Stunning White Christmas Decorating Ideas & Nordic French Home Tour

Stunning White Christmas Decorating Ideas & Romantic Nordic French Home Tour takes us to Spain once again! Did you catch the holiday decorating post with the rustic French country cottage tour in the Spanish countryside? Today’s glorious cotton candy cloud fairy tale home qualifies as French Nordic fantasy. Whimsical and romantic decorations, tone on tone color palette, twinkling lights, and soft touches tick all the lovely boxes for an elegant French Christmas.

A beautifully restored 1864 home on the Maresme Coast of Spain is decorated in whites for Christmas. #christmasdecor #whitechristmas #frenchcountry #frenchchristmas
White Christmas Decorating Ideas From a Romantic Nordic French Home Tour…certainly a lovely living room indeed!

Photos: El Mueble

Stunning White Christmas Decorating Ideas & Romantic Nordic French Home Tour

Timeless Christmas decor. I recall seeing this Christmas decorated home online everywhere a few years back, and what a testament to timeless style that it still tingles my jingles after seasons have passed.

White Christmas decorating ideas! A beautifully restored 1864 home on the Maresme Coast of Spain is decorated in whites for Christmas. #christmasdecor #whitechristmas #frenchcountry #frenchchristmas
White Christmas Decorating Ideas From a Romantic Nordic French Home Tour…certainly a lovely kitchen indeed!

Where is this home? This beautiful home located on the Maresme coast in Spain hails from 1864. It has been lovingly restored, lightened, brightened, and quite possibly kissed by angels.

White Christmas decorating ideas! A beautifully restored 1864 home on the Maresme Coast of Spain is decorated in whites for Christmas. #christmasdecor #whitechristmas #frenchcountry #frenchchristmas
White Christmas Decorating Ideas From a Romantic Nordic French Home Tour…certainly a lovely dining room indeed!

Subtle Christmas Color Palette. What a magical example of the softer side of holiday decor destined to thrill Nordic Frenchies and Parisienne-wannabes as well as fabby not too shabby chic-sters.

White Christmas decorating ideas! A beautifully restored 1864 home on the Maresme Coast of Spain is decorated in whites for Christmas. #christmasdecor #whitechristmas #frenchcountry #frenchchristmas

Let’s collect white Christmas decorating ideas from gorgeous French Nordic style interiors.

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1. Rustic Crates and Wood Boxes

Unfinished wood crates and wood boxes are easily found and can be customized with hand-lettering (for the most authentic, rustic look) or a stencil. Tuck gifts, books, pet toys, firewood, candles, dishes, and other festive objects inside.

Crates and boxes look great near the Christmas tree, fireplace, near a chair, in the entry or in an empty corner.

FIND Rustic Crate POSSIBILITIES HERE.

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2. White Tulle Ribbon for Christmas Tree & Garland

It’s the simple things! I have used white tulle on Christmas trees through the years, and I like it best as seen here. A simple tied bow at top and long straight ribbons casually streaming to the floor.

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Weave white tulle with sparkling white Christmas lights through simple greenery (artificial or fresh). Your mantel, dresser top or stair railing can be dressed with this romantic trio.

FIND White Tulle POSSIBILITIES HERE.

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3. Christmas Star Motif

There’s something utterly nostalgic and classic about decorating with stars at Christmas, recalling the Star in the East. Repeat this dreamily simple motif throughout your holiday decorated home to leave everyone starry-eyed.

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4. Beyond Stockings on Fireplace Mantel

Most folks understand the language of Christmas mantelscape (greenery, candles, stocking hangers, signage). But what about delicate little stars or hearts or Christmas trees suspended from silk thread or fishing line?

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They can be simply adhered with tape to the mantel and hidden under greenery. What I love about this sweet holiday decor touch is the gentle sway and movement these sweet embellishments are destined to make.

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5. Tulle Ribbon Suspended Holiday Ornaments

Tulle ribbon works so well for a variety of Christmas decorations when you’re after an ethereal, gossamer, airy mood. I have had great success feeding tulle through the little loop of Christmas ornaments to suspend them from windows, mirrors, door knobs, kitchen cabinet pulls and beyond.

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6. White Candles in the Fireplace

There’s nothing quite like a crackling fire to set a romantic Christmas mood. But whether your fireplace is a working one or just decoration, the flickering flames of creamy white candles provide a hard to beat ambient glow.

Use various sizes and arrange them in a metal receptacle to catch wax.

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7. Christmas Candelabra

I don’t know about you, but after this home tour, I’m keeping my eyes peeled for a candelabra or three from a thrift store. Who cares if they are the wrong color if they are inexpensive?

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You can easily spray paint them and create French Nordic inspired Joyeux Noel moments. For a more dramatic statement, dangle metallic Christmas ornaments from the candelabra arms as this homeowner did.

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8. Simple Wreath & Vintage Frame

It hardly gets easier than this simple DIY. Score an ugly framed piece of art from your basement or antique mall, spray paint it white, then tack a little nail on the frame. Voila! Any wreath (even a plain grapevine one) hung from a ribbon will look more important and interesting.

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9. White Christmas Reindeer

You can’t beat white reindeer for a White Christmas plan!

Transform dollar store, thrift store, or inexpensive new reindeer with your favorite white paints. Make it more interesting by varying the shades of white.

10. Stacks of Creamy Hued Books

Keep an eye out for pretty vintage books with white, cream, oatmeal, and pale hued covers. Are they falling apart? Lucky!

Tie the stacks together with waxed twine or white ribbon or stack them imperfectly.

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White Christmas Decorating Ideas From a Romantic Nordic French Home Tour…certainly a lovely color palette indeed!

11. Balance White With Woven Textures

It will make all the difference when you incorporate plenty of Scandinavian and European inspired baskets, placemats, and woven accents.

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12. White Roses for Christmas

Fresh white roses are right at home in a white Christmas decorated home and dazzle in rustic urns, white ironstone pitchers, crystal vases, and pale earthenware. I have even tucked everlasting white roses into branches of the Christmas tree for a very French Nordic look.

13. Skip the Christmas Red

This may ignite controversy, but bear with me. You’ll note this beautiful Nordic French home’s subdued, calm mood is accomplished without pinks and reds (beyond apples in the kitchen).

What can we do with all those red decorations?

14. Give Tired Christmas Decor a Makeunder

If a few decorations have lost their charm and aren’t sentimental or valuable…yes, I’m going to say it–of course, I’m going to say it. PAINT THEM WHITE.

However, if painting everything white doesn’t delight you as it delights me, perhaps limit reds and greens to one room. Go for vibrant color in a powder room or guest room if the surroundings won’t fit with the white Christmas decor scheme. Or simply tuck colorful pieces away for next year’s bold scheme if you change it up each year.

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White Christmas Decorating Ideas From a Romantic Nordic French Home Tour…certainly a lovely tablescape indeed!

15. Lovely White Tulle + Gift Wrap

Does decorating for Christmas with pretty wrapped Christmas gifts even qualify as a decor idea? Maybe not, but for a more romantic and feminine look, use white tulle alone or combined with ribbon.

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16. White Christmas Cakes

Think beyond frosted windowpanes and royal iced houses. Why not? I am a hopeless cake decorator–just no natural skill or patience for it–but I am exceptional at whipping up buttercream to pile on for plain and simple cupcakes.

Skip the baking and buy premade cakes! Request an all white frosted cake or plain cupcakes from the bakery if all you see in the case are colorful and tacky specimens.

Wait. ARE YOU SUGGESTING TO DISPLAY THE CAKE AS DECOR and keep it off my hips? I like my cake and am nahhhhhhht gonna judge whether that cake sits prettily on the pedestal for one hour or one month. Hahahahaha.

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White Christmas Decorating Ideas From a Romantic Nordic French Home Tour…certainly a lovely kitchen indeed!

17. White Sheepskin Rugs & Pillows

Oh this is just the best white Christmas decor idea EVER. Why? Because it satisfies so many requirements. Nordic French? Um, like totes Mcgoats. Cozy and tactile? Oui. Functional and beautiful? Hallelujah.

FIND a few possibilities HERE.

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White Christmas Decorating Ideas From a Romantic Nordic French Home Tour…certainly a lovely bedroom indeed!

18. White Painted Vintage Chairs

If you require extra seating during the holidays, shop your basement, garage, FB Marketplace, or thrift shop. Look for stools and castoff chairs with potential to be transformed with a few coats of white.

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You may recall that eons ago, I painted an ugly brown upholstered Louis-style arm chair white…including the fabric. While that chair serves as a perch for bath towels and decor, it would also be perfect laden with gifts in a French Nordic Christmas decorated room.

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19. Treat a Table in the Entry as a Mantel

Decorate the top of a console table, shelf, or other surface in the entry with a few metallic or light-hued ornaments and votives. I love how amber glass works with all the white in this glorious French inspired home. Even minimal and simple amber glass jars would be lovely!

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20. Celebrate Green + White

Something truly magical happens when green and white come together for the holidays so don’t underestimate this duo.

Watch this video to see what finding the right GREEN paint can do for a French Country room decorated for Christmas.

Do you like this green paint color, Benjamin Moore ROOFTOP GARDEN?

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BENJAMIN MOORE Rooftop Garden…hello lovely indeed.

And here’s a pretty something to hold holiday cards you may receive or even for a floral arrangement.

21. Remember to Look Down

The holiday decorated interiors of this enchanting white home remind us to not neglect the floor or lower shelves. A simple detail like a grapevine sphere wrapped in white twinkle lights where a doorstop would be can be a charming unexpected design detail.

Scandinavians are such pros at laid back, rustic yet elegant touches like candlelight upon the floor. Not every home (kids! pets!) may be appropriate for glowing floor decor, but LED candles do the trick!

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22. White Tissue Paper & White Poufs

If you have followed this blog for a spell, you know I have a thang for tissue paper pom poms, poufs, and garlands. They are relaxing to make and add whimsy and fun for Christmas and beyond. They are also suggestive of Nordic French style so it’s an inexpensive, creative layer to add to white holiday decor themes.

FIND TISSUE PAPER IN BULK HERE.

23. Understated White DIY Reindeer Pillow

While this tutorial is not in English, it matters not!

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Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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14 Comments

  1. Connie
    October 17, 2019 / 7:15 am

    OH my oh my oh my! How utterly lovely indeed!

    We are currently moving into a new-to-us home and are painting walls, ceilings and trim all white. Everyone of these images makes me smile with glee as I think ahead to the day when we’re all moved and all the possibilities of decorating for a white Christmas…both indoors and out. πŸ™‚

    This is another one of your posts that will most definitely be bookmarked πŸ™‚
    Thanks again for such lovely images to inspire!

    • Michele
      Author
      October 17, 2019 / 7:57 am

      Hahahaha – I’m so glad – what an adventure this will be as you put all your touches on this new place. Keep me posted on your progress, and thanks for tuning into this beautiful tour! Happy Thursday, Connie. πŸ™‚

  2. Carol S.
    October 17, 2019 / 9:17 am

    Oh boy beautiful inspiration so cleverly arranged and described by you. Thank you. I’m in temp living for 3 months and somehow my xmas box I carefully put together ended up in storage warehouse. Lots of red and green in there. Maybe it was a happy accident and I can use some of these beautiful white ideas to make the holidays sparkle! Glad to hear you’re gaining weight and feeling good.

    • Michele
      Author
      October 17, 2019 / 11:00 pm

      That’s the spirit! I am truly obsessed with white decor and could have included a dozen more ideas off the top of my head. Let us know if you go for a white Christmas, and thanks for reading!

  3. Dee Guinn
    October 17, 2019 / 10:01 am

    What a wonderful post! Thought it was too early for Christmas decorations but I was wrong. So many great ideas and inspiration.

    • Michele
      Author
      October 17, 2019 / 10:55 pm

      Hahahaha – I hate to post anything that will make folks feel a sense of Christmas anxiety or panic, but I also know tons of people begin collecting ideas in July so I am truly wayyyyy behind as far as Pinterest is concerned. Thanks so much for taking the time to read and hang out with me here. πŸ™‚

  4. Joanna
    October 17, 2019 / 11:45 am

    My kind of Christmas decor. And, no it’s not too early! It gets us thinking about this year’s theme, although I’m leaning towards the same as last year. I decorated with lots of white, glass/crystal candlesticks with candles of various sizes and light touches of gold tucked in. Sheepskins were thrown over the kitchen counter stools for that oh so cozy morning cup of coffee. I no longer put up a tree but I enjoy decorating all the surfaces with a light touch. It was serene and soft and warm.
    Thanksgiving has come and gone in Canada and Halloween is just two weeks away. Almost time to switch out the minimal fall decor for winter. Hooray! My favourite place to decorate for the seasons is my front wrap around porch.
    Always a favourite place to stop in for eye candy, Michele.

    • Michele
      Author
      October 17, 2019 / 10:44 pm

      I love the idea of those gold touches tucked in, Joanna. And I was out and about today searching for sheepskins. I have to get busy making the pom poms since I’d like to work in some handmade garlands this year. Happy planning, friend!

  5. October 17, 2019 / 2:07 pm

    Michele, how beautiful. Just the inspiration I needed!

    • Michele
      Author
      October 17, 2019 / 10:41 pm

      Yay! I’m so happy you enjoyed, and I just love the simplicity and repetition in the decor. Peace to you, Rhonda.

  6. gina sangmeister
    October 17, 2019 / 2:19 pm

    i love decorating in white for Christmas. i put swarovski crystal snowflakes on a frosted white tree and about 300 icicles. the tree is magical. my mantels decorated like an enchanted forest – lots of trees and lights.

    • Michele
      Author
      October 17, 2019 / 10:40 pm

      Omg, Gina – that sounds amazing, and you should email pics so we can all enjoy the enchantment! I would love to do a white tree someday. πŸ™‚

  7. Lisa D.
    October 20, 2019 / 8:31 pm

    I just love this post, Michelle. As a lover of almost everything white, I find the idea of white Christmas decor beautiful, peaceful and ethereal. (I especially loved the fancy Christmas anxiety quote!) Thank you for this pretty, white post.

    • Michele
      Author
      October 20, 2019 / 10:25 pm

      So happy it strikes a chord with you, Lisa – I never tire of white as evidenced by my evening of painting a dropleaf table my favorite color! Only 6 coats to go! πŸ™‚

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