A blush pink and gold Christmas tree is the first stop in this year’s holiday decorating series. I’m taking a break from the traditional reds and greens in favor of a soft, romantic palette that’s easy on the eyes!
Today I’m kicking off the first of my Christmas home tours with this year’s color theme of blush pink and gold. I’m taking my time decorating this year and I’m really enjoying the process! So far only my living room has the Christmas touch but I’m excited to get started on the rest of my house as soon as Thanksgiving is over.
Blush Pink and Gold Christmas Tree
This year I’ve opted for a completely different color scheme. I’m usually a pretty traditional red decor kinda gal when it comes to Christmas decorating. I did a whole lotta red and white last year (see that here) and loved it. At first. In the end, I found that I couldn’t wait to get rid of it the second Christmas was over.
So in an effort to have less “in-your-face” (in-my-face!?) Christmas decor, I’ve opted for a muted palette of blush pink and matte gold. I love the soft, romantic feel it brings to my living room. There’s just enough shimmer and shine to still convey holiday decorating but the soft colors are very soothing and relaxing. Which is what I need at the end of a long day of teething babies and tantruming toddlers!
One of my favorite new decorations is this Countdown to Christmas Advent Calendar from Kirkland’s. You might have seen a sneak peak of it on Instagram. Isn’t it the cutest? I’m not sure what to pop in the little buckets yet – I was thinking candy canes but then my toddler would want ALL of them, so that’s probably not happening!
Another piece from Kirkland’s that I recently ordered is this pretty shiplap framed sign. The silver lettering catches the light from the Christmas tree beautifully and the neutral colors tie in perfectly with the color scheme that I’m working with. Plus, it’s nice to have something that’s a gentle reminder of the true meaning of Christmas.
An easy way to keep a color theme going is to purchase matching gift wrap, boxes and ribbon. Pink and gold is everywhere this year so you’ll easily find similar to mine in any craft or home goods store.
I know you’re wondering about the Christmas tree itself. It’s the same flocked tree from King of Christmas that I had last year. You guys – this tree is amazing. I’ve had a lot of artificial trees over the years and it usually takes HOURS to fluff them so that they are nice and full. Not this guy. Half an hour tops and it was completely thick and full. And the flocking held up perfectly over the past year, too!
I stuck to mostly round glass ornaments this year but once again added faux fur trim. I found I needed more but didn’t want to buy anymore so instead filled in the gaps with some polyester pillow stuffing! It’s super soft and fluffy and does the job quite nicely!
Gone are my usual blue pillows and in their place I’ve added some blush pink pillows that I picked up on Amazon (get yours here!) as well as some gray faux fur for a little texture. It’s kind of funny…I’m not a faux fur fan usually, but when it comes to Christmas decorating I love it! I don’t know why, but I think maybe because it’s so cozy.
I’ve kept the rest of the living room pretty simple, mirroring the pink elements as well as adding couple of baby flocked trees. I can’t think of the right word to describe how it feels in here right now but it’s sort of warm and soft. Like the pink and gold give a soft focus effect. It’s really comforting!
And there you go….my living room for the holidays. I hope you found some ideas and inspiration and perhaps will even try a different decorating color scheme this year!
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Looking for even more beautiful Christmas decorating ideas? Visit my talented friends, Ann from On Sutton Place and Janet from Shabbyfufu, for front porch and entryway inspiration.
Then check out the rest of the week’s lineup while you’re at it!