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The Best Christmas Decorations According to Holiday Design Experts

Searching for the best Christmas decorations? Consider taking cues from the tastemakers of the season. In this post, design experts and celebrities share what they love about their favorite Balsam Hill décor. From lifelike Christmas trees to festive greenery and stylish accents, read on to discover what makes their holiday displays picture-perfect.

Artificial Christmas Trees

Here’s some expert advice on how to decorate with Balsam Hill Christmas trees. Choose one for your holiday centerpiece or create charming Christmas tree clusters.

Delilah with a Balsam Hill BH Fraser Fir Christmas Tree

It is always a day of excitement when a big cardboard box, with the Balsam Hill brand stamped on the outside, is delivered to my doorstep. One of my favorite products ever to arrive was their incredibly realistic Fraser Fir tree.

When they say that it “recreates the shape, color, and fullness of its natural counterpart with breathtaking accuracy” they aren’t exaggerating! I put this tree up in October last year, and decorated it with some of Balsam Hill’s brilliant ornaments, bright berry picks, and ravishing ribbons… It was a sight to behold! Only when it remained fresh and upright well into December did folks start questioning if it was a natural tree. They were absolutely shocked to find that it was a fairy-tale faux.

I loved it so much, I left it up and twinkling away in the living room through the month of January. It provided much needed light and levity through our darkest month. Now that we’re returning indoors to wait out the winter, I’m looking forward to finding my old friend, Fraser, and getting reacquainted!

Radio Host, Book Author, and Founder of Point Hope

A grouping of Balsam Hill Frosted Downswept Christmas Trees

A favorite is grouping several trees together to create a charming ‘forest’. These Snowfall Downswept Trees look like they are covered in freshly fallen snow. They come in several sizes, are narrow enough to tuck anywhere and they are big on charm. I love placing 3 or more different sized trees together to create a snowy magic filled forest that can be enjoyed all winter.

Courtney Allison
Designer and Founder of French Country Cottage

Artificial Christmas Foliage

A pre-decorated Christmas wreath or garland lets you showcase your unique holiday theme in other areas of your home. They can transform any space in minutes. On the other hand, undecorated greenery gives you more decorating possibilities all year long.

Balsam Hill Farmhouse Christmas wreath with burlap bow

I love the vibe of this Christmas wreath because of its airy feel. The red berries remind me that Christmas is around the corner. The pinecones give this wreath a true wintery feeling. This Farmhouse Collection resonates with me because it’s rustic and takes me back to my Midwest roots during Christmastime. It universally fits within everyone’s Christmas needs.

Brad Schmidt
Holiday and Floral Design Expert

Balsam Hill Red Berry BH Frosted Fraser Fir Christmas Garland on top of a fireplace mantel

The Red Berry BH Frosted Fraser Fir Garland complements my flocked tree and has this remarkable way of bringing the magical feel of a snowy day in the forest to the interior of your home.

Home Decorating Expert and Founder of At Home with Nikki

Balsam Hill Outdoor Cypress Spiral-shaped topiary

During the holiday season, I like to mix everyday décor with holiday décor, that is why I love the Outdoor Cypress Spiral Topiary set. These are quintessential classic front door bookends that bring a polished elegance to any threshold. For the holidays, you can tuck in some stunning holiday picks or cascade Balsam Hill’s Biltmore tree ribbon to create a decadent nostalgic Christmas look that will bring warmth to all your holiday guests. Each topiary comes with warm LED lights and a convenient battery pack so you can light up your porch with one click. Once the season is over, your Outdoor Cypress Spiral Topiary set can remain a figurehead on the porch all year long, no storage necessary!

Home Decorating Expert and Founder of Mrs. Lauren Nicholsen

Related Article: Staff Picks: The Best Balsam Hill Christmas Trees, Greenery, and Décor

Christmas Ornaments and Accents

Design trends come and go. Hence, expert holiday decorators swear by classic and elegant Christmas décor for a timeless display year after year.

Jen Lilley with a Balsam Hill Christmas tree decorated with Farmhouse Ornaments

My favorite Balsam Hill ornaments are the Farmhouse Ornament Set because they add a timeless and inviting appeal to anyone’s décor. Plus, they’re made of unique, mouth-blown glass, capturing a luxurious art form that will truly set your tree apart.

Jen Lilley
Actress and Singer

A set of ivory finials and globe decorated glass ornaments arranged on a fur tree skirt.

I chose to get the Decorated Glass Finial Ornament Set in the color Ivory, because it is a timeless and elegant ornament set that I see myself using year after year. What really caught my eye were the intricate details and I’m all about details! The beaded designs are just so exquisite and of high quality. I also love the fact that the ornaments are substantial in size, which helps to fill in my tree to give it a beautiful and elegant look!

Home Decorating Expert and Founder of Moji’s Style

Balsam Hill BH Essentials Green vintage mercury glass Christmas ornaments in a white bowl

I love the antique look of the green ornaments! I love all things old and I love to incorporate antique or older looking items along with new items in my home. These will be perfect on any of my trees for Christmas and I’m so excited to incorporate them on a Christmas tree or just use them in a bowl on a table! They are gorgeous!

Home Decorating Expert and Founder of Vintage Porch

Balsam Hill Wooden Christmas Village Advent Calendar on top of a console table

I love the vintage look of the Wooden Christmas Mantel Village. I’m reminded of my childhood counting down the days until Christmas.

Kathleen Elisabeth
Home Decorating Expert

We hope this roundup of the best Christmas decorations helped narrow down your choices this season. Meanwhile, for more Christmas decorating ideas and inspiration, visit our Blog Gallery.

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Know more about the essentials of holiday decorating. These guides cover everything you need to know from choosing your ideal centerpiece to selecting the star for the top of your Christmas tree.

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