Lovely Rooms Decorated for Christmas

Lovely Rooms Decorated for Christmas will explore a few Christmas decor ideas today, ranging from humbly subtle (yep, those will be my own light-handed attempts) to handsomely chic.

White Christmas decor in a Scandinavian or French Nordic living room with star motif and airy serene decor. #christmasdecor #swedish #scandinavian #whitechristmas

Image: Freshome. Lovely Rooms Decorated for Christmas.

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Lovely Rooms Decorated for Christmas

According to lifestyle experts, Christmas 2018 is all about being bold and adventurous.

Many of them predict oversized Christmas tree ornaments and bright colors will be a common sight this holiday season. If dazzling colorful holiday decor sizzles your bacon, consider yourself a snappin trendsetter. It’s even better when you add your own touches and personality to the mix, and you can’t go wrong as long as you’re ringing in the holidays with an open heart and a festive spirit.

To jumpstart your decorating for the holidays, do have a gander at these lovely rooms for Christmas decor inspiration.

Christmas decor in a dining room by Catherine Wilkinson with midcentury modern chairs and neutral colors. #christmasdecor #diningroom #whitechristmas

Photo: Homes to Love. Design: Catherine Wilkinson. Lovely Rooms Decorated for Christmas.

Catherine Wilkinson’s white motif design focuses on approachable elegance.

In this dining room above, a white tablecloth serves as a canvas for pops of traditional red and green Christmas colors. To bring balance, begin layering upon a main backdrop. In this case, that backdrop is the warmth of oak hardwoods and the light maple stain of Midcentury Modern chair legs. The tone of the simple kraft paper runner on the table repeats that warm tone.

While an oatmeal hued linen tablecloth is lovely as a base for any colorful holiday tablescape, a canvas dropcloth may also do the trick. White dishes, simple glass mason jars with white willow berries, chic marble candle holders, and tall brass candlesticks (they bring a lovely, delicate, vertical dimension to the Christmas tablescape) are a fabulous simple lovely mix to usher in the holiday ambience and delicious menu.

Traditional & Handsome Christmas Dining Room

Formal dining room in a traditional and luxurious dining room with wood paneling. Unsplash. #christmasdecor #traditional #formaldiningroom

Photo: Unsplash.

Simple & Scandinavian Inspired in My Kitchen

 Farmhouse Christmas decor in my kitchen with fresh wreath and fairy light over a farm sink. Hello Lovely Studio. #farmhousechristmas #christmasdecor #farmsink #freshwreath

Photo: Hello Lovely Studio.

Nordic White Winter Wonderland

White Christmas decor in a Scandinavian or French Nordic living room with star motif and airy serene decor. #christmasdecor #swedish #scandinavian #whitechristmas

Image: Freshome. Lovely Rooms Decorated for Christmas.

This Scandinavian style living room decks the hall with white and gold, and Nordic French decor and vintage pieces add to the charm of the design. The use of tulle – seen on the Christmas tree with fluffy over-sized poufs and streamers – echoes an ethereal Nordic Christmas tradition. (My own Swedish-lovin’ mom was decorating our own Christmas trees with tulle ribbon before most folks even knew the term ‘tulle!!!!’ ).

The Louis chair is proof positive that the back of furniture CAN and should be as beautiful as the front. (Look at the sexy gams on that Frenchie piece!)

Simple silver stars on the Christmas tree and throughout the living room’s decor bring a star theme with subtle sophistication and speak of an important chapter in the traditional Christmas story.

My Simple and Natural Christmas Decor

Bright red weliles and a plaid scarf in a country entry with antiques and simple Christmas decor. #hellolovelystudio #christmasdecor #countrychristmas #redboots

Photo: Hello Lovely Studio. PIN FROM MY HOLIDAY BOARD to give it some love.

Fresh greenery and pinecones in a vintage pail. Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #christmasdecor #simplechristmas #greenery #grainsack

Photo: Hello Lovely Studio. Lovely Rooms Decorated for Christmas.

Pink pointe shoes and pom poms. Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #christmasdecor #pinkchristmas #whitechristmas #pastels #pointeshoes

Photo: Hello Lovely Studio.

Bonus: simplistic approaches to Christmas decor are often checkbook friendly (check out Hello Lovely Studio’s list of awesome Christmas decor for under $20).

Unforgettable Christmas Fireplace Mantel

Elegant Christmas decor in a living room with beautiful fresh greenery, white twinkly lights, and ostrich feathers. #christmasdecor #fireplace #mantel #livingroom #elegantchristmas

Photo: Freshome.

A fireplace this grand and gorgeous offers a natural focal point and alternative to decorating the entire space. Note to self: when building or buying next house, add grand and gorgeous fireplace to simplify holiday decorating for eternity! Accentuating the fireplace festively and tastefully yet simply becomes the challenge.

In the living room with built-ins above, greenery and sparkly white lights adorn the fireplace mantel layered with feathers and clear glass pedestal bowls filled with fresh greenery and twigs. While children (young and old) in the house might necessitate Santa figures or whimsical stockings, even these additions could easily join the design.

The Strength of Architectural Details

Christmas decorated room with handsome and rich paneled wood walls and architectural details. #christmasdecor #fireplace #elegant

Photo: Freshome.

Richly paneled wood walls and Baroque furniture are timelessly beautiful without any help from the holidays, but may look awkward with randomly chosen Christmas decor. A harmonious effect is created here with metallic gold and silver bursts of lovely reflective color. The addition of candlelight on the fireplace mantel in lieu of twinkly Christmas lights provides stunning illumination with the darkness of the wood in this handsome ambient space. (Find a little more advice from Countrylife about how dim lighting is especially great for living rooms in period properties.)

White and Airy Country White Christmas

 White Christmas decor - in my simple kitchen with fresh fir wreath above farm sink and simple delicate fairy lights. #hellolovelystudio #christmasdecor

Photo: Hello Lovely Studio.

Christmas tablescape with blush roses, gold ornaments, fresh branches, and white plates on white farmhouse table by Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #tablescape #pastels #christmasdecor

Photo: Hello Lovely Studio.

Simple Christmas decor in my white kitchen - a winter tree with little white lights and a burlap base on the counter. #hellolovelystudio #whitechristmas #simplechristmas #christmasdecor

Photo: Hello Lovely Studio.

Design inspiration from magazine worthy interiors is lovely indeed, but it can never replace the personal touches you bring from your unique style of celebrating the season and expressing your family’s long kept traditions. Filling the space with comfort and joy and bringing on COZY FACTOR has little to do with how much you spend or how many strings of light illumine your nest.

Humble and Pale Christmas Placesetting at My Place

My neutral Swedish farmhouse Christmas tablescape with white, gold, and green, ready for its Swedish pancakes. #hellolovelystudio #christmasdecor #whitechristmas #placesetting

Photo: Hello Lovely Studio

Speaking of strings of light, do you go nuts with decorating the exterior of your home for Christmas? Is home sweet home something other than a single-family home where you must be more mindful about decorating both inside and out? I know residential properties like condos and co-op apartments are generally subject to building regulations and limitations. (In an article comparing co-ops and condos, Yoreevo emphasized that renovations need board approval first if you’re living in a co-op unit. It’s a similar case with condos, as some condo developers don’t allow residents to repaint the walls with another color or use any kind of adhesive.)

Country Decor in Our Entry

Christmas decor in a country house entry with red boots, red plaid scarf, wooly pom pom wreath, and fresh greenery. #hellolovelystudio #christmasdecor #redboots #pompomwreath

Photo: Hello Lovely Studio.

If I know you guys, you are already thinking way outside the box already in terms of your holiday decorating. If you are not already in Pin mode, pinning like a jolly-feverish PinterestMonster with Pinterest Syndrome (the only cure? more Pinterest!), well, get to gettin’ and PIN FROM MY HOLIDAY BOARD to give it some love.

My Advent Wreath

My neutral Swedish farmhouse Christmas tablescape with white, gold, and green, ready for its Swedish pancakes. #hellolovelystudio #christmasdecor #whiteandgold #adventwreath #tablescape

Photo: Hello Lovely Studio.

HAVE YOU BEGUN YOUR HOLIDAY SHOPPING, FRIENDS?

Scandinavian Christmas decor in my white kitchen with Swedish candelabra, fresh fir wreath, and fairy lights over farm sink window. #hellolovelystudio #christmasdecor #swedish #scandinavian #whitechristmas #nordicfrench

Photo: Hello Lovely Studio.

Peace to you right where you are.

~michele

If you have a moment, do check out my PINTEREST BOARDS and PIN pretty inspiration – I am happily saving Christmas decorating ideas at the moment!

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12 Comments

  1. Kristen
    October 20, 2018 / 6:23 am

    Beautiful scenes! I love your advent wreath. Here is to the start of a wonderful season.

    • michele
      Author
      October 20, 2018 / 8:21 am

      Thank you, friend! xox

  2. Connie
    October 20, 2018 / 8:44 am

    Oh so lovely to see the beginnings of Christmas decor!

    I haven’t started decorating for Christmas yet but I have taken some of my old decor and gave them new life so they’ll be ready for decorating when the time comes…which is usually the first Sunday in Advent.

    Thanks for all the lovely inspirations!

    • michele
      Author
      October 20, 2018 / 9:15 am

      Thanks for getting into the spirit and reminding us of the reason for the season! Peace to you. xox

  3. Karen H.
    October 20, 2018 / 9:24 am

    I confess that I’m not ready for the holidays yet, but these photos are beautiful. I do love simple greens and candlelight. Have a lovely weekend Michele!

    • michele
      Author
      October 20, 2018 / 1:05 pm

      I never feel quite ready – it always helps me to get my gift shopping done asap so I don’t have that stress hanging over me and can focus on little simple decor touches and the sacred part of the season. Peace to you, friend.

  4. October 20, 2018 / 10:09 am

    I love your humble natural Christmas decorating and also the grand sparkly ones! It’s such a magical time , makes me a child at heart all over again!

    • michele
      Author
      October 20, 2018 / 1:04 pm

      Thanks, Holly. Hope you are enjoying this fall weekend – looks like it is spitting snow here – easy to believe holidays are just around the corner! xox

  5. Joanna
    October 20, 2018 / 2:46 pm

    Christmas! Oh, it’s far too early to start! They are lovely pictures though.
    I have simplified my decorating over the last ten years. My fireplace wall soars to a cathedral ceiling and has become my focus. I no longer put up a tree but instead, decorate my mantel with live greens, gold balls, and candles. Above the mantel, I or I should say, my hubby hangs two angel wings. Light touches of gold & white are spread around the house, but never overdone. Our gifts rest on an old sled waiting for Christmas morning.
    My front porch has a little colour in the red lantern sitting beside the wicker chair, that has a tartan cushion and throw. A pair of little, white skates with red laces prop against the table waiting for someone to take a spin. A wreath with berries sets off my red door and welcomes all. White lights shine from above the pergola, casting a soft glow over my back garden. Maybe, we’ll even get a dusting of snow.
    Oh, now I’m in the mood but it’s still too early.

    • michele
      Author
      October 20, 2018 / 10:35 pm

      What gorgeous interiors you are painting with words! Come decorate my house! And send pics when your decor is in place – would love to share reader friends’ rooms! xox

  6. October 20, 2018 / 6:58 pm

    Oh I’m ready for Christmas and enjoyed the inspiration!

    • michele
      Author
      October 20, 2018 / 10:35 pm

      Thank you for visiting, Angelina – can’t wait to see your lovely home’s holiday decor! xox

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