The Christmas tree: it’s the pièce de résistance of your holiday decor at home, so be sure to do it up in a big way! There are seemingly endless ways to decorate a Christmas tree, which means you can create a look that perfectly fits in with your home—while still feeling fun and festive. Need a bit of inspiration? Check out some of our favorite Christmas tree ideas below!
All About Accessories
Is it possible to have too many ribbons or garlands on your Christmas tree? We think not! Our point is further proven on the lovely tree here, which boasts by our count at least 9 different trimmings. If you’re trying this look out, consider keeping the ornaments and lighting on the tree minimal so the accessories can really stand out.
A Soft and Snowy Base
Let it snow—but indoors! To really bring a winter wonderland feel to your Christmas tree, try rolling out a small faux sheepskin rug at its base. It will add an extra cozy vibe to the space, and makes a perfect spot to sit and open gifts with kids on Christmas morning.
Cute in the Kids Room
Kids love being in on the action and having something of their own. So this year, let them have their own mini tree! Make an afternoon of it and set up a crafts station to DIY some fun ornaments or garlands, then decorate the tree together. It’ll be a day you’ll all remember!
Black, White, and Super Chic
Who says you have to stick to traditional colors at Christmastime? Not us! So switch up your palette and play with existing colors in the room, as seen in the black and white and wildly chic Christmas tree here. Festive sophistication, at its finest!
Let There Be (Only) Lights
If you’re more of a minimalist, or just want to keep it simple this year, this stunning tree is proof that all you need are lights to create a look that’s just as festive—and beautiful—as a tree decked to the nines.
A Neutral (But Festive!) Foundation
If you’re wanting to do something more nontraditional this year, roll out a small round jute rug in place of a classic tree skirt. We love the way our Jute Decorative Circles rug looks in the living room above. It adds such an earthy, unexpected element to the holiday decor scheme!
Let’s be honest: When it comes to holiday decor, you can’t get any more classic than a red and metallic color combo. Choose traditional ornaments (think glass or glittery balls and delicate snowflakes) in the palette to bring home an especially timeless look.
Winter Wonderland White Out
Talk about playing up the magic of the season! Consider giving your Christmas tree a glittery, silvery white out—a nontraditional look that will have kids (and guests of any age!) captivated. Want to go even further? Set up a miniature village at the tree’s base with tiny houses and bottle brush trees. Fancy, festive, and fun!
Bring your garden indoors for the snowy season by accenting your tree in oversize faux florals. Head to your local craft store and stock up on stems of faux flowers in your palette of choice. Then simply place them in the branches while you’re decorating! Easy, chic, and extra impactful!
What could be better than one Christmas tree? Two, of course! Twin trees flank the fireplace of this elegantly moody living room, which has that classic symmetry we always find so satisfying. A simple mantle with greenery and bronze candlesticks pulls it all together.
Pretty in Pom Poms
We love a pom pom garland for the holidays, and it couldn’t be easier to make your own at home for your tree! Pull together a curated assortment of pom poms from a craft store, then use a needle to string them onto twine. Kids will love getting in on this project—especially if you use the garland on their own little mini tree!
The Technicolor Tree
Very merry, and very bright! Go extra bold this season with a rainbow of hues on your tree and its surrounding decor. We recommend picking a palette of 5 or so colors to keep things looking cohesive—just like the bright jewel tones seen in the scene above.
Icy Blue Hues
Talk about a stylish winter scene—this look gives us the blues in all the best ways! Create your own snowy-chic forest with a flocked tree, feathery tinsel, frosted ornaments, and tons of icy blue accents.
Neutral, Boho, and Beautiful
Are you a boho lover, and want your tree to match up to your home’s chill, neutral look? Then use this tree and its trimmings as your inspiration! Wood beaded garlands, dried oranges, and simple tassel ornaments are all you need to create a casually cool tree that still feels festive for the season.
Small Space Savior
Live in an apartment or a small space? A slim tree with classic ornaments is all it takes to bring out the holiday spirit! Set it up with a chic tree skirt (or faux sheepskin rug at the base!) to add coziness and festive flair without taking up a ton of room.