A Collection Of Beautiful Christmas Tree Decorating Ideas

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The Christmas tree will be the focal point of your holiday decor, so you’ll want to make sure that it makes the statement that you want it to. This collection of beautiful tree ideas, in a variety of styles and color schemes, is sure to give you inspiration for decorating your own tree.

Flocked Christmas tree decorated with gold and neutral colors

As you can imagine, I’ve managed to decorate quite a few Christmas trees in the 10+ years that I’ve been blogging. Here are over a dozen of my favorites that I hope you’ll be able to use to inspire your own tree decorating this year.

You’ll find ideas from traditional to elegant to woodsy to rustic glam. No matter what style or color theme you use at Christmas, you’re bound to find some great inspiration here!


Christmas Decorating Timeline – includes a free printable!

Christmas Tree Basics – How To Choose, Set Up & Fluff An Artificial Tree – an idea you may not have thought of!

How To Professionally Decorate A Christmas Tree – Designer’s Step-By-Step Directions – my most popular post of all time!

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How To Decorate A Christmas Wreath – Directions From A Pro

How To Decorate A Small Front Porch For Christmas– another reader favorite!

Free Chalkboard Christmas Printable

Click HERE for tons and tons of Christmas ideas and inspiration all in one spot!


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New For 2021 – Blue, White & Red Christmas Tree (no link yet!)

I haven’t revealed my Christmas family room yet, so you’re getting the first look here!

This is the first year that I’ve ever incorporated blue with red in a Christmas tree. I was very uncertain about whether or not I’d be able to pull it off without winding up with a patriotic tree, which I didn’t want.

My strategy was to make blue the primary color and only add pops of red and white.

Red & White Flocked Christmas Tree

The tree in our family room is one of my favorites that I’ve ever decorated! It’s a shorter, fatter tree than what I had in the past and I love the flocking!

flocked Christmas tree with red and white decorations

Using red as part of my Christmas decorations is a must for my family and well as myself! The bright and cheery color brings a festive vibe to a space like no other.

flocked Christmas tree with red and white decorations

Elegant Blue & Neutral Christmas Tree

Also new for 2021 is this gorgeous tree decorated with shades of blue and neutrals. Oh my. It was quite fabulous in my opinion.

Flocked Christmas tree with blue and gold ornaments between two chairs

Blue and champagne gold ornaments on a flocked Christmas tree

Blue and champagne gold ornaments on a flocked Christmas tree

Elegant & Woodsy Christmas Tree

A favorite tree of mine! I love the rustic pinecones and matte ornaments mixed with the glam gold ornaments, silk ribbon and glittery curling garland.

Flocked Christmas tree decorated with gold and neutral colors

The large gold ornament balls came from the dollar store. They were super shiny (and cheap looking) until I added dark wax to them to tone the shininess down.

Flocked Christmas tree decorated with gold and neutral colors

Eucalyptus & Buffalo Check Christmas Tree

This was the main tree in our family room a couple of years ago. I was inspired by how much I loved the sagey green of eucalyptus combined with red.

The buffalo check ribbon and ornaments made quite a bold statement on their own, so I was able to keep the actual ornaments on the tree very simple.

Christmas tree beside fireplace decorated with red, white and black

I was so inspired by the black and white buffalo check ribbon, ornaments and tree skirt that I added two small trees with the same pattern and colors on the opposite side of the fireplace.

The effect of the tree, mantel and pair of small trees was quite the stunner!

family room and fireplace decorated for Christmas

Burgundy & Gold Flocked & Elegant Christmas Tree

Here’s one more new-for-2021 tree and it’s the one in my dining room. This is another color combination that I’ve never decorated with before and I fell in love with the deep rich luscious mixture of burgundy and gold in this room.

gold and burgundy decorations on a Christmas tree

burgundy and gold Christmas tree topper

Once again, dark wax came to the rescue to tone down the shiny gold of the large gold leaves on the picks.

gold and burgundy decorations on a Christmas tree

Flocked And Elegant Christmas Tree

I put up two large trees every year (however this year I put up four!) – one in our family room and the other in our dining room. I like for the tree and decor in our dining room to be a little more elegant.

Christmas dining room decor with flocked trees, garland and green and silver ornaments and ribbon

I found this combination of apple green mixed with silver on a flocked tree to be just beautiful!

flocked Christmas tree with green and silver ornaments and ribbon

A Woodsy & Outdoorsy Christmas Tree (no link yet!)

Evidently, 2021 has been a year of Christmas firsts because here’s yet another type of tree that I’ve never decorated before.

I decided to decorate my screen porch this year and felt like a woodsy theme would be very appropriate for an outdoor tree. I haven’t revealed the porch yet, so I don’t have a blog link for you.

Christmas Houses On Parade Christmas Tree

I absolutely love adding unexpected decorations in my home at Christmas! In 2018, I was inspired by several cardboard Christmas houses that I had purchased on clearance after Christmas a year or two before.

Christmas tree decorating with red ornaments and black and white ribbon

I held the houses in place on the tree by drilling small holes in the base of each house and using florists wire wrapped around the branches. It was such a fun tree!

red cardboard house displayed on a Christmas tree

The Year I Went Teal Christmas Tree

The first year that I ever had a flocked tree was 2018 and I wanted to make sure that whatever color theme I used popped against all that snow!

flocked Christmas tree with teal ornaments and ribbon

I’m always looking for something to inspire my decor every year and this year it was really pretty teal colored glass compote dishes that I ran across and fell in love with. My entire dining room was decorated for the season with that color in mind.

table setting with faux fur placemats and teal, gray and white dishware

Using Coordinating Ribbon Christmas Tree

In 2017, my family room Christmas tree decorations were inspired by luscious silk red and green plaid ribbon, along with the coordinating stripe that I found at a local shop.

Christmas tree beside fireplace decorated with red and green ornaments and ribbon

I took the time to go through all of my ornaments, one by one, and only used the ones that fit with my festive Christmas theme that year.

red and green ornaments and ribbon on a Christmas tree

Red, Black & White Christmas Tree

I was inspired by ribbon once again when I decorated the tree in my dining room the same year.

Christmas tree decorated with red, black and white ornaments

Chalkboards are still one of my favorite decorating accessories and this wide chalkboard-look ribbon inspired a red, black and white Christmas tree.

Christmas tree decorated with red, black and white ornaments and ribbon

Fabulous Rustic & Glam Christmas Tree

My entire tree and family room decor the year that I had this tree was inspired by a wreath I had seen in a magazine and did my best to duplicate. Every year it seems that I say this tree is my favorite, but this one was really over the top fabulous!

Christmas tree decorated with all neutral ornaments sitting beside fireplace

It was also one of the messiest because….glitter. Glitter everywhere, but it was so worth it!

Christmas tree decorated with all neutral ornaments

Total Farmhouse Christmas Tree

For this year, I decided to go totally farmhouse with my tree and mantel. My Christmas “roots” lie in traditional red and green – but in an updated farmhouse’ish way – at least this particular year.

Christmas tree decorated with red, black and white ornaments beside a fireplace

My tree was loaded with a variety of ornaments, tartan plaid ribbon, checked ribbon, a white pompom garland and a Nordic sweater garland that I fell in love with. A little bit of everything, you might say.

red, green and white ornaments on a Christmas tree

Which one is your favorite? Merry Christmas and happy tree trimming, my friends!

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  1. All of your trees are beautiful, but I absolutely love #2! It is stunning and that plaid ribbon is gorgeous. I will be decorating my tree today. Thanks for so much wonderful inspiration.

    1. Thank you! I’m so glad you found some inspiration!

  2. 5 stars
    I love all of your past trees, but I agree with you that red just seems to be a required Christmas color. Every tree was so pretty and unique. I was inspired by your tree decor from last year for my tree this year. We already have all of our Christmas decorations up. I’ve never decorated this early but my daughter insisted, so we are done. It is kind of nice to not have to spend my whole Thanksgiving break cooking, cleaning, and decorating!

    1. Red at Christmas is a must for me! LOL I started decorating super early because of blogging, but I’ve really come to enjoy being able to enjoy the decorations longer. Like you, I also to not be so rushed immediately following Thanksgiving.

  3. All the trees are beautiful. I wish I had a house big enough to use them all. You always do such a great job and give such great ideas. Thanks for sharing your ideas with us. Merry Christmas.

    1. Thank you so much! I hope you found some inspiration for your own home!

  4. I love ALL of your trees! It has been such a great looking at all of your Christmas tree photos this morning. I remembered most of them from being a longtime follower of your blog. I am excited to read your upcoming posts about this year’s trees! I am loving the blues!

  5. I adore all of the trees. All. Of. Them!

  6. It’s hard to pick a favourite, how can l pick one? They are all so beautiful, l love them all. You do such amazing work. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Each tree is simple stunning! Fabulous rustic and glam has my heart. Such a talent you have.

  8. Everything is so beautiful, I think it took you a long time to write this content. I like the helpful info you provide in your articles.

  9. Nancy Carroll says:

    I’m a big red fan for Christmas decorating (although I did a turquoise with black and white checks and a touch of red one year that I loved). I must say your new blue trees are both fabulous!! I think my favorite of all is your teal dining room tree from a few years ago. SO ELEGANT!! ❤️