Find lots of inspiration for eclectic Christmas tree decorating ideas from interior bloggers in My Home Style Christmas Tree Blog Hop.
Greetings friend and welcome to the annual My Home Style Blog Hop: Christmas Tree edition organized by my dear friend Stephanie from Casa Watkins Living. Each year a fantastic group of bloggers share three words that describe their trees with key elements to help you decorate your own tree.
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Each one of us has our own unique style of decorating so you will find all sorts of inspiration to help you make your Christmas decor spectacular! Please join us every day this week for more ideas. You can find the full schedule including today’s bloggers at the bottom of this post.
Today is also starting off the twelve days of a Very Global Christmas Series where Casa Watkins Living and I share DIYs, decorating tips, entertaining ideas, and more inspired by global design. Join us weekdays through the fourth of December for daily themed projects. You can find all of my previous global Christmas posts on this page.
My Eclectic, Elegant, and Old World Christmas Tree
If you are new here, howdy! I’m a recently retired military spouse who moved back to Texas after being gone 19 years. I’ve perfected the art of rental decorating and overcoming challenges in small spaces the last fifteen years but now am tackling home ownership with a new set of challenges! I love infusing colorful global style with DIYs and furnishings in our one story 60’s ranch style home.
My three words for this year’s Christmas decorating style are eclectic, elegant, and old-world. Inspiration came from our front wall in our open concept living dining area. It has a lovely big bay window, baby grand piano, and a beautiful portrait of my grandmother. This area of our house already feels a bit traditional and glamorous so I kept our Christmas decor fluid with this esthetic.
I enjoy purchasing a few key elements each year to make our seasonal decor fresh and updated but also like to incorporate most of our Christmas decorations from previous years. This year I purchased light blue ribbon that matches a set of curtains near the tree and taper candle Christmas lights to add an old-world traditional element.
I had also snagged some vintage ornaments at a resale shop on clearance after Christmas last year so I’m excited to have them adorn our tree this year. They also add to the old world charm I was after.
Old World Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas
First for our tree I used 2 inch blue satin ribbon as garland but in a less traditional pattern. I pretty much looped it vertical and horizontal all over the tree. 50 yards covered it easily with some left over. Next I clipped the 50 candle light strand to the branches wrapping it from bottom to top. One light strand covered our 7 1/2 foot tree but I would love to have two strands next year!
After the ribbon and lights were in placed I organized all of our ornaments placing aside mercury glass, white, gold, and silver balls and icicles for the tree. Two sets of 6 blown glass blue ornamental balls are the only pop of color besides the ribbon.
The kids hung the ornaments and this year my fourteen year old was a big help in making sure the ornaments were placed evenly. Of course I still had to tweak them a little bit but super enjoyed all the help from them.
For the top of the tree I stuck white ostrich feathers from my craft bin for a topper instead of our usual angel or star. I love how elegant the tree looks and know my grandmother would have loved it!! My husband even commented how nice it looked!
The bottom of the tree has a tradition burgundy tree skirt layered with a couple of small faux sheepskin fur rugs. I mixed in a few fun elements into the gift pile including baskets, a ceramic deer head, and some DIY mini boho wreaths which I will be sharing later this week along with other DIY gift wrapping ideas.
Since we have the space I set up our marble tulip table with some Christmas books and poinsettias to complete the Christmas tree vignette. The kids and I love to read and do puzzles and the placement is magical with the glow of all of the lights.
Our faux fireplace is nearby with a rescued wooden angel that needed repairing and a DIY advent calendar.
I kept the piano decor simple with everyday candle sticks that are wrapped with dollar store garland around the stems and a second pot of poinsettias.
I looked for real poinsettias and was surprised that they were not in stores yet. Thankfully these faux ones from Joanne’s look beautiful and were only $6 a pop with their doorbuster special!
You can see how adding just a few extra elements mixed with your usual Christmas decor can really give your seasonal home a new look! You’ll find my key elements below for your shopping convenience.
Thanks so much for stopping by. Make sure to head over to the cute and talented Amy from Delineate Your Dwelling.
Here’s the line up for the entire week! Enjoy!
I would love to hear how you are decorating your tree this year. Leave me a comment and let’s chat!