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A Simple and Neutral Christmas Home Tour

A Simple and Neutral Christmas Home Tour

Looking for a neutral, modern take on Christmas decorating with a little boho and farmhouse flair? Well you have come to the right place! Today, I have teamed up with 30 fabulous bloggers to share my holiday home tour for the 2020 Christmas Home Tour Blog Hop. Headed by my talented friend Marty of A Stroll Thru Life, you want to be sure to scroll all the way to the bottom of this post to see all of the various decorating inspiration.

modern farmhouse christmas home tour

Hello friends and welcome to my 1980’s fixer upper. 

If you are following along on the blog hop and have joined me from Life on Cedar Lane, welcome! I am absolutely obsessed with Andrea’s elegant and neutral aesthetic. What can I say? The girl has some mad decorating skills. 

For those of you who are new to my neck of the virtual woods, my name is Erica and I have been renovating my first fixer upper home for six years now. 

neutral modern christmas decor ideas

I am a potty-mouth boy mama who strives to live beautifully (home, body and soul) on a budget.

While my decorating style has evolved quite a bit over the years, lately I have been inspired by minimalist, modern organic design. I also do my best to blend my love for boho, farmhouse and even modern glam into the mix.  

boho chic christmas decorating

With all of the chaos of this crazy year, I challenged myself to keep this year’s holiday decor simple, stress-free and approachable.

boho chic holiday decor

 Last January,  feeling suffocated by all of the seasonal clutter in my garage, I actually donated most of my Christmas decorations.

Unfortunately, I went a little overboard with last year’s purging, as I did have to break down and invest in a few new pieces this year (tree collar, 2 pieces of garland and one set of stockings to be exact). 

neutral glam christmas mantel decor

On the topic of “new”, I am proud to say that this is the first official blog hop tour I have done with my new floating hardwood floors

boho modern christmas home tour

This summer my husband and I went thru the undertaking of installing wide-plank, oak hardwoods throughout our entire home. To learn more about the floors and to see how we installed them directly over our old,  existing floors, click here for the step-by-step tutorial.

neutral glam holiday home tour

Updating our floors allowed me to experiment more with my style in the living room – feeling less constrained, I have added a little more of the modern glam elements I have always lusted after.  To see the full details on my living room transformation, click here

neutral modern christmas tree ideas

Among a color palette of mainly black and white, I included punches of copper and beige to add some warmth and dimension. 

neutral modern christmas glam decor

For a wintery glam effect, I incorporated more velvet and fur textiles into my usual/everyday decor scheme. 

neutral holiday decorating inspiration

As far as that holiday “bling” is concerned, the Christmas tree ornaments were a nice addition to the metallic gold pieces I already have styled through out my home. 

boho chic christmas home decor

In fact, I would argue that you really don’t need much to make a space feel festive. 

modern glam christmas home tour

Hell….it’s 2020! Let’s not complicate our lives more than necessary. 

modern farmhouse christmas decor

As long as you have some fresh greenery, twinkling lights, candles and fur textiles, you are set!

neutral modern holiday home decor

No need to bog yourself down with trinkets(no matter how tempting) which will not only drain your wallet, but contribute to clutter. Keep it simple it and stress-free!

And because I am such a slacker this year, I lured some of you here with a shot of my bedroom from last year’s tour…

neutral modern christmas decor ideas

I did not want to let you down, so -full disclosure- I am just going to include it in this year’s tour (although my bedroom is not even decorated this year!) Simply put, I was too lazy to move the makeshift gym out of my bedroom to take presentable photos for you guys. 

If you would like to see more details on my bedroom, you can click here

boho chic christmas decor in the bedroom

For your shopping convenience, I have included some affiliate links from my home tour directly below…

Neutral Glam Christmas Decor:

If you are following along on the blog hop, Inspiration for Moms is the next stop. You will absolutely love Laura’s cozy, neutral take on holiday decorating. 

Thank you so much for stopping by and touring my humble abode!

From my home to yours, happy Holidays! We will get thru these crazy times. 

neutral glam christmas home tour

(Keep scrolling to the bottom for the full blog hop line-up!)

Now get out there and design some good vibes along with a fabulous life. 

christmas home tour 2020

Monday December 7th

A Stroll Thru LifeWorthington Court Clean and Scentsible StoneGablePink Peppermint DesignDecor To Adore 

Tuesday December 8th

Modern GlamIt All Started With PaintTown and Country LivingHymns and VersesMaking It In The MountainsLife On Cedar Lane 

Wednesday December 9th

Designing VibesInspiration For MomsGrace In My SpaceThe Wood Grain CottageWhispering Pines Homestead Remodelando la Casa

Thursday December 10th

CitrineLivingOur Southern HomeSouthern State Of MindDuke Manor Farm White Arrows HomeThrifty and Chic 

Friday December 11th

11 Magnolia Lane Follow The Yellow Brick Home Delightful OrderSouthern HospitalityCassie Bustamante



My journey in interior design and home improvement began with transforming my first fixer-upper home, all while managing a budget and raising two young boys. My work, a reflection of my passion for creating beautiful, uplifting spaces, has been recognized by top publications like Better Homes and Gardens Magazine, HGTV, and more. I invite you to explore my site and witness the transformation of my home and the vibes we've designed.Read more...


Tuesday 22nd of December 2020

Its a great post!Thanks for sharing


Sunday 13th of December 2020

It's all so beautiful, Erika. Thank you for sharing. Happy holidays!

Designing Vibes

Monday 14th of December 2020

Thank you so much, Kimberly! Happy holidays to you and yours. :)

Linda @It All Started With Paint

Sunday 13th of December 2020

Your home is lovely and the simple, neutral decor is perfection! I agree that 2020 is messy enough so no need to overcomplicate this holiday season! :) Linda

Designing Vibes

Monday 14th of December 2020

Thank you so much, Linda! Wishing you a safe and happy holidays. :)

Laura @ Inspiration for Moms

Wednesday 9th of December 2020

I'm a neutral decor lover at heart - so your home tour was a real treat! Loved it all!! Merry Christmas!

Designing Vibes

Thursday 10th of December 2020

Thank you so much, Laura! Wishing you a happy holiday season. :)


Wednesday 9th of December 2020

Hi Erica, Love your style (and potty mouth, lol). Great job as always - simple and elegant. Have a great holiday, and just think, 2020 is almost behind us now!!! Cheers, Marsha

Designing Vibes

Thursday 10th of December 2020

Thank you so much, Marsha! Cheers to 2020 being over! :)