How to Decorate With Silver & White for Christmas


This is our family room, which I don’t share too often because it is the main gathering space for my family and is rarely clean or perfectly decorated. ๐Ÿคท๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ One morning last week, I walked into this room and no one was watching tv or reading or playing with the dogs, so I grabbed my camera and snapped as many pictures as I could, knowing what a rare event this was! ๐Ÿ˜‚ The result is a series of photos showing all of the little details that make this room the cozy space where my family makes memories, especially during the Christmas season. I realized that I used a simple color palette here so today I wanted to share some ideas for how to decorate with silver and white for Christmas in a soft and subtle way.

As you enter this room there is a long table behind the couch that is a great surface to add seasonal decor pieces. I find that simple greenery mixed with some metallic touches works well for Christmas and beyond, so I used a rosemary topiary in a French zinc bucket and added a couple of reproduction trophy cups beside it. On the opposite side sits two large lanterns with a small pine tree in between. (I like things in threes!)

Looking further into the room, the stone fireplace is the centerpiece of the room (with an enormous TV above it ๐Ÿคฆ๐Ÿปโ€โ™€๏ธ). As someone who wants every view to be aesthetically pleasing this TV is a bit hard for me to tolerate, but I am also practical and understand that a home needs to be functional as well as beautiful, so I just decorate around it!

I add a very full layered garland on top of the mantle and then string either bells or other metallic elements beneath the greenery. This year I discovered a beautiful mercury glass garland that became the inspiration for the theme throughout this room.

Two strings of garland hung asymmetrically add a pretty shimmer to the fireplace and set the stage for the remaining decor elements. On the hearth, I used my favorite copper pot filled with birch logs and a rattan log holder for additional firewood.

Not wanting the look to be too formal, I chose to use knit stockings hung on either side of the mantle.

Continuing the shiny silver theme, I filled a gray painted dough bowl with silver ornaments in various sizes and textures and placed it on a chest between two leather wing back chairs.

I draped the Christmas tree with white and silver garland and then silver ornaments in different sizes and textures were added. So simple but so pretty!

On the coffee table, I filled an oversized copper bowl with faux pine greenery and white-tipped pine cones.

And on the cabinet behind the couch, a put a couple of small pine trees and a pretty eucalyptus wreath.

Overall I love how this room turned out. It’s always a surprise in the end because I rarely plan ahead. I hope this gives you a few ideas about how to decorate with silver and white for Christmas in a soft and subtle way.

Thanks for stopping by the blog and have a beautiful day!

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