Green and White Christmas Decorating Ideas

Green and white Christmas decorating makes for a natural, neutral Christmas with a lovely, serene holiday feel.

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 Green and white Christmas decorating ideas - So many lovely natural greenery and cozy neutral decorations in this Christmas living room!

If you’re visiting from Live, Laugh, Rowe, welcome!  If you haven’t seen Kelly’s post yet, head over there… She always has such beautiful ideas.  I am SO very excited to share my Christmas living room with you all today as part 3 of the Christmas Room Series (if you missed the others, visit part 1: entries here and part 2: trees here).  And just to show you how excited I really am, we’re going to play a little game…

Green and white Christmas decorating ideas - So many lovely natural greenery and cozy neutral decorations in this Christmas living room!

In the theme of the most entertaining (and simultaneously annoying 😉 )Christmas song, I’m going to share 12 reasons I’m excited about this room.  I will spare you the repetition, though, don’t worry. :)

1. Finished construction – YIPPEE!!!
You may remember that I shared big plans for our fireplace renovations months ago, and I am SO pleased to say that after two and a half months of plastic, dust, eating out (because we simultaneously remodeled the kitchen), and insanity… It’s done!

Green and white Christmas decorating ideas - So many lovely natural greenery and cozy neutral decorations in this Christmas living room!

2. A second Christmas tree – because, well, the only thing better than 1 Christmas tree is two.

Green and white Christmas decorating ideas - So many lovely natural greenery and cozy neutral decorations in this Christmas living room!

3. Reminders of the hope of the season – like this sign I made last year.

Green and white Christmas decorating ideas - So many lovely natural greenery and cozy neutral decorations in this Christmas living room!

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4. Bookshelves – as a former English teacher and self-proclaimed nerd, I have a LOT of books.  And while this house has so many wonderful things, it was very much lacking in book storage.  Plus, it is SO fun to style white bookcases!  I’m loving wood accents in them, especially, like this new vase my friends at Bambeco sent me.  And my reindeer candlesticks made a repeat appearance this year, of course.

Green and white Christmas decorating ideas - So many lovely natural greenery and cozy neutral decorations in this Christmas living room!

5. A tree my kids decorated – after planning and designing and decorating the big tree myself, I decided to let the kids do this one.  I gave them a package of polyester stuffing and a collection of ornaments and let them go for it.  You might have seen some of the action on my Instagram stories (you can follow me here if you don’t already)… it was super fun.  And they did a pretty good job if I may say so.

Green and white Christmas decorating ideas - So many lovely natural greenery and cozy neutral decorations in this Christmas living room!

6. Not one broken ornament… so far – for whatever reason, I decided to use a bunch of breakable ornaments on this tree (gutsy, I know 😉 ) this year.  As amazing as the shatterproof ones are, there is a twinkle to the glass ones that I have yet to see captured by the plastic ones.  And it must be a Christmas miracle because we have yet to break a single one.

Green and white Christmas decorating ideas - So many lovely natural greenery and cozy neutral decorations in this Christmas living room!

7. Our new fireplace – we are still waiting on the gas logs to arrive, but the antique looking brick, the white paneling, the mantel… it gives me all the heart eyes.

Green and white Christmas decorating ideas - So many lovely natural greenery and cozy neutral decorations in this Christmas living room!

8. Functional space – I’ll share more when I talk about what we did in this renovation and why, but suffice it to say that the new set up has already proved to be so much more functional for our family.  Hooray!

Green and white Christmas decorating ideas - So many lovely natural greenery and cozy neutral decorations in this Christmas living room!

9. White space – this Mama craves some space, and I love how even with the busy-ness of the holiday decorating the space has plenty of white to allow your eyes to rest.  Anyone else see a metaphor for life during this season?

Green and white Christmas decorating ideas - So many lovely natural greenery and cozy neutral decorations in this Christmas living room!

Green and white Christmas decorating ideas - So many lovely natural greenery and cozy neutral decorations in this Christmas living room!

10. Did I mention I like our new fireplace? 😉

Green and white Christmas decorating ideas - So many lovely natural greenery and cozy neutral decorations in this Christmas living room!

11. Twinkling lights – As you know if you’ve followed me and my nighttime Christmas tours for the last two years, twinkling lights are my favorite. I mean favorite.

Green and white Christmas decorating ideas - So many lovely natural greenery and cozy neutral decorations in this Christmas living room!

12. Home – it is so easy (for me, at least) to get caught up in the madness of this season.  And as a blogger, there is nothing like holiday decorating to bring out all the stress, insecurities, comparison games, and other ugly ugly things in my heart.  BUT, by the grace of God, I can say that this space is feeling like home.  This space is serving my family, feeling peaceful, offering us a space to welcome others in, and reminding us of the hope and joy of the coming of our Savior.  I pray that your home (and mine!) would truly reflect that this year… That we would be able to look past the busy-ness and stress of the holidays and remember the hope found therein.

Green and white Christmas decorating ideas - So many lovely natural greenery and cozy neutral decorations in this Christmas living room!

Now be sure to continue with the holiday inspiration over at Taryn’s place: Design Dining and Diapers.  Enjoy!

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Disclosure: Thank you to Bambeco for providing the beautiful root wood vase.

Sources:
wall color: Agreeable Gray by Sherwin Williams | trim color: Extra White by SW | fireplace brick | chandelier: vintage | curtain rods: diy (tutorial) | couches: no longer available | ottoman | gray chairs | linen and burlap chair: Homegoods | wood trunk: antique | garland on mantel: At Home | gold bells | silver bells | knit throw blankets | signs: diy (tutorial) | reindeer candlesticks

Shop the rest of the space here:

Green and white Christmas decorating ideas - So many lovely natural greenery and cozy neutral decorations in this Christmas living room!

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Comments

  1. I love your candlestick on your mantel. Can you share where to get those?

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      Thank you so much! They are from hayneedle You can find an image link at the bottom of the post, or you can use this affiliate link here.

  2. This is SO, SO beautiful!! I could literally sit and stare at that fireplace and bookshelves all day!!

  3. Everything is beautiful and the new fireplace is perfect, Rachel. Cheers, and Happy Holidays, Ardith

  4. So gorgeous! Love how your fireplace turned out!

  5. It’s all just breathtaking!!
    Every single little detail.
    All loved. Immensely.
    Merry Christmas.

    (and the fireplace is fabulous)

  6. Dianne Gingrich says:

    Love how your fireplace turned out.So pretty and ready for the holidays.

  7. Love the bookshelf!! It makes the room seem so cozy!

  8. The new bookcase looks great, Rachel! I know it is hard when you are a book lover to not have any space for them. I also really like your made over fireplace. The whole place is full of Christmas spirit without being overdone. I also tried doing green and white this year but it is so, so hard to keep that red out. I’ll have to double my efforts for next year. Merry Christmas Rachel!

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      You are so sweet, Mary, thank you!! You can see a little red snuck in on my big tree this year, too. 😉 Merry Christmas!

  9. Your new fireplace is just beautiful. Where do you get antique brick from?

  10. I love all of the white and wood. I am a white walls girl myself. But, it is hard to keep the rooms from looking stark. I do have medium wood floors and darker wood cabinets, so that helps, but I just love a design that uses white and still makes the home look cozy.

  11. Rachel, Your Christmas decor is just stunning. Thanks so much for sharing it with all of us.

  12. May be my favorite room this season of Christmas tours….perfect!

  13. Thank you for the link to the jute bells! Who would’a thunk! HL strikes again! Your place looks just lovely, Rachel. Your blog was the first one to get me pointed towards all things farmhouse. I have 4 bloggers on the top of my list… all four of ya’ll are tied for first! 😉

    • Rachel Paxton says:

      You are so welcome! And what a sweet thing to say… Can I ask which other blogs you love? Now I’m curious! 😉

      • Of course! Stonegable, Worthing Court, and Thistlewood Farm. Oh, and I LOVE Confessions of a Serial DIYer (Christy is SO helpful, and I get lots of ideas from her!)… So, I actually have five!

        • Rachel Paxton says:

          What fun! And what an honor to be included among such talented ladies. I hope you have a lovely Christmas, Julie! xo

  14. Everything looks effortlessly beautiful! Your home is already so pretty the Christmas decor makes it that much more charming

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