In this post: If you enjoy romantic French Country style, try adding pink Christmas decorations and a pink Christmas tree to your holiday decor.⇒
It’s really hard to feel down when you’re surrounded by pink.
Such was my thought when I set out to decorate this room for the holidays. My favorite tree thus far was the white tree I decorated simply with pale pink ornaments. But I’ve since re-decorated the living room and pulled out most of the color. In a room that’s primarily cream and greige, the white tree wouldn’t have quite the same impact.
But I still wanted that soft rosy feel.
Pink Christmas Tree
That’s when I got bitten by the pink tree bug. I was wanting something pretty.
Cotton candy pretty.
Our living room still has some pale pink accents. Soft and offbeat. Not in-your-face Barbie pink, but gentle and blushing. I had to be careful what kind of pink I got.
Let’s be clear from the start. A pink tree is not even trying to look natural. But I still wanted it to be elegant. Romantic. French inspired. I shopped online and did my best to gauge the color from what I saw on the screen. Then I held my breath until the package came. I just didn’t want it to look like middle-school pink.
But when it came it was fine, especially in the blazing sunlight that was streaming through the window that day. It had just enough color, and I knew that what I added to it would define it even further. I used rose gold ornaments to emphasize the warm undertones, bits of silver and gold for a note of bling, and soft white to temper the color.
I stepped back and was pretty happy with it, but it needed something else. That’s when I noticed the vase of white roses in the kitchen. Yep, that’s what would make it mine. Once I added the roses, could pearls be far behind?
With the tree set, the rest of the room would be decorated with a very light touch. But a complete absence of color would make the tree stand out too much. Instead I opted for a delicate balance. Pink Christmas decorations softly peppered around the room. A bit here. A touch there. Some very pale, some with a little more color. I wasn’t looking for a matched set. I just wanted a little romance. Here’s how I approached it.
Use Soft Fur Pillows
This is the perfect time of year for faux fur pillows and a Mongolian lamb in a pale mauve was just the thing. A charming little wreath of mixed faux greens leans gently against the cushion, mirroring and emphasizing its long hair. The throw I chose is a natural textured weave, as I was only going for hints of color.
Fill a Bowl with Ornaments
There’s no easier way to communicate your color palette than with a bowl overflowing with baubles. In this case I used an antique ironstone tureen with the cover removed, as I find vintage pieces to be inherently romantic. I opted to add green to my pink color scheme, to reflect the season and to keep it from getting too sugary sweet. I tossed moss green mercury glass ornaments with blush pink orbs.
Arrange a Fresh Holiday Floral
As always, a fresh floral arrangement is present in the mix for a note of authenticity. A selection of lighter ranunculus sits with rich dark pink spray roses, along with holiday greens and pretty berries. It’s a twist on the classic Christmas palette and eminently more romanticized. The raw wood vase provides a casual vibe.
Style a Village on a Side Table
An enchanting little village is quintessential romance, so I delighted in styling one on the sofa’s side table. Just a few little white ceramic houses, backed by a beaded bottle brush tree. A random ornament here or there enhances the display.
Fill a Planter with Greenery
I filled a vintage cast iron planter with trailing greens, tucked in pale pink hydrangeas and a few more spray roses. The sinuous drape of the greens conveys a languid attitude, which itself feels romantic to me. Rustic hanging bells are strewn nearby and the pairing of gold with pink makes a lovely statement.
Drape a Ruffle Throw Over a Chair
Gilded cane back fauteuil chairs are a fanciful French accent, while a ruffled pink throw is the picture of romance, dreamy and right at home in this elegant venue. Gold trimmed gift boxes sit comfortably underneath the petite table, while a faux fur throw is used as a tree skirt.
Include Vintage Pieces in the Room
New to this room, since the most recent reveal, is a gorgeous pair of vintage sconces in a French Empire basket style with crystal drops. Of course, they’re now part of the permanent decor here, but easily add to the nostalgic theme. One could always add a bit of greenery to the fixtures, or a satin bow in a blush glow.
Here are additional tips for decorating your holiday home in romantic style:
- Soft Lighting: Use string lights with warm tones to create a cozy and romantic atmosphere.
- Candles Everywhere: Place candles of varying sizes and shapes throughout the space for a warm and intimate glow.
- Velvet Accents: Incorporate velvet pillows or throws in deep, rich colors for a luxurious touch.
- Lace Table Runners: Adorn tables with lace runners for a delicate and romantic tabletop.
- Mistletoe Moments: Hang mistletoe in strategic places for a touch of holiday romance.
- Faux Fur Throws: Drape faux fur throws over chairs or sofas to add a touch of opulence.
- Soft Muted Colors: Stick to soft pale tones for a timeless and romantic holiday palette.
- Scented Pinecones: Use scented pinecones to bring the aroma of the holidays into your home.
- Romantic Ornaments: Choose ornaments in heart shapes or with romantic motifs for the Christmas tree.
- Cozy Reading Nook: Create a cozy reading corner with a plump chair, soft blankets, and holiday-themed books.
- Festive Music Playlist: Set the mood with a playlist of romantic and festive tunes.
- Wreaths with a Twist: Opt for wreaths adorned with silk ribbons, bows, and even small ornaments.
- Personalized Stockings: Hang personalized stockings with care for a sentimental touch.
- Holiday Love Notes: Scatter romantic holiday notes or vintage cards around the house.
- Gilded Decor: Incorporate gold accents for a touch of elegance.
- Framed Holiday Photos: Display framed photos of memorable holiday moments with loved ones.
The easiest rooms to decorate with seasonal accents are those that are styled simply in your defining taste to begin with. Then all it takes is the addition of a few perfectly placed adornments and if you need a little lift, you can’t go wrong with a little pink Christmas tree!
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