This cozy Christmas tour features shades of bronze, copper, and caramel, creating a warm and inviting holiday palette.
It’s here! My biggest tour of the year, and the one I’m most excited to share with all of you! I’ve spent the better part of the last three weeks decorating the living and dining rooms and it’s finally done. This year’s Christmas tour is full of lots of warm shades of brown and I’m loving the result!
Not only does it feel cozy and inviting, but it’s something I’ve never done before!
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However, for the most part I’ve stuck to neutrals like white and silver and I’ve loved that, but I was really ready for a change this year. So a palette of browns was born!
During the last month I was searching everywhere for the right shades of larger bronze and/or copper ornaments and couldn’t find them anywhere! I found some pretty ones for the family room, but they were a little too small for this large tree. It was surprisingly hard to find them!
So I finally decided to take the matter into my own hands and paint them. I took some silver mercury glass ornaments I already had, spray painted them black, and then painted them in metallic paint in shades of bronze and copper.
And they turned out so well! I was able to create the perfect coppery color and they were in my garage all along, haha!
I love to buy neutral greenery. That way I can easily add whatever color or extras I want without changing wreaths every year.
The mantel is decorated with not one, but five garlands! I love a lush looking mantel so I combine a few to get the look I want.
I start with a ‘cheapy’ one to create the shape, I then add a pine garland, then my favorite cedar garland (this one or this one are great options, too), and then cut up and add pieces of a eucalyptus garland to finish it off!
For more details, you can see all the steps on how to create a lush Christmas mantel here.
More brown velvet ribbon was added to the mantel, along with some vintage-style brass bells. These brass bells are one of my absolute favorite things to decorate with at the holidays! They work on a wreath, a mantel, or even a tablescape.
I love the European vibe they bring and how versatile they are!
This year I used two garlands on the tree – a chunkier natural wood bead garland and then a smaller gold bead one. I love the contrast they create, plus they add a lot of detail and interest to the tree.
On the coffee table I combined some white roses, eucalyptus and St. John’s wort in my favorite French Mason jar. I love adding some white to my holiday decor, and flowers are always a go-to!
More bronze and caramel ornaments gathered in a vintage French urn add some color to the coffee table. I love scattering ornaments around everywhere – it’s such an easy way to bring holiday cheer to any area!
In the entry way, I added some faux paper whites to my favorite terracotta pots for a French-inspired take on the season.
On the dining room table, I created a vignette with brass candlesticks.
I surrounded the brass candlesticks with bits of fresh pine and eucalyptus to create an easy and fresh centerpiece on the table.
Apparently, the new brown palette is “Hudson approved”!
I hope our cozy Christmas tour has inspired some of your own holiday decorating! If you’re looking to recreate some of this look, I’m linking much of what I used below.
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And stay tuned next week for our holiday kitchen as well the porch all decorated for the season!
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