This year, I am bringing back some classic Christmas tones with a Classic Red and Gold Christmas Tree. This is a HUGE deal in our home and one that will thrill our daughter for sure during these magical days!
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My typical MO for designing our Christmas trees in the last several years has utilized less traditional colors. Our daughter has been a little frustrated with me since she hasn’t felt like our trees are “Christmassy” enough. She has thought that they were beautiful but not to her taste.
Actually, when she decorates her own room for Christmas (she goes all out…which I totally LOVE) she says that she wants it to look like “Christmas threw up in my room”! Trust me…she absolutely rocks it! I just love that she loves Christmas as much as I do. To her, RED is the most “Christmassy” color to work with.
ALSO, RED is “on trend” for this year!
Last week, I sent up a bunch of her own decorations to our home in Montana. I can’t wait to see what she does!
Since she is away from home now that she is in college, I decided to surprise her this year with a tree with Red as the main accent color! I hope she will like it and I hope you will like it too!
You will be able to shop my tree at the bottom of this post, so stay tuned for that.
How to create a Classic Red and Gold Christmas Tree
Our dining room is very neutral (on purpose). It is definitely the best area in our home to add in pops of red. I have other accents of gold in this room, so this is precisely why I decided to use gold as a secondary color.
Plus, I am excited about using red for our Christmas tables! My little noggin is furiously racing about the possibilities!
To create this layered look, I purchased a new tree this year. This is one is more “open” than my others and it really allows for creating a “deep” look with the tree.
The tree was pre-lit. Step one…DONE!
To start things off, I placed all my large gold and red balls into the center of the tree along the spine. NOTE: I didn’t have to buy a single thing new for this tree. Does that tell you something about how many Christmas decorations I actually own?! UGH!
Next, I placed the medium-sized balls in front of the larger balls alternating the colors.
DESIGNER TIP: When I say “placed”, I literally mean “place” in the balls. NO HOOKS ARE NEEDED. This process actually goes pretty fast because I am not using any hooks in this phase of decorating the tree. Make sense??!
At this point, I add in the sprigs and sprays to add extra girth to the tree. I love using magnolia leaves on my trees for a contrast of scale. That is one element that is tying this tree together with the Christmas tree I did for our main living room (coming soon!).
For the finishing touches, I hang and place in all of my smaller ornaments and our “special and sentimental” ornaments.
Needless to say, I have been collecting ornaments for years and even have some that have been passed down to me. This is where I love to display them.
My mother-in-law made this sequined ball to commemorate 2000!
She also made these adorable bells. I have several of them.
All four of us ride motorcycles…several types of them. There is a small fleet in our garage! I actually met my husband on my Harley!! Fun fact!!
Since we are celebrating the birth of Christ, I always feature crosses on our trees.
To compliment my trees, I always coordinate my gift wrapping with the theme and/or color palette of the tree. Doesn’t that just make the tree happier?!
You can shop this look here…
More Inspirations of Classic Red and Gold Christmas Trees
I hope you enjoyed seeing all these ideas for creating a Classic Red and Gold Christmas Tree! I will be sharing more of my other trees soon as well as my full home tour coming right after Thanksgiving. I hope you are as excited as me about this magical time of year!