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On the Balsam Hill blog, we hope to provide our readers with inspirational decorating ideas the entire family will love. Beautifully appoint your home for every holiday with our decorating tips and tricks.

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Balsam Hill Special Feature: Heavenly Lights™

Christmas tree with lights

Whether your Christmas tree comes pre-lit or unlit, no tree is complete without a medley of bright lights. Clear or multicolor, your choice of lights will depend on your personal preference, the type of look you want and whether you’re going for a certain décor theme. With the myriad of Christmas lights available today, it can be a chore to choose the one you want—the perfect one for your home.

Color+Clear™

Color+Clear™ lights

Many pre-lit trees from Balsam Hill come with the Color+Clear™ option; this is an innovative combination of our clear and colored Heavenly Christmas™ lights. Our clear Christmas lights give off a soft glow, while the colored ones feature rich jeweled tones. Color+Clear™ gives you the power to experience the best of both worlds, giving you the ability to change the light color to suit your holiday mood. It even comes with a handy remote control that allows you to choose between clear lights, colored lights, or both even from a distance. Our clear and multicolor lights are also offered for purchase separately.

Candlelight™ LED Lights

Candlelight™ LED lights

Mimicking the soft, warm glow of natural candlelight, our Candlelight™ LED lights provide a sense of warmth during the holidays. Unlike candles, however, these feature premium energy-saving LED lights that never burn out. The warm glow of our Candlelight™ LED lights is a nice contrast to the cold light emitted by traditional LED’s.

Multicolor LED Lights

Multicolor LED lights

Using the same premium LED lights, our multicolor lights are guaranteed to make your holidays glow with vibrant color for years to come. As festive as a rainbow and as elegant as a peacock, these multicolor lights are ideal for both indoor and outdoor use. If you’re looking for splashes of color in your home décor, these multicolor lights will ensconce your home in a cheerful mood throughout the season.

Why pre-lit trees?

One major benefit of pre-lit trees is that you don’t have to string the lights yourself when setting up your tree and then unstringing them after the holidays when you need to store your tree. This ensures that your tree looks evenly lit every year and that you don’t need to worry about untangling wires and light strings when it comes times to decorate for Christmas.

Patented trunk design with Easy Plug™ technology

A number of our pre-lit trees also come with our patented trunk design referred to as Easy Plug™ technology. These trees are designed to make lighting a breeze. It comes with pre-made light connections within the trunk, hiding unsightly wires and connecting all the tree’s lights. Lighting Easy Plug™ trees is as easy as plugging it into the wall.

The next time you’re planning on decorating for the holidays, don’t fret about what type of light to use. After choosing from the options listed above, all you need to worry about is what type of tree you want and what other décor to use with it.

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Everything You Need to Know About Wreaths, Garlands, Swags, Teardrops, and Centerpieces

Decorated mantel showcases the colors of the seasonThe autumn grows nearer and the holidays are just around the corner. Now is a good time to begin planning your next holiday décor theme. The style you choose will be a major factor when it comes to choosing the right items that will help achieve the look you want. In this post, we will show you what you need to know about the most common holiday décor pieces in order to give you a better perspective on how you can put each to good use.

The Wreath

Fall-themed wreaths hang on a shelfIn choosing a wreath for your home, it’s important to consider the size. Larger wreaths provide a more festive look; smaller ones exude a more elegant, understated appeal. Of course, the important thing is how it will look on your door. Your door’s size is a major determinant of the size of the wreath. Larger ones should also hang higher than small ones so it won’t look out of place. Read This Entry

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My Balsam Hill Home: Welcoming the Harvest Season

Autumn is a wonderful prelude to everyone’s favorite holiday season, what with its wonderful splash of color and somewhat somber atmosphere providing a melancholic contrast from the festive mood of Christmas. Along with its palette, the fall brings with it its own décor style and theme. Bright orange hues, dark reds, and muted earthy tones are the highlights of the season, and the décor ideas presented here take these style considerations to heart.

As a warm welcome to autumn and the coming holiday season, this post shows how you can welcome your guests by using the colors of the harvest season on your porch. It’s amazing how some small accents can make the biggest difference. The following ideas show how they can be maximized for the best effect.

Decorate with the Splendor of Autumn

Harvest season foliage decorates the front door

Autumn is also the harvest season for many, and this ensemble of autumn leaves, red berries, and orange and red pumpkins is the perfect symbol of a bountiful crop. Decorate your front door with the Autumn Leaves Decorated Foliage from our very own Orchard Harvest Collection. Displaying the wreath on your front door will add vibrant color to your entryways. The garland, on the other hand, will wonderfully tie everything together, creating a showcase that completely captures the bounty of the season. Read This Entry

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How to Choose an Artificial Christmas Tree: Easy Elegance with Instant Evergreens™

Enjoy the advantages of using Balsam Hill’s signature Instant Evergreen™ Christmas trees. With these beautiful artisan displays, you can create a stylish yuletide highlight for your home within mere minutes.

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Setup in Minutes to Achieve Easy Elegance

For people who prefer lighted Christmas displays, one of the main challenges they encounter is setting up the wires properly. While many other pre-lit holiday trees offer easy-to-follow Christmas lights systems, Balsam Hill takes the concept further by providing a pioneering way that fuses consumer-friendly features with first class brilliance.

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Aptly called the Easy Plug™, our technology lets consumers set up their yuletide trees without worrying about cumbersome wires. The secret lies in its system of having the electrical connections expertly concealed within the tree base. Each tier is comprised of elaborate lighting powered up through plugs inside the poles.

How does an Instant Evergreen work? Watch this video.

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