Monday, November 14, 2011

White Christmas Decorating Ideas Part 3

Lets start the week with a fresh, crisp, clean idea for Christmas!  Part 3 of the Christmas Decor Marathon is "A White Christmas!"  There is nothing more peaceful than the beautiful look of fresh morning frost and snow.  Lets recreate it for Christmas!  The key to a successful white pallet is to add a little dimension to it.  White tends to flatten a space so it is important to add little punches of contrast.  To keep the "White Christmas" authentic, just add a bit of your natural greenery.
Here is a a couple simple entry ways.  Everything is natural.  I would add white and silver bows to the wreaths and.....a little snow!  The doors on these homes are white so that helps but not everyone has a white door.  If not, just add as many white items as you can.  For example, the second photo shows the greenery planted in white urns.  Add white ornaments to the wreath or hang them from the porch or roof line right above the front door, (at different levels of course!)



Next up, the tree!  Here are some great examples of some beautiful white Christmas trees.  Two of the trees have white boas on them. You can get these at your local craft store.  What a great idea!  The boas create that soft look of newly fallen snow.  Add your favorite white and maybe silver ornaments and voila!  Keep in mind that it is best to add a lot of texture to create interest.  Add feathers, painted woods, paper ornaments, glass etc.

Entry-check!
Tree-check!
Now for the decor~ Topiaries in white painted pots, distressed urns and glass domes!


Dipped pine cones add a lovely touch to your white decor.  Simply apply glue to the tips of your pine cones and sprinkle with faux snow or glitter! I love the mercury glass candle sticks.  Check out the mercury glass tutorial in my archives to learn how you can make your own for much less!
Gather twigs or branches and paint them silver or white.  Place them in a vase and hang glass or shatter proof balls on them. Swap out your lamp shades and throw pillows for crisp white ones!


 What a great idea!  Hand stockings on your foot board.  Very cool!

 Now for the mantle~  Once again, pair your all white stockings with some natural greenery.  I love the white birch stumps with the moss layered on top!


How about layering shabby chic painted mirrors!  Looks great!
Happy "White Christmas" Decorating!

3 comments:

  1. Does anyone know where or if you can get the white birch logs? I would like fake ones

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    1. Yes, You can get them at most craft stores. Michael's and JoAnn's both have them in their floral department. Good luck!

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