Christmas Decorated Rooms: Simple, Subtle, Serene

Ready or not, this dreamer is leaping ahead on the calendar not to rattle nerves but to bring calm. Because it’s never too early for hearts to prepare Him room. Christmas Decorated Rooms: Simple, Subtle, Serene spotlights holiday decorations reflecting the season’s softer side.

Pink pointe shoes and pom poms. Hello Lovely Studio. #hellolovelystudio #christmasdecor #pinkchristmas #whitechristmas #pastels #pointeshoes
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Christmas Decorated Rooms: Simple, Subtle, Serene

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 the 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.

My Simple & Scandinavian Inspired 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.

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.

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

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
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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?

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.

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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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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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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Courtney Lamp Base
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Rustic Farmhouse Stool
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Venetian Mirror
French Lidded Baskets
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Rustic Wood Candlestick Set
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French Country Farmhouse Baskets
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