Simple Christmas Decorating

Simple Christmas decorating ideas to help fill your home with the perfect amount holiday cheer. Check out my simple tips for keeping your decor simple and festive.

Simple Christmas Decorating tips and tricks

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Christmas is always best spent with friends right! Well today starts my virtual friends Christmas home tour and you are all invited. Each day this week a different group of my blogger friends will be sharing their simple Christmas decorating tips and ideas. Today I am sharing my decor and tips.

Last year I decided to not use any red in my Christmas decorating and went Neutral with our Christmas decor. To be honest, it looked beautiful! BUT when I asked my family if they wanted me to add red back in this year it was a resounding YES. So, red it is.

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Over the top holiday decorating has never really been my thing so simple is my favorite word. It is really easy to change up your decor from year to year by mixing in a few details without blowing the budget and buying tons of new things that will need to be stored.

Simple Red and White Christmas Tree Decorating

Simple Christmas Decorating

In order to keep a simple look for your Christmas decorating choose a simple color palette. White and red look amazing with the green tree and the garland. Pull out all of the ornaments at once to all of the options in one place. That way you will know if you need to purchase anything. If you do need to buy anything I suggest buy in bulk, like balls or icicles.

After adding all of the white ornaments I had, and the icicles I purchased, I then added in red. Filler of red berries, my DIY fabric garland, and our traditional gold star completed the look.

A traditional tree skirt is nice but to change things up each year buying a couple of yards fabric makes a great statement. Plus I love the way you can bunch it up more. I used the raw edge outward because I liked the look of it. The tree skirt will get covered by gifts but the tree is usually up a couple of weeks before any gifts are wrapped. I will be sharing my gift wrap details next week so be sure to come back then.  Buying gift wrap is super important in designing your holiday style. Like fabric, the paper and ribbon sets the tone.

Simple Christmas Tree Skirt
Simple Christmas Decorating with family games sitting out

I set out our big checkers game in a basket on the hearth. This makes it handy for family fun. The hearth is such an upgrade and one of my most favorite DIY projects EVER! Our DIY fireplace makeover is a must see!

Our drop cloth Christmas stockings I made a couple of years ago are still working well for the look and style of holiday decor I like.

Just remember, to get a new look you only need to change up few things. Keep the decorating simple so you can enjoy the most important part of the season, family and fiends.

Simple Christmas Mantel adding small touches of red
Simple Christmas Decorating with DIY Stockings

AND tis the season for baking…Try my double chocolate cake mix cookies for the easiest most delicious cookies ever!


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  1. Looks so lovely – and those stockings! I would have totally guessed they were hearth and hand. So on-trend. Your mantle is also beautiful. Happy Holidays – Kristy

  2. Your house looks warm and cheery. I’m not a red person either,i’m widowed and my sons are grown so i can please myself,lol! Thanks for sharing Sonya.

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