Welcome back to my Holiday Home! Today I’m inviting you back into my living room to show you my second Christmas tree of 2020. Grab a cup of tea or coffee, nestle in, and enjoy the tour.
2020 Living Room Christmas Tree
It’s always a fun day for me when I get to share one of my Christmas tree designs with you. If you can believe it, this is my 12th year of blogging during the Christmas season. It blows my mind. If you’ve been following along since then, you’ll know I’ve shared a newly designed tree (or often times two) every year. I put together a post HERE with 16+ of my best Christmas tree designs.
For the 2020 season, I have two new tree designs: My Red and White Christmas Tree, which I shared with you HERE, and today I’m back with my Living Room Christmas Tree. (Yes, I couldn’t really decide on a name for this one, so we’re going with 2020 Living Room Christmas Tree. So creative! Ha.)
Last week, you might have caught a teaser of my 2020 Living Room Christmas Tree design when I shared my mantel and bookcase decor. (You can see that HERE if you missed it.) And today I’m finally prepared for the big reveal. Without further suspense, let’s take a look!
I couldn’t be more pleased with how this tree came together and how beautifully it works in this space. It’s actually quite interesting because this was not the tree I had planned to do in this room.
Originally, I wanted to bring back my rainbow gradient tree while giving it a more traditional look. I tried and tried, but something in my gut told me it just wasn’t going to work in this space. I think I was right. So, I switched gears and this is what I came up with instead. I’m so glad I did.
I also wanted to make a quick note about sources and links for items on this particular tree.
Living Room Christmas Tree Sources:
Typically I get a lot of questions about where to find certain ornaments or decorative items. However, for this tree I don’t have many links to share with you. This tree came together with a lot of things I already had on hand or things that I found locally that aren’t available online. I will link whatever I can. If it’s not linked, it’s safe to assume I do not have a source.
Also, if you’re curious about my cabinetry / mantel decor you can check out this post HERE. You can’t see much of the living room, but if you’re looking for general living room sources / paint colors, check out the end of this post HERE. I hope that helps!
Living Room Christmas Tree Details:
After my failed attempt at the rainbow gradient tree, I pulled inspiration for my color palette from the artwork above my mantel which just so happens to work lovely with the rest of the room. I stuck with greens, blues, and aquas, and grounded everything with white, sliver, and just a touch of gold.
As I mentioned above, I used a lot of the ornaments I had on hand. The ribbon and the big white stars are new and I found them at a local store in Pittsburgh.
From there I added in large mercury glass ornaments that I tucked deep into the tree to create depth.
I wanted this tree to have a pop of color so I filled in sporadically with the green, blue, and aqua ornaments. A lot of these ornaments came from the navy blue tree I did several years back. (Yes, the actual tree branches were navy blue. It was so fun! Check it out HERE.)
When I shared my mantel decor last week, you could see I used a lot of pinecones in the design. Therefore, I decided to pull that same theme into the tree. I have a fairly large collection of glass pinecone ornaments (a lot them are from last year’s Woodland Glam tree), so I filled the tree with those. I even included mini versions of the large white-tipped pinecones used on my mantel. I just sat them on branches throughout the tree.
I also like to add a few quirky elements to my tree. This year I included a felt merman, because I thought he was just the cutest.
Although this tree is completely different from my Red and White Christmas Tree in the other room, I like to have some element that ties the two together. Did you notice which ornaments were the same?
I was in love with these beaded snowflake ornaments from Balsam Hill, so I decided to use them on both trees. Fun fact: When I went to order more for this tree they were sold out (and still are). For a solution to my problem, I decided to purchase the matching beaded snowflake garland, cut the snowflakes off of it, and then just use the snowflakes on the tree. I made it work!
My tree topper is new and it’s from CB2. It’s actually still in stock and reasonably priced. You can find it HERE.
Underneath the tree I used a chunky knit tree skirt which I found at HomeGoods last year. I also wrapped some faux presents to act as decor.
As per usual, I like to add some unexpected treasures under the tree. I’ve been loving picnic baskets under my tree, so I added in another one here. I also used a spool of chunky yarn and this vintage black lunch box that I found while antiquing earlier this year. I love how the black ties in with the hardware and lights on my bookcase.
I also wanted to share another fun feature of this Christmas Tree. This is the 7″ Silverado Slim Twinkly Light Show Tree from Balsam Hill. With this particular model I can control every single light on the tree from an app in my phone. You can also create light shows like twinkles, moving patterns, etc.
I often get asked how to decorate a tree with colored lights so I thought it would be fun to show you this tree as an example.
Here I’m using the “rainbow setting” from the app. The rainbow gradient slowly moves up and down the tree. It’s so fun! (It’s difficult to show the light show here, so be sure to follow me on Instagram HERE. I will be showing you how it works there.)
My answer on how to decorate a tree with colored lights is to do it the same way you’d decorate a tree with white lights. I’m traditionally a white lights person, but I think the colored lights in this tree are just as beautiful. You can see how beautiful the tree looks with white or colored lights. You do you!
And with the presents tucked under the tree, I’d say that’s a wrap on another Inspired by Charm Christmas Tree!!
As I mentioned above, it’s always such a joy to share my trees with you. I have to say that coming up with 2-3 new designs every year can be a bit much (not to mention expensive), but I know how many of you enjoy seeing something new every year, so I do it for YOU.
I sincerely hope you enjoy the design and that it inspires you to get creative and have fun with your own tree.
See more of my 2020 Christmas decor here:
- Butler’s Pantry Christmas Decor
- Red and White Christmas Tree
- Family Room Fireplace Decor
- My Christmas Ribbon Cabinet
- Living Room Mantel / Bookcase Decor
And as a final treat for you, meet Leo (aka Little One). He’s a new addition to my little fur family. I couldn’t be more excited to show him here.
This little spot on the back of the couch is one of his favorites so I couldn’t resist snapping a couple pictures. Bonus points to you if you happened to have spotted him hiding out in one of the posts above.
Thank you for joining me once again for more holiday and Christmas inspiration. I feel like the season is just getting started, but it also seems like it’s nearly over. Anyone else feel that way?
Regardless, I have lots more to share with you in the days leading up to Christmas, so be sure to check back often. If you want to be sure you don’t miss anything, you can subscribe to the Inspired by Charm Mailing List HERE.
Happy Tree Trimming!