Welcome to Day 5 of our 12 Days of Christmas!!

A Blue Christmas | Inspired by Charm

True confession time: Getting ready for Christmas this year has been nothing but a big ball of stress for me. (Anyone else?) I’ve been trying to decorate my house for a while now, and I’m still not finished. To be honest, this year the comparison monster has grabbed hold of me tight and just won’t let go. I don’t know how many blogs you read, but people are crafting things and decorating in ways that are blowing my mind, literally – I’m pretty sure there’s a small hole in my brain which is part of the reason I can’t wrap my head around Christmas this year. (I will do a roundup of my favorite ideas soon. Stay tuned.)

Anyway, despite all of the holiday decorating decisions I still haven’t made, fortunately this year’s Christmas tree was a no brainer. After doing my rainbow-inspired tree for the past couple years, I decided to try something a bit different. The result was my Mona Lisa, Here’s the backstory:

Last year I started working with Treetopia as part of their Holiday Council. They are some of the nicest people, and I’m crazy about their trees. (Several months ago they even asked me to style some trees for them to show on their site. I shared my creations with you here and here.)

Navy Blue Christmas Tree – Copper, Blue, and Green Christmas Tree Decorations

A Blue Christmas | Inspired by Charm

For my own tree this year, I knew that I wanted something really special. Something different, but not that different. When I saw Treetopia’s Navy Blue Christmas Tree, I knew I had found “the one.”

Thanks to Nate Berkus’s suggestion to paint my dining room a different color, I had a whole new color palette to play with this year. After trying different colors in that space all year long, I discovered how well blues and greens looked with the rest of the room. I also wanted a little nod to last year’s tree, so I thought a gradient / ombre effect would be fun. Finally, because I’m actually starting to get sick of soooo much gold, copper was my metallic of choice. Armed with bags of vintage glass ornaments that I’ve been collecting over the years, I was ready to tackle my tree.

A Blue Christmas | Inspired by Charm

Tada! (Do you hear the angels singing?)

Haha. Totally kidding. However, I am enthralled with the way this tree turned out. It’s so much better than I ever dreamed.

A Blue Christmas | Inspired by Charm

In going for a different look this year, I also opted for no ribbon. One of the reasons was because of this copper (rose gold) ball garland I found at CB2. I purchased 7 strands of it and wrapped it around the tree before decorating.

A Blue Christmas | Inspired by Charm

This turned out to be genius. For very little effort, it filled up so much of the tree and added tons of sparkle.

After that, I started adding ornaments. I began at the bottom with navy and worked my way up to light green, creating a gradient effect.

A Blue Christmas | Inspired by Charm

As I mentioned above, most of the ornaments are just glass balls I amassed over the years. However, I did purchase a few new ornaments from Crate & Barrel. The color palette was perfect and they added interest with their glittered design.

A Blue Christmas | Inspired by Charm

For a dash more copper, I found these sequined ornaments from H&M’s home line.

A Blue Christmas | Inspired by Charm

I also picked up a few of these metal ribbon drop ornaments from CB2.

A Blue Christmas | Inspired by Charm

The tree topper is a vintage find from eBay. I love this style and was so lucky to find one in copper.

A Blue Christmas | Inspired by Charm

Finally, the tree skirt is a faux fur one I picked up at West Elm. (Also, please pardon the lack of decoration around the tree. I know it’s totally cool to wrap up a bunch of empty boxes in pretty paper and tuck them under the tree amongst birch logs sprinkled with fake snow, but my cats like to lay under there because it’s warm and cozy, and honestly, they are all I really want or need under my trees.)

A Blue Christmas | Inspired by Charm

Pretty, right? The navy blue needles of the tree are fascinating to look at. From a distance they almost look green, but when you get up close to the tree, they’re totally blue.

A Blue Christmas | Inspired by Charm

So that’s my official tree for 2014. I have a couple more trees throughout the house, but they aren’t quite as artfully decorated. I’ll be sharing those with you soon.

What to see more Christmas Trees? Check out these:

A Blue Christmas | Inspired by Charm

Happy Holidays and Good Luck! Also, thank you for indulging me while I shared way too many pictures of my tree.

 

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Comments

  • Jes N at

    Thank you for the inspiration, Michael! I have subscribed to the IBC newsletter. Thanks!

  • dana at

    aaaaannnnndddd – i’ve signed up for emails 🙂 thanks !!

  • dana at

    i’m following you on instagram 🙂 woot woot!

    • dana at

      and my username is missrubikscube 🙂

  • dana at

    oh i LOVE your tree !! gorgeous!

    and i would pick the ‘all that glitters’ tree – yours is too fab and i love metallics! <3

  • Danielle at

    I LOVE it! It’s unique, but still so classy. I’d probably go with one of the gold trees. I’m leaning toward the All that Glitters tree!

  • Jes N at

    I follow on Instagram @navajes

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Guerrina at

    I love the Navy tree! Still “green” enough to suit my traditional side. Then again I love the white trees…either would look awesome with gray walls!

  • Guerrina at

    I have followed by email!

  • Kim at

    I absolutely love Addison Spruce!

  • Teddi at

    I follow on Instagram, get your emails, AND my favorite treetopia tree is the Addison Spruce. Could a tree BE more perfect?!

  • Kathrine at

    Love, Love, Love the navy blue!

  • Kim Johnson at

    I love the 7 foot Addison Spruce!

    Kim J

  • Cassidy at

    We still don’t have a tree so I would love to win this. On the site I really like the addison spruce or the slim spruce.

  • Amy DeVary at

    I’m in love with the White Multicultural tree, 7″ Something about a white tree…and then with the blue and clear led lights? Over.the.top!

  • Sheryle G at

    I would love to have the 7 foot Slim Spruce Christmas Tree.

  • Kate H. at

    I signed up for your news letter. I am anxious to see some of your other decorating ideas!!

  • Kate H. at

    I am following you on Instagram, but not in a creepy kind of way. 🙂 @bee_katie

  • Kate H. at

    I like the classic look of Christmas Trees, so my favorite is the Oh Christmas Tree.

  • Cathy Conley at

    I follow you on Instagram, ceeceecruiser.

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