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Design Ideas for Neutral Holiday Decorations

All is calm in these festive homes

From the Editors of Traditional Home

Seaonal décor isn't always over-the-top. Serene spaces with subdued palettes may be minimal, but they definitely make an impression. See why we can't get enough of these calm holiday interiors.

Magnolia leaf garlands flanking the doorway welcome guests—and the holiday spirit—to this dining room. An antique vessel filled with an arrangement of amaryllis, magnolia, pine, and juniper continues the festive mood at the table.

Understated can make a big statement. In this gorgeous neutral living room, Christmas decorations are kept minimal. Atop the mantel, a green garland dotted with pears is anchored on both ends by a vase of white roses.

A Christmas tree decorated with white twinkle lights is a simply elegant addition to a room filled with gilt antiques and creamy white upholstery. The tree, plus a vase of paperwhites on the demilune table, is all this sitting room needs to sparkle for the season. 

A flocked Christmas tree meshes with the snowy-white winter wonderland outside the windows. Accents in lavender shades add interest without taking away from the serene mood.

A tree with neutral ornaments keeps the calm in this house while bringing in a festive air. Textural, organic accoutrements on the tree play well with the home's year-round furnishings and fabrics.

Dinnerware in tranquil tones is complemented by sparkling crystal and silver-toned accents for a sophisticated holiday table.

A trio of rosemary wreaths defines the windows above the tub while adding a touch of gold to the all-white space.

This wintry living room is punctuated by a glittering blue spruce and spurts of soft indigo. The white linen fabric with handprinted tree design—see the drapery panels and sofa pillows—calls Christmas to mind.

 A symphony of golds, beiges, and creams mingles against dove-white walls in this grand foyer. A ribbon-wrapped tree shimmers in coordinating decorations. 

A soothing gray scheme pairs with well with gold accents in this table setting. We love the loosely coiled napkin and hammered clasp combo, too.

White ornaments mixed with classic silhouettes give this tree a calm, traditional air that suits the home's timeless style.

Silver decorative accents complement the neutral upholstry in this bright and light living room. A roaring fire completes the cozy atmosphere. Click here to tour the entire New England home in hushed palette.