Let’s decorate another Christmas Tree! I’m inviting you back into my holiday home to take a look at my Red and Cozy Christmas Tree and to share some new Christmas Tree decorating ideas! (I’m also sharing a little peek at the rest of my family room Christmas decor too!)
Red and Cozy Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas
I’ve managed to decorate one of my three Christmas trees and I couldn’t be more excited to share it with you today. This is the tree in my family room. For the past three years, this tree has been decorated with a red theme, so I decided to keep with the tradition for another year.
Speaking of holiday decorating, I’m also back with my Seasons of Home blogger friends. The theme for this week is “Holiday Home Tour.” Some of us are sharing a full home tour, others are sharing a single space, and some of us (pointing a finger at myself) are sharing Christmas tree decorations. I hope you’ll take the time to click through all of the inspiring and festive posts I’ve linked below.
It also recently came to my attention that I rarely share photos of myself on the blog. I’m going to try and be better about that, so here’s a picture of Leo and I!
Onto the tree!
My Red and Cozy Christmas Tree:
Before I get into all of the nitty-gritty details, let’s take a look at my latest tree!
What do you think? I couldn’t be more pleased with the way it came together. If you’ve seen my tree in this room before, you will realize that the look is similar, but also different.
This year when I first began decorating this tree, I started off with an entirely different concept. If you’re following me on Instagram (@inspiredbycharm) you may even have had a sneak peek at its initial look. I originally thought I would do a mix of everything and go for a really colorful and eclectic tree, but there was something about it that just didn’t strike me. It was a bit too much and honestly, it made me feel a bit anxious. So I trusted my gut, did some editing, and settled on this fabulous Red and Cozy Christmas Tree.
As I mentioned above, since I’ve been in this house, I’ve been doing a variation of this design in my family room each year. I’m sure that one of these days I’ll break from the red, but for now, I just love the color in here. It feels like Christmas to me and that’s the point after all!
If you want to see some of the other variations of this tree, you can find those here:
In general, my entire decorating theme for this year has been taking the things I love from past years, and while keeping some of the details, tweaking the look with new items. This is exactly what I did with the living room mantel that I shared last week.
This feels like a much more manageable approach for Christmas decorating rather than starting completely new every year.
Let’s take a closer look at some of the details.
Red and Cozy Christmas Tree Decorations:
I mostly used decorations I had on hand to create this Red and Cozy Christmas Tree, but there are a few new and notable additions.
First, the actual tree is a new design from Balsam Hill. It’s their 7ft Nordmann Fir tree with white Candlelight Clear LEDS. I’m loving how realistic this tree looks, especially the top!
One of my favorite new additions is these mini stockings from Penny and Ivy. There are 25 of these mini stockings on the tree and they were all handmade by Emily of Penny and Ivy. Each of these stockings is unique and special. I was marveling at the detail on each one as I hung them on the tree. I especially love the little numbered tags. It’s all in the details! If Penny and Ivy is new to you, be sure to check out Emily’s site HERE. You can also find her on Instagram @pennyandivy to stay informed of her shop updates.
I also purchased this adorable bird ornament from Kim Myers Smith. It’s actually an original mini oil painting and I couldn’t love it more. Following Kim’s art journey has been such a joy and I’m honored to have been able to purchase one of her paintings for my tree.
And as I mentioned above, the rest of the ornaments were items I had in my collection. Even the ribbon that I used, which is a favorite of mine, was the same ribbon I used a couple of years ago on my Cozy Lodge Christmas Tree.
I also wanted to point out my “under the tree” decorations. This has become one of my favorite little areas to decorate in recent years and this tree was no exception.
As usual, I tucked in some wrapped presents, ribbon, and even a picnic basket, but the big showstopper is my new-to-me vintage Campfire Marshmallows tin. These are highly coveted and I’ve been l looking for one for years. Well, as you can see, I finally found one and I am thrilled with how it looks under the tree.
I also included a couple of my vintage Scotch tape tins. I think they look so perfect! In fact, vintage touches are a must for my Christmas decor. You can read about some other ways I decorate with vintage Christmas decor HERE.
While these under-the-tree decorations may not be necessary, I think they add a special touch and complete the look of the tree. I also secretly love how I can use these items to conceal the base of the tree and hide the many wires and extension cords.
Want to see more of my tree decorating ideas from Christmases past? I have an entire blog post where I share 20+ of my Christmas tree designs. You can find that HERE. I hope it serves as inspiration as you decorate your own tree.
More Family Room Christmas Decor:
I’m still finalizing some of the other décors in this space, but here’s a little peek at the rest of the room including a look at my Putz House Inspired Mantel. I’m really loving how it’s coming together and can’t wait to share more!
I’m working diligently to share the rest of my 2021 Holiday Home so stay tuned for more decor. I highly recommend joining the Inspired by Charm Mailing List so you don’t miss a thing. I also recently launched a FREE new email series with all of my BEST tips for creating a magical Christmas. It’s full of my best holiday decorating ideas, recipes, crafts, and so much more! You can sign-up HERE.
And while this list is short at the moment, here’s a peek at what’s I’ve shared so far.
- Winter Wonderland Living Room Mantel
- DIY Paper Star Garland
- Vintage Christmas Decor Ideas
- How to Make a Marshmallow Wreath
And with that, I need to get back to decorating and do a little holiday shopping. Can you believe it’s officially December this week? Where has the time gone?
Seasons of Home Holiday Home Tours:
Before you head off to do your own decorating and shopping, be sure to check out all of the fabulous holiday inspiration from my Seasons of Home blogger friends below.
And as always, thank you SO much for joining me for another Christmas at Bayberry House. It’s my complete honor to have you.