Simple French Farmhouse Christmas Decor in Gold & White

Today’s holiday tour features simple French farmhouse Christmas decor in the kitchen! This year I’ve combined a neutral palette of gold and white combined with lots of greenery to create a casually elegant feel.

Welcome friends! Today I’m sharing my kitchen and family rooms all dressed up for the season. I’ve continued my theme of gold and white that I started in the living and dining rooms, mixing that with lots of texture and greens.

And today’s Christmas tour is part of the Holiday Housewalk hosted by Jennifer Rizzo! This is always a gorgeous tour, and I’m thrilled to be taking part again this year. There are a total of over 25 bloggers sharing all through this week, so be sure to check back each day for more inspiration!

And if you happen to be landing here from the stop before me, My Sweet Savannah (or any of the other lovelies on the tour), hello and thanks so much for stopping by!

If this is your first time visiting here, I’m Sheila and I live in Southern California with my husband and three kids. (Thus the blog name Maison de Cinq which means “House of Five” in French). I love all things French, from the food, to the clothing, to design. And I describe my home as a blend of French farmhouse style combined with a California casual vibe.

Over the last few years I’ve really pared down my holiday decorating to create a simpler style. I love to mix lots of greens (faux and live) with a neutral palette to create a calming space that’s not overly decorated. I find the simplicity helps keep me calm during the sometimes craziness of the holiday season, and it speaks more to my love of European style as well.

So welcome to my take on a simple French farmhouse Christmas!

French farmhouse kitchen christmas decorating roses and brass bells

Last year’s palette was similar, but with more focus on greenery and without the touches of gold I brought in this year. And I’m loving how it turned out! It’s amazing how much warmth just a few touches of gold bring to the space.


white roses in ironstone pitcher with bottle brush trees kitchen vignette holiday decor

I love to decorate our peninsula with little vignettes that focus on the season. For this holiday season, I filled a white ironstone pitcher with white roses. Alongside that is a bread board with some sprigs of pine and cedar and some tiny gold and white ornaments. 


French country christmas kitchen tabletop tree in vintage bucket

This is the third time I’ve added a little tree to the kitchen and I couldn’t love it more! Each day when I’m in here I get a little touch of holiday cheer from the twinkle lights. And since I spend so much time in here, it’s lovely to see the little tree while I’m working. 🙂


holiday vignette on kitchen counter little tree ornaments and bottle brush tree

Another vignette on the counter with gold ornaments in a vintage scale, white bottle brush tree, and one of my favorite little trees in a terra cotta pot. 


gorgeous white roses in white pitcher kitchen holiday decor

roses and brass bells on farmhouse table in gorgeous white kitchen christmas decor ideas

These brass bells are one of my favorite things to decorate with! I love the vintage feel they bring and they add texture and of course, a little bit of sparkle. I have three sets of them and spread them around in different rooms. They’re also great for adding to a mantel or wreath.


white dough bowl with gold and white ornaments on table gorgeous christmas decor

This white dough bowl is a new purchase and I’m totally smitten. I love how the greenery and gold ornaments pop against the white!


french farmhouse table with ornaments in dough bowl christmas kitchen

little wreath on farmhouse chair cute holiday decorating ideas

The little wreaths tied to the chairs were a lucky find in the Target dollar spot bins. But any candle wreath is usually about the right size!


pine and cedar swag with ribbon holiday French farmhouse christmas decor

In the past I’ve had a wreath on this piece of art, but this year I wanted to change it up a bit so I created a swag. I combined real branches of cedar and pine with some faux greenery. Some white berries, sprigs of eucalyptus, and a velvet ribbon finish it off.

I love that this will last all season, and could even stay up through January.


roses on table with brass bells with Christmas tree french farmhouse decor

A peek in the distance at the neutral Christmas pillows I added to the sofas.


white roses in ironstone pitcher brass bells French farmhouse christmas decor

French farmhouse Christmas decor gorgeous neutral decor family room with tree ornaments

The family room is directly across from the kitchen in an open concept style so all the decor is in the same neutral gold and white palette.

I added some decor and greenery to the coffee table. And another small tabletop tree sits on baskets across from the larger tree. 


Christmas tree decorated with gold and white ornaments in French country family room gorgeous Christmas decor

The tree is simply decorated with a mix of ornaments in gold and white.



mercury gold ornaments in vintage basket holiday decor

A vintage wicker basket holds more gold and white mercury glass ornaments on the coffee table. I love vintage wicker and the texture and patina it adds!


white ironstone pitcher with greenery and eucalyptus with white christmas trees holiday decor

Another white ironstone pitcher holds fresh pine and cedar branches along with eucalyptus and pinecones. The little white glitter trees add some sparkle on a pedestal.


gifts in basket under tree Christmas French farmhouse decor


I hope you’ve enjoyed this simple French farmhouse Christmas tour and that it’s helped to inspire your own holiday decor!

And thank you so much for stopping by today. I know there are a ton of tours this time of year, and I so appreciate you spending your time here with me. 🙂

Now I hope you’ll continue the tour by going on to the next stop, Marci Schneider

If you’re looking to recreate some of what I shared here today, I’m linking much of what I used below. And where things are sold out or unavailable, I’ve linked lots of adorable, similar options!

Simple French Farmhouse Christmas Sources

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Happy Holidays!



Simple French Farmhouse Christmas Decor graphic Maison de Cinq


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  1. I absolutely love the wood art with the cedar swag! Where did you get the wood art?

    1. Hi Melinda! That is an old find from Home Goods and I’ve never been able to find it again, sadly. I’m so sorry!


  2. Absolutely gorgeous Sheila! Everything is so magical and I love all of the ornaments that tie everything together throughout your home. I might need to paint one of my dough bowls white – yours is so pretty. I’ve also been searching for some beautiful bells like yours. Thanks so much for the inspiration! Merry Christmas to you and your family.

    1. Aww thank you Jenn- so appreciate all your kind words!

      Merry Christmas to you as well!


  3. Beautiful! Love all of the neutrals, florals and warm wood tones!

  4. Sheila, your home has such a effortless mix of elegance and casual style. It feels gorgeously decorated, yet comfortable. Your holiday décor is beautiful. And your photography captures everything so well, I feel like I can reach out and touch it. You weave holiday magic.
    Merry Christmas friend!
    xo Shan

    1. Aww thank you Shan – that is so sweet! So appreciate your kindness my friend!

      Merry Christmas to you and your family!


  5. As always I’m in love with your French country decor and simple Christmas touches. Love all the greenery Wishing you and your family a Merry Christmas!

    1. Aww thank you Danielle! Merry Christmas to you too!


    1. Thanks so much Holly, so appreciate that! 🙂


  6. Hi,Sheila! Your home is so elegant…and your photography captures it all so beautifully! XO

  7. Sheila – your home is magical! I especially love your kitchen – that little tree and that amazing vintage scale!

  8. So beautiful and calming! The little laundry basket caught my eye as did rose floral arrangement. I’m inspired now so thank you.

    1. Thank you so much – so appreciate your kind words Carolina!


  9. Blanca Schmidlin says:

    Hi Sheila,

    I love your posts and I look forward to reading them. I just redid my kitchen, and although I can’t quite say is fully French country kitchen in design, I was definitely inspired by it. The only thing left for me to do are the blinds and paint. I like the paint colors you use in your house and it is something that I have in mind. Can you please let me know the color you used and the brand? I appreciate it.


  10. I love French Country style and love your Christmas decor! Those little wreaths on the chairs with the thin ribbons are so cute!

    1. Thank you so much Tamara and Happy Holidays to you!


  11. Beautiful Sheila! Everything is lovely. What I like so much about this style of Christmas/Holiday decor, is that is so easy to add an accent color, a few ornaments, some ribbon or whatever, should someone want to pick up a color found in a particular room. I have decorated with neutrals for many years – they go everywhere and with anything, but for some rooms add a low-key pop of color – a sage green, or gray-blue, etc. Love your blog – always in such beautiful taste.

    1. Aww thank you Beth! And yes – I couldn’t agree more! Two years ago I added French Blue and the year before that, Blush Pink. And I’ve already got an idea for next year! 😉

      Thanks so much for stopping by!


  12. Julia@Cuckoo4Design says:

    Your home flows so beautifully, Sheila! I just love how everything looks decorated for Christmas. Happy Holidays

    1. Thanks so much Marci! Merry Christmas to you too!


  13. I always love how you mix florals into your seasonal decor. Your home looks absolutely beautiful as always and I am into the color scheme! Merry Christmas, my friend!

    1. Aww thank you Cassie! Wishing you and yours a wonderful holiday season! 🙂