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Simple + Beautiful Christmas Decorating Ideas

by | Dec 4, 2019 | Christmas, Christmas Decorating, Decorating Inspiration | 13 comments

Simple + Beautiful Christmas Decorating Ideas

Christmastime is here, happiness and cheer! We have added little touches of Christmas throughout the house, and we’re getting our real tree this week with the family. Have you decorated yet?

Here are lots of ideas for simple and beautiful Christmas decor!

Simple + Beautiful Christmas Decorating Ideas

Mini Trees in the Kitchen

Wrap them up in burlap, or put them in little galvanized pots!

Christmas Tree Round Up

Simple + Beautiful Christmas Decorating Ideas
Simple + Beautiful Christmas Decorating Ideas

Ornaments in a Container

Simple + Beautiful Christmas Decorating Ideas

Shop your house and look for containers! A glass jar, a basket, metal trough, a big serving bowl, wood dough bowl, options are endless! In this glass jar above, we first added faux snow, or you could add epsom salts.

Simple + Beautiful Christmas Decorating Ideas

DIY Snow Globes

Watch our festive video for making several Winter Charm Snow Globes HERE and see instructions for making the above DIY Mason Jar Snow Globes here!

Simple + Beautiful Christmas Decorating Ideas
Similar Plaid Sheets

Cozy Plaid Sheets

Simple + Beautiful Christmas Decorating Ideas

Tree Branches

You can use a store bought birch tree like above, or bring in some real branches and group them together in a planter like we did below!

Simple + Beautiful Christmas Decorating Ideas
Simple + Beautiful Christmas Decorating Ideas

Boxwood Wreaths Tucked in Shelves

Simple + Beautiful Christmas Decorating Ideas

Blanket Ladder

Gather up cozy blankets and hang them up on a blanket ladder for guests to grab on chilly nights!

Simple + Beautiful Christmas Decorating Ideas

Wreath on a Mirror

Simple + Beautiful Christmas Decorating Ideas

Greenery and Ornaments in a Basket

Simple + Beautiful Christmas Decorating Ideas
Paper Trees Sources / Tree & Pinecone String Lights

A Festive Tablescape

Tour our winter dining room here!

Simple + Beautiful Christmas Decorating Ideas
Woven Striped Basket

Tree in a Basket

Simple + Beautiful Christmas Decorating Ideas

Jingle Bells in a Jar

Simple + Beautiful Christmas Decorating Ideas

Door Basket

Simple + Beautiful Christmas Decorating Ideas

Similar hanging door baskets: One / Two / Three / Four / Five

Simple + Beautiful Christmas Decorating Ideas
Kitchen Details, Tour & Sources

Festive Kitchen Towels

Simple + Beautiful Christmas Decorating Ideas

Pinecones

Simple + Beautiful Christmas Decorating Ideas

Christmas Houses

Find my favorite Christmas houses here!

Simple + Beautiful Christmas Decorating Ideas
Black & White Doormat / Similar Tree Doormat / Dutch Door Details

A Festive Holiday Doormat

Find my favorite doormats for this season here!

Simple + Beautiful Christmas Decorating Ideas

Cozy Sips Station

I love letting guests choose their own mug for a cozy hot chocolate, coffee, or hot apple cider!

You can use a mug tree (like ours above, or this wood and white one, this small metal one, or a tiered stand like we had below) to group together mugs, jars of hot cocoa, tea bags, festive marshmallows etc.

Click here for my post on how to create a cozy sips station and a cute mug roundup!

Simple + Beautiful Christmas Decorating Ideas

Or get creative with another stand! We’ve used a log holder or even a metal nesting table on the counter as a handy space-saving stand for entertaining.

Simple + Beautiful Christmas Decorating Ideas
Log Holder Counter Display Shelf

Click here to watch our video for how to make an adorable winter cocoa station!

Simple + Beautiful Christmas Decorating Ideas

Chalkboard Quote

Use a chalk marker to write up a Christmas quote on a chalkboard, or if handwriting isn’t your skill, draw a simple tree, or if drawing isn’t your skill (lol!), you can get a chalkboard printable from Dear Lillie (like I used below!).

Simple + Beautiful Christmas Decorating Ideas
Ceiling Light / Similar Framed Chalkboard
Simple + Beautiful Christmas Decorating Ideas

Vintage Sled

Simple + Beautiful Christmas Decorating Ideas

Paper Chains

Simple + Beautiful Christmas Decorating Ideas

Click here to Shop My Favorite Christmas Decor!

More Christmas Inspiration on The Inspired Room:

Peeks of our Christmas House 2018

Click HERE to tour my Christmas House 2017

Click HERE to tour my Christmas House 2016

Click HERE to tour my Christmas House Tour 2015

Click HERE to tour my Christmas House Tour 2014

How to Hang Garland, Wreaths, and Stockings Without Nails

Effortless Christmas Decorating Ideas

25 Ideas for Christmas Decorating

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My Favorite Christmas Decor

My Gift Guides (ideas for everyone!)

13 Comments

  1. Lindsay Wade

    This is my favorite post of the year! I always love your simple elegant touches for the holiday. Thanks and have a beautiful season with your family :)

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  2. Franki Parde

    That kitchen is “da bomb!!” I took a snowflake napkin holder (ring) and put around my oven towel to hold in place…looks festive, too!! franki

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  3. Debbie - MountainMama

    So many beautiful ideas, you almost make me want to add more Christmas decor to the house!! Meanwhile I thought I was done….:)

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    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      Ha! Thank you. If it brings enough joy to try a new idea this year, do it! :-) If not, it’s always fun to save inspiration for next year. Have a wonderful weekend, Debbie!

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  4. TexPeg

    Absolutely loved this post! Simple, shop your house ideas are the best, and you gave us so many! Thank you. Hope you have a very special and merry Christmas with your family.

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    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      You’re welcome! I love to use what we have to keep decorating simple and meaningful. And shopping the house can stretch creativity, too, so it’s fun! Have a wonderful Christmas, Peggy!

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  5. Peggy

    Love the little fir trees wrapped in burlap on the kitchen counter. Are these live trees? I’m thinking of getting a very small one (if I can find one small enough) for our kitchen island to enjoy the fragrance of a live tree, and then transplant it outside. If your trees are live, do you bring them outside? Your temperatures in Seattle are usually very mild, so it’s probably ideal for your fir trees. Merry Christmas.

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    • Melissa @ The Inspired Room

      They are not live, we have been able to use them for years! But I love the idea of a small live tree to plant outdoors later. We have done that before and left the tree inside during the holidays and it was just fine!

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  6. Susan

    Love all of this! Did I mess a link for the tree that you put in your woven striped basket? I’ve been scouring Amazon this morning but haven’t found one I love yet!

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  7. Michele M.

    Your house looks amazing! I sure love your style.

    That metal log thing in your kitchen is really cool – wish I had the space between counter and upper cabs to get one. One day my dreams will come true and we will re-do the kitchen. We have updated twice since moving here but not the big BIG reno of my wishes. The footprint is wrong for two cooks.

    Your home is such inspiration to me!!!!!

    Anyway – love your touches – Merry Christmas to you and yours.

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