Why Neutral Christmas Decor is Your Most Versatile Choice
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I write this post as I’m in the process of making my annual cinnamon candy I give away to friends and family for Christmas each year. The Christmas feeling starts around our house once we bring out the decorations, but it’s like everything is in full swing when the cinnamon candy is on the stove. Of course, it helps that it makes the house smell absolutely delicious. Maybe I can share the recipe with you all some day. But for now I wanted to share some pictures of our Christmas decor this year.
I’ve kept things fairly neutral in color for the past 2-3 years with some small pops of red here and there, but decided to go completely neutral this year. And I’m in love with it! The soft vibe it gives with the creamy faux fur tree skirts, fluffy flocked greenery, and the warm glow of the white lights can’t be beat. There’s seriously no place I’d rather be this time of year.
On the other hand, if you love having those pretty, vibrant holiday colors in your home, having neutral Christmas decor gives you the ability to throw in pretty much any accent color(s) you wish without having to buy all new decor when you get tired of whatever current color you’re currently using. For example, we could add some red poinsettias or red and gold picks to our tree if we wanted, but wouldn’t have to buy all new ornaments, garland, etc. The current neutral pieces would work perfectly to glue everything together as a whole.
I figured out this neutral trick after having a couple years where my taste had totally changed from buying a giant case of red, green and silver ornaments one year to later buying a big case of brown and champagne ornaments the next year. I was still in that whimsical Christmas stage when I bought the red, green and silver ornaments, but then decided I needed a more “grown up” look with the brown and champagne. But as luck would have it, I no longer liked the brown and champagne the following year. That’s when the white, cream, black, and green came into play to give me the neutral base I needed to achieve any look I choose. And when I say green, I’m talking about the greenery of the trees and garland.
We could keep our decorations up through the winter with having primarily trees, garland and a few reindeer. That’s just another benefit. However, I’m one of those few people that likes to take down the decorations the day after Christmas or at least before the first of the year. I definitely don’t judge anyone for keeping theirs up later, but I bring mine out early enough that I’m ready to take it down by the time Christmas has come and gone. That feeling of having everything cleared out and decluttered makes for a nice, fresh start to the new year.
I hope you all enjoyed seeing our home at Christmas time. Maybe it will give you a bit of inspiration or at least put a smile on your face! Don’t leave without checking out our Christmas pieces in our shop here if you’re looking to add to your decorations. Also, let us know how you like to decorate your home for the holidays in the comments below. We’d love to hear from you! Merry Christmas!