22 Best Elegant Christmas Decor Ideas {Part 2}

Traditional living room with gorgeous elegant Christmas tree and decor

We chatted a little about what it is that distinguishes elegant Christmas decor from the rest in Part 1 of Best Elegant Christmas Decor, and today the exploration continues.

While a “less is more” principle frequently guides elegant interior design, at the holidays, massive can  be massive. My sister, for example, loves to occasionally GO BIG in her elegant Christmas decorating. I believe we may have counted 9 twinkling, multi-sized Christmas trees in her grand home a few seasons back. Years later, she has one simple not-so-grand tree in her charming townhouse. Let’s not be quick to judge, btw. We all have different comfort levels, biases, and budgets when it comes to expressing joy, faith, blessings, and passions swelling within our hearts during the holidays.

Elegant Christmas decor need not require a second mortgage. It need not be boring, stuffy, or lacking in a sense of humor either. Elegance blooms where an eye opens wide for beauty, balance, and cohesiveness.

This is part two, and you can find part one right here. Affiliate links follow and won’t cost you extra yet earn me a few extra pennies.

One more thing. Have you heard “Noel?” So beautifully powerful!

Behold some of the best elegant Christmas decor inspiration (mostly sourced from Pinterest and Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles) with ideas for home decor. Let the holiday pinning commence!


Deck a Tree with Sweet Red Birds.


Spring for A Tall Tree (or Drape a Secretary Desk with Garland).

Gorgeous elegant Christmas decor and Christmas tree in traditional room with doorway framed in fresh garland

Best Elegant Christmas Decor Inspiration


Stay Gold With Gold Ball Ornaments.

(They look elegant massed in a bowl, all by themselves.)


Place an Armchair Near the Tree. 

Aglow from the light of the Christmas tree, the family room offers a warm welcome thanks to Ervin’s dog, Bunny, and festive touches of red and green.

Best Elegant Christmas Decor Inspiration


Embrace Green and Glaze-Lovely.

Color and pattern are at play in Ervin’s Provincial-style kitchen and adjacent dining niche, with large-scale diamond-painted floors and a collection of green-glazed French pottery filling a 19th-century French vasselier.

Best Elegant Christmas Decor Inspiration


Double the Sparkle With a Mirror.

Elegant French Country Tree - Frosted branches and sprinkles of Christmas have been appearing around the house. And with ...

French Country Cottage


Skirt the Tree with Fur or Faux.


Tie on Simple Two-tone Ribbon.

Elegant Christmas garland on stair railing

Best Elegant Christmas Decor Inspiration


Bring on the Buffalo Checks and Blue.

Flynn turned scripts from his favorite holiday movies into seasonal decor by printing them on canvas and hanging them on drapery rods as scrolls. Walnut mantel, Grey Furniture. Tweed sofas, Mitchell Gold + Bob Williams.

Best Elegant Christmas Decor Inspiration


Hang a Simple Wreath at the Kitchen Sink.

A woven vine-and-moss wreath adds natural appeal to the newly renovated kitchen.

Best Elegant Christmas Decor Inspiration


Tuck In Sprigs of Greenery With White Dishes.

White tower of shelves with white dishes and Christmas decor

Best Elegant Christmas Decor Inspiration

I couldn’t resist another shot of that sweet country kitchen, decked in Buffalo check.

A woven vine-and-moss wreath adds natural appeal to the newly renovated kitchen.

Best Elegant Christmas Decor Inspiration

22 Elegant Christmas Decor Ideas - photo: Atlanta Homes & Lifestyles

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If you missed PART 1 with 11 more ideas, find it right here.

I am home in Chicagoland after Thanksgiving in Arizona, and while I decorated the front porch for Christmas before I left, it’s time to get crackalackin with indoor holiday touches. I’m so inspired by the tabletop trees I see in blogland and Pinterest, so that is at the top of my list. How about you? Will you have a tree or 10?

Peace to you right where you are.




  1. December 2, 2017 / 12:25 pm

    Beautiful and so inspiring! I love this time of year. Keep it festive and fabulous, Michele.

    • michele
      December 2, 2017 / 1:34 pm

      Thanks for stopping, Loi! Your beautiful IG posts brighten my day everyday! 🙂

  2. March 8, 2018 / 2:26 am

    All the pinnings are so creative. Each one has its own importance. For example the royalty of that wing chair, the perfect build of Astoria mirror, the beauty of faux fur and many more. Just loved them all. Thanks for sharing.

    • michele
      March 8, 2018 / 10:47 am

      Thanks for reading. 🙂

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