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10 of the Best Red Christmas Tree Ideas

The color of passion is also the color of Christmas, especially when you think about jolly old Santa and his easy-to-recognize suit. Combined with the green of a Christmas tree or with the white of a beautiful winter snow setting, red is definitely a color chosen by many because it looks absolutely sensational in a winter décor. If you’re not sure how to integrate red as part of this year’s Christmas tree, we’ve put together a collection of ideas that might give you some inspiration.

Red and Silver Christmas Tree Ideas

Pops of Red on White Idea

silver tree with red decor idea
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If you have a silver artificial Christmas tree, then half of your décor problem is solved, as all you need to is to throw in some red tree decorations. Here you can see that some golden ornaments have been added into the setup, creating a superb contrast which results in a very elegant tree.

Red in the Alpine Forest Idea

Alpine Grove Ornament Set balsam hill red and silver and white on green tree
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You can also have a natural or green artificial Christmas tree and just decorate it with silver and red ornaments. The beauty is that you can mix ribbons and garlands in any of these two colors with whatever globes or tree trinkets you fancy. You can also add your own personalized decorations items, like maybe something made with holly or simply place some poinsettias underneath the tree.

Blue and Red Christmas Tree Ideas

Merry Christmas, America

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Red and blue isn’t your average Christmas tree combination, mostly because these two strong colors brought together aren’t always pleasant to look at. However, there are exceptions to this rule, especially when a third color is added as a buffer to diminish some of that impactful contrast. If your patriotic spirit is with you during the Christmas holidays, you should explore the possibility of buying a red, white, and blue Christmas tree. Its branches are already colored and you can add a few matching ornaments here and there.

Go, Pats!

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Of course, there is nothing stopping you from using the red and blue combo on your natural Christmas tree either. But, once again, this is an example that a buffer color makes the red and blue combination more pleasant to the eye. Here you can see different globes and ornaments, some of them with silver accents. The white snowflakes that are part of the décor are a beautiful touch. (And, if you’re a Pats fan, this tree is for you!)

Rustic Red Christmas Tree Ideas

Village in the Woods

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This woodsy wonderland pulls elements from traditional Scandinavian Christmas designs, as seen in the tree skirt, as well as rustic Americana(in the plaid ribbon) and deeply traditional elements, sentiments, and symbols. Foregoing a tree topper for sprigs of red berries sets this tree apart, but there’s nothing better on a rustic red design than flocking, pine cones and that adorable squirrel ornament.

Hats Off to Tradition

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When you think about a traditional-style Christmas, you’re probably picturing those rustic wooden toys that would make children so happy. Wooden toy cars and rocking horsies were everything a kid could dream of back in the day, so adding these as part of a rustic red Christmas tree setup makes sense. If the wooden toys are too big, you can just scatter them underneath and around the tree.

Elegant Red Christmas Tree

Timeless Red and Gold Ribbon

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When it comes to decorating Christmas trees in an elegant fashion, there aren’t many ways in which you can go wrong. Choosing a mere two colors of the ornaments and the string lights is one way to make a Christmas tree look super classy. Usually, people like to combine red ornaments with golden ones, as these colors create a wonderful visual effect. Large and thick ribbons are also a great way to make a tree appear more elegant.

Red Poinsettias

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Here is another example of how effective ribbons can be when you want to create like a magical tree theme using the color of passion. Aside from the magnificent effect created by the large ribbons, you also see plenty of other similarly-colored decorations, including Christmas flowers, red and golden ornaments, and simple (but very effective) string of warm Christmas lights.

Natural Elements with Elegant Flair

traditionally decorated tree with red and gold idea
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This lovely example of a red and golden Christmas tree shows how easy it is to create an elegant décor by using nothing more than just two colors. The giant golden flowers are complimented by huge red ribbons and holly berries, in a nature-inspired Christmas tree theme that’s worthy of finding its way into your living room. If I didn’t know any better, I’d say someone stole this tree from the interior of a really fancy mall.

Red on Red on Red Christmas Tree Idea

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If you know that you want this year’s predominant tree color to be red but aren’t sure what other combinations to go with or simply don’t want to bother with thinking and planning tree decorations, you can always opt for a full red setup. Just buy all the ornaments, garlands, and tree lights that you like in a red color and scatter them over the branches of the tree. It is a simple solution, but you can’t go wrong with it because you won’t be trying any color combinations that are too bold or too complicated to pull off.

Bottom Line

Decorating a Christmas tree with red ornaments is actually one of the easiest things to do because red is one of the colors that’s always been associated with Christmas. Everything from Rudolph’s nose to Santa’s suit shows just how big of a role the color red plays in the winter setup. Red allows you to get really playful when it comes to the style of the tree as well. You can go for something more rustic that fits into a traditional-style décor, but you can also go with elegant and modern, a perfect Christmas tree for a more contemporary home design.