Consider adding two or three oversized ornaments or embellishments to your Christmas tree. This is the best way to pull together a color scheme and play with pattern mixing. Designer Britany Simon created these black, white and red poinsettias from solid-colored felt and patterned cottons. Once added to the tree, they become the first thing guests notice then help draw the eye around the room to other coordinating design elements.
To create a department store look, simply add a few large, unwrapped gifts around the Christmas tree. The juxtaposition of boxes with freestanding items, such as this tricycle, creates a nice mix. To bring holiday flair to your unwrapped items, stick with a simple bow tied around the top, or add a few strands of ribbon along the sides.
Since Christmas tree lights aren't illuminated all day and all night, consider a tree topper that will sparkle during the day. Pick up brass or metallic oversized stars and place them on top of the tree as a cluster. During the day, the sunlight will play up the metallic finish. At night, the metallic will appear warm when lit by twinkle lights.
The lustrous colors of the Christmas trees in ex-NFL football great Kurt Warner's home razzle-dazzle all who enter his domain. The trees sparkle with white lights, while the gifts above and below the trees add to the festive look.
Question: What's better than one red tree at a Fantasy of Trees? Answer: Two red trees, which are stunning on this exhibition's display. These two bright red, narrow Christmas trees glisten with their magenta ornaments, white lights and, surprisingly, burlap bows that cascade from the top of each tree.
Talented Atlanta designer Mallory Mathison created this themed Little Boy Blue bedroom decked out beautifully in child-friendly holiday style in Francophile shades of blue and red. Each twin bed comes with a charming lit Christmas tree with fire-safe LED lights. Parents can treat these trees as advent calendars and nestle a different gift for each day leading up to Christmas or Hanukkah in the boughs or at the foot of the tree. Children will love the cozy glow of the tree lights as they drift off to sleep and these trees also make the perfect holiday night light says Mathison. Rather than cut trees, Mathison used potted evergreens that can be planted in the garden when the holidays are over.
Designer Katrina Giles welcomed a truly white Christmas. Miniature planted Christmas trees were wrapped with lights and paired with a long garland wreath. Hints of red ribbon and berries on the wreath poke out from the snow and provide a pop of color.
Lavender and grey are both easily influenced by other colors. When colored lights are used on a Christmas tree, it’s likely any ornaments, garland and surrounding elements will likely take on the coloring of the lightbulbs. To ensure the colors read more truly and more elegantly, it’s best to dress the tree with white lights.
Pale blue ornaments and ribbons with flecks of gold make this Christmas tree feel festive yet sophisticated. LED lights were a smart choice, too, because they last longer and are more energy efficient.
Gospel singer BeBe Winans' elegant living room is decked out for the holiday season with a floor-to-ceiling Christmas tree dressed with silver, gold and white baubles, as seen on HGTV's Celebrity Holiday Homes. Lighted wreaths and long, trailing bows adorn the oversized windows on both sides of the tree.