Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

Making an Undecorated Tree Part of Your Pre-Thanksgiving Holiday Décor

Savvy homeowners are getting the most value for their money by using their artificial trees even before Christmas. This autumn, an undecorated artificial tree is the perfect centerpiece you can use to jazz up your Halloween or Thanksgiving celebrations. Below are some my favorite decorating ideas to help you get started for the holidays.


Balsam Hill's Holiday Scented Pinecones

Balsam Hill’s Holiday Scented Pinecones

Seamlessly incorporate your artificial tree with your general Autumn décor. You can do this by hanging natural accents like berries, figs and pinecones on your artificial tree. You can also use other autumn-inspired ornaments such as dried fruits (like sliced oranges and apples), cinnamon sticks bundled together, and clove-studded oranges. These look good AND smell good!


Balsam Hill's Glass Pumpkin String Lights

Balsam Hill’s Glass Pumpkin String Lights

Kick off this year’s Halloween theme by decorating your artificial tree, be it a simple green tree or a colorful tree in orange or black. Hang some miniature candy-filled Halloween pumpkin baskets and artificial cobwebs. You can also make your own Halloween decorations from clear or solid orange and bronze Christmas ornaments (fill these up with white shredded tissue paper to create a ghost or fill it with orange shredded paper to create a pumpkin). Use a black witch’s hat as a tree topper and place a cauldron filled with yummy candy right in front of your tree. To top off your Halloween-Theme look, surround the tree (decorated or undecorated) with a variety of painted and carved pumpkins.


Balsam Hill's Georgetown Ornament set against our customer favorite Balsam Fir

Balsam Hill’s Georgetown Ornament set against our customer favorite Balsam Fir

Want to add a new twist to your Thanksgiving décor? Use a combination of traditional autumnal colors (like orange and rust) and festive colors (like gold and blue) to liven up your home. Take inspiration from our very own Sausalito Pine by spray-painting your natural accents (eucalyptus leaves and pinecones) with a gold or bronze color. Hang gold bows and small brown balls on your artificial tree and display a variety of gourds and cornucopias around it. You can also embellish your pears and apples with gold or silver glitter, hang dry leaves and surround your artificial tree with ears of Indian corn.

Effortlessly bring the feeling of autumn straight into your home with these fun and affordable ideas. After you’ve hung and displayed a few of these decorations, you can spend the rest of your time enjoying the holidays with your loved ones. Happy holiday 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.