Come take a peek into my green and white Christmas home tour! I share many decorating tips and tricks for pulling off a look sans red, still full of Christmas cheer!
Welcome friends! If you missed seeing our cozy cottage Christmas porch this year, be sure to click here. A new tab will open and you can take a look at the beautifully decorated exterior of our home! I went “red plaid traditional” on the exterior but wanted to keep things soft and soothing indoors. This year has been one for the history books, and with all of the constant stress and uncertainties I find myself craving pockets of peace and serenity wherever I can find them! I wanted our Christmas decor to be lush, beautiful, festive, yet calming. I’m not much of a minimalist, but I did aim to keep things a bit more simple. I hope you enjoy my green and white Christmas home tour!
Christmas Staircase Garland
To create the garland for the staircase, I used a twenty foot fresh cedar garland from Lowe’s and four faux eucalyptus garlands from Hobby Lobby. I first counted the steps to determine where I wanted the garland to swag, and then starting at the bottom I secured the garand to the bannister using green floral wire. Please forgive the “shabby chic” appearance of the chippy bannister! That will be a winter project for me to tackle. For now, I’m embracing it as “rustic” decor!😉
The horse photography is my own and you can learn How to Create a Stairway Picture Wall using engineer prints here if you’d like!
I used the same green ticking-stripe ribbon throughout the house to bring some cohesiveness to all of the rooms. I found the ribbon for a great price at Walmart.
Silver Gold & Green Christmas Family Room
We remodeled our awkward little family room last year, and I am still playing around with furniture placement in this difficult space. I moved a few furniture pieces around and added two new ottomans and am really loving the new arrangement. Space planning this room with all of the many access points and doorways is a challenge but I think this is a winner.
The new ottomans are part of the Studio McGee collection at Target, and I am so impressed with their quality! They are firm but comfy enough for sitting or perching.
As you can see, Sprockets is thoroughly enjoying the new ottomans! They have quickly become a favorite hangout spot for our pets.
Natural & Lush Christmas Mantel
Whenever I am working with greenery, I like to include a mix of fresh and faux. Using all fresh greenery is preferable but it can be pricey and impractical. For my garland mantel, I started with a flocked garland I had on hand and incorporated fresh cedar sprigs and faux eucalyptus sprigs. I used two command hooks on the top of the mantel to secure the garland in place. I then used some gold antler ornaments to add some texture and bling.
The swag was created using two faux flocked sprigs, some faux eucalyptus, and some fresh cedar. I used a long nail to attach the swag and bells above the mirror.
We added skylights to this room last year during our remodel and it was the best decision ever! This room was so dark before, but the skylights really help to brighten the house.
Silver and Gold Christmas Tree
We have four large Christmas trees this year and our living room tree is a flocked tree done up in all white, silver, and gold ornaments.
I cut small strips of the green ticking stripe ribbon to add a touch of casual to the formal tree.
The ornaments are all from previous years of decorating. And fun fact, the “capiz shell” garland is actually a DIY from my beginning years of blogging and is actually made out of wax paper! You can find the full tutorial for my Look Alike Capiz Shell Christmas Garland here.
Green Kitchen Island
I have made a LOT of recent changes to our kitchen that you might have missed! I loved my former black and white kitchen with the bold floors, but I was ready to soothe the space and create a less busy look. Last night, I decided to spontaneously paint the kitchen island with Fusion Minerals Bayberry paint. I don’t often make spontaneous bold decor choices, but I was ready to just go for it and I’m so glad I did!
I purchased the runner for the kitchen over the summer and at only $50 it is incredibly affordable and I don’t worry too much about it getting ruined! The baskets on the side of the island were a Hobby Lobby find several years ago.
I updated our kitchen hood as well and absolutely love the clean and more modern look of the hood. The live wreath is from Trader Joe’s and is hung with a command hook.
I cut several small trees on our property to create some fresh and free Christmas decor! This little tree is sitting inside a bud vase placed in the center of a vintage vase. I used wine corks to hide the bud vase. The rocking horse was purchase on Amazon a few years ago.
You can shop for my kitchen accessories here!
Here is a view of the opposite side of our kitchen and a glimpse at our beverage station. This is my favorite aspect of this kitchen design! I often watch the cows in the pasture as I make my morning coffee and it always makes me smile!
One more capture of the updated kitchen before we move on to the breakfast room!
Green & White Christmas Breakfast Room
I often say that this tiny little room is a family favorite! This space gets the most sunshine out of any room in the house which may have something to do with it.
You can see my little sunshine puppies enjoying this space!
I made these shelves shortly after moving into this home and they always give me joy to decorate!
Without a butler’s pantry or basement in this home, I’m lacking in storage so these shelves provide a decorative way for me to display my cake stands and other items when not in use.
The glass jars typically house our summer and fall s’more ingredients. I used epsom salts, bottle brush trees, and a few galvanized house ornaments to create easy decor.
Day or night this room feels cozy and warm!
I’m so glad you took the time to stop by and see my home! If you’re looking for even more Christmas inspiration, please see the related Christmas tour links below. Merry Christmas!