Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

Create Coziness around the Christmas Tree

The Christmas tree may be the star of your space when it comes to Christmas decorating, but setting up the coziness around your tree completes the welcoming, festive mood of your home.  Here are some ways on how to create a warm and inviting space around your tree:

The Christmas Tree

  1. Change the decorating style. The technique is to mix and match your ornaments imaginatively. You can pick a theme or a color scheme and make it different every year.
  2. Decorate the base. Aside from gifts in colorful wrapping paper, you may put framed photos of your family, in various sizes, under the tree. Other than those, you may place asymmetrical pieces of scented candles instead. Assorted fruit basket and floral arrangement are also ideal.
  3. Don’t forget to light up your tree. Dress it up in either clear or colored lights – or a combination of both! Some artificial trees are available as pre-lit and all you need to do is plug it in!

 The Space

  1. Add evergreen accents around the tree.
  2. Dazzling red-and-white window dressings, thick fabrics or blankets on couch and chairs go well with your tree.
  3. Stick to your theme colors and incorporate reds and greens only as accents. Poinsettias, berries and sprigs of holly are classic Christmas accents that never go out of style.
  4. For a comfy cottage feel, use fun patterns such as checkered and stripes.
  5. Dress up your fireplace mantel, accent tables, and dining table with classy centerpieces or unique décor.
  6. Pull off a unique and elegant table setting based on the existing color scheme of the space.
  7. Achieve a vintage white Christmas style by using antique white furniture pieces.
  8. Try using other color combinations beyond the classic Christmas red and green to decorate your space.

With creativity and inspiration, you can come up with unique, cozy holiday decorating ideas each year. Happy decorating!

About the Author
Inspired by my passion for the visual arts and my years of experience in the field of design, I enjoy a life of style and artistry. I am a devoted follower of minimalism and I believe in the marriage of form and function. I try to live by these principles, from my subtle but classic fashion sense when it comes to clothes and jewelry, to the various projects I manage and work on in my professional career Influenced by the refined grace of Coco Chanel, the timeless beauty of my favorite city, Stockholm, and the new ideas and trends I read from design books, I try to infuse my life with elegance and sophistication. Join me on Balsam Hill’s blog to get my tips and advice on home design and personal style.