Red and white Christmas tree with natural elements

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! Red & White Christmas tree with natural elements

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.

Red, Brown, and Metallic Christmas tree

I had always done a burgundy and gold theme in many past years – this was my Christmas décor in 2011. 

Red, Brown, and Metallic Christmas tree

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.

  Neutral and metallic themed Christmas tree

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.

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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.

Red, Brown, and Metallic Christmas tree

Here is a more lit/early evening shot.  I LOVE having a sparkly, twinkling Christmas tree in my living room – especially in the evenings!

Red, Brown, and Metallic Christmas tree

Sneak peek of my mantel which I should reveal tomorrow! Smile

Red, Brown, and Metallic Christmas tree

Here’s a couple close-up shots of the ornaments… some pretty embellished white ones.

Red, Brown, and Metallic Christmas tree

My DIY mercury glass ones from last year – tutorial here.

Red, Brown, and Metallic Christmas tree

Fun shot of the Christmas tree skirt, tree + ornaments, and few presents wrapped and waiting.

Red, Brown, and Metallic Christmas tree

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!

Red, Brown, and Metallic Christmas tree

The little white snowflakes…

  Red, Brown, and Metallic Christmas tree

Some more fun red striped ones!

Red, Brown, and Metallic Christmas tree

Brown ones from my tree last year that I incorporated this year.  I LOVE using natural elements and natural colors on a tree.

Red, Brown, and Metallic Christmas tree

One more shot!

Red, Brown, and Metallic Christmas tree

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! Smile  Maybe a combination of my burlap/neutral theme and my red theme…


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  1. Stephanie says

    Absolutely LOVE your Christmas Tree!!!!! Would you mind telling me where you got your stripped curtains behind your Christmas tree? I have been wanting curtains just like yours for my livingroom. Thanks!
    Merry Christmas!!!

  2. Lanita says

    Love, Love, Love your Christmas tree for this year!!! I especially love the pine cones, berries and other natural elements, as well as the earth tone ornaments!! I don’t usually do a theme tree – we have ornaments that our boys have either made or collected over the years, as well as ornaments from our travels and duty stations – so our tree is made up of those. I would love to do a theme tree at some point……thanks for the inspiration!
    Merry Christmas!
    Lanita

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