Today’s Green and White Christmas Decor Scheme: Nordic Natural, Nurturing picks up where 15 Gifts All Under $25 post left off…did you see or pin that one? This calm round-up also shares a few glimpses of simple holiday decor around my home from 2018.
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Green and White Christmas Decor Scheme: Nordic, Natural and Nurturing
Simplicity & Creativity When Your Space is On the Cozy Side
You’ll notice this is not one of those fantasy Christmas decor tours where more is more, and sparkly everything puts you into a trance in a good way.
Instead, very real and humble approaches to celebrating the season are apparent in spaces that are cozy and human-sized.
BTW. In case you ever think, “Girl, my place is way too small to look as pretty as the spaces I see on Pinterest,” here’s a glance back at a 319 square foot condo Nate Berkus transformed in Boston. And do ignore the audience’s overly dramatic outbursts…if you were ever at an Oprah taping years ago as I was, you understand the director encouraged such drama 🙂
The Emotional Impact of Green
What is it about cool green hues–especially for decorating at Christmas–that evokes feelings of well being and warmth?
Above: Green and white plus twinkly lights in the courtyard. Fresh boughs from our enormous soaring Norway Spruce join twigs and fairy lights on a greyed white bench…Boom.
Find fairy lights and white light strings RIGHT HERE.
Green obviously reflects the beauty and elegant simplicity of the natural world. But it is also a deeply tranquil color associated with health and good fortune.
For me personally, green takes on star status during the holidays because of how it is symbolic of new life. Green reminds us of that which is enduring, everlasting, and sometimes even flourishing in the dead of winter.
Green + White = So Dang Fresh!
Above: This box in a London window I snapped last year perfectly celebrates green and white splendor without any red bows or extra adornment.
A Frasier Fir wreath is fragrant at the kitchen sink.
Fresh Green Rosemary Mini Wreaths
Fresh evergreens, wooly white pom poms, and candlelight are a cozy holiday trio in case you’re into hygge.
There is definitely a cost to using fresh and free of charge evergreens from the yard like I do. I will be vacuuming fallen spruce needles the whole year through!
Nordic French Simplicity
Above: When I organized my studio’s closet last year, I tossed my supply of handmade tissue poufs (they took up so much space!) so I’ll have to make a bunch this year for my vintage French wire basket.
Fresh Greenery in My Ironstone Pitchers
Above: White ironstone is so simple and elegant with green sprigs.
Random: The color green is associated with fertility (anyone else recall adolescent jokes about green M&M’s?), and apparently it was THE color to wear on your wedding day in the 1400’s.
White kitchens make the perfect canvas for layering on green and fairy lights. And what a relief I don’t need a green thumb to enjoy live greenery at Christmastime…just a daily mist of H2O keeps the greens happy.
Fresh Greenery Against Pristine White
Green, White and Copper
Suddenly I want to paint an old ladder white…where’s my paintbrush!?!
Muted Aqua Green With White & Gold
I have a stash of pinecones from the yard to give the ol’ flocked treatment to this year.
While I love blush pink roses, white ones charm me more and are always my first choice in any season.
French Country Whites at Christmas
Dreamy Simplicity With Vintage
Nichole of Corner French Cottage knows her way around the dreaminess of white, and her interiors are proof positive you can skip the reds.
Not that there’s anything wrong with a sweet teeny pop of red from a fresh berry.
Do you wear green? I especially favor these very wearable neutral muddied greens…find a pair HERE.
However, even springier greens can feel festive and best friends with white.
Classic Christmas Mood Music
Beautifully Understated Holiday Decorating Finds
Lovely Magnolia Leaf Wreath
For the Fireplace Mantel?
In the market for a mantel?
For inspiring fireplace ideas, SEE THIS.
A Touch of Green for the Kitchen or Bath
Holiday Sparkle for All Year Round
Classic & White for the Bath
Pretty Things for Any Side Table
Perfect for Christmas Cookies
Traditional and Nostalgic
Understated and Tonal
Understated Lovely Without Any Other Adornment
Ornaments That Don’t Shout
Never Out of Style
Neutral for Any Holiday Pillow
Mercury Glass Finds
Elegant Green + White Holiday Pretty
Can’t You Just Picture Greenery on It?
So Cozy, It Hurts
So Many Places This Will Look Great
One More Scandi White Moment
Lovely Gift Ideas All Under $25!
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