December 17, 2014

Your Christmas table setting doesn’t have to be elaborate or traditional to be elegant. Set a contemporary tablescape for a sophisticated holiday scene that’s simple yet strikingly stylish. Check out our Christmas table decorating ideas for some sparkling inspiration.

Pick a Pretty Palette

Instead of the classic Christmas combination of red and green, get creative with bold, vivid colors. Whether you love electric purple, robin egg blue, or Crayola orange, decorating with an unconventional palette adds extra excitement to your holiday table.

Layering various shades of the same color is a great way to achieve a rich, well-defined look. Replicate this pink-hued setting by placing a pink runner on a black table top or over a black tablecloth. Build up the theme with color-coordinated dinner candles and napkins, and mixing in pink salad plates with fine white china. Clear stemware and glass candle holders, along with small silver table accents, help enhance the impact of colorful pieces.

For a mod and minimalist look, go with black and white plates, silver cutlery, and white candles. Spice things up with napkins and paper-craft accents with graphic patterns. Neon yellow soup bowls or goblets bring a festive pop of color and flair to this monochromatic scheme.

Select a Sensational Centerpiece

As we’ve mentioned before, centerpieces are essential to a beautiful tablescape but are sometimes the last item on many holiday to-do lists. Instead of a lavish traditional centerpiece, opt for one that’s fun and easy to make.

Play around with scale and space to create a dramatic centerpiece, like the one shown in the image above. First, set colored candles in varying heights on a mirrored or metallic table runner. Then, use varying lengths of nylon fishing line to hang polished ball ornaments from the chandelier.
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December 16, 2014

Discover the many wonderful ways to make your Christmas tree look as gorgeous as can be with Treetopia’s Design Council 2014. We’ve asked some of the country’s best design bloggers to decorate their favourite Treetopia Christmas tree and we hope the results will inspire you to create a fabulous holiday masterpiece of your own.

In last year’s Treetopia Design Council series, Michael Wurm, Jr. of Inspired by Charm completely floored us with his charming vintage tree and colorful ombre tree. Michael’s Christmas tree decorating ideas never fail to astonish and captivate us, so we’re absolutely thrilled to have him back for our Design Council this year.

Treetopia pre-lit blue Christmas tree decorated with vintage ornaments

Photo courtesy of Michael Wurm, Jr.

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December 15, 2014

We all have favorite holiday songs (and cringe at the occasional earworm!), but not every song is suited to every personality. Treetopia put together a festive quiz to help you determine which Christmas song best describes you. Take the short quiz to see your results!

December 12, 2014

The holidays are a time for merrymaking, quality time with family and friends, and decorating the house to get into the spirit of the season. Add some punch to your home décor this Christmas with gorgeous centerpieces. Rediscover their beauty and use them to add some flair to your festive mix of artificial Christmas trees, wreaths, and garlands.

In a previous post, we showed you how the centerpiece can enhance the décor in any room. In this post, we go into how you can make it one of the unifying elements in your overall holiday décor.

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December 12, 2014

All pink Christmas trees are not created equal. After receiving my Some Like It Hot Pink Treetopia tree, I am acutely aware of this. I still love my other hot pink trees, just not quite as much as I used to. It’s a Dodge Dart to a Ferrari thing; they are both fine, but one is just clearly going to be a lot more fun to drive and show off to your friends. I did a little comparing between hot pink trees to help illustrate my point.

Jennifer Perkins with a Hot Pink Christmas Tree

Jennifer Perkins with her Some Like It Hot Pink Christmas Tree

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December 12, 2014

Discover the many wonderful ways to make your Christmas tree look as gorgeous as can be with Treetopia’s Design Council 2014. We’ve asked some of the country’s best design bloggers to decorate their favorite Treetopia Christmas tree and we hope the results will inspire you to create a fabulous holiday masterpiece of your own.

Fans of Reichel Broussard’s Copy Cat Chic blog loved the way she dressed up her Treetopia Midnight Black Christmas Tree last year. For this year’s Design Council, she does a stylish 180 by applying her decorating expertise on a Treetopia Whisper White Cashmere Tree.

Treetopia cashmere-tipped white tree with ornaments

Photo courtesy of Reichel Broussard


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December 12, 2014

Discover the many wonderful ways to make your Christmas tree look as gorgeous as can be with Treetopia’s Design Council 2014. We’ve asked some of the country’s best design bloggers to decorate their favorite Treetopia Christmas tree and we hope the results will inspire you to create a fabulous holiday masterpiece of your own.

Kami Bigler’s practical and less-is-more style makes everyday holiday decorating simple and enjoyable.

Kami Bigler of NoBiggie.net

If simplicity is the epitome of sophistication, we can confidently say that Kami Bigler of NoBiggie.net is one sophisticated designer. She enriches her audience’s everyday lives with practical ideas stemming from her love of crafting, cooking, decorating, photography, and thrifting. More than the absence of clutter, her less-is-more approach to decorating enhances her projects, which is evident in the Frost Flocked Christmas Tree she decorated for her Christmas Home Tour 2014 post.

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December 11, 2014

I love pre-lit trees; all the hard work is already done for you. When I get my Christmas tree down, I want to skip as many steps ahead and get to decorating as fast as possible. Sometimes, even pre-lit trees might beg for a bit more light. Maybe you want to layer on larger novelty lights, flashing lights or possibly lit tree toppers. Taking that little bit of extra time to get your tree lights just right before you start decorating is worth it in the end.

Bubble Lights
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December 11, 2014
Customer photo; Treetopia website

Customer photo; Treetopia website

Wreaths and garlands are essential Christmas décor that impart joy and cheer to any holiday home. However, surrounded with other colorful, twinkling Christmas decorations, they can fade into the background if left bare and unadorned. Learn quick and easy ways to perk up your wreaths and garlands with these simple yet effective ideas from Treetopia.
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December 11, 2014

Learn how to bring out the full beauty of your Treetopia Christmas tree with Treetopia’s Design Council 2014. In this series, we invite expert design bloggers to decorate their favorite Treetopia Christmas tree and share the fabulous results with us. Be inspired, and discover the fine art of Christmas tree decorating with terrific tips and amazing advice straight from the pros.

Decorated Treetopia Oh Christmas Tree

Use understated tree decorations for an elegant look.

Shape plays a major role in showing off your Christmas tree’s lovely profile. Some of you may love the glitz and glamour of an extravagantly decorated tree, but for Lindsay, the understated route is her preferred road to tree-decorating bliss. In a recent post, she showed us how she helped her dear friend Olivia properly, and beautifully, trim a stunning Oh Christmas Tree.
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