Category Archives: Holiday Decorating Ideas

Your guide to creating the most spectacular holiday displays with the use of Balsam Hill artificial Christmas trees, wreaths, garlands, and home decor products

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7 Simple Steps to Prepare Your Home for Christmas

Celebrating the biggest day of the year becomes more manageable with some early planning. Today, Balsam Hill shares useful ideas on how to get your home ready for the holidays. From tidying up rooms to bringing out your decorations, these simple Christmas preparation tips will help you set a beautiful scene for the season’s festivities.

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Balsam Hill Australia’s Yulefest: A Joyous Midyear Celebration

Christmas is one of the most highly anticipated holidays of the year, and is observed in many different ways around the world. In Australia, Yulefest is celebrated midyear during the cold months, in addition to the usual December festivities. It’s perfect for spending time with family and friends, enjoying good food and creating happy memories to last for seasons to come.

Heritage Spice Wreath cleverly displayed on a white chair

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Take a peek at how two of our lovely friends spread Yulefest cheer by sprucing up their gatherings in elegant “Christmas in July” style. Read This Entry

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A Lifetime of Love: A Mother’s Day Blog Tour with Balsam Hill

Guiding wisdom, joyful moments, and one-of-a-kind love define many of our experiences with our mothers. In honor of the women who have positively shaped our lives, Balsam Hill is holding A Lifetime of Love, a Mother’s Day blog tour that will run from May 1 to 5.  Joining us for this special occasion are three of our blogger friends and our Brand Ambassador, Courtney of French Country Cottage.

Drawing inspiration from cherished motherhood memories, our blogger friends will be decorating their homes with our new collection of artificial spring florals that are forever in bloom. Read This Entry

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5 Tree Shapes and How to Display Them

Every family looks for that ideal holiday centerpiece to take home and decorate. Christmas trees come in many shapes and sizes, and there’s sure to be one that will match what you want.

California Baby Redwood

A full-shaped California Baby Redwood fills wide hallways and wide ceilings very well

The right choice often begins with knowing the correct tree shape for your home. The tree’s shape, which also called its profile, is the triangular outline of the tree that tells how narrow or wide it is. This is important when you consider how a narrow hallway or small room can get crowded when a full-bodied tree is placed in it. To avoid these less-than-perfect décor choices, we’ve put together a helpful guide on the different artificial Christmas tree shapes and where it’s best to place them.

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Balsam Hill Spreads Christmas Cheer: Country Music Awards

As the Yuletide season drew to a close last year, Balsam Hill spread the Christmas spirit to another well-loved event. Last November 2, 2016, our majestic trees graced the stage of the much-anticipated, Country Music Awards.

The Balsam Hill CMA Stage Set Up

The Christmas-themed Country Music Awards was held in the Bridgestone Arena at Nashville, Tennessee. We were honored to decorate the grand stage with the Balsam Hill trees and ornaments that customers have loved and admired through the years. Read This Entry

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Countdown to Christmas: Wrap-up and Announcement of Winners

The most wonderful time of the year is here, as Balsam Hill’s month-long Countdown to Christmas comes to a close. Thank you to all our friends who invited us into their homes and showcased gorgeous designs fit for the holidays. Let’s look back at the weekly themes that inspired our bloggers this season.

Week 1: Fireplace and Mantel

L to R: Kellie, Jennifer, and Cami's mantel decorations

L to R: Kellie, Jennifer, and Cami’s mantel decorations

Kellie, Jennifer, and Cami, all did an outstanding job at decorating their fireplace and mantels with our Frosted Evergreen Foliage. They created cohesive and stylish displays with elegant, silver and light-colored accents for a delicate touch. For more information about the products they used, check out our Countdown to Christmas’ 1st week round-up. Read This Entry

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Countdown to Christmas Round-up: Week 4 – Exteriors

At the homestretch of the countdown, we focused on how you can decorate your exteriors for the holidays. This week, two of our blogger friends did a wonderful job with making their outdoor spaces more inviting for their guests and loved ones.

Countdown to Christmas

Join us as we take a peek at beautifully decorated homes that welcome guests with holiday cheer.
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Countdown to Christmas Round-up: Week 3 – Tables

The third week of Countdown to Christmas features different ways of tabletop decorating for the holidays. Three of our blogger friends invited us into their homes and showed us how they transformed ordinary flat surfaces into festive displays using various Balsam Hill décor.

Countdown to Christmas
Join us as we take a closer look at these classically beautiful tablescapes, decorated with all the warmth and cheer of the season. Read This Entry

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Balsam Hill’s Holiday Essentials: The Tree Skirt

A tree skirt is a piece of cloth underneath a decorated Christmas tree, which is often bright-colored, and sometimes embroidered with intricate designs. Its origin is closely tied to the tradition of bringing home an evergreen fir during holiday celebrations.

Balsam Hill’s Lodge Faux Fur Tree Skirt (Photo courtesy of My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia)

Balsam Hill’s Lodge Faux Fur Tree Skirt (Photo courtesy of My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia)

Let’s take a closer look at the history behind this classic holiday accent piece, and how to use it to create the perfect finishing touch for your favorite Christmas tree.
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Balsam Hill Australia: Blogger Product Reviews

In the season where gift-giving is abundant, we know how sharing Christmas cheer brings a very special feeling to those who receive it. This year, Balsam Hill Australia reached out to six talented bloggers and sent them each a holiday piece. Read on to see how they decorated their homes and find out what they thought about their new pre-lit wreaths and trees.

Tanya of Stamping T!

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