Balancing Traditional and Neutral Holiday Decor
Without a doubt, Christmas is my favorite holiday! It’s a time filled with love, joy and bonding. Growing up in a large family, I remember our home coming alive for Christmas. There was music, laughter and good conversations — all happening over a feast! Between the family traditions and quality time spent together, I’ve collected so many fond memories that will last a lifetime!
When it comes to home decor, I’m a neutral lover at heart. So naturally, I gravitate more towards neutral Christmas decor as well. This year has been a first for us in many ways. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, this is the first year we didn’t have a family vacation. It’s also the first year we’re decorating our courtyard for the holiday, and including more traditional Christmas colors and decor.
With my girls missing out on so many activities this year, it felt more important to make Christmas extra special and extra festive for them! When The Home Depot invited us to participate in their Holiday Style Challenge, I saw this as an awesome opportunity to have some styling fun with my girls.
Pops Of Color For The Kids
Bright pops of color are my girls’ favorite so I enlisted the help of my 7-year-old daughter to outline what she wanted in our courtyard holiday decor! The Home Depot has everything you need to decorate your home, both indoor and outdoor, for the holidays! We purchased all our holiday goodies online and had them shipped right to our front door. I was able to strike a compromise with my daughter and balance both my love of neutrals and her love of color. We started with this super cute and fun Christmas yard stake to add a pop of color at our front door. It’s the perfect welcoming sign and just the right height to really make my girls feel included in this styling process!
What’s that saying? Go big or go home?! The joy and pure excitement that filled my 7-year-old’s face at the sight of this Santa’s sleigh and reindeer was priceless! The vibrant colors and LED lighting makes this a fun outdoor holiday decor that’s sure to bring cheer to the kids.
Neutral Touches For Me
I love styling with pine cones for Christmas, so when I saw these pine cone grapevine wreaths, I immediately pictured them hanging on our window. They offer the perfect balance of greenery and pine cones. We amped up the festivity of these wreaths by wrapping some copper string lighting around them, creating a magical glow.
Garlands around the doorway just works! Our courtyard styling wouldn’t have been complete without some frosted garlands to add that snowy touch. The pre-lit lighting and pine cones on this garland allowed me to infuse some simplicity at our entryway.
A Happy Blend Of Both
We also included a small, glittery pine tree with a cute and subtle red bow. The flocked appearance reminded my older daughter of snow and the height was just perfect for my baby girl to reach. We even threw in some warm string lights to create a whimsical feel!
Why have one wreath when you can have three? My daughter and I share a mutual love of this 3-ring wreath. I’m a big fan of the dark greenery and pine cones while she loves the bright pops of red. This pre-lit, pre-decorated wreath set is a winner in my book. It added that traditional Christmas element and contrasted nicely against the frosted garlands.
There’s more than one way to decorate with garlands. Hanging this pine Christmas garland on top of our outdoor window ledge was just another way. It balanced the lovely grapevine wreaths above, by adding extra greenery and color that wasn’t overwhelming. The fact that the garland is battery operated also means I don’t have to worry about plugs and outlets which was an added bonus!
Lastly, we included this white deer display because it’s so eye-catching when lit up! It’s quite mesmerizing and really cozies up our front entryway! It’s not only a beautiful display, but it also gives all the Christmas feels! I adore the subtlety of the red bow and gold antlers.
I’m so happy to have had this awesome opportunity to share how possible it is to blend home decor styles! I’m particularly loving the pre-lit and pre-decorated holiday pieces because they make styling so much simpler! I enjoyed creating a bright and festive holiday display that’s been fun for our entire family! I can’t put a price on the joy and twinkle in my girls’ eyes when we come out at night to enjoy our decorated courtyard space. The magic of Christmas is very real and we can always use an extra dose of holiday cheer. Let’s remember the blessings we have to be thankful for and from my family to yours, I hope you have a Merry Christmas!