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Simple + Beautiful Christmas Decorating Ideas

by | Dec 4, 2019 | Christmas, Christmas Decorating, Decorating Inspiration, feature | 11 comments

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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!

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Mini Trees in the Kitchen

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

Christmas Tree Round Up

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Ornaments in a Container

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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.

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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!

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Similar Plaid Sheets

Cozy Plaid Sheets

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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!

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Boxwood Wreaths Tucked in Shelves

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Blanket Ladder

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

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Wreath on a Mirror

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Greenery and Ornaments in a Basket

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Paper Trees Sources / Tree & Pinecone String Lights

A Festive Tablescape

Tour our winter dining room here!

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Woven Striped Basket

Tree in a Basket

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Jingle Bells in a Jar

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Door Basket

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

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Kitchen Details, Tour & Sources

Festive Kitchen Towels

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Pinecones

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Christmas Houses

Find my favorite Christmas houses here!

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Black & White Doormat / Similar Tree Doormat / Dutch Door Details

A Festive Holiday Doormat

Find my favorite doormats for this season here!

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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!

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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.

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Log Holder Counter Display Shelf

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

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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!).

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Ceiling Light / Similar Framed Chalkboard
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Vintage Sled

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Paper Chains

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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

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My Favorite Christmas Decor

My Gift Guides (ideas for everyone!)

11 Comments

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    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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    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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    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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      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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    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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      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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    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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      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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