christmas trees

Kate

O Tannenbaum!

Decorating a Christmas tree is a long time tradition that countries all around the world engage in year after year.  The use of decorating indoors with evergreen trees and garlands dates back as far as 16th century Germany and is a custom that continues every December to this day.

Each year we bring our own tree home from a local farm and decorate it in a customary way which includes adding lights, ribbons, beads, and keepsake ornaments from the past.  I do like to choose a new accent color every year for the bulbs!  One year I chose turquoise blue (see it featured here in BH&G) and the next year I opted for traditional crimson shades.  Here is a collection of inspiring evergreens sure to have you humming “O Tannenbaum”! 

Red is the classic shade associated with the traditions of Christmas past and its use in decorating during the holidays is always welcome and nostalgic.  

 

classic red and white tree bhg

 

red and gold tree bhg

  

Fresh blues and greens bring cooler shades to your living spaces such as these trees decked out with shades of turquoise, teal, and Tiffany blue. 

 

tree with turquoise accents bhg

 

blue tree decorations bhg

 

Green is a seasonless color and pairs perfectly with all varieties of fir, spruce, and pine. 

 

apple green accented tree bhg

 

green ornaments on tree bhg

 

Of course you can always throw convention to the wind and decorate with flirty shades of pink! 

 

pink tinsel tree bhg

 

Or consider the unexpected color complementary combination of aqua and tangerine.

 

orange and blue tree bhg

 

 

Neutral and earth tones blend seamlessly with evergreens and establish a mood of calm in any holiday home.

 

earth tone tree bhg

 

Mix metallic shades of silver and gold as a nod to the classic tune and inject a dose of holiday sparkle during the season. 

 

silver and gold christmas tree bhg

silver and white tree bhg

 

 

When in doubt, there’s no need to choose just one specific color.  Make your tree decorations a medley of bright multicolored ornaments to bring cheer to your home!  

 

multicolored christmas tree bhg

multicolored christmas tree

 

If serenity and simplicity are what you crave, avoid the bright colors and opt for a fresh white-as-snow presentation with a flocked tree and layers of white accessories. 

 

snow white flocked tree bhg

 

The tree is an opportunity to share ornaments from the past and your Christmas tree should always make you feel good every time you sit and enjoy it.  And there’s nothing more meaningful than a tree that’s filled with keepsakes and memories.

 

family photo christmas tree

 

How do you decorate your tree every year?  Do you pick a fresh color and change it up each season or do you fall back on the favorite traditions of the past?  What is the best kind of Christmas tree? 

 

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