings life to neutral Christmas decor ideas!
Just as you might add houseplants and flowers during the spring or summer, winter greenery gives life to your Christmas and winter decor too! Especially for Christmas, I love to add winter greenery around windows and mirrors, in addition to pretty wreaths on the doors.
You can get a lot of ideas about how I use winter greenery in my neutral Christmas decor on THIS post!
Also, you can shop my favorite winter greenery HERE!
Pro Tip: My favorite way this year to style my winter greenery is by layering these three pieces, like I did on my mantel:
How do I make my home cozy for holidays?
Use mirrors to reflect light for extra cozy decor!
One of my favorite decor tricks is to layer battery-operated taper candles in front of mirrors. It just makes everything look so pretty and doubles the cozy reflection! Combined with the brass and mantels, the light bounces around to create a cozy glow. Think of it like a cozy hug!
I like to layer mirrors together and especially if some of them have some great vintage patina. Watch for mirrors at antique malls, vintage markets, and thrift stores!
To get this look, I layered THESE battery-operated taper candles in front of my vintage mirrors.
Use objects that reflect light in your neutral Christmas decor.
As I said with the mirrors, reflecting candlelight makes a whole room feel cozy. Reflective surfaces, like these mercury-glass style ornaments, are an interesting way to continue that design concept. At the same time, they add a look of vintage Christmas elegance that I love!
If neutral decor isn’t your thing, THESE ornament garlands come in a variety of colors too!
How can I make my living room look Christmassy?
Use throw pillows to add Christmas style to your space!I only added one bedding item to my bed for Christmas: This neutral Christmas pillow that I’ve had for several years. Even without the garland over my bed, it made the whole space feel Christmassy! You can get the same effect of a Christmassy space in any room by adding some simple throw pillows! THIS embroidered tree pillow is neutral while still adding a great touch of Christmas! Or, add just a hint of color that blends with neutral with this pretty pillow!
How can I make my house feel cozy for Christmas?
Throw blankets add comfort to your Christmas home!
You may choose to add a chunky knit blanket like we mentioned earlier. However, whatever kind of throw blanket is a neutral color and feels comfy to you and your family, keep close at hand for those Christmas movie nights!
We added a couple of neutral colored throw blankets that are a bit heavier and thicker to the sectional. They are getting great use already!
You can find some other cozy blankets and feel-good, comfy decor HERE!
How do I make my house look festive for Christmas?
Incorporate gift wrap into your neutral Christmas decor ideas!
Even though wrapping paper isn’t considered “cozy”, necessarily, I do think that pretty wrapping adds a feeling of cozy for the Christmas season! It definitely adds to the feeling of wanting to be home, spending time together, and celebrating the Christmas spirit!
It may cost just a bit more, but invest in a few rolls of beautiful paper you love. Pair it with brown or white craft paper and dress them up with special ribbon and gift tags. You can find some great ideas for DIY gift wrap, personalized tags, and even scented gift tags over on THIS post!
I’ve shared some of my own favorite ways to make gifts look extra thoughtful over on THIS post!
I changed up the paper a little this year and definitely have more wrapping to do, but I save my gift tie-on items and even family gift tags to reuse from year to year! Get more budget-friendly gift wrap ideas HERE!
Pro Tip: Collect the personalized family gift tags and nice package tie-on items to reuse the following year. It saves a lot of money and no one will care that they have a pretty jingle bell or greenery stem on their gift for more than one year!
Mixed metals are perfect for neutral Christmas decor ideas!
We chatted about using brass and even the reflective quality of mercury glass.
However, you can also use silver and copper in your neutral Christmas decorating. In fact, I love pairing two or more different metals together in a space. Combining these pretty vintage elements can really give a sense of curated Christmas decor that has been collected over time!
Use woven materials for neutral texture!
We may tend to think of baskets as more of spring or summer decor. I know that’s when I tend to pull out ALL the baskets for decorating, myself. However, woven textures like baskets or jute rugs can add really wonderful texture to your neutral Christmas decor too.
Actually, this beautiful jute Christmas tree skirt is also a great way to add texture!
You can use baskets to easily hold Christmas trees or stacks of blankets for a cozy December night!
Use wood ornaments in your neutral Christmas decor ideas!
Wood tones are always staple elements in neutral decorating. When it comes to Christmas decor, it is no different! Incoporating some wooden ornaments is a great way to carry those natural and neutral color and material throughout your cozy Christmas home.
We try to collect ornaments for our family tree from places we visit. So that they always blend, we’ve chose to get predominantly neutral colored ornaments. Over the years, we’ve collected quite a few that are wood material and I love the texture they add to our tree decor!
Architectural salvage adds character to your neutral Christmas decor!
I love using architectural salvage throughout our home, no matter the season. In my Christmas decor, I style different pieces to display my Christmas-specific accessories. Here are a few go-to pieces:
The best part is that you can use these same pieces year-round in your home decor too!
Robb used some leftover architectural salvage pieces and made these beautiful wooden ornaments for the smaller tree in our family room. I love the simple style to go with my neutral Christmas decor. You can get the easy tutorial HERE!
Fairy lights add the perfect cozy touch to your Christmas decor!
No matter your color scheme, fairy lights are a must-have for a cozy Christmas! I love how they add a soft glow without being quite as bright as regular Christmas tree lights. The strands that are on timers, like THESE, are especially wonderful. I really enjoy how the soft fairy lights twinkle on and off all on their own on this tree in my bedroom!
I added THESE soft clip on candles for my tree this year. They are adding an extra festive touch with a vintage look too.
Here are 15 more neutral Christmas decor ideas to try around your home:
- Paper snowflakes, stars, and garlands
- DIY garland made from cozy ornaments like THESE
- Velvet ribbon in earthy tones, such as ivory, terra cotta, beige, gray, and tan
- Candles in pretty containers, like this snow globe candle
- Brass candlesticks
- Battery-operated taper candles
- Gold/amber glass battery-operated pillar candles
- Cozy scarves and throw blankets tossed over a chair
- Simple white dishes for the table
- White or ivory ceramic houses with fairy lights or candles
- Gold bells
- Natural wood decor, like THESE nutcrackers
- Neutral Christmas signs
- Thrifted frames in gold and white
- Flocked trees, grouped together as a focal point
I hope you’ve enjoyed a peek into our cozy Christmas home this year! Most of all, I hope you’re taking away a few ideas that you can use to create and continue enjoying your own cozy spaces for the Christmas season. After all, it is the most wonderful time of the year and our homes should be the most wonderful places to be for the holidays!
Now hop on over to my friend Rachel at The Pond’s Farmhouse. Her Christmas kitchen is just adorable!
Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours
This week I am joining some of my blogging friends for the Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours 2022. Thirty-five talented and creative women will be opening their homes up for you to tour all week long. You can visit each Christmas home tour by clicking the links below.
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