Budget Friendly Glam Holiday Decor Ideas
Woodland: Think natural materials, wood, pheasant feathers, burlap ribbon, tarnished metallics, matte textures, velvet textures, mercury glass. I'm thinking a Canaan Fir suits this look for sure.
Retro: Classic ornaments from the '50s that are in the shape of nostalgic foods, cars, and quirky objects. Etsy is a hub for these and you can buy them in sets. Search for mercury glass ornaments, they have that vintage look to them that I'm obsessed with. Also, check this Etsy search out, it's drool-worthy.
Alpine Dream: Flocked tree with silvers, glitter bulbs, icicle shaped glass ornaments, white twinkle lights, doves, snowflakes.
Grandma-Mod: Think the tree in the Christmas Story...tinsel, fake snow spray, colorful lights that flash, all bets are off with ornaments just throw on whatever you find or are homemade. I envision this on a Fraser Fir tree.
Monochromatic: If you really love pink, make a pink tree. If you want to have an all-black tree it would be fun to find specific black objects such as raven figurines and baubles with gold leaf, then drip cascading black velvet ribbon down a Noble Fir. Ohhh I like, I think I just got goosebumps.
Aromatic Food: Dried oranges are a classic tree adornment and they smell amazing. As a kid, we would string popcorn on thread and use it as garland. You can tie together cinnamon sticks and hang them throughout to help add a seasonal spike to the pine. Real cranberries can also be strung up with needle and thread. Slide-in some lavender stems for color and a calming aroma. Balsam Firs are the most fragrant of all trees so this would go well with the theme.
Simplistic: Honestly there is something incredibly humbling about just a tree with some elegant lights on it, a star...and that's it. My too much gene won't allow such a thing but it is definitely admirable. Douglas Fir trees are perfect for a simple classic and elegant look.
Floral: Dried flowers or faux would look so beautiful poking throughout a tree. You can choose one type of floral theme or go wild and mix and match. A rose tree, or a hydrangea tree. This idea actually just made me want to do this next year too. Crap, I'm going to need more than one tree!
When I was a teen, a family member worked at the White House so I got to tour the Christmas Trees they put up throughout the various hallways and grounds. They can have upwards of over 25 trees depending on the year. They were gigantic, grand, debonair, like something out of a magazine. This could be where my desire to make my tree stand out started. It's a memory I wish I had been able to hold on to more photographically. I have an emotional memory where I remember feelings rather than visuals, unfortunately.
Christmas time is magical. The glitter, the colors, the smells, the excitement, I really get into it. I hope this inspired some festive decorations for your own home. I think we all just want to do anything that might cheer us up a bit as we close out 2020.
NOTE: I've gotten a lot of questions about flocked trees on Instagram so I will say it here as well-