Deck the Halls with Boughs of Holly, Fa La La La La, La La La La! The holidays are my favorite time of year. There’s just something magical about all the lights, music, food, and getting together with loved ones. And of course, decorating with gold and white Christmas decor for this eve! I love making my home feel warm, cozy, and festive. This year, I’m going for a classic and elegant theme with gold and white decorations. I find that pairing metallic gold with crisp white makes for such a luxurious yet understated look. It’s perfect for those who want something more refined than your typical flashy, over-the-top Christmas decor.
I’ll share my favorite gold and white holiday accents and how I’m using them to make my home extra merry and bright! From Christmas trees to wreaths, stockings, and table settings, here are some elegant ideas to spark your creativity.
Gold and White Christmas Ornaments
Here are some ideas for elegant gold and white Christmas ornaments to decorate your tree:
Matte Gold Ball Ornaments
Matte gold ball ornaments in various sizes are a classic choice. The matte finish gives them an elegant, understated look. Mix large and small balls for visual interest. Gold balls look beautiful paired with white lights.
Glittered Gold Baubles
For a bit more sparkle, look for ornaments with a subtle glitter or shimmer finish. Avoid anything too flashy. Group glittery gold baubles together in small clusters on the tree for impact.
Textured Metallic Orbs
Gold ornaments with textured surfaces like hammered, quilted, or ribbed patterns add nice depth. Metallic snowflake embossed balls offer a whimsical feel.
Pearlescent Shatterproof Ornaments
Pearlescent gold ornaments have an elegantly vintage look. Shatterproof is great for families. The white iridescent sheen contrasts nicely against matte gold.
Frosted Glass Globes
Look for glass ball ornaments frosted on the inside with gold-colored designs. Snowflakes, stars, and wreaths are pretty patterns. The frosted glass softens the metallic hue.
Gold Beaded Garland and Ribbon
For ornament-free spots, fill in with gold beaded garland. Choose small delicate beads for an elegant look. Metallic ribbon in white and champagne colors is lovely too.
Gold-Dusted Natural Elements
Gold-dusted pinecones, leaves, berries, and flowers add organic interest. Creamy whites pair attractively with the gilded touches.
Gold-Debossed Paper Ornaments
Laser-cut paper ornaments debossed with gold patterns like snowflakes, stripes, dots, and reindeer silhouettes have a crisp, graphic feel. Use sparingly for pops of interest.
Faux White Feathers and Flowers
Soft fluffy white feather ornaments and faux white floral picks provide a whimsical natural contrast to all the gold. Great for filling in bare branches.
Elegant Gold Toppers
Finish off your elegant gold and white tree with a stunning tree topper. Gold stars, angels, birds, or abstract shapes make lovely final flourishes.
Have fun mixing and matching gold and white ornaments until you achieve a beautifully balanced holiday tree!
The Tree – The Focal Gold and White Christmas Decor Point
The Christmas tree is the centerpiece of any holiday gold and white Christmas decor. When doing a gold and white color scheme, look for a full, dense tree with soft white lights. I prefer pre-lit artificial trees to achieve that perfectly uniform lighting.
For ornaments, concentrate on round matte gold baubles in various sizes. Mix in some gold beaded garland as well as faux white feathers or flowers for a touch of whimsy. Top with an elegant gold tree topper – maybe a star, angel, or abstract shape.
A neutral tree skirt completes the refined look. I chose one in an off-white color with some subtle gold embroidery. For an extra pop of sparkle, consider adding gold tinsel. Just stick with thinner strands instead of heavy, ropy garland, which can look too overpowering.
Finish it off with a healthy blanket of snow-white flocking spray. This makes all the gold details stand out. I’ll warn you – flocking can be messy, so prep your space and wear old clothes! Once your elegant gold and white tree is set up, it’s sure to impress.
Wreaths that Welcome Guests
A gorgeous wreath on your front door is one of the first things guests see when arriving to your home for a holiday gathering. Set the tone with a dazzling gold and white wreath.
For a natural look, create a full wreath form using mixed evergreen stems and branches. Accent with gold or champagne-colored faux flowers like roses, berries, eucalyptus stems, or succulents. Add some white faux fruit slices, too, like apples or lemons. Finish by tying a plush gold velvet bow at the bottom.
For a sparkling effect, adorn a basic fir wreath form with clusters of gold balls, sprays, bells, and stars. Incorporate some bushy white feathers, too, for added texture and movement. Accent with a big white bow on top made of luxe satin or velvet material.
Make a dramatic statement by framing your front door with two tall, slim wreaths stacked vertically. Do one in all white and one in all gold for symmetrical sophistication. On the inside, hang mini wreaths made from gold spray-painted grapevine on sidelights or interior doors for a finishing touch.
Stockings Hung with Care
When I think of quintessential Christmas, stockings lined up over the mantel immediately come to mind. For my gold and white holiday look, simple white velvet stockings with gold trim look perfect above my fireplace.
I also mixed in some knitted cream and gold stockings for a cozy, classic feel. For a kid-friendly touch, add some red and green stockings too – because Santa won’t forget to fill those!
Gold ribbon and greenery help tie the stockings together beautifully. Cluster gold pinecones of various sizes among fresh cedar, pine, and magnolia stems for a natural effect. Accent with gold berry sprigs, nuts, and flowers.
If you don’t have a fireplace, get creative with where to hang those stockings! Mount a row of antique gold hooks along the wall, staircase, or banister. You can even hang them over a bookshelf or on the backs of dining chairs. Just make sure they’re secure, so Santa doesn’t drop any special deliveries.
The holiday table is where we gather with loved ones to enjoy delicious meals and make lasting memories. Make yours merry and bright with an elegant gold and white tablespace.
For the base, opt for a creamy white tablecloth and matching linen napkins. Layer gold chargers on top of each plate setting. Fold the napkins into flowers, pinwheels, or other shapes and nestle some gold decor inside, like beads, pinecones, or ornaments.
For the centerpiece, fill glass hurricanes or vases with gold ornaments, garland, and floral picks like eucalyptus. Surround with loose floral elements like white roses, ranunculus, anemones, and snapdragons. Billowy-seed eucalyptus and soft white feathers add gorgeous texture and height.
Place cream taper candles in the center and in gold candleholders around the perimeter of the table. Finish with gold-rimmed white china and flatware for each place setting. Use gold-edged drinkware and serveware when possible too.
With these elegant accents, your holiday table will sparkle! Just be sure to use non-flammable decor near open flames. Safety first!
It’s the little details that take your holiday decor over the top. Here are some fun gold and white Christmas decor accents to finish any space with joyful flair:
– Frosted pinecones in gold and white groupings on console tables, bookshelves, etc.
– Faux fur white pillows with gold bead or sequin trim.
– Gold beaded garland draped on the fireplace mantle or stair railing.
– White poinsettias mixed with gold magnolia stems displayed in vases.
– Plush white throw blankets with gold embroidery.
– Gold mercury glass candle holders.
– A white nutcracker figurine adorned with gold accents.
– Flocked faux white deer on the front lawn, pulling a gold sleigh full of wrapped gifts.
– White fluffy tree skirts topped with gold ornaments around the base of your Christmas trees.
– White floating candles in gold mercury glass votives.
Have fun mixing and matching these elegant gold and white accents throughout your home! Play with different textures, heights, and arrangements until you find a balance you love.
Extend your elegant color palette outside to make spirits bright on the exterior too!
Light up bushes and trees with warm white mini-lights. Outline windows and the roofline as well. For a sparkling effect, use the tiny “icicle” lights instead.
Display a festive gold wreath on your front door or gate. Run gold garland with white bows along the porch railing or edge of the roof.
Place gold planters filled with frothy white flowers – like hydrangeas, mums, lilies, etc. – on either side of your front door.
Stick brightly lit gold and white candled luminaries along the driveway and front walkway. These classic paper lanterns are easy to make at home.
Decorate small white Christmas trees on your porch and lash big gold bows around the pots. Surround with wrapped gold gift boxes for a festive vignette.
With these gorgeous accents, your home is sure to be the most stylish on the block!
When hosting gold and white holiday soirees, go all out with coordinating decor, tableware, food, and drinks:
– Send gilded invitations on creamy white or gold-flecked paper.
– Greet guests with a signature cocktail like white cranberry spritzers or sparkling gold champagne.
– Offer appetizers on gold trays like smoked salmon and dill creme fraiche crostini, fig and goat cheese bruschetta with balsamic glaze, bacon-wrapped dates, or prosciutto bundles with melon and white truffle oil.
– For dinner, serve roast turkey breast with sides like creamy white truffle mashed potatoes, cauliflower au gratin, roasted root vegetables, green beans amandine, and buttered peas with pearl onions.
– Set out mini dessert bites like vanilla bean cheesecake, white chocolate cranberry biscotti, lemon tarts with torched meringue, and chocolate-dipped strawberries.
– Send guests home with homemade white chocolate cranberry popcorn or other gold foil-wrapped treats.
With refined decor and cuisine, you’re sure to impress all your party guests. They’ll leave feeling merry, bright, and satiated!
Easy DIY Projects
Looking for easy ways to incorporate gold and white holiday cheer without breaking the bank? Try out some fun DIY gold and white Christmas decor projects using items you already have at home:
– Spray paint ornaments, vases, candlesticks, and other accessories metallic gold.
– Glue faux fluffy white feathers onto plain gold pine cone ornaments.
– Wrap empty toilet paper or paper towel rolls in gold foil to make mini pedestals for small decor items.
– Tie white lace ribbons around plain green wreaths then hot glue gold beads, balls, or other embellishments.
– Paint inexpensive wood beads and clothespins white and use gold spray paint to add polka dots, stripes, and other patterns.
– Roll scrapbook paper into cones to create paper gold bell decorations.
– Cut strips of an old white sheet, scrunch them up, and secure them with gold ribbon for DIY table runners.
– Mix white glue with gold glitter and coat the tops of votive candles to make them sparkle.
With just a dash of creativity and a few simple supplies, you can easily give everyday items a touch of gold and white holiday elegance.
Frequently Asked Questions
- What are the best places to buy gold Christmas decorations?
Craft stores like Michaels, JOANN, and Hobby Lobby have great selections of gold ornaments, ribbon, garland, and other decor. Shop holiday sales online at stores like Target, Pottery Barn, and Wayfair. Etsy is also a great source of unique handmade gold decorations.
- How can I incorporate gold and white decorations on my tree without looking over the top?
Stick to round matte gold ball ornaments in various sizes placed thoughtfully around the tree. Accent with thinner gold garland strands and minimal ribbon. A light dusting of faux snow also helps soften the look.
- What are quick ways to turn everyday decor white and gold for Christmas?
Spray paint clear glass vases, candle holders, and bottles with metallic gold spray paint. Add inexpensive floral-like baby’s breath to vases. Drape white lace, tulle, or ribbon on existing decor pieces.
- What are the best gold and white floral options for holiday centerpieces?
White roses, tulips, orchids, ranunculus, snapdragons, and carnations paired with eucalyptus, magnolia leaves, and soft textured greens like fern fronds. Pepper stems with gold Hypericum berries, seeded eucalyptus, and gold floral picks.
- How can I inexpensively decorate the exterior of my home in gold and white?
Use mini white lights around bushes, trees, and rooflines. Add picks of gold leaves or berries to outdoor planters. Tie plush ribbon around porch columns. Display gold luminaries along walkways. Place a few gold and white Christmas floral arrangements by your front door.
The Bottom Line
I hope these elegant gold and white Christmas decor ideas spark inspiration for making your home magical this holiday season! While trends come and go, this color pairing is a timeless and sophisticated choice.
Have fun playing with different metallic and shimmery textures versus flat, crisp whites. Experiment with arranging combinations of ornaments, flowers, candles, textiles, and other accents until you find a pleasing balance. The right amount of gold and white decor lends an air of luxury while still feeling inviting.
Most importantly, choose pieces that reflect your taste and style. Embark on a festive journey with DIY Christmas Decor Inspiration! Add your special touches to create holiday decor that looks and feels uniquely you. Wishing you a very merry, bright, and blessed Christmas season! May your home be filled with joy, laughter, and light as you bring these creative ideas to life.