Cozy, Traditional Christmas Decorating Ideas with plaid accents and Christmas tree decor.
The Christmas tree really is the centerpiece of decorating for Christmas, isn’t it? Hopes and dreams for Christmas morning lay under that sparkly tree while memories from Christmases past gleam in sentimental ornaments.
So Grab a cup of cocoa or make yourself a cocktail and join me as we tour this year’s Christmas trees. I have lots of festive and cozy ideas for you, and feel free to pin or bookmark anything if want to keep the idea for next year!
Traditional Tartan Christmas Tree
Every year, I change it up a bit. If you had told me 5 years ago that I would adding touches of tartan plaid throughout our decor, I wouldn’t have believed you. And, yet, it feels like the piece that’s always been missing.
It’s an eclectic mix of hallmark ornaments that my Mother-In-Law has collected for decades. (We have Dory, Superman, Dueling Banjos, light houses, and even a Harley Davidson Engine – talk about eclectic!)
I tied it all together with a simple color scheme of red and blue. I pulled the blue out of the rest of the room and the tartan plaids added a traditional-yet-modern vibe.
The rest of the room is pretty simple – A few pillows, some greenery, and a dash of sparkle is really all you need when the tree and mantle should be the center of attention.
Glam Winter Woodlands Tree
We usually put this tree up most year’s in the front room, but the setting keeps changing each year. The tree itself is actually new this year. You can read more about it from this Christmas Foyer Tour.
This year, I incorporated a vintage Lionel train set like this one from my husband’s childhood. We estimate that it’s at least 40 years old, but it still runs and makes noise and keeps chugging along the track. The also-vintage village set is a real treat for all the kids. This year, I laid a fuzzy blanket for the “snow covered hills” rather than use fake snow. Much less mess!
And our custom Santa sack peeks out from a corner.
Simple “Family Tree” Tree
In the dining room sits the “family tree” tree. It’s one of my favorite trees and is very sentimental to me. Packages with every family member’s name decorate the tree along with a few handmade ornaments of family photos. It includes several DIY ornaments that I showed tutorials on here.
Some simple red berries and a big red bow adorn the tree as well.
I’d say this place is in the Christmas Spirit! How about you? All-in-all I love how these trees compliment each other. Each has it’s own personality and purpose, yet come together so well.
Plus, THAT sparkle!
Merry Christmas! I hope your tree trimming is going smooth and merrily along!
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