Many of our beloved holiday traditions began in the Victorian Era—decorating the Christmas tree, giving gifts, sending Christmas cards, and even hanging stockings. Helped along by England’s royal family, these traditions were enhanced with intricate designs that sparkled and shone. The traditional holiday palette originates from this era as well: red, green, gold, silver, and white.
To decorate your own home in the luxurious Victorian Christmas style, string garland through a bannister, around a doorway, or across the mantel. Pull in a pop of traditional red with poinsettia wreaths and velvet ribbons, and add a shimmer with glass ornaments and glittering accents.
Welcome guests with vintage vibes and bold reds. Hang a wreath bursting with red berries on the door and center a vase overflowing with greenery and ribbons on a console table. Frame the centerpiece with lighted lanterns and woodland animal figurines for a homey touch. Finally, hang a wall tapestry alight with fiber optics and depicting a lovely winter cottage to finish the look with timeless flair.
Swathed in classic hues, the Holly Ribbon Table Linens bring exquisite taste to your dining room. Tablecloths, placemats, and runners depict the favorite Victorian decorations on sheer fabric with gold damask borders. Underscore the gold hue with the Winter’s Elegance Sleigh Centerpiece. Perfect for displaying glittery trinkets, this accent has scrolling golden metal and ivory capiz shells.
Give your bedroom an extra flourish. Santa and Mrs. Claus celebrate the Golden Years dressed in gold coats trimmed with ornate detail and white faux fur. Displaying presents in a jacquard bag, this limited edition Possible Dreams® Clothtique™ features hand-sewn clothing and hand-painted expressions. The Enchanting Medley Wall Pocket, a Touch of Class® exclusive, ushers in elegance with antique gold acanthus leaf designs. A spray of faux silk greenery, golden pine cones, burgundy hydrangeas, openwork shimmering leaves, and gleaming baubles spills from the pocket.
Originally used to gift fruit and nuts, stockings are always hung by the chimney with care. The Christmas Present Velveteen Stockings, exclusive to Touch of Class®, honor these traditions with classic colors, braided rope bows, and a velveteen fabric signifying royalty. The Winter’s Elegance Angel Figurines top off your mantel and watch over Christmas cards sent by family and friends. The simplistic ivory capiz shell and scrolling gold metal design enhances the yuletide greetings.
The season twinkles with elegance and Winter Botanicals fill your Christmas holiday with soothing and subtle hues. Crafted from a snowy forest palette of white, green, gold, silver, and ivory, these lovely seasonal decor items will envelop you in the flurry of a glistening wonderland.
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A blazing fire in the hearth highlights the surrounding greenery and metallic glimmers. Winter Frost blankets silver and mint green baubles resting among pine cones and snow-flocked faux pine boughs for a refreshing dash of wintry atmosphere. LED candles sitting in the candelabra atop the mantel emit a soft glow. Ivory Shama Candles impart the neutrals of an icy palette while the golden Holiday Shimmer Candles flicker with mesmerizing sparkles.
Encourage the winter forest growing around your fireplace with gleaming tree figurines. Add an element of movement with the Glitter Swirl LED Christmas Tree. When neutral stockings with metallic embellishments hang from the Elegant Gift Stocking Holders, holiday enchantment begins to descend upon your room.
Resting gracefully near the fireplace, the Christmas tree enhances the spellbinding display. Use a skirt that matches the stockings, complete with shimmering ribbons and colors collected from a Winter Garden. Tie into the silver and gold hues on the mantel with the You’ve Gotta Have It Ornaments. Hovering at the tip of the tree, the Anna Winter Angel tops off the decorations with feathery wings and a gown of white and silver.
Want to add a flourish to this otherworldly scene? Consider a bold red reminiscent of cardinals, holly berries, and Santa Claus. Imbue your decor with the rustic charm of the Cardinal Decorative Lighted Water Lantern or brighten the room through the night with the Cardinal LED Nightlight. Captivate your guests further with Love, Joy, Hope, ivory tones, and holly motifs.
What’s not to love about farmhouse-inspired Christmas decor? This holiday decorating theme embraces the eclectic style, featuring rustic pieces with a modern edge. Nothing is too fussy here, so if your decor looks lived-in, or something’s a bit out of place, all the better. This decorating style will welcome your thrift-store finds, mismatched kitchenware, and weathered mementos from years past. Get ready to give your home plenty of country Christmas flavor!
How to get started?
1. Homemade decorations
Let your DIY spirit flourish as you create holiday decorations by hand. Give your tree a one-of-a-kind look with handcrafted ornaments, or hang a Christmas card garland on your wall.
2. Textural interest
Mix textures to keep your farmhouse Christmas decor from looking staid. Burlap, felt, and galvanized metal are just some of the materials that will be right at home in this style. Hang a wooden plank sign or a plaque featuring a corrugated metal tree above your fireplace as a charming mantel accent.
3. Repurposed items
No need to stock up on new holders for this decorating style! Fill aged buckets, watering cans, or pitchers with faux holiday greenery for a fresh take on vase arrangements. Turn Mason jars or vintage lanterns into LED candle luminaries for safe accent lighting. Stock clear latch-lid canisters with peppermint sticks for old-time appeal. If you can reuse or restyle something to suit your decor, do it!
4. Unique statement pieces
Go on the hunt for those offbeat items that will make your farmhouse decor stand apart! Just a few ideas: a white resin reindeer head, a stack of vintage soda crates, an old trunk used as a table, or a darling antique sled or wagon.
5. Comfy accessories
Don’t forget plump decorative pillows, fringed throw blankets, and patchwork quilts to give warmth and comfort to living rooms and bedrooms.
Below are a few farmhouse-style Christmas decorations to inspire your inner decorator! Click on each image below to view the item shown.
If minimalism is your thing, you’ll love the Scandinavian Christmas decorating style. This pared-down holiday decorating theme draws inspiration from the Scandinavian region, with lots of natural touches and homespun accents. Simplicity and homey charm are key for this unpretentious Christmas look.
Here are a few basics you can use as a foundation for this style: natural wood decorations, greenery swags and wreaths, trees dappled with homemade ornaments, and presents wrapped in brown paper and tied with twine. To cozy it all up, you might want to add textural touches of snuggly faux fur—perhaps a rug, throw blanket, or tree skirt.
After you have the basics in place, you can enhance the Scandinavian holiday decorating style with one of three palettes (or use some combination to create a look that is all your own!):
1) stark black and pristine white
2) icy/frosted with metallic golden touches and candles
3) red and white or cream, especially Nordic patterns
Below are a few decorations that would look delightful amidst your Scandinavian-inspired Christmas decor. Click on each image below to view the items shown.
‘Tis the season! If you love the festive appearance of your favorite holly wreath on your door, you’ll be absolutely merry over the Holly Wreath Collection. Decorate your entire home with this holiday hallmark! This exclusive Christmas collection, available only at Touch of Class®, features holly wreaths and boughs. Select pieces are embellished with vermicelli quilting or embroidery. This holiday decorating style is traditional yet full of cheer and wonderful details.
Click here to view the entire Holly Wreath Collection, which includes coordinating bedding, area rugs, window treatments, bath decor, a mantel scarf, a tree skirt, and dining accessories.
Below, we used the Holly Wreath items to create a dining setting that is rich with elegance and holiday spirit. This collection is easy to blend with other traditional Christmas decor, like your most treasured tabletop decorations and mantel accessories. If you’d like to recreate this look, click here to view and purchase the items shown below.
In need of a few pieces to “cozy up” your fireplace area? Let the Holly Wreath items spread their joy from your window, table, or Christmas tree. We added a festive decorative fireplace screen, inviting red glass lamp, and a few mantel accessories. Click here to view and purchase the items shown below.
Finally, don’t forget to decorate your bedroom with seasonal splendor. The Holly Wreath Bedspread will serve beautifully as the focal point, and the Holly Wreath Rug will provide comfort underfoot as you step out of bed. Click here to view the bedding and accents we used for this holiday bedroom.
Nestled among sprigs of holly and berry, vivid red cardinals sing their sweet Wintersong for all to hear. If you love both the inspiration of nature and the festive staples of red and green, you’ll adore the cheery Wintersong Collection of holiday decor.
Coordinating bedding, window treatments, bath decor, and area rugs make it easy for you to create a cohesive look throughout your home. Brushed polyester fabric lends a smooth, soothing feel to the bedding, shower curtain, and window treatments. A comforter set, daybed set, and coordinating pillows are available to fulfill your holiday bedding needs. Embroidery embellishes select pieces, while hooked designs bring textural interest to the area rugs.
This Christmas decorating style comes to life with your favorite holiday accessories. We recommend framed botanical wall art, cardinal accents, greenery, and the gentle glow of a red glass table lamp.
Sprinkle a little cinnamon and sugar, and stir up your own sparkling vision of a Sweet Christmas. Whether you love to bake or you can’t resist those merry gingerbread faces, these Christmas decorations are your ingredients for a fun setting! Traditional colors of red and green, rickrack trim, peppermint buttons, festive plaid, sugar-cookie stars, and holly sprigs are just some of the delightful details you’ll find among this decorating theme.
Click here to view our entire selection of Sweet Christmas holiday decor, including decorations featuring gingerbread friends, baking Santas, candy canes, and peppermint swirls.
These Gingerbread Kids are the best of friends, and you’ll be happy to let them spend their “snow day” at your house. These standing figures, approximately 30″H, are weighted for stability and have posable arms. Dusted with glittering snow, these gingerbread decorations will be happy to brighten your indoor entryway or warm up beside the fireplace.
Perched atop your kitchen shelf, bookcase, or mantel, the Gingerbread Shelf Sitters have plenty of cute cookie charm to spare. The girl holds a bag of flour, while the boy has a fork and wears a chef’s hat. Approximately 15″H, each has button-and-bead legs that will dangle adorably from your ledge.
Take a break from baking to check out the antics of this Gingerbread Family. This holiday decoration will make you smile with its stacked design of gingerbread people. This handcrafted, plush accent, 26″H, is weighted for stability and embellished with buttons and trim.
The Christmas lights swoop and twinkle over the eaves. The ornaments perch in the boughs of a plump pine tree. The tablecloth is spread evenly, every wrinkle effaced, the centerpiece in the exact center of the dining room table. All those boxes, hefted from attics or basements, have been squirreled away into corners, patiently waiting until the decorations must come down again. But for now, just take a deep breath. Look around and appreciate your handiwork. You are finally done!
So let the holiday visitors file in. Let them witness the garland winding meticulously around your tree, the small, reindeer-drawn sleigh bumping along your mantel, the tender nativity scene huddled near the window. Once they see the time you’ve invested as well as your astute taste in decor, they are sure to shower you in compliments. What’s more, you have created a veritable haven for them. The holidays are best spent basking in a parade of warm colors and cheery decorations. Food just tastes better, words just seem warmer when you are immersed in a beautiful atmosphere. You have provided that atmosphere. Great job, stylish host, but now it’s time for a little break. Kick back, grab a sliver of fruit cake (or don’t), and watch your visitors revel in your well-decorated home.
How did you beautify your home this holiday season? What are your home decor plans for next year? Spread the inspiration and have a happy holiday!