Neutral Living Room Christmas Tree
Today I am sharing the little Christmas tree in my living room. I decorated it in a neutral wintry theme and I love it! We have a family Christmas tree in our family room that is full of all the ornaments my kids have made over the years and other keepsake ornaments, but I always wanted a Christmas tree for my living room that I could decorate with a little more style.
I picked this tree up at Sam's club a few years ago and I love it. My living room is not very big, so I knew I needed something tall and skinny. This pencil tree fit the bill and I loved that it was so realistic looking.
I already had the cute white stars. My little boys and I made them years ago out of sculpey clay and then painted them with a glitter glue. I have always loved them. I picked up a couple of packages of the white snowflake ornaments and put them on the tree, but I felt it needed something else. I was on a pretty strict budget the year that we picked up this tree, so there was no room for anymore ornament purchasing, so I found a bag of pine-cones that we had collected several years before and nestled them in the branches. That was enough and that was how the tree looked for a couple of years.
Last year, I saw all the cute pom pom garland everywhere and decided that I could make some of my own. I pulled out my stash of white yarn and made a bunch of pom poms, but before I put them together as a garland, I decided to just try to nestle them on the branches like little snowballs. I loved it and I liked how I had a lot more control over where they all went, when I put them on individually.
I felt like the tree was just about the way I wanted it, but felt it was missing a kind of "statement ornament". I wanted something that was larger and would stand out, but not be so overpowering that you missed the rest of what was on the tree. I found these cute wooden snowflakes, added a little twine to make them into ornaments, and added them to the tree. Just right! It was just the understated statement I was looking for.
Once again, I have to share what the tree looks like when it is lit up at night. After all, isn't that really the best part of a Christmas tree?
I love having this pretty little neutral Christmas tree in my living room.