Red and White Christmas Decor – Traditional Home Tour

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Even though I prefer neutral colors for my home, there is just something nostalgic about using red and white Christmas decor. This post is a roundup of all the traditional decor I’ve used to create a festive home for the holidays.

red and white christmas decor in the dining room, christmas table setting with fair isle dishes and gold accents

Christmas trees with red and white decorations

Let’s start with the obvious place to use red and white Christmas decor – on the tree! My kids have trees in their bedrooms and when they were younger, they always wanted that classic Christmas look.

The trees were flocked and the red ornaments really stood out against the white branches. I miss seeing their excitement when it was time to start decorating the tree each year.

Using a Santa hat tree topper was a fun way to add red and white decor to the tree without using anything breakable.

sparse christmas tree with red and white christmas decorations, red velvet ornaments and white and red toile ornaments

Here are the classic red and white Christmas tree decorations I would choose! I used these on my sparse Christmas tree and the vintage vibe was almost too much to take. Toile and velvet…yes, please!

Traditional Christmas decor in the entryway

Nothing says WELCOME to your guests like a beautifully decorated entryway. On the entryway table, I rotate seasonal decor and for this time of year there is nothing better than Poinsettias or red berry stems. This combination looks great in every lighting situation!

This type of decor is versatile because you can use it in so many places around your home. Plus, it looks great in just about any kind of vase!

I’ve shared my tutorial about how to hang garland on a staircase and banister garland is the ultimate spot to decorate with red.

I prefer to use velvet ribbon because it adds texture and warmth to the garland. The deep red pairs so perfectly with the greenery and gold accents.

Red and white Christmas decor for the bedroom

We don’t have a tree in our primary bedroom, but I still like to add something for the holidays. I hang a wreath on the window and drape garland from the large floor mirror. Both are a great place to bring in some red and white Christmas decor.

Stefana Silber handing a red velvet bow and garland on the Anthropologie 7 ft Gleaming Primrose mirror, neutral wallpaper, red and white christmas decor for the bedroom

I use red velvet ribbon to make a bow at the top of the garland but you can use white too.

In my post about decorating a kid’s bedroom for Christmas, there are plenty of examples of how to add some holiday cheer. Kids love changing things up so why not add some red and white Christmas bedding in a cozy material.

girls bedroom with red and white christmas bedding, Serena and Lily wallpaper, white Pottery Barn bed and nightstands
Pottery Barn plaid Christmas bedding

If you don’t want to go all out with Christmas bedding, a simple red and white throw pillow is the perfect little touch of Christmas.

girls room with red and white Christmas pillows on the bed, wreath on wall above bed, mauve velvet west Elm bed, Serena and Lily wicker side table

Christmas decorations for the kitchen

This is one of my favorite spaces to decorate for Christmas! With all the places you can hang wreaths or other greenery, you can add as little or as much as you want!

christmas kitchen decorating ideas, white kitchen with red and white Christmas decor

If you have a classic white kitchen like I do, adding pops of red through the room looks beautiful! It doesn’t take much effort to make your kitchen look festive.

Christmas decorating ideas, white kitchen, subtle red and white Christmas decor

Read my Christmas kitchen decorating post for more ideas!

Decorating a dining room for Christmas

Do you host friends and family for the holidays? If so, it is essential to decorate your dining room for the holidays. My dining room had a lot of white elements and the red tablescape really stood out.

Nothing like a traditional red Christmas tablescape to make the holiday meal feel extra special!

white dining room with red and white Christmas tablescape, centerpieces, candles, Christmas greenery, wreaths, Fair Isle dinnerware, gold flatware

Red and white Christmas decor is easy to find this time of year, but what makes a dining room special is the dinnerware and table linens.

Red and white Christmas place setting, fair Isle dinnerware, gold flatware, christmas linen napkins, centerpieces with greenery and tfruit


Check out this post that’s full of simple ways to create a warm and cozy winter home after the Christmas decorations come down.

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