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Red and White Christmas Decorations for a Classic Holiday Home

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Deck the halls with timeless red and white Christmas decorations to create a warm and welcoming holiday home.

Do you decorate your home for Christmas with traditional reds and greens, or do you prefer a neutral color palette of white and cream?

And what about adding some sparkle with gold, silver, or copper metallics?

Whatever your Christmas decorating style is, this article is filled with tons of gorgeous ideas for every style and color!

Let’s take a look at my traditional red and white holiday home.

Christmas mantel red and white

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I’m thrilled to be joining 30 talented DIY and home decor bloggers for the Bloggers’ Best Christmas Home Tours.

A huge thank you to my sweet friend Kelly of The Tattered Pew for hosting this annual event.

If you are stopping by from Kate’s stunning home from Southern Home and Hospitality, welcome!

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Red and White Christmas Decorations

This year is the first year that I decorated my tree with red and white Christmas decorations.

I’m not sure why, as I love all things little red truck, which you will see in this tour.

I’ve been on a pink kick the past couple of years with pink and gold Christmas decorations last year and a pastel Themed Christmas Tree before that.

Inspiration struck to go traditional as soon as I spotted the stunning Tribeca spruce blue tree from King of Christmas.

I knew red and white would stand out with that backdrop.

Let’s start out in our tiny entryway before we get to the tree!

Decorating Entryway for Christmas

If you are new to Our Crafty Mom, I live with my 27 yo daughter, Amanda, in a 1,000 sq foot apartment in beautiful New Hampshire.

I’m also a proud mom to my 32 yo son, Derek, who lives in Connecticut.

My goal is to share that you can decorate a beautiful home no matter the size or budget.

Most of my decorations are budget-friendly DIY projects, as I’m slightly craft-obsessed.

So you will see lots of craft projects that will hopefully inspire you to break out the glue gun!

Since you walk right into our open concept living/dining area, we don’t have a huge entryway.

But, that didn’t stop me from creating one!

Christmas entryway red and white

With small space living, everything has to have a purpose.

The Deacon’s bench is the perfect spot to take off (or put on) your shoes when you get home.

And, the best part is it opens for storage to keep shoes inside and out of sight.

The adorable DIY snowman pillow is a Pottery Barn dupe.

He adds a bit of Christmas cheer to the entryway. Mini Christmas trees are a staple in any holiday decor.

All of the decor accents in the entryway, including the key rack, plaid rug, winter tree wall art and rattan basket, are from Decocrated, a quarterly home decor subscription box.

Christmas entryway

I’ve been a subscriber for about 4 years now and love it.

The pieces coordinate from box to box, so you can mix and match pieces for different holidays and seasons.

If interested, you can learn more about Decocrated here.

Christmas wreaths are another staple in home decor, especially on the front door.

The red cardinal wreath is a recent craft project.

This is something that can stay up all winter, thanks to the snowy faux fur.

red cardinal front door wreath

Christmas Hutch Decorating Ideas

Now let’s move on to one of my favorite spots to decorate, the farmhouse style hutch!

Christmas hutch

The classic red and green plaid dishes are a new Dollar Tree purchase.

Can you believe they are from Dollar Tree? They are ceramic too, not melamine.

They add such a festive touch to this space and go with my color scheme.

My collection of ironstone pitchers and bottle brush trees keep this area clean and simple.

top of hutch

When decorating a hutch, don’t forget the top! Christmas garlands look great draped across a hutch or entryway table.

Our antique nativity is right at home on the Christmas hutch. This set holds so many special memories.

My husband bought it for me the first year we were married.

My daughter loved to unpack it each year and find just the right spot for all the pieces.

Unfortunately, baby Jesus broke and I have been trying to find a replacement for the past few years.

Christmas Table Setting

Since we don’t have a dining room and this is the dining table we use for meals, I kept the Christmas table decorations simple.

christmas table

The same red and green plaid dishes are at each table setting with red charger plates, a thrift store find!

Bottle brush trees add to the farmhouse Christmas feel.

A seasonal candle is another must in cozy Christmas decor, and makes the perfect centerpiece when placed on a tray or cloche.

christmas entry

I couldn’t resist adding this gorgeous red and white village Christmas wreath above the table.

It’s my favorite wreath so far. Stay tuned for a tutorial on this beauty.

village wreath

Create a Letters to Santa Station

Next up, a small console table is the perfect spot for a Letters to Santa station!

christmas console table

The antique typewriter holds a Dear Santa printable you can download here.

There is also a free printable Santa’s good behavior certificate and a letter from the North Pole.

How fun is the North Pole mailbox? Remember I mentioned Decocrated? You guessed it.

The window arch, mailbox and Christmas pine wreath are all from Decocrated. You see why I love them?

letters to santa station

A few more faux Christmas trees complete this pretty display.

Christmas Tree in Small Living Room

As we move into the living room, we finally get to my new favorite red and white Christmas tree.

I like to take pictures of the tree at night when it is all lit up. It adds to the effect.

red and white Christmas tree

All I can say is:

The ornaments on the tree are a mix of old and new, DIY and store-bought.

This is also the largest tree I’ve ever had. I was a little nervous when I realized my ceilings were 8′ and the tree is 8′, but I’m seriously loving it!

Living Room Cozy Christmas Decorations

For the coffee table Christmas decor, I went with a beautiful vignette including a vintage Santa, more bottle brush trees, sleigh and reindeer.

Christmas coffee table

The low height is perfect for family movie nights.

vintage santa in sleigh

Throw pillows, fluffy throws and classic holiday decorations, keeping with the red and white color scheme, add to the vibe of this cozy Christmas living room.

I’m super excited to share a tutorial for the Santa art this week. Be sure to come back for that. It is a must-try!

Christmas living room

If you have a small living room with limited floor space, adding wall shelves is a great way to add height and also another place to display home decor.

decocrated wall shelves

How sweet are the winter wonderland animals?

They were purchased at the after Christmas sales last year for a song.

The good thing is they are not just for the holiday season. I can leave them out all winter long.

Christmas Mantel Decor

Now let’s move on to the mantel decorations.

The oversized Christmas art is the focal point of this space and makes quite a statement over the fireplace mantel.

Christmas mantel

You can see how I used this same piece to decorate my mantel last season with a pink and gold color scheme.

Christmas mantel red and white

My favorite little red truck makes an appearance, along with knit stockings and a basket with extra throws topped with a small Christmas tree.

A mix of red, white and gold pine garland fills the top of the mantel. I may add lights, but not sure yet.

Sometimes the mini lights have a yellowish glow that I don’t love. If you can recommend any warm white lights let me know in the comments below.

I have to tell you, my daughter and I watched a movie in here Friday with all the holiday lights on in the entire space, a candle lit and the fire on, and we both commented on how happy we were.

Christmastime really is the most wonderful time of the year!

Christmas Bookshelf Decor

We are wrapping up with the hallway and the new modern ladder shelf I just added last week.

bookshelf Christmas decorations

This may or may not have been added for the sole purpose of decorating! 🙂

I really needed another shelf for all the pretty things from Decocrated!

See what I mean about the cozy feel from holiday lights?

All of these are on timers, including the red truck cloche.


Another small bench fits perfectly in this spot and you will usually find our cat hanging out here.

christmas hallway

How sweet are the hanging glass tubes with mini trees and snow?

They are old cigar holders that I grabbed from my brother-in-law. He was going to throw them out!

hallway christmas decor

Well, that’s all she wrote. I know it was long, and I greatly appreciate you sticking with me.

Hopefully, you found inspiration for your holiday home from my red and white Christmas home tour.

If you give any of these crafts or home decorating ideas a try, please share it with me by tagging @ourcraftymom on Facebook or Instagram.

It truly makes my day! 🙂

I’d love it if you would PIN the below image:

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Now make sure to head on over to Cecilia from My Thrift Store Addiction’s  tour where she is sharing how she decorates with elegant vintage finds!

Bloggers’ Best Holiday Home Tours

This week I am joining some of my blogging friends for the Bloggers’ Best 2023 Holiday Home Tours.

Thirty talented and creative women will be opening their homes up for you to tour all week long.

You can visit each home tour by clicking the links below. Enjoy!

Monday’s Tours

Bloggers' Best Holiday Home Tour Monday

The Tattered Pew // StoneGable // Worthing Court Blog

Southern Home and Hospitality // Our Crafty Mom // My Thrift Store Addiction

Tuesday’s Tours

Bloggers Best Holiday Home Tour Tuesday

A Life Unfolding // Living Large In a Small House // Cottage On Bunker Hill

Bricks ‘n Blooms // Cottage In the Mitten

Wednesday’s Tours

Bloggers' Best Holiday Home Tour Wednesday

WM Design House // The Ponds Farmhouse // Shiplap and Shells

Simply 2 Moms // Robyn’s French Nest // Amy Sadler Designs

Thursday’s Tours

Bloggers' Best Holiday Home Tour Thursday

Midwest Life and Style // White Arrows Home // White Lilac Farmhouse

DIY Beautify // Thistle Key Lane

Friday’s Tours

Bloggers' Best Holiday Home Tour-23

She Gave It a Go // Pasha Is Home // This Is Simplicite

Decor to Adore // Le Cultivateur // Peacock Ridge Farm

Happy Holidays!

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Yvonne @ StoneGable

Saturday 2nd of December 2023

Michelle,you have the gift of a decorator. So many beautiful Christmas items to look at. I LOVE the wreath with the red and white houses. Just darling. The nativity is the star of your decor. It's beautiful in the silver tray. What a warm and festive tour! I'm taking away several holiday ideas to use in my home! Thank you!


Thursday 30th of November 2023

Michelle, a pretty home tour. Love the red and white theme throughout your home. That red and white village Christmas wreath is darling.


Thursday 30th of November 2023

Your home looks so warm and cozy. Merry Christmas.

Kim | Shiplap and Shells

Thursday 30th of November 2023

I enjoyed your tour so much Michelle. The red and white Christmas village wreath is my favorite! And the Santa letter writing station. So sweet. Happy holidays!

Stacy Ling

Thursday 30th of November 2023


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