Christmas Inspiration Mood Boards

We’re sharing 6 Christmas Inspiration Mood Boards to help make your planning, decorating, and shopping a bit easier this holiday season.

After all, Christmas is just 55 days away!

Creating Christmas Inspiration Mood Boards…

Truth be told, I almost saved these mood boards for next week.

But then I realized how many of the items I wanted for our holiday home were already on the limited or low-quantity list!

Winter Tablescape and Christmas Mood Board Inspiration-The Crowned Goat

I know some of you like to shop early for your Christmas and holiday décor because you want to make sure you have plenty to choose from.

Frankly, I’m in that camp too. 

Gathering Holiday Inspiration Early…

As I shared in our 12 Ways to Ease into the Holidays post, it’s so much easier to get all the Christmas decorating out of the way as early as possible.

That way, you can enjoy everything the Thanksgiving and holiday seasons have to offer!

In creating these Christmas inspiration mood boards, I wanted to…

  • Find décor items that would be easily accessible to those of you who might not live in a big city or shopping area
  • Provide budget-friendly ideas
  • Show simple color palettes that could be changed out from one season to the next or reused from year to year

Keep in mind, you might be able to find similar items during holiday event sales or by using coupons from your favorite big box stores. 

Feel free to mix and match these ideas with the colors that best represent your home and budget. 

Here are 6 Christmas Inspiration Mood Boards you can easily create at home this holiday season…

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Romantic Winter Wonderland Inspiration Mood Board

Achieve this look by choosing:

  • A flocked or frosted Christmas tree
  • White lights, at least 100 lights per vertical foot of Christmas tree
  • A soft color palette of creamy whites, pale pinks, light grays, and champagnes
  • Texture: glitter, chippy wood, faux fur
  • Ruffles
Romantic Winter Wonderland Christmas Inspiration Mood Board-The Crowned Goat

Ornament Set * Glitter Crown Ornament * Tinsel Ball Set * Candy Inspired Set

Flocked Wreath * Tree * Sign * Glitter Ribbon * Velvet Ribbon

Stocking * Gift Bag Set * Pillow * Blush Blanket

Coastal Christmas Inspiration Mood Board

Achieve this look by choosing:

  • White or green Christmas tree
  • White lights, at least 100 lights per vertical foot of Christmas tree
  • A Teal, silver, white, blue, and gold color palette (think sand, sea, sky)
  • Texture: driftwood, jute, rope, raffia, cable knit, sea glass
  • Shells, sea life-inspired ornaments
  • Map or sea life-inspired wrapping paper
Coastal Christmas Inspiration Mood Board-The Crowned Goat

Ornament Set * Jellyfish Ornaments * Sea Turtle Ornament * Beach Ornament Set

Cable Knit Stockings * Tree * Burlap Tree Skirt * Burlap Ribbon * Starfish Ornaments

Coastal Santa * Wrapping Paper * Pom Pom Pillow Covers * Chunky Knit Throw

White and Metallics Inspired Christmas Mood Board

Achieve this look by choosing:

  • White or Flocked Christmas Tree
  • Warm White Lights
  • Neutral color palette with creamy whites, golds, bronze, coppers, champagne, and silvers
  • Texture: Faux fur, cable knit, cashmere, velvet, satin, glitter
  • Mercury Glass, brass candlesticks, and shiny things
White and Metallics Christmas Inspiration Mood Board-The Crowned Goat

Metallics Ornament Set * House Ornament* Glass Ornaments * Nutcracker Ornament

Wreath * Tree * Stocking * Tree Skirt * Copper Mailbox

Kraft Paper * Ribbon in Champagne * Card Display Garland * Pillow

Blue Christmas Inspiration Mood Board

Achieve this look by choosing:

  • Green or flocked Christmas tree
  • White lights, at least 100 lights per vertical foot of Christmas tree
  • A color palette of blue, white, and red OR blue, white, and silver OR blue, white, and gold OR blue, white, green, and brown depending on the color tree you choose
  • Buffalo check, gingham, houndstooth, or a soft antelope print
  • Texture: velvet, cable knit, faux fur grosgrain, mercury glass, or wood
  • Floral picks such as magnolia leaves if you chose a green tree
  • Monograms
  • Ginger Jar décor
Blue Christmas Christmas Inspiration Mood Board-The Crowned Goat

Ginger Jar Ornaments * Cup and Saucer Ornaments * Ornament Set * Ball Ornament

Red Stocking * Tree * Sign * Dish Set * Ribbon

Sleigh * Pillow Covers * Throw * Nutcracker

Farmhouse Christmas Inspiration Mood Board

Achieve this look by choosing:

  • A green, flocked, or frosted Christmas tree
  • White lights, at least 100 lights per vertical foot of Christmas tree
  • A color palette accented with plaids, buffalo checks, gingham, houndstooth
  • Farmhouse animal ornaments
  • Texture: burlap, jute, galvanized metal, grosgrain, brown craft paper
  •  Natural elements: pine cones, natural deer sheds, greenery garlands
Traditional Farmhouse Christmas Inspiration Mood Board-The Crowned Goat

Ornament Set * Mug * Deer Ornament * Deer Wall Decor

Wreath * Tree * Calendar * Stocking * Garland

Skirt * Ribbon * Doormat * Letters to Santa

Scandinavian-Inspired Christmas Mood Board

Achieve this look by choosing:

  • Green Christmas tree
  • White lights or bubble lights
  • Neutral color palette with creamy whites, pale grays, greens, and browns
  • Texture: wood, wicker, linen, burlap, faux fur, cable knit, felt
  • Natural elements: pine cones, deer sheds, greenery garlands
  • Candles
Scandi Neutrals Christmas Inspiration Mood Board-The Crowned Goat

Ornament Set * Star Ornaments * Glass Ornament Set * Lantern

Wreath * Pre-Lit Tree * Stocking * Bead Garland * Mistletoe Sign

Natural Twine * Snowflake Pillow Covers * Faux Fur Rug * Star Lights

Don’t forget if you love shopping at Target, you can find the Studio McGee line here and the Hearth & Hand Magnolia Holiday Shop line here. They both usually sell out pretty quickly!

I also love the Sugar Paper line for wrapping supplies and gift boxes too.

In addition, places like At Home, Michaels, Joanns, and Hobby Lobby usually have lots of sales and coupons this time of year as well so don’t forget to take advantage of them while you can!

Take the Pressure Off Holiday Decorating…

I know there can sometimes feel like a lot of pressure to go all out, especially when it comes to Christmas decorating. 

Blue and Green Christmas Mantel Inpsiration-The Crowned Goat

My best advice when you’re getting ready to choose a color palette or theme for your holiday décor is to use what you have first. 

Then supplement with what you need by adding floral picks, bold fabrics, beautiful ribbons, and pretty packages. 

Blue White and Green Christmas Inspiration-The Crowned Goat

Shop the House…

As I’ve shared many times, our home has very little storage space.  We’re constantly shopping seasonal sales or borrowing vintage items from my mom or aunts. 

Blue White and Green Ornaments on the Banister-The Crowned Goat

Remember the equestrian plates I used on our Fall tablescape? I swear that tablescape would not have looked the same without those vintage plates from my aunt!

Blue and White Plaid Traditional Bedroom-The Crowned Goat

Keep in Mind…

When it comes to dressing your home for the season, think about how you want your home to feel when you walk through the door. 

It will help steer you in the right direction.

Particularly if you like multiple styles and are having trouble narrowing your ideas down. 

Believe me, I walk into the Christmas section of big box stores, love it all, and then immediately become distracted by the shiny things too!

Blue and White Christmas Decor Ideas and Inspiration Boards-The Crowned Goat

I hope these 6 Christmas inspiration mood boards have helped.  If you missed our Favorite Things: Christmas in July post, you can find additional holiday goodies there!

Let us know how you plan to decorate this year! Until next time, I’ll see you on Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest.

Many blessings,


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  1. CoCo – we are truly inspired by all of your gorgeous suggestions and ideas. It truly feels like Christmas has arrived early this year, and we couldn’t be happier. Much love!

    1. Thank you! It really does feel like people are in the spirit of the holidays a lot earlier this year than they have been in years past which is so exciting! We both had a wild ride with the holidays last year so I can’t wait to see what this year will bring. Big hugs and lots of love, CoCo

  2. Thank you for this post. All the boards are beautiful and inspirational. I am trying to get everything I need for Christmas early this year due to the shipping issues. You gave me some beautiful, affordable options

    1. So exciting to hear, AJ! I was kind of shocked when a few of the things we had our eye on had already sold out and it was still the middle of October so you are super smart to start shopping early. It definitely seems like people are already in the Christmas spirit this year. Hope you have the best day, CoCo

  3. That was such a great hack for determining how many lights to use on the tree. I also really appreciated your tip for shopping the house. The easiest way to save money is to simply use what we already have!

    1. For sure, Heidi! And to keep the clutter or excess boxes of seasonal stuff at bay. We have very little storage space in this house so we’re always trying to come up with fresh ways to use our old stuff. Hope you’ve had a great week, CoCo

    2. I agree with Heidi! Thank you for lighting tree hack! I had no idea!

    3. You always inspire me. Love all your suggestions and shopping my house first is a must!


      1. Thank you, Cindy! We always try to shop the house first as well. It really helps to cut down on having to store so many things when the pieces you already own can do double duty. Can’t wait to see what you have in store this year, CoCo

  4. OH I just love all those deep navy and green tones!

    1. Thank you, Joanne! They’re super easy to dress up or down and mix with golds, silvers, or even whites depending on what kind of ribbon you have. My parents have a lot of blue and white in their home so I’m getting excited to see how they’re going to decorate this year. It’s hard to believe the holidays are almost here! Hope you’ve had a great week, CoCo

  5. Oh goodness, CoCo!! I really needed this post. I donated and sold a lot of our Christmas stuff when we moved so I’m struggling this year on what theme I want to go with. I do love all of the elements of the romantic board but I’m also loving the Scandinavian look. I’ll definitely be saving this to help make my decision!! Thank you!!

    1. I’m totally with you, Christine, it’s been SO hard to decide on a theme this year! I’ve been SHOCKED at the amount of red and green and traditional items flooding the market this year. It’s bananas! Fingers crossed we’ll be able to get what we need to create a magical holiday season. Hugs, CoCo

  6. The only theme out of all of these shown, that I’ve never done, is the white and metallics theme. We usually have 2 trees, so I’m really considering it. Our big tree is going to be woodland themed this year. It’s been awhile and I need to dust off my furry animals and such. What a wonderfully inspiring and timely post.
    Thank you!

    1. That sounds like such a perfect tree, Kim! I always feel like woodland themed trees are the perfect way to blend the fall and winter seasons. It goes by so fast! Can’t wait to see how yours comes together. Hugs, CoCo

  7. You’ve shared so many fun ideas to get inspired with. I especially loved the glitter crown ornament and the beach ornament set!

    1. Thank you bunches, Heidi! It’s been lots of fun to search for new ornaments. I’m so thankful they brought back the crown ornaments from last year. They’re super cute and the beach set feels like the perfect way to celebrate a summer vacation or beach house. Hugs, CoCo

  8. I’m OBSESSED with the metallic collection you put together!! Oh. My. Gosh. I’m so tempted to buy that white Christmas tree. I also love the pastel collection… Super creative CoCo. Thank you for putting this together for us. It’s one stop shopping AND a source of inspiration.

    1. Aww that’s so sweet of you to say, Anna, thank you! It’s definitely one of my favorites too. I love the way all those colors play together to create such an elegant vibe. Plus, you can use it as a base and add color from year to year if you want as well. Can’t wait to see your mercury glass collection and all your vintage pieces this year. I know it’s going to be amazing. Big hugs, CoCo

  9. This post makes me excited to decorate for Christmas! Our tree will be decked out in neutrals, gold and silver this year. Thanks for your tips CoCo! 🥰

    1. You know those colors speak to my heart, Cindy, I can’t wait to see it! I always love your beautiful ideas. Big hugs, CoCo

  10. CoCo,
    These ideas are so helpful. I’ll share a link on my Sunday, Dirt Road Adventures.

    1. That’s so sweet of you, Rachel, thank you! I’m running a little behind this week so I can’t wait to head over to your blog and see what goodies you have in store. I know they’re going to be fabulous because I love everything you do. Big hugs and thank yous, CoCo

  11. I can’t believe how quickly Christmas is approaching! I still have much to do to prep, but I am starting to take Fall down tomorrow, and pull the Christmas decor out to get a jump start (let’s not talk about the shopping, haha!). Love these mood boards you’ve put together! Such great inspiration. I always decorate Rustic/Scandinavian/Wintery. That’s my favorite!

  12. I needed to see this post today! I’ll be putting up my trees this weekend and I still am not positive how I want to decorate each one!! After seeing your mood boards I think I’m going to decorate my living room tree similar to your Romantic Winter Wonderland theme! Thanks for all the inspiration and for helping me to get in the mood to decorate! I can’t wait to see your Christmas decor for this year! Hugs, Donna

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