Can you feel the Christmas magic in the air? Our FAVORITE Christmas tree decorating ideas today might just add a little extra dose of inspiration and excitement to your Christmas decorations planning! 🙂
Through this collection of achievable and beautiful Christmas trees decorated by creative people just like all of us, we will share lots of tips and tricks on commonly asked questions such as “How do I decorate my Christmas tree like a pro, and easily?“, “How to use ribbons to decorate a Christmas tree?“, “How to choose Christmas tree decorations with an elegant color palette?“, and more!
A Christmas tree is often the focal point of our holiday decor. Christmas tree decorating can be really enjoyable and rewarding with a little thoughtful planning before diving into a giant box of ribbons and ornaments.
These 42 inspirational Christmas trees are organized into 20 BEST Christmas tree decorating ideas you can apply easily. Choose your favorite styles, be your own designer, and create a beautiful harmonious look throughout your home. Let’s start with the Christmas tree!
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Idea 1: simple and natural Christmas tree decorating
If you love the serene beauty of minimal or Scandinavian style, you will love these simple Christmas tree decorating ideas.
String some folded paper dollies or pine cones as garlands, and cut out some family member silhouettes to use inside clear disc ornaments or ball ornaments , or make some chipboard stars as ornaments. Source: Simple as That Blog | bhg
Idea 2: farmhouse style Christmas tree decorations
Farmhouse is truly a timeless style. The key is to select natural and softly aged materials with a color palette of neutrals and whites.
This stunning farmhouse Christmas tree is decorated with an artful blend of white ornaments, and natural pine cones and cotton. Source: Love Grows Wild
Idea 3: how to decorate snow flocked Christmas trees
A snow flocked Christmas tree does not need much to look stunning. Less is more, keep it simple and elegant with all white ornaments, or touches of gold and silver. Source: Thrifty and Chic | A Pumpkin and a Princess
Idea 4: make snow with easy to find materials
If you love the snowy look but don’t want to have a permanent snow flocked tree, there are many ways you can make some snowy elements to add to your tree.
For example, I made this tabletop snowy tree centerpiece using DIY snow covered pine cones and branches, tutorial here. You can make them in just 5 minutes, and tuck them into your Christmas tree.
Idea 5: Christmas tree decorating with ribbons in vertical pattern
One of the easiest ways to decorate a Christmas tree like a pro is to use ribbons. Ribbons come in so many sizes and colors, and you can create many beautiful patterns with them on a Christmas tree.
This beautiful variation from Shannon at Home Made Lovely uses neutral colored buffalo check and burlap ribbons in vertical style.
Idea 6: how to decorate Christmas trees using ribbons in horizontal pattern
One of the reasons ribbons work so well in Christmas tree decorations is that they create a unified look. They also make a Christmas tree look full without needing lots of ornaments. Here the ribbons are used in a horizontal spiral pattern. Source: hgtv | bhg
Here’s a great tutorial at Remodelaholics on using ribbons and Dollar Store ornaments to decorate a Christmas tree.
Idea 7: more variations of Christmas tree ribbon decorations
Once you learn the basics, you can create other beautiful patterns using a combination of different ribbons.
Another great way to find Christmas tree decorating ideas and inspirations is to look at online retail shops that sell Christmas trees. They usually have photos of beautifully decorated Christmas trees.
Idea 8: advent Christmas tree decorations
Hang some numbers or signs in your Christmas tree that count down to the big day. You can also add some numbered packages as fun and lovely Christmas tree ornaments. Source: Tater tots and Jello | Design Dazzle
Idea 9: red and white Christmas tree decorations
Speaking about red and white, here’s a red and white DIY Christmas candy cane wreath. You will never guess what it is made of! ( Spoiler: the material to make the wreath is FREE!)
You can never go wrong with the classic red and white Christmas tree decorations. Get creative with white “snow”, red berries, ribbons, ornaments, and candy canes! Source: A Pretty Life in the Suburbs | Inspired by Charm