Nature Inspired Christmas Decorations

Happy Christmas Eve! Final preparations are underway here at the Zuri household for holiday festivities. As I think ahead to next year’s big event, I find myself thinking of nature inspired Christmas decorations.

Nature Inspired Christmas Decorations on the Front PorchPhoto by Neptune


I love the idea of using outdoor elements in Christmas decor – or any decorating for that matter. Branches, berries, and pine cones are crafted into a pretty yet unconventional wreath.

Nature Inspired Christmas Wreath with Branches and BerriesPhoto by


Scandinavian style decorating is typically simple and often inspired by nature. I love the simple tree and the pine cone garland hanging in the window. 

Scandinavian Style Christmas DecorationsPhoto by


Berries from the yard and fragrant eucalyptus create a beautiful nature inspired Christmas mantel.

Nature Inspired Christmas Decorations on Fireplace MantelPhoto by Neptune


This whimsical deer might not be real but he does come from the great outdoors and Mother Nature. 

DIY Reindeer for Christmas CenterpiecePhoto by Houseology Design Group Limited


I’ve noticed an increase in bare branches making their way onto the Christmas scene. Add a little twinkle with lights and a bit of bling with ornaments.

Christmas Decorations in a Scandinavian KitchenPhoto by Neptune


Nature inspired Christmas decorations can be as simple as a small tree or evergreen branches in a paper bag.

Simple Christmas Decorations in a Scandinavian KitchenPhoto by Louise de Miranda


More nature inspired Christmas decorations from the garden make their way into the entryway of this pretty home. A huge advantage of decorating with cuttings from the yard is the money you’ll save on holiday decor.

Nature Inspired Christmas DecorationsPhoto by Neptune


Candles tucked in small pots are adorned with a bit of moss and small berries. Toss in a few pine cones and you have a pretty, nature inspired Christmas vignette.

Candles VignettePhoto by


The final bit of nature inspired Christmas decor includes a simple swag of greens tied up with a pretty holiday ribbon.

Swag of Christmas Greens Tied with Red Holiday RibbonPhoto by Jules Duffy Designs

I hope you were able to take a break from your final Christmas preparations to enjoy these holiday ideas from Mother Nature.

I wish you and your loved ones a peaceful Christmas and a New Year filled with hope and love!

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  1. These ideas have been so inspiring. For some reason this year I am so weary of the hubub and commercialism and garishness of the season. I’ve been contemplating new decor for next year and this post has certainly given me something to think about. My ancestors came from Scandinavia, so maybe I should “return to my roots” and try simplifying in a major and natural way.
    Thank you for this lovely post and I hope your holiday and your new year is both happy and prosperous.

  2. For several years now I’ve been decorating for winter instead of just Christmas. I’ll have a few Christmas decorations out (the nativity, Christmas books, kitchen towels, etc.), but it’s so much work and such a short amount of time to decorate for just four weeks. So I decided to decorate for the winter months with a few small additions of Christmas items. Then all my effort doesn’t seem to be in short lived.

    1. Hi – I have stated doing this also! I leave my mantel with garland, lights, red berries and birds! Here in Alabama we don’t always get “Christmas weather” It often comes in mid-January to February. Then I can build a fire and feel cozy in my den! I purchased two of the square twig wreath featured here. One on my back door and one on my screened in porch door. Love the red birds and berries!

  3. Thanks Jennifer i like using nature to decorate, and thanks for all the wonderful posts you have shared, i so enjoy each and every one. Have a wonderful time with your family this Christmas and Happy New Year.

  4. Thanks Jennifer for all your wonderful posts this past year. May you have a Merry and Bright Christmas . Wishing you all the best in the upcoming year.