Simple Traditional Christmas Decorations

Welcome to the second part of my Christmas tour! If you just came from Kristi’s blog over at The Pickled Rose, I bet you’re already swooning so hopefully I can keep that going. Her home is truly a magical winter wonderland during the holidays! 

Simple Traditional Christmas Decorations, Painted Brick Fireplace

{This post contains affiliate links.*}

Last week I shared the boho inspired Christmas decor in my formal living room which is my personal favorite, but Mr. CG loves traditional so adding pops of red is as traditional as this gal can get. He takes claim to the family room where we have our TV so I have to refrain from putting too much of my preference in there (read: white). I test the waters – a lot. :)

Simple Traditional Christmas Decorations with Red


I have to say though, I am glad that I took a stance and finally painted the brick white (catch that blog post here), because you can actually see the Christmas décor this year. It wasn’t even fun to decorate before because it seemed like everything was lost against the red brick. 

Simple Traditional Christmas Decorations, Painted Brick Fireplace

I’m not the go-all-out type with holiday decorating, so you won’t walk in and see my house completely decked out. I like to incorporate a few pieces here and there into my everyday decor, and that is really easy to do during Christmas with pops of red and greenery to pull in green. 

Simple Traditional Christmas Decorations

It took Mr. CG a minute to warm up to the live garland from Pottery Barn because it’s not “traditional” enough for him, but if he doesn’t hate it then I consider it a win.

Simple Traditional Christmas Decorations, Painted Brick Fireplace

This is the first year we’ve had a bar cart, and I’m still tinkering with that, but it’s fun and festive. It would also be fun to turn this into a hot cocoa bar! 

Simple Traditional Christmas Decorations, Bar Cart Styling
Simple Traditional Christmas Decorations, Bar Cart Styling

I have the chairs positioned to face the fireplace so we can enjoy the fire while sipping our two favorite winter adult beverages on occasion – whisky and wine. ;)

Simple Traditional Christmas Decorations, Painted Brick Fireplace

I hope you’ve enjoyed your time here and I’m so glad you stopped by! Wouldn’t it be lovely if we could all share a cup of hot cocoa together?! Next up on the tour is the amazing Kayla over at Plum Pretty Decor and Design, so whether you’re sipping coffee, wine, water, or eating popcorn you’ll want to save a bit while you go enjoy her gorgeous holiday inspiration. 

Don't forget to pin your favorite photo to save for later, and tell me in the comments below what your favorite tradition is this time of year!


Be sure to check out all of these amazing ladies on the tour!

Left to Right:

Plum Pretty Decor and Design // Finding Lovely // Revive and Design // Tuft and Trim // My 100 Year Old Home

Cambridge Home Company // Julie Warnock Interiors // TX Sized Home // The Pickled Rose // CG Home Interiors

Christmas Tour Blog Hop Participants

*Affiliate links do not cost you any extra, but allow me to recieve a very small commission if you purchase an item I've recommended through that link. Your support with that allows me to continue to bring you DIYs and great content while keeping my blog ad free - and I am so appreciative of your continued support!


You have totally outdone yourself Christina. This is so amazing!!!!

YOU'RE amazing, my friend! Thank you. xo

It's the best BOHOHO Christmas ever!!! ;) Love all the contrast in your decor girly!

Thanks, Linds!!

Those adorable santa hats on the pictures are so cute! What a lovely Christmas space!

Thank you, Jackie!

This buffalo check gives me cabin vibes and inspiration. I love everything about this room!

Thank you, sweet D!!

Oh, Christina! I love this post! Such festive Christmas cheer!!!!

Thank you so much, Jules!

We’ll have to get our two husbands together... sounds like a match made in heaven! Haha. Loving the minimal traditional vibe!

LOL - thank you so much, Tana! Happy Holidays! xo

You home makes my simple loving soul so happy!! Everything is beautifully styled. Great job!!

You are so sweet, Kayla - thank you!

Add new comment

This question is for testing whether or not you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.