I am so excited to share with you all that I was chosen to be a part of Treetopia’s Design Council for 2019. There are 13 amazing ladies who are sharing their take on holiday trees. This year a Modern Christmas Tree Theme was my idea for decor in my home office.
Last year (see here) I went a bit more traditional. And added in some vintage flair and pink because since we just bought a new pink couch. Well, this year I wanted to really change things up. What better way to do so than with Treetopia’s amazing selection of both traditional as well as unique trees, wreaths, and garlands.
How to Decide on a Theme
My first step in decorating for a holiday is to hit up pinterest. I typically search for modern, scandanavian, and vintage to get ideas flowing. I love natural elements, simplicitiy, and things from the past with a story. Every now and then I do try to add color to a space. Then quickly end up scraping it and going back to black and white. In fact I have used 4 different black colors on walls in different rooms throughout my house. It’s my safe space. But my office, is slowly welcoming color and I’m excited about the transformation that is taking place in here.
So I knew I wanted modern Christmas Tree but couldn’t decide between black and white. My determining factor in most things in life is “what do I see most of” then in an effort to be different, I choose the other one. Another reason I opted for black Christmas tree was that I love things that can be used for multiple purposes. I now have a Halloween tree as well as a NYE tree. So next year, expect to see this guy transform for several months.
Elements of My Modern Christmas Tree
- Wood: In order to add some warmth to a modern tree I added wooden bead garland in both white and a neutral color. I also wanted to make sure the base had some warmth and coziness so I added the wicker tree collar with my black and white tree skirt that gets used yearly regardless of the theme.
- Feathers: I am loving feathers and pompas grass lately. I have been using them in as many places as possible. So I added some white feathers throughout the tree to change up textures.
- Flat white oranments: The tree has a nice shine to it, so I wanted to offset that with ornaments that are flat in color. These white ornaments are so fun in how they are shaped.
- Flocked tree branches: This helped bring in the scandanavian style and added a little warmth. These were a last minute decision, then once in I couldnt picture the tree without them. Not to mention, this is about the only way I experience snow.
- Disco ball oranaments: Disco balls are also a design element in almost every room so of course I needed to make sure this black tree had some light reflecting elements
- Green ornaments: These helped tie in room decor. Seeing that my couch is green and my curtains are green, blue, and pink. I wanted to make sure to incorporate a few of these colors as to be able to utilize current decor.
- Pompoms: These are my hand made items. All trees should have something hand made on them. I got the kids to help me out and we made a couple pink pompoms to match the pom poms in the curtains.
This 30″ Prelit Tuxedo Black Artificial Christmas Wreath with Clear Lights by Treetopia is just hung on my office door with the cord behind the hanger and plugged in down the backside of the door. I should tell my kids if
I actually went traditional with the garland itself but chose to add Scandanavian flair to it by just adding oranges and wooden garland. It makes for a perfect transition piece from my foyer to my living room. And since it runs off batteries, there are no cords!
Treetopia’s 8th Secret Santa Giveaway
One (1) winner and their nominee will receive 1 Treetopia tree each, for a prize total of 2 trees. The contest will run from November 17-28, 2019. Enter HERE.
Here are the rest of the ladies that will be sharing their designs. Go check them out or follow along with the hashtag #TreetopiaDesignCouncil2019