White Christmas Tree For A Relaxing Retreat

White Christmas tree for a relaxing retreat and I find white Christmas trees to be the easiest to style. In our master bedroom we’ve had a white Christmas tree for quite a few years now. I love the serenity and calm feeling that I get when I’m sitting in my chair reading or on my laptop with the soft glow. Today I’m joining some friends in the Seasonal Simplicity Tour hosted by Krista of Happy Housie. If you’re coming over from the talented Bree of Rooms For Rent, welcome in! But…I have a secret about my white tree this year…can you guess?

white christmas tree in a french country bedroom

The secret is…that my WHITE CHRISTMAS TREE is NAKED!

I didn’t use any ornaments and all that I did was to take it out of the box and quickly set it up. A tree skirt underneath is the only adornment. In THIS POST I talked about how I make my tree look fuller and I put it back in the box that way last year.

white christmas tree french country

Did you know that if you purchase COMMERCIAL PLASTIC WRAP you can leave your ornaments and garland on the tree until next year? While I’ve never done this myself I have seen it done and I used to use the stuff back when I was shipping chandeliers. It’s pretty awesome actually. Simple white garland on the mantel to coordinate with the white Christmas tree and some birch logs in the faux fireplace are all that I did this year. I did hang some ornaments and mini twinkle lights on my antique mannequin, so consider her my tree!

mannequin christmas tree with silver balls

I recently redesigned the master bedroom and am not quite finished yet, but getting there. Once the master bathroom renovation is complete (soon!) I’m concentrate on finishing up this room. Although I love the vintage nightstands they are under-scaled now and I need some more storage, so I’m on the hunt!

french country bedroom for christmas

Simple white bedding is perfect for Christmas and winter as long as you add some texture. In THIS POST you can see my old white tufted headboard that I replaced with THIS BED.  It’s currently out of stock and definitely worth waiting until January for and several of you actually purchased it after seeing it in my BEDROOM MAKEOVER POST. When I change a room I either give away or sell the items that I’m no longer using, so as not to be wasteful.


Seeking simplicity I strung some white twinkle lights over the bed. I put a few small nails in the wall to hold them and draped them to form an abstract white Christmas tree. I’m pretty sure that every single room needs at least one touch of whimsy and shouldn’t take itself too seriously!

twinkle light christmas tree

A candle and some blush pink ranunculus from my florist make it the happiest time of all. The lamps are vintage alabaster that I’ve had for years…just in case you wanted to know. I’m super happy with my window blinds in this room that are from SELECT BLINDS.

white christmas bedding

Texture, texture and texture…with my NEW CHAIR and I love wrapping up in a faux fur to relax.

french chair

It’s really the little things that make me happy and with the white Christmas tree and a few other elements I think that less is definitely more.

naked white christmas tree

Head on over next to see what Stacy Risenmay has to share…she’s so talented!

Today I’m joined by some talented friends who are also sharing part of their Christmas home tour with you…


Rooms FOR Rent
Stacy Risenmay
Jenna Kate at Home

Sand & Sisal
Paint Me Pink
Place of My Taste
Maison de Cinq

And the sharing has been happening all week long!


The Happy Housie
House of Wood
Inspiration for Moms
Town and Country Living
In My Own Style

The Turquoise Home
Amber Tysl
Deeply Southern Home
Tauni Everett


Sincerely, Marie Designs
Satori Design for Living
Finding Silver Pennies
Willow Street Interiors
Confessions of a Serial DIYer

Happy Happy Nester
Life is a Party
Two Twenty One
Tatertots and Jello


Lemon Thistle
So Much Better With Age
Taryn Whiteaker
Love Create Celebrate
Rambling Renovators

Clean and Scentsible
House by Hoff
A Pretty Life
Modern Glam


The Happy Housie
Home Made Lovely
Maison de Pax
Just a Girl and Her Blog
Hallstrom Home

Jamie Costiglio
Sawdust 2 Stitches
The DIY Mommy
Summer Adams
All Things With Purpose



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  1. Oh this is so pretty! Iā€™m already thinking next year Iā€™m going to have to get my white tree out and leave the ornaments off!!! ????
    Love Tracey

  2. Janet I just wanted to thank you for the tip of decorating a white artificial Christmas tree. I prefer white because of it’s calming and peaceful look. I bought a cheaper tree this year ($35) but you do get what you pay for. With the tips you shared it looks like a $500 tree. It magical!
    Thank you! Jo

  3. So beautiful and relaxing! I love white trees and white lights and having a tree in the bedroom is just plain fun! Gives off such a pretty and comforting glow at night! All of your decorations are so pretty!?

  4. Thank you for sharing your white Christmas tree and beautiful bedroom on the tour Janet. That tree is amazing and at first glance, I didn’t even know it was missing anything!

  5. Janet all the white is so pretty – and yes, so relaxing and serene. I bet it’s lovely to read or watch TV in bed with just the Christmas tree lights on! And speaking of your bed, I LOVE the new bed frame. So gorgeous – and so French!!

    Merry Christmas to you!

  6. It’s so beautiful, Janet! I can’t believe that tree has no ornaments, it looks amazing. And I LOVE your bedding!

  7. Lovely and so pretty.

  8. This is so gorgeous, Janet! Who would have known that a bare tree could look so beautiful! Happy Holiday sweetie! xoxo -Norma

  9. Tonya Schoepf says:

    Love the serine bedroom, dreamy. Would love to know were you got the rug.