Create a holiday tree that the whole family will love using classic red and white Christmas tree decorations.
Add some festive cheer to your tree this holiday season with stunning red and white Christmas decorations! If you’re looking to add a sophisticated touch to your home, then consider decorating your tree in a classic red and white color scheme. Whether you opt for subtle accents or go all out with flashy baubles, this combination of colors can give your home a cozy and welcoming feel.
We’ll take a look at the different types of red and white decorations available, provide tips and tricks for how to craft your own decoration, and showcase some real-life inspirational examples of festive Christmas trees with red and white decorations. Discover how to transform your home into a classic Christmas wonderland!
Must Have Red and White Christmas Tree Decorations
Red and white Christmas decorations bring a classic Christmas feel to our home each year. You can never go wrong with a traditional red pop of color. Here are several staples that I use for a successful tree. You can use all or a combination of these.
- Ribbon - more than one type
- Ornaments in your main colors
- Faux stems or berry stems
- Garland - different varieties
- Tree Topper
How to Decorate a Red and White Christmas Tree
Begin With Ribbon
Using ribbon on your own tree is an inexpensive way to make a big impact. It is also the perfect starting point to decorate. I like to cut my ribbon down to random lengths between 18" and 36".
On this tree I randomly placed my ribbon strands. Starting at the top and working my way down, randomly insert ribbon going in a vertical direction. Ribbon helps to fill those weird spaces and adds a fun texture to a tree as well.
I always use at least two different types of ribbon. Because my color scheme is red and white, I chose a white ribbon and a buffalo check style instead of a solid red ribbon. You can also use burlap ribbon in place of traditional ribbon, for a more rustic or natural element.
- White faux fur ribbon - I love to use a ribbon with texture. Adding white ribbon to a flocked white tree adds a fun winter wonderland effect.
- Red and white buffalo check ribbon - using a red and white ribbon helps to add color all over the tree. Plaid ribbons are awesome for incorporating a little bit of pattern with your colors.
If you are using any type of garland strand on your tree, insert this now before adding ornaments. You can see this previous tree for an example on adding garland and tying ribbon, if you don't love the vertical style.
Add in Ornaments
Make sure to buy or use different sized ornaments. And this doesn't mean they all need to be ball ornaments. Use a variety in both shape and size. I have two different sizes of bells and and five different sizes of ornaments.
Group items together, going down the tree as you decorate. This helps to carry your eye throughout the whole tree, from the top of the tree to the bottom.
- White ornaments - I used multiple sizes and textures
- Candy canes - fun to hang over branches
- Red ornaments - I like to mix different shades of red, but don't go too far off from the traditional palette
- Pine cones - great to fill in gaps and bring in natural elements
- Silver ornaments - I used extra large bells to take up big spaces
Adding Faux Stems
When your ribbon is on and the ornaments are in place, it's time to add a selection of faux stems. Mixing and matching textures with stems adds a fun element of texture to this beautiful tree. Stems are also a great option is you have a slim tree because it can make it appear more full.
- Faux flowers - perfect for take up a lot of space
- Berry stems
- Glitter branches or flocked branches
- Green branches
I used glittered poinsettias and faux fur poinsettias as part of this festive decor. I also have several different kinds of berries stems. Some have glitter, some have green leaves and some are mixed with branches. All of the different textures make this gorgeous tree really sparkle and shine in this living room space.
I have listed all stems I used below with quantities.
Creating the Perfect Christmas Tree Toppers
Now for the finishing touch. Every perfect tree needs a gorgeous topper as a focal point. To create this Christmas tree topper I used 20 different stems. I have white stems, flocked stems and several different types of red berries for a classic look. Don't be afraid to mix and match.
A trick to creating a cohesive tree topper is to spread out branches across the top of the tree. This helps your eye to go from one side to the other.
Red Christmas Tree Decorations with Quantities
- 12 - 24" Ice Crabapple branch
- 10 - 32" Red Snow Berry Spray
- 10 -28" Frosted Velvet Poinsettia
- 10 - 24" White Faux Fur Velvet Poinsettia Stem
- 10 - 28" Frosted Flocked Cedar Spray w/ Cones
- 10- 32" Pod Leaf Frosted Spray
- 9 - 6" glittered 2 Tone Net Ball Ornament - Red/White
- 7- 28" Iced Snow Balsam Berry Spray
- 7- 36" White Pinecone Branch Spray
- 7- 34" Frosted Twig loops Spray
- 7- 40" Iced Berry Sparkle Spray
- 7- 28" Frosted Flocked Cedar Spray with Cones
- 5- 5" Frosted vine ball Christmas Ornament
- 5- 22' Snow Iced Poinsettia stem - red
- 3 - Large Tin Jingle Bell
- 3 - Medium Tin Jingle Bell
- 3 - 4" x 10 yard Fur Metallic Christmas Ribbon
- 3- 4"x10 yard red and white ribbon
- 3 - 10 cm Mercury ball ornaments - set of 4
Decorating Around the Tree
When you are done styling your tree, don't forget about the rest of the decorations. Additional holiday decorations are needed as room accents to compliment your tree.
I love how the red and white theme look on this tree. After that, finish off the space by pulling out your favorite decor.
- Large Sign - This red sign makes a great impact on my mantel decor and pulls the red out of the tree.
- Faux garland- This real touch faux garland adds a pop of green to the space.
- Stockings - Mixing and matching stockings brings in different textures as well as colors and I love how they look in front of the fireplace.
- Stocking hanger - I like to use weighted low profile hangers.
- Garlands -To bring the mantel together I added a red beaded garland and a mercury glass ornament garland. I also added shorter garlands to the coffee table
- Pillows and throw blankets - Throw pillows and blankets are a great way to bring in a punch of color and make the room feel ever so cozy.
Not much left in the budget for decorations? Pro Tip - Use your Christmas gifts as part of your holiday decor. Either use white or neutral gift boxes and a ribbon in your main color theme, or choose wrapping paper that matches your theme.
And don't forget to add a Christmas tree skirt or collar to complete the look! A tree skirt can make or break the style you are going for with your tree, so be sure to choose a good ones that compliments your theme.
Red and White Christmas Tree Decor
In conclusion, now we have a beautiful space for the whole family to gather on Christmas morning.
This holiday season, red and white decorations can make a unique and timeless statement for your Christmas tree. Red and white is a classic color combination that adds a hint of nostalgia and energy to any space. When used together, these vibrant hues create a lasting impression that is sure to bring about lasting joy and cheer. By investing in stylish red and white decorations, you can ensure that your festive home décor will stand out and continue to be cherished for many years to come.
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