When I think of classic Christmas decor, I think of decorating when I was a child. We had the traditional red and green, velvet ribbons tied around our porch posts, and always brought home poinsettias. Classic Christmas decor feels so homey and nostalgic to me and I know it does for a lot of other people, too. If you’re wanting to try out a Classic/Traditional Christmas decor style this year, here’s a list of everything you need to get started!
1. A Full Christmas Tree
The classic style is all about a big, full, lush Christmas tree. This particular tree is from the same company that I get my trees from. It’s an artificial tree, but it has molded tip branches that make it look so realistic! For a more budget friendly full tree, check out this one.
One thing that always comes to mind when I think of classic Christmas is red ball ornaments. I still use the glass ball ornaments from my childhood! But these days they have so many beautiful updated versions and I love this mix of red and gold. It’s traditional and classic without being too plain.
You can usually get poinsettias at any grocery store during the holidays, but if you have a cat or dog you might want to grab an artificial arrangement. These are definitely a must for this decor style. You can use them in a wreath (like this DIY double sided wreath!), on your tree, in garland, and so much more. There are also some really cool stories behind the use of poinsettias, so be sure to check those out!
Velvet ribbon is perfect for gifts, garland, wreaths, and anything else you might want to add ribbon to. Getting wired ribbon is always your best bet because it gives you a lot more to work with and mold. The gold trim on this red velvet ribbon takes me back to all those traditional Christmases at home and I love this green velvet ribbon to mix in on gifts.
I mean does anything say traditional or classic Christmas like SANTA? I don’t think so. A few good Santa figurines hanging around will give the perfect touch to your classic Christmas look this holiday season. There are so many choices, but I love the one pictured. I also love this baker Santa.
Advent Calendars are one of my favorite things about Christmas, so I’m going to include them for each design style. This little train advent reminded me of an old Christmas light display in my hometown, so I thought it was perfect for the classic style. And gingerbread houses are one of the oldest Christmas traditions, so I had to add in this gingerbread house advent calendar.
Are you in the Christmas mood yet? I definitely am! There’s everything you need to get started creating a classic/traditional Christmas decor style in your home! If you do this design style, be sure to tag me on instagram (@sugardesignco) or use #sugardesignco because I want to see your pictures!
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