An unusual colour scheme for me, my Christmas tree 2020 is full of sparkle, shine and all of the twinkling dreams of the Season.
My Christmas tree 2020 started out in January of this year….
you see, I am a sucker for Christmas, and an even bigger sucker for a deal – so I picked up a set of 100 burgundy ornaments after last Christmas and have been storing them just waiting for this year’s tree.
The package held burgundy and white ornaments (I’ll show you where I used the white ones later), but I needed something a bit brighter in colour to fill out the tree – so I went with a champagne pink and some soft golds – totally based on the ribbons I chose, not because I have any kind of designer style lol.
I have to tell you, I am always in awe of bloggers like Craftberrybush, KelleyNan and LilypadCottage for their effortless style and (seemingly) endless budget.
I have neither, and while I want to have magazine-worthy images and a home filled with fresh greenery, I just couldn’t bring myself to do it for a few photos (much as I love each and every one of you). This year in particular it seemed frivolous to indulge when so many of us (myself included) aren’t working and when it seems likely that no one except the people that live in your home will ever see your decor.
So I guess I apologize for not taking my Holiday decorating further, but I also hope you’ll agree that sometimes real life images are more inspiring (because they are attainable) for our real world.
My Christmas mantle was made up with inexpensive (cheap) pine garland that I bring out every year, and a few faux branches tucked in to fill it out a bit.
Someday I’ll invest in an expensive and lush garland – cut greens don’t last long indoors – but for now a few ornaments and some stockings interspersed made it look more full and it frames the fire perfectly.
This is a Father Christmas figure I picked up at a Craft show years ago. I love him for his whimsical face and traditional clothing, but especially because he isn’t your typical “Santa”.
The other side of the mantle has a couple more mercury glass trees to balance things out.
I didn’t do too much to the built-ins in the family room; some white snowmen and a reindeer filled the space without being too much.
I brought my Christmas lanterns in and placed them in a few spots around the tree and by the fireplace.
I’ll have to take them back out to the front porch before too long because the greens will die inside, but I’ll enjoy them for a couple of days anyways.
Another thing that bothered me (that really shouldn’t have) was the fact that my wrapping paper didn’t coordinate perfectly with my Christmas tree 2020 colours. I did look for burgundy and/or pink gift wrap – but I have dozens of rolls of Christmas paper that I won at an auction this past summer so I decided to forego the perfect photo and be responsible.
I filled a tray with battery-operated candles, a couple of sprigs of pine and a few leftover ornaments to create a simple coffee table vignette.
The tree is so bright, that I thought I need to bring some “twinkle” to the other side of the room as well.
Between my family room and kitchen we have the girls desks for school work and a small sofa table to divide up the rooms. I set out my Christmas village along the sofa table so they can be admired from either side of the space.
It is so cozy and welcoming – I couldn’t be more pleased with how my main floor Christmas came out.
I’m so crazy about Christmas – or the month leading up to it anyways – twinkling lights, cozy blankets, friends, family and that feeling of love and contentment that only the Holidays can bring.
Christmas Day is a shit-show of gifts and mess.
But these moments are what make the Holidays my favourite time of year.
For more Christmas tree ideas and colour schemes check out my previous years’
- Christmas 2019 – white, gold and natural
- Christmas 2018 – red, white and plaid
- Christmas 2017 – navy and gold
- Christmas 2016 – advent calendar tree
- Christmas 2015 (and 2014, and 2013)
The white ornaments?
Oh yeah! I’ll show you those when I reveal my Christmas bedroom (coming soon!)
Have a great one!