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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 :).
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.
The gold ornaments create an elegant Christmas tree while the red cardinals lend an organic element from nature.
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.
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.
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.
A red green plaid ribbon bow as a tree topper is a great alternative to a traditional star topper.
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!
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.
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.
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.