Simple Christmas Decor Ideas

Welcome to my tour for Jennifer Rizzo’s Holiday Housewalk 2018! You can jump to the beginning of the tour by clicking on Jen’s post here.

I’m sharing my simple Christmas decor ideas below, and at the end of the post, I will link to the next stop on the tour. Make sure to scroll all of the way through!

Kristen at Ella Claire was stop number 9, so if you are coming from her home, welcome!

Simple Christmas Decor Ideas

This is our Massachusetts colonial. I love our home, and these photos make me feel truly sentimental. Even though we live in snowy New England, it actually rarely snows and sticks before Christmas. However, when it does, it’s magical.

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Exterior Sources

Paint Colors: Siding | Benjamin Moore Gray Huskie
Trim | Benjamin Moore Simply White
Shutters | Benjamin Moore Onyx
Shingles | Black Asphalt
Front Door | Pella
Simple Wreaths | Joann Fabrics Bargain Bin
Ornament Front Door Wreath
Faux Greenery in Planters

Christmas Breakfast Nook Decor

Next up we have our breakfast nook. Since this is the heart of our home, where we do most of our living (and where I work most days), I keep the decor simple each season. The flowers are a combination of grocery store flowers in a wooden vase.

Breakfast Nook Sources

Paint Colors: Walls | Benjamin Moore Gray Owl
Trim | Benjamin Moore Simply White
Bench Cover | Dark Gray Sunbrella Fabric (made by a local upholsterer)
Table | DIY- Get the tutorial here!
Chairs | Restoration Hardware
Plate Rack | IKEA
Plates | Homegoods
Pillows | All but Dark Green are many years old from Target
Dark Green Pillow
Cutting Boards | Antique
Painting | by Norman Royle (my Grandfather)
Wooden Chandelier

Christmas Dining Room Decor

Last up for today we have the newly refreshed dining room! This room is 99% finished (as in forever-ish this time around). I finally found a color I love (Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal). After the holidays we are going to put up the crown molding and hang up a couple of the paintings that came down, and then it’s DONE!

I love the contrast of colors and textures in this room. It has taken me a little bit of time to be completely happy with this room. Sometimes you don’t get it right the first time around!

Dining Room Sources

Paint Colors: Walls | Benjamin Moore Kendall Charcoal
Trim, Planks, & Ceiling | Benjamin Moore Simply White
Pine Table | Pottery Barn
Chairs | Pottery Barn, Natural Pine Finish
Buffet | Discontinued, Similar Linked Here
Ladder Shelves
Wall Baskets
Tuscan Urn
Tree | Sold Out at 7.5′ , Smaller Available Here

Thank you so much for visiting my tour! I will continue to update the sources, as I’m sure I missed things. Please make sure to stop by and visit Courtney at French Country Cottage next. Her decor is always stunning!

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  1. I have a quick question about your beautiful dining room chandelier. Does it feel too big for your table? I have an oval table that is 52″ wide and 74″ long. I worry this chandelier at 28″ will be too wide. Is your table bigger than mine? Do you think the chandelier would work with my table? Thanks so much for any insight you might have. :)

    1. Hi Laura, It’s hard to give advice remotely, but I believe my table is actually narrower than yours. I’ve never felt the chandelier is too big!

  2. So inviting-I’ll be right over! Could you tell me where you got your bamboo shades? I’ve been looking for this type for my larger windows so there would be less weight and the roll ups don’t cover up as much window space as the Roman style. Thanks for any info and enjoy the holidays-your work is done!

  3. Nina, your home is absolutely stunning! Love the exterior and the snow makes it perfectly cozy! Enjoy the Christmas season!

  4. Obsessed with the front of your house, Nina! We’re putting wreaths on all of our windows for the first time this year, and this made me even more excited to get the ball rolling on it. Big hugs, girl! Always beautiful.

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