Have you ever considered making neutral colors the base of your Holiday Decorating? Cozy and warm bronzy brown tones seem to be everywhere in late 2023 from furniture to home decor to wall color. Why not try out a Brown and Gold Christmas Tree this year?
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Brown Colors In Christmas Decorating
We all know the classic Christmas combinations are Red and Green or Blue and Silver, Lots of Gold. I have decorated this way for years, but I’m ready for a change. I know brown seems like an odd choice, but there is a lot of shades of brown that already appear in Christmas Time.
There are pinecones, wood for a cozy fire, hot chocolate, brown kraft paper for wrapping presents, tree boughs, cinnamon sticks, etc. Here are some ways I will be adding these brown shades to my Christmas decor this year.
1. Decorating With Brown & Gold On A Christmas Tree
The first way to decorate with cozy brown shades in your Christmas decor is to start with the tree! This tree was decorated by Jennifer at Town and Country Living.
I also love this Old World Style Christmas Tree from Jenna Sue Designs with brown & gold accents paired with blue. Blue is one of my favorite accent colors.
I’ve recently added delft-inspired tiles to my fireplace which have blue on them. Y’all know how I feel about antique and vintage style too, so this tree is one of my faves.
2. Adding Ribbons Everywhere
One of my favorite instagram accounts uses brown ribbon on her wreaths at Christmastime, and I think it is so cozy and simple.
When I was decorating this year, I decided to cut the pinecones off of some of the garlands I was using to decorate the mantle. With an abundance of them, I put the pinecones in several bowls and made a wreath.
4. Wooden Christmas Trees
A couple years ago, I thrifted this interesting wooden tree. I decorate with it every year and I always get questions about it. Can you spy my faux antique mirror?
5. Brown Paper Packages Tied With String
I don’t know about y’all, but growing up in the ’90s, my family had a Christmas cassette tape that we listened to every year. On that tape was the song “My Favorite Things,” sung by Julie Andrews. I have always thought of it as a Christmas song and I love to use brown paper in my present wrapping.
6. Christmas Tree In A Basket
Baskets as an alternative to a tree collar or tree skirt is so charming. Stefana uses this brown basket bring to a rustic and country feel to the Christmas tree.
7. Roasted Chestnuts
The idea of chestnuts in a bowl is super festive and nostalgic. I love how Cami uses them in her living room Christmas Tour.
8. Use Cinnamon Sticks
Another natural element is cinnamon sticks. Love this one from hearthandvine.com. There is something about decorating with something that could have been used by Jane Austen or Emily Dickinson to decorate their homes for Christmas like making ornaments, candles, or garlands.
Check out how to make an orange slice garland!
10. Brown Velvet
My new favorite way to use brown and gold tones on a Christmas Tree, mantel or elsewhere is brown velvet. I am loving that texture for this year in ribbons, pillows, ornaments, and STOCKINGS! Can you say dreamy! Love this mantel from @donnadelaine_home.
11. Rusty Jingle Bells
These aged jingle bells have tarnished to the most beautiful color and I love them on the wood backing. These would be beautiful if you could find some attached to a worn leather strap as well. I’ll be on the hunt for some this year!
12. Wooden Nativity Scene
A wooden nativity set is a beautiful way to add brown, natural tones to your Christmas decor. It shows the simplicity of the time and the true meaning for the season. Love this diy one from re-fabbed.com.
13. Wooden Animals
I have these wooden ducks that I decorate with normally. Instead of putting them away for Christmas, I simply added a gold ribbon around one them. The combination of the brown and gold is so pretty!
14. Gold Bells
You can’t go wrong with bells at Christmas, and these chunky, vintage brass/gold bells have been really popular the last couple of years. I’m obsessed.
Other Christmas Related Posts
- DIY Popcorn Garland
- Bottle Brush Trees made from Baby Bottle Brushes
- Christmas Living Room Tour
- Christmas Kitchen Tour
- Best Faux Christmas Garlands
Whether you like to decorate with neutrals like brown or gold on the Christmas Tree or more traditional colors, I hope you found some inspiration and new ideas! This is my favorite time of year and I think its so fun to switch up the decor a little each time I decorate.