Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

Elegant Ways to Decorate with Ribbons

Balsam Hill ribbons

Rustic Christmas Tree Ribbons



Ribbons can be used anywhere, from birthday gifts to Christmas tree toppers. Because of their versatility and the range of colors they come in, ribbons can be used in a myriad of decorating ideas. They add color and add character to bare spaces. Learn how to use them elegantly with this guide from Balsam Hill.

Tie Up Your Christmas Tree


tie up your christmas tree with this red christmas tree ribbon and plaid ribbon.

Burgundy Dupioni and Glen Plaid Ribbon



Ribbons are an excellent addition to your Christmas tree ensemble. You can tie, wrap, or lace ribbons around your tree to complement or contrast your ornaments and trimmings. An addition of ribbons with earth colors, such as our Brown Glen Plaid Ribbon, adds a rustic feel to trees. The Burgundy Dupioni Ribbon, with its deep red color and embedded gold trims, is a perfect Christmas tree ribbon.

Add a Refreshing Tone to your Mantelpiece


add a refreshing accent to your mantelpiece with green and blue christmas ribbons

Sage Dupioni and Blue Dupioni



Hanging garlands on a mantelpiece or in the living room is a Christmas tradition, but introducing a touch of bright colors can breathe new life to your holiday decorations. Adorning your garlands with ribbon bows made from our Blue Dupioni or our Sage Dupioni can add a refreshing tone that instantly brightens up tabletop and mantelpiece decor.

Make Staircase Decorations Richer


make staircase decorations richer with gold and platinum glitter ribbon

Gold Embossed Burgundy Velvet and Platinum Glitter Ribbon



This Gold Embossed Burgundy Velvet can make staircase decorations richer. The velvety red ribbon adds presence to a stretch of garland with deep green foliage. The gold leaf-patterns also go well with polished red and gold Christmas balls. Add a bit of flash to traditional green and red colors by incorporating a sparkly ribbon like this Platinum Glitter ribbon.

Spruce Up Entryways


spruce up your garlands with a silver stretch ribbon

Silver Stretch Net Ribbon



Placing wreaths on doors and entryways is a sign that you are welcoming the Christmas season into your home. It is also an ideal place to make statement with your ribbon decorations. Pair it with a garland in classic shades of cream and white or refreshing shades of aqua, this Silver Stretch Net ribbon can bring a welcome sparkle to any entryway.

Add Festivity to Your Dining Experience


make your dining room more elegant with ribbons

Red Velvet Ribbon with Gold Edge Thread and Embroidered Ivory with Red Jewels



Spruce up your dining experience with this Red Velvet Ribbon with Gold Thread Edge. Along with white covers, tying a red ribbon around your dining chairs adds a distinctly festive aura to your holiday dinners. Using a length of ribbon, like this beautiful Embroidered Ivory Ribbon with Red Jewels, as a table runner can also give off the same cheerful appeal to holiday dinners and cocktails.

Ribbons come in a range of different colors, fabric, and styles, and this versatility makes them an enticing option for home decoration in any season. From regal, to playful, to festive, add character to any space in your home by checking out these fantastic ribbons exclusive to Balsam Hill.

About the Author
Dagmar Obert is a designer with over two decades of experience transforming homes into spaces that reflect comfort and elegance. Her sophisticated style emanates from her love of color, forms, and textures. From her choice of fabric to her selection of accent pieces, Dagmar pulls together the look of a room to deliver a statement of class. Surrounded by family and friends, Dagmar takes delight in turning her own home into a venue where wonderful occasions are made more memorable. Her how-to guides and inspiration articles on decorating and entertaining provide readers with unique ways to create the perfect setting for life’s cherished moments.