Decorate simply this season with modern, metallic Christmas tree decor. Eucalyptus, glitter branches, wooden beads and metallic ornaments adorn this nature-inspired cashmere tree.
Happy December friends! It’s hard to believe it, but the merry and bright season has arrived at last. Today I’m so excited to be joining some blogger friends on a Christmas Home Tour Blog Hop hosted by Haley from Stately Home Lane. Follow along as we share our homes decked for the holiday season. Find all of the inspiring posts linked below! Let’s get started 🙂
Simplicity for the Season
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Last week I shared my first holiday post of 2018, our Modern Christmas Living Room. This Christmas season I have been loving simple, minimal decor that doesn’t break the bank. Actually, I’ve only purchased a few new pieces this year, and they have all been items I will use beyond the merry months. For a closer look at the rest of our living room adorned for Christmas, click here!
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Modern, Metallic Christmas Tree
Today I will be sharing our modern, metallic Christmas tree. If you take a glimpse at our Christmas tree from last year, you will notice that I used almost all of the same ornaments! The big difference this year is our purchase of a new artificial tree. Rather than buy a lot of ornaments to dress our not-so-pretty tree, I decided to put those dollars towards a more realistic and full tree that would mostly speak for itself. The only other new item I added this year is the gorgeous wood bead garland from the Hearth & Hand line at Target (I wish I snagged two or three, but unfortunately they are sold out right now!).
Eucalyptus & Branches
My favorite decor pieces on our tree last year were the faux eucalyptus and glitter branches, so I had to use them again. I love the dimension and interest they add! Adding picks or branches also helps fill in any sparse areas on your tree, so they are both pretty and practical 😉 I wove my branches into the light strands on our pre-lit tree to help secure them in place, but you could also use a bit of floral wire if necessary.
Apart from the wooden bead garland and branches, the only tree decorations I used this year were metallic ornaments. I love the classic look, and they blend well with just about any decor style! To add interest, select ornaments with varying shapes or textures.
Simple Final Touches
To finish off this cozy corner, I added a few seasonal touches to our picture ledges. Last year I used the wooden star on top of the tree, but this year I decided to keep the tree very minimal and natural. Still, I wanted to include this simple reminder of the reason for the season, and it fit well on the ledge with our family photos. Our tree skirt is really just a cozy blanket, because I haven’t purchased a real skirt yet! Maybe after Christmas this year, but for now, the blanket works perfectly. Use what you already have when you’re on a budget; I find that it is a fun challenge 🙂
Here are a few wider shots of the space!
Our living room is a work in progress. I would love the replace the bulky blue chair with two smaller, more modern chairs. And I’m hoping to swap out our lamp and side tables soon. At the same time, thankfulness and enjoying where we are right now is important to me. I do not want to be always wishing for the next thing–the joy is in the journey. Slowly collecting pieces that reflect our style (and let’s be honest, are practical for life with two kiddos) is a blessing and a fun challenge!
Thanks so much for stopping by Lion & Lantern today friends! Be sure to check out all of the lovely ladies below, and follow along on our blog hop of Christmas inspiration!
Amy Cuter Tudor
Caitlin Lion and Lantern
Desiree Camelot Art Creations
Cherie Sweet Rose and Wren
Ellen Ellen Bliss Home
Heather Ever Evolving Home
Chloe Celebrate and Decorate
Haley Stately Home Lane