I have been telling you that I switched out my colors for Christmas this year and I am enjoying it! So let me introduce you to my red, brown, and metallic Christmas tree!
I picked up a bin of deep red, metallic and brown plastic ornaments last year after Christmas at Wal-Mart and that is when I decided that I would incorporate lots of RED into my Christmas décor for the coming year.
I had always done a burgundy and gold theme in many past years – this was my Christmas décor in 2011.
Last year, I totally changed things up and incorporated LOTS of burlap with burlap ribbon on the tree along with golds, mercury glass, white, and browns. I created a DIY ruffled lace and burlap tree skirt – tutorial for that here. I loved that themed and decor but my husband and I both missed the red.
So red it was this year! I didn’t buy any new décor this year – just pulled from things I found at yard sales/thrift stores over the last year, a few boxes of red and white balls I had bought on clearance a few years ago, and red décor from previous years. I did make a new red and white chevron tree skirt but that is the only new thing I bought/added to my décor stash.
I always love to tuck pinecones all throughout the tree along with stems of berries that I bought on clearance several years ago at Michael’s. The little white snowflakes were a clearance buy at Target a few years back too.
Here is a more lit/early evening shot. I LOVE having a sparkly, twinkling Christmas tree in my living room – especially in the evenings!
Sneak peek of my mantel which I should reveal tomorrow!
Here’s a couple close-up shots of the ornaments… some pretty embellished white ones.
My DIY mercury glass ones from last year – tutorial here.
Fun shot of the Christmas tree skirt, tree + ornaments, and few presents wrapped and waiting.
These were some new ornaments I had bought on clearance several years ago intending one year to do a red and green tree – so fun!
The little white snowflakes…
Some more fun red striped ones!
Brown ones from my tree last year that I incorporated this year. I LOVE using natural elements and natural colors on a tree.
One more shot!
Do you decide on your colors/theme for the next year so you can buy things on after-Christmas clearance? Do you change your colors/theme out every year or always do the same thing?
I think I have decided what I am doing next year! Maybe a combination of my burlap/neutral theme and my red theme…