Bronze & Gold Christmas Decor in the Family Room

This year’s gold Christmas decor combines a palette of gold, bronze and caramel along with pops of white, to create a neutral yet rich nod to the holidays.

Have I ever mentioned that I start planning my holiday palette the year before? Yep, a full eleven months or so before Christmas, I usually get inspired by a certain color and start imagining what I’ll be doing the following year. 

gorgeous bronze gold Christmas tree decor with garland

And last January, I knew that this year I’d be going with a gold Christmas decor palette. A rich mix of golds, bronzes and caramels mixed with white is what I had in mind, and it’s something I’ve never done before!



gorgeous French inspired family living room with gold christmas decor

My Christmases have leaned more toward pastels like French blue or blush pink, or a combination of silver and white. But this mix of bronze and brown is really speaking to me this year. I love the richness it brings!

Plus, it didn’t take much to change from the rusts and browns of fall to bronze and caramel for the holidays!


Christmas tree with white and gold bronze and caramel ornaments

Each year, I start with the basics  – my favorite mercury glass ornaments in either gold or silver – and then mix in one or two new colors. That way, I’m not buying a lot every year and it only takes a few new touches to create an entirely new look!

The only purchase I made this year was the cream and brown felt garland (love!) and a few new bronze and brown ornaments. And yet it feels completely different than anything I’ve ever done before!

The tree is the Silverado Slim from Balsam Hill – they have the most beautiful trees! I also added some of their beautiful gold mercury glass ornaments.


green brown and cream pillows on sofa Christmas tree with bronze and brown ornaments holiday decor idea

On the sofas is a combination of pillows in shades of brown, rust and green. And this adorable c’est Noel pillow was from Target last year, but I’ve found a few on Ebay if you’re interested!


farmhouse dining table with vases filled with greenery Christmas tree and wreaths holiday decor

On the dining table rustic vases with greenery and along with my favorite brass bells create a simple but pretty vignette.


tabletop tree with little brass bells pillows in rust brown and cream brown and gold Christmas decor holiday decorating

I added a tabletop tree and decorated it with little vintage gold bells for a new look. 


And I did add one new pillow – this Joyeux Noel pillow is so cute, I couldn’t resist! 


pinecones in cream bowl holiday decor Christmas decorating ideas

On the coffee table, I wanted to keep it natural so I combined a bowl of pine cones and a rustic vase filled with greenery.


wooden nutcracker Christmas decor

This wooden nutcracker and a small cedar tree round out the rest of the coffee table vignette.


gorgeous tree with brown caramel and bronze ornaments and presents wrapped in white and brown papers

The wrapped gifts are a mix of white and craft papers with either green or brown ribbons. 


gorgeous greenery in vase on table with brass bells gold christmas decor holiday decorating ideas


gorgeous French farmhouse family room with bronze and gold Christmas decor tree


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Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you’ll come back for more tours coming in the next couple of weeks!


Happy Holidays!



If you enjoyed this post, be sure to check out more holiday decor and inspiration below:

How to Create a Gorgeous Christmas Mantel Garland

10 Easy Holiday Decorating Ideas 

French Inspired Christmas Decor in the Living Room

Simple French Holiday Style in the Kitchen



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  1. Michele M. says:

    Sheila, your home is just perfect for Christmas. I love your style so much.

    Do have a question for you: where did you find that pedestal bowl on your coffee table with the pinecones in it?
    I figure it was a while ago b/c there’s no link. But it is worth asking about. I really like it.

    Thank you for the eye candy and holiday inspiration!!!

    1. Thanks so much Michele! That bowl was one I bought this fall (I did link it in Friday Favorites a few months ago and also in my fall tour) but unfortunately, it’s sold out now. I linked a similar though different one from PB. I’ll let you know if it comes back in stock!

      Thanks for stopping by!


  2. Hi Sheila,
    You always have the most beautiful, tasteful holiday decor. I’m looking forward to seeing more of it in the coming weeks.
    I have a question for you – you’re a mom, which automatically means you have a large collection of ornaments your kids have made over the years, collected, (hello, Hallmark Star Wars ornaments!), family favorites. How do you display them? It wouldn’t be Christmas for my almost-all-grown kids if our tree was anything but these treasured ornaments, but sometimes, mama would like to change it up a bit.

    1. Aww Janet that is the sweetest compliment – thank you!! As for the ‘kid’ ornaments, yes I have many! Plus my husband had all of his, haha! I do 2 trees every year and one of them I save for all the sweet, sentimental mis-matched family ornaments and the other I do more of a coordinated, pretty palette. Before I did 2 trees, I used a tabletop to display the most important family ones. That way, you get to have a nice tree and savor the sentimental things, too.

      Hope that helps!


    2. Michele M. says:

      When my kids were older but still with me I had a separate tree with the colored stuff and allllllll the handmade sweet ones the children made over the years. After they were out on their own and had their own trees I -gasp- gave them back to them for their own trees. LOL. I guess beautiful themed trees are more me
      than nostalgia. But my girls know that about me so it went well. And when I visit them over the holidays it is fun to see they love bright crazy (gaudy but they love it) trees. They say we always do the opposite of our mothers, eh? Anyway, some food for thought for you!

  3. Is the tree topper you have the small or large star? I love the beautiful touches of bronze and gold this year. Gorgeous!

    1. Aww thanks so much AmyLee! I love the star!! It’s the large one.

      Thanks so much for stopping by!


  4. I love your coffee table. Can you share a source?