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15 Red and Gold Christmas Tree Ideas

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Today is all about red and gold Christmas tree ideas! A red and gold color scheme is classic, traditional and beautiful when the Christmas tree lights are on at night. Twinkling lights and the warm glitter against the gold metallic ornaments 

Over the years, I have shared several Christmas trees with red and gold and today I will show you how to decorate a stunning Christmas tree! Many of you email this week about my red Christmas living room ideas (photo below) asking about tree decorating tips so I put together this post for you – hopefully this answers your questions :).

white black rug, white flocked christmas tree, red plaid ornaments, red cardinals, red vintage truck ornaments, red bow, pine wood logs, metal wood bucket, stone fireplace with fire

If you have read my latest blog posts on Christmas decorating ideas, you know that I always re-use previous years decorations and mix and match with a handful of new items I buy each year. I typically have all my Christmas themes organized in clear bins so I can easily pull decorations by color. This makes it very simple to mix and match each year!

Red and Gold Christmas Tree

The color red can be mixed with many colors but I personally love red and gold and red and white trees.

Red + Gold Woodland Themed Christmas Tree and Family Room | Red + Gold Christmas Tree

The gold ornaments create an elegant Christmas tree while the red cardinals lend an organic element from nature.

Red + Gold Woodland Themed Christmas Tree and Family Room | Red + Gold Christmas Tree

I mixed in red plaid ribbon throughout the tree adding a hint of rustic charm.

Elegant Red and Gold Christmas Tree

Mixing varying textures of gold Christmas decorations on your tree will provide interest and character to a tree. For example, I used gold satin, gold metallic and gold glitter ornaments to create contrast and visual appeal.

Red + Gold Woodland Themed Christmas Tree and Family Room | Red + Gold Christmas Tree
Red + Gold Woodland Themed Christmas Tree and Family Room | Red + Gold Christmas Tree

Gold Christmas Tree Decorations

Gold christmas tree decorations can be anything from deer antlers, Christmas ball ornaments, gold star ornaments, gold Christmas tree picks or gold pinecones that you lay on the branches.

To tie in the rest of the living room I featured pops of red, white and gold decorations on the wall with a hanging Christmas wreath, floating shelf and couch.

Gold ribbons spread throughout a Christmas tree (or red ribbons) are also a nice addition to a tree as garland.

Red + Gold Woodland Themed Christmas Tree and Family Room | Red + Gold Christmas Tree

Whatever colors you use on your Christmas tree, be sure to add those same color under the tree. I coordinated the Christmas tree with red and gold as well as the wrapping paper, gift boxes, glitter tree cone holiday decor and large glitter pinecones.

Red and White Christmas Tree

The white flocked Christmas tree (click through this post, how to decorate a flocked tree) is a powdery material on the branches that makes red really pop.

A red, white and gold Christmas tree is perfect for any style home, whether it be modern or farmhouse.

Red + Gold Woodland Themed Christmas Tree and Family Room | Red + Gold Christmas Tree

A red green plaid ribbon bow as a tree topper is a great alternative to a traditional star topper.

Red + Gold Woodland Themed Christmas Tree and Family Room | Red + Gold Christmas Tree
Red + Gold Woodland Themed Christmas Tree and Family Room | Red + Gold Christmas Tree
Red + Gold Woodland Themed Christmas Tree and Family Room | Red + Gold Christmas Tree
Red + Gold Woodland Themed Christmas Tree and Family Room | Red + Gold Christmas Tree

Both of our pups sporting a red Santa hat which I thought was fitting for the occasion! Sadly, both these pups have crossed over Rainbow Bridge :(. They loved being a part of my Christmas decorating extravaganzas!

Red + Gold Woodland Themed Christmas Tree and Family Room | Red + Gold Christmas Tree
Red + Gold Christmas Tree and Family Room

You can find my favorite red and gold Christmas tree decorations on my Amazon Storefront. Once you are on my Amazon site, just click “red and gold Christmas decorations

Simple Red Christmas Tree

This simple Christmas tree below (same tree just decorated differently) features just red and white keeping it classic and easy to decorate. I used used red ribbon, red tree picks and a red Santa hat as a tree topper. The white flocked tree provides a nice backdrop allowing the red to really stand out.

traditional Christmas Red and White theme | Flocked tree with red ribbon, red ornaments and santa hat as tree topper

 Red White and Black Christmas Tree

This particular tree below, I decorated with red, white and black. The red pinocchio figures added a whimsical feel to the Christmas tree while the holiday sayings on the wooden wall art pieces added an unexpected non traditional element to the tree.

green pine Christmas tree, red white and black ornaments, santa hat as tree topper, pinocchio ornaments, wooden holiday wall art ornaments, red wreath and reindeer decor

The color red is by far, the most versatile color when it comes to decorating for Christmas. Red can be coordinated with a variety of other colors leaving the possibilities endless when it comes to Christmas tree ideas.

Want to see more of our Christmas tree decoration ideas, check out our first ever Coastal Christmas Tree & Our Plaid Christmas Bedroom.

 

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8 Comments

  1. Juanita in OH says:

    Another beauty! I LOVE all of your trees, décor and the plaid bow on top. I could spend the entire season at your magical Christmas season. TFS.

  2. Your Christmas tree is fabulous. I especially love the red birds, they add even more beauty to the tree. It reminds me of my childhood looking outside our window at the trees in the yard covered with snow, and a few red birds sitting on its branches. Thanks for sharing you gorgeous tree.

  3. Love the cardinals – I have a flock myself! Your family is so fun and so cute and everyone looks better in Christmas jammies!