February 12, 2014

Darling Decorating Ideas for Your Valentine’s Day Tree

Posted by Treetopia in We've Got a Tree for That

Make this year’s Valentine’s Day more memorable for your special someone by fashioning your colorful Treetopia tree into a lovely Valentine’s Day tree. Here are some of our sweetest tree decorating ideas to get your creativity flowing.

1. Pink Tree

Monochromatic

An all-pink theme is perfect for those who adore this soothing, warm color. Treetopia’s Pretty in Pink Christmas Tree is an ideal choice with its beautiful pale pink hue, which allows your ornaments to be displayed prominently.

The secret to achieving a magical monochromatic look is to select pink-tinted decorations of varying shapes, sizes, and textures to add dimension and balance. Search through your collection of beaded, frosted, pastel, or metallic holiday adornments, and set your blushing ball ornaments free to work their wondrous charm all over again.

Shop the stores or your home for a variety of trimmings that play up the feminine quality of your pink tree. Try embellishing your tree with dainty satin roses for a lovely sheen, or even fresh rose nosegays to add lushness and life.

Treetopia pink tree with monochromatic ornaments

Think pink!

Hang knitted fabric hearts and delicate bubblegum-colored bows for a tender sugar-and-spice look. For a more modern Valentine vibe, use plastic or acrylic ornaments in salmon, coral, or magenta hues. Feeling sassy? Winding a hot pink feather or faux fur boa around your tree creates an exciting scene and helps fill in any gaps on your diva-like display.

When using a monochromatic palette, keep your tree chic and elegant by resisting the urge to over decorate.

Cool and Clear

Pink can be a visually powerful color, so let it take center stage by using ornaments that won’t distract from the main attraction. Start off with an artificial tree with a bright, vivacious shade of pink, such as Treetopia’s Some Like It Hot Pink Christmas Tree. This particular tree has a naturally playful character and is slimmer than traditional Christmas trees, making it ideal for tiny yet trendy apartments and condos.

To achieve a gorgeous “barely there” look, decorate your hot pink tree with clear, translucent, or silver ornaments. Transparent plastic ball ornaments are great because, no matter their size, they won’t hide or obscure your tree’s electrifying pink foliage. If you’re lucky enough to find transparent heart-shaped ornaments, scoop them up at once!

Translucent glass or acrylic icicle, snowflake, and jewel ornaments look exquisite, and their cool appearance complements the intensity of a pink tree beautifully without looking too Christmassy.

For a luxurious touch, display crystal figurines or starburst-shaped crystal décor on the prominent parts of the tree, preferably at eye-level.

Polished silver, chrome, and mercury glass ornaments are another good option. These pieces have mirror-like surfaces that allow them to blend in by reflecting the color of the surrounding tree needles.

2. White Tree

Red All Over

A fluffy white tree dressed with red Valentine ornaments is a stunning sight that will sweep you off your feet. A popular choice during the holidays, white Christmas trees are well-loved for their beauty and versatility. Treetopia’s Snow White Pine Christmas Tree has a coat of pristine white foliage composed of soft PVC and pine needles for a full and lush appearance, making it the perfect backdrop for vivid red ornaments.

When selecting red ornaments, make sure to avoid pale or pastel-toned ones. You want your reds to be deep, bright, and intense to contrast against the starkness of the white foliage.

For visual variety, use a mix of plain, fancy, beaded, and glittery pieces. Check out ornaments with matte and shiny finishes, or those made with different materials, until you find the ones that are right for you.

Classic Valentine’s Day designs work well for this theme. Aside from ball ornaments, focus on timeless Valentine symbols, such as hearts, lovebirds, roses, kissy lips, and Cupids.

Don’t have a lot of red ornaments on hand? Consider winding a bright red garland around your white tree. Another stylish option is to fasten wide strips of red satin ribbon to the topmost branch and allow the ribbons to hang down the length of tree.

Simple and Subtle

If you want to display a softer Valentine vignette, try embellishing a white tree with simple red and pink décor. This combination is elegant and undeniably romantic. With its smooth, even silhouette and full shape, Treetopia’s Winter White Christmas Tree lends itself well to this dreamy theme.

You will only want little pops of red and pink for this approach, so it’s best to employ a minimalist touch. Matte or frosted ball ornaments look fabulous. If you have pastel-hued pieces, now is a great time to bring them out again. Be extra nice to grandma and borrow her gorgeous set of vintage red and pink ornaments to seal the deal on your tender loving tree.

Treetopia white tree with minimal red decor

An elegantly simple and endearing look

Remember to keep the size of your ornaments as uniform as possible, as oversized items may spoil the symmetry of your design. As an added bonus, this technique gives your labor of love the impression of being well thought out, even if it was just strewn together at the last minute.

3. Red Tree

Overflowing with Fun

Red artificial trees, such as the Treetopia Lipstick Red Christmas Tree, have a very commanding presence favored by people with bold, passionate personalities. For Valentine’s Day, bring out your red tree’s more playful side with loads of fun and whimsical decorations.

White ornaments provide a nice contrast to fiery red foliage, while pink ones are an attractive complement. Place your selection of traditional white and pink décor throughout the tree in an evenly spaced manner. Remember to position larger items on the bottom to enhance the tree’s triangular shape.

Treetopia red tree with fun ornaments

Red Valentine trees just wanna have fun!

Once your primary layer is complete, the fun can begin. Sprinkle your tree with smaller adorable stuffed toys, amusing trinkets, and coordinating children’s toys. A Valentine-inspired white teddy bear with a red satin heart looks totally precious. And even his brown teddy bear cousin would be irresistible with a white neck ribbon and a white rose in hand (or paw). Have a doll or figurine of Snoopy dressed up as Cupid? He fits right in!

With this theme, you can throw out the rule book and decorate to your heart’s content. Hang pretty plastic teacups, kitschy lovebirds, frilly pink princesses, cookie hearts, and bright beads and baubles — there’s no way you can over decorate this explosion of cuddly cuteness.

Sweet and Sentimental

Going gentle and sentimental is a wonderful way to soften the impact of a striking red tree, such as the Treetopia Basics – Rose Red Tree.

Treetopia red Christmas tree

Treetopia Basics – Rose Red Tree

Celebrate your loving relationship with your sweetheart by adorning your tree with photos and mementos that evoke memories of your best times together. Print out your favorite digital photos on high quality photo paper of various sizes. Get creative when displaying them on the tree by putting the photos in decorative cardboard frames, or embellishing loose photos with colorful scrapbooking stickers or accessories. For an endearing touch, hang together copies of your cutest baby pictures.

Purchase or craft small heart-shaped tags, then scribble short notes of what you love most about your sweetie, as well as your hopes, promises, and dreams. Your partner will be tickled pink by your thoughtful words, no matter how serious, silly, or sappy they are.

Hang souvenirs from your travels, or postcards of places you plan to visit together. Display symbols of your mutual or individual interests.

As a thoughtful touch, acknowledge the love and support of family and friends by hanging old Valentine cards given by your loved ones.

Decorating a Valentine’s Day tree is a wonderful new twist to this most heartfelt of holidays. We’d love to see pictures of your own Valentine tree, so take some good photos and share them in our comments section.

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