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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12 Bloggers of Christmas

Balsam Hill teamed up once more with talented friends for our 5th annual 12 Bloggers of Christmas. We welcomed the festive holiday season with our Brand Ambassador Courtney and 11 other bloggers, as they decorated their homes with inspirational themes that highlight this joyous occasion.

Let’s take a look back at their exceptional décor and be inspired to adorn your spaces this Christmas. Read This Entry

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A Guide to Christmas Tree Ornaments

Now that you’ve decided on what artificial Christmas tree to buy, you may find yourself asking, “How many ornaments do I need to hang on my tree?” Considering how you plan to decorate your tree is key to creating a centerpiece that you’ll be proud to display in your holiday home.

The number of Christmas ornaments you will need depends on the height and width of your tree, the size of your ornaments, how much of the tree you want to cover, and your personal taste or theme. We’ve created this guide to help you determine the ornaments most suitable for your Christmas tree.

Suggested Number and Size of Ornaments

There is no exact calculation on how many ornaments you choose to hang on your Christmas tree – this is ultimately determined by your own inclination. However, you can refer to our handy chart below as a starting point to help you make sure that you’ll have even coverage based on your tree’s height.

Height Light Coverage Heavy Coverage Ornament Size
4.5′-6.5′ 35 pieces 70 pieces 4” to 8.75”
7.5’ 70 pieces 105 pieces 4” to 8.75”
9’-10’ 105 pieces 140 pieces 4” to 8.75”

Combining Different Ornament Sizes

Decorating with different sizes of ornaments is a fantastic way to increase depth and add variety to your design. When decorating, place larger ornaments near the tree’s interior, while making sure the branches are strong enough to support their weight. Small ornaments are ideal near the tips of the branches. Use varying sizes to fill gaps in the tree, but make sure to keep things even. Step back once in a while to check your work and make sure there are no remaining gaps.

With so many options, it’s essential to consider your tree’s profile and branch construction when choosing ornaments. Keep in mind that your tree’s size and structure will generally determine the size of your ornaments and how many you will need. If you’re going for heavier ornaments, you’ll want to make sure your tree has sturdy branches.

Types of Materials

It’s also important to know the types of materials your Christmas ornaments are made from and which ones suit your household. Glass ornaments exude beauty and grace, but delicate ones can be easily broken – especially if you have small children or pets in your home. In this case, consider using other options, like thicker glass ornaments, shatter-resistant ornaments, or ornaments made from other materials such as metal, ceramic, wood, or natural fibers.

Know Your Color Scheme

Having a color scheme that complements your tree’s foliage is key to creating the mood and style you want to achieve. The shade of your foliage helps you determine what to look for when choosing ornaments for your tree and create the mood you want to achieve. Some foliage hues are best suited with certain colors: trees with warm yellow-green foliage tend to look best with warmer-colored ornaments, while trees with cool blue-green shades look stunning with cooler-colored trimmings.

Consider Different Themes

If you have more than one artificial Christmas tree, consider decorating with multiple different themes. Check out some of our suggested themes:

We wish you a wonderful holiday season and hope that you have a delightful experience shopping for your Christmas ornaments. If we can be of further assistance in choosing your perfect Christmas tree and ornaments, please contact Customer Service.

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Undeck the Halls: Clever Christmas Storage Solutions

Proper storage is very important for maintaining the beautiful look of your artificial trees, foliage, and ornaments. Unlike cardboard boxes or plastic bags, high quality Christmas storage containers provide your valuable holiday decorations with better protection against damage, dirt, and moisture. In this post, we review a selection of smart storage solutions and the reasons you may want to consider investing in them.

Foliage Storage On The Go

Rolling Multi-Purpose Greenery Bag

Store a small Christmas tree, wreaths and garlands together in our Rolling Greenery Bag.

If you own a number of artificial foliage, then our premium Rolling Multi-Purpose Greenery Bag is a great option. Its large size allows you to store wreaths, garlands, and Christmas trees all in one container. An inner compression system secures foliage pieces in place and sturdy wheels make moving around quick and easy.

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Elegant Entryways: Christmas Door Decorating Ideas

The most breathtaking holiday homes radiate the beauty of Christmas from every angle. While a Christmas tree fills your interiors with the spirit of the season, a beautifully decorated entryway conveys a festive atmosphere that extends beyond the four corners of your home. Here are a few Christmas door decorating ideas to inspire your entryway décor this season.

A Frosty French Door Ensemble

Merry and Bright Doorway Decorations. Photo courtesy of French Country Cottage

Brimming with snowy splendor, frosted accents bring the beauty of winter into your home. For her Merry & Bright Christmas, Courtney of French Country Cottage opted for flocked evergreens and bright lights to adorn her white French doors. Read This Entry

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5 Beautiful Outdoor Christmas Decorating Ideas

Decorating your porch or backyard with outdoor Christmas decorations is a wonderful way to welcome guests and share the Christmas spirit. With a wide range of outdoor ornaments to choose from, the only limit is your imagination.

A merry and bright outdoor Christmas display

Photo by Courtney of French Country Cottage

Some factors to consider when planning for your home’s exterior décor are what themes you have in mind and what items you’ll need. The scale of your outdoor Christmas decorations and where you’ll place them is important too. In today’s post, we’re sharing five beautiful decorating ideas to ensure that your outdoors is the perfect picture of festive cheer. Read This Entry

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Mantel Makeover: From Halloween, to Harvest, to the Holidays

  • Halloween Mantel by Delilah
    From Tricks to Tinsel: Delilah displays four unique themes for each season

The fireplace mantel is one of the best places in your home to highlight holiday décor. As the room’s focal point, the space can easily be decorated according to the season by simply changing the accessories displayed on top.

Find inspiration for transitioning your mantel from Halloween to the new year with radio personality and author, Delilah. Read on to discover how she created four unique looks for each occasion with Balsam Hill holiday decorations.

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10 Stunning Christmas Decorating Themes to Recreate This Season

Decorating ideas for turning your Christmas tree into the showpiece your home deserves.

Christmas Tree with Jewel-toned Ornaments

Shimmering jewel-toned ornaments exude distinct elegance and grace.

The Christmas tree is often considered the heart of holiday decorating. Drawing inspiration from the experiences of the best home décor and lifestyle bloggers out there, we’ve curated some Christmas tree decorating ideas you’ll surely love. We have a number of ideas that will inspire you to design a spectacular centerpiece with an eye-catching display.
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Balsam Hill Essentials: Tree Stands and Collars

A fully decorated Christmas tree is a sight to behold—a tree topper perched up high, ornaments, picks, and ribbons of different shapes and colors, and enchanting lights. However, an often overlooked detail in tree decorating is the tree base, which can be spruced up with a tree collar or tree stand.

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Photo Courtesy of Unskinny Boppy

This article will be your guide to using tree collars and stands in your Christmas decorating. Read This Entry

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Elegant Halloween Home Décor Ideas from Balsam Hill

If you’re looking for Halloween Home décor ideas to spruce up your home, our blogger partners from the Tricks and Treats Housewalk have a few tricks to share. Let’s revisit the magic of an eerily elegant Balsam Hill celebration and be inspired by spellbinding displays from four of our favorite decorators.

  • Halloween Home Décor Ideas

Browse through our elegant decorating ideas above and see how you can create an inspiring scene for Halloween with our unique collection of Halloween décor.

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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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