25 Christmas Tree Decoration Ideas

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No matter what your holiday decorating style is, there are plenty of cherished ways to make your Christmas tree come to life this holiday season—and create a look your family will love. From DIY tree lights to homemade ornament crafts and tree toppers galore, these are the absolute best Christmas tree decorations that your holiday home deserves. Truthfully, you don’t need to go overboard to impress your guests this year. Many of the beautiful Christmas tree decorating ideas we’re presenting here are inexpensive, easy to pull off, and even easy enough for your kids to help out with—and they work on both indoor and outdoor trees. (Honestly, your biggest priority should be making sure you keep your Christmas tree alive!) And while red and green hues can certainly help set the stage for a merry Christmas celebration, you can still have a gorgeous display without being completely color-coordinated. Consider trying to deck your tree with rose gold colors this year, or even walk on a bolder side by opting for blue Christmas decor. You can also deck your tree with ribbon or for a lower-lift look or try one of these glitter ornaments if you want to add some sparkle to your spruce. Whatever Christmas tree look you choose (even if it’s alternative!), the purpose of all of our best ideas is to encourage you to think outside the box, have fun, and bring your family closer together during December. After all, that’s what this holiday—and it’s green centerpiece—is really about.

It’s time to switch it up from the same old Christmas decorations you use to adorn your tree every year. Red and green ball ornaments are cool and all, but you’ve been there, done that, and we have a feeling your tree could use a little refresh this holiday season. Let these insanely chic trees inspire you—whether you want understated, rustic, glam, or totally over-the-top colorful, there’s a tree for you on this list.

Whether you’re crafting a Christmas tree for the very first time, or simply want to switch things up for a fun holiday refresh, there are decor ideas—big and small—to spark endless holiday inspiration. Take a little decorative risk and opt for an extravagant tree, or stick to the basics with an unadorned pine. Whether you’re set on a color scheme or style, or have ornaments you can’t wait to use, your tree should reflect your taste and personality no matter which direction you go.
An empty Christmas tree is a blank canvas for holiday cheer. There are so many different ways you can transform your evergreen (whether it’s straight from the Christmas tree farm or an artificial option from Amazon), which makes it difficult to decide the best way to decorate your tree. But not to worry, just browse through these Christmas tree decoration ideas and figure out what style — rustic, elegant, timeless, colorful, and so on — you’re trying to achieve this holiday season. Since some of these finds call for DIY decorations, head to the craft store to pick up the rest of your necessary supplies: ornaments, garland, tree skirts, tree toppers, twinkle lights, and more add-ons. With these picks, you’re bound to have the most perfectly trimmed Christmas tree this year … just sayin’. And hey, if you’re still in the market for a tree, shop one of our favorite white Christmas trees to really make these décor ideas stand out.