I’m thrilled to welcome you back into my home to share my first Christmas tree of 2020! Today we’re in my family room to take a look at my Red and White Christmas Tree.
Red and White Christmas Tree
It always feels like the unofficial start of the Christmas season when I have one of my trees completely decorated. (I suppose it also helps that Thanksgiving is now behind us.) So let the season begin because my Red and White Christmas tree is ready. There may even be a gift or two underneath the tree for those that made the nice list.
If you want a look at over 16 unique trees that I’ve decorated in the past, check out this post HERE. It features many of my favorites and provides a lot of inspiration if you’re looking to change up your Christmas tree decor.
Today is especially exciting as I’m honored that Balsam Hill invited me back to be a part of their 12 Trees of Christmas. As you know I’m a big fan of Balsam Hill. They have become my go-to for the most realistic trees. I also love their ornament collections, wreaths, garlands, and other holiday decor. Be sure to visit their site HERE for Black Friday deals and there are also hosting a fabulous giveaway HERE.
Without further waiting, let’s take a closer look at my Red and White Christmas Tree.
Red and White Christmas Tree:
As I mentioned above, this tree is in my family room. As I’ve done the past two years, I went with a red-inspired look in this room. Maybe I will switch it up one of these years, but I just love how the red looks in this space. It’s such a cozy and classic Christmas look. In previous years I did a nostalgia-inspired tree and last year was my Cozy Lodge Christmas tree.
This year, I went in a different direction and decided to focus on red and white.
Unfortunately, I don’t have sources for all of the items that I used on my tree. However, I did link whatever I could at the end of this post including the tree, some of the ornaments, tree skirt, and more! I hope that it’s helpful!
Inspiration for this tree came from a few different places. First, I love many of the ornaments from Balsam Hill’s Nordic collection. I especially loved two of their Nordic Christmas Stockings from this collection which I have hanging on my mantel. (If you missed it, I shared a look at my mantel decor HERE.) These items inspired the look, but from there I made it my own.
When decorating a tree I always like to start with the ribbon. (You can find my Christmas Tree ribbon tutorial HERE.) For this tree I used this Candy Cane Stripe Ribbon. It’s beautiful and even has a little sparkle to the top of the ribbon. Every tree needs a little sparkle.
As you know I like a fully decorated tree, so with the ribbon in place, I just continued to add ornaments that fit into my color scheme. If I had to give a rough count, I’d say there are over 250 ornaments on this tree – not including the ribbon or garland.
In fact, many of you were curious about my tree decorating process. This year, I documented the entire thing and shared lots of tips on Instagram stories. If you missed it, have no fear as I’ve saved it to my Instagram story highlights. You can head over HERE and watch the whole series.
One of my big tree decorating tips is that I like to add lots of solid colored glass balls to my tree in various sheens and sizes. This can be an easy and inexpensive way to make a tree feel full.
Many of my solid color glass ornaments were purchased from thrift stores over the past 10 years or so. Balsam Hill also has Essentials Classic Christmas Ornament Set if you’re looking for some of the the solid color ornaments. I love that they come in two sizes and two sheens. On this tree I’ve used the red and white.
Another thing I always like to do is add a few quirky touches to my tree. This year, I opted for mushroom ornaments. I had used some of these on a tree I did many years ago and have been itching for a reason to use them again.
When I decided on a red and white theme, I knew they would make the perfect quirky addition. I had a couple dozen from my previous tree and I picked up a few new ones from Pottery Barn.
I found this beautiful Ulsta Tree Skirt at Crate & Barrel. As soon as I saw it, I knew it would be the perfect match for my theme.
The finishing touch to my tree was this beautiful Felt and Wood Beaded Garland – another Balsam Hill find.
I also used my vintage metal star tree topper. I’ve been using this topper for years and it’s one of my favorites. In fact, the first time I used it was when I did my “famous” rainbow gradient tree.
And after I wrapped up a few presents to tuck underneath, I would say that my Red and White Christmas tree is complete and ready to welcome in the Christmas season.
It’s always such a joy to share my Christmas trees with you. I hope you enjoy this one as much as I do. I also hope that it provides a little inspiration as you decorate your own tree this holiday season.
I have so much more to share with you this 2020 holiday season so stay tuned for my holiday decor, seasonal recipes, and festive cheer. If you’re not on the list already, be sure to subscribe to the IBC Mailing List HERE so you don’t miss a thing.
And until next time … happy tree trimming, my friends!