Yep, it’s that time of year: it’s time to decorate the Christmas tree! While many people just use the same old ornaments, it’s always fun to innovate and decorate the tree in a totally new way. Feeling adventurous? Check out these gorgeous and creative ways to decorate the tree and rock this year’s Christmas!

The smell of pine needles, spruce and the smell of a Christmas tree - those to me, are the scents of the holidays. -Blake Lively

Floral Tree

Adding flowers is a great way to decorate the tree
Adding flowers is a great way to decorate the tree! Source: Design Love Fest

Let’s start this list with nothing more and nothing less than the most beautiful way to decorate a tree: with flowers! Skip the traditional ornaments and instead create a beautiful garland of silk flowers twisting around your tree by adding them between the branches. You can go as lush or as sparse as you prefer!

Tip:

If your tree is in a corner, you can cut down costs by adding the flowers only to the front. The tree above uses this trick, could you tell?

Check out the full tutorial over at Design Love Fest!

Stocking Tree

Stockings on the Christmas tree, too!
Stockings on the Christmas tree, too! Source: Savvy Southern Style

If you’re not a fan ornaments tumbling over each other, then check out this wonderful tree by Savvy Southern Style. The stockings add some charm to the tree, making it feel even more cozy and inviting, perfect for this winter season.

Rainbow Tree

Doesn’t it look amazing?
Doesn’t it look amazing? Source: Lines Across

Want to make this year’s Christmas tree more colorful? Then take inspiration from this awesome tree by Lines Across. Creating this ombre effect yourself is easier than it looks: you’ll only need arrange your existing ornaments by color, to create the rainbow look!

If you like the ombre effect but you don’t want this much color, then you can make the effect with different hues of the same color, like going from dark blue to baby blue.

Minimal Scandinavian Tree

If you prefer a simpler decor, this is it!
If you prefer a simpler decor, this is it! Source: Homey Oh My

If you prefer a more minimalist tree, then take inspiration from this Scandinavian style tree from Homey Oh My. The decor features a felt wool ball garland, tree cut-out ornaments and simple bulbs in shades of white, silver and gold, as well as a beautiful basket to hold the tree.

Even though the decorations are simple, it overflows with style!

Farmhouse Christmas Tree

Farmhouse decor can also be incorporated on the tree!
Farmhouse decor can also be incorporated on the tree! Source: Love Grows Wild 

Got that farmhouse vibe going on with your home decor or just love the look? Then take a cue from Love Grows Wild and switch the tinsel for pine cones. The beautiful decor has lots of elements that complement each other, such as:

  • Large white ornaments
  • Snow-covered pinecones
  • Old bells
  • Lace and burlap ribbons

The varying ornament sizes make the tree even more interesting and doesn’t make it feel too uniform.

Flocked Tree

This effect is super easy to make
This effect is super easy to make! Source: Craftberry Bush

Doesn’t this flocked tree look amazing? The decor makes the place feel like a winter wonderland, and it’s actually pretty easy to add the effect on your tree too. Craftberry Bush came up with a very creative way of doing it: by taking apart microfiber feather dusters and inserting them between the branches. Easy and simple!

Kitschy Tree

Prefer something more eclectic?
Prefer something more eclectic? Source: Aunt Peaches 

If you’re not a fan of the traditional Christmas tree decorations and if you prefer something with a little more funk to it, then you’ll love this beautiful tree by Aunt Peaches. The color-bombed tree features many eclectic elements, such as:

  • Yarn tassels
  • Drinking straw ornaments
  • Glitter-bombed pinecones
  • Etc.

Doesn’t it look super fun and joyful?

Card-Decorated Tree

Don’t know where to display those holiday cards?
Don’t know where to display those holiday cards? Source: Country Living

Want to display all those beautiful cards you receive during the season? Then take inspiration from this tree by Country Living and add the cards to your Christmas tree, stringing them up like a garland across it.

The decor certainly makes the tree even more special and thoughtful while making it reflect what the season is all about: friends and family!

Snowy Tree

A winter-themed tree can also look beautiful!
A winter-themed tree can also look beautiful! Source: Country Living

Want to add that snowy look to your traditional tree? It’s easy to make your tree have a cold-weather theme, you’ll only need to add a few winter elements to the decor:

  • Snowflake ornaments
  • Mittens
  • Little snowmen
  • White and blue ornaments
  • A tree skirt made of white faux fur

These simple but thoughtful elements can instantly add the winter theme to your tree!

Color-Themed

Focus on a combination of colors to make your tree even more beautiful!
Focus on a combination of colors to make your tree even more beautiful! Source: Classy Clutter

Instead of adding all sorts of colors to your Christmas tree, how about focusing on one or a on a couple of them? This gorgeous tree above focuses on pink and gold, which is a combination that works perfectly together, but you can make yours any colors you prefer, matching or contrasting to your home color palette.

Bonus: Back to Basics

Prefer something more traditional?
Prefer something more traditional? Source: Country Living

Don’t feel pressured to pile on the ornaments if you prefer a simpler look. Take inspiration from this tree by Country Living and give your own that beautiful sparse look! Use flowers, pinecones, and white bulbs all widely spaced from each other, to make the tree look less busy but still beautifully decorated.

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