Now Try This: Christmas Tree Clusters!

I wanted to do something really different for my Christmas decorating this year . . . 

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I have slowly been removing red from my Christmas decor over the last few years – I’m definitely more of a pink kind of girl.  But I wanted to do something really different.  It was past time for a new tree, and I thought about buying a white flocked tree – but I found that they are super-expensive, especially a 9-foot one (which is what I needed). There was another idea I had been toying around with for about two years, and I decided this was the year to just take the plunge.  I planted a Christmas tree forest in front of my picture window:

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I bought the following:  a 7.5 foot Virginia pine, a 7.5 foot slim Virginia pine, and a 6 foot Virginia pine to take the place of my previous 9 foot Douglas Fir.  The color of the Virginia pines are more variegated and the tips look kinda frosted. I used painter’s drop cloth to create the skirts for my Christmas forest.  I elevated one of the 7.5 foot trees on a small table – that was cheaper than buying a new 9 foot tree!

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One tree has mostly pink ornaments, another has mostly turquoise, and the largest one has mostly green and a bit of red (there are some special family ornaments that just don’t go with my color scheme).  I know that many of you decorate more than one Christmas tree, but have you ever clustered them like this?  It really is quite stunning!

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I’m going to show you around at a bit of the rest of my decor, then I’ll show you how my Christmas tree cluster looks all lit up.

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I found this glittered turquoise deer at HomeGoods a couple of years ago, and he’s still one of my favorites!

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I scored this collection of pink ceramic reindeer and Santa at an estate sale a few months ago.  LOVE.

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Much of my Christmas decor is deer and bird-related.  Just in case you hadn’t noticed.

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Here’s a close-up of one of my Virginia pines – see how it looks frosted, but without the mess of flocking?

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I do have a small flocked table-top tree, but the white stuff sheds everywhere.  It’s so cute, so it’s worth it – but if it were bigger, I might get sick of the constant “snow” on my hardwood floor.

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Ok, now here’s my Christmas tree forest with all the lights on!  From this view in the mirror, it looks like there are even more trees.

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This is my favorite Christmas decorating yet – it’s like Candyland up in here, and I am loving it!

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Are you trying anything new and different in your Christmas decorating this year?  We’d love to hear what you’re doing!  And please check out the preview for my new Furniture Arrangement Advanced course, now available online. Learning all my tricks for arranging your furniture and decor may be just what you need for Christmas . . . 

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Shelby
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Shelby

I love this look- it is truly a winter wonderland in your house!

Judy
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Judy

This is lovely, Kristi! Thank you for sharing. And Merry Christmas!
Judy

Michelle L.
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Michelle L.

Fabulous, Kristie!

jackie
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jackie

Your house looks beautiful! So many wonderful ideas to borrow! Thank you for sharing. Ps – Soooooo looking forward to my phone consult with you in January! I even dreamed about it the other night

Beth Lester
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Beth Lester

That is stunning, Kristie. Great idea. No, I’ve never seen anyone do that before. I’ll bet people just driving by stop to take a second look.

Cindy
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Cindy

Great idea. It works so well with the rest of your decor.

Melissa Lester
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Stunning, Kristy! Love this look! I am a pink kinda girl, too, and love a softer touch in holiday decor. Beautiful job!

Jil Sonia Interiors
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Well, now you’ve got me thinking Kristie. I’ve purchased a white flocked 7.5′ tree, a smaller turquoise tree, maybe I need a pink one to make it a tree-o – pardon the pun!

Krista P.
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Krista P.

Oh so pretty. You must have a lot of ornaments!

Marilee
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Marilee

Kristy, Everything is so lovely and so peaceful. Ahhhh…. Did you shop for your trees locally or online?
Marilee

Linda
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So pretty. I would totally do this if I had the space. Merry Christmas Kristie!

Donna
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Donna

I love this. Your soft Christmas colors give the whole room a snowy wonderland feeling. So pretty! The drop cloth tree skirt is a great idea! I like your blue wreath on the front door, too. Is there a close-up of that on your site somewhere? Everything looks gorgeous!

Jane
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Jane

I love the glowing reflection on your shiny floors, too! What a lovely idea!

Jayme
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Jayme

Simply breathtaking! It is so refreshing to think outside that box-that Christmas is more a feeling than a certain color or colors. I am with you! I have used a flocked tree in the past-very messy and not very healthy for my curious kitty who thought it was a great idea to chew on the branch-learned quickly that was NOT real snow last year! So this year, I opted for a white tree-with a range of aquas/blues and green decor (and a crafty tree topper project of a white top hat with lights. sprays in the same colors and a… Read more »

Melissa Clark
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Your decor is absolutely amazing!!! I love it!!! But, your green paint needs to be changed to something more neutral to show off your gorgeous furnishings!!! That sofa rocks and it was hard to see its modern flair with the country green walls! Maybe edgecomb gray? Just an opinion! But in my minds eye it would make the room stunning!!!

Nancy
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Nancy

Good grief Kristie, it’s just too pretty to be real! I keep coming back just to look! Just love how you did them in different colors, plus still allowed for the sentimental. And just love, love the different shapes. And it’s so funny how we’re all so different–my thought was the opposite of Melissa’s (though much of my house is gray Melissa)…I keep saying to myself, ‘sure wish I knew how to put blues and greens together for such a warm and inviting, and comforting!!, effect. Had my living room almost that color for years and it never looked like… Read more »

Suzi
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Suzi

I love the clustered trees! Feels like an enchanted forest in your home. That pink tree is very cool too. Bet you grabbed those pink porcelain reindeer and sleigh quickly…i would have.

Lesa Bell
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I love your tree cluster and I just saw another example of the same treatment in Home for the Holidays, the designer showhouse sponsored by Atlanta Homes and Lifestyles. I have a picture in my hot-off-the-press blogpost:
http://lovenowselllater.com/2013/12/05/fresh-new-holiday-decorating-inspiration/

Paula Van Hoogen
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Paula Van Hoogen

Lovely!…..Just need one more picture—the trees lit up at night! 🙂
And maybe one from outdoors…..

Nancy
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Nancy

Kristie, sending this to cheer you…I wrote it a couple (a few??) months back in response to one of your posts. I didn’t send it because writing is one of a world of other things I lost when it all went so wrong. I could not make it say just what I wanted to. I am so seriously off my ‘game’ with my words but hey, it doesn’t all have to be so perfect does it? More important to say how much we care. That’s a good message to let soak into my heart today. Post it if you want… Read more »

Kelly
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You home looks so pretty Kristie! I envy you all decorated so nice already. Love the tree cluster idea- so unique!

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Jennifer
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What a brilliant idea! Who says you only need to have one tree!

Jennifer Ashley
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