Category Archives: Christmas Home Decor

Dagmar Obert | Balsam Hill Design Consultant

How to Choose the Perfect Wreath

Balsam Hill’s California Baby Redwood™ wreath hangs over a mantel

The right holiday wreath can complete your overall décor theme.

With the holidays fast approaching, you might feel that time is against you when it comes to decorating. There are factors to consider in home decorating—the Christmas tree, the mantel, the tabletops—but in this post, we will show you how to choose the right wreath for your holiday home by going back to the basics.

Check the Size

Balsam Hill’s Jefferson Double-door Wreath

The size of the wreath will depend on the kind of look you want. Large wreaths exude a bolder and more festive atmosphere, while smaller ones project a more reserved minimalist appeal. All this is dependent, however, on where you plan to display your wreath. Read This Entry

Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

How to Decorate Your Home with a White Christmas Theme

Christmas brings to mind a scene of fresh snow on the ground, nippy holiday air, and a cup of hot chocolate as the family sits by the tree. Decorating with a White Christmas theme is the perfect way to bring the beauty of the snowy outdoors into any home. Here are a few ideas you can try:

Balsam Hill's Frosted Fraser Fir, as decorated by Courtney of French Country Cottage

Balsam Hill’s Frosted Fraser Fir, as decorated by Courtney of French Country Cottage

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Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

Simple DIY Decors for the Holidays

Holiday decorations can get monotonous, especially since many people reuse the same pieces every year. Classic designs always work for the Christmas, but for the upcoming season, try something different by investing your time in some DIY projects. Handmade decorations are fun to create and they certainly make your home stand out.

Crafting with holiday materials

Crafting with holiday materials

Here are a few Do-It-Yourself ideas you might like to try: Read This Entry

Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

Poinsettia Care Tips

Poinsettia is the quintessential Christmas plant. Its bright-red and vibrant green hues are the colors most people associate with Christmas. While they are in-demand during the holidays, poinsettias are fragile plants, and by the end of Christmas, some of them get so bruised and damaged that most people just consign them to the garbage bin. Getting an artificial plant is an investment that will save you time and effort, but if you’re still adamant about getting a natural one, you need to focus on giving it proper care so you can have poinsettia plants that last more than a season.

Balsam Hill's Faux Holiday Pointed Poinsettia

Balsam Hill’s Faux Holiday Potted Poinsettia

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Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

Create Coziness around the Christmas Tree

The Christmas tree may be the star of your space when it comes to holiday decorating, but setting up the coziness around your tree completes the welcoming, festive mood of your home. Here are some ways on how to create a warm and inviting space around your Yuletide centerpiece.

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Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

4 Ways to Organize Your Christmas Decorating

Dealing with holiday decorations can seem like a daunting task. But worry not—if you apply the tips below, sprucing up your home for the season can be a breeze.  All it takes is a bit of organizing and planning and purposeful follow-through.

Decorated tree from A Blissful Nest

Red and white on décor pieces tied this whole look together

Here are some tips to help you begin:

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Jessica | Balsam Hill Designer

Mixing Old and New Holiday Decorations

Having the same exact Christmas decorations every year lessens the excitement of putting them up with your family. Seeing the dusty and tattered garland on the mantle doesn’t exactly bring feelings of joy for the holidays. But some of those old decorations hold memories, and we want to incorporate them into our newer, fresher Christmas decor. We’ve gathered some tips to help you mix old and new holiday decorations.


Balsam Hill's classic Heritage Spice Wreath and Garland, decorated along with our French Staghead Pillow and Morning Frost Tabletop Trees

Balsam Hill’s classic Heritage Spice Wreath and Garland, decorated along with our French Staghead Pillow and Morning Frost Tabletop Trees


  • Create a smooth transition

To create a smooth transition between old and new holiday décor, use colors from the same family. Repeating the hues bring a sense of cohesiveness and unites the elements in your holiday decor.

  • Use everyday items

Apothecary glass jars and tumblers are excellent table centerpieces when filled with holiday items like colorful antique Christmas ornaments, or put a smaller, special Christmas knick-knack in a jar to display its uniqueness.

  • Repurpose old foliage

Salvage old greenery and use them to embellish lighting fixtures. Tie them to wall sconces, lamp posts, and chandeliers with colorful ribbons for a nice accent to your lighting scheme.

  • Recycle Christmas cards

Old Christmas cards from loved ones can be turned into ornaments (laminate, punch a hole in the top, and tie it to the tree) or cut up and made into a beautiful collage.

  • Upgrade your kids’ artworks

The kids’ holiday artwork can be upgraded to feel like the real thing. Highlight Suzy’s 4th-grade nativity drawing with a snazzy new Christmas frame. Group together a few drawings from over the years, and this is a lovely way to incorporate the old decorations into something new.

Sometimes you want to keep that Santa rag doll from your childhood, and those sentiments make Christmas special. It’s easy to update your favorite older decor with something fresh with an eye for repurposing and making sure that the decorations are in keeping with your home’s style. Happy decorating!