60+ Beautiful New Ways to Decorate Your Christmas Tree

Get inspired for the holidays with this mix of traditional and creative Christmas tree decorating ideas.

christmas tree decorating ideas
Cederic Angeles

No matter what your holiday decorating style is, there are plenty of ways to make your Christmas tree come to life. From ribbon and lights to homemade ornaments and tree toppers, here are the best ideas ways to dress up your holiday tree.

What you'll need: Christmas tree (starting at $80, )

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buffalo check christmas tree decorating idea
Courtesy of Parties for Pennies
Black-and-White Buffalo Check Tree

Black-and-white ribbon add instants punch to your Christmas tree. If this palette doesn't work for your decor, you can customize the look by choosing a plaid buffalo check ribbon in hues that complement your style.

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vintage santa doll christmas tree decorating idea
Courtesy of Jennifer Perkins
Vintage Santa Doll Tree

Hit up your local thrift store, flea market, or antique shop for vintage Santa dolls and ornaments for your Christmas tree.

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coastal beach christmas tree decorating idea
Courtesy of Crafts by Courtney
Coastal and Beachy Christmas Tree

Whether you're spending your holiday by the seashore or want to bring some of that beach beauty inland, your Christmas tree is the perfect place to show off your . Finish the look with and .

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diy christmas village christmas tree decorating idea
Courtesy of Lolly Jane
DIY Christmas Village Tree

Skip the expensive Christmas village sets and opt to make your own at home with and some bright paint.

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paper candle tassel christmas tree decorating idea
Courtesy of The House That Lars Built
Paper Candle and Tassel Tree

Though this Christmas tree might look simple, the handcrafted gold candles and tassels feel romantic and nostalgic, all while embodying the magic that makes the holiday season feel so special.

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pom pom christmas tree decorating idea
Courtesy of Sugar and Cloth
Pom Pom Tree

Get your craft on by creating your very own ornaments with help from a . These bright balls make quite the statement, so you won't need much more for your Christmas tree.

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diy citrus ornaments christmas tree decorating idea
Annie Schlechter
Citrus Ornaments

Blogger Nora Murphy made the Christmas tree in her Connecticut home smell even more fragrant with the addition of dried fruit and gingerbread ornaments.


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farmhouse family room christmas decorations
David Tsay
Vintage Ribbons

The owner of this Michigan farmhouse uses her collection of 4-H Ribbons and retro ornaments to deck out her Christmas tree.


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upcycled christmas tree decorations
Buff Strickland
Upcycled Decorations

The Junk Gypsies outfitted their tree with metallic accessories including a thrifted bass drum, which they fashioned as a Christmas tree stand, and a gold crown used as a tree topper.


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camping inspired christmas tree
David Tsay
Camp-Style Christmas

The Christmas tree in this camp-style California cabin is peppered with pennants from National Parks and roadside attractions.


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classic plaid traditional christmas tree
Jean Allsopp
Classic Elements

Though the tree is the centerpiece in this family room, holiday-appropriate plaid accents, like the red and green throw on the ladder and the scarf on the caribou, add timeless charm, while vintage wrapping paper ups the nostalgia factor.


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pink gold christmas tree decorating idea
Courtesy of Classy Clutter
Pink and Gold Christmas Tree

Don't be afraid to use nontraditional colors on your tree this year. Pair pink elements and flowers with a touch of metallic gold for a classy and modern look.

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farmhouse white christmas tree
Courtesy of Love Grows Wild
Simple Farmhouse Christmas Tree

If your home is decorated with fresh whites and natural textures, you'll love this simple tree featuring elements from the great outdoors, such as pine cones and pieces of cotton.

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potato chip pail mini christmas tree
Jean Allsopp
Rethink the Tree Skirt

Featuring jolly red lettering, this former potato chip pail is the perfect vessel for a .


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mini christmas tree decorating ideas vintage pennants
David Tsay
Tiny Tree

Use a as a container for a tiny to place on a cabinet.


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rustic noel marquee christmas tree decorating idea
Courtesy of Craftaholics Anonymous
Rustic Marquee Christmas Tree

This tree couldn't be more festive with springs of snow-dusted pinecones, , , , and woodland creatures.

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jewel tones christmas tree
Monica Buck
Jewel Tones

Overflowing with good tidings, this "friends and family" tree features an assortment of holiday greeting cards (clipped to with mini ) and a spirited mix of jewel-toned ornaments from the '50s and '60s.


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woodsy scene christmas tree
Monica Buck
Woodsy Scene

Wintry woodland frills ( and , a forest of flocked bottle-brush trees in lieu of a skirt) evoke the snow-laden trek to grandmother's house, while flickering clip-on, battery-operated candles are reminiscent of the tapers in her windows. and skis reinforce the frosty feel.


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retro christmas tree
Monica Buck
Retro Tree

Perfect for a kids' room, this retro tree is as jolly as Kris Kringle himself, thanks to a vintage tree stand and old-school ornaments.


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jingle bells burlap christmas tree
Monica Buck
Jingle Bells

Adorned with , webbing runs down the length of the tree. add a decorative touch, and hand-crafted from vintage sheet music hits an especially high note. Antique sleds are a practically sized sub-in for a one-horse open sleigh. Tip: Assign each family member a sled, and pile on gifts accordingly.


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blue ornament christmas tree
Courtesy of Refresh Restyle
Frosted Sugar and Blue Pine Tree

Icy blue Christmas decor with touches of silver, gray, and gold make this Christmas tree a dazzling one.

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snowflake christmas tree
Monica Buck
Let It Snow

Fuzzy felt mittens lend a hand to the cold-weather theme, as do snowmen, snowflakes, and ice skates, all in a crisp blue-and-white palette. On the stairs, another sprinkling of snowflakes and a pair of vintage ice skates spruce up a simple, rambling garland. Below the tree, a glittering Christmas village atop faux sheepskin rugs makes for a cool alternative to the standard gift display.


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gold glowing christmas tree
Lisa Hubbard
Glowing Tree

This Christmas tree shines in shades of gold, white, and blue. If you don't have a mantel, simply hang stockings from thick twine.


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12 days of christmas advent tree
Courtesy of Tatertots and Jello
12 Days of Christmas Advent Tree

Put a spin on a traditional advent calendar by boldly displaying numbers around a tree on boxes, containers, and packages.

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rainbow christmas tree
Courtesy of Lines Across
Rainbow Christmas Tree

Creating this ombre tree is easier than it looks! Simply arrange your existing ornaments by color to create this rainbow effect.

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farmhouse christmas tree
Max Kim-Bee
Farmhouse Tree

for "campouts" turn this pinecone-covered Christmas tree into a hot spot for an at-home holiday getaway.


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traditional christmas tree decorations
David Land
Quaint Tree Trimmings

For the tree in this cozy Wisconsin cabin, a simple popcorn garland, glass ball ornaments, and a wooden crate in lieu of a tree skirt reinforce the room's-stuck-in-time vibe.


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red blue ornament christmas tree
Cederic Angeles
Merry and White

Papier-mâché ornaments in red and blue feature a fresh twist on traditional red and green.


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rustic christmas tree
Courtesy of Fynes Designs
Rustic Theme

Placed in front of her aunt's vintage enamel wood stove, blogger Virginia Fynes's rustic tree is decorated with birch sticks, glittered acorns and wreaths, hoop art, and feathers.

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whimsical christmas tree
Josh Gruen
Whimsical Finds

Toy soldiers, painted white, along with green globes from decorate the Norwegian spruce in this Connecticut farmhouse.


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