SOPHISTICATED BLUE AND RED CHRISTMAS TREE WITH GOLD + SILVER

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
Gorgeous blue and red Christmas tree is a sophisticated and classic look!Gorgeous traditional blue and red Christmas tree with gold and silver accents is a rich and luxe look for the holidays.

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!Elegant and sophisticated, this blue and red Christmas tree is a gorgeous take on holiday decorating.

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.Gorgeous Christmas tree with blue and red, silver, white and gold decorations and ribbons.

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.Beautiful flocked Christmas tree with greenery picks, berry picks and red, blue and metallic decorations.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. Beautiful and colorful Christmas tree decorations and ribbon in blue, red, gold, silver and white.

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.Beautiful and colorful Christmas tree decorations in blue, red, gold, silver and white.

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.Beautiful flocked Christmas tree with decorations in blue, red, gold, silver and white.

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.Stunning Christmas tree with red, blue, whit, gold and silver is rich, colourful and festive!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.Gorgeous, colourful Christmas tree decorating in red, blue, white, silver and gold is festive and elegant.The gold ribbon is tucked at one end, and then rolled and curled to hang at the other end to add some variation.Beautiful flocked Christmas tree with greenery picks, berry picks, and rich colourful decorations. Sophisticated Christmas tree with red, blue, gold, silver and white decorations and ribbon is traditional and festive!

Beautiful and colorful Christmas tree decorations and ribbon in blue, red, gold, silver and white.

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.Sophisticated and luxe Christmas tree decorated in blue, red, white, silver and gold. Beautiful, colorful Christmas tree decorations in blue, red, gold, silver and white is festive and elegant.

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!Sophisticated Christmas tree decorated in rich, luxe colors - red, blue, white, silver and gold.


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 

A gorgeous, traditional Christmas tree decorated in red, blue, white, silver and gold is festive and elegant.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



8 Comments on SOPHISTICATED BLUE AND RED CHRISTMAS TREE WITH GOLD + SILVER

  1. Savvysnowbirds.com
    November 25, 2020 at 8:30 AM (10 months ago)

    WOW!!!! I love everything about this tree Tamara!!! It was worth every minute/ week (lol) of your effort! It is elegant and festive at the same time!!!

    Reply
    • tamaraanka
      November 30, 2020 at 8:17 AM (10 months ago)

      Thank you so much my friend!! I’m so happy you like it! We love the results – even after all that work haha. Thanks for stopping by! xox

      Reply
  2. Reina
    November 29, 2020 at 7:50 PM (10 months ago)

    I can’t explain how this tree has made feel many beautiful emotions. It’s the definition of perfection honestly. It’s beyond wow.

    Reply
    • tamaraanka
      November 30, 2020 at 8:15 AM (10 months ago)

      Reina, I can’t tell you how much that means to me! I am so grateful and thrilled that you love it!! Thank you so much! xox

      Reply
  3. Maribeth
    November 30, 2020 at 8:15 PM (10 months ago)

    Love your tree! I’ve used the search function but haven’t had any luck finding the paint color of your living room. Would you mind sharing?

    Reply
  4. Rebecca Payne
    December 19, 2020 at 2:48 PM (9 months ago)

    I just found your blog. Very beautiful.

    Reply
    • tamaraanka
      December 22, 2020 at 10:18 AM (9 months ago)

      Thank you very much, Rebecca! I’m so thrilled to have you here, welcome!! xo

      Reply

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