Traditional Green and Blue Christmas Decorations that Last All Winter

No, I’m not decorating for the holidays just yet. You take me for someone who has life together! I’m still trying to talk the girls into letting go of their pumpkins and trying to talk that Halloween candy into letting go of my hips. When the sun sets before 5:00 and the temperatures drop, I start thinking about how to make our home feel a little more cozy and it’s amazing how a little winter decor can make it feel warm and festive.

Last year, like so many, the holiday season was a whirlwind and I never got around to sharing our green and blue Christmas family room. I loved it in all it’s simplicity and curling up with a chunky throw and reading with our girls to pass the night away.

Christmas tree with starry lights and ivory quilted tree skirt

I’ll let you in on a little secret – I don’t love decorating a Christmas tree. I love having one, I love the feeling of a decorated tree gracing our family room, but I don’t love decorating a tree. There’s so much pressure, so many layers and I can never get it to feel “right”. My friend Michael decorates the most exquisite Christmas trees and I may just live vicariously through him and decorate little themed trees for each of the girls’ rooms this year.

traditional Christmas decor

Last year, we had a pink Christmas tree in our living room and in our family room I simply covered the concolor fir tree in starry string lights, which was simple, but magical. The soft blue green needles smell like oranges and were inspiration for the green and blue Christmas decor that we maintained through February.

A perk of decorating for Christmas in soft colors is that they don’t expire December 25th!

The sofa was filled with soft green velvet and sweater knit pillows covers we’ve had for more than 5 years. Our linen cabinet is filled with pillow covers that circulate from one season to the next.

fresh green and blue christmas wreath

At the time, I couldn’t find a piece of art I loved enough to hang over the sofa, so I hung a wreath filled with blue and white berries, pine cones and mixed greens that added natural fragrance to the family room all winter.

natural christmas decorating ideas

I’m not sure the direction I’ll take this year, I’m somewhat conflicted, but I think this green and blue Christmas family room might inspire our home for the season and I’m looking forward to incorporating a few new Christmas decorating ideas.

garland on stairs with ribbon chrisoms decorations

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7 comments on “Traditional Green and Blue Christmas Decorations that Last All Winter”

  1. I love the touches of greenery everywhere. So cute. This Christmas tree is gorgeous! Obsessed with this time of the year.
    xo, Meghan

  2. That tree with the twinkle lights is just pure magic. Beautiful!

  3. Julie, I love this! The calm colors are so soothing for this time of year, and I love the way there will be less pressure on 12.26 to start stashing everything away again!
    Inspirational, as always.
    <3
    Christina

  4. I liked the wreath the best, the tree in all its simplicity was also looking awesome..but I like the wreath more. Soothing is the word that comes to mind.

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