This year Christmas decorations using brown are very on-trend. Neutral, natural Christmas decor is beautiful, and adding natural elements into your Christmas decorating is easy to do.
Ask me in a week or two how much I love Christmas because right now my back hurts and my arms are scratched up from climbing up into the attic and fluffing my Christmas tree.
I am happy to have most of my Christmas decor up and the tree alone is a huge relief. Gigi is going to have a wonderful time enjoying the Christmas tree this year. At 4 years old it’s really her first year to understand and enjoy it all!
I am so excited to be sharing my Christmas decorations using brown inspiration with my friends today. They have some beautiful rooms to share so be sure to check them out at the bottom of this post.
Melanie shared a really adorable Vintage display, and I have seen it in person so I know it’s just as adorable in real life!
Also, a big thank you to Leen at Sand Dollar Lane for hosting this fabulous blog hop!
How to Use Brown In your Christmas Decor
Is it too obvious to start with leopard print ornaments?
Did you guess I would go there?
I recently sold my leopard couch and replaced it with a neutral light beige and now I am missing it.
I think I will look for a leopard rug. Anyway, I love how these leopard print ornaments have metallic gold and bronze with that touch of brown in the spots.
They are perfect with the traditional red and with the darker (almost burgundy) ornaments, and the brown ribbon.
To me, this is a magical color combo!
Adding brown into my Christmas decorations with this beautiful gross-grain ribbon was so fun. Actually, this ribbon pulled everything together. I left the tails long and tucked them into the greenery for a high-end look!
I made this wood bead garland with a green baker’s twine tassel and added a white ceramic Christmas tree to the opposite end.
Adding Pine cones and cinnamon sticks brings in the natural elements and gives an earthy vibe. Making pinecone ornaments with ribbon and greenery is such an inexpensive way to add natural elements into your Christmas decor as well.
Using these recycled Starbucks cold brew bottles again to hold Christmas greenery and a bottle brush. Here is where I show you how to foil them. The jar is filled with all the ingredients you need for a simmering pot mix.
Spy my dutch dough mixer? I have been making bread pretty regularly and I have cracked the easy code for homemade bread!
That is also the Christmas tree cutting board I used to make the Cheap and Easy Christmas Dessert Charcuterie Board.
Mixing metals is perfectly okay. I do it well, all the time. Gone are the days of matchy matchy. So, just because I am using brown and you might think that you can only use gold or bronze, you can absolutely add a silver server or mercury glass ornaments into the mix and it will look amazing.
Using floral with leopard print is perfect. I love the mix of my (curtain) tree skirt together. To me leopard is a neutral so adding other patterns like florals and checks makes it even more interesting. Obviously I am not quite done yet. I have to to some fussing and making a few more details to bring it all together but I think I have a good start for the middle of November!
More Home Tour Inspirations
Do you have a staircase and mantel? My friend Pasha is sharing a beautiful way to style your stairs and mantle! I love everything she does!
Here are some other fantastic home tours as well!
Sand Dollar Lane // 2 Bees in a Pod // At Home with Kristy // Exquisitely Unremarkable
Our Crafty Mom // Hearth and Vine
Zucchini Sisters // Postcards from the Ridge // Southern Crush at Home // Amy Sadler Designs
Pasha is Home // Simple Nature Decor
Worthing Court // The Tattered Pew // Cottage in the Mitten // DIY Beautify
Thistle Key Lane // At Lane and High // Feet Under My Table
White Arrows Home // Aratari at Home // White Lilac Farmhouse
Cottage on Bunker Hill // Bricks ‘n Blooms
My Family Thyme // Southern Home and Hospitality // Songbird // Shiplap and Shells
Chalking Up Success // Pure Happy Home
Vicki and Jenn 2 Bees in a Pod says
Amy – I love your decor. We too love animal print and metallics. You have showcased both so well! Merry Christmas!
Good idea. The rich brown lends itself to natural decorations which I love and the leopard ornaments are so fun.
Leen Curinga says
I’m loving the brown Christmas decorations! I can’t even get over your cute leopard ornaments, they’re the cutest!
I’m so glad you’re part of this fun tour!
What a beautiful tree. I love this leopard print ornaments, super unique. Your colors of brown and green are stunning. Enjoyed meeting you in these recent events.
Looks great my friend!! I want to see the new couch!!
Ooh! I love the leopard print. So pretty.
Looks great, Amy! Can a girl ever have too much leopard print?? I think not!💛🎄
Beautiful! I love the browntowns, they add both rustic charm and glamour to your holiday!
Michelle | Thistle Key Lane says
I use a lot of brown and green for Christmas decorating, but I gotta know where you found the leopard print ornaments! Did you make them or buy them? So cute!
Cindy LONG says
It’s so unique, cozy and warm Amy! I want to see your new couch too, haha xx Merry Christmas!
Leslie Watkins says
I love your brown! That would go so well with my pine cone trees and gingerbread houses! Now you may have me changing this year’s theme! Great hopping with you this week!
Melanie Ferguson says
Everything you do is amazing Amy and leopard is my favorite color, too! I’m so honored to be doing this blog tour with you! Thank you for sharing your talents! Merry Christmas my friend!
Kristy Mastrandonas says
Your Christmas decor is amazing, Amy! I love how you’ve used leopard print mixed with burgundy and metallics! A girl can never have too much leopard or metallics!
Kim | Shiplap and Shells says
I’m loving the leopard print, Amy! I love that mixing metals is a thing these days. It’s one of my favorite things to do for the holidays. Merry Christmas!
Amy, your holiday decorations look beautiful. I am a leopard print gal. Just love a good leopard print incorporated somewhere. People don’t realize how beautiful brown goes with green. Love the brown satin ribbons on the tree.
Wendy Duffy says
I love how you took brown and made it so festive! I also think that leopard is a neutral and it works so well with your holiday decor.