Simple Elegance: Fresh, Green & White Holiday Decor

simple elegance fresh green & white holiday decor

‘Tis once again the season to “deck the halls.” One of my favorite holiday pastimes is finding seasonal decorating themes and color schemes that bring outdoors elements inside the house, blending and balancing them in tone and color.

My goal is to always keep things simple yet elegant, with a fresh, modern twist on typical holiday colors. That is, replacing the more traditional reds and greens with green and white creations that sound just the right note of holiday cheer.

As I hope you can see from the photos I’ve selected, these calming, neutral colors with their splashes of contrasting color lend a soothing effect in a season that can get hectic, and help you to smoothly transition your indoor décor from fall to winter.

I like showcasing such natural elements as rosemary, hydrangeas, magnolia wreathes and white roses—all of which create a peaceful, welcoming ambiance throughout my clients’ homes. And the fragrances are unforgettable.


fresh, green & white hydrangeas and apples in clear flower vases

Green apples and hydrangea-simple centerpieces in elegant glass vases | Three Mango Seeds


black and white christmas wrapping merry christmas tagBlack and white Christmas gift wrap with a pleasantly contrasting burst of green sprigs | Green Mango More


sliced limes in vase with white roses and green hydranegeaThe introduction of sliced limes beautifully accents this hydrangea and rose centerpiece | Carolina Collegiate Tumbler


magnolia wreathNothing can look more simple and natural as this fresh green magnolia wreath | Melrose Botanicals on Etsy


front entry nuetral holiday pumpkinsThe simple elegance of this off-white themed entry gets spruced up a bit with porch pumpkins and green plant accents | Love This Pic


wintry whites in silver cupWintry greens and whites in a silver cup | Little Green Notebook


greens white napkins dinner serviceLayered white dinner service gets accented with a napkin ring of white and green berries | Maria Edith


Williams-Sonoma herb cooks wreathFragrant wreath made entirely of culinary herbs—bay leaf, sage, rosemary and oregano—that can later be used in cooking | Williams-Sonoma


coastal fresh, white and green centerpieceCoastal-themed Christmas centerpiece | Decoholic Blog


white ironstone vase

Pine and cedar and eucalyptus tucked among ironstone pitchers and pottery | The Grower’s Daughter


pillar candles moss twineWhite pillar candles with twine-wrapped moss | Tradgards Flow Blog


holiday green garlandsFresh garlands to accent your holiday mantle (Fraser Fir, Boxwood, White Pine and Mixed Greens) | Sugar Mountain Nursery


wreath rosemary name card linen napkinPrinted name cards atop a simple wreath of rosemary add a dash of color to neutral linen napkins | Spoon Fork Bacon


white wedding flower centerpieces green, whiteWhite wedding candles encircled with deep green sage leaves Nature-inspired | A Little Tipsy Blog


green wreath garlands fireplace mantleSimple green garlands and a wreath help transform a fireplace mantle | Cote de Texas Blog


green wreath white ribbon armoireBeautiful white armoire dressed with fresh green wreaths | Dreams Come True Blog


mitten garland holiday winter decorMitten garland from a holiday tour of homes | My Rustic Farmhouse Blog



We hope these uniquely elegant examples demonstrate how a simple splash of green and white color (and a dash of creativity) can add to any home’s holiday cheer.

From all of us at Karen Rapp Interiors, we bid you happy and healthy holidays in home surroundings that bring the true spirit of the season into sharp focus.