A Frosted Pastel Christmas in the Den
Creating a cheery holiday look with this frosted pastel Christmas decor in our family den!
The festive lights...
The merry glow...
The promise of evergreen...
The cheery pastels...
Let's embrace joy this holiday season with the colors, decor, traditions, and festivities that bring amazement, warmth, and jolly good times! After all isn't that what this season is about? A celebration! For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given!
So let's have one! Set up your nativity. Bake the batch of decadent cookies. Open a bottle of champagne. Invite the neighbors in. Give sweet gifts. And decorate your home in ways that feel festive to you!
What feels festive to me? Frosted pastel Christmas decor!
For the past several years, my Christmas decor for our den has been traditional with red and green, plaid, and winter themes. Last year I created an après ski look and the year before that it was Chinoiserie meets tartan. But since my family room refresh project, this room is much lighter and brighter with a strong dose of pastels, and I wanted my holiday decor to harmonize here.
Working with a base color palette of blue and white, which is the main scheme in the room, I layered in pretty pastel hues of pink, pale green, and soft blue. To bring a yuletide glow I used lots of frosted or iced evergreens and plenty of glittery golds.
I have another Goebel figurine set available in the shop here.
Pastel Christmas Decor:
My Frosted Pastel Christmas Tree
I just adore a decked out tree with every inch covered in lights, ribbon, sparkle, and color! You guessed that, right?
I come by this obsession honestly. My mother trained me to decorate a tree from an early age, and she has been known to wire the hundreds of twinkle lights in place.
This is a slim Virginia pine tree that I bought at Target a couple of years ago, and it is perfect for corner areas where you don't have room for a big fat tree. I first layered this tree with these winter pine and eucalyptus sprays, lambs ear, white paper branches, and iced cedar. Next came the beautiful glittered felt magnolia blooms.
Then a layer of ribbon fills out the branches. I used streamers of blue velvet crisscrossing the diameter, bows of white and gold, floral embroidered white and gold tails, and blue and white paisley bows.
Finally, I added ornaments, hanging pale green and pink baubles along with ornaments I created from Wedgwood nut dishes a few years ago. Learn how I did it in this post.
Pastel ornament picks:
A Frosty Winter Mantel
On the stone fireplace and mantel I toned down the pastels, keeping the frosted look with this garland and the blue and white scheme.
The garland is a mix of pine and cedar with magnolia, eucalyptus, and white berries. It is one of the garland kits I created this year to help make decorating easier, and you can purchase a 6 or 9 foot garland in the shop. Check it out here.
To cover the firebox, since we cannot have a fire yet, I placed one of my large blue and white Chinese temple jars front and center and filled it with these flexible white paper branches. I love the winter wonderland vibes these have.
Hanging at the ends of the mantel are faux fur stockings that contribute to the wintery vibes, but still work with the pastel decor.
Two areas that will see much use when my family comes this year for Christmas are the breakfast table and bar cart. I usually layout snacks and appetizers on the table and set up a cocoa bar or whiskey station on this navy bar cart.
I kept the table decor really simple with a beautiful blue and white ceramic jar filled with more of those white paper branches and a charming pagoda lantern. I can lay my serving dishes around this or push them back out of the way if needed.
The important point here is to keep your holiday decorating manageable in high traffic serving areas. I like to use glass and ceramic pieces that can be cleaned up quickly, and choose decor that is easily moved or doesn't get in the way.
The plaid dessert set on the bar cart is available in the shop.
I hope you've enjoyed my pastel Christmas decor! Several of the florals and ribbons I used are available in the P&P shop. Don't miss the blue and white Christmas sale dropping Saturday November 12th.
If you've been debating unusual color choices for your holiday decor this year, let this be your sign and inspiration to go for it! Do what feels festive and merry to you. If that's pastels, here are some pretty options to add to your decor:
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