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85 Elegant and Festive Christmas Tree Ideas to Impress Guests

BECKY LUIGART-STAYNER, DANIELLE DALY

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Candy Theme

Design Improvised

If you're feeling cheerful, go for a colorful candy theme. Start with a faux white Christmas tree and fill it with DIY candy cane ornaments, bright baubles and clear ornaments filled with small toys and candies. Complete the look with rainbow garland made of pom poms and a straw tree topper.

Get the tutorial at Design Improvised »

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Rustic Tree

Danielle Daly

All it takes to recreate this nature-inspired look are dried oranges, faux cranberries and pom-pom garland. Don't forget the straw basket, as opposed to a tree skirt.

SHOP WOODEN GARLAND

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Yarn Christmas Tree

Arin Solange at Home

While it might be untraditional, this playful yarn Christmas tree makes for festive decor in bedrooms, entryways and kids' rooms. You'll need a lot of yarn to recreate this tree, but at least you can use the scraps to build the pom-pom topper.

Get the tutorial at Arin Solange at Home »

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Chalkboard Christmas Tree

Lily Ardor

This minimalist Christmas tree idea is a fun project for the whole family, and it shouldn't take longer than a few hours. It's constructed using a metal sheet covered with chalkboard vinyl, which makes it magnetic. Quickly whip up a few DIY ornaments by adding a magnet on the back of felt cut outs.

Get the tutorial at Lily Ardor »

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Ornament-Covered Tree

Becky Luigart-Stayner; Styling by Anna Logan; Crafting by Sara Scherf

Ran out of space on your big Christmas tree to show off your ever-growing ornament collection? Go for this vintage-inspired look featuring styrofoam cones covered in colorful ornaments of all shapes and sizes.

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Cozy Lodge Tree

Inspired by Charm

Fill your spruce tree with red and burgundy baubles, classic beaded garland and thick snowflake ribbon to give your home a cozy, warm feel.

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Get the tutorial at Inspired by Charm »

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Rope Christmas Tree Collar

A Beautiful Mess

If you want to stick with ornaments that are a bit more traditional, why not get creative your tree stand? You'll only need a few supplies to recreate this simple tree collar. Just use a cardboard box as a guide as you glue.

Get the tutorial at A Beautiful Mess »

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Classic Christmas Tree

Danielle Daly

From nostalgic ornaments to tinsel and a gold star topper, you can't go wrong with a traditional Christmas tree to fill your space with holiday cheer.

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Rainbow Tree

Inspired by Charm

Why just choose one color scheme when you can have 'em all? If you're super indecisive — or just a fan of multiple hues — wrap your tree in a rainbow of simplistic ball ornaments.

Get the tutorial at Inspired by Charm »

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Disco Ball Tree

Studio DIY

Elevate your holiday home with a bit of glitz and glam with this striking disco ball tree. Start with a 24" foam cone or wire tree and use hot glue to layer disco balls of all different sizes.

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Get the tutorial at Studio DIY »

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Mason Jar Tree

Burcu Avsar

If you're in need of a creative way to put your collection of vintage mason jars to use, here's a nifty idea. Try arranging colored jars in the form of a mini Christmas tree. But don't stop there! Fill them with ornaments then drape them in any festive beads of your choice. It's the perfect size decor for a living room mantel!

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RELATED: 45 Easy and Festive Ways to Style Your Mantel

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Green and Pink Modern Tree

Persia Lou

Natural textures, homemade 3D paper ornaments and wooden elements define this modern Christmas tree. Introduce a pop of color with ribbon garland.

SHOP RIBBON

Get the tutorial at Persia Lou »

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Candy Cane-Inspired Tree

Brian Woodcock

Candy canes never fail to play up the spirit of Christmas. Rely on the classic striped pattern to bring mini Christmas trees in an array of sizes to life. Use them as centerpieces or to dress up drab shelves.

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Tree Branch Display

The Merry Thought

If Charlie Brown taught us anything, it's that you don't need a big over-the-top spruce to find the "true meaning of Christmas." If your prefer a minimalist Christmas decorating vibe, opt for a simple tree branch display in a glass jar.

Get the tutorial at The Merry Thought »

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Small Tabletop Tree

Birgitta Wolfgang Drejer

This small tree makes a big impact while situated on a round table in the center of a living space. Fill the table with presents, and use a tall Christmas tree topper to create extra height.

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Red and Green Plaid Ribbon Tree

Kim Cornelison

Have some festive plaid ribbon left over from gift-wrapping? There's no reason why you shouldn't use it to bring some personality to your tree.

SHOP RIBBON

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Ladder Christmas Tree

Westend61Getty Images

Turn a classic wooden ladder into a festive holiday display by flanking it with string lights, ornaments and a star balloon as a topper.

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Modern White Tree

Danielle Daly

Here's the tree for those who really want to have some fun this Christmas. For this modern look, you'll need clear lights, colorful velvet bows for an ombré effect and an assortment of ball ornaments. Finish the tree with a plush white skirt and a Moravian star.

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DIY Yarn Tree

Mike Garten

Fill an empty wall or hallway with a tree that's made of yarn. Invite your kids to join in on the fun by decorating it with paper circle ornaments and felt.

SHOP YARN

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Textured Farmhouse Tree

Courtesy of Kara's Party Ideas

Along with cotton picks as a focal point, a mix of florals, tree sprigs and fabric-wrapped gifts take centerstage on this farmhouse tree.

Get the tutorial at Kara's Party Ideas >>

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Tart Tin Tree

Brian Woodcock

All it takes is a stack of vintage tart tins to make a statement mini tree. For maximum visual appeal, choose sizes ranging from 2 to 12 inches.

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Sweet and Simple Tree

David Meredith

For this no-fuss look that's brilliant for a kid's room, stick with a mini flocked design and ornaments in predominantly neutral tones.

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Lightbox Countdown Tree

Melissa Coleman

Finish your tree with a lightbox that counts down to the big day. Don't forget the presents!

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Statement White Tree

BRIAN WOODCOCK

Dream up a winter wonderland in your own home with a white tabletop tree adorned in glitzy pastel-colored ball ornaments.

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Burlap Ribbon Tree

Courtesy of It All Started with Paint

Let burlap ribbon, along with a blend of snowflakes and pinecones, dress up a Christmas tree. Wrap gifts in Kraft paper to stay on theme.

Get the tutorial at It All Started with Paint >>

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Frosted Berry Tree

Matt Harrington

Leave it to HomeGoods Style Expert Jenny Reimold to amp up a flocked Christmas tree. Jenny boldly ditched the traditional star topper for a festive mix of berry branches and ball ornaments.

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Sugar Plum Tree

Matt Harrington

Believe it or not, just about anything can be a Christmas tree ornament. For this sugar plum Christmas tree theme, HomeGoods Style expert Jenny Reimold tucked mini retro-inspired radios in between branches for an unexpected touch.

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Checkered Woodland Tree

Courtesy of See Vanessa Craft

For this woodland look, start with an artificial tree that's covered in berries and pinecones. Add classic plaid ribbon with an assortment of wood ornaments, and you're all set to celebrate.

Get the tutorial at See Vanessa Craft >>

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Honeycomb Ornament Tree

Danielle Daly

Show off your crafty side by setting a mini tree on a trolley and dressing it up in colorful honeycomb paper ornaments. Finish the look with pom-pom garland.

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Lego Tree

Courtesy of Happiness is Homemade

With this playful look, the days of tripping over Legos will be over.

Get the tutorial at Happiness is Homemade >>

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Flag Garland Tree

Mike Garten

Trade basic green garland for a playful flag design featuring vibrant hues like pink and orange. To stay on theme, weave in ornaments boasting the same color palette.

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Farmhouse Christmas Tree

Dylan Chandler

For a farmhouse vibe, set your tree in a galvanized tub and add a few vintage-looking price tags for an unexpected touch.

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Multicolored Tree

Michael Partenio

Put your love of maximalist decor on full display with a tree that's decked out in colorful ornaments, blue ribbons, and loads of warm lights.

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Star and Pinecone Tree

Woman's Day

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Minimalist Pre-Lit Tree

Thomas Kuoh

If you love nothing more than a subdued look, do away with ornaments and rely on mini lights for an elegant touch. Place complementary garland on your mantel to finish the look.

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Old-Fashioned Christmas Tree

Virginia Macdonald

Equal parts unexpected and refreshing, spruce up your tree with dried orange slices if you're seeking a conversation starter for your celebration.

RELATED: How to Make Your Christmas Tree Last Longer

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Front Porch Christmas Tree

CHARLIE COLMER

Who says Christmas trees are just for inside? Spread the holiday cheer by decorating a tree to live on your front porch. Don't forget to deck out your front door with a wreath!

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Mini Snowman Tree

Woman's Day

If this year's Christmas celebration needs to be a hit with kids, dress up a mini tree with adorable snowman ornaments.

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White Christmas Tree

Woman's Day

Take a snow-flocked white Christmas tree to the next level with white butterflies and metallic ball ornaments.

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Vintage Mini Tree

Melanie Butcher

Cover the unsightly base of an artificial Christmas tree by placing it in an antique candy box or toy chest.

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Red Floral Christmas Tree

Country Living

Give your ornament collection a break this year and go for this stunning tree look, featuring striking red flowers and warm white lights.

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Frosted Pine Cone Tree

Country Living

Make a statement by pairing white-washed pine cones with a mix of artificial bird ornaments.

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Photo Tag Tree

Bjorn Wallander

Looking for a way to play up the true meaning of Christmas? Glue your best family photos to the back of gift tags for a sentimental touch.

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Candy-Covered Tree

Brian Woodcock

Forget the candy dishes: Make your house even sweeter by decorating your Christmas tree with sugar-themed garland and ornaments (real candy ribbon included!).

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Elegant White Snow Tree

Alex Hayden

For an understated (but totally glamorous) option, spruce up a snow-covered pine with white doves, twinkle lights and gold baubles.

RELATED: 14 Best White Christmas Trees

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Rainbow White Tree

Club Crafted

Colorful ornaments will really make a statement when set against a full-on white fir. Wrap it with string lights to give everything a subtle glow.

Get the tutorial at Club Crafted »

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Winter Wonderland Tree

Monica Buck

Since your mantel is already covered with your extensive Santa Claus collection, use your beloved Christmas village as a makeshift tree skirt — but you'll probably need to move it out of the way before Santa unloads the presents.

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Pink and Red Tree

Lovely Indeed

Even big baubles deserve a spot on this slim tree. Add color (and cheer!) to this otherwise neutral display with red, pink and teal ornaments.

Get the tutorial at Lovely Indeed »

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Paper Candle Tree

Clara Sumsion/ The House That Lars Built

Much less dangerous than electric candles, these paper versions will keep their glow without the help of batteries or matches.

Get the tutorial at The House That Lars Built »

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Vintage Ribbon Tree

David Tsay

Finally, this tree gives Dad an excuse to show off his prized possessions: his bowling ribbons from decades ago.

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Silver Metallic Tree

Bless'er House

Stick in twigs of all shapes and sizes to make your narrow Christmas tree — real or fake — look more full.

Get the tutorial at Bless'er House »

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Citrus Tree

Annie Schlechter

Not quite as expected as red and green, this vibrant tree incorporates dried lemon slices, preserved oranges and glitzy orange ornaments for a refreshing vibe.

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Patriotic Tree

Courtesy of subject

The Fourth of July isn't the only time to let everyone know how proud you are to be an American. Express your patriotic spirit with a tree adorned in mini flags.

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Love-Inspired Tree

Courtesy of subject

If you love celebrating Valentine's Day just as much as Christmas, you can have the best of both worlds. Simply cover a tree in artificial red flowers and heart-shaped ornaments.

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Neutral Skinny Tree

Domestically Blissful

The perk of buying a skinny tree? You get a clear view of all of the ornaments. Plus, it's brilliant if your space is on the small side.

Read more at Domestically Blissful »

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Country Tabletop Tree

Max Kim-Bee

Give your living room a farmhouse feel by sticking a small tabletop tree in a galvanized tub. (You can do the same thing with your main tree, too.)

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Colorful Tree

Sugar & Cloth

The ornaments are cute and all, but the pom-pom tree topper is what really makes the biggest statement in this display.

Get the tutorial at Sugar & Cloth »

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Snowy White Tree

A Pumpkin & a Princess

If your flocked Christmas tree has seen better days, give it new life by wrapping it with fluffy white garland and adding white poinsettias in sparse areas.

Get the tutorial at A Pumpkin & A Princess »

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Pennant Mini Tree

Melanie Butcher

Take your school pride to the next level by sticking mini pennant flags with the names of your kids' colleges or high schools in this small tree.

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Pom-Pom Tree

Sugar & Cloth

You'll instantly feel more (holly) jolly once you place multi-colored pom-poms in your artificial tree. Who needs ornaments anyway?!

Get the tutorial at Sugar & Cloth »

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"Noel" Tree

Craftaholics Anonymous

Write out a short phrase that sums up the holiday season — noel, joy, love, faith and more — for a statement-making decoration.

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Get the tutorial at Craftaholics Anonymous »

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Yarn-Wrapped Tree

Mike Garten

Pops of pink on DIY ornaments and a pennant-style garland make this spruce extra merry.

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Jingle Bell Tree

Monica Buck

You know the saying "I'll be there with bells on"? This theme takes it quite literally – and the result is gorgeous.

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Christmas Card Tree

Monica Buck

Whether you display all the greetings that come through the mail or buy vintage postage at the store, this antique-style tree is bound to make the spirits bright.

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Pinecone Tree

Max Kim-Bee

Natural pinecones, gold pinecones, glitter pinecones: This fir has them all. (And we bet a few scented ones too, for good measure.)

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Bow-Topped Tree

Kate Sears

Red and white is tried and true, and here's proof: An eclectic assortment of snowflakes, turtle doves, stars, sleds and balls look perfectly coordinated in the same color scheme.

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Gold Medal Tree

With love of photography

Gold ornaments and bows make this arrangement a winner with or without tinsel.

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Cornucopia Tree

Michel Arnaud

Crowned with a twig star and wrapped with a garland of red burlap, this towering tree packs in the DIY treats: dried orange slices, walnuts gilded with gold paint, mini cranberry wreaths and more.

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White Christmas Tree

Michael Partenio

You'll be tempted to play Bing Crosby's classic Christmas tune when decorating this frosty wonderland. DIY paper doves and a pinecone topper, and fill in the gaps with snowflake ornaments and silver ribbon.

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Small Christmas Tree

Sian Richards

Dress this pint-size version with just as much garland, ribbon and ornaments as you'd like.

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Santa Claus Tree

Michael Partenio

Pay homage to the man in the red suit by hanging tiny hats and belt buckle ornaments on a classic evergreen. The crowning touch for this Santa-centric tannenbaum: a classic fur-lined hat.

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We Three Kings Tree

Michael Partenio

Blue, purple and gold don't usually appear together during the holidays, but this Magi-inspired fir proves that jewel tones are a holiday must.

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Peppermint Candy Tree

MIchael Partenio

Aqua accents take the traditional color combo to the next level. Tape together garlands of wrapped mints and hang old-school ribbon candy to make things even sweeter.

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Bright Green Tree

Michael Partenio

When there's lots of evergreen around, shades of lime and mint feel like a breath of fresh air. Pair verdant trimmings with a classic gold star and silver wrapping paper for subtle shimmer.

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Black and White Tree

Just Destiny

Put a twist on a classic color scheme by decorating your Christmas tree with striped ribbons and golden ball ornaments.

See more at Just Destiny »

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Flower Power Tree

Design Love Fest

If you're already over the cold, snowy days, this colorful flower bomb of a tree will warm your heart all winter long.

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Get the tutorial at Design Love Fest »

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Merry and Musical Tree

A Thoughtful Place

Hang your favorite Christmas carol with a custom garland, made with glittery letters and red ribbon.

See more at A Thoughtful Place »

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Countdown Tree

Tatertots & Jello

A spin on the traditional Advent calendar, this Christmas tree is a bold, colorful way to count down the days until the holiday.

See more at Tatertots & Jello »

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Relaxed and Rustic Tree

Fynes Designs

Instead of purchasing brand-new ornaments, DIY your own with birch sticks, acorns and burlap.

See more at Fynes Design »

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Seaside Tree

Sand & Sisal

Rope garland and DIY sand dollar ornaments are great starting points for nautical Christmas decor. Add in some soft blue tones and netting for a full-on look.

See more at Sand & Sisal »

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Christmas Carol Tree

Kara's Party Ideas

Mini drums, snippets of lyrics and some silhouette ornaments make up this Little Drummer Boy-inspired tree.

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Nordic Noël Tree

Michael Partenio

Embrace the hygge lifestyle with a Scandinavian-styled tree. Better yet, hit up your favorite Swedish retailer (IKEA, of course!) for sheepskin rugs instead of a tree skirt.

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Green Greetings Tree

Design Dazzle

Going vertical, use the same green patterned ribbon throughout your tree as you do on the presents that sit underneath the tree.

Get the tutorial at Design Dazzle »

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Blue Frosted Tree

Censational Girl

The soft colors— blue, silver and white — make for an easy-on-the-eyes Christmas tree display.

Get the tutorial at Censational Girl »

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Unusual Snowman Tree

Crafty Morning

Instead of infusing your tree with a theme or color palette, give it serious personality by turning it into a jolly snowman.

Get the tutorial at Crafty Morning »

Amanda Garrity Amanda Garrity is a lifestyle writer and editor with over seven years of experience, including five years on staff at Good Housekeeping, where she covered all things home and holiday, including the latest interior design trends, inspiring DIY ideas and gift guides for any (and every) occasion.

Alyssa Gautieri Associate Lifestyle Editor Alyssa Gautieri (she/her) is the associate lifestyle editor for Good Housekeeping, where she covers all things home and interior design.

67 Christmas Tree Decoration Ideas

Monica Buck

It's time to switch it up from the same old Christmas decorations you use to adorn your tree every year. If you feel like your tree could use a little refresh this holiday season, you're in the right place. We rounded up some fun Christmas tree decorations to inspire your tree direction this year. Whether you want it to look understated, rustic, glam, totally over-the-top, colorful, or all-natural, one of these Christmas tree decor ideas is sure to give you major inspiration.

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Cover It in Ornaments

For an eclectic, over-the-top display that screams Christmaximalism, completely cover your tree with ornaments and lights. The lack of green space and variety of ornaments will fascinate anyone who even glimpses at it. Place the tree in a painted vessel as designer Matthew Bees did here for an unexpected touch.

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Annie Schlechter

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Use Metallic Leaves

Pare back on ornaments in favor of metallic leaf accents, bunches of orange berries, and natural garland. Boost the overall chic look with a white faux fur tree skirt.

SHOP NOW Glittered Bay Leaves, $56

Anastasiia KrivenokGetty Images

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Focus on Neutrals

Brown, tan, and beige ornaments with spherical and bell shapes give this Christmas tree a welcoming feel. Garland and ornaments above it make up for the lack of a tree topper.

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Turn Sugar Cookies Into Ornaments

Bake your own ornaments with leftover cookie dough. Use food coloring pens to draw on them, or leave them blank for a natural look. Remember to cut a hole into each one so that you can attach metallic string to it for easy hanging.

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Add Texture

Break up simple ornaments with textural pieces, like a thick white garland, faux flowers, and frosted branches as San Diego-based designer Nikki Klugh once did for her tree.

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Anastasiia KrivenokGetty Images

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Play With Shapes

From stars and hearts to cacti and presents, this tree is packed with wooden ornaments in multiple shapes. Globe lights give the frosted tree a dreamy glow.

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Lean Into Barbiecore

Anyone who is into Barbiecore and disco balls needs to combine the two trends to create the most vibrant, shiny Christmas tree yet. Add small white ball ornaments for a bit of contrast.

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Gordon Beall

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Make It Purple

Forgo classic red and green ornaments for purple and pink ones. Take the unexpected look a step further by doing it on a small tree placed on a pedestal.

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Maximize Florals

Faux poinsettias in brown and silver tones give this Christmas tree fullness. Classic ball ornaments and dove-shaped ones complete the look.

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Erica George Dines

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Opt for Teal

Teal ornaments stand out on this tree in a cozy living room. Matching presents with brown paper and burlap accents give it a whimsical yet organic feel.

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Go for a Frosted Theme

If a frosted tree is a little too much for you, opt for frosted ornaments. Incorporate frosted pinecones and gold and white ornaments with an ombré effect.

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Let Other Decor Stand Out

Take a minimal route with a frosted faux tree decorated with a few green ball ornaments. With a simple and sophisticated tree, the rest of your home's Christmas decor will stand out—from your tablescape to your mantel.

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Annie Schlechter

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Go Classic

It doesn't get more timeless than a Fraser fir trimmed with an angel topper, red ribbon, and classic ornaments. And of course, string lights!

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She Keeps A Lovely Home

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Use Citrus Fruit

Use dried citrus fruit along with purple roses and other natural accents for an elegant, plastic-free tree this year.

Get the tutorial at She Keeps A Lovely Home.

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Make It Ombré

This gradient rainbow tree is anything but drab. Stray away from classic red and green accents and incorporate the entire rainbow. Start with pink and red on the bottom and end with glowing gold ornaments on top near the star.

See more at Inspired By Charm.

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Pernille Loof

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Stick With Blue & White

Forever committed to your favorite color palette? This room is proof you don't have to give it up for Christmas. Better yet, it's the ideal color scheme if you celebrate both Christmas and Hanukkah.

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David Hillegas

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Go for Southwestern Chic

It's the opposite of a winter wonderland. The American Southwest inspired this festive space. Turns out, cactus ornaments and sunset-colored gift wrap provide plenty of Christmas cheer.

See more at Country Living.

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Gordon Beall

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Decorate With Sweets

Skip the traditional ornaments and decorate your tree with cookies, ribbon candy, gumdrops, and other delicious candies that people can eat right off the tree.

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Pom Pom It Up

These pom pom ornaments will make any tree look like it came straight out of Whoville. Make it multi-color or stick with one color throughout.

See more at Sugar & Cloth.

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Old-Fashioned Allure

Candles give a Christmas tree old-fashioned charm. To avoid a serious fire hazard, though, use candle lights instead of the real deal.

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Add Some Berries

Keep it simple and decorate your tree with a few sprigs of red berries. It will add an earthy, fresh look to your living room.

See more at Sugar and Charm.

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Cottage in the Oaks

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Show Off Your Family Photos

Use your tree as an excuse to show off family photos! You can turn them into Polaroid-style snaps or design them to look like tags with festive strings attached.

See more at Cottage in the Oaks.

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Have a White Christmas

Skip the tree full of ornaments and opt for a simple frosted white tree with a garland instead. You'll have your Christmas decorating done in seconds with this one!

See more at Sugar & Cloth.

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Make DIY Paper Ornaments

These paper candles are insanely chic and perfect if you're looking for a longer project to work on as opposed to buying clip-on candle lights.

Get the tutorial at The House That Lars Built.

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Use Plum Hues

If you want to keep to traditional holiday colors but are so over red, try plum. It's a similar shade, but slightly more jewel-toned.

See more at Lia Griffith.

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Add Some Pink

Switch it up with pink this year. Pair pink ornaments with a fake white tree–along with a touch of gold–and you'll be set.

See more at Emily Henderson.

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Monogram It

If you love a good monogram, this one is for you. Mix in some initials with your ornaments this year. You can add one for every family member, roommate, or pet.

See more at Old Brand New.

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Try Scandinavian Style

Go for a Scandinavian-style Christmas display this year. The minimalist aesthetic is totally gorgeous but still cozy for the holidays.

See more at Homey Oh My.

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Put Your Tree in a Window

If you place your tree in front of a window, you'll be able to see it from the outside, too. Everybody wins!

See more at Emily Henderson.

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Mix in Metallics

Wrap your presents in silver and gold paper to match the metallic accents in your tree decor. The sheen below the tree will help it stand out even more.

See more at Lia Griffith.

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75 Christmas tree decoration ideas for 2023: creating a New Year's mood

With the approach of the new year, many people are trying to decorate their homes. This helps to fill the premises with a festive atmosphere, adding even more comfort. It is important to decorate the Christmas tree for the new year in 2023 harmoniously. Therefore, you should use the recommendations so that the symbol of the holiday is decorated correctly and beautifully.

The eve of such a holiday as the New Year always turns into the most wonderful time, because it at least briefly returns adults to the period of childhood, and gives children the opportunity to experience the feeling of a fairy tale.

The coming year will be held under the sign of the Bull, when decorating the New Year tree in 2023, this should be taken into account.

Contents

  • 1 How to hang toys on the New Year 2023 Christmas tree - photos, ideas
  • 2 How to decorate a Christmas tree for the New Year
  • European style-2023 (photos, options, modern ideas)
  • 5 Christmas tree in a marine style-2023 (photos, options, fashion ideas)
  • 6 Christmas tree decoration in Provence style 2023 (photo)
  • 7 Snowmen to decorate the Christmas tree, photo
  • 8 Christmas tree in country style 2023 (photo)
  • 9 Longitudinal arrangement of toys on the Christmas tree
  • 10 in 2023?
  • 11 Eco-style Christmas tree 2023 (photo)
  • 12 50 original Christmas tree decor options for the New Year 2023:
    • 12. 1 See also

How to hang toys on the New Year 2023 Christmas tree - photos, ideas

Start with large toys. They can be placed at the bottom of the Christmas tree or evenly around its entire perimeter. The final choice is up to you, based on your own taste. You can create the effect that the toys, like in a pyramid, increase in size closer to the crown. Or they will hang in a checkerboard pattern. Do not place nearby products that match in shade, size or shape.

Jewelry colors should be bright and catchy.

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How to decorate a Christmas tree for the new year

The character of the coming year is of key importance. This time it's the White Metal Bull. Keep in mind that he prefers naturalness, is distinguished by strength and assertiveness. The color scheme may include white tone, shades of beige or brown. For a Christmas tree, white or a natural palette of green is suitable. The Christmas tree should be distinguished by restraint, no frills. Give up or reduce the amount of tinsel. And certainly no red color - why piss off the bull?

Give preference to natural decorations like cones, fruits, nuts.

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It is important to decide in advance on the style of the Christmas tree. It must be fully combined with the overall design of the room. Therefore, it is worth relying on your own preferences and the organicity of the chosen style entering the overall picture of the house. There are many design options. It is important to consider each in order to choose the most suitable. Most often they stop at the classics, but there are other decor options.

When decorating a festive interior, you need to use as many shiny objects, tinsel, sparkling New Year's garlands as possible.

Please the owner of the year, and he will give you good luck and success in various areas of life.

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European-style Christmas tree-2023 (photos, options, modern ideas)

Has a luxurious look and is popular. The key features are the elegance of the created image and its restraint. Bows, angels and balls are suitable for decoration. Be sure to have a consistent color palette. More often you can find elements that have the same shape. Do not combine more than three tones in one composition. Bows are often used white. Elements of blue, silver or golden hue can be added to them.

In order for your green beauty to look as stylish and bright as possible, you can use the basic algorithms for decorating her.

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If you want to surprise your guests and add originality to the overall design, you should choose a marine style. Such a tree will look very unusual. Toys and decor elements can be made with your own hands. To do this, you will need shells, pebbles from the sea, figures and pictures of the inhabitants of the sea. Everything related to the marine theme can be used. The composition will look unusual, original and beautiful.

Most often, Christmas balls are hung in a chaotic, random order, garlands are wound around, and the tree seems to be ready.

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Provence-2023 Christmas tree decoration (photo)

Features a combination of pastel colors with natural materials. Looks very gentle. For jewelry, light colors, such as blue or lavender, are suitable. The decor consists of balls, bows, snowflakes. You can add small snowmen and Christmas trees.

There are several rules that can turn a Christmas tree into a real work of art.

Handmade jewelry looks great. It is important to observe the measure. There should not be a flashy composition. The Christmas tree should exude tenderness and tranquility, filling the house with a soft, cozy atmosphere.

Do not forget about the competent selection of shades of decorations, dressing up a festive tree.

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Snowmen to decorate the Christmas tree, photo

A similar decoration is sold in the shop. But it is more interesting and exciting to make snowmen yourself. You can enlist the help of children. Fabric, cardboard, felt and even chocolate are suitable for manufacturing. If you have everything you need and skill, you can make a snowman out of wool. It will look very unusual and beautiful. Not only hung on the Christmas tree, but also presented to guests as a gift.

A beautifully decorated Christmas tree will create a festive atmosphere in the house and become the center of the New Year's interior.

New Year's preparations are a great opportunity to spend time with family and children, to captivate them with the process of creating New Year's toys with their own hands.

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A key feature is the maximum use of handmade jewelry. Therefore, you will have to show all the talent and imagination to create the decor with your own hands. You can connect all family members to the process and have a good time.

Luminous garland is an integral part of the New Year's decor.

Toys can be knitted, made from paper or cardboard, sewn. Make garlands and beads. Country reflects the rustic style, where natural materials and elements made by yourself are in priority.

Beautiful, shiny, elegant glass balls are the main element of a beautiful Christmas tree "outfit".

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Longitudinal arrangement of toys on the Christmas tree

Christmas tree toys can be placed in various ways. One option is longitudinal. According to this principle, a garland is also placed, fixed at the top and stretched along the branches to the base of the beauty.

You can hang garlands on a Christmas tree in three ways: vertically, horizontally (floor) and in a spiral.

If you do not want to arrange all the decorative elements in this way, tinsel can be tied with a bow and placed between passing lines. Looks original and beautiful.

The original idea of ​​decorating with balloons is in the order of rainbow colors.

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In what order should the Christmas tree be decorated in 2023?

The order of decorating the Christmas tree is shown in the table. It is recommended to stick to it so as not to forget anything and arrange everything correctly.

Beautiful, shiny, elegant glass balls are the main element of a beautiful Christmas tree "outfit".

Stages Description
Stage #1 Start by fixing the beauty. This is especially true if there is a small child or animals that can knock down the Christmas tree. Therefore, it is important to take care of reliability. A heavy metal stand will do. You can hide it from the eyes with tinsel.
Stage #2 Then go to the garland. Make sure it is correct first. It should be wrapped around the structure so that you can conveniently reach the outlet and turn it on.
Stage #3 Proceed to the main design, using decorative elements prepared in advance. Toys must be placed evenly so that there are no gaps in the composition. But it's not worth covering everything completely. Otherwise, the tree itself simply will not be visible.
Stage #4 The final step is the design of the crown. It all depends on the chosen style. You can place a star, pike or a beautiful, large bow.

Thanks to the different colors of the balls, you can create completely unexpected Christmas tree “dresses”.

Beads are a fashionable trend for decorating a festive fir-tree.

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Eco-style Christmas tree-2023 (photo)

A feature of this design is moderation and maximum simplicity. The minimum number of colors, a variety of materials. The ideal option is not a purchased Christmas tree, but one made by you personally from improvised means.

Do not use an excessive amount of toys - everything should be in moderation.

Forest beauty should look beautiful, but modest. Without pomp and pomposity. This decor is perfect for families with children. After all, you can make a Christmas tree and decorations for it with your own hands.

To create a unique piece of jewelry, you are not limited in your fantasies.

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How to decorate the Christmas tree in 2022 Tiger: 76 New Year's ideas

New Year's mood really comes when a coniferous beauty appears in the house and it's time to dress her up. Every time you want to do it in a special way. In the article we tell you how to decorate a Christmas tree in 2022: from classic options to fresh trends. And, of course, we share ideas on how to please the symbol of the coming year.

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Trendy Christmas tree decoration ideas

General rules
Which spruce to choose
— Extended
— Spreading
— Mini
— White
Symbol of 2022
— Colors
— Shapes, materials
Fashion styles
— Eco
— Scandi
— Minimalism
- Retro

Let's start with simple tips that will tell you how to properly decorate a Christmas tree in 2022.

  • Match the size of the room and the Christmas plant. In a small room, a huge spruce will create a feeling of crowding, and a small tree in a pot in a large area will not look spectacular.
  • Consider the color scheme: it should in general terms overlap with the palette of the room, or at least not contradict it.
  • Decoration of the Christmas tree for the New Year should be combined with the overall style of the room. In a lush classic living room, a modest Christmas tree with restrained Scandi decor will be lost. And vice versa: a richly decorated tree in a modern minimalist interior will look strange and out of place.
  • You can place the tree anywhere in the room. The main thing is that there is enough space around for passage, otherwise the household will constantly touch the branches, which is not only bad for the plant, but also increases the risk of falling toys. Also, do not put the tree close to the battery - it will dry out quickly. Scheme for Feng Shui fans: the center of the room is its energy core, which is responsible for health and vitality. The far left corner will provide financial well-being, the left neighbor will give new acquaintances. In the right corner is a zone of privacy and harmony.
  • If there are children and animals in the house, make sure that they do not tip over the spruce and do not accidentally break the glass decor. If possible, use unbreakable toys for decoration.
  • It is better to start the decoration process with a garland, then move on to toys. First, large items are hung - the lower and middle parts are suitable for them. Then, above, small toys are placed, the top can be decorated with a star or a bow.
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In this paragraph, we will not touch on the choice between a living and artificial tree - this is always an individual decision. Consider what shape, size and color the main character of the holiday can be.

Elongated

Elongated A-line is the classic form of the Christmas tree. The broad lower legs become progressively smaller and eventually narrow upwards. This form is inherent in living plants, so it is most often imitated by artificial counterparts.

This option is quite compact, looks stylish, suitable for any standard apartment or studio, including a small one.

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Spreading

If space permits, you can choose the opposite of the first form - spreading spruce with large fluffy legs. Usually, in this case, a living tree is chosen, which is characterized by natural asymmetry.

This shape is for large spaces, it is best to put the tree in the center of the room, decorate it abundantly and put presents around in a beautiful package.

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Small

If there is very little space in the apartment or you do not want to bother with a large tree, you can replace it with a small coniferous plant in a pot or - if it is artificial - on a stand. This solution has several significant advantages: saving space; costs less than full-size counterparts; mobility - decoration can be placed anywhere and moved at any time; less decor required; no laborious cleanup required afterwards.

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You can add small ribbons or bows, mini bells. It is worth beating the bottom of the plant: it can be a beautiful planter, a metal bucket, a wide vase or a wicker basket.

Most often, a mini tree is placed on a table, window sill, dresser or fireplace. So that it does not look lonely there, it is worth supplementing the composition with other New Year's elements. You can put candles nearby (watch out for safety!), compact gifts, figurines of Santa Claus, a snowman, animals and birds, as well as any other themed decor.

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White

If you use an artificial tree, you can experiment not only with the shape, but also with the color. Now white spruces are especially popular, which already decorate the interior by themselves and look really fabulous. They will fit into any environment, regardless of the style and size of the room, and will immediately attract the eye.

How to decorate a white Christmas tree
  • Decide whether you want to use a light base as a backdrop for bright accents or keep the whole palette discreet. In the first case, use multi-colored contrasting balls of the same shape. In the second, it is better to choose 1-2 colors and their shades - this way you get an interesting monochrome.
  • If the focus is not on colors, you can experiment with shapes and types of jewelry. Let them all be, for example, creamy golden, but differ in silhouette and size, textures.
  • Depending on the general palette and shade of artificial needles, the light in the garland can be cold or warm white. A cold tone will create an atmosphere of a fairytale forest, and a warm one, especially in combination with candles and subdued lighting in the room, will add coziness.
  • Golden and silver, blue, beige, blue, red and black balls look good against the background of white twigs. Whites will be lost if you do not dilute them with other shades and textures. So that the composition does not look clumsy, choose 2-3 colors, no more.
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How to decorate your house for the New Year 2022: stylish ideas for rooms and yard

Despite the fact that, according to the Eastern calendar, the Tiger will come to us only in February, you need to meet him in advance. The patron of the coming year is unusual - the Black (or Blue) Water Tiger. This name alone says a lot, and you should build on it when thinking about what colors to decorate the Christmas tree in 2022 and what materials to choose.

Color range

The Water Tiger does not like bright, aggressive colors, so it is better to refuse scarlet, burgundy, bright yellow and deep purple. And here's what you can use.

  • Black, white, grey.
  • Beige and gold tones.
  • Silver, bronze, copper.
  • All shades of blue and blue.
  • Green, turquoise, mint.

You can use red, but choose soft, preferably matte textures and muted shades of color.

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Forms and materials

Since the Tiger this year is not simple, but Watery, give preference to light, flowing lines. Suitable long garlands wrapped around the trunk and branches, rain, elongated toys. The composition should flow from top to bottom in a spiral, like the flow of water in a river.

The Tiger will also like jewelry made from natural materials and with a slight sheen of precious metals: silver, white and yellow gold. It is better to use 2-3 textures in the decor, because there should be no fussiness and excessive variegation.

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Eco

Going green is a sure trend that will only gain momentum in the coming years. This style is characterized by the use of natural materials and the rejection of plastic. For inspiration, interior designers take nature, its colors, textures and silhouettes. Here's how to beautifully decorate a Christmas tree in an eco-style.

  • Decor made from natural materials - wood, clay, paper, fabric, rattan, straw, bamboo, etc.
  • Cones, coffee beans, acorns, dried fruits, cinnamon sticks as accessories.
  • DIY decorations - you can make stars, snowflakes, houses, simple lanterns with your own hands.
  • We refuse plastic balls, rain, beads.
  • Kraft paper (best recycled) for gift boxes.
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Scandi

Unlike eco-style, Scandi is not a new trend, but an already established classic. The philosophy of Nordic design has taken root in our latitudes, and New Year's decor in this style is also very popular.

To decorate the Christmas beauty, it is better to use natural or at least environmentally friendly materials. The decor should be restrained, the color scheme should be calm, a small amount of bright accents is acceptable. The obligatory elements of Christmas Scandi can be described as follows.

  • Images or figurines of reindeer.
  • Wooden and fabric decorations.
  • Forest birds and animals.
  • Elements of wildlife - cones, chestnuts, twigs.
  • Bells.
  • Toys or candle garland.
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  • Use small amounts of concise decorations.
  • As in the design of the space, textures and natural colors come to the fore. The Christmas tree is beautiful in itself, so it does not need excessive decoration. Refuse bright rain, complex-shaped decorations and iridescent large balls.

    Simple accessories in monochrome or restrained natural tones will do. You can add balls with toys made of paper or wood, as well as a garland with one-color light bulbs. In the gallery there are photos of minimalistically decorated Christmas trees for inspiration.

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    Retro

    If warm nostalgia is more your thing, then retro style remains in trend. You can decorate a Christmas tree in the Western or Soviet style - whichever is closer to you. In the first case, be inspired by old Christmas movies and vintage posters, in the second case, be inspired by your childhood and "grandmother's" Soviet aesthetics. Of the decorations, the following will do.