Today is the day! Our blue and red Christmas tree with gold and silver accents is such a different look in our home this year, and we’re loving every detail. This was such a huge step out of my decorating comfort zone (I was a bit nervous when I started), but I’m so happy I took the leap.
I’m used to a softer color palette (click here to see last year’s look) with the occasional pop of color. I’ve used color before, but nowhere near this much! This year, I wanted to go bold and try something totally new, and well, it’s definitely bold.
My family loves it too which is so important to me – if they’re happy, I’m happy. I hope you love it too! I’m sharing shopping links at the bottom of my post to similar items that I’ve used to create this look. Come on in and have a closer look at our blue and red Christmas tree, and tell me what you think!
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SOPHISTICATED BLUE AND RED CHRISTMAS TREE
The blue and red Christmas decor I’m using this year reminds me of my mother, she’s always used reds for as long as I can remember, and blues too of course. That’s where my love of blue comes from.
It’s funny how I didn’t even consider that this look is similar to hers until my sister pointed it out. My mother has always been my decorating inspiration, with her classic, elegant taste. I hope I’ve made her proud this year!
I wanted this year to have an elevated and sophisticated look that’s traditional and nostalgic – almost something that reminds me of Christmases of another era, of days of old.
I’ve always loved the Nutcracker, which I’ve seen about 7 or 8 times. I used to take our daughter every year (hoping next year it’s back on). Our blue and red Christmas tree reminds of the classic ballet with all of it’s rich and sophisticated, saturated color.I won’t lie – this tree took me about two and a half weeks to complete. Lots and lots of tweaking haha.
The gorgeous, large blue and white Christmas balls are from a local retailer (similar linked here), and they were the jumping off point of our tree.
Many of my ornaments are from local shops (and… the dollar store!!) but I’ve linked tons of similar ones down below.
I also have some gorgeous collections from Balsam Hill that I’ve used, sprinkled all over the house.
The rest of the tree followed with various types of red berry picks, different kinds of greenery picks and blue, red, white, silver and gold ornaments.
I used this gorgeous navy velvet ribbon which adds beautiful, luxe texture to our blue and red Christmas tree. Then I added red, light blue and gold satin ribbons (all linked at the bottom) to layer on the color and fill in the gaps in the tree where ornaments don’t.Some of the ribbon is one whole roll, tucked and looped down the tree, and some are cut in 12-15″ pieces, simply tucked at each end. Wire ribbon is key to achieve the rounded shape.The gold ribbon is tucked at one end, and then rolled and curled to hang at the other end to add some variation.
Adding greenery to our white flocked tree was essential for achieving this look. I wanted to add dimension and contrast against the white branches, and the green helps to ground all the rich colors.
I’ll be sharing the rest of our living room in upcoming post – I just bought new stockings, so I’m happy I haven’t shot the rest of this space yet! I’ll also be sharing the rest of our home soon too, so stay tuned!
GET THE LOOK OF OUR BLUE AND RED CHRISTMAS TREE:
- Use various greenery picks to add dimension and contrast to a flocked tree – or flocked/frosted picks to a green tree!
- Vary your ribbon in color and texture (I used satin and velvet)
- Add different types of red berry picks throughout for visual interest
- Use a mix of large, medium and small scale ornaments
- Place ginger jars, stools, decorative trees, bowls of ornaments around the tree
- Use an extra large tree skirt if you want it to show (mine is hidden under all the presents – I wish I’d pulled it out more before shooting!)
- Coordinate your gift wrap and ribbon to complete the look
Thank you so much for taking the time to read with me today, I hope you love our blue + red Christmas tree and found something inspiring for your Christmas decorating this year! Stay tuned for my kitchen next week too! You can sign up for my newsletter so you don’t miss a post, I’d love for you to join in the fun! See you soon with more Holiday posts! xo