Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

How to Decorate Your Home with a White Christmas Theme

Christmas brings to mind a scene of fresh snow on the ground, nippy holiday air, and a cup of hot chocolate as the family sits by the tree. Decorating with a White Christmas theme is the perfect way to bring the beauty of the snowy outdoors into any home. Here are a few ideas you can try:


A white theme doesn’t necessarily mean that you’re restricted to simply using the color white. In fact, it’s best to incorporate other colors into the mix so that the room doesn’t look washed out. An off-white base color like pearl, champagne, and vanilla are great alternatives to the pure white shade. Accent the base color by using ornaments in silver, gold, and even a light sky blue or green.

Christmas Tree

A white tree is the perfect centerpiece for this theme. Pick unique ornaments and decorate it in shades of gold, red, and green. If you already have a traditional green tree, however, just add clear lights and gold and silver ornaments.


Keep the exterior of your home simple and just focus on highlighting the natural snowy holiday season. Instead of draping your home in colorful outdoor lights, stick to clear Christmas lights. If you live in an area with minimal snow, you may want to spray artificial snow on your windows, doors, and even your lawn. Stick an artificial snowman by the walkway to welcome guests and passersby.

Creating a White Christmas in your home is easier than it seems. It’s all about muting down the colors and sticking to the natural color palette of the season. Happy decorating!

About the Author
Inspired by my passion for the visual arts and my years of experience in the field of design, I enjoy a life of style and artistry. I am a devoted follower of minimalism and I believe in the marriage of form and function. I try to live by these principles, from my subtle but classic fashion sense when it comes to clothes and jewelry, to the various projects I manage and work on in my professional career Influenced by the refined grace of Coco Chanel, the timeless beauty of my favorite city, Stockholm, and the new ideas and trends I read from design books, I try to infuse my life with elegance and sophistication. Join me on Balsam Hill’s blog to get my tips and advice on home design and personal style.