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Christmas Neutrals: Create a Soft and Festive Palette


It is time to bring out the Christmas tree and your holiday decorations! ‘Tis the season: let’s deck the halls and jingle some bells! Do you get as excited about the holidays as I do? By now you may be armed with plenty of decorating ideas from Pinterest and wooed by the current seasonal style trends at your favorite home stores. But just in case you are still on the fence as to which color scheme to go with, I have some ideas for you!

I have been full-on decorating my home for the holidays for about six years now. I decorate every room, even areas no one will visit. When you blog, holiday decorating becomes a must. With that being said, I have good experience in trying different themes and color schemes. Last year I gave my boys a Colorful Cabin Christmas, and I let them have free rein over the Christmas tree and decorations. Let me say, it was a refreshing change. But this year I am back to neutrals. There is something peaceful about layering your home in rich textures, soft hues, a little glitz, and organic details. I still let them decorate and help with the tree; it’s actually funny how much they get into it. Not to worry though, they will get their color on the outside of the house this year as promised.

Here are some simple ideas for creating a soft, festive palette with Christmas neutrals.

Layering your holiday home with cozy textures is a great way to highlight a neutral palette. Using faux fur, knits, velvet, chenille, and linen together in one space gives balance, adds personality, and lends itself to a welcoming atmosphere.



Look how perfect gold, gray and cream can be together. Throw in a little brown and some yummy texture and you have a palette that is not only holiday-worthy but can seamlessly transition into winter décor.







Any greenery is considered a neutral, especially during the holidays. Mixing in soft colors and natural elements with your garland, wreaths, and Christmas trees adds a simple touch that is classic and never overdone.







Christmas neutrals also apply to ornaments, DIY projects, and holiday wrapping. Less color can be more when crafting and creating swoonworthy holiday details.







Let’s not forget holiday recipes. They look pretty stunning in neutrals too. Don’t be afraid to get creative with the styling and garnishing of your Christmas desserts.





Happy holiday decorating!

Jen-City Farmhouse

3 Responses to “ Christmas Neutrals: Create a Soft and Festive Palette ”

  1. I love this look! Love Paige Knudsen’s family room pic’ and your gift wraps. I used white furry pillows and throws (Marshall’s) on my living room sofa this year and donated the Christmas decor pillows. Love the wintery look.

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