A Casual Chic French Christmas Tour

Our French Christmas tour combines lots of natural elements with some metallics for sparkle, creating a beautiful, neutral take on the season.

Today I’m sharing my French Christmas tour of the living room!

But the French style I’m partial to is not the fancy, dressy version, but rather a pared-down and simpler version of French Country. I decorate in mostly neutrals, with a clean and simple aesthetic. And my Christmas decor is in much the same style. I don’t really do red in my Christmas decor, instead focusing on greens, creams, and whites, with metallics added for some sparkle.

So welcome to my home and my version of a French Christmas Tour…..

 

french christmas tour decor mantel wreath fireplaceThis is the mantel in our living room and where we hang our stockings each year. The wreath is an old one from Restoration Hardware, but I love it so much I just keep using it!

 

french christmas tour neutral decor gold mirror wreath mantelThe stockings I found last year at Home Goods. I just love the mix of the rough, casual burlap against the glittery letters on each one!

 

 

french christmas tour burlap stockings fireplace mantel logsA vintage bucket holds a little live pine tree, and a metal bucket holds our logs.

 

french christmas tour vintage basket gifts hearth I frequently use vintage baskets and this is one of my favorites. I love the shape and the color, and it’s French!

 

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french christmas tour antique french urn pine clippings greens pine cones

One of my vintage French cast iron urns holds some clippings and pine cones from the trees in our backyard.

 

french christmas tour french chair gifts wrapping paper tree

french christmas tour gorgeous christmas tree gifts living room

 

french christmas tour white french chair bottle brush trees decor candlesticksHere I grouped some bottle brush trees with mercury candleholders on an antique silver tray. I love bottle brush trees! Their old-fashioned charm just speaks to me. Mine are a mix of vintage and reproduction.

 

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french christmas tour large antique stone vase hydrangeas and antique candleholder

These candleholders I recently chalk painted and could not be happier with the new color! It’s actually only the second time I’ve used chalk paint and I have to say, I’m hooked!

 

french christmas tour vintage bottle brush trees charming green and white decor

 

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A grouping of little white houses and churches along with more bottle brush trees on the buffet.

 

french christmas decor dining table neutral dining room gorgeous chandelier

french christmas tour gorgeous antique dough bowl holding mercury glass ornamentsThis chippy white antique bowl holds a mix of mercury glass ornaments and some live greens.

 

french christmas tour small tree display on sideboard dining room neutral christmas decorA grouping of different trees on the sideboard.

 

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Thank you again for stopping by!

 

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Happy Holidays!

Sheila
xo

 

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Please be sure to visit all the wonderful friends sharing their Christmas decor ideas below:

Designthusiasm

French Country Christmas kitchen decor - designthusiasm.com

 

Shabbyfufu

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Edith + Evelyn Vintage

Edith + Evelyn Vintage

 

French Country Cottage

French Country Christmas mantel

 

Cedar Hill Farmhouse

christmas french bedroom CHF

 

If you enjoyed this post, be sure to check out more holiday and Christmas decorating ideas below:

Keeping it simple: 10 Easy Holiday Decorating Ideas 

French Inspired Christmas Decor in the Living Room

Simple Christmas Decor: French Holiday Style in the Kitchen

European Style Holiday Decor in the Family Room

 

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29 Comments

  1. Lisa Wagner says:

    Hi there! A friend told me about your blog so I came to give it a look. I’m definitely enjoying the information.
    Excellent blog and brilliant design and style!

  2. Hi,
    I’m visiting from the Style Showcase 6. I LOVE your rooms all decked out for Christmas! I’ve saved many of your photos for inspiration for Christmas 2018…. I plan ahead. πŸ™‚

    I too very much enjoy French design (lots of white/off-white in our house too). And what house would be a home without a beloved dog. πŸ˜€ We have 3 happy mutts. πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Connie, and thank you so much for popping over and taking the time to comment! I love meeting readers, and of course, fellow Francophiles:) Good for you for planning ahead – I do the same! In fact, I’ve already got a different palette in mind for next year;)

      Happy Holidays to you, and thank you so much for your lovely comment!

      Sheila

  3. I love everything about your home! Could you please tell me the color of paint on the living room and dining room and kitchen walls?

    1. Hi Patti, and thank you so much for your lovely comment! All my walls are painted with Benjamin Moore. The living and dining rooms are Muslin and the kitchen is slightly different, it is Monroe Bisque. I’m actually painting the kitchen walls soon, haha! The Monroe Bisque looks a little yellow and I’m thinking I’d like everything the same.

      Anyway, hope that helps you! And thank you again for such kind words, and for reading! So appreciated!

      Sheila

  4. Sheila, if you were to go into my dreams and create the perfect home for Christmas, yours would be straight out of my dreams. I LOVE EVERY SINGLE DETAIL!

    I have been trying to wrap my head around my style – it’s changed so much – and you just nailed it perfectly. I love your style – and am now your newest follower.

    Well done – your home is a stunning beauty and your decorating skills are awesome and inspiring!

    Will you please come to Ohio and help me? LOL.

    Have a lovely weekend.

    1. Wow, Michele, your comment has truly made my day! What a wonderful thing to wake up to:)

      I do know what you mean about “finding your style” though, as it can be hard to do – it even was for me. But I’m sure you’ll figure out what’s right for you and I’m just glad to be able to help inspire you in even the smallest way!

      Thanks again for stopping by and for following along, I’m so glad to have you here!

      Happy Holidays to you!

      Sheila

    1. Thank you Laura! And I love them too! Their old-fashioned charm gets me every time:)

      I also want to say thanks for stopping by. I love seeing my friends over on the blog!

      Sheila
      xo

  5. Such a beautiful tour, Sheila! Your home is so elegant and I love all the sparkle of the Christmas decor. Gorgeous!
    Shelley

    1. Thank you sweet friend! I sure wish you could pop over for a glass of bubbly and some Christmas cheer:)

      Sheila
      xo

  6. Sheila, your house looks stunning decked out for the holidays. I love those cute stockings! The mercury glass ornaments in the dough bowl are fun – I am sure at night the light catches them! I also love your French urn with fresh greenery! Oh and of course those little bottle brush trees, I have some similar ones!

    1. Thanks so much Angelina! I can’t wait to see your new gorgeous home all decked out!

      Sheila
      xo

  7. Sheila, I’m crazy in love with every inch of your home! Your style just speaks to me 100%. One photo is more beautiful than the next and I can’t pick out what I love the most, because I love it all!! But the overall effect is really what I love most. Just beautiful!

    1. Awww thank you SO much Lory! I’m seriously grinning from ear to ear with your sweet comment! Seriously, you are so kind and you have really warmed my heart:)

      Thanks so much for having me -LOVE doing these hops with you!

      Sheila
      xo

  8. I love your chic neutral French Country style Sheila! The stockings on the mantle are such a beautiful touch. And your tree is absolutely gorgeous. Can’t wait to see more over the coming weeks!

    1. Aww thanks so much Reesa! I so appreciate your wonderful words – and the fact that you popped over and commented! It means so much sweet friend:)

      A happy week to you!

      Sheila
      xo

    1. Thank you so much Courtney! So happy to be doing this tour with you!

      Sheila
      xo

  9. Sheila, your home is so pretty all decked out for the holidays! I love those bottle brush trees….I only have a couple but now I’m thinking I need to find more for a grouping! Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. Aww thanks Cindy! And you’re so welcome! I love bottle brush trees and just added a few more, in fact:)

      Sheila
      xo

  10. So very beautiful Sheila…I have enjoyed every beautiful and creative detail of your home for Christmas from the mantel to the bottle brush tree vignettes. Have a great day and happy Holiday decorating!

    1. Thank you Shirley! And thank you so much for stopping by!

      Can’t wait to see your tour as well! Happy decorating to you:)

      Sheila
      xo

  11. My heart did a little pit a pat when I saw the little bottle trees on the silver tray. You did an amazing job of decorating. It is so sublte and classy. The urn with the greenery…so nice. Great job

    1. That is so sweet! And I’m the same way! Give me any vintage-style Christmas decor and my heart skips a beat:) And thank you for the lovely compliment – that truly warms my heart.

      I so appreciate you stopping by, and for taking the time to comment! Happy Holidays!

      Sheila

  12. Elegant is what comes to mind Sheila with French country beauty! Have a great week ahead…xo

    1. Thank you so much Janet! I could say the same about your talent my friend! So happy to be hopping with you again:)

      Sheila
      xo

  13. Sheila, your home is so pretty and I love your Christmas additions. It amazes me what nice things you can find at HomeGoods. Those stockings are perfect.

    1. Right?! I totally agree with you! I love my vintage and antique items, but when I can’t find things that I need or want, Home Goods usually fits the bill!

      And thank you for your sweet comment – I so appreciate it Kim!

      Sheila
      xo